|Project Name||National Highway Sector II|
|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|
|Description||The main objective of the proposed Project is to improve transport efficiency leading to expanded economic opportunities. This objective will be achieved through the following components: (i) Institutional Strengthening - strengthening the National Highways Authority of India's capacity for national highway development and operation and maintenance; (ii) Highway Development Component - upgrading and increasing the capacity of 566 km of key national arterial corridors, particularly the north-south corridor; (iii) Road Safety Component - improving road safety along the road-safety zone; and (iv) HIV-AIDS and Human Trafficking Awareness Component - preventing spread of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking along the project highways.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||To improve the national highways (NH) in India in the most efficient possible way, the Government engaged on a reform process of the institutional and organizational arrangements for the management of the subsector. The process is centered on the establishment of the NHAI which needs to have sufficient implementation capability, secure financing, private sector participation, O&M capability and effective organization to enable the Government to expeditiously complete a modern, safe NH network. A programmatic approach adopted to support NHAI capacity strengthening efforts in a progressive and evolutionary manner is highly relevant to the Government's priority. The Project will support NHAI in its institutional strengthening so that it performs mandate efficiently, contributing to overall transport efficiency.|
|Impact||Improved road transport efficiency, leading to expansion of economic opportunities|
|Description of Outcome||
1.Strengthen NHAI to perform its responsibilities
2.Improve access connecting the northern and the southern parts of the country
|Progress Toward Outcome||
NHAI has been continuously undertaking institutional strengthening and organizational restructuring to respond to its increasing responsibilities.
Completion of the project by December 2011 will improve access connecting the northern and southern parts of the country.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Efficient authority responsible for managing national highways
3. Improved road safety
4. Raised community awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking
2. Upgraded north-south corridor
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
(i) Highway Investment Component:
Out of 13 contracts awarded for 4 laning of 566 km National Highway on the north-south corridor, 7 contract have been substantially completed and 6 contracts are expected to be substantially completed by December 2011
(ii) Institutional Strengthening, HIV/AIDS and Anti-trafficking Component:
The implementation of institutional strengthening component and community awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking component has been completed.
(iii) Road Safety Component:
NHAI has selected Kurnool-AP-Karnataka Border road section as pilot road safety zone for implementation of road safety component upon completion of civil works. For implementation of this component under the Project, additional tasks will be included in the scope of road safety consultants engaged under L2029-IND.
|Geographical Location||Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh|
|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||All stakeholders, local governments and the affected people were consulted during design stage.|
|During Project Implementation||All stakeholders, local governments and the affected people were consulted during implementation stage.|
|Consulting Services||Consultants for construction supervision and road safety zone implementation have 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. 13 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. Venkat Reddy and Mr. R.K. Pandey
G-5 & 6, Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi -110075
|Concept Clearance||07 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||03 May 2004 to 21 May 2004|
|MRM||02 Jul 2004|
|Approval||21 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||31 Jan 2007|
|Last PDS Update||25 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|21 Dec 2004||15 Dec 2005||20 Feb 2006||31 Dec 2008||31 Dec 2011||09 May 2012|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||670.60||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||400.00||21 Dec 2004||388.35||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||21 Dec 2004||388.35||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|National Highway Sector II Project: Project Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Sep 2016|
|National Highway Sector II Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2004|
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