BHUBANESWAR: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation has proposed to intensify its drive against bovine menace in the Capital by keeping bulls off the roads.
The Corporation has been at the receiving end for its inability to stem the stray cattle menace in the city. Problems for the Corporation compounded with stray bulls blocking traffic and the civic authority’s inadequacy to deal with it. BMC was having trouble finding a place to rehabilitate the bulls and the only kine house in Kharavel Nagar is too small.
On the other hand, Puri district administration has decided to undertake a massive drive to clear the city of stray cattle, particularly bulls, before Nabakalebara festival next year. They have identified seven acre of land on the outskirts of the city where the stray bulls will be rehabilitated with the help of a private organisation. More than 400 bulls can be accommodated in that area.
BMC Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena said the Corporation will approach the Puri district administration to allow them use that area for rehabilitating the stray bulls from the Capital.
Currently, about seven BMC employees are part of the cattle catching team. Senior BMC officials said their cow catcher was not strong enough to transfer a bull. The Corporation bought a new cow catcher on Monday which can carry up to 20 cattle, including bulls.