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 Name||Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|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|
State highways widened and upgraded
Performance-based maintenance of state highways initiated
|Geographical Location||Tamil Nadu|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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|
Highways Department-Tamil Nadu
Sardar Patel Road
Madras - 600 025
|Concept Clearance||07 Dec 2017|
|Fact Finding||20 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018|
|MRM||27 Nov 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||08 Dec 2017|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Dec 2017|
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