38255-043: Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3 | Asian Development Bank

India: Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign (Public) Project | 38255-043 Status: Active

This project comprises an infrastructure improvement component and an institutional development component, and will improve a sub-network of roads totaling about 1,000 km taken from the prioritized and updated road list of Road Development Plan prepared by the state government of Uttarakhand. This project will also develop the capacity of Public Works Department of Uttarakhand (PWD).

The impact of the project will be increased efficiency of transport services and sustainability of road network in good condition in Uttarakhand. The outcome will be improved mobility and accessibility in the project areas. As the outputs of the project, it is expected that (i) selected priority roads are resurfaced, upgraded or rehabilitated, (ii) PWD staff skills and qualifications are improved, and (iii) objective data driven procedures and tools are used for road planning and programming uses.

 
Project Name Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 38255-043
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3040-IND: Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

This project comprises an infrastructure improvement component and an institutional development component, and will improve a sub-network of roads totaling about 1,000 km taken from the prioritized and updated road list of Road Development Plan prepared by the state government of Uttarakhand. This project will also develop the capacity of Public Works Department of Uttarakhand (PWD).

The impact of the project will be increased efficiency of transport services and sustainability of road network in good condition in Uttarakhand. The outcome will be improved mobility and accessibility in the project areas. As the outputs of the project, it is expected that (i) selected priority roads are resurfaced, upgraded or rehabilitated, (ii) PWD staff skills and qualifications are improved, and (iii) objective data driven procedures and tools are used for road planning and programming uses.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India and State of Uttarakhand envision poverty reduction and an increase in personal incomes by improving personal mobility and accessibility through increased investment in road infrastructure. Uttarakhand has prepared a road development plan (RDP) to guide its investment in roads. Investments under the RDP include 7 sequential projects to be implemented between 2007 and 2017. The estimated cost of implementing the RDP is $1.2 billion. A Framework Financing Agreement (FFA) was signed between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and India on 14 November 2006 with regard to Uttarakhand State Road Investment Program (Investment Program). Subsequently on 18 December 2006, the Board approved the provision of loans under a multitranche financing facility (MFF) in an aggregate amount up to $550 million to India for the Investment Program to finance part of the RDP. The Investment Program will have a positive long-term impact on the state's economy and living standards of the rural population. The principal outcomes of the physical components under the Investment Program will be increased efficiency of inter- and intrastate transport services, and lower road maintenance costs. The non-physical components of the Investment Program would lead to: (i) increased satisfaction among road users; (ii) more opportunities for private sector participation; (iii) more synergy benefits for the parallel road development programs; and (iv) improved governance. Together, these investments would increase mobility and accessibility to educational and health services, employment opportunities, and markets for the community and enterprises in rural and urban areas of the state.
Impact Improved efficiency and sustainability of road transport in Uttarakhand
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency of road transport in the project areas
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Selected priority roads are resurfaced, upgraded or rehabilitated

2. PWD staff skills and qualifications are improved

3. Road planning and programming uses objective data driven procedures and tools

4. Project management

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

The civil works for improvement and strengthening of roads with a total length of about 1,000 km are being carried out.

Several training programs have been conducted under Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program (USRIP) Project 1 and 2, to improve PWD staff skills and qualifications. These training programs will be continued under USRIP Project 3.

Geographical Location Almora, Bageshwar, Bageshwar, Bazpur, Bungidhar, Chakarpur, Chamba, Chamoli district, Champawat, Dehra Dun, Gularbhoj, Kapkot, Keshowala, Kotdwara, Naini Tal, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Pokhri, Pulinda, Ranikhet, Rudraprayag, Someshwar, Sukhidhang, Tehri-Garhwal, Thal, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarkashi
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environmental due diligence report of the previous projects have been reviewed and concluded that compliance with environmental safeguard requirements were satisfactory. None of the roads under the project is located nearby or passes through environmentally sensitive areas such as national parks, sanctuaries, or other ecologically significant areas. The environmental screening found that all works for improvement of these roads would fall under category B in accordance with the ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The initial environmental examination (IEE) report prepared for the project is attached in Appendix 8 to the PFR and disclosed at the ADB website.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as B for involuntary resettlement impacts. Five subprojects under the project will have resettlement impacts. A detailed census has been conducted along these subprojects and RPs have been prepared and approved by ADB. According to the census, 127 persons will be affected by the 5 subprojects. Most of the impact will be on structures belonging to non-titleholders. The impact on the structures will be partial affecting the boundary walls and parts of structures. A small strip of land of around 0.605 ha will have an impact under one subproject.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C for indigenous peoples as there is no impact on indigenous people. An indigenous peoples planning framework was prepared to address any unanticipated impacts on indigenous people during the implementation of the existing subprojects or any additional subprojects. In accordance with the framework, if any significant impacts on indigenous peoples are identified, an indigenous peoples plan will be prepared and submitted to ADB for approval before civil works contracts are awarded.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The stakeholders have been consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation Consultations as required, are being carried out during project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Quality- and cost-based selection was adopted to recruit consultants.
Procurement Works to be financed under the project will be procured using international competitive bidding procedures for 4 larger (above $10 million) packages, and national competitive bidding procedures for 14 smaller (below $10 million) packages. Post-qualification method, in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time) will be used. Procurement procedures agreed between PWD and ADB are provided in the procurement plan. Any modifications to these will be prior agreed between PWD and ADB, and further set out in the procurement plan.
Responsible ADB Officer Sahu, Prabhasha
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department of Uttarakhand
[email protected]
Secretariat
4-B Subhash Road
Dehradun - 248001 (India)
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 09 Oct 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2017

