India: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project

Sovereign Project | 51337-001

The project will upgrade and maintain about 590 kilometers (km) of 16 state highways to (i) enhance transport connectivity and facilitate industrial development in line with the regional economic corridor development plan for the Chennai -Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC), and (ii) improve the road network's sustainability through performance-based maintenance (PBM). The project will also include initiatives to build institutional capacity in the Tamil Nadu Highways and Minor Ports Department (TNHD), focusing on its knowledge and research function, road safety improvement, and sector planning capacity.

Project Details

Project Name Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project
Project Number 51337-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4062-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 484.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will upgrade and maintain about 590 kilometers (km) of 16 state highways to (i) enhance transport connectivity and facilitate industrial development in line with the regional economic corridor development plan for the Chennai -Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC), and (ii) improve the road network's sustainability through performance-based maintenance (PBM). The project will also include initiatives to build institutional capacity in the Tamil Nadu Highways and Minor Ports Department (TNHD), focusing on its knowledge and research function, road safety improvement, and sector planning capacity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government of Tamil Nadu has long-term vision for the road sector development to increase the capacity, connectivity, efficiency and safety of the highways system so as to enable balanced socio-economic development of all sections of the people and all regions of the state. Accordingly, priority road projects are listed in its Policy Note of Highways and Minor Ports Department in consideration of (i) connectivity with NH, SH, MDR, and other district roads, (ii) importance in terms of industrial connectivity and tourism, and (iii) its traffic intensity.

The proposed project is one of the priority road projects under the policy, which is also in line with Vision Tamil Nadu 2023 and the CDP. The proposed project will cover the high priority 16 state highway roads to improve lateral road network to support industrial development conceptualized under the CKIC.

Alignment with strategic objectives. The proposed project aligns with ADB''s country partnership strategy, 2018 -2022 for India, which emphasizes boosting economic competitiveness to create more and better jobs; providing inclusive access to infrastructure networks and services; addressing climate change and increasing climate resilience; and building greater institutional capacities. The project is listed in ADB''s country operations business plan for India, 2021 -2023. The project contributes to ADB''s Strategy 2030 operational priorities by (i) addressing remining poverty and reducing inequalities; (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality; (iii) tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability; (iv) promoting rural development and food security; (v) strengthening governance and institutional capacity; and (vi) fostering regional cooperation and integration.

Impact Economic prosperity and employment generation with inclusive growth achieved.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The capacity, connectivity, efficiency, and safety of the highways system increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State highways upgraded and maintained

Capacity in road safety, sector planning, and research enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Tamil Nadu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Highways and Ports Department (TNHD) has provided detailed project reports including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for all 15 roads. The EIA and EMP were prepared in line with the World Bank requirements. TNHD is making minor revisions of EIA and EMP based on updated DPRs. Considering that all the roads involve expansion and improvement of existing roads and none of the pass through environmental sensitive areas, IEE reports will be prepared. Draft IEE reports for all 15 roads will be prepared and readied by ADB environment consultants by February 2020.
Involuntary Resettlement Land acquisition and resettlement and rehabilitation (LA&RR) implementation consultants will prepare validation of census and submit to update resettlement plans. The updates of resettlement plans will be completed by December 2019, and ADB will review the RPs by February 2020.
Indigenous Peoples The project will involve indigenous peoples along SH-58. Necessary indigenous peoples plan will be prepared together with the resettlement plans.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Stakeholders and the community were engaged in orientations and workshops.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TNHD will engage construction supervision consultants as the engineers for the works contracts.
Procurement 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).
Responsible ADB Officer Leung, Wilson
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Highways Department-Tamil Nadu
Mr. T.A.
Sardar Patel Road
Madras - 600 025
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Dec 2017
Fact Finding 27 Oct 2020 to 06 Nov 2020
MRM 22 Jan 2021
Approval 08 Apr 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 09 Apr 2021

