Panchkula: With city’s gaushalas packed to the capacity, thousands of bovine animals have made the road their home, claiming lives of motorists every now and then. Also the Municipal Corporation Panchkula is yet to process their plan which is their in the pipeline of setting up new gaushalas in the region.
Thousands of cows and bulls have not only made the roads their home, but also enjoy right of way, disrupting free flow of traffic and causing accidents across the city.
The situation is particularly grave in urban pockets where stray cattle have become a threat to the safety of commuters, leading to protests at some places. According to the officials of the civic body, there are more than ten thousand stray cattle in the city and there is a prior need to handle the situation which is becoming worst day by day.
However the civic body has proposed gaushalas (cow shelter) in the last house meeting held in May this year as the current gaushalas in the city has been totally occupied, and the same was also passed at that time but has been lingered on further. Also the residents of Panchkula fume over the situation time and again as due to staff shortage in the corporation, the encroachment wing of the same has been facing a tough time. The encroachment wing of the civic body has been discrete and the team has been divided for Panchkula, Kalka and Pinjore.
“The proposal for gaushalas was passed in the house meet held in May this year but later the process was being scrapped. As the proposal for the same has been passed, the civic body will soon start the process for acquisition of land in the region further to the process of lease and other related work’’, said Mayor Upinder Kaur Ahluwalia.
Though the plans were announced earlier this year, the authorities have faced teething problems in finding land, besides funding issues.
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