Consultative board set up to deal with stray dog menace in Srinagar: Mayor

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, May 25: The City Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu today said that a consultative board has been set up to deal with the stray dog menace in Srinagar, which he said, has been there for the last over 20 years and is turning out to be challenging.
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Addressing a press conference here, the Mayor said that it is going to be a big program across the country and the SMC is expecting to have good results out of it.
“We have called the veterinary experts from SKUAST-K and in a month, we will start the campaign so that people roam around freely in the city,” he said.
He said that the board will meet next week and that there will be two meetings in a month. “I will be personally monitoring the progress. Till the tenure of municipal corporation ends, we should be able to deal with the issue,” he said.
Junaid said that if the program turns out to be successful, “within a few years, we will be rid of the menace of the stray dog.”
Concerning the macadamization, the Mayor accepted that the city roads are in shambles. “There is no denying to that,” he said.
Mayor said that the contractors are not ready to do the work of macadamization at the current rates and the matter has been taken up with the administration.
“I have talked to the Chief Secretary and the Government is going to revise the rates in a few days. We want to macadamize the lanes and by-lanes and that should begin within a month,” he said.