India: Rural Roads Sector I Project

Date: June 2014
Type: Evaluation Reports
Evaluation; Transport and ICT
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 36320-013


The states of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh were among the most needy in rural road connectivity. About three-quarters of the population lived in rural areas with less than half of all habitations with more than 500 persons having all-weather road connection. The total number of unconnected habitations  identified for new connectivity investments under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana was 15,608 in Chhattisgarh and 9,502 in Madhya Pradesh, which is equivalent to 15% of the national total.

The project aimed to provide rural villages in India an all-weather road connectivity, reduce associated vehicle operating costs, establish a sustainable asset management systems and mitigate risk of road accidents. This report validates the completion report of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up