The Asian Development Bank is working with India to upgrade major district roads in Uttar Pradesh. The project is improving maintenance and strengthening road safety on the roads that forming part of the core road network in the state.
|Project Name||Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Road transport (non-urban)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Description||The project will improve about 430 kilometers (km) of major district roads (MDRs) in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in line with the Strategic Core Road Network Master Plan for Uttar Pradesh. It will involve upgrading of MDRs depending on traffic requirements; reconstruction, widening and strengthening of culverts and bridges; and maintenance of the improved road assets for 5 years after construction. The project will also conduct a road safety audit of the MDRs on the core road network (CRN) and initiate remedial measures at identified critical locations.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Despite accounting for just 7% of India''s geographic area, Uttar Pradesh is home to about 200 million (or 16%) of the national population, making it the country''s most populous state. It is also one of India''s poorest states. Although Uttar Pradesh contributes about 8.5% to the country''s gross domestic product, its per capita income is less than half the national average. Uttar Pradesh also has the largest rural population in the country. Almost 80% of its population lives in rural areas, where agriculture is the main economic activity and contributes 46% to the state's income. Given the dispersed nature of industrial development, the road network is a critical economic infrastructure. Uttar Pradesh''s total road network is about 300,000 km, and the road density per 100,000 people is 104 km against a national average of 142 km. About 40% of its road network is rated poor to very poor, and only 13% is rated good. About 58% of this network has road width of less than 5.5 meters and barely 5% is wider than two lanes. If appropriate road capacity metrics are used, only 35% of national highways and 60% of state highways have comfortable capacity utilization, while the rest need capacity augmentation such as widening.|
|Impact||Mobility and accessibility improved|
|Description of Outcome||Efficiency and safety of road transport for people and goods in the state of Uttar Pradesh is improved|
|Progress Toward Outcome||To be assessed at project completion.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
MDRs, designed to all-weather standards and road safety, reconstructed and rehabilitated
Road maintenance and asset management improved
Road safety of MDRs in the CRN audited and safety features installed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
- 9 civil contracts are under implementation.
- The engagement of road safety consultant for safety audit will be completed by Q3 2019.
|Geographical Location||Uttar Pradesh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The scope of works under the sample subprojects involves improvement and maintenance of existing major district roads. There is adequate right of way available for all subprojects and no significant, long term, or irreversible environmental impacts are expected. None of the roads fall inside environmentally sensitive areas. Therefore, the subprojects have been categorized _B_ in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009, SPS). A single initial environmental examination (IEE) report has been prepared containing road-specific environment management plans (EMPs) in accordance with the ADB SPS (2009) and will be disclosed on the ADB website. Anticipated environmental impacts under the subprojects entail typical road construction related issues such as generation of dust, noise, exhaust, waste from construction and worker camps, water contamination, occupational health and safety, erosion and siltation. Mitigation measures to address these have been included in the EMPs. The mandatory 1:2 compensatory plantation for the loss of avenue trees along UPPWD roads will be done. In addition, near locations of sensitive receptors such as schools, hospitals, and other areas identified in the IEE, additional plantation will be undertaken by the UPPWD with the consent of concerned land owners and jurisdictional district forest offices, to minimize environmental impacts from the road improvements. The cost of the additional plantation is included in the civil works contract. The road-specific EMPs will form part of the bidding documents. Meaningful consultations have been conducted during the project preparation stage and all concerns of the affected persons and stakeholders have been incorporated in the IEE and the EMPs. These consultations were represented by key environmental agencies, roadside communities, and non-government organizations. An integrated social and environmental Grievance Redress Mechanism has been constituted to continue receiving feedback and complaints, if any, from affected parties and addressing them during the construction stage and operation stage.