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India: Preparing the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51073-001 Status: Active

The Government of India requested the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the development of its regional rapid transit system network, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR). The ensuing project aims to improve the efficiency and adequacy of the transport system in the region by addressing poor rail connectivity and lack of alternative transport modes. The ensuing project is designed to ease traffic congestion and promote socio-economic development to support NCR's growing urban population. The major outputs of the technical assistance are: (i) detailed project reports validated; (ii) detailed scope, design, and arrangements for implementing the ensuing project finalized; (iii) capacity of the executing and implementing agencies to successfully implement the project improved; and (iv) possible support to the NCR transport sector determined.

Project Details

Project Officer
Saxena, Sharad South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Preparing the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project
Project Number 51073-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9626-IND: Preparing the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The Government of India requested the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the development of its regional rapid transit system network, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR). The ensuing project aims to improve the efficiency and adequacy of the transport system in the region by addressing poor rail connectivity and lack of alternative transport modes. The ensuing project is designed to ease traffic congestion and promote socio-economic development to support NCR's growing urban population. The major outputs of the technical assistance are: (i) detailed project reports validated; (ii) detailed scope, design, and arrangements for implementing the ensuing project finalized; (iii) capacity of the executing and implementing agencies to successfully implement the project improved; and (iv) possible support to the NCR transport sector determined.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The transaction technical assistance will help the government prepare and design the project and develop the capacity of the executing and implementing agencies to implement the ensuing project. The implementing agency has been recently formed to deliver the regional rapid transit corridors. The Delhi-Meerut corridor will be their first project. They are also inexperienced regarding ADB procurement processes.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location NCR
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services International consulting firms and individual consultants are being engaged to undertake this TA. The TA will require inputs of 36 international and 45 national person-months. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Saxena, Sharad
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 31 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Oct 2018

TA 9626-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
31 Oct 2018 22 Nov 2018 22 Nov 2018 31 Aug 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00 31 Oct 2018 557,260.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International PPP Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Mar 2020 18 Mar 2020
International Procurement Specialist (1) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020
International Procurement Specialist (2) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2020 07 Feb 2020
Senior Noise and Vibration Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2019 19 Dec 2019
Chief Noise and Vibration Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2019 19 Dec 2019
International Senior FIDIC Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019
International FIDIC Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 05 Dec 2019 16 Dec 2019
International Senior Telecommunications Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2019
International Senior Signalling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Sep 2019 01 Oct 2019
Railway Operations Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2018 20 Jan 2019

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

None currently available.