The drive on the four-lane Faridabad-Gurgaon road has become costly. The company entrusted with widening the road started charging toll tax from Friday, which ended up causing huge traffic snarls.
The widening work on the road is complete. But sources said getting official clearance delayed the charging of toll tax.
On Friday, vehicles were seen queuing up in huge numbers, awaiting their turn for toll clearance. A 14-lane toll plaza has already come up. The toll charges range from R15 to R250 for the first three years, depending on the type of the vehicle.
Two-wheelers, tractor trolleys carrying agricultural produce, defence vehicles, fire-fighting vehicles, ambulances and police vans have been exempted from paying the toll tax.
“The road is ready and so is the toll plaza. Now we are waiting for nod from the top authorities for its commissioning,” NK Tomar, executive engineer of PWD and the nodal officer of this project, had said a few days ago. Sources said the state government gave the go-ahead for levying the tax on Friday and the company started levying the tax that day itself.