The government has recently announced that the Kherki Daula toll plaza would be shifted beyond the NSG complex in Manesar and a large plot in Sehrawan has been identified for its relocation. However, a final call on the same will only be taken once there is some clarification on the status of the land. Thus, the toll will be shifted 8 km towards Manesar from the current location. Authorities have reportedly confirmed that the transfer of land to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) is being taken up on priority to facilitate the relocation. The entire process of finding the land for shifting the toll plaza is being coordinated by Gurgaon MP and Union Minister of State for Planning Rao Inderjit Singh.
Residents of newer sectors of Gurugram have lauded the proposal of shifting the Kherki Daula toll. Employees working in industrial townships of Manesar, Dharuhera and Bhiwadi, who pass through this stretch every day, have to wait in long queues at the toll. The decision comes in the wake of both industrialists and residents demanding relocation of Kherki Daula toll.
"We have been looking forward to the shifting of Kherki Daula toll, and this development has come as a major relief to us. The move will decongest the area as well as reduce commuting time for those plying on this stretch. It will surely benefit people who are residing or planning to move into newer sectors of Gurugram," says Atul Dev, a DLF Gardencity resident.
"Shifting of Kherki Daula toll has been demanded by residents and industrialists alike for a long time. The news of its relocation will be a game-changer for the newer sectors of Gurugram. No longer will we have to wait in long queues at the toll. It will not only ease congestion but also ensure smoother flow of traffic," says Vishal Srivastava, another DLF Gardencity resident.