E-way firm zeroes in on 'split toll plaza' remedy
The split toll plaza with seven temporary toll collection terminals at the Delhi-Gurgaon border on the Expressway may soon end your traffic woes.india Updated: Sep 04, 2012 00:55 IST
The split toll plaza with seven temporary toll collection terminals at the Delhi-Gurgaon border on the Expressway may soon end your traffic woes.
The experiment conducted by Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL), the private expressway operator, to manage traffic at the toll plaza has yielded positive results.
Unlike before when motorists normally took 30 minutes to pass through the toll gates
during the peak hours, they crossed it within a few minutes after the two lanes were made boom barrier-free on Monday.
The motorists also paid toll charges at the additional toll terminals set up 100 metre ahead of the regular toll booths.
The additional booths were set up following a directive by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on July 31.
During the court hearing on Tuesday, the DGSCL is likely to inform the court that the split toll plaza had turned out to be the best option so far.
A DGSCL official said the split toll plaza had produced the desired results compared to the other experiments conducted before.
On Monday, a toll collection agent was deployed at each of the seven additional toll terminals. Compared to the earlier provision of allowing six vehicles to pass through at one go, only one vehicle was allowed to go this time.
"This is a better method to decongest the traffic. Motorists will use these lanes and pay the toll charges at the seven new collection terminals. This will also reduce the waiting period. We are getting a positive response from commuters," said a DGSCL official.
The flow of traffic was also smooth on Monday compared to similar experiments carried out before.
Earlier, the toll operator firm had set up split toll plaza of seven lanes ahead of its existing two lanes.
Meanwhile, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has allowed the concessionaire firm to go ahead with the experiments with other configurations, including the split toll plaza operation.
Now, the toll operator can set up a few booths ahead of the existing 32-lane toll plaza on both sides of the expressway.