Project Name East West Corridor
Project Number 32253-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1944-IND: East West Corridor
Ordinary capital resources US$ 320.00 million
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

The principal objectives of the proposed Project are: (i) to reduce the capacity constraints of the NH systems through upgrading selected sections of the E-W Corridors in Gujarat State; (ii) Operationalise the public-private partnership (PPP) concept through direct or indirect assistance to NHAI in its development, operations and maintenance (O&M) of selected NH systems; and (iii) advance the institutional reforms of NHAI through facilitating its conversion into a lean and efficient highway management corporation with stronger financing capability.

The proposed Project would consist of the following three groups of components: (1) Investment component to rehabilitate and widen four highway sections totalling 470 km. O&M of these sections would be concessioned to the private sector; (2) PPP investment component for the BOT development of the section between Jetpur and Bamanbore. Under this component, a BOT contractor would rehabilitate and widen two sections of 36 km and be accorded the operational right of existing sections of 53 km (sweetner"); and (3) Institutional reform component designed to facilitate NHAI's transformation into a loan and efficient highway management corporation equipped with sophisticated financing techniques and stronger financial management capability.

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 The State of Gujarat

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 Consultants will be recruited in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement Civil works contract packages will be procured in accordance with the Bank's Guidelines for Procurement following international bidding procedures.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Motwani, Anil
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
National Highway Authority of India
Mr. B.N. Singh
National Highways Authority of India, G5&6, Sector 10, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075


Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 17 May 2002 to 04 Jun 2002
MRM 17 Jul 2002
Approval 26 Nov 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 23 Apr 2009

LoanĀ 1944-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2002 25 Aug 2003 19 Nov 2003 31 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2009 24 Aug 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 320.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 320.00 26 Nov 2002 319.69 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Nov 2002 320.00 0.00 100%

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