NHAI debars these companies from future highway projects

New Delhi: NHAI has debarred Lion Engineering Consultants along with Synergy Engineering Grp Pvt Ltd from engaging in any future national highway project for six months. Lion Engineering Consultants was engaged by NHAI for consultancy services of Authority Engineer for overseeing four laning of Barhi-Hazaribagh section of highway in Jharkhand.

Lion Engineering Consultants failed to perform its duties. A show cause notice was issued by NHAI to the company due to deficiency in the consultancy services. Some of the deficiencies found by NHAI are lapses in the quality control of the said project and deficiency in carrying out the much needed monthly inspection. 

NHAI also found that Lion Engineering Consultants was hiding information in regard to bad pavement design which resulted in wrong pavement thickness. Other deficiencies were also found like issuance of non conformity reports and follow-up action. There was also negligence in supervising the project work like quality of the project, NHAI said in a statement. 

NHAI had earlier debarred Theme Engineering Services Pvt Ltd. for a similar period due to poor quality of work.