With the aim of reducing the menace of stray dogs in posh south Delhi colonies, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) is about to start a sterilisation and vaccination drive.
The civic body has tied up with NGOs and the drive will begin on June 1.
In the month-long drive, stray dogs will be rounded up in vans and sterilised, after which they will be dropped off from from where they were picked up.
There are around 90,000 stray dogs in South Delhi and according to the corporation’s veterinary officials, they receive thousands of dog bite complaints every month.
Leader of the House in the SDMC, Subhash Arya, said the decision was taken after a meeting of the mayor of South Delhi, Savita Gupta and chairman designate of the Standing Committee, Rajesh Gehlot, with the head of the departments.
“The drive will be launched with the help of NGOs engaged in checking the population of stray dogs and keeping a record of the number of dog bites,” said Arya.