The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has plans to create a dedicated pet park with amenities such as pet grooming, an off-leash area for dogs and cats to stretch, a veterinary clinic with facilities for surgery. , a playground and stalls selling pet food and accessories. There will also be a dog track and an area for running, swimming and digging.
According to Alok Singh, director of the horticulture department of MCD Sud, the civic body often receives complaints from people about pet dogs entering and disturbing the parks of the colony: “So we decided to create a park exclusively. for pets, where owners can bring their dogs.
Singh said there would be specialist people in the park to prevent fights from breaking out between pets.
The civic body has identified parks in Dwarka and Jangpura and a location will be finalized soon.
A senior official said work for the project will be awarded soon, as the civic body is making “serious efforts” to put the idea into practical form by the end of the year and launch it by the end of the year. March.
The official said the concept of developing such a facility was inspired by the dog parks of Bengaluru and Greater Hyderabad. Once opened, the pet park will be the first such facility in all of Delhi-NCR, he said.
Visitors will have to pay a fee which remains to be determined. SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti said: “People will have a park dedicated to their pets. Many facilities and activities accepting animals will be developed.
The park will also have a space dedicated to defecation. Garbage bag dispensers to collect waste and covered bins for disposal will also be installed, an official said.
“The park will have a cafeteria and gazebos for visitors to relax while their pets play and socialize. A parking space will also be created, ”said the official.