There is a rise in the use of fake identity cards of defence personnel by residents in Gurgaon to avoid paying toll at Kherki Daula toll plaza, the highway operator said. Defence personnel on duty are exempted from the toll.
Apart from the fake ID cards, duplicate and bogus registration certificate of vehicles are also used to claim exemption, the officials said.
While the use of fake vehicle papers is taken less seriously, the use of fake defence IDs has forced highway operator Skylark Highways Solutions Ltd. to write letters to the headquarters of the three services, asking them to take action.
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TC Rao, CMD, Skylark, said a drive was launched 15 days ago and it was found that commuters are using fake defence identity cards, dependent cards and other such identity papers for claiming exemption from toll. It can turn out to be a threat to the national security.
“ID cards of serving personnel and those who have retired have been photocopied and circulated widely. This is a dangerous trend and we are writing to the three services and the local police to take immediate steps to check the practice,” said Rao.
Toll collectors said they seize up to 10 to 12 fake defence personnel cards every day.
“Those who carry such cards are very aggressive and start arguing if questioned,” said Kirpal Singh, a Skylark official.
A complaint in this regard was made to the Kherki Daula police on Thursday.
Skylark officials said local residents are also using fake registration certificates of vehicles to avoid the toll.
Commuters who live in Gurgaon and own expensive cars often show fake papers to claim that they live in one of the 31 villages whose residents are exempted from toll.