Women to man Kherki Daula toll plaza on Haryana-Delhi border

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Gurugram, April 26 (IANS) It will soon be an all-women affair at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Gurugram-Delhi Expressway for the collection of the tax on vehicles, an official said on Wednesday.

Kherki Daula toll plaza comprises 23 lanes/booths, of which 10 are being manned by women staff since April 24.

An official of toll collection company Skylark Infra Engineering Private Limited said the women have been skilled under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

These women, apart from one in administration, hail from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

“We have hired these women staff through Varanasi-based training institute. Twenty more women from there are expected to reach Gurugram on Wednesday night,” Skylark Project Head Piyush Gandhi told IANS.

Gandhi said all 30 women will collect toll at 23 tollbooths from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The company has arranged for guest house accomodation in Kherki Daula for these women and provided pick-and-drop and food facilities free of cost.

On an average, nearly 70,000 vehicles cross the toll plaza daily. Skylark company assured of enough security at the toll plaza.

Tollbooth collectors Sanju Kumari, 19, Purnima Yadav, 20, and Mayanka Sharma, 23, said they were selected for the job after undergoing training for three weeks, adding that they were enjoying their work.

Their colleague Mamta said she had learnt how to deal with different kinds of commuters daily. “After duty hours, we enjoy spending time together,” said Purnima Yadav.

–IANS

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