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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
03-September-2012 16:58 IST
Execution of NH Projects
Some National Highways projects have been delayed due to various reasons such as delay in land acquisition, shifting of utilities, obtaining environment, forest clearances and railway approvals, poor performance of contractors and law & order problems in some States, etc. The steps taken by the Government to remove the bottlenecks and accelerate the progress of construction of National Highway (NH) projects include setting up of Regional Offices by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) headed by Chief General Managers with adequate delegation of powers, setting up of special land acquisition units, setting up of High Powered Committees under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretaries of State Governments to resolve the bottlenecks relating to shifting of utilities, land acquisition issues, etc. Further, all projects are closely monitored and periodically reviewed at the Headquarter as well as the field units for expeditious completion.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

SanjayKumar/kd