Rahul Gandhi been to Wayanad for..
Rahul Gandhi been to Wayanad for protesting with the locals for NH 766.
I am in Wayanad, Kerala to stand in solidarity with all the youth who have been on hunger strike, protesting against the travel ban on National Highway 766. Earlier I visited people who have had to become hospitalised, as a consequence of the prolonged quick,’ he said.
There has really been a decade-long tussle at Kerala over the permission for night travel throughout the Tiger Reserve after the Karnataka High Court in 2009 banned transportation on NH766 involving 10 PM to 6 AM to avoid casualties of wild animals.
Recently, the anger led to an indefinite hunger strike since September 25 pitted from the nine-hour travel ban that obstructs major path for economic affairs. National Highway 766, that joins Wayanad with Mysuru is the backbone of inter-state activities of this dominant agrarian market in the area.
Tiji Cheruthottil, the convener of this hunger strike told NDTV that it isn’t possible for the people to pay for an alternate route and travel hundreds of people longer to reach their destination.
Locals and commuters have also demanded the building of a flyover to avoid accidents involving wild animals.
It must be noted here that the current distance between Bathery from Kerala and Mysuru at Karnataka is 98 km, while the alternate route suggested would increase the space to 217 kilometers.