Well, there is good news for our readers who encounter Gurgaon Toll frequently as the toll has been cancelled for the next 15 days starting from Tuesday midnight.
The order was passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court yesterday, which restrained Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL) from collecting the toll stating that DGSCL have failed to ensure smooth & free flow of traffic.
Acting Chief Justice Jasbir Singh and Justice Rakesh Kumar Jain of the Division Bench passed the order after DGSCL failed to ensure the traffic chaos at toll plaza leading to a loss of both time and fuel. The bench has also directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to find a permanent solution along with the state authorities and DGSCL representatives.
The decision came after Gurgaon Police submitted the report stating that the concessionaire lacked in recruiting the staff and is not taking proper corrective measures to invest more in infrastructure and manpower. The High Court has also directed the Haryana Government to deploy police personnel to ensure the safety of toll plazas. The next hearing will be held on 20th September.
It’s anticipated that the closing of toll will save approximate 15-20 minutes of travelling time between Delhi-Gurgaon plus a saving of Rs21.