Ramban Tunnel contractor fined Rs 85 million for tunnel collapse

01 Oct 2022

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has taken action against the contractor of the Ramban Tunnel project on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, which collapsed in May, killing ten workers inside. Ceigall India-Patel Engineering, the joint venture in charge of project execution, was fined Rs 84.6 million and barred from all central government projects for six months. The company will also have to pay to fix the problems that caused the collapse. The company will have 10 days to submit the penalty amount. Furthermore, the highway authority has ordered the immediate removal of key personnel involved in the project and their debarment for a year.

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