Various steps are taken by the Government to monitor and check the construction quality of National Highways (NHs). All NHs are constructed as per quality standards specified in the Ministry and Indian Roads Congress (IRC) specifications. This is ensured by appointment of consultants as Authority’s Engineer/ Independent Engineer for day-to-day supervision for implementation of quality assurance/control as specified in contract/ concession agreement. The sub- standard works found, if any, are got rectified and re-laid as per specifications.

Addressal of Complaints regarding quality of Construction Work on National Highways and corrective measures taken thereof is a continuous processOfficials of National Highways Authority of India, National Highways & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Border Roads Organisation, Public Works Departments/ Road Construction Departments/ Corporations of State Governments/ Union Territories undertake inspection and Contractors are directed to take necessary corrective measures to remove sub-standard works.  In case of any defaults, actions against defaulting agencies are taken as per the provisions of agreements.

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