Does anybody has any Idea when Haldiram Toll Plaza is Going to move ? I am planning to book some project after the Toll Plaza.
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  • vinaybhatia, thanks for the share .

    Though this & the current events look contradictory, if enough pressure builds for something which looks justified, we could see the shifting of the toll in question .

    Until it moves, it is there .

    Let's wait & watch .
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  • Local administration is getting serious to resolve long queus at toll plaza.

    ‘Red line’ as green light for toll gates: Traffic cops - The Times of India
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  • Let's see, where all this accumulates to -

    ?Remove toll plazas by Jan 26? - Times Of India
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  • Originally Posted by MANOJa
    Let's see, where all this accumulates to -

    ?Remove toll plazas by Jan 26? - Times Of India


    Hi
    Greetings

    Comments to the news are definitely enjoyable..LOL, cant stop laughing,,

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  • Yes, i also had an hearty laugh :D.


    Originally Posted by BlessU
    Hi
    Greetings

    Comments to the news are definitely enjoyable..LOL, cant stop laughing,,

    Cheers
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  • Haryana govt in talks to buy Gurgaon toll plaza



    Haryana govt in talks to buy Gurgaon toll plaza

    The toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon express way has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons
    Sanjeeb Mukherjee / Gurgaon November 03, 2012, 15:12 IST

    Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the state government is in talks with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Ministry of Road Transport to buy out Gurgaon Toll Plaza, which has been caught in a logjam because of dispute over toll charges.

    The toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon express way has been in the news recently for all the wrong reasons.

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court made the Plaza toll-free on the Delhi-Gurgaon border for a period of two weeks after the cancessionare - Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL) - failed to provide a proper plan to avoid congestion at the toll.

    Earlier, the NHAI had also sent a notice to terminate contract to DGSCL, an issue which was later resolved out of court.

    On the recent union Cabinet decision to defer a decision on minimum support price (MSP) for wheat, Hooda said that he has written to Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar to hike MSP as fertilzer costs have gone up.

    Haryana is the second largest wheat producer in India.

    The Cabinet recently deferred a decision on minimum support prize for wheat for 2013-14 crop marketing season (April-March). Earlier, the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) recommended to freeze MSP of wheat at 2012-2013 level of Rs 1,285 per quintal to curtail the rising subsidy.

    On the repeated labour problems in Gurgaon hurting investor sentiments, Hooda said there is no general issues with labour in Gurgaon, but only specific problems which are being dealt on a case-by-case basis.

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    Though nothing about purchase intention is there in the news body, the heading is certainly catchy
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  • Originally Posted by BlessU
    Hi
    Greetings

    Comments to the news are definitely enjoyable..LOL, cant stop laughing,,

    Cheers


    lol.. police wale toll se bhi kuch kamane ki soch rehe honge..

    Thanks
    Alok
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  • Vehicles with Congress flag get e-way free ride

    Vehicles with Congress flag get e-way free ride

    Thousands of vehicles ferrying Congress supporters to the party's rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday were allowed free passage at the toll plaza of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Vehicles, including trucks and other commercial vans, which were used to ferry supporters from Gurgaon, Rewari, Mewat and other parts of Southern Haryana passed through the expressway.
    But, the toll operators did not stop any vehicle bearing flags and posters of the Congress party. The boom barriers at both the toll plazas (Delhi-border Sirhaul and Kherki Daula) were lifted for all rally-bound vehicles.

    The South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which levies entry tax on each commercial vehicle entering the national capital through expressway, also did not charge any tax from these vehicles.

    Officials of the toll operator firm, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL) that has already lost toll revenue to the tune of R10 crore following a ban on toll collection imposed by the high court in September, refused to comment on the matter.

    Sources in the DGSCL confirmed the loss of lakhs of rupees due to free passage given to rally-bound vehicles. The Gurgaon police, however, denied of any 'special' instructions being issued to the toll operator for allowing free passage to rally-bound vehicles.

    "We have no knowledge of rally-bound vehicles being allowed free-passage. There were no instructions to the toll authorities in this regard," ACP (Traffic) Ravinder Tomar said.

    Many Congress leaders said that vehicles which were part of their convoy enjoyed a toll-free ride on the expressway.

