Members of the Toll Hatao Sangharsh Samiti (THSS) met NHAI chairman AK Upadhyay and secretary to the Government of India (road, transport and highways) on Monday and handed over an eight-point agenda pertaining to the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
In the past one-and-a-half months, the samiti has held several protests to demand removal of the toll plazas at both at Sirhaul and the Delhi border toll plaza.
The residents' body has been alleging laxity on part of the expressway operator in terms of constructing pedestrian facilities such as subways, loop lanes, flyovers and widening of service lanes.
In the absence of adequate infrastructure, commuters face a tough time as traffic jams have become a daily affair, especially during peak hours.
“Toll at concessional rate has been denied to local commuters for all these years despite provision of toll tax rate at 50% for local personal vehicles and 66% for local commercial vehicles in the agreement,” reads the memorandum submitted to the secretary.
The samiti members have requested that vehicles with a local registration number be allowed free passage at the toll plazas.
Residents have also demanded flyovers which were promised at Hans Enclave, Hero Honda Chowk, Khandsa, Behrampur crossing, Narsingpur and Kherki Daula.