NHAI suspends officials of L&T, AECOM as portion of road on Dwarka Expressway collapses

New Delhi: NHAI has suspended main official of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and supervision consultant AECOM as a portion of an under-development road on the Dwarka Expressway collapsed. The road is an elevated road.

The officials have been suspended till such time an investigation in the whole matter is able to come out with the facts of the accident. 

"Authority has viewed the incident seriously and pending the outcome of the investigation by the committee, the concerned key personnel of the contractor L&T and Supervision Consultant AECOM have been suspended as per Standard Operating Procedure of NHAI," NHAI said in a press statement.

The site of the accident is now being handled with the required precautions taken to prevent any further damages, the statement said. 

Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, earlier this month, had visited the expressway to gauge the progress of this 30 kms project that is being constructed with an investment of Rs 10,000 crore.