NHAI to think of settlement with contractor of Expressway
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Monday told the Delhi High Court that its board would consider an out-of-court settlement with the concessionaire operating the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
NHAI counsel Sudhir Nandrajog told Justice S Muralidhar that its board had decided to convene a meeting on August 13 to consider the proposals to settle the differences between the parties. The court granted time till August 30 to the NHAI and deferred the hearing till then.
The highway authority had told the court that a meeting was held last month between the NHAI Committee and Delhi-Gurgaon Super Connectivity Limited (DGSCL), the concessionaire, and the issues between the two parties had been settled. However, it said internal approvals were required for formalising the settlement.
The court had directed the NHAI to meet the concessionaire to resolve the dispute and reach an amicable solution. The NHAI had accused DGSCL of committing fraud by re-financing the project without getting its approval.
The highway authority had ordered termination of its contract with DGSCL, further stating that the concessionaire had failed to improve services at the toll plaza.
The High Court had stayed the implementation of the NHAI notice to cancel the contract after DGSCL approached the court last year to restrain the highway authority from taking coercive action against it.
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