TRICHY: Carrying forward the enforcement drive that commenced last month to penalise the cattle owners who let their livestock rule city roads, Srirangam zone officials of the Trichy Corporation seized 10 stray cattle from the busy roads on Tuesday.The corporation in November last year made announcements informing cattle owners in the city to confine their animals within their compounds and not to let the cattle enter the city roads.However, as complaints about stray cattle menace repeatedly cropped up from various parts of the city, officials with Srirangam zone constituted a team of sanitary officials and corporation workers. A total of Rs 7,000 was collected as penalties from cattle owners on Tuesday,” S Panneerselvam, sanitary inspector, Srirangam zone told TOI. “Cattle owners were penalised at the rate of Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 per animal seized. They seized 10 stray cattle from roads on Tuesday.The enforcement drive that commenced in the morning saw the team seizing 10 cattle, including three calves, from the Salai Road, Ammamandapam Road, and Moolathoppu.The animals were subsequently moved to the Srirangam zonal office.
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