In response to the recent death of a rabies-infected dog in Iyyappanthangal, the Greater Chennai Corporation has initiated a campaign to manage the population of stray dogs and stray cattle. Corporation Commissioner J. Radhakrishnan announced that the civic body would implement measures to address the issue. The corporation impounded the cow that had injured a female student, although it no longer exhibited signs of aggression.
Authorities have encouraged cattle owners to prevent their animals from straying onto roads. Some councilors called for action against cattle owners, while others requested improvements in child safety and the prevention of dog attacks in areas with reported rabies infections. Additionally, councilors advocated for the demolition of damaged schools and public buildings before the monsoon season.
Mayor R. Priya confirmed plans to begin redeveloping 46 schools in the city’s extended areas and reported that demolition work on damaged school buildings has commenced.