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Toll plaza near IGIA may go as traffic volume declines

The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway authorities are mulling over removing the toll plaza near the Indira Gandhi International Airport, as the traffic volume here continues to dip, owing to availability of alternative routes to the airport.

india Updated: Nov 24, 2011 23:38 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway authorities are mulling over removing the toll plaza near the Indira Gandhi International Airport, as the traffic volume here continues to dip, owing to availability of alternative routes to the airport.

According to the concessionaire firm, the traffic volume at this point had declined from about 10,000 vehicles to a mere 3,000 vehicles a day.

"The traffic on the IGI loop, with a six-lane toll plaza, has been decreasing as commuters have the option of reaching the airport through other routes without paying toll tax. We may close down the plaza if the trend continues," said Manoj Aggarwal, the CEO of Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity, the firm that manages the expressway.

The charges at this toll plaza are less compared to charges at other expressway toll plazas. A car owner has to shell out R14 here per trip while he has to pay Rs21 at the Delhi border and Rs27 at Kherki Daula toll gates.

The expressway official said the alternative routes to the airport had increased in the last two years. However, the traffic volume at the 32-lane toll plaza at the Delhi border is about 1.85 lakh vehicles a day while at Kherki Daula it is one lakh.