Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:15:00 GMT | By PTI

40 men in ape suits to scare monkeys away from Parliament complex

Forty trained men are scaring away monkeys from the parliament premises by posing as langurs, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said


40 men in ape suits to scare monkeys away from Parliament complex (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Various efforts are being made to tackle monkey and dog menace inside and around Parliament House, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

The various measures being taken to tackle monkey and dog menace include scaring the monkeys away by trained people who disguise themselves as langurs, urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu said in a written reply.

He said New Delhi Municipal Corporation has hired 40 young people for this purpose.

NDMC also acquired "Sure Shot" rubber bullet guns for scaring away the monkeys. A team of dog catchers visits the Parliament House and surrounding areas twice a week for catching unimmunized and unsterilized stray dogs.

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