Kerala to move SC on night traffic ban

Speaking to Deccan Herald here on Friday, Balakrishnan said the Kerala Cabinet has taken a decision to appeal against the HC order. The ban on night traffic through Bandipur has seriously affected the people of both sides. There are hundreds of people who travel on the Mysore - Mananthavady road. The travellers are facing enormous problems. “The SC is the highest judicial body and we would soon appeal for a withdrawal of the ban,” the Minister said.

“It is not just the economic loss the state is worried about. There is a human angle to it. People on either side of the borders are put to a lot of hardship if they have to reach their home towns on either side urgently. Of course, we must protect the ecology and forest. But, humans are also important,” he said.

Balakrishnan, who is also a politburo member of the CPI (M) and the Karnataka in-charge of the party was in the city to attend the State executive committee meeting of the CPI (M) held here.

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