Demand for night travel ban in national parks gets louder.
- With a vehicle seemingly as deadly as a gun in tiger reserves, the voices for restrictions on traffic through major and minor roads of the State are getting louder.
- Apart from wildlife deaths, highways fragment pristine forests — acting as a barrier to free movement — and contribute to habitat degradation.
- Wildlife mortality owing to vehicular collision seems to be increasing, making a lot of roads a prime candidate for mitigation measures and night closures.
- Speed-calming measures and re-aligning highways to skirt protected areas must be considered.
- With the concept of night-time restrictions yielding discernable result in terms of reduced disturbance for many nocturnal species.