Answer from Praveen Bhargav, Managing Trustee, Wildlife First:
Your comment on developing alternative alignments to roads that cut through Wildlife Reserves is valid. A lot of effort has been put in by the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) to address this issue. There have been many interventions by Courts as well. So, we are moving forward but we cannot completely close down roads/highways since that would antagonise society, which will lead to the loss of public support for conservation. Therefore providing viable alternatives wherever possible or application of technology based on data to mitigate impact of roads by construction of overpasses/underpasses, canopy nets etc. is the way forward.
Read a relevant and important policy document on Linear Intrusions.