37139-033: MFF - Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Program - Project 2 | Asian Development Bank

India: MFF - Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Program - Project 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 37139-033 Status: Closed
Project Name MFF - Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Program - Project 2
Project Number 37139-033
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2498-IND: MFF - Uttarakhand Power Sector Investment Program - Project 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 62.40 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Energy / Electricity transmission and distribution

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The Project will assist in construction of the approximately 90 kilometer 400 KV D/C Loharinagpala-Koteshwar transmission line.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Contribute to economic development in Uttarakhand and the northern region of India through expanded power supply at competitive prices
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Transmission Expansion: New associated hydropower plants connected to the state's grid and the northern region grid within 6 months of commissioning
Progress Toward Outcome

State of Uttarakhand experienced very heavy rainfall and cloud burst on 16-17 Jun 2013. Although existing infrastructure of PTCUL was not impacted, the routes, alignment and approach roads for ongoing projects were damaged. Further, the hydropower plants for which the transmission infrastructure is required were delayed, thereby delaying the need for the transmission components.

ADB has extended this loan until the end of the MFF availability period, 30 March 2016, but due to the damage sustained from the disaster and associated delays, many projects will remain incomplete at that time.

PTCUL expects to be able to complete construction of the 400 KV line from the Srinagar hydroelectric plant to Srinagar Substation under this loan. Construction and financing plans for other projects are currently being formulated.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Transmission Expansion: Eight high-voltage transmission lines and associated substations constructed

Capacity Building: The Uttarakhand Energy Department and implementing agencies' staff trained for project management and implementation; development of human resource management program; upgrading of information technology systems

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The transmission lines and substation works have been hampered in the wake of the disaster in 2013. One line connecting the Srinagar hydroelectric plant to the Srinagar substation will be completed under this loan. Plans for completion and financing of the other projects are currently being developed.

The project management office plans to undertake training activities in the next 12 months to strengthen the capacity within Uttarakhand's generation, transmission, and distribution utilities.

Geographical Location Loharinagpala, Tehri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand, Uttarkashi
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
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 All consulting services shall be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, February 2007, as amended from time to time.
Procurement All goods and services shall be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement, February 2007, as amended from time to time.
Responsible ADB Officer Limbu, Tika R.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Energy Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Uttarakhand Energy Department (UED)
Mr. Shatrughna Singh
Dehradun (248001), India
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 06 Mar 2007
Approval 23 Dec 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 18 Mar 2015

Loan 2498-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Dec 2008 25 Feb 2009 27 Apr 2009 30 Jun 2012 30 Mar 2016 08 Feb 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 62.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 62.40 23 Dec 2008 9.31 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Dec 2008 9.31 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - - - Satisfactory

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