India: Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 47270-001

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The project will improve about 1600 km of major district roads in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in line with the state's road development plan for 2013-2033. It will involve upgrading major district roads to intermediate lane-width of 5.5 m, or two lane-width of 7 m, depending on traffic requirements, reconstruction, widening and strengthening culverts and bridges, and maintaining the improved road assets for a period of five years after construction.

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Project Name Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project
Project Number 47270-001
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3189-IND: Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 350.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

The project will improve about 1600 km of major district roads in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in line with the state's road development plan for 2013-2033. It will involve upgrading major district roads to intermediate lane-width of 5.5 m, or two lane-width of 7 m, depending on traffic requirements, reconstruction, widening and strengthening culverts and bridges, and maintaining the improved road assets for a period of five years after construction.

Modality. The project is prepared as a sector loan, which is particularly well suited for the financial assistance for the following reasons: (i) the project pertains to a number of MDRs distributed across the state; (ii) the state has a sector development plan in place (Development Plan for State Roads in Madhya Pradesh 2013-2033); (iii) the state has the requisite institutional capacity to prepare and implement the sector plan and to prepare the individual road packages. Key to this capacity is the MPRDC, which was set up under an ADB TA. MPRDC was incorporated in 2004, and designated as a highway authority' under the state's highway legislation to develop state highways, major district roads, and other infrastructure. MPRDC is an empowered organization, with the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh being the Chairperson of the Board, and the Minister for Madhya Pradesh Public Works Department (MPPWD) and the Chief Secretary of the state being Vice Chairpersons. MPRDC has developed a strong managerial and technical team, headed by its Managing Director, who is a senior official. MPRDC has substantive experience from prior ADB loans in project design and implementation.

Sample Roads. Under the sector lending modality, four sample subprojects have been prepared, which are (i) Chitrangi Kasar road, (ii) Dabra Bhitarwar Harsi road, (iii) Mahua Chuawahi road, and (iv) Ujjain Maksi road. These four roads aggregate to about 188 km, about 11% of proposed road length under the project, for which the project cost is assessed as about $77 million. The non-sample roads will be selected and approved in line with the criteria and process outlined in the project administration manual (PAM).

Sustainable Maintenance. To ensure better construction quality and also better maintenance of the road assets after construction, the project will also include a 5-year, performance based maintenance period adjunct to the construction contract. This will transfer a modicum of construction quality risk and maintenance risk to the private sector, and garner better value for money to the users. While this is being done on national and state highway projects in the country, this may be the first system-wide attempt for MDRs in a state.

Road Safety and Accident Response. Previous ADB loans have supported MPRDC's endeavor for improving road safety and designing an accident response system. MPRDC is already in the process of implementing a geographical information-based, information technology-enabled accident response system in the state. To make the system amenable to the first-response financial exigencies of accident victims, MPRDC is also proposing to link insurance funds to the accident response system, which is amongst the first such initiative in the country. MDRs being improved under this project will also be covered under the accident response system and insurance fund structure being developed by MPRDC.

The impact of the project will be improved road transport connectivity in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The outcome of the project will be improved road transport efficiency in Madhya Pradesh. The project outputs will be: (i) reconstructed and rehabilitated major district roads, to all weather standards, and designed for road safety; and (ii) improved road maintenance and asset management. About 1,600 km of MDRs will be reconstructed and rehabilitated to intermediate lane-width of 5.5 m, or two lane-width of 7 m, depending on traffic requirements. The roads will be designed for road safety. The contracts will include 5 year performance based maintenance obligations. MDRs under the project will be integrated into the accident response system being developed by MPRDC.

The project is estimated to cost $500 million. The Government has requested a loan of $350,000,000 from ADB's ordinary capital resources to help finance the project, which is 70% of the project cost.

The executing agency for the project will be GOMP acting through MPRDC. MPRDC will implement the project through its field offices at key locations, which will be responsible for day-to-day project implementation and management and will assign staff to work on the project. One or two full-time project managers will be assigned for each contract package. The project managers will be delegated adequate technical and administrative authority for expeditious project implementation. MPRDC will engage construction supervision consultants as the engineers for the construction contracts. All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). ADB approved advance contracting of civil works in December 2013.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Madhya Pradesh is a state with a high incidence of poverty and needing substantial investments to meet developmental needs. ADB has assisted GOMP with three previous loans for addressing improvements to state highways, and ADB's loans to the central line ministry have been used for rural roads in the state. MDRs form a key link in the road network between the rural roads and the state highways. Developing this network will foster inclusiveness by enabling larger segments of the state's population to better access markets and basic services. The project is consistent with the strategic objective set out in the Country Partnership Strategy 2013-2017 of development of state core network, focusing on lagging states, and with the transport sector objective of increased, more efficient and sustainable movement of people and goods. The project is not included in the Country Operations Business Plan: India (2013-2015). However, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India (DEA) has cleared the project for ADB's financial assistance, for approval in 2014.
Impact Improved road transport connectivity in the state of Madhya Pradesh
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved road mobility and road efficiency in Madhya Pradesh
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Reconstructed and rehabilitated major district roads, to all weather standards, and designed for road safety

