India : Bihar State Highways III Project

Sovereign Project | 51180-001

The project will rehabilitate and upgrade about 230 kilometers of state highways in Bihar state and improve road transport connectivity in line with the state's road development plan for 2015-2035. It will involve (i) upgrading state highways to standard two-lane width with paved shoulders; and (ii) reconstructing, widening, and strengthening culverts and bridges. The project will include building institutional capacity in the state for road design and maintenance and incorporating appropriate new technologies in the state's road subsector.

Project Details

Project Name Bihar State Highways III Project
Project Number 51180-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3738-IND: Bihar State Highways III Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 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) - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will rehabilitate and upgrade about 230 kilometers of state highways in Bihar state and improve road transport connectivity in line with the state's road development plan for 2015-2035. It will involve (i) upgrading state highways to standard two-lane width with paved shoulders; and (ii) reconstructing, widening, and strengthening culverts and bridges. The project will include building institutional capacity in the state for road design and maintenance and incorporating appropriate new technologies in the state's road subsector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy While the government has been progressively improving carriageway widths of state highways using budgetary and multilateral financing, about 35% of these roads are yet to meet the minimum two-lane standard. The project seeks to advance this government program to upgrade all state highways to at least standard two-lane widths and improve road safety. The roads selected in this project are from the overall master plan, based on (i) development priorities of the government, (ii) key infrastructure roads for agriculture- and industry-based activities, and (iii) the readiness to implement. The project roads selected are spread across Bihar's rural areas that lack reliable road connectivity, causing limited access to health and educational institutions, commercial facilities, and government development agencies. The project will also establish a state institution, proposed by the RCD, to further the objective of institutional capacity at a technical level and in a sustained manner.
Impact

Road transport accessibility in the State of Bihar improved.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Transport efficiency and safety on selected state highways in Bihar improved

Progress Toward Outcome Civil works and consulting contracts are in advanced stage of completion.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State highways widened and upgraded

Bihar Road Research Institute established

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Widening/rehabilitation works in around 223 km have been completed . Works in remaining 7 km are ongoing Contract for one of the civil works package comprising construction of two major bridges only have been awarded recently and some work is likely be slipped beyond the loan closing date of 30 June 2024. BRRI implementation, though, has been delayed due to government internal issues, however RCD/ BSRDCL is considering strengthening of its existing facility at ' training testing and research institute functional (TTRI) functional since 1962 as envisaged for BRRI.
Geographical Location Bihar
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project involves improvement of five existing state highways totaling about 230 km from single or intermediate lanes to two lanes with paved shoulders. No significant, irreversible environmental impacts are anticipated and none of the roads are located inside or near protected or environmentally sensitive areas. An initial environmental examination (IEE) has been prepared and disclosed on the ADB website. Anticipated environmental impacts from the project entail typical issues related to road construction, such as removal of trees, generation of dust, noise, exhaust, waste from construction and worker camps, water contamination, occupational health and safety, slope failures, erosion, and siltation. Mitigation measures to address all of these have been included in the environmental management plan, which is part of the bid documents, and will be required to be implemented by the contractor. Meaningful consultations have been held with affected persons and other key stakeholders, such as forestry officials, while preparing the IEE. Concerns of affected people and stakeholders will continue to be addressed during project implementation through the grievance redress mechanism proposed in the IEE.
Involuntary Resettlement The project was developed with a commitment to minimize land acquisition through appropriate technical design. While road widening from single lane to two lanes will occur within existing rights-of-way, some land acquisition cannot be avoided where alignments will be improved for safety reasons. A 100% census of affected households was conducted based on the detailed design. Five resettlement plans and a due diligence report were prepared in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and the policies and regulations of the governments of India and Bihar.
Indigenous Peoples During project preparation, social assessment noted that the scheduled tribes live in the project area as individual households and not as indigenous peoples communities with distinct practices and collective attachment to land. The assessment indicates that scheduled tribe households are well integrated in the general population and will not require indigenous peoples safeguards under the project. One scheduled tribe household will be affected by land acquisition along State Highway 58. The resettlement plan provides that the household will receive additional compensation as a vulnerable affected household, in addition to compensation at replacement cost, transition allowances, and income restoration.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Salient information regarding the project, including scope, general progress status, beneficiaries, invitation for bid and consultant recruitment notices, has been made available and is being updated through the official website of the BSRDCL. The safeguard documents, i.e., the initial environmental examination including the environmental management plan, resettlement plans, indigenous peoples plan (if any), have been posted on ADBs website. The BSRDCL will continue to provide relevant information, including information from the above documents, in a timely manner, in an accessible place, and in a form and in languages understandable to the displaced people and other stakeholders. If the displaced people are illiterate, other appropriate communication methods have been used.
During Project Implementation Social and environmental monitoring reports are being submitted by BSRDCL for ADB's review as per the requirements of loan docs.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by ADB followed ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). An estimated 2,808 person-months (77 international, 2,731 national) of consulting services are required for construction supervision and institutional capacity. Consulting firms have been engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality cost ratio of 80:20.
Procurement Procurement to be financed by the project followed ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Jagir Kumar
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission (INRM)
Executing Agencies
Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.
Timetable
Concept Clearance 09 Oct 2017
Fact Finding 14 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
MRM 26 Jul 2018
Approval 15 Nov 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2024

