Project Name
Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Environmentally sustainable growth
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Private sector development
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Some gender elements
The project will improve about 430 kilometers (km) of major district roads (MDRs) in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in line with the Strategic Core Road Network Master Plan for Uttar Pradesh. It will involve upgrading of MDRs depending on traffic requirements; reconstruction, widening and strengthening of culverts and bridges; and maintenance of the improved road assets for 5 years after construction. The project will also conduct a road safety audit of the MDRs on the core road network (CRN) and initiate remedial measures at identified critical locations.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Despite accounting for just 7% of India''s geographic area, Uttar Pradesh is home to about 200 million (or 16%) of the national population, making it the country''s most populous state. It is also one of India''s poorest states. Although Uttar Pradesh contributes about 8.5% to the country''s gross domestic product, its per capita income is less than half the national average. Uttar Pradesh also has the largest rural population in the country. Almost 80% of its population lives in rural areas, where agriculture is the main economic activity and contributes 46% to the state's income. Given the dispersed nature of industrial development, the road network is a critical economic infrastructure. Uttar Pradesh''s total road network is about 300,000 km, and the road density per 100,000 people is 104 km against a national average of 142 km. About 40% of its road network is rated poor to very poor, and only 13% is rated good. About 58% of this network has road width of less than 5.5 meters and barely 5% is wider than two lanes. If appropriate road capacity metrics are used, only 35% of national highways and 60% of state highways have comfortable capacity utilization, while the rest need capacity augmentation such as widening.

Mobility and accessibility improved

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Efficiency and safety of road transport for people and goods in the state of Uttar Pradesh is improved

Progress Toward Outcome
civil works and consultancy contracts are ongoing

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

MDRs, designed to all-weather standards and road safety, reconstructed and rehabilitated

Road maintenance and asset management improved

Road safety of MDRs in the CRN audited and safety features installed

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

Civil works contracts ongoing

Not yet due

Not yet due

Geographical Location
Uttar Pradesh

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The implementation of environmental management plans are being monitored by supervision consultants and UPPWD.
Involuntary Resettlement
The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans and are being monitored by supervision consultants and UPPWD.
Indigenous Peoples
UPPWD shall ensure compliance with ADB's Safeguard POlicy Statement and government guidelines, regulations and policies.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
The stakeholders have been consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation
Consultation as required, are being carried out during project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

All consultants are being recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

Consulting services are required to facilitate project management and implementation. Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC) are recruited, and being funded out of loan proceeds. Consulting firms are engaged using the quality- and cost- based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 80:20.


All works contracts have been procured following ADB''s Procurement Guidelines.

Out of 9 civil works awarded, 8 have been procured through national competitive bidding and 1 through international competitive bidding. E-procurement is essential for all works contracts in Uttar Pradesh, and have been used in this project.


Responsible ADB Officer
Jagir Kumar
Responsible ADB Department
South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
India Resident Mission (INRM)
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh


Concept Clearance
13 Aug 2013
Fact Finding
06 Jul 2015 to 22 Jul 2015
23 Nov 2015
14 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
19 Mar 2020


Loan 3386-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Apr 2016 27 Jun 2017 12 Sep 2017 30 Sep 2021 - 29 Oct 2021
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 428.00
ADB 300.00
Counterpart 128.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 02 May 2023 195.00 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 02 May 2023 195.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
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