Builders, maintenance agencies face graded penal action in case of defects in highway design, construction


The highway builders and maintenance agencies are now liable to pay a penalty of Rs 1 crore to Rs 10 crore and they will not be allowed to bid for any highway project for two years in case of any failure of structure or highway due to defects in design, construction or maintenance claiming any human life. The company concerned has to bear the expenses for carrying out rectification, according to NHAI.