Suryakant Jena

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation on Thursday banned the movement of cattle on road in the city.

A notice has been issued by the civic authorities directing cattle owners and rearers to ensure they don’t allow their cattle to roam hither and thither in the city.

The BMC has said it is concerned about the stray cattle menace which is increasingly causing traffic obstruction, death due to accidents on road and evasion of tourist places like Lingaraj temple.

It is observed that several of the road accidents are caused due to direct vehicular hits to the animal or because the driver of the vehicle had to turn to avoid hitting the animals on road, BMC observed in a notice.

Animals on the road are accident prone and pose much problems during the night when the visibility becomes poor and movement of the traffic goes faster.

In order to deal with the issue, BMC has announced that henceforth cattle movement on road in the city limits is banned.

Persons allowing their cattle to roam in the city road under the jurisdiction of BMC will be treated as illegal. Such cattle will be lifted and maintained at the AWC at Jamukoli, AWC at Jatni Municipality and Govind Go Sevashram, Puri, the civic body said in a notice.

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