Early morning the first thing what we all end up doing is reading the newspaper.
But the post on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 took our breathe away. Its was by Geeta Desai.
We all were So Proud 2 see Bosco’s Pic On Mumbai Mirror Front Page.. Woooooowwww… ;D..
But the News Is No Where Connected 2 My Baby’s Behaviour lol ;P 😀
Because he believes in crazy cleanliness
This was the article : WOW Bosco on the front page 🙂
BMC moved to take action after residents refuse to clean up pet poop. It’s ruining our Rs 26 crore beautification efforts, says civic body
Bosco Walking With Grace 🙂
Journalist Tavleen Singh, who some years ago got into demonstrative contretemps with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation when she refused to clean up after her dog, will no longer be allowed to walk her pet on Marine Drive.
Fed up with Mumbaikers’ blatant lack of civic sense and disregard for hygiene, the BMC has decided to ban walking pets on the four kilometre stretch from Land’s end to Chowpatty. India‘s most famous promenade was recently beautified by the MMRDA at a cost of Rs 26 crore.
“The ban proposal has been sanctioned by the municipal commissioner Jairaj Phatak and we will impose it after October 22 as we must wait till the election code of conduct is over,” said Sunil Dhamane, assistant municipal commissioner.
Civic officials say their repeated pleas to citizens who walk their pets on Marine Drive to ensure that they did not dirty the newly-beautified promenade have fallen on deaf ears. “The entire four kilometre stretch is littered with dog poop causing nuisance to joggers, walkers and visitors. What’s the use if even after spending all that money the promenade can’t remain beautiful?” asked an irate civic official.
In August this year BMC had through advertisements in newspapers appealed to Marine Drive residents asking them to scoop their dog’s poop. The civic body even sought public opinion on the subject of banning pets from the promenade but received only one response.
“Just one Marine Drive resident requested us not to implement the ban but since there has been no change in the conduct of the residents-they continue to let their pets dirty the promenade, we have decided to go ahead with the ban,” added Dhamane.
Residents and pet owners however are not happy with the civic body’s decision. They feel if it wanted to force people to clean up after their pets, the BMC needed to provide proper disposal system at convenient distances.
“Where is the place in the city to walk your pet?” asked Chandrika Javeri, a resident of Chowpatty who had come with her pet to the promenade on Monday evening. Javeri feels if the BMC wants to enforce the law it should also provide litter bins so that people will not throw wrappers, plastic bags and leftovers on the stretch.
“It is our duty to maintain the beauty and dignity of our city. I collect my dog’s poop in the paper and then put it in the plastic bag. I never get embarrassed doing that because I am doing my bit to keep the city clean,” said Javeri, showing the polythene bag that she was carrying. Javeri has two Labradors, Auric and Asterix and she walks them on Marine Drive twice a day.
Love Till Internity
Another pet owner Kalpana Shroff admitted that her two-year old Labrador Jack often urinated on the promenade, but she did not allow him to defecate. “My dog is quite disciplined with his other habits. I make sure he defecates at home before leaving for a walk. It’s unfair to launch a complete ban only because of few careless dog owners,” she said.
But Gautam Thadani, a resident of Framroz Court at Marine Drive welcomed the BMC’s decision. “When people do not adhere to rules, authorities are justified in taking such action. I will train my pug, Duke, in some other place, if BMC the were to enforce such a law. When we can spend so much on dogs for their salons and vet fees and treat them as our family members, why should we be ashamed to clean their poop?” Thadani added.
According to the BMC’s cleanliness and sanitation bylaws of 2006, a pet owner has to clean up after their pet or face a fine of Rs 500. The law does not allow animal poop to be thrown into public dustbins. The Clean Up Marshals deployed by the civic body keep vigil on the promenade and fine the pet-owners who violate the regulations. But the four kilometre stretch of Marine Drive is too long a belt to keep a permanent vigil on, said a civic official.
This brought a lot of anger in the Marine Drive Promenade Group. This was surely written for the love of dogs 🙂
We the resident of marine drive are very surprised that the MMRDA beautification project of Rs.26crore is ruined by “Some leftover dog’s poop by irresponsible owners” but not by “the bursting of crackers & the black burnt mark…s left by them all over the place”.we today even saw d box’s of the crackers being burnt on the sitting area where we all resident sit.
The BMC official have problems lifting d left over poop by “some pet owners” but they are OK with a long path line of leftover crackers, burnt marks of crackers as well as d marks left by the box’s were burnt.Isn’t it surprising ???
According to them banning of dog’s is a step to maintain the beauty.. so why dint they stop the bursting of crackers.Dint they know what side-effects would that create? Dint they know that the black burnt marks would stay for long & be such a misery to look at?
They are all set to punish every pet owners,even who pick up the poop since years,just because of some pet owners who don’t wish to pick it up.
Till I, my family & my friends have seen since the past 2-3years… dog poops are hardly there.. & if they are, they are only in the plant section or under the tree which is hardly even visible for the beautification to get ruined.
Burning marks don’t ruin the Rs.26 crore project but dog’s poop under some tree ruins the whole marine drive ????? isn’t this weird ????
Aren’t there many other important issue to look at regarding irresponsible human being shitting, spitting, urinating, etc etc all over the city ???
Grow Up people… Hats Off to BMC & MMRDA who use their weird logic’s on such things !!!
If you can BAN the dogs at Marine drive… why don’t u provide us with a place where we can take them.
Do you have an answer now BMC Official’s who suggested this ban ??????
After a lot of controversies… finally the Marine Drive resident took a stay-order on BMC ban
Finally the could ease up & take their pets to the place they love…
Marine Drive Sea-Face !!!
But Pets & Owners…..Don’t Forget… Lift The Left-over !!!