The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has banned two of its prime contractors after they were found to be deficient in the quality of construction in existing and ongoing projects. It on Thursday declared Gayatri Projects a “non-performer” after it found flaws in the ongoing construction of a four-lane stretch from Sultanpur to Varanasi in UP. On Wednesday, it barred Lion Engineering Consultants in association with Synergy Engineering Group for six months as they failed to deliver services for the project as well as execute provisions made in the contract agreement for the four-lane Barhi-Hazaribagh section. I failed to perform my duties. in Jharkhand. In both the cases, NHAI’s reply to the show cause notice which was given earlier, found unsatisfactory. NHAI officials said this sends a strong message to all the contractors engaged in all its projects across India. “NHAI relies on consultants to maintain quality and supervision of projects. The NHAI spokesperson said that the consultants are expected to perform with high standards and ethics. .