Higher Chennai Company groups to impound stray cattle from tomorrow


Beginning Monday, particular groups of the Higher Chennai Company will patrol the roads the place accidents have been brought on incessantly by stray cattle.

Arterial roads, bus routes and congested streets in areas comparable to Villivakkam, Anna Nagar, Triplicane and Koyambedu have been recognized for the primary section of the patrolling by the automobiles of the particular groups that can spherical up stray cattle.

Following a gathering on Saturday, senior officers of the Company directed veterinary workers to impound stray cattle and guarantee humane therapy to them.

“A lot of the complaints about stray cattle have been reported in Royapuram, Thiru. Vi. Ka. Nagar, Teynampet and Kodambakkam zones. Automobiles will patrol roads from 8 a.m. to catch stray cattle,” mentioned an official of the Company. Based on estimates of the civic physique, the 15 zones of the town have 20,000 head of cattle. Most of the animals have been discovered straying on the highway, inflicting deadly accidents.

Motorists have complained about stray cattle on roads comparable to Kamarajar Salai, Walajah Street, Barathi Salai, Triplicane Excessive Street and Kaliammankoil Avenue in Koyambedu. Freeway stretches comparable to Poonamallee Excessive Street in Aminjikarai, Koyambedu and Maduravoyal have reported a lot of stray cattle throughout rush hour, disrupting site visitors.

The Company’s veterinary officers, who participated within the assembly, careworn on the necessity for exploring the choice of banning cattle in particular areas of the town the place frequent accidents have been reported. Senior officers rejected the thought. As an alternative, the patrol of roads to impound cattle will probably be improved throughout rush hour, with help from the police.

Officers careworn on the necessity for changing previous automobiles for impounding cattle, increasing the fleet of automobiles and growing manpower.

The conservancy inspectors and sanitary inspectors are prone to help the cattle raids.

The proprietor of the animal which has been impounded should pay ₹1,550 for 3 days. The animals that aren’t claimed by homeowners could be handed over to the Blue Cross, officers mentioned.

A complete of 65 cattle catchers and 15 automobiles will probably be a part of the groups that patrol the roads.

Raids have been carried out at 1,320 areas final yr to impound cattle. The civic physique has appealed to motorists to name helpline 1913 to criticism about stray cattle on the roads.


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