Delhi-Gurgaon toll plaza to be removed tonight

From midnight travel on Gurgaon expressway will be toll free.

After a Delhi high court order issued on Wednesday, the Union highways ministry has issued a notification scrapping toll collection at Delhi border plaza.

The fresh toll rates at the second plaza, Kherki Dhaula, on this 28 km highway will be released by Thursday morning.

The move will bring huge relief to the daily commuters between Delhi and Gurgaon.

In his judgment, Justice Manmohan Singh detailed the payment to be made by the lead banker Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) to the present operator Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Ltd (DGSCL) to meet its pending liabilities.

Once the first toll plaza is removed, tolling will be allowed only at the second toll plaza at Kherki Dhaula.

“We have found solution which is win-win one for all parties. But the main focus of the arrangement is the commuters who had been facing major traffic jam on this stretch on regular basis. Traffic passing through Kherki Dhaula plaza will pay the toll for entire stretch,” said an NHAI official.