In a separate development, the Forest Department has constituted a four-member committee to study the impact of relaxing ban on movement of heavy vehicular traffic passing through Kawal Tiger Reserve.
While the District Forest Officer (Mancherial) is the member-convenor, other members are executive engineer, R&B, Deputy Commissioner of Transport, Adilabad and an NGO representative are the members.
They will be looking into the number of accidental death of wild animals on the highway, impact of sound, dust and air pollution on the flora and fauna due to passage of heavy vehicles round the clock inside the Tiger Reserve area.
Classification of heavy vehicles based on weight and number of axels, suitability of present width of road passing through Kawal Tiger Reserve for safe two-way passage of heavy vehicles up to which capacity, strength of road surface, toll gates on the National Highway between Hyderabad and Gudihatnoor via Kamareddy, Armoor, Nirmal and the total toll fee applicable for each category of heavy vehicles.
Panel will also study the number of toll gates between Hyderabad and Gudihatnoor on Rajiv Rahadari passing through Siddipet, Karimnagar, Luxettipet, Jannaram, Birsaipet, Utnoor, Gudihatnoor and tolls applicable for different categories of heavy vehicles.