NHAI to ensure fast-tracking of National Highways! To deal with the lapses in the construction of National Highways, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is acting tough on the defaulters by taking strict action.
Recently, the highway authority has debarred Lion Engineering Consultants in association with Synergy Engineering Group Private Limited from engagement in future NHAI projects for six months’ duration. The company was engaged for consultancy services of Authority Engineer for supervision of four-laning of Barhi-Hazaribagh highway section in Jharkhand. It failed to perform the assigned duties while delivering services for the infra project as well as executing the provisions made in the contract agreement.
The firm was issued a Show Cause Notice on account of deficiencies in consultancy services. According to the highway authority, the reply given by the consultant explaining the deficiencies were found to be unsatisfactory. Some major deficiencies/discrepancies in the project’s consultancy services included the following points: