National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday said it has decided to carry out periodic quality audits and independent inspection of its projects in order to ensure quality construction. In this regard, 51 projects have been identified in the first stage.
“To ensure adherence to the highest quality standards during construction of projects, NHAI has decided to launch a drive for independent inspection of its ongoing National Highways projects across the country, by involving reputed retired government officials,” NHAI said in a statement.
According to the statement, this will be a significant step towards construction of world class highways. As a part of routine quality checks, Authority engineers and consultants along with project directors have been carrying out regular inspection of the projects.
“In order to reinforce the Quality Audit Mechanism, periodic independent inspection of the projects will also be carried out in addition to the existing arrangement,” it said.
NHAI said the broad objective behind the exercise is to assess the quality system put in place by the developers and its implementation.