For removal of Kherki Dhaula toll, Gurugram residents to go on indefinite fast
Gurugram: A dozen of residents of New Gurugram area plan to sit in on an indefinite fast from January 10 to put pressure on the government for removal of Kherki dhaula toll.
The protest comes after the government announced that owing to the challenges in the departmental work, the shifting of the toll will take time.
While the 65-acre area of Sehrawan had been earmarked, the officials of National Highway Authority Limited (NHAI) has now expressed reservations over the new location.
It has come to notice that the new forms is a vital part of the green belt area of Aravallis that consists of various wildlife animals including the Leopards.
For lakhs of Gurugrammers who either work in Manesar or reside in new Gurugram travelling through Kherki Dhaula has been nothing but a misery. Various challenges at the toll have resulted in several alterations being reported. Taking cognisance of the complaint, the Haryana government have decided to move the toll.
However, even after one year of the formal announcement, the plan has hit a roadblock due to various challenges.
Many, however, admitted that since Kherki toll is a major revenue generator there is a delay. What has led to even more flaring of tempers is the decision to implement a steep increase in toll rates.
Now for one way, a passenger vehicle which used to pay Rs 60 will now have to pay Rs 65 and heavy commercial vehicles which used to pay an amount of Rs 185 will have to pay a one-way toll of Rs 190.
Unhappy over the move, various citizens have taken to social media in expressing their anger.