India: Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project

Sovereign Project | 47270-002 Status: Closed


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Project Name Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project
Project Number 47270-002
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8598-IND: Madhya Pradesh District Connectivity Sector Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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

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.

During Project Implementation TBD

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

A firm (or consortium of firms) will be engaged to undertake this PPTA. As estimated, this 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 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).

Team Leader/ Highway Engineer. The Team Leader will be a Civil Engineer with Masters in Highway or Transportation Engineering, and at least 20 years of experience in the highways sector. The Team Leader will provide technical and managerial inputs, as well as overall guidance to the PPTA. The team Leader will focus primarily on the Sector Development Plan and on reviewing the DPRs prepared by MPRDC to ensure cost effectiveness, safety, and appropriateness of the design in light of best practices. Team Leader will propose measures to improve climate resilience and road safety. The Team Leader will coordinate with MPRDC as well as DPR consultants appointed by MPRDC.

Transport Economist. The Transport Economist will be a Civil Engineer or Economist with post-graduate qualifications in transportation or transportation economics and at least 15 years experience in the sector. The economist will undertake economic and financial viability analysis of the proposed sample roads under the Project.

Procurement Expert. The Procurement Expert will be a graduate in civil engineering, with at least 12 years experience in procurement for infrastructure projects, preferably including PPP contracts. The expert is required to be familiar with ADB's procurement guidelines. The expert will be responsible for assessing MPRDC's capacity in carrying out procurement as per ADB's procurement guidelines, incorporating elements of PPP as required. The expert will assist MPRDC in advance procurement, including for preparation of procurement plan, procurement packaging, procurement documents, technical schedules, etc., to attain a high level of readiness to bid. If required, the expert should also review the e-procurement system being followed in the state.

Institutional Finance Expert. The Institutional Financial Expert will be a Chartered Accountant or Masters in Business Administration with finance and accounting, with at least 12 years experience in financial management, audit, and accounts for public sector institutions. The expert will undertake a governance (financial management, institutional) appraisal of the MPRDC and a fiscal assessment of the state of Madhya Pradesh, from available data. Based on the assessment, the expert will recommend measures to strengthen specific areas.

Environmental Safeguards Expert. The Environmental Safeguards Expert will be a graduate in environmental engineering/ science/ management or related fields. The expert will have at least 8 years experience of having undertaken environmental assessment for infrastructure projects comprising roads and transportation projects, and conversant with ADB's requirements under Safeguards Policy Statement (2009). The expert will assess the sample roads under the Project through IEE, including Environmental Management Plan and develop the environmental assessment and review framework for the proposed investment program.

Social & Gender Expert. The Social & Gender Expert will be a graduate sociology, or other relevant fields. The expert will have at least 8 years experience of dealing with rehabilitation and resettlement matters, working with social groups and communities, livelihood aspects, and gender concerns. The expert will have familiarity with ADB's requirements under Safeguards Policy Statement (2009), for road and highway projects. The expert will assess the sample roads under the Project and prepare a re

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Ravi Peri
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd.
45-A Arera Hills, Bhopal, 462011 Madhya Pradesh, India


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2014

TA 8598-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2013 - 18 Dec 2013 30 Sep 2014 31 Mar 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 18 Dec 2013 195,122.00

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