India: Rural Roads Sector III Project

Sovereign Project | 40423-012

Summary

Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) currently under preparation is closely aligned with the priorities of India?s 11th Five Year Plan (FY2007?FY2011). The Plan continues to focus on infrastructure investment, social development, agriculture and rural development to make the growth process more inclusive. Accordingly, CPS reconfirms continuing ADB assistance for development of rural roads which are critical for rural development, as they provide access to markets, health, education, and administrative services. Specifically, the Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) for 2008-2010 includes PPTA Preparing Rural Roads Sector III (this project) with indicative ADB financing amount of $1,000,000 and implementation of Rural Road Sector III (RRS-III) with indicative loan amount of $700.0 Million. During the Country Programming Mission completed in November 2008, the assistance pipeline was reviewed and the amount of ensuing loan is now programmed for 2010 with an indicative amount of $450.0 Million.

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Project Name Rural Roads Sector III Project
Project Number 40423-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7237-IND: Rural Roads Sector III Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 7237-IND: Rural Roads Sector III Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 130,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban) - Transport policies and institutional development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) currently under preparation is closely aligned with the priorities of India?s 11th Five Year Plan (FY2007?FY2011). The Plan continues to focus on infrastructure investment, social development, agriculture and rural development to make the growth process more inclusive. Accordingly, CPS reconfirms continuing ADB assistance for development of rural roads which are critical for rural development, as they provide access to markets, health, education, and administrative services. Specifically, the Country Operations Business Plan (COBP) for 2008-2010 includes PPTA Preparing Rural Roads Sector III (this project) with indicative ADB financing amount of $1,000,000 and implementation of Rural Road Sector III (RRS-III) with indicative loan amount of $700.0 Million. During the Country Programming Mission completed in November 2008, the assistance pipeline was reviewed and the amount of ensuing loan is now programmed for 2010 with an indicative amount of $450.0 Million. RRS-III provides a continuation to RRS-I and RRS-II currently under implementation. RRS-I (states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh) and RRS-II (states of Assam, Orissa, and West Bengal) are assisting the central Government in its ambitious PMGSY program aimed at connecting all habitations with more than 500 people by all-weather roads. RRS-III will focus on all above states: Assam, Chhattisgarh , Madhya Pradesh1, Orissa, and West Bengal.
Impact Improved connectivity of rural communities in participating states to markets, district headquarters, and other centers of economic activity.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome RRS-III Project ensuring cost effective and sustainable improvement in connectivity of rural communities to markets, district headquarters, and other centers of economic activity agreed both by ADB and the borrower and ready for implementation.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

(i) Review existing institutional arrangements, capacities, procedures and contractual arrangements to identify, design, and construct roads under RRS-I and RRS-II and propose improvements and measures to be implemented within RRS-III (by the end of month 3);

(ii) Review existing institutional arrangements, financing, capacities, procedures and contractual arrangements for maintaining rural roads constructed under RRS-I and RRS-II and propose improvements and measures to be implemented within RRS-III (by the end of month 3);

(iii) Conduct road safety audits on the sample of DPRs and constructed roads and propose processes and measures to improve road safety to be implemented within RRS-III (by the end of month 3);

(iv) Conduct feasibility study of the 500 km sample of roads proposed for RRS-III, 100 km from each participating state (by month 14);

(v) Help achieve project readiness, including assisting and monitoring the advance procurement (including safeguard compliance) and reviewing a sample of DPRs and Bid Documents for proposed RRS-III roads (throughout the assignment);

(vi) Finalize Design and Monitoring Framework (DMF) for ensuing loan, develop a survey methodology and assist with a baseline survey (by month 14); and

(vii) Provide all necessary on-the-job training and knowledge transfer, including assisting and training of the PIU/PIC staff on safeguard procedures (throughout the assignment).

Feasibility study will also include all social and environmental studies/surveys required by respective ADB policies, including preparation of Community Participation Plan (CPP) for 500 km of sample rural roads (100 km from each participating state).

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madya Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation MORD, National Rural Road Development Agency (NRRDA), PWDs, State Technical Agencies (STAs) and State Rural Road Development Agencies (SRRDAs)
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA will be carried out by a firm of international consultants in association with national consultants, together with two individual consultants on social and environmental safeguards engaged under separate contracts. Staffing input of the firm will be 14.0 person-months of international consultants and 24.0 person-months of national consultants. Additional 14 month input will be provided by national individual consultants (social and environmental safeguard specialists). The firm will have experience and qualifications in project management, institutional strengthening and capacity building, road feasibility studies, and consultancy services in areas of road rehabilitation/reconstruction, pavement, bridge and drainage structure design, geotechnical and material investigations, contract documentation and specifications preparation, construction supervision, road safety and road maintenance. International experts will include Team Leader/Transport Economist, Road Maintenance Engineer, and Road Safety Specialist. National experts will include Transport Economics Expert/Deputy Team Leader, Road Design Engineer, Road Maintenance Engineer, Construction Supervision Expert, Procurement Specialist, and Financial Management Specialist.
Responsible ADB Officer Oleg Tonkonojenkov
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development Mr. A.D. Kapaley5th Floor, 15-NBCC Tower, Bhikaji Cama PLace, New Delhi, 110066 India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Sep 2008
Fact Finding 02 Oct 2008 to 08 Oct 2008
MRM -
Approval 20 Feb 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 05 Oct 2012

TA 7237-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Feb 2009 26 Apr 2009 26 Apr 2009 31 Aug 2010 31 Dec 2012 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,130,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,380,000.00 20 Feb 2009 1,042,249.17

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