HindustanTimes Sun,26 Oct 2014


My way on highway: HC shuts down Gurgaon toll

Come Thursday, commuters on the 27.7-km Gurgaon expressway can look forward to a breezier ride and even zoom right past the toll plaza at the Delhi border.

Anti-Gurgaon toll voices across NCR get a new lease of life

The removal of the Delhi-border toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway is sure to give renewed enthusiasm to the residents of National Capital Region (NCR) cities such as Faridabad and Noida who have for long been demanding that all toll plazas in the NCR should go.

Experts warn of traffic pile-ups on either side of Delhi-border toll plaza

What happens when one of two dams on a river is dismantled? The channel gets unrestrained and chaotic. That might be the case with the incessant traffic flow on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway once the Delhi-border toll plaza is removed, experts say.

Sirhaul plaza gone, but toll burden stays

After the Delhi high court have the go-ahead for the removal of the Sirhaul toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon border, the ministry of road transport and highways issued a notification, doubling the toll rate at the second toll plaza at Kherki Daula.

New operator to take over Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway today, may introduce e-toll collection

The lenders’ consortium led by IDFC, which financed the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway toll project, has engaged Feedback Brisa Highways OMT, a joint venture of an Indian and a Portugese company, for the operation, maintenance and tolling of the 27.7-km expressway.

One down, another to go: The next target is Kherki Daula

Winning a lone battle doesn’t always translate into victory in the war, but the Delhi High Court’s order to dismantle the Sirhaul toll plaza will surely motivate the anti-toll groups here to go the extra mile and ensure the removal of the Kherki Daula gate as well.

11-month-old Nigerian baby undergoes rare heart surgery

An 11-month-old baby boy from Nigeria recently underwent a rare heart surgery at a Gurgaon hospital.

CNG users suffer as impasse over refuelling station continues

With a stalemate over ownership of a CNG refuelling station in Sector 29, commuters continue to suffer in Gurgaon as the pump has remained shut since September 1.

Gurgaon auto-rickshaw ride can be nightmarish

On August 12, Monica Joon came to Gurgaon and hailed an auto-rickshaw from MG Road Metro station to Nirwana country, Sushant Lok-3. She was visiting a friend along with her sister.

Stuck? Blame it on lack of synergy

The top traffic cop of the city feels that inter-agency cooperation is the only way forward to end the traffic woes of sprawling Gurgaon. Siddhartha Rai reports.

25 arrested in hookah bar raid, contraband seized

In a fresh crackdown on bars serving hookah, a team of the Haryana Food and Drug Administration (HFDA) raided an outlet in Sector 14 on Tuesday and arrested 25 persons, including six women. HT reports.

The land my mother purchased was not unlawful: Huda Administrator

A day after charges leveled against his mother in fraudulent land deal in Faridabad, Praveen Kumar, Administrator Huda, Gurgaon, has said that there is no question of anything wrong with the deal. Dhananjay Jha reports.

DLF-Vadra deal: Rebel Congress MP under attack from the party

A day after he created political flutter by demanding inquiry into all land deals effected in Gurgaon including that of DLF- Vadra, the Congress MP from Gurgaon Rao Inderjit Singh came under fierce attack from his party colleagues. Sanjeev K Ahuja reports.

Gurgaon: no eye for emergency response on e-way

An accident or a broken-down vehicle can send traffic on the high-speed Delhi-Gurgaon expressway into a tizzy as the ambitious project lacks the desirable infrastructure for emergency response. Deevakar Anand and Leena Dhankhar report.

Gurgaon: defunct SOS booths send disaster relief plan for toss

When it comes to the options that a commuter in distress has while dealing with emergencies on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway, the list is neither long nor comforting. Making matters worse, the facilities are, on most occasions, dysfunctional.
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