2. Improved road maintenance and asset management

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

Environmental Impact. The scope of works under the sample subprojects involves improvement and maintenance of existing major district roads. There is adequate right of way (ROW) available for all the sample subprojects and no significant, long term, or irreversible environmental impacts are expected. Therefore the sample subprojects have been categorized B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009, SPS). Initial environmental examination (IEE) reports have been prepared for each of the four sample subprojects in accordance with the ADB SPS and have been disclosed on the ADB website. An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) has been prepared to guide compliance to environment safeguard requirements under the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF), GOI as well as the SPS for the non-sample subprojects and has been disclosed on the ADB website. As per the EARF no category A subprojects will be included under the project. Anticipated environmental impacts under the sample subprojects during construction entail typical road construction related issues such as generation of dust, noise, exhaust, waste from construction and worker camps, water contamination, occupational health and safety, erosion and siltation. Potential operational impacts such as noise, pollution and safety issues due to increased traffic are expected to be insignificant. Mitigation measures to address all construction and operation related impacts have been included in the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) prepared as part of the IEE. The EMP will form part of the bidding documents and be mandatory for implementation by the contractor. Meaningful consultations have been conducted during the project preparation stage and all concerns of the affected persons and stakeholders have been incorporated in the IEE and EMP. A Grievance Redress Mechanism has been formed to continue receiving feedback and complaints, if any, from affected parties and addressing them during the construction stage and operation stage.

MPRDC has implemented three ADB projects over the past decade; hence the agency is well versed with meeting ADB safeguard requirements. An initial coordination cum training workshop will be carried out by ADB and the CSC environmental specialist during the pre-construction stage for MPRDC staff, other CSC staff and the contractors. Further training will be conducted during construction stages as necessary.

Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized B as per ADB Safeguard Policy Statement. The project was developed with a view to avoid land acquisition and involuntary resettlement by adopting the most feasible technical design. The proposed improvement of roads will all occur within the existing right-of-way. For sample subprojects, meaningful consultation and information disclosure were undertaken during preparation. For sample roads, no land acquisition is envisaged but some roadside vendors will experience temporary disruption to livelihood during construction. A due diligence report has been prepared for the sample subprojects. The sample subprojects are representative of the kinds of impact likely to be encountered in non-sample roads. For the sector project, a resettlement framework has been prepared in accordance with the government's acts and policies, and ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. The framework will guide the screening and planning for all the subsequent subprojects that have resettlement impacts. Displaced persons, if any, will be compensated at replacement cost and rates for different categories of loss and special assistance are detailed in the framework. If any changes or additional land requirements or involuntary resettlement impacts are identified during implementation, a resettlement plan will be prepared or updated. ADB's prior approval will be obtained before further implementation of the relevant section of the subproject. MPRDC is experienced in implementing ADB projects. At the MPRDC level, two dedicated staff will oversee the project and at the implementation level, there will be a social safeguard focal in each of the 10 PIUs of MPRDC.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized C in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Madhya Pradesh has a significant tribal population, which constitutes more than one-fifth of its total population. The state is home to 46 Scheduled Tribes (STs). The tribal population is largely concentrated in and around the forest area. All project roads will be improved within the existing alignment and no greenfield construction will take place. The poverty and social assessment survey confirmed that the socioeconomic impacts will not differ between tribal groups and non-tribal groups. Subproject with impact on indigenous peoples will not be financed. An indigenous peoples planning framework has been prepared to guide the screening of impact of non-sample subprojects.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The potential primary beneficiaries of the project are the road users, communities in the vicinity of the project influence area, villagers, Panchayats (rural local government), MPPWD, other development partners active in India's transport sector development, and business and community groups. The poor and the excluded also get an easy access to roads, which further help them in reaching markets and other services. Adversely impacted stakeholders would primarily be those who lose land or livelihood. However, the Project's focus is on improving and rehabilitating existing roads, thus land acquisition will be limited to areas where roads need some geometric improvement, bridge approaches, or bypasses' to avoid infringing existing settlements. Adverse impacts will be mitigated through proper stakeholder consultations, and incorporated into the resettlement plan.

