Mohali, Sept. 11 -- Failing to collect Rs.20,000 from even a single owner for cattle menace in the city in the past one year, the Mohali municipal corporation on Tuesday slashed the fine to Rs.5,000.

The issue was debated in detail during the House meeting on Tuesday. The fine was hiked to Rs.20,000 in August last year. Around 200 cattle found roaming on the city roads have been caught since then.

Mayor Kulwant Singh said: "We noticed that after we catch the cattle, people didn't come forward to claim them because of the hefty amount. So we decided to slash the fine."

On poor implementation of the drive, he said: "We are helpless as these cattle belong to villagers. We cannot hold a drive in absence of police force, as in the past, cattl...