The primary objective of the Project is (i) to remove capacity constraints on a critical section of the Western Transport Corridor. It also aims at (ii) maximizing private sector participation in the highway development and operations; and (iii) introducing design features that will improve safety and maximize positive impacts for those people within the Project's zone of influence.
|Project Name||Western Transport Corridor|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The primary objective of the Project is (i) to remove capacity constraints on a critical section of the Western Transport Corridor. It also aims at (ii) maximizing private sector participation in the highway development and operations; and (iii) introducing design features that will improve safety and maximize positive impacts for those people within the Project's zone of influence. To realize the above objectives, the project include the following four components: (i) one for widening the existing two-lane single carriageway to four-lane divided carriageway highway between Haveri and Tumkur section (259 km) on NH4; (ii) one for incorporating road safety features in the design and construction of the above section (including service roads, underpasses, pedestrian bridges and fencing) to protect local communities from high-speed traffic and to facilitate the safe movement of pedestrian and agricultural traffic across and along the highway corridor; (iii) one for facilitating the commercialization of the operation/maintenance of the above section and provision of assistance for the bid evaluation and negotiation with the successful bidder for the Jaipur bypass section selected for the private sector financing; and (iv) one for enhancing financing capability of NHAI through the provision of consulting services for a study on securitization of the tollable highway assets; and a study for enhancing the fund management capability of the NHAI so as to maximize the benefit from toll, and other revenues.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||India is undertaking a major program for highway upgrading. ADB strategy is to support the Government program by providing a series of loans to cover part of the program. Projects are developed in a sequential and progressive manner. A long-term strategy of ADB is to create an enabling environment for the efficient and sustainable development of the highway system so as to meet the needs of the public for increased mobility and efficient cargo movement. The Project is the first intervention.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB approved on 03 January 2001 advance action for engaging construction supervision consultants. Invitation documents for construction supervision consultants were approved on 11 June 2001. Consultant selection committee meeting has been completed.|
|Procurement||ADB approved advance procurement action on 09 November 2000 for prequalification, and on 03 January 2001 for subsequent procurement actions except for the signing of contracts. Evaluation report on civil works contracts is awaited by the Bank.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Motwani, Anil|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
National Highways Authority of India
Mr. S.K. Puri
Plot G-5 & G-6, Sector 10
Dwarka, New Delhi-110045
|Concept Clearance||26 Apr 2000|
|Fact Finding||14 Nov 2000 to 29 Nov 2000|
|MRM||31 Jan 2001|
|Approval||20 Sep 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||09 Dec 2006|
|Last PDS Update||15 Aug 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|20 Sep 2001||14 Dec 2001||04 Feb 2002||31 Dec 2005||30 Jun 2008||26 Aug 2008|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||378.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||240.00||20 Sep 2001||139.62||0.00||96%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||20 Sep 2001||145.60||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Western Transport Corridor Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Aug 2014|
|Western Transport Corridor Project: Poverty Impact Assessment||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Sep 2004|
|Western Transport Corridor Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2001|
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