To curb the stray dog menace in the city, members of Federation of Residents Welfare Association (FONRWA) and R e sidents We l f a r e Associations of sectors 21, 25 conducted a meeting on Sunday.
Residents complained that these stray dogs have been posing a threat to them. They said that the number of stray dogs has been steadily increasing in the area. The sectors are fast turning into a haven for stray dogs. Besides, the residents said that these dogs had been giving a harrowing time to commuters, disrupting smooth flow of traffic in the area.
“Due to increasing population of stray dogs, many dogs get injured in road accidents. Many a time, commuters get injured in such accidents. Due to the menace, elderly and children in the sector fear venturing out on streets at night,” said NP Singh, president of FONRWA.
Members of the RWA of sectors 21, 25 and FONRWA have decided to approach the Central government to issue fund for sterilization of stray dogs. To reduce the human-animal conflict in the sector, they will also demand shelter homes for stray dogs so as.
Meanwhile, the residents said significant rise in cases of chain snatching is another major issue of concern here. To highlight the recent incidents of chain snatching and loot, a large number of people gathered to meet the police on Sunday.
During the meeting, the residents highlighted the poor policing system and demanded immediate arrest of the criminals soon.
“The circle officer – 3, Raj Kumar Mishra has promised to nab the perpetrators within three days. He said he would install barricades and check post with two policemen in Sector 50,” said Sanjeev Kumar of sector 51 RWA. The residents also appealed to officials of the Noida Authority to clear illegal structures spilling on to roads and vacant plots to minimise criminal activity in the areas.