Negligence of SMC about stray cattle
Surat: In two years’ time, the market department of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has managed to register just 4000 cattle, where according to the survey, Surat is having more than 20000 cattle and 932 owners. But only 250 owners have registered their cattle.
Before two years, the municipal commissioner had given the orders to complete the marking of all cattle within the city in three months.
A few days ago, Mayor asked for the report and he got to know that not much was done by the department. Only 4000 are registered. Maximum numbers of accidents on the road and traffic jams on road happen because of stray cattle occupies space on roads and blocking traffic.
The present municipal commissioner also has given orders to complete the tagging of more than 16000 stray cattle and if the cattle are found roaming on city roads, he ordered to charge fine.
According to the law, there must be only one cattle in 50 sq feet space, but owners tie 25 cattle in space of five cattle.