Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 09 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 21 Oct 2013

Project Name East West Corridor
Country India
Project/Program Number 32253-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location The State of Gujarat
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
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)
Loan1944Ordinary capital resources320,000
TOTAL US$ 320,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The IEE findings indicate that the Project will not have significant adverse environmental impacts as it will upgrade existing highways and be executed primarily within existing rights of way. Cultural/heritage areas, protected areas, wetlands, and other environmentally sensitive areas will not be disturbed.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Carried out.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The principal objectives of the proposed Project are: (i) to reduce the capacity constraints of the NH systems through upgrading selected sections of the E-W Corridors in Gujarat State; (ii) Operationalise the public-private partnership (PPP) concept through direct or indirect assistance to NHAI in its development, operations and maintenance (O&M) of selected NH systems; and (iii) advance the institutional reforms of NHAI through facilitating its conversion into a lean and efficient highway management corporation with stronger financing capability. The proposed Project would consist of the following three groups of components: (1) Investment component to rehabilitate and widen four highway sections totalling 470 km. O&M of these sections would be concessioned to the private sector; (2) PPP investment component for the BOT development of the section between Jetpur and Bamanbore. Under this component, a BOT contractor would rehabilitate and widen two sections of 36 km and be accorded the operational right of existing sections of 53 km (sweetner"); and (3) Institutional reform component designed to facilitate NHAI's transformation into a loan and efficient highway management corporation equipped with sophisticated financing techniques and stronger financial management capability.

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 2006 Dec 09
Consulting Services
Consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Civil works contract packages will be procured in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement following international bidding procedures.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 17 May 2002 to 04 Jun 2002
Management Review Meeting 17 Jul 2002
Approval 26 Nov 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1944 26 Nov 2002 25 Aug 2003 19 Nov 2003 31 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2009 24 Aug 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1944 319,691 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
25 Oct 2014 Loan 1944 320,000 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1944

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Anil Kumar Motwani (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies National Highway Authority of India
Mr. B.N. Singh


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