Hyderabad is all set to inaugurate India’s first international standard dog park near Radisson Hotel in Gachibowli. The park is spread across an area of 1.3 acres and located at a prime hub in the city. It includes an exclusive play area for dogs, training and play equipment, an amphitheatre, a separate enclosure for small and big dogs, and benches shaped like bones for the owners to relax.
It’s India first park that to be developed to match international standards for pets. And it is also certified by the Kennel Club of India. It was earlier a small dump yard that was later converted into the park at a cost of Rs 1.1 crore.
Supposedly the park is the brainchild of IAS officer Harichandana, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Zonal Commissioner, who developed it on the lines of pet parks which are common abroad.
“The park has a dog training centre where certified professionals would train the pets. It also has a dog splash pool and an exclusive dog play area. There is a para-vet clinic where veterinary professionals would administer to the medical needs of the dogs. And for regular visitors, there is a separate walkway and benches to relax,” Rajendra Kumar, an official with the Urban Biodiversity Wing of the GHMC, told TNM.
The first park in India developed to international standards for pets & pet parents & certified by kennel club of India😊
Small dump yard has been converted into this park. Extent of 1.3 Acres, Located near Radisson Hotel, Kondapur & Developed with a cost of ₹1.1Cr pic.twitter.com/RoBLKLGXOv
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“Pet parks are common in foreign countries, but in India, we do not have any such facility and pets are usually not allowed into regular parks. We built the park on a dump yard that was lying barren and the entire set up took around 6 months to build. There is an entry ticket fee for both dogs and visitors to the park,” he added.
The park also has amenities for persons with disabilities and their dog helpers to exercise and enjoy outdoor activities without the fear of accidents. The park is likely to be opened to the public next week.
Reference: The news minute
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