The purpose of the technical assistance is to help interested urban local bodies (ULBs) prepare their respective urban transport subprojects, which would be considered for ADB financing as a part of their respective integrated urban development projects, based on the master plans, or preferably the comprehensive mobility plans (CMPs) that the ULBs already have. Those ULBs which are: (i) preparing urban development project (possibly under ADB's PPTA); and (ii) already implementing urban development project but still maintaining sufficient flexibility (possibly under ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF)) or considering follow-up investments are eligible candidates to seek technical assistance under the S-CDTA. This CDTA, however, will not duplicate the activities of any ongoing or upcoming PPTA. Use of PPP and/or PSP modality, for example during the operational stage of urban transport system, is encouraged.
|Project Name||Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport - Transport policies and institutional development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The purpose of the technical assistance is to help interested urban local bodies (ULBs) prepare their respective urban transport subprojects, which would be considered for ADB financing as a part of their respective integrated urban development projects, based on the master plans, or preferably the comprehensive mobility plans (CMPs) that the ULBs already have. Those ULBs which are: (i) preparing urban development project (possibly under ADB's PPTA); and (ii) already implementing urban development project but still maintaining sufficient flexibility (possibly under ADB's multitranche financing facility (MFF)) or considering follow-up investments are eligible candidates to seek technical assistance under the S-CDTA. This CDTA, however, will not duplicate the activities of any ongoing or upcoming PPTA. Use of PPP and/or PSP modality, for example during the operational stage of urban transport system, is encouraged. Tentatively, it is anticipated that assistance would be provided for three ULBs, which express their interest and are selected subsequently.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
ADB's interventions in India's urban development so far have been mostly focusing on basic urban infrastructure and services including water supply, sewerage and sanitation, drainage, and urban road resurfacing and junction improvements while missing the opportunities in the urban transport subsector. This S-CDTA proposal will help ADB explore its possible engagement in this important subsector as a part of its portfolio of integrated urban development projects.
Development of urban public transport (or mass transit) system is important because it is basically the most fundamental prerequisite for large-scale real estate development, in particular for housing, that India desperately needs for years and decades to come to squarely address the critically important issue of _urban explosion_. Development of urban transport will contribute to mass provision of _commutable_ urban land and, thus, open up significant real estate development opportunities. Involvement in the urban transport will, therefore, contribute to mass provision of housing under the concepts of _corridor densification_, and environmentally and financially sustainable _compact city_. ADB should play a catalytic role in setting up basic _rules of the game_ including necessary urban land use control measures (e.g., zoning, subdivision code including required provision of basic neighborhood urban infrastructure and services such as water supply, sewerage, drainage, electricity and neighborhood roads, and mandatory minimum quota for smaller, affordable housing earmarked for low-income households). Most of the _elements_ under the resulting schemes would be carried out through public-private partnership (PPP) (with significant private financial exposure) and private sector participation (PSP) (with limited or no private financial exposure). Such _elements_ would entail, for example, auctioning of land parcels, procurement of comprehensive long-term BRT service provision, etc. It is important to establish fair, well-balanced and transparent respective responsibilities between the public and the private in this regard.
|Impact||Successful implementation of urban transport subprojects for improving mobility of people|
|Description of Outcome||Feasible urban transport subprojects susitable for ADb financing prepared|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Master plan (and CMPs) review
Investment schemes for urban transport subprojects
Draft subproject appraisal reports on urban transport subprojects
Associated PPP and/or PSP arrangement proposals
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Close contacts with key stakeholders of the urban transport sector of the concerned ULB will be developed and maintained during the implementation of S-CDTA, and their effective involvement and feedback will be ensured through consultation.|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the consultants on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and its Borrowers (April 2010, amended from time to time) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging consultants. Equipment that the consultants require for the implementation of the S-CDTA (computers, printers and associated peripherals) will be purchased in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time), and handed over to the ULBs concerned upon the completion of the S-CDTA. The disbursement under the S-CDTA will be made in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time). The consultant will prepare the reports and deliver the outputs as indicated in the TOR.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tamaki, Keiichi|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban Development and Water Division, SARD|
Ministry of Urban Development
New Delhi 110 011
|Concept Clearance||10 Dec 2010|
|Fact Finding||21 Nov 2010 to 25 Nov 2010|
|Approval||16 Dec 2010|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Jan 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|16 Dec 2010||-||16 Dec 2010||30 Jun 2012||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||50,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||275,000.00||16 Dec 2010||184,233.90|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects||TA Completion Reports||Oct 2013|
|Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects: Jodhpur Bus Rapid Transit Pre-Feasibility Study||Consultants' Reports||Sep 2013|
|Strengthening Urban Transport Subsector under ADB-supported Urban Development Projects: Final Report - Urban Transport Component||Consultants' Reports||Sep 2013|
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