House panel seeks report on delayed NHAI projects

Written by fe Bureau | New Delhi | Updated: May 1 2010, 04:40am hrs
A parliamentary committee has asked road transport and highways ministry to submit a report on delayed national highway projects within six months, as it seeks to ascertain the financial impact of such projects on government finances. Since there are several projects of national importance which have been inordinately delayed, the committee would like to know the details of all such projects and also the observed projected dates of their completion as also the reason for the delay, the Public Accounts Committee said in its report tabled in Parliament on Thursday. The report was on the performance of road transport and highways ministry.

Out of 210 ongoing projects under flagship National Highways Development Programme, 123 are running behind schedule. Among the 230 projects that have been completed so far by NHAI, 74.8% were delayed.