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    KMP Expressway runs into fresh dispute
    Hitender Rao, Hindustan Times
    Chandigarh, February 15,

    Already delayed by more than three years, the Kundli Manesar Palwal (KMP) Expressway project has run into a fresh dispute. The concessionaire for the project, M/s KMP Expressways Ltd, has invoked the arbitration clause of the concession agreement following a dispute with the Haryana government on


    the change of scope of the project.

    While the concessionaire initially claimed Rs. 527 crore that was brought down to Rs. 199 crore for the change of the scope of work done so far, the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Corporation (HSIIDC), which is the executing agency for the project, has finalised the claimed amount to Rs. 79 crore. Haryana officials said the concessionaire had submitted inflated cost estimates against the change of scope.

    The HSIIDC has also raised a bill of Rs. 180 crore on account of negative change of scope due to the reduction in quantity of fly ash and granular sub-base (GSB) used in the construction. This means that the concessionaire will have to pay the state government the differential amount.

    The concessionaire has challenged the details of change of scope and invoked the arbitration clause as per dispute resolution provisions of the concession agreement. It has also given a notice for the constitution of an arbitral tribunal and nominated its arbitrator - BP Bhattacharya.

    The HSIIDC has also appointed a former engineer-in-chief of Haryana PWD, KB Lal Singal, as its nominee arbitrator. The third arbitrator is yet to be appointed.

    HSIIDC officials said that cost estimates against the change of scope would be finalised after adjusting the financial implication on account of negative change of scope. "The concessionaire should complete the project first. The issues pertaining to change of scope will be settled thereafter,'' said an HSIIDC official.

    A KMP Expressways Ltd spokesperson said: " The arbitration clause has been invoked because the funds payable due to the change of scope of the project were not being released to us. The Haryana government felt that the change of scope claims raised were on the higher side even though a breakup was provided. Arbitrators from both parties would arrive at a just figure for the change of scope claims that the Haryana government should be agreeable to pay. If the change of scope claims do not get sorted out, there could be a delay in the project. But now a fast-track arbitration settlement could actually help in the progress of the project."

    The HSIIDC in a communication to concessionaire has refuted the contentions given by the latter in the arbitration notice saying: "The records reflect that the concessionaire, in its eagerness to create a dispute, is not following the procedure laid down under article 39 of concession agreement."

    The HSIIDC has imposed damages on the concessionaire for the delay at the rate of 0.01% of the total project cost per week with effect from July 30, 2009. The penalty amount till May 31, 2012, was calculated as Rs. 17.88 crore.

    Change in scope of work
    The concessionaire undertook change in the scope of work for the construction of interchanges of the expressway on national highway(NH)-8, NH-1, NH-10 and NH-2, necessitated as the National Highway Authority of India wanted to make the junctions of NH-8 and NH-10 signal-free. The junctions of NH-1 and NH-2 were also altered to align them with the proposed eastern peripheral expressway. There was a change of scope due to increase in the height of the railway over bridge (ROB) on the Garhi-Harsaru-Farukhnagar rail line for the movement of double-stack containers.

    KMP Expressway - a jinxed project?

    THE PROJECT: A 136-km expressway loop around the national capital region (NCR) to provide high-speed connectivity and decongest New Delhi. KMP takes off from the National Highway-1 near Kundli (Sonepat) and joins Delhi-Faridabad-Agra NH-2 near Palwal.

    THE BUILDERS: The construction work on built-transfer-operate basis was allotted to KMP Expressway Ltd, a consortium of three companies formed on November 14, 2005. The concessionaire will construct, operate and maintain the project for 23 years and nine months from the appointed date.

    DEADLINE: Started in 2006, the project was to be commissioned on July 29, 2009. The concessionaire has set a fresh deadline of May 31, 2013.

    CURRENT STATUS: Delayed by three years, 68% of the project was complete as on December 31, 2012.

    COST : Rs. 1,915 crore (estimated)

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    • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

      Please care to check the prices again. Kingsbury apartment are selling between 3500-4500/ sq feet. Plots in TDI are not selling for less than 25k exclusive of other charges. If you feel the prices are not true, please find comfort in the news that new launches in Kundli are now coming at 4500-5000/ sq feet.

