Project Name National Highway Corridor & Public Private Partnership
Project Number 32253-012
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3752-IND: National Highway Corridor & Public Private Partnership
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The project would finance the rehabilitation and upgrading of selected parts of the East-West Corridors with aim to alleviate capacity constraint of India's transport system. The objective of the TA is to strengthen feasibility studies to be carried out by NHAI's consultant, particularly with regard to environmental impact, resettlement and poverty impact. In addition, the TA would also carry out a screening test to identify possible opportunities for the private sector investment (PSI) in the highway development. The TA would have the following three components: Component A: Development of a road map for policy and institutional reforms to be pursued under the programmatic approach, together with identification of milestone actions that would trigger ADB's processing of the next project. Component B: Implementation of a screening test for identifying PSI opportunities for the program corridor of 1,500 km; development of recommendations on modalities of investments for each section of the corridor; for those sections identified for possible PSI development, design of specific investment packages; and if it is decided to pursue PSI, preparation of tender documents. Component C: Project preparation support for the selected highway sections to be rehabilitated and upgraded under the proposed Project covering (i) environmental and social assessment, (ii) engineering and procurement support, and (iii) economic and financial analysis and governance assessment.
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

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Components A and C(iii): A team of individual consultants, one international and one domestic will be engaged to carry out two tasks: Component A and Component C(iii). The major qualifications of the international consultant will include extensive knowledge of transport sector policies and institutional reforms, particularly enterprise reform, and expertise on and experience with economic and financial anslyses. A major qualification of the domestic consultant will be extensive knowledge of India's transoprt sector. The task will require 2.8 person-months of input by the international consultant, and 2.8 person-months from the domestic consultant. Components B, C(i), and C(ii): The consultants will be engaged, which will form three teams for: (i) the public-private partnership investment strategy, (ii) environmental and social assessment, and (iii) engineering and procurement support. Among the various specialists, one should be assigned as the task manager. The task will require 12.3 person-months of input by international consultants and 9.1 person-months from domestic consultants.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Tsukada, Shunso
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority of India
G-5&6, Sector 10
New Delhi - 10045, India


Concept Clearance 09 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 24 Jun 2001 to 29 Jun 2001
Approval 29 Oct 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Feb 2007

TA 3752-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Oct 2001 21 Feb 2002 21 Feb 2002 31 Oct 2002 28 Oct 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 29 Oct 2001 558,666.95

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