Govt admits delay in 140 road projects
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 23:02
New Delhi: The government on Wednesday admitted in Rajya Sabha that as many as 140 road projects out of 211 are delayed due to factors like increase in construction material prices and problems in land acquisition.

"Out of 211 projects under implementation with NHAI, 140 projects are running behind schedule," Minister of State for Road Transport R P N Singh told Rajya Sabha in reply to a query.

"The projects are delayed due to various reasons including increase in prices of construction materials, delay in land acquisition, utility shifting, obtaining clearances from forest/environment, poor performance of some contractors and law and order problems in some states," he said.

Escalations due to delay are paid as per contract provisions, Singh said adding that progress of projects was closely monitored and concerted efforts were being made to expedite land acquisition.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 23:02

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