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is categorized as A' as per ADB's Safeguards Policy Statement (2009). 976 non-titled households are expected to be affected by the project for a total number of 7,103 people. The Right of Way ownership of UPPWD for all road corridors has been verified with the local Land Revenue Records Department and the project does not require private land acquisition. Road designs have been modified to avoid resettlement impacts to the extent possible. Overall, impacts will be limited to external sections of residential and commercial structures (i.e. verandahs, stairs, and balconies) without affecting the latter's viability. Only 27 households will be fully displaced, most of them losing their commercial structures. Seven (7) Resettlement Plans (RPs) and one (1) Due Diligence Report have been prepared. Affected persons will be compensated at replacement cost and provided with relocation, reconstruction and income restoration assistance. Special measures have been integrated for vulnerable households.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is categorized _C_ in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Uttar Pradesh has a low tribal population, representing only 1.1% of its total population. The census survey confirmed that the project will have minor impacts on five Scheduled Tribe households, but will not involve physical relocation.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||During the preparation of the project, civil society was actively consulted and participated in improving the road designs. During implementation, civil society will continue to be informed and consulted. A representative from the community will be a member of the Grievance Redress Committee at the field level. No other specific role is envisaged.|
|During Project Implementation||
Meaningful consultation and social surveys were conducted along all project roads which included 34 public meetings, 58 Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with women, farmers and the business community, as well as one-on-one interviews. Overall, 1665 road residents participated to the consultations described above and over 900 households were surveyed. The key objectives of the consultations were to increase awareness about the project, inform road residents about the grievance mechanism, find out the needs and concerns of the communities and obtain suggestions to enhance the project's benefits and mitigate its negative impacts. As much as possible, the road residents' suggestions were integrated into the roads' design. For example, covered drains and bus shelters were integrated into the road designs at the request of residents. Moreover, several religious structures were also avoided as a result of the consultation process.
Given that the project roads are scattered across the states, recruitment of NGO is in advance stage to implement the Resettlement Plans (RPs) and conduct the community awareness activities on HIV/AIDS awareness, human trafficking and road safety.
A standard public consultation and disclosure plan has been prepared for project road implementation and is included in the Annex of the RPs. It includes distributing the RP-specific leaflets, posting the contact information for the grievance committee and conducting information sessions at the onset of implementation and conduct consultation meetings to update road residents of civil work progress throughout implementation. This plan will be customized and updated by the PIU safeguards officer during implementation and monitored and reported on by the external monitor.
All consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Consulting services are required to facilitate project management and implementation. Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC) will be recruited, to be funded out of loan proceeds. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost- based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 80:20.
All works contracts will be procured following ADB''s Procurement Guidelines.
Out of 9 civil works awarded, 8 has been procured through national competitive bidding and 1 through international competitive bidding. E-procurement is essential for all works contracts in Uttar Pradesh, and have been used in this project.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jagir Kumar|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||India Resident Mission|
