Indore administration’s idea to curb accidents: Stick radium strips on cow horns

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New Delhi | Published: August 23, 2016 3:41:24 PM

In a bid to curb accidents due to vehicles' collision with stray cows wandering on the streets and roads, Indore administration has come up with an unique idea. The Indore Municipal Corporation with the help of some groups, has started sticking radium strips on cows' horns and neck belts.

cows radium strips, radium strips cows, radium strips and cow beltsThe Indore Municipal Corporation with the help of some groups, has started sticking radium strips on cows’ horns and neck belts. (Reuters)

In a bid to curb accidents due to vehicles’ collision with stray cows wandering on the streets and roads, Indore administration has come up with an unique idea. The Indore Municipal Corporation with the help of some groups, has started sticking radium strips on cows’ horns and neck belts. These strips glow in the dark and help alert the riders and drivers about the presence of cows on the roads. The riders, after recognising the cow’s presence, may break or turn in time to avoid collision.

“Usually, we receive eight to 10 cases of road mishaps due to stray cattle in a month. But the figure shoots up during rainy season. In last one month, we received over 15 cases,” Dr Sumit Shukla of MY Hospital was quoted as saying by the Free Press Journal. As per reports, number of stray cows have seen a drastic increase in the city. A report said that Indore Municipal Corporation receives an average five complaints every day of stray cows.

Every year, cases of road accidents due to stray cattle register an upward swing during monsoons season. Though cattle-vehicle collisions occur on all major roads of the city, most of the cases are witnessed on highways, where vehicles run at faster speed and it becomes for drivers/riders to avoid the accidents. As per reports, the cows that are spotted on the streets do not belong to any major cattle cows’ shelter but to individual households who milk them in the morning and then leave them to roam on streets during the day.

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