In the past 25 days alone, the Dwarka Expressway Welfare Association, a group of residents and homebuyers, has gathered nearly 18,000 signatures for their online campaign aimed at putting pressure on the government to shift the Kherki Daula toll elsewhere. They say it hampers intra-city commuting for nearly two lakh homebuyers who had shifted to the sectors along Dwarka Expressway.
Pradip Rahi, general secretary of the association, said, “Many commitments were made by the government to shift or remove the Kherki Daula toll, but now it’s been more than one and a half years and we doubt the government’s intention to do anything about the problem at all. It’s a daily struggle for the residents to cross the heavy traffic at the toll.”
The association had launched the campaign in the second week of December on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter and soon saw a huge response from people. The association is also planning a peaceful protest on the issue.
“On January 20, homebuyers will gather at Sector 84 and will lead a protest march to Kherki Daula toll. Those who have signed the online petition will join in. Our protest is aimed at drawing the attention of the centre and the state governments,” said Prakhar Sahay, a member of the association.
The association will also submit a letter to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.