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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

CM Manohar lal Khattar announced that kherki daula toll will be shift with in 6 months.

CM Manohar lal Khattar announced that kherki daula toll will be shift with in 6 months.

GURUGRAM: Chief minister Manohar lal khattar on Saturday announced that the kherki daula toll plaza will move out of its current location to another location almost 15km down the jaipur highway with in 6 months. Khattar made the announcement while

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar

addressing a group of industrialists and residents of new sectors at an event in Manesar. “Land acquisition for shifting of the toll plaza has been done. It (the shifting) should be done within the next six months,” Khattar said,

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Kherki Daula toll plaza Gurgaon

Govt. Gets Land Kherki-Daula Toll Plaza to be Shifted To Pachgaon

The Kherki Daula Toll Plaza will soon move out of Gurugram’s city limits, to another location almost 15km down the Jaipur highway, senior government officials said on Wednesday. The officials said the Punjab and Haryana high court had allowed the state government to take over 50 acres of land in Pachgaon to move the toll plaza there.

This will bring huge relief to thousands of residents living in Gurugram’s new sectors, especially those around the Dwarka Expressway who have had to absurdly pay toll for commuting from one part of the city to another. Residents’ groups have been agitating for the removal of the toll plaza for years.

The toll plaza at  Kherki Daula on the Delhi-Jaipur highway is the only one that remains in the immediate vicinity of Delhi, not counting the MCD toll booths for commercial vehicles. The Sirhaul toll plaza was removed in February 2014 and the Noida’s DND toll in October 2016. But this one doggedly remained in the face of frequent protests. It became a major issue in the recently concluded assembly election: BJP eventually lost the seat, Badshapur, to Independent candidate Rakesh Daultabad.

Officials told TOI that the high court’s order, delivered by a two-judge bench of justices Manjuri Nehru and Rajan Gupta, was passed in an ongoing dispute between the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) and land owners after two days of back-to-back arguments.

“After a long judicial process with multiple hearing dates, we got the much-need land for constructing the toll plaza in Pachgaon. All the departments concerned played their part in providing relevant documents to support the arguments in the court,” said a senior government officer. Another state government officer added, “An action plan will be devised once the final order is out. And if things get going and all necessary clearances and acquisition are done timely, it will take about 3-4 months to build the structure of the toll plaza on the land in Pachgaon.”

Initially, the Kherki Daula toll plaza was supposed to be shifted to Sehrawan but the plan was changed after environmentalists protested, saying the area was a wildlife corridor. Later, Pachgaon was identified for this purpose and a 36-lane toll plaza planned there.

While HSIIDC has about 38 acres of land in Pachgaon to give NHAI to set up the toll plaza, the remaining land was stuck in litigation. The case dates back to 2014 when land owners moved the high court against a government land acquisition bid, claiming 1,128 acres in Pachgaon were agricultural land, and could not be used for development projects.

The fate of the main case is yet to be decided. “The court has given order to release 50 acres of land for shifting the Kherki Daula toll to Panchgaon on the basis of our public interest petition filed in January 2019. Hopefully, the state government will now transfer the land to NHAI,” said Ashok Kumar Malik, president of the United Association of New Gurugram.

Over the years, the fight inside and outside of the court became intense, with residents persisting for a solution. Last month, residents of sectors 81 to 115 paved a 300-metre shortcut to bypass the toll plaza. But the very next day, the toll concessionaire, with the help of police, dismantled the road. Residents took to the streets and protested. Gram panchayats lent their support too, making it a big issue before the polls.

NHAI initiates takeover of land to build Delhi stretch of Dwarka e-way

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), on Thursday, started taking possession of land in a 1.25-km stretch between Delhi and Haryana where no public land was available.

Dwarka e-way,NHAI,National Highway 8In a major step towards starting the construction of the Delhi section of Dwarka Expressway, officially known as the Northern Peripheral Road (NPR), the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), on Thursday, started taking possession of land in a 1.25-km stretch between Delhi and Haryana where no public land was available.

The NHAI initiated takeover of 25 hectares, comprising three private farmhouses, necessary for construction of the 9.6-km Delhi stretch of the 27.6-km-long expressway.

“After the publication of Section 3(D) of the National Highway Act, the land belongs to the Central government. We started the process of taking over the three farmhouses, which would be completed by Friday evening,” said a senior NHAI official, who confirmed the development but preferred to remain anonymous as he not authorized to speak to the media.

The expressway, which is being built as a bypass of the NH8 that cuts through Gurugram, will connect Shiv Murti on Delhi Gurugram Expressway with Kherki Daula, also on the same highway, via Dwarka, Bijwasan and New Palam Vihar. The NPR will also pass through a number of new sectors in Gurugram.

The Dwarka Expressway, which was first conceived in 2006, is divided in four parts. The first stretch would be 5-km-long, from Shiv Murti to rail underbridge near Sector 21, Dwarka. The second stretcg would be 4.5-km-long, between rail underbridge and Delhi-Haryana border on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. The third would be 10.2-km-long, starting from the border to rail overbridge in Basai. This stretch will pass through sectors 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110, 111, 112, and 113 in Gurugram. The fourth stretch would start from the rail overbridge and end at the intersection of the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) near Kherki Daula, covering 7.9km.

Prakhar Sahai, key member of the Dxp Welfare Association—a group of homebuyers along the sectors lining Dwarka Expressway—welcomed the development and called for work to start at the earliest. “This is a positive development and should be taken to conclusion,” he said. ment but preferred to remain anonymous as he not authorized to speak to the media.

 

 

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