The consultancy firm involved in the project will also be fined up to Rs 40 lakh.
NHAI has formulated a strict policy to deal with major defects in construction. Under the new policy, NHAI will ban such contractors for any NHAI project for three years.
- Last Updated:February 3, 2021 1:33 PM IS
new Delhi. With the construction of the road, it turns into pits. The collapse of flyovers or bridges without any disaster. Cracks in the construction. To prevent such big messes, National Highways Authority of India, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI, NHAI) has formulated a strict policy. Under this, the defaulters will be fined up to Rs 10 crore. Not only this, that firm or person can be banned for three years.
NHAI has said that its move is aimed at maintaining high quality standards in the development of highways. NHAI said in a statement that in order to deal with the shortcomings in the development of highways, it has issued a strict policy to take punitive action against contractors for any deficiencies in the construction standards of bridges or structures, etc.
Such is the policy
If a construction causes loss of human life, a heavy fine of up to Rs 10 crore and a ban on the firm / personnel will be imposed for 3 years. Major lapse but where no casualty is reported, the guilty contractors / firms will be fined up to Rs 5 crore with a sentence of up to 1 year. Also, a ban of up to 2 years will be imposed on the personnel concerned. However, for minor flaws in which no casualties have occurred, the fine or company will be fined Rs 30 lakh. Also, the firm will have to bear the cost of fixing the construction to carry out the improvement work apart from a written warning.Action will also be taken on consultancy firm
The NHAI statement said that the consultancy firm involved in the project will also be fined up to Rs 40 lakh. Also, the consultancy firm will be removed from NHAI projects for a period of up to three years. If the messing contractor, company or consultancy firm still does not improve, then fine and penalty will be increased by 50 percent. Apart from this, NHAI will also take appropriate action on the officials related to the project. In such cases an expert committee will be formed. During the period of investigation, the contractor / concessionaire and the concerned personnel of the consulting firm may be suspended from working on any other projects of the project / authority.