RTI reveals KMP expressway still incomplete after missing four deadlines
An application was filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to know about the extension of the deadline for the completion of Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway project after the project missed its last deadline of May 31, 2013.
The reply to the application provided by the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC), states that there was no intimation about the extension of deadline by the concessionaire, KMP Expressways Ltd.
While replying to another RTI query regarding the number of times extension was given to the concessionaire, HSIIDC said that the initial date of completion of the KMP Expressway, also known as the Western Peripheral Expressway, was July 29, 2009. After the concessionaire missed the first deadline, it assured targets on December 2010, June 2011, November 2011 and May 21, 2013, but failed to achieve it.
However, the concessionaire said that according to a Chandigarh district court's order, no penal action is to be taken against the concessionaire regarding the payment of damages due to the delay in the completion of the project.