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 Name||Bihar State Highways III Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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 Equity and Mainstreaming||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 present proposal 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.|
|Outcome||Transport efficiency and safety on selected state highways in Bihar improved|
State highways widened and upgraded
Bihar Road Research Institute established
|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 will be 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, will be provided to the general public. The information will be made available and 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), will be posted on ADB's website. The BSRDCL will 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 will have to be used.|
|During Project Implementation||Social and environment monitoring reports will be posted on ADB website semi-annually for social and annually for environment.|
|Consulting Services||Procurement (including consulting services) to be financed by ADB will follow 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 will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection method with a standard quality cost ratio of 80:20.|
|Procurement||The executing agency for the project will be the Government of Bihar, acting through the BSRDCL. The BSRDCL will engage construction supervision consultants (CSCs) as the engineers for the works contracts. Procurement to be financed by the project will follow 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||Yeo, Kai Wei|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.
RCD Mechanical Workshop Campus (Near Patna Airport), Sheikhpura
Patna-800014, Bihar, India Road Construction Department
Government of Bihar
Bailey Road, Patna, 800015 Bihar, India
|Concept Clearance||09 Oct 2017|
|Fact Finding||14 May 2018 to 25 May 2018|
|MRM||26 Jul 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||19 Sep 2018|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|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: 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: Kadirganj–Khaira Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2018|
|Bihar State Highways III Project: Ghogha- Panjwara Resettlement Plan||Resettlement Plans||Jun 2018|
|Bihar State Highways III Project: Akbarnagar–Amarpur 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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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Loan No. 51180-IND: Bihar State Highways III Project [BSHP-III/1 to 9]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||23 Apr 2018||07 Jun 2018|
|IND: Bihar State Highways III Project||Advance Notice||Active||15 Dec 2017|
|Supervision Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of Package-1 (SH-58, SH-84 & SH-85)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Oct 2017||29 Nov 2017|
|Supervision Consultancy Services for Construction Supervision of Package-2 (SH-82, SH-102 & SH-105)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||16 Oct 2017||29 Nov 2017|
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