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Residents of 14 villages petition NHAI for access to Delhi-Vadodara expressway

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:42 PM IST

Residents of nearly 14 villages from Palwal, Nuh and Sohna have petitioned the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), requesting the authority to grant them access to the DND-Delhi Vadodara Expressway (NH148NA) through the creation of a cloverleaf interchange.

Local residents said, despite over 3,00,000 people living in the vicinity, they have not been given any access to the under-construction DND-Delhi Vadodara Exressway. Residents allege that the access will give them an easy access to commute easily towards Delhi and Jaipur and will boost the economic activity of the region, thereby generating employment. Sarpanches of around 14 villages, including Hajipur, Manuwad, Dehlaka, Bilhaka, Johlaka, Paroli, Kiranki Khedli, Khuntpuri, Chandpur and Dilani, said that they have written to union transport ministry and the NHAI, for giving them access to the expressway.

Prem Mohan Gaur, a resident of village Hajipur, who is spearheading the demand for the interchange, said that access to highway will help the farmers commute easily and also help them to take their produce to different markets in the neighbouring states. “The people can go to urban areas for jobs. It is a travesty that on a highway, which is built on their land, the farmers don’t have access. We have approached the ministry, local leaders and apprised them of the issue,” said Gaur, adding that they are planning to file a writ petition in the Supreme Court to get relief in the matter.

Locals also said that they will launch a protest movement and hold demonstrations and, if the need arises, hold sit-ins at the site if the interchange was not created to give access to locals. Villagers also pointed out that a railway station is also coming up at Silani as per the orbital railway plan of the Haryana government and the interchange at the highway will boost access to both road and rail infrastructure. “Although the government talks of multimodal transport but when things happen on the ground, the plans are never implemented,” said a local resident on the condition of anonymity.

NHAI officials said that work on this stretch has already been awarded and work shall start from March. Manoj Bansal, project director, Faridabad, said that the decision to provide an interchange has to be taken by the headquarters. “The proposal will be considered on the basis of cost, technical feasibility, and the decision has to be taken by NHAI headquarters. The cost of the interchange would be minimum 20 to 25 crore,” said Bansal.

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11 drones pressed into service to keep check on farmers’ rally in Gurugram

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:06 PM IST
The police on Tuesday pressed 11 drones into service to monitor the farmers’ tractor rally at key points along their designated routes
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Government employees felicitated for Covid-19 duties at Republic Day celebrations in Gurugram

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
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By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
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Locals greet farmers, shower them with flowers during rally

By Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:05 PM IST
As the convoy of farmers marched along the Delhi-Jaipur highway on Tuesday, locals at various points showered flower petals in a show of solidarity
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Commuters take long detours to reach Manesar, Gurugram

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Farmers’ tableaux portray constraints posed by farm laws

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By Sadia Akhtar and Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
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By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
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By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
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Farmers gear up for rallies to Delhi on Republic Day

By Leena Dhankhar and Sadia Akhtar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:36 PM IST
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Two dead, two injured in separate accidents in city

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 10:43 PM IST
Two people died while two others were injured in three separate road accidents on Saturday
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