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Notice issued to NHAI by the Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has issued notices to National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) on plea seeking basic amenities including emergency services on the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways.

The notices to the two authorities came on a plea filed by advocate Amit Sahni. The advocate had highlighted the absence of basic facilities on Western Peripheral Expressway or Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway. The highway was made operational about two years ago.

The petitioner also claimed that he had made representation to NHAI to provide the facilities, but no action was taken on his plea.

Both the Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways are expected to divert over 50,000 heavy vehicles away from the National Capital there by reducing pollution in a big way.

The petitioner has also sought a direction to officials to ensure basic facilities like petrol pumps, ambulance, toilet complex eateries and police patrolling vans on both expressways.

The petitioner also said that National Highways connected to Delhi have facilities like helplines for crane, ambulance, route patrol and that the same should be extended to the two highways.

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