|Language / February 23, 2021|
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to periodically conduct quality audit (audit) and independent inspection of the projects. This will ensure quality in the construction of projects. Under this, 51 projects have been selected in the first phase. In its statement today, the authority said that to ensure high standards of quality during construction of the projects, it has decided to undertake independent inspection of its existing national highway projects across the country.
The statement said that this would ensure the construction of world class highways. NHAI said, ‘Under regular quality checks the engineers and consultants of the authority are inspecting the projects on a regular basis with the project directors. Apart from this, independent inspection of projects will also be done from time to time to strengthen the quality audit system.
NHAI said that the motive behind this whole exercise is to assess the quality system and implementation of the developers. The authority said that inspection of the quality of the projects would not only ensure compliance with the standards, but it would also confirm the contract conditions and better engineering practices.
NHAI said, “To achieve this objective, various quality inspection teams have been formed for inspection of national highway projects. These teams are headed by retired officers of the chief engineer level of the central and state governments.
India-Mauritius Free Trade Agreement
India and Mauritius have signed a free trade agreement. Under this, more than 300 household goods from agriculture, textiles, electronics and other sectors will get entry into the market at concessional customs duty in Mauritius. It was informed in an official statement on Tuesday.
The India-Mauritius Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement was signed in Port Louis on Monday by Commerce Secretary Anoop Wadhawan and Mauritius Regional Integration and International Trade Secretary (Foreign Affairs) Rajudat Hemmandil Dillam, according to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Mauritius Prime Minister Pravin Jaganath and India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar. language