Vijayapura: Admitting that the stray animals have been creating menace and causing trouble in the City, City Corporation Commissioner Vijaykumar Makalaki has said that the Corporation has taken serious note and will take strong action to find a better solution.
Addressing media persons on Friday September 23, he said that while direction has been issued to the pig owners to take their animals, a similar direction has been issued to cattle owners too. He said that already warning has been given to the pig owners to take away their animals from the roads as they are creating nuisance.
“We will issue a last warning to them. If they fail to comply, then within a fortnight a drive will be launched to shift the pigs outside the city limits,” he said.
With regard to stray cattle menace, Makalaki said that already the City Corporation has shifted around 200 cattle to cow sheds and more will be shifted soon.
“The shortage of staff is proving to be a hindrance in shifting the cattle. However, within our limits, we are trying our best to clear the roads from the stray cattle. We need public cooperation in this regard,” he said.
On sterilising the stray dogs, he said that already the government has called for the tender by fixing Rs. 1,650 for sterilising of each dog.
“If any agency comes forward and participates in the bid, we will allot the tender. Else we will take the help of veterinary doctors to get this work done,” he said.
About the property collection, he said that the Corporation has taken several initiatives to increase the collection and revenue of the Corporation. He said that the Corporation has set the target of collecting Rs. 40 Crore in coming days from various properties of the City.
“Since many houses were constructed without taking government permission, we have been asking the owners to pay double the tax and get the houses regularised. This will help in increasing the revenue of the Corporation in order to meet our annual expenditures,” he said.
With regard to the development of roads as the people are complaining of bad roads, he said that already, the Government has granted funds for the road development. He said that because of the rains, the Corporation could not start road work. Shortly, the works will resume and roads will be developed, he said.
He said that the Central Government’s ambitious plan of supplying LPG gas to houses through pipelines has been launched, and Vijayapura City has been chosen for the project.
Already the survey work has started in several localities of the City identified by the agency for implementing the project.
District Information Officer Gavisiddappa Hosmani was present.