NHAI asks officials to strictly monitor condition of National Highways
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 06-Mar-2018

New Delhi, March 6: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is taking all efforts to ensure that National Highways are of good quality, safe, reliable, comfortable for road users and are maintained well.

In a recent directive NHAI Chairman Deepak Kumar has asked all Regional Officers and Project Directors to strictly monitor the road conditions and take timely action for rectification of damaged stretches through the concessionaires and contractors if the same is within their scope or through a selected agency, as per the extant policy of NHAI.

He has directed that in case the concessionaire and contractor fails to fulfil its contractual O&M obligations, appropriate damages as per agreements should be levied and appropriate action for maintenance should be initiated forthwith.

Also, he has emphasized that if there is any laxity on the part of Independent Engineer, appropriate action against them will be taken.

The field officials are also being encouraged to take corrective and preventive action so that adequate maintenance is done on these projects. In this regard, NHAI also takes cognizance of complaints received from road users about poorly maintained National Highways.