Loan 4062-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
08 Apr 2021 16 Jun 2021 05 Aug 2021 30 Jun 2027 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 904.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 484.00 17 Jun 2022 390.94 0.00 81%
Counterpart 420.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Jun 2022 64.95 0.00 13%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Social Monitoring Report (August 2021-January 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2022
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (February-July 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Nov 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Social Monitoring Report (February-July 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Melur-Tirupattur Road (SH191) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Omalur-Tiruchengode via Sankari including Tiruchengode Bypass Road (SH86) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Cuddalore-Madapattu Road (SH09) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thanjavur-Mannargudi (SH63) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Kumbakonam-Mannargudi (SH 66) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thiruchendur-Ambasamudram Road (SH 40) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Kumbakonam-Sirkazhi (SH64) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur (SH23) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thiruchengode-Erode Road (SH 79) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Vridhachalam–Ulundurpettai Road (SH69) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Cheyyur-Vandavasi-Polur Road and ECR LINK - Cheyyur-Panaiyur Road (SH115) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thuraiyur-Perambalur Road (SH142) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Mohanur-Namakkal-Senthamangalam-Rasipuram Road (SH95) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Chengalpattu-Kanchipuram Road (SH58) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Jan 2021
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Rehabilitation and Resettlement of Tribal Community in Melpakkam Village of Kancheepuram Arakkonam Tiruthani Road - SH-58 (II) Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thiruchengode-Erode Road (SH79) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Cuddalore-Madapattu Road (SH09) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Chengalpattu-Kanchipuram Road (SH58) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thuraiyur-Perambalur Road (SH142) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Melur-Thirupathur Road Section (SH191) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Mayiladuthurai-Thiruvarur (SH23) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Omalur-Tiruchengode via Sankari including Tiruchengode Bypass Road (SH86) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Kumbakonam-Sirkazhi (SH64) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thanjavur-Mannargudi (SH63) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Kumbakonam-Mannargudi (SH66) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Thiruchendur-Ambasamudram Road (SH40) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Mohanur-Namakkal-Senthamangalam-Rasipuram Road (SH95) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Vridhachalam-Ulundurpettai Road (SH69) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020
Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Cheyyur-Vandavasi-Polur Road and ECR LINK - Cheyyur-Panaiyur Road (SH115) Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
4062-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/CKICP/HRS-EQ-1/02] Invitation for Bids Closed 21 Mar 2022 20 Apr 2022
Consultancy services for Road Safety Improvement Program Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Mar 2022 06 Apr 2022
L4062-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/CKICP/MC-4/ EPC-09A/01 & OCB/CKICP/MC-4/ EPC-09B/01] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed 27 Jan 2022 29 Mar 2022
4062-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/CKICP/HRS-EQ-1/01] Invitation for Bids Closed 02 Dec 2021 05 Jan 2022
Environment Safeguards Monitoring Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Oct 2021 27 Oct 2021
51337-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [EPC-09] Invitation for Bids Closed 28 Jul 2021 09 Sep 2021
51337-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/ CKICP/ MC-4 (EPC No.06/01, EPC No.07/01, EPC No.08/01, and EPC No.09/01)] Invitation for Bids Closed 11 Jan 2021 23 Feb 2021
51337-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/ CKICP/ MC-3 (EPC No.03/01, EPC No.16/01 and EPC No.15/01)] Invitation for Bids Closed 29 Oct 2020 15 Dec 2020
51337-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/ CKICP/ MC-2] Invitation for Bids Closed 14 Aug 2020 07 Oct 2020
51337-IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project [OCB/ CKICP/ MC-1 (EPC No.01, EPC No.10, EPC No.11 and EPC No.12)] Invitation for Bids Closed 25 Mar 2020 15 Jul 2020
CKICP-EPC-LARR-MONITORING Firm - Consulting Closed 17 Sep 2018 25 Oct 2018
CKICP-EPC-CSC Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2018 16 Oct 2018
CKICP-EPC-CSC Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2018 16 Oct 2018
CKICP-EPC-CSC Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2018 16 Oct 2018
CKICP-EPC-CSC Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2018 16 Oct 2018
CKICP-EPC-CSC Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2018 16 Oct 2018
IND: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project Advance Notice Active 02 Jan 2018

