India: National Highway Corridor (Sector) Project

Sovereign Project | 34420-012

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Project Name National Highway Corridor (Sector) Project
Project Number 34420-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4036-IND: National Highway Corridor (Sector) Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements

For the last three years, ADB has extended a series of loans to NHAI. This has resulted in significant strengthening of the project preparation capability of NHAI although still inadequate in several areas such as those for environmental management and social development. Built on these past efforts, ADB is envisaging introducing a different modality of lending, a sector loan approach in which an executing agency would have a broader responsibility in identifying and developing the projects.

The purpose of the TA is to assist NHAI to develop a national highway (NH) project fit for the above lending modality. The development of a sector loan would require, among others, the evaluation of the institutional capacity of NHAI for project development so as to ensure that NHAI is qualified for a sector loan. This would also require the development of selection criteria of sub-projects, covering technical, environmental, social, financial and economic aspects. Extensive assistance is needed to supplement NHAI's capability for dealing with issues associated with social development, poverty alleviation and environmental protections. Assistance should also include that for the private sector participation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
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 An international consulting firm will be engaged to cover economic and financial assessment, poverty impact analysis, environmental assessment and provision of engineering support, using ADB's Quality and Cost -Based Selection Procedures and in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the selection and engagement of domestic consultants ( a bio data technical proposal method will be used). The task requires the input of 8 person-months of international and 6 person-months of domestic consultants. For resettlement and social assessment, two individual consultants; one international and one domestic consultants, will be separately engaged in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the selection and engagement of domestci consultants. The latter task requires 4 person-months of international and 3 person-months of domestic consultant inputs.
Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Shunso Tsukada
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
National Highways Authority of India
Mr. Singal, Chief General Manager
NHAI Complex, Sector 2(A) Bidhannagar, Durgapur 713212 West Bengal, India
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 29 Aug 2002 to 02 Sep 2002
Approval 16 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 4036-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2002 20 Jan 2003 20 Jan 2003 30 Sep 2003 31 Dec 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 16 Dec 2002 274,457.23
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the National Highway Corridor (Sector) Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2002

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