Pakistan: Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project Project Design Advance

Sovereign Project | 48289-003

The project will contribute to developing a sustainable urban transport system (UTS) in Peshawar through the delivery of a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, focusing on accessibility and people's mobility needs. It will aim at organizing the urban growth and public space along the selected corridor through a transit-oriented urban development strategy integrating land-use, making the city more livable, providing a holistic solution for integrated urban mobility, and bearing a demonstration effect as no modern mass-transit system exists in the city yet.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Margonsztern, David C. M.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country
    Pakistan
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project Project Design Advance
Project Number 48289-003
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 6009-PAK: Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project Project Design Advance
Ordinary capital resources US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Urban flood protection

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will contribute to developing a sustainable urban transport system (UTS) in Peshawar through the delivery of a bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, focusing on accessibility and people's mobility needs. It will aim at organizing the urban growth and public space along the selected corridor through a transit-oriented urban development strategy integrating land-use, making the city more livable, providing a holistic solution for integrated urban mobility, and bearing a demonstration effect as no modern mass-transit system exists in the city yet.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Peshawar is the capital city of the North Western Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) in Pakistan. Located 2-hour drive from the national capital of Islamabad, it sits in the Indus valley near the Afghan border. The last census was conducted in 1998 and based on current growth rates, the city's population is now estimated to be 1.6 million, projected to grow to 3 million by 2030. Rapid population growth has been impacted by Afghan refugee migration and internal displacement, resulting in 280,000 Afghan refugees and 100,000 displaced persons currently living in Peshawar, and housed in 18 informal settlements. As many of these people have limited resources and opportunities, the pressure to maintain infrastructure development and service provision in accordance with the demand for housing, transport and basic urban services is high. Car and motorcycle ownership is still low but increasing with a growing middle class. Combined with other factors such as inefficient public transport and weak traffic management to organize competing modes, the motorization exacerbates congestion and leads to increased air and noise pollution. Declining traffic conditions on key arterials have become unmanageable. With limited infrastructure, the city's UTS fails to provide mobility for all.

Poverty is widespread in Peshawar. If almost 90% of men are employed, only 10% of women are employed due to fewer opportunities for economic independence. The poorest and women travel mostly on foot or use the existing and informal public transport facilities composed mainly of large and medium-size buses, and the popular pickups, which altogether serve around 70% of the total transport demand but represent only 43% of the total traffic. Responding to the high market demand, a large number of operators are currently plying along the city's key corridors without necessary permits and in a disorganized and inefficient manner. The bus fleet is in decay; bus stops are rudimentary, without information on schedule or itinerary; the ticketing system is obsolete; operators compete for passengers, worsening congestion and impairing safety. Traffic-based collisions are increasing, mainly affecting pedestrians. Surveyed, 84% of passengers complain about crowded and unsafe conditions during the rush period, and about the humiliating and bad behavior of drivers and conductors. A well designed and accessible public transport system would therefore offer substantial benefits to the urban poor and women.

Impact A sustainable, low carbon and climate resilient urban transport system is developed in Peshawar
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Quality of public transport is improved along corridor
Progress Toward Outcome Project activities ongoing.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs Peshawar's first BRT corridor is constructed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 3 consulting packages awarded (EPCM, ODBM and PMCCB). Recruitment for the support team for resettlement plan implementation, transit-oriented development plan, and independent third-party review of detailed engineering design is ongoing.
Geographical Location Peshawar
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples No impact on indigenous people is expected
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Workshops, meetings, focus group discussions with NGOs, structured interviews with stakeholders and specific consultations will be held for persons who may be affected by the Project.
During Project Implementation The main stakeholder is the Urban Policy Unit within the Planning and Development Department (Executing Agency).
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

STRPI national consultants are expected to be recruited either individually through ICS, or through a local nongovernment organization. Before the start of any procurement, ADB and the government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. All consultants and nongovernment organizations will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

An 18-month procurement plan indicating threshold and review procedures, goods and consulting service contract packages and NCB is presented in Section C of Project Administration Manual. The terms of reference for all consulting services are detailed in Section D.

An estimated 600 person-months (252 international, 348 national) of consulting services are required to (i) undertake all project preparatory work described in para. 3; (ii) facilitate PDA project management and implementation; and (iii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing agency. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality: cost ratio of 90:10.

Procurement All procurement of goods will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. However, no procurement of goods of significant value is expected under the proposed PDA. Only minor equipment is expected to be purchased under some of the consultants' contracts, using the shopping method of procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Margonsztern, David C. M.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Planning & Dev.Dept.,Gov't of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
[email protected]
Peshawar, Pakistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Dec 2014
Fact Finding 28 Jan 2016 to 29 Jan 2016
MRM -
Approval 23 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Sep 2017

Loan 6009-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2016 05 Jan 2017 05 Jan 2017 01 Jan 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.35 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 23 Nov 2016 9.36 0.00 94%
Counterpart 2.35 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Nov 2016 0.29 0.00 3%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Third Party Environmental Monitor for Peshawar Sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Project Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2017 19 Dec 2017
Social Development and Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017
Social and Resettlement Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017
Social and Gender Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Engineering Design, Procurement, and Construction Management Loan 6009 31 Mar 2017 MM Pakistan Pvt. Limited in association with | Islamabad, Pakistan Planning & Development Department (PD&D) 4,397,769.37
Project Management, Coordination and Capacity Bldg Contract Loan 6009 31 Mar 2017 Halcrow Pakistan Pvt. Ltd. in association with the | Islamabad, Pakistan Planning & Development Department (PD&D) 1,950,423.00
Operational Design and Business Model Loan 6009 31 Mar 2017 JV Logit Consulting Inc., The Rebelgroup International | 11756 Sw 135 Place, Miami, Fl 33186 United States Planning & Development Department (PD&D) 2,976,998.86

Procurement Plan