The Gurgaon police have sought directions from the Punjab and Haryana high court to appoint a local commissioner to assess the ground situation about traffic management at the Gurgaon toll plaza operated by the Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity limited.
Bharti Arora, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), also suggested that the concessionaire should be directed to introduce a staggered toll plaza in Z-shape, which would increase the existing number of lanes from 32 to 90.
In order to tackle the increasing traffic rush, especially during peak hours, the officer suggested that the concessionaire should introduce mobile e-ticketing besides increasing manpower. The division bench headed by acting chief justice Jasbir Singh was also informed that there should be a separate lane for security and emergency vehicles.
Responding to the concessionaire’s allegations, Arora further added that it was inappropriate to say that the police was creating hindrance in collection of fee at the toll plaza.
The court was also informed that the traffic police was constrained to take necessary steps in order to avoid traffic jams, regulate the VIPs, security and emergency vehicles.
The information was submitted during the hearing of the petition, moved by the concessionaire seeking directions to the authorities concerned to ensure smooth operation on toll plaza due to protests by local residents seeking free passage.
The local resident groups in Gurgaon have been agitating and opposing toll tax by the concessionaire till the work on underpasses and footover bridges is completed. They have also demanded shifting of both the toll plazas out of the Gurgaon municipal limits.
The high court had earlier directed the Gurgaon police to ensure smooth traffic during the peak hours in the morning and evening. The case was adjourned for next hearing on July 31.