Motorists no longer have to pay toll on the Delhi-Noida-Direct flyway, which is an example of a public private partnership that had not seemed to be loaded in favour of the common people
GN Bureau | October 27, 2016
It is a court ruling that brought cheer to thousands of motorists who everyday use the DND flyway that connects Delhi with Noida. The Allahabad high court ordered the flyway to be toll free on a PIL filed by the Federation of Noida Residents Welfare Associations (FONRWA).
Several protests had taken place to demand that the DND flyway be made toll free. Motorists had to pay a toll of Rs.28 to use the 9.2 km long flyway. During rush hours, the toll plazas used to packed with cars waiting impatiently to reach their destinations.
It was a PPP model that came in for severe criticism. According to the World Bank, there is no one widely accepted definition of public-private partnerships (PPP).
Read Asian Development Bank’s Public Private Partnership handbook
The PPP Knowledge Lab defines a PPP as "a long-term contract between a private party and a government entity, for providing a public asset or service, in which the private party bears significant risk and management responsibility, and remuneration is linked to performance". PPPs typically do not include service contracts or turnkey construction contracts, which are categorized as public procurement projects, or the privatization of utilities where there is a limited ongoing role for the public sector.
We are again running a 2010 story on the PPP model.
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