To avoid mishaps, Ludhiana MC ties radium bands around neck of stray cattle

To avoid mishaps, Ludhiana MC ties radium bands around neck of stray cattle

MC officials tie a reflective radium band around the neck of a stray bovine during a drive in Ludhiana. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, April 16

To avoid road mishaps due to stray cattle, the Municipal Corporation has started a drive to tie reflective radium band/collar around the necks of stray cattle.

The MC’s Veterinary Services in-charge Dr Harbans Dhalla said the drive was started from Dairy Complex on Hambran Road as per the directions of Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal.

He said they would tie bands/collars around the necks of 120 head of stray cattle during this phase. “We have planned to buy 3,000 more reflective radium bands for the next phase,” he added.

Notably, a number of mishaps have taken place due to stray cattle in the district. The MC official said these reflective radium bands would be helpful in avoiding road mishaps as such bands would make it easier for vehicle drivers to spot the cattle from far away.

Hundreds of stray cattle are roaming in various parts of the city. The stray cattle are commonly seen roaming near the uncovered garbage dump at Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Hambran Road, Jalandhar bypass, Tajpur Road, Chandigarh Road and many other parts of the city. The residents have been demanding from the MC to ensure shifting of the stray cattle from roads to shelters for a long time.

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