Loan 3738-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2018 26 Nov 2018 15 Feb 2019 30 Jun 2023 30 Jun 2024 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 304.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 20 Mar 2024 148.86 0.00 98%
Counterpart 104.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Mar 2024 141.24 0.00 93%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bihar State Highways III Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024
Bihar State Highways III Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2022-March 2023) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2021-March 2022) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2020-March 2021) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 April 2019-31 March 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2021
Bihar State Highways III Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (April 2018-March 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Feb 2021
Loan Agreement (Ordinary Operations) for Loan 3738-IND: Bihar State Highways III Project Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Nov 2018
Project Agreement for Loan 3738-IND: Bihar State Highways III Project Project/Program Agreements Nov 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Oct 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Oct 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Project Data Sheet (हिन्दी) Translated PDS Oct 2017
Bihar State Highways III Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2017

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
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-58 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-84 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-82 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-85 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-82 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-84 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-85 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-58 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-82 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-102 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-84 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-85 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-58 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (January-March 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: Establishment of Bihar Road Research Institute (BRRI) Subproject Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-85 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports May 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-58 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports May 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-84 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (October-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports May 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-58 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-85 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-84 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-82 and SH-102 Subprojects Social Monitoring Report (July-September 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-82 and SH-102 Subprojects Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-82 and SH-102 Subprojects Social Monitoring Report (April-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-84 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-58 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Bihar State Highways III Project: SH-85 Subproject Social Monitoring Report (April-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2020
Bihar State Highways III Project: Health and Safety Plan Addendum to the Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2020
Bihar State Highways III Project: Ghogha- Panjwara Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Udakishanganj–Bhatgawa Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project – Establishment of Bihar Road Research Institute: Social Safeguards Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Jun 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Akbarnagar–Amarpur Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Kadirganj–Khaira Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2018
Bihar State Highways III Project: Bihiya-Jagdishpur–PiroBihta Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jun 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
