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India: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49228-001 Status: Active

The investment program will improve the efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan, thereby providing good quality connectivity for social and economic activities. The investment program will (i) upgrade about 2,000 kilometers (km) of state highways and major district roads (MDRs) to two-lane or intermediate-lane standards in keeping with road safety requirements; and (ii) enhance the capacity of the Public Works Department of the Government of Rajasthan (RPWD) by (a) improving the business processes and procedures of its public-private partnership (PPP) division and (b) implementing a project performance monitoring system. The investment program will catalyze the sustainable development of Rajasthan through the collaboration of the public and private sectors.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lu, Yang South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program
Project Number 49228-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept 0098-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The investment program will improve the efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan, thereby providing good quality connectivity for social and economic activities. The investment program will (i) upgrade about 2,000 kilometers (km) of state highways and major district roads (MDRs) to two-lane or intermediate-lane standards in keeping with road safety requirements; and (ii) enhance the capacity of the Public Works Department of the Government of Rajasthan (RPWD) by (a) improving the business processes and procedures of its public-private partnership (PPP) division and (b) implementing a project performance monitoring system. The investment program will catalyze the sustainable development of Rajasthan through the collaboration of the public and private sectors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Rajasthan is the largest state of India covering about 10% of total area of the country and having a population of about 68.6 million, nearly 5% of the total population of India. It is one of the low income states of India. About 75% of the state's population is rural and mainly depends on agriculture for its livelihood. Per capita development cost in the state is very high due to the widely dispersed population. Road density in Rajasthan is only about 60 km per 100 sq. km, compared to the national average of 110. Years of under-investment and inadequate maintenance left many of the State Highways and MDRs in poor condition.
Impact Good quality connectivity in all areas provided
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan improved.
Progress Toward Outcome The construction/rehabilitation of about 935.4 km of roads under Tranche 1 is at advanced stage. The construction/rehabilitation of about 754 km of roads under tranche 2 is on-going. Road safety audit has been performed for all project roads at different stages.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State highways and major district roads improved

Capacity of RPWD enhanced.

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

As of 30 June 2020, the physical progress of Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 stands at about 96% and 24%.

Project management consultant (PMC) was mobilized in Nov 2017. Capacity building activities are on-going. The project performance monitoring system has been developed.

Geographical Location Rajasthan
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The environment safeguard category is B for tranche 1 and tranche 2. All required safeguard documents, including environmental assessment and review framework and initial environmental examinations including environmental management plan have been prepared.
Involuntary Resettlement The involuntary resettlement category is A for tranche 1 and tranche 2. All required safeguard documents including resettlement framework and resettlement plans have been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples The indigenous peoples category is C for tranche 1 and tranche 2.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meaningful consultations and social surveys were conducted along all subprojects. Community participation was encouraged to (i) increase awareness of the project, (ii) ascertain needs and concerns, (iii) obtain suggestions for enhancing benefits and mitigating negative impacts, and (iv) make project communities aware of the grievance redressal mechanism.
During Project Implementation Civil society will be continually consulted during project implementation. For both tranche roads, NGOs are engaged to (i) implement the resettlement activities, (ii) undertake continued consultation and information disclosure, and (iii) deliver various awareness-building activities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting firms and individual consultants will be selected to assist the project implementation unit in project management, contract administration, and capacity development programs. Contractors will be selected for civil works.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time). All consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be considered and used to expedite the project implementation. Time-slice financing approach will be adopted as required.
Responsible ADB Officer Lu, Yang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jul 2015
Fact Finding 29 Feb 2016 to 11 Mar 2016
MRM 20 May 2016
Approval 23 May 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Aug 2020

MFF Facility Concept 0098-IND

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,415.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 915.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
IND: Rajasthan State Highway Improvement Program (RSHIP) Advance Notice Archived 09 Jan 2016

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan