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Gurgaon industrial bodies refuse to pay Rs200 crore for removal of Kherki Daula toll

Industrial bodies in Manesar decided against contributing a share to remove the Kherki Daula toll

gurgaon Updated: Mar 20, 2017 23:57 IST
Dhananjay Jha
Dhananjay Jha
Hindustan Times
Industrialists in Manesar have repeatedly sought the removal of the Kherki Daula toll saying it causes long traffic snarls and delays delivery of products.(Parveen Kumar/HT File Photo)

Representatives of Gurgaon’s industrial bodies said they will not make a financial contribution for the removal of the Kherki Daula toll. Earlier, the industries had agreed to pay Rs200 crore and the rest of the amount was to be paid by realtors and the state government.

In a meeting held a week ago, members of industrial bodies in Manesar decided against making the contribution. They said that the state government will have to pay the liabilities to the concessionaire.

The two industrial associations of Manesar — Manesar Industry Welfare Association (MIWA) and IMT Manesar Industrial Welfare Association (IMT-IWA) — have refused to contribute.

Manoj Tyagi, general secretary IMT-IWA, said, “We will not pay any amount to HSIIDC in this regard. The government should find a way out on its own because the toll has been causing massive disturbances.”

“There is no question of financial contribution in order to get rid of the Kherki Daula toll. Earlier, we were thinking of paying Rs200 crore but the members’ consensus was against it,” Manmohan Gaind, vice-president of MIWA, said.

Industrialists in Manesar have repeatedly sought the removal of the Kherki Daula toll, as it causes long traffic snarls and delays delivery of products to and from the factories.

Industries keep posting pictures of the massive jams daily on the official social media pages that include all top officials of the Haryana government. The industries want removal or shifting of the toll for better industrial growth.

The industries said that Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) has failed to find a solution till date.

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Sudhir Rajpal, the director of HSIIDC, said, “We will get in touch with them (industrial bodies) and find out a way to remove or shift the toll.”

In January, the principal secretary of Industry, Devender Singh, had appealed to the stakeholders, including the industries, to share financial liabilities.

In an HSIIDC board meeting held earlier this year, it was decided that Rs600 crore — contributed by builders, industries and HSIIDC — will be paid towards removal of the toll.

First Published: Mar 20, 2017 23:57 IST