51180-IND: Bihar State Highways III Project [BSHP-III/1/SH-58; BSHP-III/4/SH-85] Invitation for Bids Closed
Loan No. 51180-IND: Bihar State Highways III Project [BSHP-III/1 to 9] Invitation for Bids Closed
IND: Bihar State Highways III Project Advance Notice Active
Supervision Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of Package-2 (SH-82, SH-102 & SH-105) Firm - Consulting Closed
Supervision Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of Package-1 (SH-58, SH-84 & SH-85) Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
CW5: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF KADIRGANJ-DEWANGARH SECTION (KM0 TO KM27) OF KADIRGANJ-KHAIRA ROAD (SH-82) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S GAYATRI PROJECTS LTD. | B1, 6-3-1090, TSR TOWERS, RAJBHAVAN RD. SOMAJIGUDA, HYDERABAD-500082, TELANGANA INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 17,786,922.27 13,601,634.10
CW7: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF BADALDIH-KHAIRA SECTION (KM54 TO KM75.10) OF KADIRGANJ-KHAIRA ROAD (SH-82) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S GAYATRI PROJECTS LTD. | B1, 6-3-1090, TSR TOWERS, RAJBHAVAN ROAD SOMAJIGUDA, HYDERABAD-500082, TELANGANA INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 17,607,022.54 13,464,065.04
CW3: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF BAZAR-PANJWARA SECTION (KM21 TO KM43.35) OF GHOGHA -PANJWARA ROAD (SH-84) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S MG CONTRACTORS PVT. LTD. | M.G. HOUSE- #1721, SECTOR-4 PANCHKULA, HARYANA-134109 INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 17,273,891.31 13,209,320.06
CW9: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF OJHBALIA-BIHTA SECTION (KM29 TO KM54.519) OF BIHIA -JAGDISHPUR-PIRO-BIHTA ROAD (SH-102) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S M.G. CONTRACTORS PVT. LTD. | M.G. HOUSE- #1721, SECTOR-4, PANCHKULA HARYANA-134109 INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 25,212,745.83 19,280,150.79
CW8: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF BIHIA-OJHBALIA SECTION (KM0 TO KM29) OF BIHIA- JAGDISHPUR-PIRO-BIHTA ROAD (SH-102) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S M.G. CONTRACTORS PVT. LTD. | M.G. HOUSE- #1721, SECTOR-4 PANCHKULA, HARYANA-134109 INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 21,653,952.76 16,558,746.80
CW6: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF DEWANGARH-BADALDIH SECTION (KM27 TO KM54) OF KADIRGANJ-KHAIRA ROAD (SH-82) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S GAYATRI PROJECTS LTD. | B1, 6-3-1090 TSR TOWERS, RAJBHAVAN ROAD SOMAJIGUDA, HYDERABAD-500082, TELANGANA INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 21,187,502.00 16,202,052.57
CW2: IMPROVEMENT/UPGRADATION AND STRENGTHENING OF GHOGHA-BAZAR SECTION (KM0 TO KM21) OF GHOGHA- PANJWARA ROAD (SH-84) Loan 3738 21 Feb 2019 M/S MG CONTRACTORS PVT. LTD. | M.G. HOUSE- 1721, SECTOR-4 PANCHKULA, HARYANA-134109 INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 18,936,472.19 14,480,693.28
CW-C4: AKHARNAGAR-AMARPUR ROAD (SH-85) Loan 3738 19 Mar 2019 BARBRIK-RCPL (JV) | B-701, HARIOM TOWER, CIRCULAR ROAD LALPUR, RANCHI-834001 INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 22,462,607.41 16,974,326.85
CW-C1: UDAKISHANGANJ-BHATGAMA (SH-58) Loan 3738 19 Mar 2019 M/S MG CONTRACTOR PVT. LTD. | M.G. HOUSE- #1721 SECTOR-4, PANCHKULA HARYANA-134109 INDIA Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 21,063,111.74 15,916,769.44
CSC1: SUPERVISION CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR UDAKI ISHUNGANJ-BHATGAWAN RD (SH-58), GHOGHA-PANJWARA RD (SH-84) AND AKBARNAGAR-AMARPUR RD (SH-85) Loan 3738 19 Mar 2019 EGIS INTERNATIONAL SA(JV) EGIS INDIA CONSULT. | EGIS TOWER, PLOT NO. 66, SECTOR-32 GURGAON-122004, HARYANA FRANCE Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 29,149,941.20 3,368,322.64
CSC2: SUPERVISION CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR KADIRGANJ-KHAIRA ROAD (SH-82) AND BIHIA-JAGDISHPUR -PIRO-BIHTA ROAD (SH-102) Loan 3738 19 Mar 2019 EGIS INTERNATIONAL SA (JV) EGIS INDIA CONSULT | EGIS TOWER, PLOT NO. 66, SECTOR-32 GURGAON-122003, HARYANA FRANCE Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. 3,496,648.00 3,496,648.00

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Bihar State Highways III Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jan 2024