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

Sovereign Project | 51073-001

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 Name
Preparing the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project
Project Number
51073-001
Country / Economy
  • 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
Source Amount
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
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

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Saxena, Sharad
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
31 Oct 2018
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
19 Dec 2023

Funding

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
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,000,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,250,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
09 Sep 2023 1,092,149.55

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Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Delhi–Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Oct 2018

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Financial/Economic Analysis Consultant (Delhi-Meerut/Delhi-SNB corridors) Individual - Consulting Closed
National GESI Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
National Communication and Research Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International PPP Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist (2) Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement Specialist (1) Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior Noise and Vibration Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Chief Noise and Vibration Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Senior FIDIC Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International FIDIC Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Senior Signalling Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
International Senior Telecommunications Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
Railway Operations Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.