Stray cattle roam freely in Industrial Area Mohali
Mohali: The problem of stray cattle is nothing new to road users in Mohali, but in the last few months it has reached alarming proportions.
Herds of stray cows and buffaloes roam freely on the thoroughfares and interior roads causing hindrance to traffic. Many people riding two-wheelers have been injured after the vehicles skidded because of cow dung on the road.
At night, vehicle users cannot spot the vehicles, especially on streets with poor illumination. “Our roads are congested. Stray cattle add to the traffic woes. Sometime ago, the civic bodies used to continuously impound roaming animals and put them in a shelter. The menace is more serious than one imagines.
Free-roaming cattle is a threat to two-wheeler riders as animals run on the middle of the road and all of a sudden move sideways causing road accidents. Allowing cattle to roam on the roads is dangerous for the animal as well, said residents and commuter.