India: Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development

Sovereign Project | 29120-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development
Project Number 29120-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1647-IND: Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

For classification - For classification

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The objective of the Project is to optimize social and economic development in the 6 major cities of Rajasthan through policy reforms to strengthen urban management, and support for priority investments in urban infrastructure and services required to meet basic human needs, improve quality of life, and stimulate sustainable economic development. The scope includes support for capacity building and community participation; water supply rehabilitation and expansion; urban environmental quality improvement; urban transportation; various civic services, capacity improvement; and implementation assistance. The total investment is in the range of $350 million, including the ADB loan of $250 million
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In many ways, Rajasthan is comparable to most other India states: economic growth has stimulated urbanization, but lack of commensurate investment in urban infrastructure and services has resulted in an overall deterioration in the quality of life. The extreme social and public health problems faced daily by the people, particularly the urban poor, will worsen at an accelerating pace unless investments in infrastructure and human resources are supported by essential policy and institutional reforms. The Project focus is on the largest cities because they are the primary centers of economic activity, so that the Project benefits reach the largest number of people. The selected Project cities have substantial potential for stimulating the state's economic and social development if the urban infrastructure and services are improved to a level attractive to the residents and private investors.

The Project was included in the country assistance pipeline for 1998-2000 and was at that time only the second urban sector loan to India from ADB. A second urban development program focussing on 15-20 smaller cities in the State has been developed with similar objectives and scope. Both fit with India's and ADB urban strategies and the National Planning Commisison's five year plans.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location State of Rajasthan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 2,731 person-months of consulting services for (i) project management (127 international and 266 domestic consultants); and (ii) design and supervision (2,338 domestic consultants) will be required. Advance action to recruit consultants was approved by the Bank on 27 May 1998.
Procurement Equipment and selected materials will be acquired using international competitive bidding and international shopping procedures, as appropriate. Advance action to procure selected equipment was approved by the Bank on 27 May 1998. Civil works contracts that are relatively small in value will be carried out using local competitive bidding procedures, which are satisfactory to the Bank.
Responsible ADB Officer Pushkar Srivastava
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Urban Development Department
Mr. Vaibhav Galriya
AVS Building, Jawahar Circle, JLN Marg, Jaipur 302017 (Rajasthan)
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1997
Fact Finding 13 Apr 1998 to 30 Apr 1998
MRM 27 May 1998
Approval 03 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 29 Oct 2010

Loan 1647-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Dec 1998 01 Dec 1999 18 Jan 2000 30 Jun 2005 31 Mar 2009 11 Jun 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 362.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 250.00 03 Dec 1998 238.00 0.00 95%
Counterpart 112.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 03 Dec 1998 250.00 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Dec 2011

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Evaluation Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
India: Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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