Ministry of Road Transport & Highways

Road Accidents Due to Potholes

Posted On: 02 DEC 2019 3:45PM by PIB Delhi

National Highways are being designed, constructed and maintained as per Indian Roads Congress(IRC) codes/guidelines and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’s specifications. Various safety measures are made as an integral part of the highway development projects depending upon the site requirement and availability of lands. The work of development and maintenance of National Highways are carried out by executing agencies viz NHAI/NHIDCL/State PWDs. In the EPC document there is a provision that the contractor shall at all-time maintain the project highways in accordance with the provision of contract agreement in time bound manner. In Public Private Partnership (PPP) Projects the Concessionaire are liable to maintain the roads (NHs) for the concession period/ which may varies from 15-30 years in general. However, in EPC mode the contract is liable to maintain/repair the defect for 5-10 years (depending upon type of pavement) as per Ministry’s guidelines.  In case of any discrepancy during execution stage, concessionaire or contractor is penalized as per the conditions of contract.

This information was given by the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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