51337-001: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project | Asian Development Bank

India: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51337-001 Status: Proposed

The project will rehabilitate and upgrade about 640 kilometers (km) of state roads on the core road network (CRN) in Tamil Nadu to improve road transport connectivity with economic and industrial centers in the state. It will involve upgrading state roads to standard two-lane or four-lane width with paved shoulders, depending on traffic requirements. Bridges and culverts will be widened, strengthened road safety features will be included, and the improved road assets will be maintained for five years after construction.

Project Details

Project Officer
Peri, Ravi Venkat South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project
Project Number 51337-001
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 484.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The project will rehabilitate and upgrade about 640 kilometers (km) of state roads on the core road network (CRN) in Tamil Nadu to improve road transport connectivity with economic and industrial centers in the state. It will involve upgrading state roads to standard two-lane or four-lane width with paved shoulders, depending on traffic requirements. Bridges and culverts will be widened, strengthened road safety features will be included, and the improved road assets will be maintained for five years after construction.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The vision of the Highways Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, as stated in its Policy Note (2016-2017), is to _increase the capacity, connectivity, efficiency and safety of the highways system._ Per the state''s policy, all state highways will be widened to double-lane and all major district roads will be widened to intermediate lane. Into the future, as traffic continues to increase, there will be need to infuse greater funding into the transport sector, including the road sector. Along with industrial connectivity, higher population and vehicular densities need road capacity improvement, which is primarily sought to be addressed in this project.

The project is consistent with the strategic objective set out in the Country Partnership Strategy on expansion of infrastructure networks for transport along economic corridors, and focus on improved road connectivity at the state, district, and rural levels to improve access to services and enhance productivity and incomes. This would be ADB's first road sector project in the state, and will open opportunities for further engagement in the future, both in terms of financing and institutional and capacity aspects.

Impact Contribution of the industry sector to the gross state domestic product, trade and employment in the State of Tamil Nadu increased.
Outcome Freight transport efficiency and safety on selected state highways in Tamil Nadu improved
Outputs

State highways widened and upgraded

Performance-based maintenance of state highways initiated

Geographical Location Tamil Nadu
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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 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 Peri, Ravi Venkat
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Highways Department-Tamil Nadu
Sardar Patel Road
Madras - 600 025
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Dec 2017
Fact Finding 20 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
MRM 27 Nov 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Dec 2017

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