ADB is supporting the State Highway Development Program of Bihar, one of India's poorest states. The project will build or upgrade about 389 kilometers of state highways. It will involve upgrading roads to two lanes; strengthening culverts and bridges; constructing new road sections, bridges, and cross drainage structures; and building structures for resettlement and rehabilitation.
|Project Name||Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II)|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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 Bihar State Highways II Project will build and upgrade about 389 kilometers (km) of state highways identified under the State Highway Development Program in Bihar. It will involve upgrading roads to two lanes, strengthening culverts and bridges, building new road sections and bridges and cross drainage structures, and building structures for resettlement and rehabilitation. Consulting support will be provided to support implementation of civil works.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
Bihar is one of the economically backward states of India. The road network in Bihar is poor in terms of coverage and conditions while demand for road transport is increasing. Insufficient funding for road maintenance has increased the number of roads that are beyond maintainable condition, and the backlog of deferred maintenance. The Government of Bihar (GOB) is undertaking the State Highway Development Program to rehabilitate and upgrade state highways to at least two lanes and expand the state highway network by upgrading major district roads to two lanes. The project will rehabilitate and reconstruct state highways identified under the State Highway Development Program in the state of Bihar
Under the India country partnership strategy (2009-2012), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports all levels of the road sector development as a core infrastructure operation to facilitate sustainable economic growth. The project is consistent with the strategic objective set out in the country partnership strategy and included in the India country operations business plan (2010).
|Impact||A more efficient state road transport system supporting sustainable economic growth in Bihar|
|Description of Outcome||Increased transport efficiency and safety on project roads|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Built and upgraded state highways
2. Improved management of road assets and maintenance of project roads by BSRDC
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||All civil works contracts (including terminated contracts) and two supervision consultancy contracts have been awarded and contracts are at various stages of implementation.|
|Geographical Location||Araria, Banka, Bhabua, Bhagalpur, Bhojpur, Darbhanga, Jamui, Madhepura, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nawada, Patna, Purba Champaran, Rohtas, Samastipur, Saran, Sheikhpura, Sitamarhi, Siwan, Supaul, Vaishali|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is classified as category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Initial environmental examinations were therefore prepared for all project roads. The implementation of environmental management plans is being monitored by supervision consultants and BSRDC|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is categorized as category A in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Separate resettlement plans have been prepared for each project road in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and relevant national and state laws and regulations. The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||In the course of social assessment of the project influence area, a series of participatory consultation were held with project stakeholders and beneficiaries in various socioeconomic groups. Focus group discussions were organized at various locations. The participants included the gram panchayat sarpanch (village or small-town head), anganwadi workers (those working at child-care and mother-care centers), midwives, schoolteachers, farmers, traders, businessmen, and local leaders. Sessions exclusively for women were also held. The common people and the key stakeholders articulated the perceived benefits from the road development project. They were positive about the need for the project in areas lacking access to basic social and infrastructure facilities, particularly during the monsoon season. The people also expressed satisfaction at the prospect of connectivity of the areas with the national highways network in the project influence area and better access to the state capital in Patna.|
|During Project Implementation||BSRDC has undertaken consultations with the project stakeholders and beneficiaries to apprise them of economic development in the region. The perceptions and priorities of the people have been taken into consideration when finalizing the project design and preparing mitigation measures to address any risks.|
|Consulting Services||BSRDC recruited international consulting firms using the quality and cost-based selection method to supervise construction of civil works under the Project.|
|Procurement||Procurement under the Project has been carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. All civil works contracts have been/is being procured under international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures and post-qualification method.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Motwani, Anil|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.
RCD Mechanical Workshop Campus (Near Patna Airport), Sheikhpura
Patna-800014, Bihar, India
|Concept Clearance||31 Aug 2009|
|Fact Finding||18 May 2010 to 28 May 2010|
|MRM||13 Jul 2010|
|Approval||16 Sep 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||27 Oct 2009|
|Last PDS Update||21 Sep 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Sep 2010||22 Dec 2010||02 Mar 2011||30 Jun 2015||30 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||398.64||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||274.64||16 Sep 2010||275.10||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||16 Sep 2010||205.96||0.00||75%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Sep 2010||28 Oct 2010||28 Oct 2010||31 Dec 2011||30 Jun 2013||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||16 Sep 2010||851,267.16|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Bihar State Highways II Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2016|
|Bihar State Highways II Project: Capacity Building for Bihar State Road Sector - Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Oct 2012|
|Project Agreement for Bihar State Highways II Project between Asian Development Bank and State of Bihar and Bihar State Road Development Corporation Limited dated 22 December 2010||Project/Program Agreements||Dec 2010|
|Loan Agreement for Bihar State Highways II Project between India and Asian Development Bank dated 22 December 2010||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Dec 2010|
|Bihar State Highways II Project||Summary Poverty Reduction and Social Strategies||Aug 2010|
|Bihar State Highways II Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Aug 2010|
|Bihar State Highways II Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2010|
|Bihar State Highways II Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Jul 2010|
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