Dwarka residents have won an year-long battle against the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and made it to agree to upload the agreement it entered into with Jaypee-DSC for the construction and operation of the Gurgaon Expressway on its official website.
With this, the agreement would now be under public scrutiny.
Running into 400 pages, the voluminous agreement between NHAI and Jaypee DSC Ventures Limited was signed on April 18, 2002 for the construction of 27.7 km long 8/6 lane Gurgaon Expressway, between Rao Tula Ram Marg (Delhi) and village Kherki Daula (Gurgaon) on National Highway No. 8.
Costing about Rs. 1000 crore, the project was awarded on built-operate-transfer (BOT) basis.
“Action has already been initiated to up load the agreement on the website of NHAI,” read an email from V K Rajawat, deputy general manager (Technical), NHAI to Rejimon CK, president of Dwarka Forum, the residents’ body that has been fighting for the cause of the commuters of Gurgaon Expressway for a long time.