Opposition to toll station near Palwal village grows : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Bijendra Ahlawat

Palwal, April 14

Opposition to the next toll plaza at NH 19 near the district’s Gadpuri village has grown, with demands to drop the move.

Goes against the assertion of the Minister of the Union

The Union Transport Minister had said that the minimum distance between the two toll points should be 60 km, but the one near Gadpuri village is 30 km from Badarpur Square and 40 km from the Karman border square. BJP leader Tek Chand Sharma

At present, the trial phase should be operational soon. Resistance against the start of the toll point also came from opposition and ruling party supporters.

BJP leader Tek Chand Sharma expressed his displeasure with the toll plaza at a meeting he led recently in Prithla.

He said the establishment of a toll near the village of Gadpuri went against the recent statement by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.

“The Union Transport Minister had said that the minimum distance between two toll points should be 60 km, but the toll plaza near Gadpuri village is 30 km from Badarpur toll plaza and 40 km from the Karman border square,” he said.

He said a multi-stakeholder meeting had been convened to discuss the issue and strategize.

Nain Pal Rawat, an independent MP for the Prithla Assembly segment, said he had demanded a review of the decision to find out whether it was in line with the law.

Former Minister Karan Dalal called the toll plaza illegal and said he would file a PIL in the High Court as the plaza breached the 60km distance standard.

Apart from the toll plaza, the newly constructed four-lane flyover inaugurated at Palwal was also a gross violation of standards, he said, adding that a signature drive would also be launched on the matter.

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