32253-012: National Highway Corridor & Public Private Partnership

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


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.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)


Concept Clearance
09 Apr 1999

24 Jun 2001 to 29 Jun 2001

Board Approval
29 Oct 2001