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The Punjab and Haryana High Court Monday lifted the ban on collection of toll during peak morning and evening traffic hours on the busy Delhi-Gurgaon expressway. All vehicles passing through the toll plaza will now have to pay toll from Tuesday evening.

A division bench of the court lifted the ban while hearing the case here Monday.

The high court had recently told the concessionaire, Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited, not to collect toll from private vehicles during peak traffic hours from 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 5.30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The restricted ban on toll collection was imposed Sep 28.

The bench told Haryana Police to ensure that no vehicle was allowed to take a U-turn at the toll barrier near Ambience Mall on the Gurgaon side. It directed police to issue tickets to motorists taking a U-turn at the toll plaza.

The high court had Sep 4 imposed a complete stay on toll collection on all vehicles for 15 days. It later extended the ban twice.

The toll collection was stayed following the failure of Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited to de-congest the busy expressway, which was seeing huge traffic jams due to the toll plaza.

On Sep 20, the high court had allowed the concessionaire to collect toll from commercial vehicles.

The high court was not impressed by the measures taken by the concessionaire to end traffic snarls and harassment of motorists at the toll plaza.

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