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NHAI cancels work of major infra companies due to faulty bidding

Author: IANS/Monday, November 6, 2017/Categories: Infrastructure

NHAI cancels work of major infra companies due to faulty bidding

New Delhi, Nov 3 - The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has terminated the work contracts of several companies, including Larsen and Toubro and Essel Infra, due to faulty bidding for Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects and Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) projects.

The termination of contracts have been done since 2014, and NHAI has asked for representations, if any, on the works to be made to the General Manager (Technical) of the division concerned at the NHAI head office by November 6.

Among the projects of infra giant L&T that have been cancelled include a six-lane project in Maharashtra's Pimpalgaon-Nasik-Gobde section. 

"The L&T has also been barred to bid for PPPs till March 28, 2019 and for EPC projects till March 28, 2018," said official documents from the NHAI, which are with IANS.

Essel Infra has been barred from bidding for PPPs till July 21, 2019 while it also cannot participate in EPC projects till July 21, 2018.

According to NHAI, the notice cum list was uploaded to the website for three days and has been removed now as the message has been conveyed to the companies.

Other companies whose projects have been cancelled and barred from participating in EPC and PPP projects include Hindustan Construction Company, AMBA infrastructure, and Soma Enterprises.

Hindustan Construction Company has been barred to bid for PPPs till March 30, 2020 and from EPC projects till March 30, 2019, while the NHAI has terminated its 4-lane project in West Bengal, said the official document.

Several projects in Bihar being done by companies such as Gammon Infrastructure, and Progressive Constructions in a joint venture with MVR have been cancelled.

Gammon was barred from participating in PPP projects till August 28, 2017.

KSS Petron Private Ltd, Valecha Engineerings, and Karystroy Service Investments Pvt Ltd have been barred from participating in PPP projects till March 19, 2020, while they cannot participate in EPC mode projects till March 19, 2019.

Corson Corviam has been barred from participating in PPP contracts till March 3,2020 while it can't bid for EPC mode projects till March 14, 2019.

Transstroy (India) Ltd has been barred from PPP projects till May 5,2020 while it won't be eligible to participate in EPC projects till May 5, 2019.

In the northeast, JKM Infra and NKC projects won't be eligible to participate in PPP projects till January 2020 and EPC projects till January 1, 2019.

In West Bengal, Madhucon Infra's four lanning of Barasat-Krishnagar section on NH-34 has been cancelled and it can't bid for PPP projects till May 2, 2019 and EPC projects till May 2, 2018.


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