    A Haryana Congress leader and MLA Rao Dharampal said that he led a convoy of about 1000 vehicles carrying party supporters to the rally.

    "Our convoy did not face any problem at the toll plaza as the boom barriers were lifted without our people paying toll charges. We had supporters from neighbouring districts such as Mewat and Mahendergarh. How come they can charge toll from us? Haryana government is already planning to take over this toll plaza," the MLA said.

    Madan Lal Grover, member of Pardesh Congress Committee (PCC), who claimed to have led 325 vehicles to the rally, also said none of the vehicles in his convoy had to stop at the toll plaza.

    A toll collection staff said on the condition of anonymity that he had clear-cut instructions from senior officials to not to charge toll from the vehicles carrying Congress flags.



    Vehicles with Congress flag get e-way free ride - Hindustan Times

    ha ha Kangress Palty jeenda bad!!!!
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  • Originally Posted by BlessU
    Vehicles with Congress flag get e-way free ride

    Thousands of vehicles ferrying Congress supporters to the party's rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday were allowed free passage at the toll plaza of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Vehicles, including trucks and other commercial vans, which were used to ferry supporters from Gurgaon, Rewari, Mewat and other parts of Southern Haryana passed through the expressway.
    But, the toll operators did not stop any vehicle bearing flags and posters of the Congress party. The boom barriers at both the toll plazas (Delhi-border Sirhaul and Kherki Daula) were lifted for all rally-bound vehicles.

    The South Delhi Municipal Corporation, which levies entry tax on each commercial vehicle entering the national capital through expressway, also did not charge any tax from these vehicles.

    Officials of the toll operator firm, Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL) that has already lost toll revenue to the tune of R10 crore following a ban on toll collection imposed by the high court in September, refused to comment on the matter.

    Sources in the DGSCL confirmed the loss of lakhs of rupees due to free passage given to rally-bound vehicles. The Gurgaon police, however, denied of any 'special' instructions being issued to the toll operator for allowing free passage to rally-bound vehicles.

    "We have no knowledge of rally-bound vehicles being allowed free-passage. There were no instructions to the toll authorities in this regard," ACP (Traffic) Ravinder Tomar said.

    Many Congress leaders said that vehicles which were part of their convoy enjoyed a toll-free ride on the expressway.

    A Haryana Congress leader and MLA Rao Dharampal said that he led a convoy of about 1000 vehicles carrying party supporters to the rally.

    "Our convoy did not face any problem at the toll plaza as the boom barriers were lifted without our people paying toll charges. We had supporters from neighbouring districts such as Mewat and Mahendergarh. How come they can charge toll from us? Haryana government is already planning to take over this toll plaza," the MLA said.

    Madan Lal Grover, member of Pardesh Congress Committee (PCC), who claimed to have led 325 vehicles to the rally, also said none of the vehicles in his convoy had to stop at the toll plaza.

    A toll collection staff said on the condition of anonymity that he had clear-cut instructions from senior officials to not to charge toll from the vehicles carrying Congress flags.



    Vehicles with Congress flag get e-way free ride - Hindustan Times

    ha ha Kangress Palty jeenda bad!!!!


    BlessU ji,
    I'm sure the cost of that Kangress flag would be Rs 100/- (which DogVJ sing would be selling, outside madam's house)....Pun Intended ;)
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  • ok this is great place
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  • Hi
    Greetings

    With the very connected congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi fighting for DGSCL, it is unlikely that Haryana Govt can get rid of Toll. This is given and unfortunately this bane to the Millennium city is going to stay now...

    NHAI junks Gurgaon e-way operator’s settlement plan
    Harish V Nair, Hindustan Times New Delhi, April 03, 2013

    The Delhi-Gurgaon expressway operator on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it was willing to get out of the project provided it was cleared off all the liabilities.

    But the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) rejected the proposal, saying “it was nothing new and the operator had to comply with all the obligations”.

    The NHAI had last year slapped a contract termination notice on the operator for violating terms of agreement.

    “It is a gross misinterpretation of facts to say that the toll plaza is running at a loss when it is profitable... attempts are being made to push us out just when profits have started coming in after we invested so much on the project,” senior lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi, counsel for concessionaire Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL), told justice Manmohan Singh.

