New Town authority to ban cattle straying on roads

6 Mar 2018

The New Town Kolkata Development Authority will impose a ban on cattle straying on the roads to prevent accidents and the assembly passed an amendment to the existing Act for the purpose today. Urban development minister Firhad Hakim said that cattle from neighbouring areas were causing nuisance and were becoming potential threat to road safety. According to the Bill, such free influx of cattle within the periphery the New Town needed to be controlled to ensure safety of the citizens.
Keeping this mind, he said that cattle straying into the area would be seized and kept in an enclosure to be created for cows and goats. Bringing in the amendment to the New Town, Kolkata Development Authority Act, the Bill also contained provisions that no person would be allowed to use any land within the area for keeping horse, cattle, pig, dog or any quadruped or any kind of bird for any purpose. The chairman of the civic authority would also have the power to destroy such cattle in case there was a threat of spread of disease or suspected to be suffering from rabies, Hakim said. (PTI)