India: MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 37143-023

The project comprises (a) Investment Component consisting of improvements of about 200 km state roads in the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim, and associated consulting services for construction supervision; and (b) Project Management and Capacity Development Component consisting of (i) assistance to the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER) and the public works departments (PWDs) in implementing the Investment Subprojects, and (ii) capacity development of the PWDs for improved road asset management.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Jagir Kumar
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 37143-023
Country / Economy India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2770-IND: MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 74.80 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project comprises (a) Investment Component consisting of improvements of about 200 km state roads in the States of Assam, Meghalaya and Sikkim, and associated consulting services for construction supervision; and (b) Project Management and Capacity Development Component consisting of (i) assistance to the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER) and the public works departments (PWDs) in implementing the Investment Subprojects, and (ii) capacity development of the PWDs for improved road asset management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

North Eastern Region (NER) forms a distinct geographical unit, representing about 8% of the country's geographic area. 98% of its borders are with other countries, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the People's Republic of China, Myanmar, and Nepal. Its connection with the rest of the country is only through a narrow land corridor. Except in Assam, NER has predominantly hilly to mountainous terrain and very high rainfall (among the highest in the world), which frequently results in landslides and floods.

Many factors have hampered the process of economic development in NER. Prior to independence, the only major economic activity was tea growing in some parts of present-day Assam. NER's transport connectivity to the rest of India has been limited to the narrow land corridor. Some states joined the planned development process later than other states of the country. Recognizing the need for accelerated development, the Government of India places special focus on the development of NER in its five-year plans, mainly through central funding of development activities in the region. Over the last two decades the government has required 10% of the budgets of central ministries and departments to be allocated for NER, and the creation of a non-lapsable central pool of resources for collecting the unspent allocated central funds for further assistance to the region. However, the recent growth performance of these states has not been encouraging, although some of the human development indicators (HDIs), such as the literacy rate, show remarkable progress. The government's Eleventh Five Year Plan, 2007-2012 states that "while development efforts over the years have made some impact (as reflected in some of the HDIs which are comparable with the rest of the country), the region is deficit in physical infrastructure which has a multiplier effect on economic development."

In 2001, the government created a dedicated ministry, MDONER, to coordinate and give impetus to the various central development efforts. MDONER responsibilities include dealing with matters relating to the planning, execution, and monitoring of development schemes and projects in the region including those for roads and administering the non-lapsable central pool of resources.

To further these development efforts and with renewed recognition that poor roads and bridges supporting the region's single most dominant transport mode of road transport are the major constraints on such effort, the government started a national investment program to improve road connectivity to remote places in the region. The Special Accelerated Road Development Program in the North Eastern Region (SARDP-NE) is to improve higher class roads including national highways and state roads in the region, and provide connectivity to the state capitals and district headquarters in NER by developing two-lane national highways. The investment program was developed in parallel with SARDP-NE and is complementary to it. While SARDP-NE focusses on improving higher class roads, the investment program is developed to improve intrastate connectivity, mainly to district headquarters and other places of administrative and economic importance in the individual states, and enhancing capacity of state PWDs to manage their road assets.

Impact Improved surface transport connectivity in NER
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved mobility and accessibility in the project areas
Progress Toward Outcome Being assessed at project completion
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Reconstructed and rehabilitated state roads

2. Improved business process and staff skills

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

Completed in December 2014.Completed in December 2014.Completed in December 2014.Maintenance fund is sanctioned and is part of State share of counter part funding- Civil Works contracts in Assam, Sikkim and Meghalaya were awarded on 10 Dec 2012, 17 Nov 2012 and 12 Sep 2013 respectively.Overall physical progress for Assam is 100%, for Sikkim 100% and for Meghalaya, 100%.- Construction Supervision Consultants in Assam, Sikkim and Meghalaya were awarded on 8 Nov 2012, 28 Feb 2012 and 12 Jul 2012 respectively.- Project Management Consultants contract was awarded on 3 Aug 2012.

The project has been physically closed on 30 Jun 2021.

