Developers offer Haryana a deal on toll plaza removal

Stepping into the row over the mess at the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway toll plaza,developers in Gurgaon have offered to compensate the possible loss in case Haryana government makes the expressway toll-free.

Written by MUKESH BHARDWAJ | Chandigarh | Published: May 10, 2013 2:38:56 am

Stepping into the row over the mess at the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway toll plaza,developers in Gurgaon have offered to compensate the possible loss in case Haryana government makes the expressway toll-free.

But developers are also asking for removal of revenue rastas (roads) in licensed colonies,so that the area could be used for development.

The developers had brought up these issues in a meeting with Town and Country Planning department in March. The state government is looking at their suggestions.

“It was pointed out that the realtors were relieved after the High Court banned collection (of toll) for three weeks on the road. The flow of traffic during that period became very smooth,” the meeting noted.

Rajiv Singh of DLF,who led the 15 developers at the meeting,said the developers would consider the option of paying for the loss in all seriousness.

“This option came up at the meeting. Since it involves so many developers,a follow up might take some time. But we shall pursue it after some consensus is reached between the government and the developers,” Singh said.

About the revenue rastas,the developers said they had become redundant after the colonies were developed.

“Since alternative development plan/sectoral plan,these rastas serve no purpose. Hence,a simplified procedure to enable transfer/exchange of such land with the panchayats needs to be put in place,” the developers said.

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