India: Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects

Sovereign Project | 44508-001

Summary

The purpose of the technical assistance is to help interested urban local bodies (ULBs) prepare their respective urban transport subprojects, which would be considered for ADB financing as a part of their respective integrated urban development projects, based on the master plans, or preferably the comprehensive mobility plans (CMPs) that the ULBs already have. Those ULBs which are: (i) preparing urban development project (possibly under ADB's PPTA); and (ii) already implementing urban development project but still maintaining sufficient flexibility (possibly under ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF)) or considering follow-up investments are eligible candidates to seek technical assistance under the S-CDTA. This CDTA, however, will not duplicate the activities of any ongoing or upcoming PPTA. Use of PPP and/or PSP modality, for example during the operational stage of urban transport system, is encouraged.

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Project Name Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects
Project Number 44508-001
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7750-IND: Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The purpose of the technical assistance is to help interested urban local bodies (ULBs) prepare their respective urban transport subprojects, which would be considered for ADB financing as a part of their respective integrated urban development projects, based on the master plans, or preferably the comprehensive mobility plans (CMPs) that the ULBs already have. Those ULBs which are: (i) preparing urban development project (possibly under ADB's PPTA); and (ii) already implementing urban development project but still maintaining sufficient flexibility (possibly under ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF)) or considering follow-up investments are eligible candidates to seek technical assistance under the S-CDTA. This CDTA, however, will not duplicate the activities of any ongoing or upcoming PPTA. Use of PPP and/or PSP modality, for example during the operational stage of urban transport system, is encouraged. Tentatively, it is anticipated that assistance would be provided for three ULBs, which express their interest and are selected subsequently.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's interventions in India's urban development so far have been mostly focusing on basic urban infrastructure and services including water supply, sewerage and sanitation, drainage, and urban road resurfacing and junction improvements while missing the opportunities in the urban transport subsector. This S-CDTA proposal will help ADB explore its possible engagement in this important subsector as a part of its portfolio of integrated urban development projects.

Development of urban public transport (or mass transit) system is important because it is basically the most fundamental prerequisite for large-scale real estate development, in particular for housing, that India desperately needs for years and decades to come to squarely address the critically important issue of urban explosion . Development of urban transport will contribute to mass provision of commutable urban land and, thus, open up significant real estate development opportunities. Involvement in the urban transport will, therefore, contribute to mass provision of housing under the concepts of corridor densification , and environmentally and financially sustainable compact city . ADB should play a catalytic role in setting up basic rules of the game including necessary urban land use control measures (e.g., zoning, subdivision code including required provision of basic neighborhood urban infrastructure and services such as water supply, sewerage, drainage, electricity and neighborhood roads, and mandatory minimum quota for smaller, affordable housing earmarked for low-income households). Most of the elements under the resulting schemes would be carried out through public-private partnership (PPP) (with significant private financial exposure) and private sector participation (PSP) (with limited or no private financial exposure). Such elements would entail, for example, auctioning of land parcels, procurement of comprehensive long-term BRT service provision, etc. It is important to establish fair, well-balanced and transparent respective responsibilities between the public and the private in this regard.

Impact Successful implementation of urban transport subprojects for improving mobility of people
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Feasible urban transport subprojects susitable for ADb financing prepared
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Master plan (and CMPs) review

Investment schemes for urban transport subprojects

Draft subproject appraisal reports on urban transport subprojects

Associated PPP and/or PSP arrangement proposals

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Close contacts with key stakeholders of the urban transport sector of the concerned ULB will be developed and maintained during the implementation of S-CDTA, and their effective involvement and feedback will be ensured through consultation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage the consultants on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (April 2010, amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging consultants. Equipment that the consultants require for the implementation of the S-CDTA (computers, printers and associated peripherals) will be purchased in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time), and handed over to the ULBs concerned upon the completion of the S-CDTA. The disbursement under the S-CDTA will be made in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time). The consultant will prepare the reports and deliver the outputs as indicated in the TOR.
Responsible ADB Officer Keiichi Tamaki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Urban DevelopmentNirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 21 Nov 2010 to 25 Nov 2010
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jan 2011

TA 7750-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2010 - 16 Dec 2010 30 Jun 2012 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 275,000.00 16 Dec 2010 184,233.90

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