The Asian Development Bank is working with India to make road travel safer and more efficient on several key highways. The project is widening and upgrading 595 km of highway from Chittorgarh to Orai, passing through Rajasthan. It is also working with the private sector to widen and upgrade 62 km of highway from Orai to Bara.
|Project Name||National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project (Supplementary Loan)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
The original loan of $400 million for the National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project was approved by ADB in December 2003. The scope of the Project consists of: (i) Highway Investment Component : widening and upgrading of 595 km of national highway stretch along east west corridor from Chittorgarh -Orai, passing throgh Rajasthan, MP and UP; (ii) Private Sector Participation Component: widening and upgrading of 62 km national highway section from Orai-Bara through private sector participation (PSP); (iii) Road Safety Component; and (iv) HIV/AIDS and Human Trafficking Awareness Component.
The Project experienced substantial cost overruns mainly due to underestimation of cost of noncore subprojects, price escalation of construction materials and the financing gap caused by the local currency appreciation.
The supplementary loan of $100 million was approved on 30 June 2009 to ensure completion of the Project by addressing: (i) constraints impeding the project implementation and undertaking remedial measures to resolve them; and (ii) the issue of cost overrun in civil works.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||ADB has pursued a programmatic approach to realize medium-to long-term goals to assist the Government in its efforts to upgrade the National Highway Development Program (NHDP) to rehabilitate three key arterial corridors. The Project is part of country strategy and program for India.|
|Impact||Improved mobility of people and goods to contribute to the economic growth of the states connected by the Project corridor|
|Description of Outcome||Improved road transport services and safety along the project corridor|
|Progress Toward Outcome||The travel time and vehicle operating cost has reduced significantly on completed highway corridor. The full benefits of the project would be realized upon project completion.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1.Stretches between Chittorgarh and Orai are widened into four-lane roads.
2.10% of the project corridor is developed through a build operate-transfer concession.
3.A road safety zone concept is implemented.
4.Campaigns to help prevent the spread of HIV and increase awareness of the risk of trafficking in women and children are conducted.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
(i) Highway Investment Component:
Out of 12 contracts awarded for 4 laning of 595 km National Highway on the north-south corridor, 11 contracts have been completed and remaining 1 contracts in Uttar Pradesh is expected to be substantially completed by December 2011
(ii) PSP component:
Construction work on Bara-Orai section (62 km) (on BOT basis) commenced in October 2006. The physical progress of civil works as of February 2011 is 94%, and the completion is anticipated by December 2011.
(iii) HIV/AIDS and anti-trafficking component:
NHAI engaged NGOs to conduct HIV/AIDS and human trafficking awareness program. Also, civil works contracts incorporated a provision requiring contractors to carry out HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs for their workers. The NGOs and the contractors have conducted these activities.
(iv) Road safety component:
NHAI had identified the Jhansi-Orai section in Uttar Pradesh as a pilot section for the implementation of 'road safety zone' concept. The consultants for developing and designing the road safety component have been engaged in April 11.
|Geographical Location||Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The implementation of environmental management plans have been monitored by supervision consultants and NHAI has been submitting environmental monitoring reports.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The resettlement activities have been undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans and have nearly been completed.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The stakeholders including local governments and communities have been consulted during design stage.|
|During Project Implementation||The stakeholders including local governments and communities have been consulted during implementation stage.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants for construction supervision and road safety zone implementation have been recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB.|
|Procurement||Procurement under the Project has been carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and the Government's tender procedures acceptable to ADB. 12 civil works contracts have been procured under international competitive bidding (ICB).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Motwani, Anil|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
National Highways Authority of India
Mr. J.K. Bansal
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh)
|Concept Clearance||20 Feb 2009|
|Fact Finding||12 Feb 2009 to 26 Feb 2009|
|MRM||27 Mar 2009|
|Approval||30 Jun 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||03 Mar 2009|
|Last PDS Update||24 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|30 Jun 2009||04 Aug 2009||15 Sep 2009||31 Dec 2011||-||09 May 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||338.80||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||30 Jun 2009||100.00||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||30 Jun 2009||100.00||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (April - June 2012)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Jan 2013|
|National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project: Review of Environmental Compliance Semiannual Report (October 2011 - March 2012)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Jan 2013|
|National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project: Environmental Compliance Semiannual Report (October 2011-March 2012)||Environmental Monitoring Reports||May 2012|
|National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project: January 2009-August 2010||Environmental Monitoring Reports||Jan 2011|
|National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project||Summary Initial Environmental Examination||Aug 2003|
|National Highway Corridor (Sector) I Project (Supplementary Loan)||Initial Environmental Examination||Aug 2003|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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