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India: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49228-003 Status: Active

Tranche 2 will improve the efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan thereby providing quality connectivity for social and economic activities. It will (i) upgrade about 754 kilometers 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 improving the business processes and procedures of its public-private partnership (PPP) division on project management, safeguards implementation and monitoring, and road safety. The project 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 - Tranche 2
Project Number 49228-003
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3815-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2
Ordinary capital resources US$ 190.00 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 Tranche 2 will improve the efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan thereby providing quality connectivity for social and economic activities. It will (i) upgrade about 754 kilometers 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 improving the business processes and procedures of its public-private partnership (PPP) division on project management, safeguards implementation and monitoring, and road safety. The project 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 in India, covering an area of 342,239 square kilometers. It has a population of about 68.5 million, 75% of whom live in rural areas and depend their livelihood primarily on agriculture and agro-based industries, mining and mineral processing, tourism, handicraft and cottage industries. Although Rajasthan has strong potential for growth in these sectors, it remains underutilized due to the poor connectivity to socioeconomic centers and social services. Road density in Rajasthan is around 63.61 kilometers per 100 square kilometers, which is significantly lower compared to the national average of 166.47 km per 100 square kilometers. In contrast, the number of vehicles registered in Rajasthan has increased significantly, from 10.07 million in 2013 to 14.9 million in 2017, with an average annual growth of 8.2%. To facilitate Rajasthan's development through inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, the Government of Rajasthan aims to provide a safe, sound, environment-friendly and sustainable state-of-the-art road infrastructure network through the Rajasthan's State Highway Development Program (SHDP). To achieve this objective, SHDP needs to address the following four key challenges: insufficient state budget for capital investment on road constructions; inadequate road maintenance program; weak road safety management; and inadequate capacity of RPWD, in particular on road asset management and road safety. The investment program, designed as an integral part of the SHDP, aims to improve the performance of the state's road transport subsector to facilitate movements of people and goods in a more efficient, safe, and sustainable manner.
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 four EPC contracts were awarded and the construction work is on-going. The two annuity contracts are to be procured, where the delay was mainly resulted from the concern on the state budget availability. Road safety audit was conducted for project roads in different stages.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State highways and major district roads improved

Capacity of the RPWD enhanced

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

As of 30 June 2020, the overall physical progress stands at 24.30%.

Capacity building activities including trainings are on-going.

Geographical Location Rajasthan
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) to guide screening, environmental assessment and monitoring of subprojects has been prepared and updated to include the authority and independent engineer and clarify roles in the institutional arrangement. Tranche 2 is categorized as B_ for environment safeguards in accordance with the SPS. The scope of works for roads under tranche 2 is limited to widening of existing roads to mainly two-lane with granular shoulder. None of the roads pass through or are located near any environmentally sensitive areas. Anticipated environmental impacts under tranche 2 entail typical road construction-related issues such as the generation of dust, noise, exhaust, and waste from construction and worker camps; water contamination; restrictions on animal movement; and occupational health and safety hazards. To minimize adverse impacts on the movements of animals such as the chinkara, nilgai, and road users, particularly in the Thar Desert, the road design includes signboards and pipes turned into box culverts with vegetation camouflage to serve as underpasses. A consolidated Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) has been prepared for all roads with road-specific EMPs and EMoPs and has been disclosed on the ADB and RPWD website. Meaningful consultations with key environmental agencies and roadside communities were conducted during project preparation, and all concerns of the affected persons and stakeholders were incorporated in IEE and EMP. An integrated social and environmental grievance redress mechanism has been formed to continue receiving feedback and complaints from affected parties and addressing them during the construction and operation stages.
Involuntary Resettlement A resettlement framework guides the screening and preparation of subprojects. Tranche 2 is classified as category A for involuntary resettlement following the ADB SPS. The engineering design was optimized to minimize land acquisition. Eleven resettlement plans corresponding to the number of project roads have been prepared following India's Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act, 2013 and ADB's SPS, and have been disclosed on ADB's website. About 107 hectares of private land will be acquired, which will affect 645 private structures. In total, 2,295 households comprising 13,334 people will be impacted, of which 799 households will experience economic displacement and 1,496 households will experience physical displacement. The displaced households will be entitled to replacement compensation, shifting cost, and other income restoration assistance for the loss of land and structures. Impacts have been thoroughly assessed and the proposed measures in the resettlement plans are commensurate with these. The RPWD is experienced in implementing projects funded by international development banks and has committed to provide resources to implement the resettlement plans in a timely manner. The RPWD will engage nongovernment organizations to assist with the implementation of the resettlement plans, a project management consultant with a social safeguard specialist to support the implementing agency, and an external expert to verify the outcome of resettlement plan implementation.
Indigenous Peoples Tranche 2 is classified as category C following the SPS. Due diligence has confirmed that there are no indigenous peoples groups in the project area within the meaning of the ADB SPS.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Meaningful consultation and social surveys were conducted along all tranche 2 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 Project implementation consultant (QCBS 80:20) and External monitor (ICS). All consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement International competitive bidding for 6 contracts. All procurement of works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Lu, Yang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department-Rajasthan
A.N. Sharma
[email protected]
1 Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur-302006,
Rajasthan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 03 Jul 2019
Approval 13 Sep 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Aug 2020

