Road Bypassing Kherki Daula Toll Plaza In Gurgaon Becomes Operational
If comparatively, affordable property lured homebuyers to new Gurgaon, the thought of the Kherki Daula toll plaza made them think again. Residents of new Gurgaon sectors, especially those who live in sectors beyond the toll plaza, had to pay a toll to move to areas such as the Golf Course Road, the Sohna Road and the Faridabad Road while daring long traffic jams. That is a thing of the past now with the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) on January 9 opening a five-kilometre road that would end the trouble of these residents.
This four-lane road connecting the Southern Peripheral Expressway with the National Highway-48 (NH48) will now allow commuters to reach Manesar and Sectors 81 to 95 without having to pay a toll. From the Southern Peripheral Expressway, the road goes towards Shikohpur and from there till the NH-48. Those commuters who are approaching the city from Jaipur can also take this road by making a U-turn. Since this road will allow inter-state commuters to bypass the toll, the concessionaire of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway Millennium City Express, has raised strong objections to the opening of the road and might drag the HSVP, previously known as HUDA, to court over the matter.
It is worth mentioning here that the government was looking to shift the Kherki Daula toll plaza site to Sehrawan in Manesar. The existing plaza site is notorious for the long traffic jams that are a common sight here. This toll plaza has also had an adverse impact on Gurgaon real estate, with homebuyers showing an unwillingness to invest in projects lying close to the plaza. Once the toll site is shifted to some other place, demand for housing in several property markets will shoot up.
According to media reports, the toll plaza might be removed altogether because the cost of shifting it may be too high. The removal of the toll plaza would make the Delhi-Manesar industrial area stretch toll-free, giving a major boost to property markets nearby.