    The operator denied NHAI’s allegation that it had “siphoned off” R676 crore meant for the toll plaza towards other projects.

    The court had on March 22 stayed a fresh show-cause notice issued by the NHAI to the operator on March 8 for its alleged failure to upgrade facilities and renovate the road that connects the national capital with the millennium city.

    The court, which is hearing a petition filed by DGSCL against the first termination notice on February 18, 2012, said operation of the fresh notice was stayed till the court took a final stand on the earlier notice.The fresh notice came five months after both sides said they had settled the differences between them and had signed a memorandum of understanding.

    The financiers of the project, Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd, had also signed the MoU.The NHAI board had also proposed that the number of trips for frequent commuters should be brought down to 40 a month against the existing 60 trips.
    NHAI junks Gurgaon e-way operator
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  • Delhi-Gurgaon only expressway against which NHAI received complaint

    Printed from Delhi-Gurgaon only expressway against which NHAI received complaint - The Times of India

    Delhi-Gurgaon only expressway against which NHAI received complaint
    Aditya Dev, TNN | Apr 29, 2013, 02.06 AM IST
    GURGAON: The Delhi-Gurgaon expressway is the only expressway in the country against which the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has received complaint over misappropriation of funds in the past three years.
    The NHAI has twice issued termination or show cause notice to the private concessionaire, Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL), in the past 14 months. A show cause notice for termination was issued by the NHAI to the private concessionaire on March 8, 2013, for failure to execute the measures and meet the targets as specified in the memorandum of understanding signed on September 18, 2012.

    In reply to a question asked in parliament recently, the road transport and highway ministry stated that it has received no such reports in case of public-funded projects. The ministry, however, stated that it has received complaint against the DGSCL under the build-operate-transfer (BOT) toll projects.

    The ministry was asked whether the government had received any complaints regarding misappropriation of funds at different toll plazas during the past three years and the current year, and details of the steps taken against the guilty toll plaza.

    NHAI first issued termination notice on February 18, 2012 to the DGSCL for executing a loan agreement with Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) on September 9, 2010, without the knowledge and prior consent of the highways authority. IDFC signed a loan agreement after completion of the project (commercial operation started in January 2008) without the knowledge and consent of the NHAI for refinancing the project for a debt of Rs 1600 crore.

    The highways authority issued a termination notice but the same was not given effect to as per interim order of the Delhi high court. Later, an MoU having the the terms of settlement was signed on September 18, 2012 between NHAI, IDFC and concessionaire in the high court.

    The NHAI board later in a meeting on January 30, 2013, accepted to acquire 74% equity shares in the DGSCL by IDFC either directly or through its associates or affiliates as per concession agreement. However, IDFC has informed that they could not acquire the shares due to non-cooperation by the concessionaire. The private concessionaire failed to execute the measures or meet the targets specified in the MoU. Accordingly, a show cause notice for termination has been issued to the concessionaire on March 8, 2013, by the NHAI. The concessionaire has filed a petition in the Delhi high court against the show cause notice issued by the NHAI. The matter is sub-judice at present.

    Replying to a question whether the government reviews the functioning of toll plazas on different national highways and expressways in the country, the ministry stated that functioning of the toll plazas is reviewed by the officials of the government and NHAI at different levels. Necessary corrective action as per the provisions in the contract agreement is being taken. Some of them are displaying proper fee display boards, excess/ less collection, depositing weekly remittance, maintaining server data, maintenance of proper records, facilitation of road users, staff welfare by the employer, review of complaints received at toll plazas. The government is implementing electronic toll collection system using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to improve the functioning of toll plazas on the national highways across the country.
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  • Originally Posted by subkashyap
    Only perception, not reality…
    Toll ke baad matt fass jana, it’s bad and not planned with very bad traffic.
    Toll will not remove in near future...
    Look at SPR road its decent, clean & well planned…


    its gonna shift,,,,search for it,,,,,many a articles,,,,,,news,,,,,the govt is doing evry possible thing,.,....its elections next year in haryana,....dey want votes,,,,
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  • Commuters see red as Delhi-Gurgaon expressway flouts HC line - Hindustan Times

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013

    Deevakar Anand and Leena Dhankhar, Hindustan Times
    Gurgaon , August 13, 2013
    First Published: 01:25 IST(13/8/2013)

    Commuters see red as Delhi-Gurgaon expressway flouts HC line

    As per a Punjab and Haryana high court order of September last, it is mandatory to raise the boom barriers at Sirhaul toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway once the traffic pile-up there goes beyond 400 metres. To ensure this, the 400-metre mark has been painted red on the road on each side of the Sirhaul toll plaza.
    This is one of several experiments initiated last year after the traffic situation went out of hands at the toll plaza.

