250 stray cattle impounded in one week; ₹ 3.75L fine collected

According to civic body data, during the last 7 days between September 7 and September 13, as many as 242 stray cattle were impounded and a total of Rs 3.75 lakh has been collected from the cattle owners as penalty.
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CHENNAI: Continuing action against stray cattle menace in the city, the Greater Chennai Corporation has impounded more than 240 stray cattle in a week.

According to civic body data, during the last 7 days between September 7 and September 13, as many as 242 stray cattle were impounded and a total of Rs 3.75 lakh has been collected from the cattle owners as penalty.

Of the total stray cattle impounded, 42 were impounded from Teynampet and Adyar zones. Recently, the civic body had introduced stringent rules against stray cattle. Owners should get signatures from zonal health officers, assistant veterinary officers, sanitary inspectors and concerned police inspectors to release their cattle.

Once caught, the stray cattle would be taken to Pudupet and Perambur impounds and a penalty of Rs 1,550 will be collected from the owners for each cow.

The civic body has constituted teams in all the 15 zones with 10 members each to impound stray cattle. As per the rules, the civic body will impound stray cattle and impose a penalty of Rs 1,550 to the owners.

On the other hand, the civic body has intensified on-street parking management in T Nagar pedestrian plaza. Vishu Mahajan, Chennai Corporation deputy commissioner (revenue and finance), along with police officials, inspected the plaza. Vehicles that were parked at unauthorised spots have been locked and penalties were imposed against the owners.

The civic body has notified the pedestrian plaza as premium parking space and parking charges have been fixed at Rs. 60 per hour for four-wheelers and Rs 15 per hour for two-wheelers.

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