Ban on China companies unlikely to hit ongoing highway contracts

The government’s crackdown on Chinese companies may not hit ongoing highway contracts as any disruption at this juncture can potentially derail these projects. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will complete these contracts but will not award fresh projects to Chinese firms. “There are 10-12 projects being executed by Chinese companies in joint ventures with Indian firms. They will be allowed to function but there will be no new contract for Chinese firms,” an official said. As far as the contracts where the tenders have been floated, the issue will .....

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