The Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC) on Monday informed the Punjab and Haryana high court that it had floated e-tenders for engaging another non-governmental organisation (NGO) to conduct mass scale sterilisation of stray dogs in the city.
The MC submissions were made before the court of justice Rajan Gupta in an ongoing case related to increase in stray dog menace in the city.
The petition was filed by one Gurmukh in April, seeking directions to curb the stray dog menace.
The court has adjourned the case for November 17, as counsel for the petitioner, Kunal Mulwani, stated that the affidavit was silent on the queries raised during the hearing on November 3 about the implementation of the Nasik project in the city.
The MC had submitted that tendering evaluation process was underway. As per MC, the contractor would be performing 16-20 sterilisation operations per day and not less than 450 per month.
Medical officer health PS Bhatti in his affidavit had stated that there were about 7,800 stray dogs in the city, of which 40-50% had been sterilised. Bhatti had also stated that the MC was developing a space for the purpose at Sector 38 (West).