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Reliance's Gurgaon-Faridabad toll plaza vandalised

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 31, 2014
First Published: 15:57 IST(31/3/2014) | Last Updated: 16:00 IST(31/3/2014)

GF Toll Road Private Ltd, a Reliance Infrastructure subsidiary that operates the Gurgaon-Faridabad expressway, has alleged that the toll plaza on the road was vandalised by some political activists who refused to pay the levy.

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A source said local political workers ransacked the plaza, damaged property and manhandled employees.

Reliance Infrastructure, in a complaint to the Gurgaon police, said the vandalisers forcibly removed barriers, refused to pay toll, broke booths, blocked traffic and beat up and threatened the staff. "GF Toll Road Private Ltd has been authorised by the Haryana government to demand and collect toll at four points, including Bandhwari toll plaza on Gurgaon-Faridabad toll road, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Gawal Pahari police station," a company spokesperson said.

The complaint said a large number of political activists arrived at the 14-lane plaza last week, refused to pay toll and abused and argued with the toll collector and staff in the lanes.

The company, which widened the 25-km stretch connecting Gurgaon and Faridabad into a four-lane road from two lanes, started collecting toll in July 2012. Reliance Infrastructure has 11 projects with a total length of 968 kilometres, costing about Rs. 11,700 crore.


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