Maharashtra: Government links contractors' toll exemption compensation to road quality
Maharashtra's government has decided to pay toll-exemption compensation to contractors based on the quality of roads. On tolled roads, small passenger vehicles are exempted from toll charges; the government compensates for any loss incurred by contractors due to this exemption. The government would now measure road quality (roughness index) every three months and release compensation only if the quality is up to the mark.
An official from the public works department said, "If the roughness index is not as per standards, the road will be repaired at the risk and cost of the contractor, and the expenditure will be deducted from the compensation amount payable to the contractor."
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