Residents of Dwarka sectors 13 and 14 say there has been a rise in the number of stray dogs in the area. Residents of Om Apartments, Kautilya Apartments, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Apartments and Radhika Apartments in Sector14 and Metro View Apartments and Netaji Subhash Apartments in Sector 13 claim the number of dog-bite cases has also gone up, as has littering inside the societies.
The RWAs have written to the municipal corporation and met with officials about the issue.
SS Chowhan, president of Radhika Apartments, said, “There is a black dog in our park that has bitten people. He gets especially aggressive around domestic helps. The situation is scary as far as this particular dog is concerned. We have informed the corporation officials about this but they say they can't do anything.”
Residents and RWAs mainly peg the problem on poor garbage management by civic bodies. President of Om Apartments, Rakesh Godara, said, “At any given point of time, you can see a heap of garbage in a corner of our society. Stray dogs are drawn to garbage because they need to forage for food. There is also a new litter of puppies in our society. How would that have happened had the corporation been carrying out its sterilisation work?”
Area councillor Shashi Tomar said he would write to the concerned department about this. "Something will soon be done," he added.
Stray dogs near the garbage heap in front of Om Apartments in Sector 14