NHAI to crack down on road developers for delaying projects, ignoring quality standards

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) plans to crack down on developers that fail to ensure road projects are developed on time and meet quality standards.

The regulator has already debarred three contractors after lapses were found in the quality of their work in existing and ongoing projects.

The authority declared Gayatri Projects a “non-performer” after it found defects in the ongoing four-laning of the road from Sultanpur to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, NHAI said in a statement on June 10.

Earlier this week, NHAI banned Lion Engineering for six months, saying the consultant failed to perform its duties while delivering services and executing provisions made in the contract for the four-laning of the Barhi-Hazaribagh section in Jharkhand.

The authority also debarred Theme Engineering Services for six months for poor quality work.

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