India: West Bengal Corridor Development
The Project aims at rehabilitating (i) about 140 kms of State Highways (SH1 and SH10); and (ii) 100 kms of rural access roads.
cross-border cargo volume facilitated
kilometers of road that have been built or upgraded
average daily vehicle-kilometers using roads built or upgraded in the first full year of operation
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|Project Name||West Bengal Corridor Development|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Regional integration
|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 Project aims at rehabilitating (i) about 140 kms of State Highways (SH1 and SH10); and (ii) 100 kms of rural access roads.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The state of West Bengal is strategically located to play a pivotal and catalytic role in promoting subregional economic cooperation and reducing poverty in the subregion. The Project is part of Country Strategy and Program for India.|
|Impact||To reduce poverty in the project area through economic growth and subregional cooperation|
|Description of Outcome||Enhanced road transport capacity|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Improvement of transport infrastructure is progressing through civil works and consultancy contracts.|
|Description of Project Outputs||Improve state highways ,Corridor access , Subregional connectivity and Rural communities access|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||SH1 completed. SH10 and RARs packages are ongoing. The progress of civil contracts has been slow due to slow mobilization of equipment and personnel by contractors. Efforts are being made to expedite the implementation of the Project. The implementation progress has improved and the project is expected to be completed within 2011.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Clearances obtained as per the construction progress.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||Resettlement activities are ongoing.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Not applicable.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Being carried out.|
|Consulting Services||Design and Supervision Consultants have been recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.|
|Procurement||The civil works contract packages had been procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement following international competitive bidding procedures. The contracts for the rural access roads had been procured under local competitive bidding procedures.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Bajaj, Arun|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
National Highways Authority of India
Project Implementation Unit
Kohti No. 20, Sector 32, Institutional
Area, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001 India Public Works Department, Government of West Bengal
Mr. Moloy Ghosh
Project Implementation Unit, Govt of West Bengal, PW (Roads) Directorate, 4 Camac Street, Block 2A, 2nd Floor, Kolkata 700 016
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 2001|
|Fact Finding||16 Apr 2001 to 27 Apr 2001|
|MRM||25 May 2001|
|Approval||11 Dec 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||28 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||20 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2001||10 Dec 2002||07 Jan 2003||30 Jun 2007||30 Jun 2011||23 Jun 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||79.21||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||79.21||07 Sep 2021||79.21||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||07 Sep 2021||79.21||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|West Bengal Corridor Development Project: Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Oct 2012|
|West Bengal Corridor Development Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2001|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|West Bengal Corridor Development Project: Final Comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation Report of RP Implementation (March 2012)||Social Monitoring Reports||Apr 2012|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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