32253-013: East West Corridor

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


Description

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.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: B
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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.



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Timetable

Fact-finding
17 May 2002 to 04 Jun 2002

Management Review Meeting
17 Jul 2002

Board Approval
26 Nov 2002

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