Indian Tiger Reserve Wins Battle Against Construction of Highway!

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India – Deccan Herald

Bandipur: Supreme Court Asks Centre To Develop New Route As National Highway.

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The Supreme Court has asked the Union government to develop the alternative route as the national highway to ensure that the roads, passing through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, is shut down permanently, since the issue related to “nothing less
than the core area of the national park”.

A bench of Justices R F Nariman and Surya Kant, which ordered that the night traffic ban on the national highway 212 should remain in operation, asked the Ministry of Environment, Forest (MoEF) and Climate Change to give suggestions within four weeks as to how NH 275 and the State Highway number 90 can be made into a national highway.
 

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The Supreme Court has asked the government to develop the alternative route as the national highway to ensure that the roads, passing through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve, is shut down permanently, since the issue related to “nothing less than than the core area of the national park”.

A victory for the Bandipur Tiger Reserve and a lesson for ignorant, egoistic governments and construction companies.