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India: Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49469-007 Status: Active

The project will support the implementation of the Mumbai Metro Rail System through the (i) design, manufacture, testing, and maintenance of 378 energy-efficient rolling stock carriages; (ii) procurement, installation, and testing of an advanced signaling, train control, and platform access system for 58 kilometers (km) of metro lines; and (iii) establishment of a Mumbai metro operations organization. The project will contribute to the development of a modern and safe rail-based urban transit system in Mumbai city, which will reduce pollution and traffic congestion, increase public transport ridership, and improve the overall quality of the city's transport system.

Project Details

Project Officer
Saxena, Sharad South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project
Project Number 49469-007
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3775-IND: Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 926.00 million
Loan: Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project
New Development Bank US$ 260.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the implementation of the Mumbai Metro Rail System through the (i) design, manufacture, testing, and maintenance of 378 energy-efficient rolling stock carriages; (ii) procurement, installation, and testing of an advanced signaling, train control, and platform access system for 58 kilometers (km) of metro lines; and (iii) establishment of a Mumbai metro operations organization. The project will contribute to the development of a modern and safe rail-based urban transit system in Mumbai city, which will reduce pollution and traffic congestion, increase public transport ridership, and improve the overall quality of the city's transport system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB proposed to provide financial assistance to the following lines: (i) Line 2A from Dahisar (Charkhop) to D. N. Nagar, (ii) Line 2B for D. N. Nagar Bandra Mandale, and (iii) Line 7 from Dahisar (East) to Andheri (East). The aggregate length of these lines is about 58 km. The MMRDA has already commenced the civil works of these lines using state funds. ADB funding will be used to finance the rolling stock, signaling, platform access and safety systems, and multimodal integration, which will be mainly through systems supply and installation contracts.

Mumbai has a large suburban rail system, but safety remains a huge challenge, with over 3,000 deaths per year since 2006 as a result of overcrowding, people falling from the trains, and people crossing tracks. ADB assistance to the project will add value in the following ways:

(i)Improve transport safety through high-level technology. The project will reduce congestion on the existing suburban rail system and significantly improve transport safety by moving passengers to a modern, energy-efficient, comfortable, and safe transit system, with best-practice safety equipment such as platform doors and a fully grade-separated right-of-way. ADB financing will help procure state-of-the-art carriages, equipped with surveillance systems and real-time track monitoring to ensure safety. ADB will also help implement the latest signaling technology and a communications-based train control system.

(ii)Establish an efficient and sustainable metro rail organization. The Mumbai metro operations organization will be responsible for the O&M of all metro lines in Mumbai. ADB support will help train staff; recruit qualified personnel; and develop standard operating procedures, training manuals, and aids, including procurement of training equipment such as simulators.

(iii)Establish last-mile connectivity solutions. Public transport systems often have poor last-mile connectivity that makes reaching the final destination a challenge for passengers. To overcome this limitation, ADB is helping the MMRDA to ensure last-mile connectivity through nonmotorized transport and electric vehicles.

Impact Urban mobility in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Efficiency, safety, and gender- and social-inclusiveness of rail-based urban transit system in Mumbai city increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Rolling stock operational

Signaling, train control, and telecommunications systems operational

Institutional support for the Mumbai metro operations organization and last-mile connectivity provided

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Mumbai
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project scope for ADB's financing involves specific items of goods supply for Lines 2A, 2B and 7 of the Mumbai Metro Rail network. No civil works are financed by ADB. The key long-term environmental impact anticipated is noise and vibration from the operation of the rolling stock. However, given the existing noisy conditions of the project area due to heavy road traffic, the incremental impacts are expected to be minimal. Some occupational health and safety impacts may also be experienced during installation and operation of the rolling stock and signaling and telecommunication systems. However, it is expected to be minor and easily mitigated. Hence, the project is categorized as B for environment safeguards. An initial environmental examination report including an environmental management plan and environmental monitoring plan has been prepared for all three lines.
Involuntary Resettlement The project scope for ADB's financing only includes specific items of goods and equipment supply and no civil works, hence, the project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement. MMRDA has acquired private land and assets based on the provisions of national law, state law, and sector policy. Due diligence of involuntary resettlement safeguards implementation for the three lines was conducted to assess if safeguards are consistent with applicable ADB requirements. Due diligence reports indicate that MMRDA land acquisition and resettlement plans are prepared and implemented to ensure that: (i) affected persons, including informal settlers, are compensated for lost assets prior to displacement and at replacement cost; (ii) income restoration programs are in place for those whose livelihood will be affected; (iii) there is meaningful consultation and information disclosure; (vi) standard of living of displaced poor and other vulnerable groups are improved; and (v) there are mechanisms for grievance redress and monitoring. MMRDA and ADB agreed that project implementation will closely monitor land acquisition and resettlement, and carry out corrective actions if necessary.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as C based on the ADB SPS. The project will finance goods and equipment supply only and is not expected to affect Indigenous Peoples communities within the meaning of the SPS.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The project will follow ADB's standard consultation and disclosure requirements and provide relevant information, including information from the above documents, in a timely manner, in an accessible place, and in a form and languages understandable to all affected people and other stakeholders. If the affected people are illiterate, other appropriate communication methods must be used, such as direct verbal communications through one-on-one or other meetings, and grievance redress meetings. In addition, the PIU will distribute leaflets outlining key project impacts and entitlements to affected persons, post the contact information about the grievance redress committee, conduct information sessions at the outset of project implementation, and follow up with consultation meetings to update road residents of civil work progress throughout the life of the project. The MMRDA already has a website in both Marathi and English outlining the features of the project (https://mmrda.maharashtra.gov.in/). A Public Information Center (PIC) for the metro project lines has been set up in the MMRDA office. It is also planned to create a PIC dedicated for each metro line. The PIC will have all the essential information regarding the project such as detailed project report, social impact assessment, census survey report, etc. All of these are available for sharing with the public.
During Project Implementation Salient information regarding the project, including scope, general progress status, beneficiaries, invitation for bid, and consultant recruitment notices, will be provided to the public. The information will be made available and updated through the official website of the EA. The safeguard documents including environmental impact assessment reports, due diligence reports, and corrective action plan, if any, will be posted on the ADB website.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Procurement Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time). Consulting services are required to support the operations institution of the metro rail system. These operations support consultants will be funded out of loan proceeds. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 80:20.
Procurement ADB financing for this project will be primarily for three large goods supply contracts, which will be procured in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), through open competitive bidding with international advertisement. The bidding documents are prepared and approved for advance contracting, and the procurement actions for the three contracts commenced in May 2018.
Responsible ADB Officer Saxena, Sharad
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority
[email protected]
Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E),
Mumbai - 400 051
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Sep 2017
Fact Finding 23 Jul 2018 to 31 Jul 2018
MRM 16 Oct 2018
Approval 26 Feb 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Feb 2019

Loan 3775-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Feb 2019 01 Mar 2019 28 May 2019 30 Jun 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,675.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 926.00 26 Feb 2019 511.32 0.00 55%
Counterpart 489.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 260.00 26 Feb 2019 0.00 0.00 0%

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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.

Titlesort descending Document Type Document Date
Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project: Environmental Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2018
Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Oct 2018
Mumbai Metro Rail Systems Project: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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