Nagpur: The problem of stray cattle is no taboo to commuters and pedestrians of the Second Capital of the State. Be it several prominent avenues, flyovers or interior roads, herds of stray cows and buffaloes roaming or seating often pose obstacles to traffic. Despite an alarming rise in the number of road accidents owing to the stray cattle, the concerned authorities have failed to curb the menace.
Issue raised by Adv. Akshay Samarth
(National Convenor,Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sangathan, All India Congress Committee) , according to him several commuters riding their two-wheelers have been injured after their vehicles skidded because of cow dung on the road. However, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and District Administration seem to be mute spectators to the issue.
The civic body is ill-equipped, with less man-power to impound large numbers of cattle. As a result, herds of stray animals roam freely on the busy streets causing hindrance to traffic.
According to commuters, they face the cattle menace on the thoroughfares quite frequently. While the unexpected appearance of the cattle on the road leaves people surprised, they cannot even be spotted if it is night time. Such incidents not only pose a grievous threat for humans but many animals end up with severe injuries attributed to such mishaps.