Loan 3815-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Sep 2019 11 Oct 2019 02 Dec 2019 30 Sep 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 379.24 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 190.00 13 Sep 2019 104.63 0.00 55%
Counterpart 189.24 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Sep 2019 37.64 0.00 20%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating 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 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2020
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (April 2019-March 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 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 Investment Program Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (April-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2020
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 1 - Jodhpur-Sojat Road (SH-58) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 1 (Annuity) - Laxmipura-Dora-Dabi-Ranaji ka Gudha Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 1 - Bhinmal-Pantheri Posana-Jeevana Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 1 (Annuity) - Beawar-Masuda-Goyla Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 2 - Bidasar-Dungargarh-Kalu (SH-93) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 1 (Annuity) - Arain-Sarwar Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 2 - Sadulshahar-Sangaria-Chaiyan Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 2 (Annuity) - Nasirabad-Mangliawas-Padukalan Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 3 - Losal-Salasar-Ratangarh Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 2 (Annuity) - Beawar-Pisangan-Govindgarh-Tahla-Kot-Alniyawas Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Package 4 - Siwana-Samdari-Balesar (SH-66) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jul 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2019
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 2: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2019

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
DEVT & MAINT OF BIDASAR-DUNGARGARH-KALU SECTION OF SH-93 TO KM82.200 AT KALU AND SADULSHAHAR-SANGARI A-CHAIYA SECTION OF SH-76 IN RAJASTHAN EPC-02 Loan 3815 08 Jan 2020 KANTI-PRASAD MITTAL/JSP PROJECS LTD 165, GUPTA COLONY, TRANSPORT NAGAR MEERUT 25001 (UP) INDIA Public Works Department-Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 27,943,988.30 27,943,988.30
DEVT & MAINT OF LOSAL-SALASAR-RATANGARH SECTION OF SH-7 & SH-92 EXCLDG OVERLAPPING OF SH-20 FR NECHH WA TO SALASAR,(78.603) IN RAJASTHAN EPC-03 Loan 3815 04 Dec 2019 RAJENDRA SINGH BHAMBOO INFRA PVT LTD 1O8 1ST FLR, NEEL KANTH BLDG GANDHI PATH, VAISHALI NAGAR JAIPUR INDIA Public Works Department-Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 16,303,779.83 16,260,388.58
DEVT & MAINT OF SIWANA-SAMDARI-BALESAR ROAD (SH-66 ) (75.91 KM) IN THE STATE OF RAJASTHAN EPC -04 Loan 3815 04 Dec 2019 DRAIPL-RADHAKISHAN 401 THE GRAND MALL SMROAD AMBAWADI AMEDABAD 380015 GUJARAT INDIA Public Works Department-Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 24,971,270.36 24,904,811.25
DEVT & MAINT OF JODHPUR-SOJAT SECTION OF SH-58 (75.91KM)BHINMAL-PATHERI-POSANA-JEEVANA SH-31A(51. 58 KM) TOTAL 127.5 KM -STATE OF RAJASTHAN EPC/01 Loan 3815 04 Dec 2019 DINESHCHANDRA R. AGRAWAL INFRACON PVT LTD 401 THE GRAND MALL, SM ROAD AMBAWADI,AHMEDABAD 380015 GUJARAT INDIA Public Works Department-Rajasthan CONSTRUCTION 38,906,124.91 38,865,654.77

Procurement Plan