Detailing the measures it has taken to deal with cattle menace within the metropolis, the Ahmedabad visitors police advised the Gujarat Excessive Court docket on Thursday that after public officers have been obstructed from catching and impounding stray cattle just a few occasions, directions have been issued to register FIRs towards such “headstrong individuals for obstructing public servants’ responsibility”. To this point, 12 FIRs have been lodged on this connection.
Ahmedabad Metropolis Deputy Commissioner of Police (Visitors Administration) Baldevsinh Vaghela, in an affidavit, added that whereas eight hotspot areas have been recognized the place stray cattle are present in abundance, 9 areas have been recognized as “cattle accident inclined zones” – three of them on the SG Freeway.
The affidavit additionally listed eight areas which have been declared as “cattle free” or “no cattle zone”, akin to Cantonment Space, Airport Circle, Gandhi bridge to Delhi Darwaja and Prem Darwaja to Kalupur railway station, amongst others.On tackling parking points within the metropolis, the affidavit said that circumstances are commonly being registered for unauthorised parking of vehicles, and over Rs 1 crore have been recovered as penalty between January 1, 2022 to April 29, this yr.
The affidavit added that for towing of unauthorised parking, the visitors division is “effectively geared up with 16 towing vans”. The division has towed over 24,000 autos from January 1, 2022 to April 29, this yr, and recovered over Rs 1.47 crore as towing cost.
The affidavit has been filed in relation to a contempt petition the HC is seized of alleging wilful disobedience in implementing its earlier orders in relation to sustaining highway and easy visitors situations, tackling cattle menace and parking points.
The court docket final week had sought particulars from the state authorities on the steps it has taken to deal with cattle menace. The bench additionally sought particulars from the state on the efforts it has made to make sure enough parking services. The matter is now resulting from be heard publish summer time break in June.