To register protest against the long waiting period and high toll rates, the social pressure group — Toll Hatao Sangharsh Samiti — has decided to hold a demonstration at the Delhi border toll plaza on September 9.
The samiti on Sunday alleged that the Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL), the private operator managing the expressway, was not following the high court order of installing extra toll collection windows.
The court had asked the toll operator to implement the order within seven days after passing the last order on August 16, said the samiti. “The high court had ordered DGSCL, the concessionaire, in this regard to allow six vehicles to pass at one go, in one lane, which will help improve the traffic movement. The court had also ordered installation of windows on five cash lanes on each side of the road,” said Attar Singh Sandhu, co-ordinator, Toll Hatao Sangharsh Samiti.
“The court has asked the operator to implement the order within seven days and if it violates the order then the toll operator will lose the right to collect toll in Gurgaon. On September 9, we will appeal to the commuters not to pay toll tax at Sirhaul toll plaza as the concessionaire is violating the high court order," said Sandhu.
On January 29, a protest was organised at the Sirhaul toll plaza which had caused irreparable losses to the DGSCL. A large number of people had held a demonstration and opened the toll gates forcefully while allowing commuters to pass through without paying taxes.