An all party delegation led by Forest Minister Benoy Viswam will leave for Bengaluru on Thursday for discussions with Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on relaxation of ban on night time traffic through the Bandipur National Park.

This was decided at a meeting of all parties represented in the Kerala Assembly, chaired by Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan on Wednesday morning.

The meeting also decided that the Transport Secretary may camp in Bengaluru for follow up action, especially regarding the petition filed by the Kerala government before the Karnataka High Court seeking lifting of the ban.

The delegation is slated to meet Mr. Yeddyurappa at 6 p.m. They would discuss possibilities of permitting vehicles during the night as a convoy or imposing alternate measures such as speed limits, Mr. Viswam told The Hindu.

Movement of goods and people between Kozhikode and Mysore had been seriously hit by the ban on traffic from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. along the national highway passing through the Park. The restriction was imposed on a directive from the Karnataka High Court.


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