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      • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

        KMP e-way sub-contractors protest

        Tribune News Service

        Gurgaon, February 15
        Sub-contractors of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway are up in the arms against the main contractor, DSC Ltd, for non-payment of their dues. The company, which has missed numerous deadlines for completion of the project year after year , has been slapped with a heavy penalty for the delay.

        Now, the sub-contractors have raised a banner of revolt against the company owing to the non-payment of their dues. They staged a demonstration against the company at its office along the Delhi-Jaipur national highway No. 8 yesterday.

        The agitating sub-contractors included Dharambir Yadav from Dharma Constructions, Sunder Singh from Sunderji Constructions, Satish Kumar from Shri Ram Crane Service and Hemraj from Atul Tractors.

        Yadav alleged that the company was not releasing his payment of over Rs 1 crore. The other sub-contractors also alleged that the company was employing unfair means like getting payments stopped after issuing cheques.
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        • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

          CM Hooda says KMP will be functional by 2014.I am doubtful
          Dil Jawan Hai To Jahan Hai

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          • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

            Originally posted by Krazy Yuppie View Post
            CM Hooda says KMP will be functional by 2014.I am doubtful
            No ROB and Flyover enter-change is ready.
            in fact work also not resumed.. how come it would be ready by 2014?
            its only pre-election Stunt and nothing else.
            Thanks

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            • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

              Originally posted by cookie View Post
              No ROB and Flyover enter-change is ready.
              in fact work also not resumed.. how come it would be ready by 2014?
              its only pre-election Stunt and nothing else.
              CM may consult RAJNIKANT for this.

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              • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

                Originally posted by Rohini1 View Post
                If I will say yes, would you believe that unlike all my other posts??
                Sir can u have any knowledge about the name of IT Companies running in ANANT RAJ SEZ.

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                • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

                  Originally posted by cookie View Post
                  No ROB and Flyover enter-change is ready.
                  in fact work also not resumed.. how come it would be ready by 2014?
                  its only pre-election Stunt and nothing else.
                  If there is dedication and committment, KMP could be functional by then but there is no committment as evidenced by false promises to people. 65 % of work was finished by 2009 within 3 years of start of the project, next 5 % took another 3 years.

                  Next 30% could finish in 2 years if their is no lingering on over petty issues or else another 5 years may not be good enough!!

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                  • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

                    Originally posted by Rohini1 View Post

                    If there is dedication and committment, KMP could be functional by then but there is no committment as evidenced by false promises to people. 65 % of work was finished by 2009 within 3 years of start of the project, next 5 % took another 3 years.

                    Next 30% could finish in 2 years if their is no lingering on over petty issues or else another 5 years may not be good enough!!
                    If there is dedication and committment, ***** could be functional by then but there is no committment as evidenced by false promises to people. 65 % of work was finished by 2009 within 3 years of start of the project, next 5 % took another 3 years.

                    Next 30% could finish in 2 years if their is no lingering on over petty issues or else another 5 years may not be good enough
                    Fill ****** the name of any project of Kundli u will fined all the above lines fit for them also.

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                    • Re : Status of KMP Expressway

                      Originally posted by ncr2012 View Post
                      If there is dedication and committment, ***** could be functional by then but there is no committment as evidenced by false promises to people. 65 % of work was finished by 2009 within 3 years of start of the project, next 5 % took another 3 years.

                      Next 30% could finish in 2 years if their is no lingering on over petty issues or else another 5 years may not be good enough
                      Fill ****** the name of any project of Kundli u will fined all the above lines fit for them also.
                      Please refr to prior posts to see all the projects that are now completed. Just to name a few, TDI mall and Ansal highway plaza highway are now functional, NIFTEM university is running its batches, Jindal global university is running smoothly in collaboration with US university, Q cinemas is running full house on good movies, TDI city has seen over 1000 families moved in last year itself. Parker's and ANsals have given possession to all its customers.

                      Change your glasses or clean them. You may see a clearer and positive picture of Kundli.

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