As a last ditch bid to decongest the 32-lane Delhi-border (Sirhaul) toll plaza, the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway concessionaire tried to set up 21 additional temporary toll booths on Saturday.
Retired chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court Mukul Mudgal will inspect the Delhi-Gurgaon toll plaza site between 5pm to 7pm on Sunday in the capacity of local commissioner.
He will submit his report on whether the concessionaire, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), has implemented the arrangements as committed before the court in order to ease traffic congestion.
The next date of hearing in the case will be on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, DGSCL said, “We will set up 2X7 split tolling configuration on the Gurgaon to Delhi side, 2X6 split tolling configuration on the Delhi to Gurgaon side, temporary 8-lane tolling configuration on the Udyog Vihar Road and toll collection in the lanes with hand held toll collection devices before the inspection by the high court-appointed representative on Sunday.”
In a meeting between the officials of National Highways Authority of India, the Haryana government and the DGSCL on September 12, several long and short-term measures to decongest the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway toll plaza were considered.
The Punjab and Haryana high court had recently banned the collection of toll on the plaza in view of the extreme traffic snarls.