The Punjab and Haryana high court on Thursday directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to improve the condition of the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway and service lanes near Sirhol toll plaza in Gurgaon at the earliest for the smooth flow of traffic.
A division bench comprising justices SK Mittal and Amol Rattan Singh, while hearing the petition filed by the concessionaire, Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), also directed all the parties concerned to meet before the next date of hearing and inform the court about all the developments.
During arguments, Haryana government's counsel informed the court that the NHAI was not taking the case seriously and there was a need to maintain roads and service lanes near the toll plaza.
The Gurgaon police informed the court that they held regular meetings on how to ensure better flow of traffic at the toll plaza.
Speaking for the bench, justice SK Mittal said that he would soon visit the Sirhol toll plaza to know the ground situation. He also cited an example where a serious patient could not reach the hospital in time due to a traffic jam near the toll plaza.
Justice Amol Rattan Singh, meanwhile, asked Haryana government to also look into traffic snarls at Karnal toll plaza. The matter will now be heard on February 19.