Pakistan: Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project

Sovereign Project | 47279-001

Summary

The PPTA will have the main following outputs: (i) policy reform framework and support to on-going institutional and organizational development in the urban transport sector in Sindh, such as establishing the Sindh Mass Transit Company (SMTC) and progressively setting up the Sindh Mass Transit Coordination Authority (SMTCA) to undertake planning, coordination, and regulation of all mass transit systems in Karachi; (ii) optimized preliminary design and updated cost estimates, including drawings at sufficient level of details to be taken up for detail design; (iii) assessment of opportunity to integrate intercity bus depots and off-street parking components in the project scope, and preliminary design of such components; (iv) full due diligence for the selected BRT line and associated infrastructures; (v) detailed terms of reference (TOR) of consulting services under project design advance (PDA) and under the loan; (vi) public-private partnership (PPP) assessment to identify viable PPP options, leading to

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Project Name Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project
Project Number 47279-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8531-PAK: Karachi Bus Rapid Transit Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 825,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Transport - Urban public transport
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The PPTA will have the main following outputs: (i) policy reform framework and support to on-going institutional and organizational development in the urban transport sector in Sindh, such as establishing the Sindh Mass Transit Company (SMTC) and progressively setting up the Sindh Mass Transit Coordination Authority (SMTCA) to undertake planning, coordination, and regulation of all mass transit systems in Karachi; (ii) optimized preliminary design and updated cost estimates, including drawings at sufficient level of details to be taken up for detail design; (iii) assessment of opportunity to integrate intercity bus depots and off-street parking components in the project scope, and preliminary design of such components; (iv) full due diligence for the selected BRT line and associated infrastructures; (v) detailed terms of reference (TOR) of consulting services under project design advance (PDA) and under the loan; (vi) public-private partnership (PPP) assessment to identify viable PPP options, leading to

transaction advisory services (TAS) to assist the government in the delivery of selected PPP scheme(s), if any; (vii) final project financing plan; (viii) indicative implementation schedule; (ix) procurement strategy and plan; (x) stakeholders' engagement through inclusive design and awareness campaigns; (xi) parking strategy, street vendors' policy and other traffic rules along the corridor; and (xii) urban development strategy along the corridor, following the transit-oriented development concept.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government of the Province of Sindh, Pakistan, requested ADB to help improve the urban transport system (UTS) of Karachi and provide technical and financial support to implement a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor and strengthen institutions and organizations managing the urban transport sector. The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will build on feasibility studies for priority BRT corridors undertaken by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for the Green and Red lines and the government for the Yellow line, and on advance preparation activities undertaken under an ADB Cluster TA.
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Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Karachi
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

Consultation with the stakeholders will be conducted during project preparation as appropriate.

UNDP will participate to the project design, mainly through stakeholder engagement process and inclusive infrastructure design (i.e. technical design including inputs from future users), including awareness campaigns.

Under ADB Cluster TA and PPTA, a bus industry transition process will be initiated through negotiations with existing private bus operators, to include them at early stages in the BRT operational design.

During Project Implementation

Consultation with the stakeholders will be conducted during project implementation as appropriate.

The bus industry transition process, initiated during project design, will continue with the objective that current bus operators will become the operators of the new BRT system.

For operators not participating to future BRT operations, a fleet scrapping and compensation mechanism will be set up and financed under the loan.

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Consulting Services

All consultants will be selected in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers (2013, as amended from time to time).The PPTA will use (i) an international firm in association with a local firm recruited by ADB under quality-and cost-based selection (QCBS 90:10) and full technical proposal (FTP); and (ii) individual consultants, notably for, but not limited to, drafting of

TOR. A total of 54 person-months with 29 of international and 25 person-months of national consultants' services will be required.

Responsible ADB Officer David Margonsztern
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Transport & Mass Transit Department,Gov't of Sindh2F Tughlaq House, Sindh Secretariat
Building #2, Karachi, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2015

TA 8531-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2013 26 Feb 2014 26 Feb 2014 31 Oct 2014 31 Aug 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
825,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 925,000.00 06 Dec 2013 138,464.00

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