India: National Highway Sector II

Sovereign Project | 35335-013

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Project Name National Highway Sector II
Project Number 35335-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2154-IND: National Highway Sector II
Ordinary capital resources US$ 400.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The main objective of the proposed Project is to improve transport efficiency leading to expanded economic opportunities. This objective will be achieved through the following components: (i) Institutional Strengthening - strengthening the National Highways Authority of India's capacity for national highway development and operation and maintenance; (ii) Highway Development Component - upgrading and increasing the capacity of 566 km of key national arterial corridors, particularly the north-south corridor; (iii) Road Safety Component - improving road safety along the road-safety zone; and (iv) HIV-AIDS and Human Trafficking Awareness Component - preventing spread of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking along the project highways.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy To improve the national highways (NH) in India in the most efficient possible way, the Government engaged on a reform process of the institutional and organizational arrangements for the management of the subsector. The process is centered on the establishment of the NHAI which needs to have sufficient implementation capability, secure financing, private sector participation, O&M capability and effective organization to enable the Government to expeditiously complete a modern, safe NH network. A programmatic approach adopted to support NHAI capacity strengthening efforts in a progressive and evolutionary manner is highly relevant to the Government's priority. The Project will support NHAI in its institutional strengthening so that it performs mandate efficiently, contributing to overall transport efficiency.
Impact Improved road transport efficiency, leading to expansion of economic opportunities
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

1.Strengthen NHAI to perform its responsibilities

2.Improve access connecting the northern and the southern parts of the country

Progress Toward Outcome

NHAI has been continuously undertaking institutional strengthening and organizational restructuring to respond to its increasing responsibilities.

Completion of the project by December 2011 will improve access connecting the northern and southern parts of the country.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Efficient authority responsible for managing national highways

3. Improved road safety

4. Raised community awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking

2. Upgraded north-south corridor

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

(i) Highway Investment Component:

Out of 13 contracts awarded for 4 laning of 566 km National Highway on the north-south corridor, 7 contract have been substantially completed and 6 contracts are expected to be substantially completed by December 2011

(ii) Institutional Strengthening, HIV/AIDS and Anti-trafficking Component:

The implementation of institutional strengthening component and community awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking component has been completed.

(iii) Road Safety Component:

NHAI has selected Kurnool-AP-Karnataka Border road section as pilot road safety zone for implementation of road safety component upon completion of civil works. For implementation of this component under the Project, additional tasks will be included in the scope of road safety consultants engaged under L2029-IND.

Geographical Location Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The implementation of environmental management plans have been monitored by supervision consultants and NHAI has been submitting environmental monitoring reports.
Involuntary Resettlement The resettlement activities have been undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans and have nearly been completed
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design All stakeholders, local governments and the affected people were consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation All stakeholders, local governments and the affected people were consulted during implementation stage.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants for construction supervision and road safety zone implementation have recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB.
Procurement Procurement under the Project has been carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and the Government's tender procedures acceptable to ADB. 13 civil works contracts have been procured under international competitive bidding (ICB).
Responsible ADB Officer Anil Kumar Motwani
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highways Authority of IndiaMr. Venkat Reddy and Mr. R.K. Pandeyrkpandey@nhai.orgG-5 & 6, Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi -110075
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 03 May 2004 to 21 May 2004
MRM 02 Jul 2004
Approval 21 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 25 May 2011

Loan 2154-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2004 15 Dec 2005 20 Feb 2006 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2011 09 May 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 670.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 400.00 21 Dec 2004 388.35 0.00 100%
Counterpart 270.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Dec 2004 388.35 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
National Highway Sector II Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
National Highway Sector II Project: C3-C6 (October 2011 - March 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2013
National Highway Sector II Project: C7-C9 (January - June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2013
National Highway Sector II Project: C3-C6 (January - June 2011) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2011
National Highway Sector II Project: C13-C15 (January - August 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
National Highway Sector II Project: C3-C6 (April - September 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
National Highway Sector II Project: C7-C9 (January - June 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
National Highway Sector II Project: C10-C12 (August 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2011
National Highway Sector II Project: C3-C6 (July - December 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2010
National Highway Sector II Project: C3-C6 (January - June 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2010
National Highway Sector II Project: C10-C12 (January - March 2010) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2010
National Highway Sector II Project: C3-C9 (July - December 2009) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2009
National Highway Sector II Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2005
National Highway Sector II Project: Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2005
National Highway Sector II Project: Indigenous Peoples Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Apr 2005
National Highway Sector II Project: Summary Initial Environment Examination Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2005
National Highway Sector II Project: Environmental Assessment Review Framework Resettlement Frameworks Apr 2005

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

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