Penalty doubled, owners to pay Rs. 5,000 if animals stray
(Sourced from PTI)
The Noida Authority yesterday doubled the penalty imposed on owners of animals and cattle found roaming at public places and roads in the city, officials said. So far, a penalty of Rs. 2,500 is imposed on offenders, besides another Rs. 1,000, which is remitted with the authority. Now, they will be required to pay Rs. 5,000, the Noida Authority said in a statement.
"All owners are requested to keep their animals tied at appropriate spots, and not let them stray out in public places, which leads to accidents. Failing to keep them in appropriate places will fetch a penalty, and punitive proceedings could be initiated," the authority said.
The authority, providing the data of last few months, said that as many as 475 cattle have been captured, and shifted to a cow shelter in Sector 94 in the past six months. During the same period, 75 cattle owners approached officials to get their cattle released. The cow shelter is spread over an area of seven acres and has 1,325 cattle at present.