Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 12 Sep 2014

Project Name Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3
Country India
Project/Program Number 38255-043
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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
Subsector Road transport (non-urban)
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 4: No gender elements (NGE)

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan3040Ordinary capital resources150,000
Counterpart 77,550
TOTAL US$ 227,550

Safeguard Categories

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Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
The environmental due diligence report of the previous projects have been reviewed and concluded that compliance with environmental safeguard requirements were satisfactory. None of the roads under the project is located nearby or passes through environmentally sensitive areas such as national parks, sanctuaries, or other ecologically significant areas. The environmental screening found that all works for improvement of these roads would fall under category ?B? in accordance with the ADB?s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The initial environmental examination (IEE) report prepared for the project is attached in Appendix 8 to the PFR and disclosed at the ADB website.
Involuntary Resettlement
The project is categorized as ?B? for involuntary resettlement impacts. Five subprojects under the project will have resettlement impacts. A detailed census has been conducted along these subprojects and RPs have been prepared and approved by ADB. According to the census, 127 persons will be affected by the 5 subprojects. Most of the impact will be on structures belonging to non-titleholders. The impact on the structures will be partial affecting the boundary walls and parts of structures. A small strip of land of around 0.605 ha will have an impact under one subproject.
Indigenous Peoples
The project is categorized as ?C? for indigenous peoples as there is no impact on indigenous people. An indigenous peoples planning framework was prepared to address any unanticipated impacts on indigenous people during the implementation of the existing subprojects or any additional subprojects. In accordance with the framework, if any significant impacts on indigenous peoples are identified, an indigenous peoples plan will be prepared and submitted to ADB for approval before civil works contracts are awarded.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
The stakeholders have been consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation
Consultations as required, will be carried out during project implementation.

Description

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

India and State of Uttarakhand envision poverty reduction and an increase in personal incomes by improving personal mobility and accessibility through increased investment in road infrastructure. Uttarakhand has prepared a road development plan (RDP) to guide its investment in roads. Investments under the RDP include 7 sequential projects to be implemented between 2007 and 2017. The estimated cost of implementing the RDP is $1.2 billion. A Framework Financing Agreement (FFA) was signed between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India on 14 November 2006 with regard to Uttarakhand State Road Investment Program (Investment Program). Subsequently on 18 December 2006, the Board approved the provision of loans under a multitranche financing facility (MFF) in an aggregate amount up to $550 million to India for the Investment Program to finance part of the RDP. The Investment Program will have a positive long-term impact on the state s economy and living standards of the rural population. The principal outcomes of the physical components under the Investment Program will be increased efficiency of inter- and intrastate transport services, and lower road maintenance costs. The non-physical components of the Investment Program would lead to: (i) increased satisfaction among road users; (ii) more opportunities for private sector participation; (iii) more synergy benefits for the parallel road development programs; and (iv) improved governance. Together, these investments would increase mobility and accessibility to educational and health services, employment opportunities, and markets for the community and enterprises in rural and urban areas of the state.

Development Impact

Improved efficiency and sustainability of road transport in Uttarakhand

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved efficiency of road transport in the project areas
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Selected priority roads are resurfaced, upgraded or rehabilitated 2. PWD staff skills and qualifications are improved 3. Road planning and programming uses objective data driven procedures and tools 4. Project management
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The civil works for improvement and strengthening of roads with a total length of 1,036 km are to be carried through 18 contract packages. As on 31 August 2014, 16 civil works contracts have been awarded and remaining 2 contracts are likely to be awarded by October 2014 Several training programs have been conducted under Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program (USRIP) Project 1 and 2, to improve PWD staff skills and qualifications. These training programs will be continued under USRIP Project 3.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2013 Jul 03
Consulting Services
Quality- and cost-based selection was adopted to recruit consultants.
Procurement
Works to be financed under the project will be procured using international competitive bidding procedures for 4 larger (above $10 million) packages, and national competitive bidding procedures for 14 smaller (below $10 million) packages. Post-qualification method, in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) will be used. Procurement procedures agreed between PWD and ADB are provided in the procurement plan. Any modifications to these will be prior agreed between PWD and ADB, and further set out in the procurement plan.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/38255-043/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting
Approval 09 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 3040 09 Oct 2013 24 Dec 2013 28 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2017

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 3040 69,665 0 46.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 3040 7,238 0 5.00%

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 3040

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Prabhasha Sahu (psahu@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Public Works Department of Uttarakhand
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Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/38255-043/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/38255-043/documents