Indian government to launch quality audit of highway construction

WCN Editorial Team 1 Aug 2022 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

India’s Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has initiated a step to conduct an audit of construction quality and safety aspects of the already constructed and under-construction road stretches, reported Times of India.

The ministry has selected six independent experts to analyse various stretches of the flagship Char Dham road project in the state of Uttarakhand.

According to officials, this mechanism would be ‘institutionalised’ for the highway sector.

This mechanism is intended to ensure that the construction of the road projects in the country aligns with the requisite parameter quality set by the government.

The experts will review the setup of engineers, including their capability for handling the projects.

Besides assessing the quality of work and services by contractors, they will be tasked with identifying the bottlenecks in the projects.

The expert team will also provide recommendations for completion of road construction projects within time.

An official was quoted by the publication as saying: “They will also carry out road safety audits including the design, construction and maintenance of guidelines such as barricading, signage, marking and night visibility. Responsibility will be fixed for any poor quality work.”

The government has a road construction target of around 25,000km in two years and about 22 green express highways, reported Zeebiz.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Image: The expert team will also provide recommendations for completion of road construction projects within time. Credit: BIld av Pexels från Pixabay.

With 11 websites and newsletters covering all the key areas within the construction industry, World Construction Industry Network is the leading global construction information resource. READ ABOUT US
PRIVACY POLICY

STAY IN TOUCH!

LATEST TWEETS

World Construction Network | www.worldconstructionnetwork.com is a product of GlobalData. Copyright © 2022 GlobalData. All rights reserved.