    Other experiments included making the toll plaza free for 15 days and creating extra toll booths in the form of split tolls.

    But, despite everything, the traffic bottlenecks at the toll plaza still continue to agonise commuters.

    While the 15-day free period has long been over and the split tolls are working — these have proved to be somewhat of a damp squib — motorists often complain that despite court orders the boom barriers are not raised when the pile-up gets as long as 400 metres, an allegation denied by the toll operator and expressway concessionaire Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL).

    “I have no clue if they ever raise the toll boom barriers as I have been stuck in queues which have extended the 400-metre mark,” said Karuna Singh, a regular commuter on the expressway, which is a part of National Highway-8.

    A spokesperson of the Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited, however, said that the red line is very much there and whenever it is breached, the traffic police ensure that the boom barriers are raised and commuters get a free passage across the toll plaza.

    “Our personnel are always on alert, especially during the peak morning and evening hours and they raise the boom barriers when the pile-up touches the red mark,” said Bharti Arora, deputy commissioner of police, traffic, Gurgaon.

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court, in its order last year, had mandated the Gurgaon traffic cops stationed at the toll plaza to open the boom barriers if the congestion breached the 400-metre red mark.

    “That doesn’t absolve the operator from its responsibility of ensuring a free passage when required,” said Amberdeep Singh, another regular commuter on the expressway.

    Commuter speak

    Toll staff inconsistent in lifting boom barriers: Sanjay Gupta, west Delhi resident
    I have to drive down to Gurgaon from my west Delhi residence 2-3 times a week. It takes me about 45 minutes to reach Sirhaul toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. However, quite a few times, it took me 30 to 40 minutes to cross the toll plaza, especially during the morning peak hours.

    In the mornings, the traffic congestion is on the Delhi side and during the evening it is on the Gurgaon side, and you can witness the situation going out of control. You can’t do anything but helplessly wait for your ordeal to get over. The pile-ups, like on last Thursday, stretch for more than a kilometre.

    I got stuck on the Rajokri flyover and had to drive continuously for about 40 minutes to be able to cross the toll. Since I use a smart tag to pay the toll, I couldn’t figure out if the expressway operator had raised the boom barriers as required once the traffic pile-up crosses the 400-metre mark.

    There are two points I want to highlight here.

    First, nobody knows who is responsible for implementing the court order of opening the toll barriers in case the pile-up crosses the 400-metre mark. The motorists who wait in the long queues cannot figure that out and they just want to come out of the hell somehow.

    Second, it’s not just about the extra time that one loses waiting at the toll but the unpredictability of the jams makes it even more agonising.

    One never knows what traffic situation he/she is going to face on reaching the toll plaza. I thank my stars sometimes when I get through the toll plaza within five minutes, but this never happens during the morning and evening rush hours.

    E-way official version

    DGSCL spokesperson
    “In order to improve the traffic flow at the Sirhaul toll plaza, the Honb’le Punjab & Haryana high court had directed that a red line be drawn on the ground at a distance of 400 metres from the toll gates on either side.

    Whenever the traffic was congested and exceeded the red line, the traffic police was directed to lift the boom barriers to ease the flow. We have followed the directives of the high court and the red line was painted on the ground in September.

    Cameras have also been installed at that point so that the control room can see whenever the red line is breached and we open the boom barriers accordingly.

    The Gurgaon traffic police are also present at the toll plaza and near the red lines. Whenever the length of stationary traffic exceeds the red line, they lift the boom barriers to ensure that the traffic flow is eased.”

    Commuters see red as Delhi-Gurgaon expressway flouts HC line - Hindustan Times
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