Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
26-April-2012 17:29 IST
Time-Limit for Maintenance of Newly Constructed Highways


Completed sections of public funded stretches of National Highways (NHs) under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) are maintained through Operation & Maintenance Contracts (O&M) or long term Operation – Maintenance - Toll (OMT) concessions. O&M contracts are short term contracts, generally for a period of one year. These are item rate contracts. Supervision is carried out by Supervision Consultants.  Under OMT concept, maintenance is awarded to a concessionaire for a period of 4 or 9 years. The concessionaire collects toll and provides O&M services throughout the concession period. The performance of the Concessionaires is monitored by the Independent Engineer.

            The State-wise details of complaints received by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) regarding non-compliance of criteria/rules for M&R of NHs along with the action taken are given below:-


Sl. No.


Details of complaints received

Details of action taken thereof


Andhra Pradesh

Lack of maintenance of NH-7 Kurnool to Anantapur.

Investigations are underway and it is premature to comment anything on the outcome of the investigation at this stage.


Bihar / Jharkhand

Short term improvement / maintenance of Aurangabad-Gorhar section from km 180 to 320 and from km 398.75 to 441.563 in the State of Bihar & Jharkhand on NH-2.


Haryana / Punjab / Rajasthan

Poor maintenance of NH-1 Panipat-Jalandhar (Haryana & Punjab) section and NH-8 Jaipur-Gurgaon (Rajasthan & Haryana) section.



Non-maintenance of Pune-Satara section of NH-4 (BOT basis) and work under PIU Chitradurga on NH-4.



Against NHAI officials of PIU, Bhubaneswar regarding maintenance work.


Tamil Nadu

Faulty annual maintenance in Chennai-Vellore section of NH-4.


Uttar Pradesh

Maintenance / renewal of Agra-Aligarh section of NH-93 from km 0.00 to 79.00 (for road stretch from km 29.00 to 40.00).


West Bengal / Odisha

Short term improvement / maintenance of Kharagpur-Balasore section in West Bengal & Odisha.




This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Shri Jitin Prasada   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.





Sanjay Kumar/kd