India: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project
The Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project will contribute to the expansion of the existing metro rail network in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu on the south-east coast of India. It will contribute to the development of three new metro lines, 3, 4, and 5, that will connect the central area of Chennai to major destinations in the south and west of the city. The investment project and the attached technical assistance project will improve the overall livability, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) by providing affordable alternative transport, enhancing non-farebox revenue generation, and enabling transit-oriented development, and first- and last-mile connectivity.
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|Project Name||Chennai Metro Rail Investment 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
|Sector / Subsector||
Transport / Urban public transport
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project will contribute to the expansion of the existing metro rail network in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu on the south-east coast of India. It will contribute to the development of three new metro lines, 3, 4, and 5, that will connect the central area of Chennai to major destinations in the south and west of the city. The investment project and the attached technical assistance project will improve the overall livability, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) by providing affordable alternative transport, enhancing non-farebox revenue generation, and enabling transit-oriented development, and first- and last-mile connectivity.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The CMA's rapid population increase and strong economic growth have brought about tremendous pressure to improve basic urban infrastructure and facilities, and to meet the increasing demand for urban mobility. The high level of urbanization in the CMA has contributed to the expansion of the urban areas towards suburban regions. Noticeable land use changes from agricultural to industrial and residential areas have been observed along major corridors. This urban expansion has consequently increased the average travel distance to major destinations in the central area, prompting the need for a fast, affordable, and convenient way of travel, particularly for business and commuting trips which account for more than 80% of total trips in the CMA.|
Urban mobility and livability in the Chennai Metropolitan Area improved
Access to and connectivity of public transport in the Chennai Metropolitan Area improved
New metro lines completed
Multimodal and land use integration improved
Non-farebox revenue mechanism strengthened
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd will engage a general consultant to provide support in the implementation and coordination of overall activities under Phase II metro development, including in general project management, procurement, construction supervision, safeguards implementation, and financial management. The selection of the general consultant is ongoing, to be financed by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.|
|Procurement||Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be undertaken. Procurement will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). Draft bidding documents for all contracts will be prepared by the Chennai Metro Rail Ltd and approved by ADB. The state government's e-procurement system will be used for all procurement activities.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Heriawan, Andri|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Transport and Communications Division, SARD|
|Concept Clearance||19 Jun 2020|
|Fact Finding||07 Dec 2020 to 15 Feb 2021|
|MRM||24 Oct 2022|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Sep 2022|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Jun 2020|
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