22nd September, 2011
Posted by Navin Harish - 4 Comments
Traveling to Gurgaon seems so much nicer now as compared to a few years ago. The smooth roads, the long flyovers help you glide smoothly… till you reach the Toll Plaza. This is when you wonder why is it suddenly okay for the government to charge you for something that till now was free.
Sure the condition of the road is so much better and there are no signals where you have to stop and there are not many exit-entry points which help in avoiding congestion on the road but isn’t this something that any Highway and roads authority should strive to provide to citizens? I don’t know why this needs to be sponsored by the citizens as directly as paying toll. We are already paying enough taxes including road tax which should be sufficient to cover the cost.
Another thing I wonder is why the toll is Rs21 and not 20. Why do you have to add the complexity of 1 Rupee to a transaction that was already taking more time than what the highway is saving me?