CITY BEATS

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR
Port Blair
13 Nov 2017

Stray cattle impounded
Following complaints from motorists and general public, the Municipal Council on Monday swung into action by impounding stray cattle loitering on city roads. As per reports, the civic team seized many stray cattle from Dairyfarm Junction area and moved them to nearby Cattle Pounds. Owners of the livestock will now be required to pay appropriate penalty to get the animals released. “The civic body should continue such drives in other parts of the city as well. Stray cattle menace has become a major source of discomfort for the urban population disrupting free movement of traffic and causing accidents. Livestock owners should also be issued strict warning them to refrain from letting their animals stray on the roads here,” said a Dairyfarm resident.

Rickety poles replaced
Facing flak in the local media for poor rickety and precariously tilted electricity poles in different parts of this territory posing threat to commuters, the Electricity Department has finally initiated steps to replace the dangerous structures in the city. On Monday, workers of the Power Department replaced a badly damaged electricity pole at Japan road, Dairfarm bringing respite for the people in the area. “The insecure power poles built of concrete or steel with numerous electrical fitting and dangling high tension wires installed in different parts of the city are either damaged or have outlived their life. They have become one major cause of disruption of power supply and pose a risk to the lives of commuters and people residing in the vicinity. The Electricity department should continue the drive and replace all dangerous power poles in these islands,” claims Dilli Rao, a Japan road resident.