Gururgam: If there was any hope that the incident of a woman getting punched by a man on June 21 would have sensitised the commuters it ultimately just turned out to be a wish. Flaring temper of commuters has resulted in violence against toll attendant on two consecutive days.On Thursday, angered over the payment of toll, a person was brazen enough to drag a toll attendant 100 metres on the bonnet. He was later arrested. If this incident was not enough, on Friday afternoon, Kripal Singh who is the public relation officer of the private company that is operating the toll plaza head got busted by brick by an angry Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmarkcommuter. The commuter fled from the spot after hurting the officials. Meanwhile, the senior toll official has been admitted in a private hospital in Gurugram where he is getting the treatment. The incident occurred at around 1:20 pm. “We have registered the complaint in the case and will soon get hold of the culprit involved. From the information we have got the attendant is said to be out of danger,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsWhen asked about the recurring incidents of violence at the toll plaza the official said, “Violence of any means should be condemned. You may have your differences but that should not amount to hurting anyone. The law enforcement officials are committed to bringing to all those people to book who hurt someone either intentionally or in the fit of rage.” Most of the residents however claim that repeated acts of violence are the cause of increased frustration of the toll plaza not being removed despite the assurances by the Haryana government. For lakhs of Gurugrammers who either work in Manesar or reside in new Gurugram travelling through Kherki Daula has been nothing sort of misery. Various challenges at the toll have resulted in several alterations being reported. Taking cognisance of the complaint the Haryana government have decided to move the toll. However even after one year of the formal announcement the plan has hit a roadblock due to various challenges. Many however admit that since Kherki toll is a major revenue generator there is a delay. What has led to even more flaring of tempers is the decision to implement a steep increase in toll rates.
Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara was appointed as the Minister of National Integration, Reconciliation, and Official Languages today.Former Media Minister Keheliya Rambukwella was appointed as the State Minister of Media and Digital Infrastructure today by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette)