Project Name MFF - Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program (Subproject 1)
Project Number 37066-023
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2248-IND: MFF - Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program (Subproject 1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 173.91 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Investment Program aims to reduce poverty and deprivation, and support economic growth of rural communities by providing them with enhanced access to markets, employment opportunities, and social services, including health and education. The objective will be attained by (i) providing rural habitations in Assam, Orissa and West Bengal with all-weather road connections; (ii) improving efficiency and sustainability of the Prime Minister's Rural Roads Program (PMGSY) implementation in the three states by providing support for capacity building in technical, safeguard, financial and road safety aspects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Poor road infrastructure affects economic growth in rural areas. Poor road connectivity has a strong link to poverty. The Government is trying to redress this problem under PMGSY.

The theme of ADB?s Country Strategy and Program (CSP) is mainstreaming poverty reduction. In line with the Government?s priorities for the Tenth Five-Year Plan 2002-2007, this is to be addressed primarily by supporting economic growth, including both high growth and equitable, pro-poor growth. The CSP points to emerging consensus over the importance of infrastructure in poverty reduction, through both its indirect impact on growth leading to increased incomes and employment, and its direct contributions to incomes and employment and reducing human poverty by improving access to social services. The CSP highlights that strong connectivity to link poor rural families to social services and markets is the organizing theme for the transport sector. In line with these thrusts, ADB has been providing assistance to the national rural roads program called Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY, meaning ?Prime Minister?s rural roads program?). The first ADB assistance, the Rural Roads Sector I Project, was approved in November 2003 for $400 million to finance part of PMGSY investment in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The Rural Roads Sector II Investment Program will continue ADB?s support to the sector.


Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Assam, Orissa and West Bengal

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

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 NRRDA will engage a Loan-financed Technical Support Consultant (TSC) to provide technical support to the SRRDAs in social and environmental safeguards, and road safety. The TSC will comprise a team of domestic experts who will (i) conduct checking of detailed project reports and random checks of roads under contruction to ensure that road safety measures are properly incorporated; (ii) provide support to the PIUs in implementing road safety awareness-raising schemes being developed under the RRSI; (iii) check compliance of subprojects with CPF and EAF/ECOP provisions during subproject preparation and implementation; and (iv) conduct impact monitoring. Under this Project, the TSC for the implementation of the first and second batches and the preparation of the second and third batches of subprojects will be engaged, which will require an estimated total of 72 person-months of consulting services over a two year period. The selection and engagement of the TSC will be in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB, and will be subject to ADB approval with regard to their competence and experience for carrying out the assignment.
Procurement Procurement to be financed by the loan for this Project is being carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The PMGSY standard bidding documents and procedure developed by NRRDA for procurement of civil works based on items unit rates are found acceptable to ADB, and have been used for all LCB contracts by the loan for this Project. The PMGSY bidding process follows the single-stage, two-envelope system in which each bidder simultaneously submits its technical and financial proposals in two separate envelopes, and only the financial proposals of technically qualified and responsive bidders will be opened and evaluated.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Suzuki, Takeshi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Rural Development
J. K. Mohapatra
[email protected]
New Delhi, India


Concept Clearance 26 Aug 2004
Fact Finding 18 Apr 2005 to 06 May 2005
MRM 11 Jul 2005
Approval 31 Jul 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Aug 2006
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2009

LoanĀ 2248-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Jul 2006 29 Aug 2006 18 Oct 2006 31 Dec 2008 30 Jun 2009 09 Oct 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 229.91 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 173.91 31 Jul 2006 173.91 0.00 100%
Counterpart 56.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Jul 2006 173.91 0.00 100%

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