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‘Gurgaon tollgate caters to double its capacity’

Too much: Traffic police tells Punjab & Haryana high court that around 2 lakh vehicles use facility daily

More than double the number of vehicles cross the toll barrier on the Gurgaon-Delhi Expressway than its capacity.

Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Bharti Arora told the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday,that the tollgate has been designed to handle about 100 to 120 vehicles per hour,per lane.

But the Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited’s data reveals that between 2 lakh and 2.5 lakh vehicles cross the tollgate every day,which is “double than what the toll barriers are designed for”.

Arora said this has been creating 2-km traffic snarls that take hours to clear.

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In an affidavit to the court,she said the tollgate’s capacity has to be increased to 150 vehicles per lane,per hour to meet the rising demand. There are currently 16 lanes on each side of the toll barrier.

The tollgate’s design has been obstructing flow of traffic inside Gurgaon,especially commuters travelling from west of the expressway to the eastern side,she added.

ROW REACHES COURT

The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway operator,facing termination notice from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI),informed the Delhi High Court on Thursday that it was close to resolving the differences amicably.

The NHAI,in its response,said internal approvals were required for formalising the settlement.

The court adjourned the matter for August 6,granting both parties time to resolve the issue.