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National Highway-766

  • 09 Nov 2019
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Recently, the Kerala Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution demanding the Union government to lift the travel restrictions on National Highway-766 (NH-766).

  • The night travel on the forest stretch of NH-766 , passing through the Bandipur National Park is banned since 2009 to protect wildlife in the area.


  • It connects Karnataka and Kerala that passes through the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka.
  • It was declared a national highway in 1989, then named NH 212, and later renamed NH 766.
  • It serves as a survival route for the people of Wayanad as the place lacks rail and water connectivity.

Bandipur National Park

  • It is part of interconnected forests that include Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu), Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala) and Nagarhole National Park (Karnataka).
  • It has the second-highest tiger population in India after Pench Tiger Reserve(Madhya Pradesh).
  • Madhya Pradesh has the highest number of tigers followed by Karnataka.

Source: TH

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