Project Data Sheet

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PDS Updated as of 21 Sep 2012

Project Name National Highway Corridor & Public Private Partnership
Country India
Project/Program Number 32253-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
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Sector Transport and ICT
Subsector Road Transport
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3752Technical Assistance Special Fund700

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The project would finance the rehabilitation and upgrading of selected parts of the East-West Corridors with aim to alleviate capacity constraint of India's transport system. The objective of the TA is to strengthen feasibility studies to be carried out by NHAI's consultant, particularly with regard to environmental impact, resettlement and poverty impact. In addition, the TA would also carry out a screening test to identify possible opportunities for the private sector investment (PSI) in the highway development. The TA would have the following three components: Component A: Development of a road map for policy and institutional reforms to be pursued under the programmatic approach, together with identification of milestone actions that would trigger ADB's processing of the next project. Component B: Implementation of a screening test for identifying PSI opportunities for the program corridor of 1,500 km; development of recommendations on modalities of investments for each section of the corridor; for those sections identified for possible PSI development, design of specific investment packages; and if it is decided to pursue PSI, preparation of tender documents. Component C: Project preparation support for the selected highway sections to be rehabilitated and upgraded under the proposed Project covering (i) environmental and social assessment, (ii) engineering and procurement support, and (iii) economic and financial analysis and governance assessment.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 15
Consulting Services
Components A and C(iii): A team of individual consultants, one international and one domestic will be engaged to carry out two tasks: Component A and Component C(iii). The major qualifications of the international consultant will include extensive knowledge of transport sector policies and institutional reforms, particularly enterprise reform, and expertise on and experience with economic and financial anslyses. A major qualification of the domestic consultant will be extensive knowledge of India's transoprt sector. The task will require 2.8 person-months of input by the international consultant, and 2.8 person-months from the domestic consultant. Components B, C(i), and C(ii): The consultants will be engaged, which will form three teams for: (i) the public-private partnership investment strategy, (ii) environmental and social assessment, and (iii) engineering and procurement support. Among the various specialists, one should be assigned as the task manager. The task will require 12.3 person-months of input by international consultants and 9.1 person-months from domestic consultants.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 09 Apr 1999
Fact-finding 24 Jun 2001 to 29 Jun 2001
Management Review Meeting
Approval 29 Oct 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3752 29 Oct 2001 21 Feb 2002 21 Feb 2002 31 Oct 2002 28 Oct 2003


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3752 700 700 559 141 559 141

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Shunso Tsukada (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies National Highway Authority of India


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