The government has initiated action on the reports alleging payment of 1.18 million dollar bribes to the officials of the NHAI by an American firm, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.
The highway is being widened at the Kathora Gram Sabha in Jagdishpur block. Work had begun in this regard a year ago. Locals alleged three days ago, NHAI had started to demolish houses and shops in the area to make way for a “bylane” of the highway.
Major irregularities running into Rs 240 crore in the acquisition of land for National Highway 74 in Udham Singh Nagar district were detected in a report submitted by the Kumaon Commissioner earlier this year.
In the FIR, allegations have also been raised against officials for allegedly changing land use from agriculture to non-agriculture on an earlier date so that a higher compensation amount could be paid for the acquired land.
On Thursday, Trivendra Singh Rawat said that both he and Gadkari believed in zero-tolerance against corruption.
Total expenditure incurred during the last five years (2010-11 to 2014-15), including private investment, to execute National Highway projects under PPP.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) got the work of installing nets started ahead of opening the bypass in 2012 as the hilly slopes en route the bypass could give in anytime, especially during the rains.
The petitioner said that non-issuance of 24-hour tickets also led to traffic jams.
In all, 34 projects stretching across 3,500 km are expected to benefit immediately from the measure, said ministry sources.
The concerned IE, both individual and the firm, shall be accountable for the assessment of the extension recommended in the concession period.
Roads ministry to leverage on the newly conceived hybrid annuity model to offset risks and attract private sector to invest.
50 projects, with total cost of Rs 45,000 crore are likely to benefit from the CCEA approval for the assistance by the NHAI.
Capital infusion for all projects that have been languishing as on Nov 1, 2014.
To promote road safety and proper highway management, the app will be introduced integrated with transport registration network by December.
In cases where the project has been completed but the firm has high debt on its books, a lag in growth of toll revenue is putting pressure on their ability to service their debt.