India : Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 49228-002

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 managing the PPP projects.

Project Details

Project Name
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number
49228-002
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3534-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1
Source Amount
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
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 managing 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 on 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
The rehabilitation and widening work is completed. Road safety audit has been conducted for the project roads at different stages.

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 under tranche 1 have been completed. Manuals on road safety audit, social safeguards, environmental safeguards, and financial management have been developed. Manual on project implementation has been prepared. Project Performance Monitoring System has been developed.
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.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Lu, Yang
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Government of Rajasthan
Public Works Department-Rajasthan

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
20 May 2016
Approval
30 May 2017
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
10 Sep 2023

Funding

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 - 18 Jul 2023
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 440.00
ADB 220.00
Counterpart 220.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 30 Apr 2024 193.76 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 30 Apr 2024 193.76 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: External Social Monitoring Report (8 March-15 March 2023) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: External Social Monitoring Report (2 June-13 June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: External Social Monitoring Report (1 December-31 December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: External Social Monitoring Report (9 March-16 March 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: External Social Monitoring Report (5 December-13 December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: External Social Monitoring Report (1 September-8 September 2022) Social Monitoring Reports May 2024
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2021-August 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2020-August 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2019-August 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Rajasthan State Highway Improvement Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2020
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Resettlement Corrective Action Plan Resettlement Plans Sep 2020
Rajasthan State Highway Improvement Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Community and Occupational Safety and Health Plan Environmental Management Plans May 2020
Rajasthan State Highway Improvement Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2020
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2018-August 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Improvement Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Nov 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Improvement Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July–December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Rajasthan State Highways Investment Program - Tranche 1: Environmental Monitoring Report (September 2017-August 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Package 1 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2016
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Package 4 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2016
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Package 2 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2016
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1: Package 3 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Apr 2016

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

None currently available.


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Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
PRICE ADJUSTMENT, EARLY COMPLETION BONUS AND GST FOR PACKAGE 3 (PCSS 0003) Loan 3534 11 Oct 2019 NAGAUR MUKUNDGARH HIGHWAYS PRIVATE LIMITED | 1/F PLOT NO 11, B-1, LSC VASANT KUNJ NEW DELHI 110070 INDIA Government of Rajasthan 28,729,948.31 28,729,948.31
PRICE ADJUSTMENT, EARLY COMPLETION BONUS, GST FOR PACKAGE 0004 (PCSS 0004) Loan 3534 11 Oct 2019 M/S LR GLC-GAWAR JV | DSS-378 SECTOR 16-17 HISAR 125001 HARYANA INDIA Government of Rajasthan 12,826,070.18 12,826,070.18
PRICE ADJUSTMENT, EARLY COMPLETION BONUS, AND GST UNDE RPACKAGE 2 (PCSS 0002) Loan 3534 11 Oct 2019 DINESHCHANDRA TOLLWAYS PRIVATE LIMITED | 401 THE GRAND MALL,OPP CN VIDHYALAYA AMBAVADI, AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT 380015 INDIA Government of Rajasthan 7,012,744.71 7,012,744.71
PRICE ADJUSTMENT AND GST FOR PACKAGE 1(PCSS 0001) Loan 3534 11 Oct 2019 BG (RAJASTHAN) HIGHWAY PRIVATE LIMITED | 4/F VIKAS SURYA SHOPPING MALL,PLOT NO.18 MANGALAM PALACE, SECTOR3,ROHINI,N.DELHI INDIA Government of Rajasthan 3,937,742.43 3,937,742.43
GST FOR PACKAGE 0005 (PCSS 0005) Loan 3534 11 Oct 2019 SMEC INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD | SMEC (INDIA) PVT LIMITED,387 UDYOG VIHAR PHAE 2, GURUGRAM-122016 (HARYANA), INDIA AUSTRALIA Government of Rajasthan 433,474.32 433,474.32
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 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 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 54,458,338.00 26,726,588.00
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 52,594,219.00 25,811,732.00
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 3,321,229.00 3,276,099.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.