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300 villagers create ruckus near Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza in Gurgaon
Around 300 people including some sarpanches, some local leaders and hooligans from nearby villages created ruckus and beat up the toll workers and officials at Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza on Tuesday morning. They forcibly opened the toll and also threatened workers of dire consequences.

The villagers went on rampage on the toll. They even tore important documents of the toll company, broke the boom barriers and shattered the glasses of the booth. They robbed Rs 50,000 from the booth. The toll workers were held hostage for some time. The situation was completely out of hand. This undesired chaos continued for one and half hour at toll although the police reached the place well before that.

All these rioters have more than 10 commercial vehicles and they do not pay toll tax despite having all facilities. No private and commercial vehicles are exempted from the toll as per rules. But these people from villages have been continuing with their shenanigans and owe the Rashtriya Nirman Abhiyan of the government as they have not paid toll for the last six and half years.

Last week, toll collectors informed the commercial vehicles through a notice and requested them to pay toll from 15 August, 2014. This did not go well with the people from nearby villages. They reached the toll plaza in great number. Even the toll workers were taken as hostages in the presence of Sarpanches and Police.

Following this unexpected incident, Skylark Highway Solutions Company sent a written complaint to the Police Commissioner of Gurgaon and Chief administrator of NHAI. The company also requested the administration to lodge FIRs (First Information Report) under various sections of Indian Panel Code (IPC) against all the rioters, who destroyed the toll booth, interfered with the government revenue collection and for thrashed the toll workers and threatened them to death and also set the toll plaza on fire.

The company also alleged that these people run a racket under which they are making huge money by passing the commercial vehicles from other areas free without paying toll. Thus they are setting the government revenue back. Such activities are causing the loss of Rs 10 lakh to the government revenue on daily basis.

Skylark also wants to meet the Additional Chief State Home Secretary and Chief Secretary within this week and they have requested the Police Department to avail police personnel of 30 policemen at Kherki Daula Toll Plaza. From next week, any commercial vehicle denies paying toll will be issued a legal notice. Under the next proceedings, NHAI Administrator will be sent a proposal to act against the commercial vehicles that do not pay the tax and cancel their permits. Apart from this, commercial vehicles in industries from Gurgaon, Manesar, Baval will be requested to stop using the commercial vehicles of unsocial elements.

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