Walking on the street of Noida has become a matter of fear for residents of Sector 104. On February 15, an incident of two bulls fighting at 104 market came to light where a car was heavily damaged. After this incident, residents are in fear and demanded to resolve the issue of stray animals.
Puneet Sharma, the car owner and a resident of Aditya Celebrity Homes, Sector 76, Noida shared the information on Twitter.
Thank you @noida_authority @CeoNoida for inability in handling stray cattle issue in Noida; my toddlers had a horrific experience when 2 bulls fought at Sector 104 market side lane destructing the car; had this been from sides or fronts we could have had life loss; God is kind pic.twitter.com/6uWY5hrEyR— PUNEET SHARMA (@puneet0502) February 15, 2022
In a word with CitySpidey, Puneet said, “ I had gone out with my kids to purchase school uniforms. Two bulls started fighting on one of the busiest roads of Noida. Seeing this people started to run in order to save their lives. It was a very horrifying experience for me."
"Across Noida, there are so many bulls sitting on the roads. The entire stretch was covered with cows and bulls. Somebody has to put out the regulation to monitor cattle in urban areas. Noida Authority should expedite the process of establishing cowsheds that they have been working on." he added.
CitySpidey talked to some residents from Noida to know about their views in the aftermath of the February 15 incident.
Amit Gupta, a resident of Prateek Wisteria, sector 77 says, “One should thank the Noida Authority for this incident. Noida Authority has not been able to build a new cowshed in Sector 14A for the last year. Meanwhile, the Golf course has been built in Sector 151 using hundreds of crores. This shows the priorities of the Authority. Moreover, they should take action against the person who left these animals."
Rajiva Singh, President NOFAA says, “Stray animal menace is reaching alarming proportions. Dog bites and accidents on roads due to freely moving cattle have become a bane both for humans as well as for the animals. Several animals are injured daily and so do humans. Especially people riding on two-wheelers are more prone to accidents because of such unrestricted and free movement of cattle on roads. We need more animal shelters for the stray population and make the city completely free from stray population.”
Rajiva adds that till the time this menace is not put under control, the administration should compensate the victims of dog bites and the accident victims should be treated free of cost in private hospitals.