Opposing the construction of a eight-lane split toll plaza, local resident welfare associations (RWAs) have threatened to open a blocked peripheral road connecting Udyog Vihar to the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
The issue flared up following reports that the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation refused to bear the expense of R25 crore for the new toll plaza.
“The issue of alternate passage from the peripheral road to the Expressway near the 32-lane toll plaza is in
doldrums after a fallout between NHAI and the Haryana government. None of the agencies is ready to bear the construction cost of the split toll plaza. Therefore, we have decided not to wait and get the passage opened for commuters,” said Ratan Singh, chairman of Joint Action Forum of RWAs (Jafra).
Earlier on March 9, members of the Chamber of Industries of Udyog Vihar, Udyog Vihar Industrial Association and various RWAs had staged a demonstration against DSC Limited, the Expressway concessionaire company, which has blocked the road by dumping mounds of mud, earthmover machines and trucks.
The split toll plaza would allow traffic emerging from the industrial hub of Udyog Vihar skip the busy Shankar Chowk Crossing.