GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2870
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.07.2009
Delay in NHAI Projects.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of various reasons attributable for delays in the various NHAI projects;
(b) whether it is a fact that same or most of the delays in the NHAI projects relate to land acquisition disputes;
(c) if so, whether Government would consider a better compensation mechanism, wherein landowners are compensated with land next to the highways which would significantly appreciate in value, and therefore, reduce risk of disputes; and
(d) if so, by when a decision in this matter is likely to be taken?
(e) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
(SHRI R.P.N SINGH)
(a) & (b): There has been some delay in implementation of some projects under NHDP due to various constraints. The major constraints in implementation of the projects are due to delay in land acquisition, utility shifting, obtaining clearance for forest / environment and Road over Bridges, poor performance of some contractors and law & order problem in some states.
(c) & (d): The land for the National Highways is acquired under the provisions of National Highways Act 1956. The compensation to land owners for their land is determined as per the section 3G of National Highways Act.