India: Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 44425-013

Summary

The project will expand the original Bihar State Highways II Project Original Project output by rehabilitating and upgrading about 254 km of state highways in Bihar identified under the Bihar State Highways Development Program (BSHDP). These severely deteriorated highway sections are located in the very poor north and south parts of the state. The project will involve upgrading existing roads to two lanes, strengthening existing pavement, strengthening culverts and bridges, and constructing new bridges and cross-draining structures. Consulting services will be provided to supervise the implementation of civil works.

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Project Name Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing
Project Number 44425-013
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2894-IND: Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
TA 8170-IND: Road Master Plan for Bihar s State Highway Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Transport - Road transport (non-urban)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will expand the original Bihar State Highways II Project Original Project output by rehabilitating and upgrading about 254 km of state highways in Bihar identified under the Bihar State Highways Development Program (BSHDP). These severely deteriorated highway sections are located in the very poor north and south parts of the state. The project will involve upgrading existing roads to two lanes, strengthening existing pavement, strengthening culverts and bridges, and constructing new bridges and cross-draining structures. Consulting services will be provided to supervise the implementation of civil works.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project will scale up the Original Project by further expanding the highway upgrading component from 356 km to 610 km. It will help achieve the full extent of the improvements envisaged under the Original Project by covering additional geographic areas in North and South Bihar, increasing the number of project beneficiaries in poor villages, and optimizing access to the state highway network. It supports GOB's priority to implement improvements quickly to ensure that the development impact of the state highway network is optimized and its benefits are reaped in a timely way. The project meets ADB's eligibility criteria for additional financing as it (i) remains technically feasible, economically viable, and financially sound; (ii) is accorded high priority by the government; (iii) is consistent with the project's development objectives, and (iv) is consistent with the current country partnership strategy (CPS).
Impact Unchanged (A more efficient state road transport system supporting sustainable economic growth in Bihar)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Unchanged (Improved transport efficiency and safety on project roads)
Progress Toward Outcome All civil works contracts and construction superivision consultant contracts have been awarded. Works Commenced.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Built and upgraded state highways with measures for green and adapt to climate change

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

3. Improved institutional capacity for sustainable transport sector development

4. Improved road safety and greater awareness of potential social issues

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

The civil works for construction and up gradation of 254 km state highways awarded under 4 contract packages during September-October 2013 are in various stages of implementation. The works are supervised by two supervision consultants.

Government of Bihar initiated measures for improving maintenance of roads.

A Consultant has been engaged under TA 8170 to support the state government's initiatives, for preparing a 20-year strategic master plan.

The Road Safety Specialist conducted exhaustive reviews of field conditions and produced road safety audits for Bihar State Highways.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The implementation of environmental management plans is being monitored by supervision consultants and BSRDC has been submitting environmental monitoring reports.
Involuntary Resettlement The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans.
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The stakeholders including local governments and communities have been consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation The stakeholders including local governments and communities have been consulted during implementation stage.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require 61 person-months of consulting services, 33 international and 28 national experts. ADB will engage a consulting firm in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Consultants will be asked to submit full technical proposals, and quality- and cost-based selection will be used with a quality cost ratio of 80:20.
Procurement The BSRDC will select two international consulting firms to supervise the construction of civil works under the project using ADB procedures for quality- and cost-based selection, full technical proposals, and a quality cost ratio of 80:20. One consulting firm will be engaged for the Muzaffarpur region and the other for the Samastipur region.
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 16 May 2012
Fact Finding 10 Oct 2011 to 24 Oct 2011
MRM 12 Jan 2012
Approval 20 Sep 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2015

Loan 2894-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2012 12 Aug 2013 08 Nov 2013 31 Mar 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 375.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 20 Sep 2012 215.19 0.00 72%
Counterpart 75.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Sep 2012 71.58 0.00 24%

TA 8170-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Sep 2012 23 Nov 2012 23 Nov 2012 31 Dec 2014 30 Nov 2015 -
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 20 Sep 2012 570,401.23

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 - 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 - Additional Financing: State Highways 86 and 87 Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: State Highways 83 and 88 Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Environment Monitoring Report for SH-86 & 87 (October-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Environment Monitoring Report for SH-83 & 88 (October-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: State Highways 86 and 87 Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: State Highways 83 and 88 Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports May 2014
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Bagi-Barbigha Subproject (SH-83) Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: SH-83: Bagi-Barbigha Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Saraiya-Motipur Subproject (SH-86) Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: SH-86: Saraiya-Motipur Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Roonisaidpur-Bhiswa Subproject (SH-87) Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: SH-87: Runnisaidpur-Bhiswa Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: Barunapul-Rashiyaari Subproject (SH-88) Resettlement Plans Nov 2011
Bihar State Highways II Project - Additional Financing: SH-88: Barunapul-Rasiyari Subproject Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011

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