India: Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project

Sovereign (Public) 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 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 07 Sep 2021 358.97 0.00 74%
Counterpart 420.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 07 Sep 2021 0.00 0.00 0%

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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: 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

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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

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Procurement Plan