The proposed Project's objective is improved road connectivity in district areas of the state of Madhya Pradesh, leading to improved access to basic services, trade, and employment. Primary concerns for poor and vulnerable stakeholders would be loss of land and/or livelihood as a result of land acquisition activities. The project preparation will include investigations and consultations covering all beneficiaries, including the poor and vulnerable stakeholders.

The proposed Project will build on the consultation and community participation exercises undertaken during the PPTA, with the support from PPTA consultants NGOs, and CBOs. These include community participation for planning, design and implementation in highly dense and poor settlements. Community consultations will also be carried over to the project implementation stages and user awareness will be included as an important activity.

Community meetings and focus group discussions will be organized as part of the poverty and social analysis. The local consultative meetings will involve all relevant stakeholders including representatives of the poor and other socially excluded groups (e.g., women, scheduled tribes, etc.) to disseminate the information as well as to get the feedback about the project design and its potential impacts. Other key stakeholders such as the relevant line departments, local government representatives and NGOs will also be consulted. Consultations will also be undertaken with the affected households and communities during the course of the census survey and socioeconomic survey along the project roads for the preparation of the safeguard plans.

During Project Implementation The proposed Project will build on the consultation and community participation exercises undertaken during the PPTA, with the support from PPTA consultants NGOs, and CBOs. These include community participation for planning, design and implementation in highly dense and poor settlements. Community consultations will also be carried over to the project implementation stages and user awareness will be included as an important activity.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A firm (or consortium of firms) will be engaged to undertake the PPTA. As estimated, the assignment will require 6 national experts for a total of 20 person-months. The consulting firm will be engaged following the quality- and cost-based selection method, with a quality cost ratio of 90:10 using bio-data technical proposal procedures.
Procurement Procurement of all consultancy services used under the PPTA will be carried out in accordance with ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Tomoaki Kawabata
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Government of Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh Road Devt Corporation
16-A, Arera Hills
Bhopal - 462 011, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Dec 2013
Fact Finding 16 Jun 2014 to 27 Jun 2014
MRM 06 Aug 2014
Approval 19 Nov 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2015

Loan 3189-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Nov 2014 20 Feb 2015 27 Mar 2015 31 Oct 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 500.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 350.00 19 Nov 2014 86.12 0.00 25%
Counterpart 150.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 19 Nov 2014 1.36 0.00 0%

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Narmadapuram Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Bhopal Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Rewa Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Gwalior Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Sagar Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Ujjain Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Indore Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-sample Roads (Jabalpur Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Gata–Amayan Road Initial Environmental Examination May 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Dewas - Newari Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Berasia - Najeerabad Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Katni - Vijay Raghavgarh - Barhi Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Itarsi-Dulriya-Tigria Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Murar–Chitora Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Bhasula - Chainpur - Vijaypur - Dhanrawad Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Sanver Kshipra Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Ajaygarh–Toriya–Bariyarpur Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Mohna–Pohri Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Kyothi - Katra - Lalgaon Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Tilwara - Chargaon - Gotegaon Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Sanawad-Khargone Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Ashoknagar - Thubon Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Kanvan-Magod Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Palera–Baldeogarh Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Pachwali–Rannod–Pichhore Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Katra-Mauganj Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Bandri - Jaruwakheda Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Hatnapur Anwalighat-Salkanpur Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Damoh–Hindoriya–Patera Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Vidisha - Berasia Road (15km Bhopal District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Maksudanganj - Najeerabad Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Rajpur Khetia Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Sidhi–Tikri Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Mahidpur-Panvihar-Jeevaji Nagar Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Nirtala - Mandi - Bamora Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Mahu-Simrol Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Prithvipur–Niwari Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Vidisha - Berasia Road (24km Vidisha District) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Najeerabad Maksudangarh Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Rani Durgawati Samadhi Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Tawa Bridge Itarsi Mandi Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Shajapur-Bercha Road Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Initial Environmental Examination for Mohanpur–Behat–Mau Road Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Depalpur-Betma Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Shajapur-Dupada-Kanad-Pachlana-Pilvas-Nalkheda Road - Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2015
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Non-Sample Roads (Rewa Division) - Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Hardua to Chakghat Road Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Mahua-Parsona Road Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Rewa-Simariya Road Initial Environmental Examination Aug 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Chitangri-Kasar Road Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Ujjian-Makshi Road Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Dabra-Bhiterwar-Harsi Road Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Mahua-Chuwai Road Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2014
Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project: Due Diligence Report on Social Safeguards Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jul 2014

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