India: Bihar State Highways II Project

Sovereign Project | 41629-022



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Title Document Date
Preparing the Bihar State Highways II Project Oct 2011

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Project Name Bihar State Highways II Project
Project Number 41629-022
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7198-IND: Bihar State Highways II Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description tbd
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The PPTA will prepare an investment for rehabilitating about 940 kilometers (km) of state highways and continue institutional strengthening and capacity building of Bihar's road sector institutions. The project will augment transport capacity in a technically and financially sustainable manner.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Selection of the priority road projects, preparation of the feasibility study for the proposed road projects and preparation of the procurement process; economic and financial assessments; and comprehensive documentation in compliance with ADB policies and procedures on environmental protection, resettlement, indigenous peoples, consultation and participation, gender and social protection.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs This PPTA will deliver (i) reports on technical, economic, and financial viability of the proposed road projects; (ii) environmental assessment; (iii) resettlement plans; and (iv) social and poverty impact assessments in accordance with ADB's guidelines. The PPTA shall be prepare the road projects to be included in the Loan scheduled for 2010 approval.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Bihar
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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

The PPTA will be carried out by (i) a firm of consultants consisting of experts in highway engineering, road and bridge design, engineering survey, geotechnical engineering, transport economics, contract management, and road safety; and (ii) individual consultants in the field of (a) social impact assessment (3 person months), (b) resettlement and rehabilitation (6 person months) and (c) environmental assessment (6 person months).

The consulting service will be completed within 7 months from May 2009 to November 2009. The consultant team of the consulting firm will include (i) approximately 8 person month international input by a Team Leader/Senior Highway Engineer, a Transport Economist and a Contract/Procurement Specialist, and (ii) approximately 22 person month national input by a Senior Highway Engineer/Deputy Team Leader, a Road Design Engineer, a Bridge Design Engineer, a Geotechnical Engineer, a Quantity Surveyor Expert, a Road Safety Specialist, a Traffic Engineer, and a Contract/Procurement Specialists as well as associated technical support staff.

Responsible ADB Officer Markus Roesner
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Road Construction Department
Mr. Pratyaya Amrit
Vishweshwaraiya Bhavan, Patna, Bihar, India
Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.
Mr. Pratyaya Amrit
RCD Mechanical Workshop Campus Sheikhpura, Patna 800014 Bihar, India
Concept Clearance 13 Nov 2008
Fact Finding -
Approval 10 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Dec 2008
Last PDS Update 19 Apr 2010

TA 7198-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2008 03 Feb 2009 03 Feb 2009 30 Nov 2009 30 Nov 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 175,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 875,000.00 10 Dec 2008 583,003.11
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Bihar State Highways II Project Consultants' Reports Oct 2011

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