Press Reporter News Service
Gurugram, March 31
A hike in toll from April 1 on the Kherki Daula toll plaza has drawn protestations from native residents within the space.
The Nationwide Freeway Authority of India not too long ago sanctioned a rise of Rs 5 from Rs 65 that non-public automobiles at present pay to make use of the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway. Heavy motor and multi-axle automobiles can pay Rs 205. There isn’t any hike for LCVs.
The brand new charges will likely be relevant from midnight.
The choice to hike toll fees has left over 20,000 households dwelling primarily in New Gurugram’s Sectors 82-95 furious. These residents, who should pay toll fees every time they head to Gurugram, say they’ve been demanding that the toll plaza be eliminated altogether. They’ve additionally began a social media marketing campaign towards the brand new fees.
“We had been already paying 130 rupees for day by day for going to our places of work, markets, hospitals and colleges. Somebody who goes to Gurugram day by day spends Rs 4000 a month. We’ve no facility on this street, and this plaza retains our air high quality poor all 12 months spherical,” mentioned Praveen Malik, a consultant of New Gurugram’s Resident Welfare Affiliation.
The villagers close by have been exempted from the toll, he mentioned.
Residents say they had been promised that the plaza will likely be eliminated to a different place, however there’s been no phrase on that from the authorities since.
“The place in your entire nation do you discover folks paying to go round in their very own metropolis? We’re been made fools of for years. We received’t take it anymore. We wish exemption identical to the villagers,” Sujjan Yadav, a member of the Toll Hatao Sangram—a gaggle instituted with the intention of getting the toll plaza eliminated.
Some 75,000 automobiles cross toll plaza on a median day. In response to a question, a senior official of NHAI mentioned that hike was accepted beneath phrases of a contract signed with the concessionaire.