Loan 3040-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Oct 2013 24 Dec 2013 28 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 227.55 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 150.00 09 Oct 2013 134.60 0.00 100%
Counterpart 77.55 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Oct 2013 100.92 0.00 75%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2016
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Social Monitoring Report (March-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2016
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2015
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2013 - December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program - Tranche 3: Social Monitoring Report (February 2013-February 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Uttarakhand State Road Investment Program Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2012
MFF - Uttarakhand State-Road Investment Program (Project 3) Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2012
Uttarakhand State Road Investment Program Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2012
Uttarakhand State Roads Investment Program - Project 3: Miyali-Jakholi Road Subproject Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Uttarakhand State Roads Investment Program - Project 3: Pauri Bend-Magnesite Factory Road Subproject Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Uttarakhand State Roads Investment Program - Project 3: Sahiya Damta - Panuwa Motor Marg to Maletha Datunu Badnu Motor Marg Subproject Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Uttarakhand State Roads Investment Program - Project 3: Kalsi-Beratt Khai Road Subproject Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Uttarakhand State Roads Investment Program - Project 3: Raitoli-Jasholi Road Subproject Resettlement Plans Oct 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
IMPROVEMENT/STRENGTHENING OF ROADS UNDER PACKAGE C2B IN UDHAMSINGH NAGAR DISTRICT Loan 3040 28 Aug 2017 YICHUN CITY TRAFFIC HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CO., NO. 243, YUANSHANDADAO, YUANZHOU DISTRIC YICHUN CITY, JIANGXI PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Yunnan Pu'er Municipal Government CONSTRUCTION 1095052 927310
IMPROVEMENT/STRENGTHENING OF ROADS UNDER PACKAGE C2A IN UDHAM SINGH NAGAR DISTRICT Loan 3040 28 Aug 2017 SHANDONG TIANCHENG MUNICIPAL ROADS SHANDONG PROVINCE CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF Huainan Municipal Govenment CONSTRUCTION 1252005 1060221
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads Under Package C4G in Almora District. Loan 3040 13 Jun 2017 M/S Rajshir Construction 11-A/75 Nehru Nagar Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh-201001, India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 1360001 1163129
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads Under Package C4H in Almora District. Loan 3040 13 Jun 2017 M/S N P Buildwell Pvt Ltd. 102 First Floor Devika Chamber Rdc Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 1377416 1177691
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads Under Package C4D in Almora District Loan 3040 13 Jun 2017 M/S Espan Infrastructure Ltd. B-405,Second Floor, Nirman Vihar New Delhi-100042, India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 2343664 2006031
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads under Package C4E Phase-III (KM 0 to 23.11) Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 M/S Mahavir Sharma 28 Adarsh Nagar, Maholi Road Mathura India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 1472935.11 1259125.246
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads in District Alomora Package C4F (KM 0 to 29.80) Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 Woodhill Infrstructure Limited D-42, Rdc Rajnagar Ghaziabad India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 1956365.23 1665089.108
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads under Package C4A in Almora District Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 Jagdish Saran Biryaganj, Tilhar, Shahjahanapur Uttarpradesh India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 2283418.88 1943448.928
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads under Package C4B in Almora District Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 Woodhill Infrastructure Limited D-42, Rdc Rajnagar Ghaziabad India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 2331136.6 1984062.12
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads under Package C4I in Almora District Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 Woodhill Infrastructure Limited D-42, Rdc Rajnagar, Ghaziabad India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 2386827.51 2031461.414
Improvement/Strengthening of Roads under Package C4C in Almora District Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 All Grace Developers Pvt Ltd. F-12/3(Basement), Dlf Phase-1 Gurgoan India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 3239726.21 2638862.363
WS-CW28: Water Supply and Public Sanitation Works Pha Oudom District, Bokeo Province Loan 3040 21 Feb 2017 Woodhill Infrastructure Limited D-42,Rdc Rajnagar, Ghaziabad India Public Works Department of Uttarakhand Construction 3741665.03 3184582.094

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