Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday ordered resumption of round-the-clock collection of toll tax from vehicles plying on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway.

The Court, however, directed that a red line be marked at a distance of 400 metres from the toll collection points and if the queue hits that line, Gurgaon traffic police will allow free passage to vehicles to avoid traffic jam.

It also ruled that if vehicles coming from Jaipur side want to take a U-turn, they can take the service lane but will not head towards the DLF or Ambience Mall side.

A Division Bench of Justices Satish Kumar Mittal and Inderjit Singh also directed the concessionaire to install signboards along the road to facilitate the commuters.

On September 4, the court had barred the concessionaire from collecting toll from motorists on the expressway, but on September 28, it allowed collection of the same except during rush hours between 8:30 AM to 10 AM and from 5:30 PM.

On October 3, the court had maintained status quo on its September 28 order.

The court, on previous hearings, had also pulled up Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), the concessionaire, for failing to find a solution to traffic chaos on the expressway.


Latest News from India News Desk