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Haryana chief secretary to head committee on Kherki Daula Toll removal

Haryana chief secretary DS Dhesi will head the committee on Kherki Daula Toll, which will have members from town and country planning (TCP) department, Haryana state industrial and infrastructure development corporation (Hsiidc), urban local bodies, industries and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda)

gurgaon Updated: Feb 13, 2017 23:24 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Gurgaon
The panel will work out a formula on the sharing of financial burden after the proposed buyout of Kherki Daula toll.(SANJEEV VERMA/HT PHOTO)


Haryana chief secretary DS Dhesi will head the committee on Kherki Daula Toll, which will have members from town and country planning (TCP) department, Haryana state industrial and infrastructure development corporation (Hsiidc), urban local bodies, industries and the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda). The committee will submit its report to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar by the end of March.

Devender Singh, principal secretary industry (PSI), Haryana government, said that after its board meeting on January 26, the Hsiidc appealed to the chief minister to form a committee to work out a formula for sharing the financial burden by stakeholders after the proposed buyout of the Kherki Daula Toll from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

“The chief minister has consented to the formation of the committee to be headed by the chief secretary himself. The chief secretary will take a call on the number of members to be drafted from the various departments,” Singh said, adding that the removal of Kherki Daula Toll is the need of the hour as it would lead to better traffic movement and property appreciation along the NH 8 in Gurgaon.

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Earlier, Singh had appealed to all the stakeholders to brace for the challenge saying this was the last chance to do away with the toll.

“The stakeholders who are to share the liabilities are industries, builders and the (Hsiidc),” Singh said, adding that Rs 600 crores have to be contributed by the stakeholders who stand to benefit from the removal of the toll point.

The two industrial associations of Manesar — Manesar Industry Welfare Association (MIWA) and IMT Manesar Industrial Welfare Association (IMT-IWA) — have already agreed to contribute Rs 200 cr.

Manoj Tyagi, general secretary, IMT Manesar Industrial Association, said, “We have no idea about the exact state of affairs since the (Hsiidc) board meeting. We were informed prior to the meeting that a committee will be formed which will submit its report on how liabilities are to be shared. We are waiting for further communication from the Hsiidc and continue to suffer as a result of massive chaos at the Kherki Daula Toll daily.”