In another case of high handedness and complete disregard for the laws of the land, the Congress Party supporters were allowed in Delhi from Delhi Gurgaon Expressway toll booths free of charge to participate in the rally this weekend.
Thousands of vehicles ferrying Congress supporters to the party’s rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on Sunday were allowed free passage at the toll plaza of the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. Vehicles, including trucks and other commercial vans, which were used to ferry supporters from Gurgaon, Rewari, Mewat and other parts of Southern Haryana passed through the expressway.
But, the toll operators did not stop any vehicle bearing flags and posters of the Congress party. The boom barriers at both the toll plazas (Delhi-border Sirhaul and Kherki Daula) were lifted for all rally-bound vehicles.
Just this free passage meant loss of lacs for the toll operator firm – Delhi Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL).
Sources in the DGSCL confirmed the loss of lakhs of rupees due to free passage given to rally-bound vehicles. The Gurgaon police, however, denied of any ‘special’ instructions being issued to the toll operator for allowing free passage to rally-bound vehicles.
Not just the toll tax but even the South Delhi Municipal Corporation waived off the Entry Tax as well to the Congress Supporters!
It is obvious that if this wasn’t a trend already, it will be now. Other parties – where the functionaries run on testosterone as opposed to brains will try their best to out do the Congress party.
This makes one think if the Indian Political system itself is stacked against the long term infrastructure businesses, which are so much required by the country?