Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Penalties on contractors for poor maintenance and operation of National Highways

The construction and maintenance of National Highways (NHs) is a continuous process which is done by the contractor or concessionaire as per provisions made in the contract or concession agreement. Adequate provision regarding maintaining standard of road quality and imposition of penalty in case of default are there in the contract. The routine inspections are done by engineers before and after monsoon in their jurisdiction to assess site condition. The funds for maintenance of NHs in the current financial year are as follows:-

The State and UT-wise details of funds allocated for maintenance & repair of NHs during the current financial year is as follows
S No
State/UTs/Scheme
Allocation in Rs Crore
1
Andhra Pradesh
58.20
2
Arunachal Pradesh
29.75
3
Assam
73.34
4
Bihar
57.05
5
Chhattisgarh
35.21
6
Goa
21.70
7
Gujarat
88.01
8
Haryana
45.91
9
Himachal Pradesh
74.92
10
Jammu & Kashmir
10.28
11
Jharkhand
50.26
12
Karnataka
96.70
13
Kerala
86.77
14
Madhya Pradesh
36.05
15
Maharashtra
129.72
16
Manipur
30.99
17
Meghalaya
94.16
18
Mizoram
124.68
19
Nagaland
55.08
20
Odisha
51.17
21
Punjab
57.49
22
Rajasthan
77.38
23
Sikkim
6.28
24
Tamil Nadu
68.79
25
Telangana
47.77
26
Tripura
43.72
27
Uttar Pradesh
101.73
28
Uttarakhand
21.88
29
West Bengal
56.88
30
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
0.00
31
Chandigarh
1.11
32
Dadar & Nagar Haveli
0.11
33
Daman & Diu
0.07
34
Delhi
0.98
35
Puducherry
1.94
36
NHAI
100.00
37
NHIDCL
50.00
38
BRO
100.00

This information was given by the Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today (July 24, 2017).



Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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