Public Works Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh
Government of Uttar Pradesh
|Concept Clearance||13 Aug 2013|
|Fact Finding||06 Jul 2015 to 22 Jul 2015|
|MRM||23 Nov 2015|
|Approval||14 Apr 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Jun 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Apr 2016||27 Jun 2017||12 Sep 2017||30 Sep 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||428.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||300.00||14 Apr 2016||184.54||0.00||74%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||14 Apr 2016||64.09||0.00||26%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2019|
|Loan Agreement for Loan 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Jun 2017|
|Project Agreement for Loan 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project||Project/Program Agreements||Jun 2017|
|Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project: Project Administration Manual||Project/Program Administration Manual||Mar 2016|
|Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Mar 2016|
|Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी)||Translated PDS||Mar 2016|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project [P08/UPMDRIP/2018-19]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||10 Oct 2018||26 Nov 2018|
|Loan No. 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project [P06/UPMDRIP/2018-19]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||18 Jun 2018||31 Jul 2018|
|Loan No. 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project [P03/P05/P07/P08]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||28 May 2018||10 Jul 2018|
|Road safety Consultant||Firm - Consulting||Closed||13 Nov 2017||12 Dec 2017|
|IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project||Advance Notice||Archived||07 Oct 2014|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|PACKAGE P06- UPGRADATION AND MAINTENANCE OF KAPTANGANJ-HATA-GAURIBAZAR-BARHAJ AND KAPTANGANJ- NAURANGIYA IN DISTRICT KUSHINANGAR, UTTAR PRADESH||Loan 3386||29 Nov 2018||M/S VCIPL-SURAJ BUILDERS (JV)||B-4/156, VISHAL KHAND GOMTI NAGAR LUCKNOW INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||45,585,706.00||34,856,899.00|
|UPGRADATION AND MAINTENACE OF MDR NO. 135W MUZAFFARNAGAR-BARAUT (SECTION FROM CH 2.970 TO CH 62.144)IN UTTAR PRADESH- PACKAGE P03||Loan 3386||29 Nov 2018||RCC DEVELOPERS LIMITED||109, CITI CENTRE, BACHCHA PARK MEERUT INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||36,334,732.00||27,783,185.00|
|UPGRADATION OF MDR 52C MOHANLALGANJ-MORAVA-UNNAO MARG IN DISTRICT LUCKNOW/UNNAO IN UTTAR PRADESH - PACKAGE P07||Loan 3386||29 Nov 2018||M/S GAWAR CONSTRUCTION LTD.||SF-01, JMD GALLERIA SOHNA ROAD, SECTOR 48, GURGAON (HARYANA) INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||31,739,895.00||24,269,764.00|
|UPGRADATION AND MAINTENANCE OF MDR NO. 58W BULANDSHAHAR-ANOOPSHAHAR SECTION IN DISTRICT BULANDSHAHAR, UTTAR PRADESH- PACKAGE P05||Loan 3386||29 Nov 2018||M/S ATLAS-CFEC JV||102, SECTOR 15 FARIDABAD 121007 (HARYANA) INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||18,845,460.00||14,410,094.00|
|PACKAGE UP-SC-1: CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR SUPERVI- SION OF CIVIL WORKS||Loan 3386||18 Oct 2017||SMEC INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD (PARENT COMPANY)||220 SHARP STREET, PO BOX NO. 356 COOMA NSW, 2630 AUSTRALIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||4,298,940.00||4,269,305.00|
|P01/UPMDIP/2015-2016 (PACKAGE 01): UPGRADATION OF MDR NO. 81C HUSSAINGANJ-HATHAGON-ALIPUR (SECTION FROM KM. 13.000-48.676), DISTRICT FATEHPUR||Loan 3386||17 Oct 2017||GAWAR-JAGDISH SARAN JOINT VENTURE||BIRIYAGANJ, TILHAR SHAHJAHANPUR-242 307 (UP) INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||16,712,218.00||13,501,416.00|
|P02/UPMDRIP/2015-16 (PACAKAGE 02): UPGRADATION OF MDR NO. 82W NANAU-DADON (SECTION KM. 0.00-30.00), DISTRICT ALIGARH||Loan 3386||17 Oct 2017||PNC INFRATECH LIMITED||3/22-D, CIVIL LINES, BYPASS ROAD AGRA (UP) INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||18,454,947.00||14,909,327.00|
|P04B/UPMDRIP/2015-16 (PACKAGE 04B): UPGRADATION OF MDR NO. 66E HALIYAPUR-KUDEBHAR (SECTION KM. 56.00- 102.356)(LENGTH 46.356 KM), DISTRICT SULTANPUR||Loan 3386||17 Oct 2017||APCO INFRATECH PVT LTD||B-9, VIBHUTI KHAND GOMTI NAGAR, LUCKNOW-226010 INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||24,050,385.00||19,429,752.00|
|P04A/UPMDRIP/2015-2016 (PACAKAGE 04A): UPGRADATION OF MDR NO. 66E HALIYAPUR-KUDEBHAR (SECTION KM 0.00 -49.272), DISTRICT SULTANPUR||Loan 3386||17 Oct 2017||APCO INFRATECH PVT LTD||B-9, VIBHUTI KHAND GOMTI-NAGAR LUCKNOW-226010 INDIA||Public Works Department, Govt of Uttar Pradesh||CONSTRUCTION||26,842,576.00||21,707,187.00|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jun 2019|