India: Western Transport Corridor

Sovereign (Public) Project | 31435-013 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Motwani, Anil South Asia Department Request for information
  • India
  • Transport
Project Name Western Transport Corridor
Project Number 31435-013
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1839-IND: Western Transport Corridor
Ordinary capital resources US$ 240.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change 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.
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 Karnataka
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 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
Executing Agencies
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

Loan 1839-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 138.00 Cumulative Disbursements
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

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
India: Western Transport Corridor Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Oct 2015

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