According to an official spokesperson, after inspecting the work site, Langer asked the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), which is executing the project, to complete the work by December this year. The four-laning work on the 30-km-long road began in October 2018 and is set to be completed this year. The Rs 917 crore project is part of the Prime Minister’s Development Package announced in 2015.
Langer requested NHIDCL to impose penalty with immediate effect on the defaulting contractors for delay in work on package 2 and 3 of the road project. He asked the officials of NHIDCL to set weekly, monthly targets and expedite the work to complete the work on time.