NHAI debars yet another firm from ongoing & future projects, tags it non-performer

New Delhi: After taking action on Lion Engineering Consultants along with Synergy Engineering Grp Pvt Ltd, NHAI has now declared Gayatri Projects Ltd as a non performer. Iy has even debarred the infra player from participation in ongoing and future bids of projects of NHAI till such time the defects on Sultanpur- Varanasi project are not rectified in accordance with contract requirements.

NHAI said Gayatri Projects was engaged for four laning of Sultanpur-Varanasi highway project in UP and has “repeatedly violated the conditions of the agreement”.

'During audit by quality inspection team and regular inspection by NHAI officials, deficiencies in the project work were observed and were shared with the contractor for rectification,' NHAI said. Because of the non-compliance of the contract terms, a show cause notice was issued to the company. 

NHAI found major deficiencies in the said project like cracks on the concrete pavement at various places and slow progress of the project work. There was also lack of safety measures and road signages were found to be missing. Even the road safety of the users was compromised with.