India: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project

Sovereign Project | 52234-001

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 Details

Project Name Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project
Project Number 52234-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 780.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
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.
Impact

Urban mobility and livability in the Chennai Metropolitan Area improved

Outcome

Access to and connectivity of public transport in the Chennai Metropolitan Area improved

Outputs

New metro lines completed

Multimodal and land use integration improved

Non-farebox revenue mechanism strengthened

Geographical Location Chennai
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 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
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Jun 2020
Fact Finding 07 Dec 2020 to 15 Feb 2021
MRM 24 Oct 2022
Approval -
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

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
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 3 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 4 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 5 Updated Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Dec 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Mar 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Mar 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 3 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 4 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 5 Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Mar 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Mar 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Environmental Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 4 Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 3 Updated Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Feb 2022
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 4 Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Mar 2021
Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project: Corridor 3 Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Mar 2021

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

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Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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