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Hurdles in land acquisition process? NHAI to scrap part of contract

NHAI Chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu said the matter of land acquisition should not be left pending as it leads to litigation cases in the future.

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.The process began with NHAI settling an arbitration claim worth about Rs 650 crore with Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) for nearly Rs 200 crore through a conciliation process.

Megha Manchanda New Delhi
To reduce build-up of arbitration cases, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has asked its project managers to cancel portions of the proposed contracts in case of hurdles in the land acquisition process.
 
NHAI Chairman Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, in a letter to the authority’s regional offices and project director, has said the matter of land acquisition should not be left pending as it leads to litigation cases in the future.
 
“In future, the stipulated land would be acquired and handed over encumbrance free to the contractor in time or that part of the project will be cancelled

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First Published: May 26 2020 | 10:08 PM IST

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