Geographical Location Assam, Barpeta, Darjiling, Dhuburi, Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Meghalaya, Nalbari, Sibsagar, Sikkim, Sonitpur, South Sikkim, West Garo Hills
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The implementation of environmental management plan are being monitored by Supervision Consultant and respective States Implementing agencies.
Involuntary Resettlement The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with resettlement plans and are being monitored by Supervision Consultant and respective States Implementing agencies.
Indigenous Peoples Executing Agency and respective implementing agencies shall ensure compliance with ADB Safeguard Policy Statement and government guidelines, regulation and policies.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Stakeholder have been consulted during design stage.
During Project Implementation Consultation have been carried out during the implementation phase.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Recruitment of a construction supervision consultant for each of the three states and a project management consultant was completed by Q4 2012.
Procurement Each state has a civil works package and procurement by each state was completed by Q4 2012.
Responsible ADB Officer Jagir Kumar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Room no. 283-A
Vigyan Bhawan Annexe
Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi 110 011
Public Works Department State of Assam
[email protected]CO.IN
Chandmari, Guwahati-781003
India
Public Works Department State of Meghalaya
[email protected]
Lachumiere, Shillong- 793001
India
Roads and Bridges Department State of Sikkim
[email protected]
Nirman Bhawan, P.O. Gangtok
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 23 Nov 2005
Fact Finding 07 Jul 2006 to 19 Jul 2006
MRM 09 Jul 2010
Approval 22 Aug 2011
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 08 Jun 2010
Last PDS Update 16 Dec 2021

Loan 2770-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Aug 2011 09 Jul 2012 22 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2016 30 Jun 2021 02 Mar 2022
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 109.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 74.80 17 Jun 2022 74.48 0.00 100%
Counterpart 34.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 74.48 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar Road Section (SK-01) Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-April 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Environmental Monitoring Report (May 2019-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2021
MFF - North Eastern States Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2020
MFF - North Eastern States Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Sikkim Health and Safety Plan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Addendum to the Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Assam Health and Safety Plan in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic Addendum to the Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern States Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Environmental Monitoring Report (May 2018- April 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
MFF - North Eastern States Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11), Assam Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2019
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Road Sections of Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2019
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Road Sections Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Road Sections Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2017–April 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2016–September 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2018
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Social Monitoring Report (Project Inception-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Subproject Supplementary Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2014-September 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu Road (ML-CW1) Social Monitoring Report (March 2014-June 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2014-September 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (ML-CW1) Environmental Monitoring Report (October 2015-September 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2017
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar (SK-01) and Nayabazar-Namchi (SK-02) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2015
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2015
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2015
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Land Acquisition and Resettlement Monitoring Report (January-June 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2015
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Environmental Monitoring Report (January-December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) and Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Environmental Monitoring Report (December 2012-December 2013) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2013
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS-37C) Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Development Plan Combined Resettlement Plan and Indigenous Peoples Plans Mar 2012
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Garobadha-Dalu (MLN-1) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Bilasipara (NH-31)-Fakiragram (AS-11) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Kalitakuchi-Barpeta (AS37C) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2011
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Nayabazar-Namchi Road Section (SK-02) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2011
MFF - North Eastern State Roads Investment Program - Tranche 1: Melli-Nayabazar Road Section (SK-01) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

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CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FOR SK-CW1 Loan 2770 27 Apr 2020 ROUGHTON INT'L LIMITED (JV) AARVEE | A-2 OMEGA PARK, ELECTRON WAY CHANDLERS ROAD, HAMPSHIRE S0534SE UNITED KINGDOM Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region 935,601.30 569,773.93
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANT FOR ML-CW1 MEGHALAYA Loan 2770 27 Apr 2020 AECOM ASIA CO. LTD. IN ASSOCIATIN WITH | DLF CYBER CITY PHASE II GURGAON INDIA Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region 2,225,029.58 950,310.65
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION CONSULTANTS FOR AS-CW1 AND AS-CW2 IN THE STATE OF ASSAM Loan 2770 27 Apr 2020 AECOM ASIA CO. LTD. IN JV W/ | GURGAON INDIA Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region 4,326,654.39 2,287,604.82