Industrialists seek chief minister’s help to decongest Gurgaon expressway

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 12:13 IST

Fed up with frequent snarls near the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the NH-8, industrialists of IMT Manesar have sought the intervention of Haryana chief minister to decongest the stretch.

The industrialists complained that their vehicles remain stranded at the flyover leading to the toll plaza, causing huge lose to their businesses and wastage of fuel.

“Even the monthly pass system which the concessionaire has initiated is failing badly. In the last one year, they have not initiated any online recharge service. In the age of internet, all industrialists and the employees are compelled to stand in queues to get the monthly pass renewed,” Manmohan Gaind, general secretary of the Manesar Industry Welfare Association (MIWA).

The MIWA has written an e-mail to chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on January 23 and the association representatives also met officials of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway concessionaire, Millennium City Expressway Private Limited (MCEPL) on January 28.

According to industrialists, censors installed by the concessionaire are not effective at all and the toll operator punch the registration number of vehicles to allow their passage and the process takes a lot of time.

The expressway toll operator said that several measures will be taken in the next 10-15 days to ease the vehicular movement.

“The U-turn just ahead of toll plaza which causes the jam is all set to move 200 metres beyond the toll in about 15 days. We have tag reader sensors only in 6 of the 23 lanes and tags in rest of the lanes are also going to be installed soon. We also have plans to set up six split toll plazas towards Manesar side within a month,” said TC Rao, chairman of the toll operator firm Skylark Group.

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