India: Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II)

Sovereign Project | 41629-013

Summary

The Bihar State Highways II Project will build and upgrade about 389 kilometers (km) of state highways identified under the State Highway Development Program in Bihar. It will involve upgrading roads to two lanes, strengthening culverts and bridges, building new road sections and bridges and cross drainage structures, and building structures for resettlement and rehabilitation. Consulting support will be provided to support implementation of civil works.

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Bihar State Highways II Project Jun 2015

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Project Name Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II)
Project Number 41629-013
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2663-IND: Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 274.64 million
TA 7598-IND: Capacity Building for Bihar State Road Sector
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Bihar State Highways II Project will build and upgrade about 389 kilometers (km) of state highways identified under the State Highway Development Program in Bihar. It will involve upgrading roads to two lanes, strengthening culverts and bridges, building new road sections and bridges and cross drainage structures, and building structures for resettlement and rehabilitation. Consulting support will be provided to support implementation of civil works.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Bihar is one of the economically backward states of India. The road network in Bihar is poor in terms of coverage and conditions while demand for road transport is increasing. Insufficient funding for road maintenance has increased the number of roads that are beyond maintainable condition, and the backlog of deferred maintenance. The Government of Bihar (GOB) is undertaking the State Highway Development Program to rehabilitate and upgrade state highways to at least two lanes and expand the state highway network by upgrading major district roads to two lanes. The project will rehabilitate and reconstruct state highways identified under the State Highway Development Program in the state of Bihar

Under the India country partnership strategy (2009-2012), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports all levels of the road sector development as a core infrastructure operation to facilitate sustainable economic growth. The project is consistent with the strategic objective set out in the country partnership strategy and included in the India country operations business plan (2010).

Impact A more efficient state road transport system supporting sustainable economic growth in Bihar
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased transport efficiency and safety on project roads
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Built and upgraded state highways

2. Improved management of road assets and maintenance of project roads by BSRDC

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Four civil works contracts and two supervision consultancy contracts were awarded during 2010-2011. An Additional Subproject was awarded in July 2013. Contracts are at various stages of implementation. Due to poor performance of contractors for three packages, these contracts were terminated (two packages in May 2014 and one package in Sep 2014). Rebidding for completion of balance works in these packages are in progress.
Geographical Location Bihar
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Initial environmental examinations were therefore prepared for all project roads. The implementation of environmental management plans is being monitored by supervision consultants and BSRDC
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as category A in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Separate resettlement plans have been prepared for each project road in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and relevant national and state laws and regulations. The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans
Indigenous Peoples NA
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design In the course of social assessment of the project influence area, a series of participatory consultation were held with project stakeholders and beneficiaries in various socioeconomic groups. Focus group discussions were organized at various locations. The participants included the gram panchayat sarpanch (village or small-town head), anganwadi workers (those working at child-care and mother-care centers), midwives, schoolteachers, farmers, traders, businessmen, and local leaders. Sessions exclusively for women were also held. The common people and the key stakeholders articulated the perceived benefits from the road development project. They were positive about the need for the project in areas lacking access to basic social and infrastructure facilities, particularly during the monsoon season. The people also expressed satisfaction at the prospect of connectivity of the areas with the national highways network in the project influence area and better access to the state capital in Patna.
During Project Implementation BSRDC has undertaken consultations with the project stakeholders and beneficiaries to apprise them of economic development in the region. The perceptions and priorities of the people have been taken into consideration when finalizing the project design and preparing mitigation measures to address any risks.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services BSRDC has recruited two international consulting firms using the quality and cost-based selection method to supervise construction of civil works under the Project. One consultant is engaged for the north region and the other for the south region.
Procurement Procurement under the Project has been/is being carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. All civil works contracts have been/is being procured under international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and post-qualification method.
Responsible ADB Officer Anil Kumar Motwani
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.RCD Mechanical Workshop Campus
(Near Patna Airport), Sheikhpura
Patna-800014, Bihar, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2009
Fact Finding 18 May 2010 to 28 May 2010
MRM 13 Jul 2010
Approval 16 Sep 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Oct 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Loan 2663-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Sep 2010 22 Dec 2010 02 Mar 2011 30 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2016 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 473.64 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 274.64 16 Sep 2010 188.38 0.00 69%
Counterpart 199.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Sep 2010 112.59 0.00 41%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

TA 7598-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Sep 2010 28 Oct 2010 28 Oct 2010 31 Dec 2011 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 16 Sep 2010 851,267.16
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - -

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Annual Environment Monitoring Report for SH-86 & 87 (2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Bihar State Highways II Project: Annual Environmental Monitoring Report (January - December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
Bihar State Highways II Project: State Highway 78 Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Bihar State Highways II Project: State Highways 81, 90, 91 and 89 Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: State Highways 83 and 88 Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: State Highways 86 and 87 Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
Bihar State Highways II Project - State Highway 78: Environmental Monitoring Report (January–June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - State Highways 81, 90, 91, and 89: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project: State Highways 81, 90, 91 and 89 Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project: State Highways 81, 90 and 91 Social Monitoring Report (January-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project: Environmental Monitoring Report for SH-78 (January-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project: Environmental Monitoring Report for SH-81, 90, 91 & 89 (January-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project: Social Monitoring Report - SH-78 (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Bihar State Highways II Project: Social Monitoring Report - SH-81, SH-90 and SH-91 (January-June 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2013
Bihar State Highway II Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January -June 2012) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2013
Bihar State Highways II Project: Siwan-Siswan Subproject Resettlement Planning Documents Mar 2012
Bihar State Highways II Project: Siwan-Siswan Road Subproject Environmental Assessment and Measures Feb 2012
Bihar State Highways II Project: Bihta-Sarmera Subproject (SH-78) Environmental Assessment and Measures Sep 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project: Bihta-Sarmera Subproject (Updated) Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project: Bihta-Sarmera Subproject Environmental Assessment and Measures Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Sakkadi-Nasriganj Subproject Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Sakkadi-Nasriganj Subproject Environmental Assessment and Measures Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Mohammadpur-Chhapra Subproject Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Mohammadpur-Chhapra Subproject Environmental Assessment and Measures Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Birpur-Udakishanganj Subproject Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Birpur-Udakishanganj Subproject Environmental Assessment and Measures Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Bihta-Sarmera Subproject Resettlement Planning Documents Jul 2010
Bihar State Highways II Project: Draft Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Dec 2009

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