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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 236
ANSWERED ON:  22.12.2022
Safety of Bridges on National Highways
Behanan Benny
Manish Tewari
Will the Minister of



ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has implemented stringent measures to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of old road infrastructure as the bridges on NHs in the country have a twenty-five per cent mortality rate and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether the Government proposes to introduce safeguards to prevent untrained/unskilled bidders from obtaining public sector contracts and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether the Government proposes to devise a framework/policy to evaluate the status and the age of every bridge in the country and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether the Government proposes to introduce a monitoring mechanism to ensure structural integrity of road infrastructure, especially old bridges; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
(SHRI NITIN JAIRAM GADKARI)

(a) to (e) A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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