Pedestrians have expressed serious concern over presence of a large number of stray dogs at Residency Road and its adjoining areas in commercial hub Lal Chowk here.
A delegation of pedestrians and shopkeepers presence of stray dogs poses risk to them. "The canines chase people especially kids during evening endangering their lives. The dogs also chase vehicles and two-wheelers. It is ironical that Srinagar Municipal Corporation has failed to check the growing population of the dogs in the city-centre areas," they said.
A group of visitors to Press Enclave also made similar complaint. "Dozens of stray dogs are present in Press Enclave and adjoining parking area. We urge the SMC Commissioner to direct the concerned officers to take immediate measures to check the menace," they added.