Split toll plaza on two lanes of expressway from Monday
After the high court's green signal, the Gurgaon expressway operator has decided to experiment with the split toll plaza concept from Monday.india Updated: Aug 19, 2012 00:22 IST
After the high court's green signal, the Gurgaon expressway operator has decided to experiment with the split toll plaza concept from Monday.
Under the new system, two lanes of the 32-lane toll plaza will have free passage during the morning and evening rush hours. Seven toll collection terminals will be set up about 100 meters ahead of the existing booths, which will help to reduce the waiting period.
However, the real test will be Tuesday onwards. As Monday is a holiday on the occasion of Eid, traffic volume will is expected to be less on the expressway.
An official of the Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), the expressway concessionaire, said they will introduce the free passage system in two lanes at first. The firm had implemented the same system last Friday and got a positive response from commuters.
"We will carry out experiments from Monday following the Punjab and Haryana high court directions. We are expecting heavy traffic volume on Tuesday and that will be the real test," said a DGSCL spokesperson. Meanwhile, the city traffic police said they are also keeping a track of the various toll collection arrangements and will make a report regarding the traffic situation.