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Dwarka Expressway’s blocked again, steel barriers stronger than CM’s orders


GURUGRAM: Dwarka Expressway’s reference to NH-8 used to be blocked with a steel barrier on Friday, two weeks after a concrete wall on the similar spot used to be introduced down on chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s orders.
In a significant embarrassment for the Haryana government, Delhi-Gurugram expressway (NH-8) concessionaire MCEPL post as many as 20 steel barricades on the website online to divert residents of recent sectors to the Kherki Daula toll plaza instead of directly driving directly to NH-8.

MCEPL officers mentioned they might get well the cost of installation of the obstacles (Rs 2.8 lakh) from Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP), which had on January 23 razed the wall MCEPL had previous constructed there. Its next attempt to install barricades on the website online, on January 29, used to be met with stiff resistance from native residents. MCEPL has a freelance with the National Highways Authority of India to assemble toll.

CEO S Raghuraman mentioned the 2m-tall and 40m-wide barricading covers the entire width of the Dwarka Expressway. “We have spent Rs 2.8 lakh to get the 20 steel obstacles made. We will ship this invoice to HSVP, as they are liable for demolishing this wall. We constructed the wall at Rs 1.75 lakh in 2016,” he mentioned.

Duty Justice of the Peace Hitender Sharma, the tehsildar of Gurugram who used to be provide on the time of installation of the obstacles, mentioned there used to be no opposition from native residents this time. “Around 70 police workforce have been deployed on the website online and no one resisted the move,” he mentioned.

Even despite the fact that the principle get right of entry to to NH-8 has been blocked, a 20m muddy stretch which passes via an adjoining plot is open, giving commuters get right of entry to to the provider street of the highway. “I have written to the deputy commissioner asking for them to seal this leakage,” mentioned Raghuraman.

Furious residents wondered the government’s intention, asking why it didn't approach the courtroom for a keep on this case. MCEPL has already got a go-ahead to seal the website online from Delhi top courtroom, which it had approached soon after the demolition of the wall. “I fail to understand why the Haryana government didn’t pass to courtroom for a keep against the order which the toll operator got to block the website online the place the wall existed. It’s the similar BJP government on the Centre and the state, and each have betrayed us,” mentioned Kirti Singh, a resident of Sector 84.


Chandra Shekhar, every other resident, mentioned, “It’s unhappy that no one thinks of recent Gurugram residents. Now I have to trip an extra 3-Four km day by day and wait at toll queues. Friday has been a black day for brand spanking new sectors.”


Some residents mentioned the have an effect on of this wall coming up once more within the type of steel obstacles could take a toll on the health of native residents. “Who shall be answerable for any delay in case of a clinical emergency. There are always long queues on the toll plaza,” mentioned Vivek Paliwar, a resident of Sector 85.


The case regarding the wall is below litigation, and it will arise in Delhi top courtroom on February 19. “This topic is an important for the government as public sentiments cannot be ignored now. These steel obstacles should pass,” mentioned a state government legit.




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