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India: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49228-002 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is helping the state government of Rajasthan upgrade about 2,000 km of state highways and major district roads to improve connectivity and road safety. The program will also help the state's public works department raise its capacity to roll out public-private partnership road works contracts. The first tranche will improve about 1,000 km of targeted roads.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yang Lu South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 49228-002
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3534-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 220.00 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 project proposed for financing under the requested PFR includes two components:

(i) State highway improvement: about 1,000 km of the state highway and major district roads in Rajasthan will be improved to 2-lane or intermediate-lane standard and to meet the road safety requirements.

(ii) Capacity development of Rajasthan PWD: The component will build the capacity of PPP Division, Rajasthan PWD on the business process covering road asset management, road safety, and project management. A project performance monitoring system will also be developed for management the PPP projects.

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, and 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. While under-investment and inadequate maintenance has left many of the State Highways and MDRs in poor condition, the proposed project will support the State Government's initiative to increase focus to better and safer road connectivity and sustainable maintenance.
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 All civil works contracts were awarded and physical works are ongoing. The Project Management Consultant (PMC) was mobilized on 23 November 2017. Road safety audit was conducted in the design phase, and is being implemented during the construction.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State highway and major district roads improved

Capacity of Rajasthan PWD enhanced

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

Physical works in all 16 project roads are ongoing. As of 31 July 2018, the physical progress of all packages is on track. The disbursement is about $96.9 million as of 20 September 2018. Land acquisition and rehabilitation and resettlement are ongoing and are expected to be completed in December 2018.

Road safety audit has been implemented during the design and construction phases. Development of the project performance monitoring system (PPMS) is ongoing.

Geographical Location Rajasthan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Tranche 1 is classified as category B for environmental impacts in accordance with the ADB's SPS. Most of the adverse impacts are co-terminus with the construction stage. Anticipated environmental impacts under Tranche 1 entail typical road construction related issues such as generation of dust, noise, exhaust, waste from construction and worker camps, water contamination, animal movement, and occupational health and safety. Mitigation measures to address these have been included in the environmental management plans (EMPs). To minimize the adverse impacts on the movements of Chinkara, Nilgai, and road users particular in Thar desert, sign boards and conversion of selected pipe into box culverts with vegetation camouflage to serve as underpass are integrated in the design. Eccentric road widening is proposed to minimize tree cutting along _green tunnels_ where adequate RPWD land is available. The road-specific EMPs and concomitant costs are part of the bidding documents.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement framework has been prepared for the investment program to guide the screening and preparation of subprojects. Tranche 1 is classified as category A for involuntary settlement in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement, 2009. The 16 project roads are designed to minimize the need for land acquisition and involuntary resettlement. Four resettlement plans corresponding with the procurement packages have been prepared in accordance with the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act (2013) and ADB's SPS and will be appropriately disclosed. Impacts have been assessed and proposed measures in the resettlement plans are commensurate with the assessed impacts of the project. RPWD has committed to provide resources to implement the resettlement plans in a timely manner.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 1 is categorized as C in accordance with ADB's SPS. Due diligence confirms that there are no indigenous peoples groups in the project impact area. An Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework has been prepared for the investment program to guide the screening and preparation of future subprojects.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meaningful consultation and social surveys were conducted along all tranche 1 project roads. During the preparation of the project, civil society was actively consulted and participated in improving the road designs. 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.
During Project Implementation During implementation, civil society and stakeholders will continue to be informed and consulted. Grievance redress mechanisms will be instituted. Awareness will be raised among the project authorities about ADB's pertinent social safeguard requirements. RPWD will engage an experienced NGO to assist with implementing the resettlement plans.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). A project management consultant was engaged to assist Rajasthan PWD in project implementation and capacity development. In addition, the Rajasthan PWD will recruit Independent Engineers and Road Safety Consultants for directly supervising all civil works under the terms of reference given in the concession agreement of annuity-based PPP projects or the EPC contracts.
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

International competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be adopted for all contracts over $40 million for civil works and $0.5 million for goods. National competitive bidding may be used for contracts below these thresholds. Shopping can be used for goods with contract values lower than $100,000, as appropriate.

Responsible ADB Officer Yang Lu
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Government of Rajasthan
[email protected]
Main Building, Secretariat, Jaipur-302 005, India
Public Works Department-Rajasthan
[email protected]
1 Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur-302006,
Rajasthan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 20 May 2016
Approval 30 May 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2018

Loan 3534-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 May 2017 03 Jul 2017 06 Nov 2017 30 Sep 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 655.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 220.00 30 May 2017 167.66 0.00 76%
Counterpart 435.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 May 2017 130.79 0.00 59%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Loan No. 49228-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1 [Package 3] Prequalified applicants Active 22 Sep 2016
Loan No. 49228-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1 [Package 2] Prequalified applicants Active 22 Sep 2016
Loan No. 49228-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1 [Package 1] Prequalified applicants Active 21 Jul 2016

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Loan 3534 02 Feb 2018 SMEC INTERNATIONAL PTY. LTD. SMEC (INDIA) PVT LIMITED,387 UDYOG VIHAR PHASE 2, GURUGRAM-122016 (HARYANA),INDIA AUSTRALIA Government of Rajasthan CONSULTANCY 3,321,229.00 3,276,099.00
PACKAGE 1: DEVT & MAINTENNACE OF 175.36KM ROAD UNDER DESIGN, BUILD, OPERATE/MAINTAIN ON ANNUITY MODE Loan 3534 01 Feb 2018 BG (RAJASTHAN) HIGHWAY PRIVATE LIMITED 4/F VIKAS SURYA SHOPPING MALL,PLOT NO.18 MANGALAM PALACE,SECTOR3,ROHINI,N.DELHI INDIA Government of Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 52,594,219.00 25,811,732.00
PACKAGE 3: DEVT & MAINTENANCE OF ROADS UNDER DESIGN, BUILD. OPERATE/MAINTAIN & TRANSFER ON ANNUITY MODE Loan 3534 01 Feb 2018 NAGAUR MUKUNDGARH HIGHWAYS PRIVATE LIMITED VASANT KUNJ NEW DELHI 110070 INDIA Government of Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 143,581,118.00 70,465,490.00
PACKAGE 4: DEVT & MAINTENANCE OF 233.955 KM ROADS Loan 3534 01 Feb 2018 M/S LR BLC-GAWAR JV DSS-378 SECTOR 16-17 HISAR 125001 HARYANA INDIA Government of Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 54,695,475.00 50,196,351.00
PACKAGE 2: DEVT & MAINTENANCE OF 178KM ROAD UNDER DESIGN, BUILD, OPERATE & TRANSFER ON ANNUITY MODE Loan 3534 01 Feb 2018 DINESHCHANDRA TOLLWAYS PRIVATE LIMITED 401 THE GRAND MALL, OPP CN VIDHYALAYA AMBAVADI, AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT 380015 INDIA Government of Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 54,458,338.00 26,726,588.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.