LMC to check stray animal menace near Amausi airport

To ensure smooth VIP movement in Lucknow's Amausi airport area, the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) has now been asked to take preventive action against stray animal menace.

The directions were issued earlier this week in a meeting chaired by Lucknow Divisional Commissioner Prasha-nt Trivedi held among officials of the LMC, Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), airport authorities and forest department.

"At a recent meeting, we discussed the problem of stray animals. To control the menace, the civic body has assured to take all necessary actions to control the menace," said Atul Dikshit, Amausi Airport Director.

LMC's veterinary officer R D Ram added: "The area witnesses regular VIP movement because of the airport. We have been asked to take precautions to control the menace caused by stray animals."

On the precautionary steps taken to check the menace, Ram added: "We have issued closure notices to four meat shops in the area as they attract stray animals."

The local vegetable market in the area is seen as another major cause for stray cattle menace. The menace is not new in the area. A traffic policeman on duty near the Amausi airport was killed by a stray bull last year.

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