India: Railway Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign Project | 36330-043

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of India are working together to make the country’s train system safer, more efficient and able to handle greater amounts of passengers and freight. The program is building second tracks alongside 840 kilometers of existing rail systems, essentially doubling the capacity of high-density routes. Another 640 kilometers of track will have electrification systems added.

Project Name Railway Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 36330-043
Country / Economy India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3623-IND: Railway Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
Ordinary capital resources US$ 120.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Rail transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Government requested for a loan of $120 million ordinary capital resources (OCR) to finance completion of improving railway lines under the Railway Sector Investment Program (RSIP).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy India's economy has been one of the fastest growing in Asia in recent years, but its rail system has failed to keep pace. Each year, more than 8.4 billion passengers ride trains in India and more than 1 billion tons of freight is transported. But as India's economy continues to expand, the numbers of passengers and tons of freight on trains has been declining. The train routes most in demand cannot handle the capacity needed, and many of the trains are slow and service is poor. The country needs an efficient, sustainable, safe, and regionally balanced transportation system in which trains play a key role.
Impact Transport network improved and greater mobility
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Energy-efficient, safe, reliable, affordable and environmentally friendly railway system developed
Progress Toward Outcome Progress affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, but still expected to complete on time.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Railway infrastructure established
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Doubling contracts carried over from Tranche 1 ongoing; 642 km (79.9%) of total scope commissioned, with around 170 km more to be commissioned in the upcoming quarters

Electrification contracts ongoing, with 441 km (69.3%) of total scope commissioned

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Project is environment category B and the IEEs have been prepared covering all projects. An environmental management plan has been prepared and has been included in the draft bidding documents.
Involuntary Resettlement As part of appraisal, resettlement plans and due diligence reports have been prepared for the investment projects.
Indigenous Peoples The study did not show any difference in impact between indigenous and non-indigenous groups in the project location. However, special provisions have been made under the resettlement framework and the resettlement plans specifically for the indigenous people and other vulnerable groups. Indigenous peoples planning framework (IPPF) has also been prepared and disclosed through the ADB website to guide the preparation of Indigenous Peoples Plans if required for the current or subsequent phases during project implementation.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design tbd
During Project Implementation tbd
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services No consultants will be recruited under Tranche 3.
Procurement No procurement will be carried out under Tranche 3.
Responsible ADB Officer Yeo, Kai Wei
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Railways
Mr. A.K. Khanna
Railway Board, Room No. 416
Rail Bhawan, New Delhi 110001
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 03 Oct 2017
Approval 13 Dec 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Nov 2021

Loan 3623-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2017 16 Mar 2018 07 Jun 2018 30 Aug 2021 - 02 Dec 2021
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 330.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 17 Jun 2022 120.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 210.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 120.00 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.


Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
RVNL/RAIL PROCUREMENT/1 OF 2013/MANUFACTURE AND SUPPLY OF 106600MT OF UIC 60 KG/M RAILS (GRADE 880 CLASS A) CONFORMING TO IRS-T-12-2009 Loan 3623 10 Jan 2020 M/S STEEL AUTHORITY OF INDIA LIMITED | 17TH FLOOR, SCOPE MINAR, LAXMI NAGAR DISTRICT CENTRE, DELHI-110092 INDIA Ministry of Railways 102,092,662.40 9,469,571.04
GENERAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DOUBLING AND ELECTRIFICATION OF RAILWAY TRACKS ON CRITICAL ROUTES (LINKED TO L2793/PCSS0013 AND L3108/PCSS04) Loan 3623 20 Nov 2019 EGIS RAIL SA FRANCE JV EGIS INDIA/TUC RAIL | 168-170 AVENUE THIERS 69455 LYON-CEDEX 06 FRANCE Ministry of Railways 5,635,667.99 2,437,597.50
CW/REBIDDING-RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION-PKG1-BHIGVAN- SOLAPUR (160 RKM/385 TKM) IN SOLAPUR DIVISION, CENTRAL RAILWAY, MAHARASHTRA Loan 3623 07 May 2019 KEC INTERNATIONAL LTD. | 8TH FLOOR, BUILDING NO 9A, DLF CYBER CITY, PHASE-III, GURGAON-122002, HARYANA INDIA Ministry of Railways 42,103,902.55 24,808,787.48
CW/REBIDDING-RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION-PKG2-SOLAPUR- GULBARGA (113 RKM/261 TKM) IN SOLAPUR DIVISION OF CENTRAL RAILWAY, MAHARASHTRA AND KARNATAKA Loan 3623 07 May 2019 M/S TATA PROJECT-BRAPL (JV) | 1-7-80 TO 87, MITHONA TOWERS-1 PRENDERGHAST ROAD, SECUNDERABAD-500 003 INDIA Ministry of Railways 30,157,486.93 17,769,627.96
CW-DG2 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S SMSIL-MBPL-BRAPL (JV) | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 32,766,067.00 9,829,773.00
DG1 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S IL&FS ENGG.-KALINDEE RAIL NIRMAN LIMITED | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 32,185,352.00 5,447,969.00
RT2 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S ARSS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS LIMITED | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 25,200,839.00 6,460,489.00
CW-HT1 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 22,777,138.00 882,544.00
ST1 ALL MAJOR BRIDGES Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S RAHEE AGRAWAL (ST) JV | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 21,286,889.00 424,319.00
HT3 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S GVR-GEW (JV) | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 18,544,621.00 1,467,508.00
RT1B CIVIL Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 ROYAL INFRASTRUCTURES LTD. | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 10,113,850.00 5,844,328.00
SIG2 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S ALCON BUILDERS & ENGINEERS PRIVATE LTD | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 5,021,689.00 1,598,150.00
SIG3 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S ALCON BUILDERS & ENGINEERS PRIVATE LTD | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 4,410,416.00 2,011,467.00
GOODS-SIG1 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S ALCON BUILDERS & ENGINEERS PRIVATE LTD | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 4,333,799.00 2,375,213.00
HT2B Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S BHARAT RAIL AUTOMATIONS PVT. LTD. | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 3,669,240.00 2,850,875.00
SIG4 Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S ALCON BUILDERS & ENGINEERS PVT. LTD | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 3,122,048.00 1,653,111.00
RT1B S&T Loan 3623 30 Sep 2018 M/S MRT | TBD INDIA Ministry of Railways 2,705,163.00 1,337,474.00
CW/RT3 BAL WORKS/ROADBED, BRIDGES, TRACK LINKING, SERVICE BLDGS B/W BLSN-RVH(IN) & OTHER BLDGS AT MSMD&ANMD, SAMBALPUR AND RAIPUR, CHHATTISGARH Loan 3623 28 Jun 2018 M/S ARSS INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS LIMITED | PLOT 38, SECTOR-A, ZONE-D, MANCHESWAR INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, BHUBANESWAR 751010 INDIA Ministry of Railways 13,514,704.00 7,480,681.00
CW-HT2B BAL WORKS/ROADBED, BRIDGES, TRACK LINKING INCL ELECT WORKS FOR DOUBLING B/W HUBBALI-DHARWAD (HARLAPUR-HEBSUR/HUBBALI-DHARWAD), KARNATAKA Loan 3623 28 Jun 2018 M/S STCPL & TSR (JV) | NEAR RAILWAY STATION ENTRANCE STATION ROAD, HUBLI-580 020 INDIA Ministry of Railways 7,549,125.00 4,415,306.00

Procurement Plan

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