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Kumbakonam to Mannargudi (SH 66) Loan 4062 20 Jan 2022 M/s EKK Infrastructure Limited-TTK Construction (JV) | No. 16, Dharmaraja Kovil Street, Chennai-600 002, Tamil Nadu, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 12,398,997.37 9,822,579.12
Thanjavur to Mannargudi (SH 63) Loan 4062 20 Jan 2022 M/s. S&P Infrastructure Developers Private Limited and M/s. CDR&Co Constructions [S&P-CDR (JV)] | 907, New Delhi house, 27, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110001, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 16,239,143.73 12,864,771.98
Kumbakonam to Sirkazhi (SH 64) Loan 4062 20 Jan 2022 M/s. EKK Infrastructure Limited | No. 16, Dharmaraja Kovil Street, Chennai-600 002, Tamil Nadu, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 30,379,317.31 24,066,724.00
Social Safeguards Monitoring Loan 4062 12 Oct 2021 M/S. SUTRA CONSULTINT PVT. LTD. | N2/139, IRC Village, Nayapalli Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751015 India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 464,000.00 363,535.21
Construction Supervision Consultants, Package 4 (EPC Contracts involved: 10, 11, 12) Loan 4062 12 Oct 2021 Theme Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. | B-24, Gokul Vatika, Jawahar Circle, Jaipur, India, Rajasthan 302018 India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 1,544,000.00 1,210,201.71
Construction Supervision Consultants, Package 2 (EPC Contracts Involved: 4, 5) Loan 4062 12 Oct 2021 Egis International S.A. | 15, avenue du Centre Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, 78286 Cedex France Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 1,673,000.00 1,311,028.37
Construction Supervision Consultants, Package 5 (EPC Contracts involved: 13, 14, 15) Loan 4062 12 Oct 2021 M/s MSV INTERNATIONAL INC. | 15215, 62nd Ave, N.E Kenmore, Washington 98028 United States Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 2,093,000.00 1,640,281.55
Construction Supervision Consultants including PMC Package 1 (EPC Contracts involved: 1, 2, 3) Loan 4062 11 Oct 2021 LEA International Limited | Suite 900, 625 Cochrane Drive Markham, Ontario L3R 9R9 Canada Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 3,190,000.00 2,500,135.86
Melur to Karakikudi via Tirupattur, Kundrakudi (SH 191) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. Sai Hridham Infra Private Limited - SPL Infrastructure Private Limited (JV) / SHIPL SPL JV | Flat No.G-4, Elite Empire, #317, Valluvarkottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034, Tamil Nadu, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 16,044,079.07 12,958,486.82
Tiruchendur - Palayamkottai - Ambasamudram (SH 40-II) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 JSR - MS (JV) / M/s. JSR Infra Developers Private Limited and M.Sindhu (JV) | JSR Castle, 4th Floor, New No.15 & 17 (Old No.7 & 8), Vijayaraghava Road, T.Nagar, Chennai-600017, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 17,812,367.23 14,386,698.35
Virudhachalam to Ulundurpettai (SH 69) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. Om Sakthi Constructions - Thiru I. Vetrivel (JV) | Flat No: 3C. Mandira Apartments, No.53, North Boag Road, T.Nagar, Chennai - 600 017, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 18,402,471.02 14,863,313.57
Thuraiyur to Perambalur (SH 142) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 DRAIPL and Sree Infratech JV (Dineshchandra. R Agrawallnfracon Pvt Ltd and SREE INFRATECH) (JV) | 401, The Grand Mall, S.M.Road, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad-380015, Gujarat, India 879890 Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 19,399,915.03 15,668,929.45
Mohanur-Namakkal-Senthamangalam-Rasipuram (SH 95) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 Renaatus Projects Private Limited - RPP Infra Projects Limited (JV) / M/s. Renaatus-RPP (JV) | 139/2, Second Floor, Kodambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 60034, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 23,159,044.77 18,705,104.55
Tiruchengode to Erode (SH 79) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. RPP - Renaatus (JV)/ RPP Infra Projects Limited - Renaatus Projects Private Limited (JV) | SF.No.454, Raghupathynaicken Palayam, Railway Colony (Post), Poondurai Main Road, Erode - 638002, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 26,922,220.95 21,744,547.86
Cuddalore to Madapattu Junction (SH 9) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. RPP Infra Projects Limited and M/s. RK Infracorp Private Limited (JV) (RPP-RK JV) | SF.No.454, Raghupathynaicken Palayam, Railway Colony (Post), Poondorai Main Road, Erode - 638002, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 31,261,338.42 25,249,167.63
Tiruchendur to Ambasamudram via Palayamkottai (SH 40-I) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. JSR Infra Developers Private Limited - M. Sindhu (JV) / JSR-MS (JV) | JSR Castle, 4th Floor, New No. 15 & 17 (Old No. 7 & 8), Vijayaraghava Road, T. Nagar, Chennai - 600017, Tamil Nadu, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 38,066,752.54 30,745,766.64
Chengalpattu - Kanchipuram (SH 58-II) (60/037-107/350) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 RPP Infra Projects Limited - Sree Dhanya Construction Company (Joint Venture) | SF. No.454, Raghupathynaicken Palayam, Railway Colony (Post), Poondurai Main Road, Erode - 638002, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 48,430,323.92 39,116,219.22
Omalur to Tiruchengode via Sankakiri including Tiruchengode Bypass (SH 86) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 P& C Projects Private Limited - M/s. KMC Constructions Limited (JV) / M/s. P&C - KMC (JV) | P& C Towers, 2nd Floor, 140, Perundurai Road, Erode-638 011 Tamil Nadu, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 60,213,381.53 48,633,162.89
Chengalpattu to Kanchipuram (SH 58-I) (30/0 - 60/037) Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. R.R. Infraa Construction and M/s. PST Engineering Construction (JV) | Old No.4C, New No. 2, N.C.C Office Road Visalatchipuram, Madurai-625014, India Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 60,513,599.36 48,875,642.92
Cheyyur (ECR) to Polur (SH115) including ECR link Loan 4062 27 Aug 2021 M/s. KNR Constructions Limited | KNR HOUSE, 3RD AND 4TH FLOOR, PLOT NO. 114, PHASE-1, KAVURI HILLS, HYDERABAD - 500 033, TELANGANA, INDIA Highways Department-Tamil Nadu 81,418,137.43 65,759,826.78

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