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He noted that although the initially planned completion date of Phase I of Bharatmala Pariyojana was 2021-2022, only 168 km of the port connectivity roads have been allocated while the remaining 2,105 km are in various stages of preparation. of the detailed project report (DPR). .
“The Committee strongly recommends that the ministry seriously examine the various factors hampering the award of these road projects and take urgent action and undertake dedicated efforts to iron out the same in order to support the growth of the maritime sector in the country,” said said the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture linked to the ministry in a report.
The panel also said that it was deeply concerned about the extremely slow progress of the ongoing development works of port connectivity roads under Bharatmala Pariyojana.
Regarding the workforce situation at NHAI, the panel expressed regret to note that the total workforce working at NHAI, including regular officials and those in delegation, as of March 31, 2021 is only 1,122 out of the total sanctioned workforce of 1,892.
“The committee is convinced that given the enormous financial allocation given to NHAI each year, it is relevant to ensure that a sufficient workforce is in place to make optimal use of the available funds.” , did he declare.
It recommended that the ongoing comprehensive review of the existing NHAI recruitment rules be finalized at the earliest and that sincere efforts be made to ensure that current vacancies in the NHAI are filled at the earliest.