New Delhi: The Parliamentary Advisory Committee on road transport and highways headed by CP Joshi has expressed serious concern over the Chinese company being awarded the contract of constructing six roads in Assam by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakraborty raised the issue in the committee’s 17th meeting in the presence of NHAI’s acting chairman and transport secretary RS Gujral.

Chakraborty said the Chinese company has been given the contract of constructing six roadways projects. Terming it to be a serious threat to the national security, she sought a probe into the circumstances under which this company was given the contract. She maintained that Assam being a border state, it is a sensitive issue for the security of the nation.

Sources said that the MP was not satisfied with the response of RS Gujral that these projects have been awarded under the joint venture through global tender in which Indian company is also included.

Intervening into the issue, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister CP Joshi ensured the members that matter would be reviewed.

JPN/Bureau