FIDIC AND NHAI CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT: A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON INDIAN HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
Conference: Creative Trends in Engineering and Technology
The contract is one of the most essential elements of any construction project. National highway\ndevelopment in India is financed predominantly by World Bank which envisages the need for global tendering and\ncontracting procedures, which envisages adopting any of the global contracting techniques. One of the proven systems of\ncontract that is adopted globally is Fédération Internationale Des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) contracts. However in\nIndian context the contracts are developed based on the guidelines and specifications laid down by Ministry of Road\nTransport and Highways (MORTH) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) conditions of contract.\nThe main aim was to identify and analyse contractual issues in National Highway and State highway construction\nprojects based on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract scheme laid down by National Highway\nAuthority of India (NHAI) guidelines. The study compared selected clauses and outlined various aspects regarding\nexecution of real time highway construction project based on EPC mode of NHAI conditions of contract for with FIDIC\ncontract.
CTET - 2016