India: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project
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.
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|Project Name||Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project|
|Country / Economy||India
|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)
|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.
Economic prosperity and employment generation with inclusive growth achieved.
|Description of Outcome||
The capacity, connectivity, efficiency, and safety of the highways system increased
|Progress Toward Outcome||15 out of 16 civil works packages totaling approx. $366.20 million have been awarded by September 2022.|
|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)||15 works packages awarded and contractors mobilized. 1 works package with 2 lots is for contract awarding. 6 consulting packages, including 5 CSC packages have been awarded. 3 remaining consulting packages are now in technical proposal evaluation stage. Works on-site are on track and in progress (32.3% physical progress as of October 2022).|
|Geographical Location||Tamil Nadu|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The Highways and Ports Department (TNHD) has provided detailed project reports including Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for all 16 roads. The IEEs and EMPs were prepared in line with the ADB requirements. All the roads that involve expansion and improvement of existing roads, none of the pass through environmental sensitive areas. IEE reports have been prepared and disclosed.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||As of October 2022, CKICP reported that the land acquisition and resettlement (LAR) have an average accomplishment rate of 98% and with three of the 16 RPs having completed the activities or a rate of 100%.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project will involve indigenous peoples at SH-58-II. The proposed relocation area for the 41 tribal households is under construction and would include the following: 41 residential structures, community hall, temple, water tank and pump room, and concrete pavement and water supply facilities. It is estimated that all the planned structures and amenities in the area will be completed by Q2 2023, which by then, 41 households will be able to move into their new residences.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Stakeholders and the community were engaged in orientations and workshops.|
|During Project Implementation||Stakeholder engagement and consultations will be conducted throughout the land acquisition process.|
|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|
Highways Department-Tamil Nadu
|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||04 Nov 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|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||23 Jan 2023||396.24||0.00||82%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||23 Jan 2023||158.75||0.00||33%|
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$484 Million Loan to Upgrade Road Network in Tamil Nadu Industrial CorridorThe Asian Development Bank and the Government of India today signed a $484 million loan to improve transport connectivity and facilitate industrial development in the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor in the state of Tamil Nadu.
$484 Million ADB Loan to Upgrade Road Network in Tamil Nadu Industrial CorridorThe Asian Development Bank has approved a $484 million loan to improve transport connectivity and road maintenance in the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor in Tamil Nadu, India.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Mayiladuthurai to Thiruvarur (SH 23) [Rebid-02] - Lot 2||Loan 4062||04 Nov 2022||M/s SAI HRIDHAM INFRAA PRIVATE LIMITED | Flat no. G4, Elite Empire, No.317, Valluvar Kottam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-600 034, Tamil Nadu, India||Highways Department - Tamil Nadu||13,323,842.00||10,804,206.09|
|Mayiladuthurai to Thiruvarur (SH 23) [Rebid-02]||Loan 4062||31 Oct 2022||Om Sakthi Constructions - IVLR Infrastructure (JV) | Flat no. 3A Mandira Apartments, No.53, North Boag Road, T-Nagar, Chennai-600 017, Tamil Nadu, India||Highways Department-Tamil Nadu||13,231,348.00||10,613,326.20|
|Construction Supervision Consultants, Package 3 (EPC Contracts involved: 6, 7, 8, 9)||Loan 4062||26 Sep 2022||Theme Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd. in JV with IRD Engineering S.R.L. Italy | B-24, Gokul Vatika, Jawahar Circle, Jaipur-302 018, India||Highways Department-Tamil Nadu||1,276,242.22||1,019,537.72|
|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|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jan 2023|