Rajahmundry: Municipal corporation authorities have started lifting stray cattle to be moved to the rehabilitation shelter set up at Bobbilanka of Seethanagaram mandal on Wednesday.The civic authorities have advised owners of the cattle to take them back within 10 days time. They had warned them that the animals would be taken away if they leave them out, there was not much response to the warnings and stray cattle were found at all main centres in the city.
The civic authorities noticed that the stray cattle were moving on the roads and were even squatting there affecting the vehicular traffic and causing hardships to commuters. They noticed some people from agency areas bringing them and leaving in the city to find feed on their own. Others would leave them on the roads and pick them up at their will. The cattle were also spoiling the roads and public places with their droppings.
Because of the inconvenience being caused to people in the city, municipal commissioner V. Vijay Rama Raju instructed the civic authorities to lift the stray cattle and keep them at rehabilitation centre to stop their menace. Earlier, the civic authorities even warned that once the stray cattle were seized, the owners would lose their right to claim ownership on them.