India : Indore Metro Rail Project

Sovereign Project | 51356-001

The proposed project will finance the construction of new metro line with a total underground length of 7.65 km and seven stations in congested area of Indore with connectivity to the airport. In addition, the project will finance multimodal facilities to integrate the metro system with existing bus and feeder services, forming multimodal interchanges along the metro corridors with specific focus on improving access to educational institutes and markets.

Project Details

Project Name Indore Metro Rail Project
Project Number 51356-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Indore Metro Rail Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 225.00 million
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP4: Making cities more livable
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The proposed project will finance the construction of new metro line with a total underground length of 7.65 km and seven stations in congested area of Indore with connectivity to the airport. In addition, the project will finance multimodal facilities to integrate the metro system with existing bus and feeder services, forming multimodal interchanges along the metro corridors with specific focus on improving access to educational institutes and markets.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed project will be aligned with the Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Indore urban area that will develop a long-term vision for urban development in Indore and proposed transport measures such as mass rapid transit corridors to meet the city's mobility needs. This will enhance the urban transport network of Indore in line with national- and city-level planning objectives and include initiatives to build institutional capacity within the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited.

The rapid industrial development and population growth has generated increasing travel demand in Indore, placing heavy reliance on private motorized vehicles and intermediate public transport (minibus, auto-rickshaw, taxi and cycle rickshaw). Mass rapid transit as an intervention is anticipated to increase the mode share of public transport in Indore to 55% by the year 2031. The government realizes that the sustainable long-term solution to address Indore's transport problem is to develop a high capacity, rail-based trunk corridor integrated with feeder bus services, aimed at reducing the number of private vehicles in the city and contributing to a better urban environment. The CMP will be updated to include latest traffic, transport, and climatic conditions as well as improving their responsiveness to considerations of elderly, women, transgender people, children, and people with disabilities (ECWTD).

Impact

Urban mobility in Indore Improved (National Urban Transport Policy, 2006)

Outcome

Integrated, inclusive, and climate-resilient urban transit system in Indore strengthened

Outputs

New metro lines completed

Multimodal integration improved

Comprehensive mobility plan updated

Geographical Location Indore
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The proposed project is categorized as A due to occupational, community health and safety impacts mainly related to tunneling work, noise, vibration, and large volume of spoil that will be generated. An Environmental Impact Assessment will be prepared for the entire project scope.
Involuntary Resettlement The proposed project is categorized as A because of the number of affected people in the urban setting, which is expected to exceed the threshold into category A, even though the area of land acquisition is not expected to be substantial (envisaged to be only at station entrance and exits, the alignment of the rail will be generally along the road median).
Indigenous Peoples The proposed project does not have the potential to directly or indirectly affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of indigenous people
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The proposed project has an allocated TA that will support due diligence, impact assessments, and meaningful consultation.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services 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).
Procurement The civil work packages are expected to be procured using (a) ADB Procurement of Works, Design-Build and (b) open competitive bidding with international advertisement.
Responsible ADB Officer Yeo, Kai Wei
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Sep 2023
Fact Finding 15 Jan 2024 to 25 Jan 2024
MRM 29 Mar 2024
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Aug 2023

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Title Document Type Document Date
Indore Metro Rail Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2023

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
51356-IND: Indore Metro Rail Project [Package IN-05] Invitation for Bids Active
51356-IND: Indore Metro Rail Project Advance Notice Active

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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