The Vellore Corporation has increased the fine amount for the cattle owners who leave their cattle to wander on the roads and thereby disrupt traffic Commissioner P Janaki Raveendran said, “Till now, the Corporation has be collecting a fine of `500 from the cattle owners whose cows were found wandering along the road and disrupting traffic. The cows that were impounded have been kept in the Jain goshala located behind the Vellore Fort until they were claimed by the owners. Following repeated complaints from the public, we have increased the fine amount up to `10,000.”
The Commissioner said for first time offenders, the fine amount would be `1,000 but if the same animal was caught the second time, the fine would be increased to `5,000.
Similarly, for the third offence, the fine amount would be `10,000.
Besides, a sum of `100 would also be collected as maintenance cost for the fodder provided at the Koshala for a day, and it would increase depending upon the number of days the cattle had been in the pound.
If the cattle was caught for the fourth time, it would be handed over to the Koshala and would not be returned to the concerned owner.
The same rule would be applicable in the case of oxen and goats.
Commissioner P Janaki Raveendran added that the fine amount had been increased to bring a sense of responsibility to the owners.
“The cattle not only hindered traffic, but they have also started attacking the public,” she stated further.