The issue of stray cattle in Gujarat has seen a rise in recent times. During the last hearing, the High Court closely examined the system in Ahmedabad and requested a report. Additionally, the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner and officials from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation were instructed to be present.
Subsequently, the court-mandated the submission of the report within ten days. On November 6, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation submitted a report to the Gujarat High Court regarding the work undertaken over the past two months concerning dilapidated roads, stray cattle, and parking problems. Further court hearings on the matter are scheduled for the upcoming days. Notably, the report was prepared within ten days following the High Court’s directive, prompting the state government to issue necessary orders and conduct meetings urgently.
The two-month performance report of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation primarily focuses on the apprehension of stray cattle and actions taken against cattle owners. It states that 4,671 stray cattle have been apprehended, with a fine collection exceeding Rs 34 lakh. Additionally, 198 police complaints (FIRs) have been registered during various proceedings. The report mentions the RFID tagging of 3,892 cattle by AMC.
Moreover, during the past two months, over 29,390 metric tons of hot mix have been utilised for road improvement in seven zones and road project bridges. Furthermore, 1,096 metric tonnes of microsurfacing work have been completed on small roads. A total of 3,340 lorry pits have been eliminated, and 11,314 illegal boards and hoardings have been removed across all seven zones of Ahmedabad.
The report highlights that 794 vehicles illegally parked on public roads have been towed in conjunction with the operations of the AMC and traffic police. A total of 18,686 illegal encroachments in Ahmedabad have been removed, resulting in a fine of over 64 lakh and 75 thousand imposed as administrative expenses in the reservation of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.
Presently, the Joint Enforcement Team (JET) comprising members from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and Traffic Police, has recorded 5,818 cases, collecting over Rs 55 lakh as administrative charges. More than 2,300 square feet of illegal construction have been removed to create parking space. On Tuesday, the public anticipates the decisions that will be made by the Gujarat High Court regarding the issues of stray cattle and parking.