fbpx 52234-001: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project | Asian Development Bank

India: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52234-001 Status: Proposed

The Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project will contribute in the expansion of the existing metro rail network in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a state on the south-east coast of India. The investment project will develop Lines 3 and 4, connecting the central area of Chennai to key points in the south and west of the city. The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL), mandated to implement the Chennai Metro, has requested financial assistance from ADB for the development of the elevated section from Sholinganallur to SIPCOT (10.13 km) of line 3, and the underground section between Lighthouse and Meenakshi College (10.0 km) of line 4. Through an attached technical assistance, the project will strengthen CMRL's capacity in non-farebox revenue generation, transit-oriented development, and first- and last-mile connectivity enhancement.

Project Details

Project Officer
Heriawan, Andri South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project
Project Number 52234-001
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
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 / Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

The Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project will contribute in the expansion of the existing metro rail network in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, a state on the south-east coast of India. The investment project will develop Lines 3 and 4, connecting the central area of Chennai to key points in the south and west of the city. The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL), mandated to implement the Chennai Metro, has requested financial assistance from ADB for the development of the elevated section from Sholinganallur to SIPCOT (10.13 km) of line 3, and the underground section between Lighthouse and Meenakshi College (10.0 km) of line 4. Through an attached technical assistance, the project will strengthen CMRL's capacity in non-farebox revenue generation, transit-oriented development, and first- and last-mile connectivity enhancement.

The project will be delivered by a program of investments under a time-sliced multitranche financing facility. The project will be completely prepared and all substantial contracts would be procured under Tranche 1. Tranches 2 and 3 will gradually finance these contracts as they progress, and the periodic financing requests will be issued based on disbursement projections. Some minor contracts related to establishment of the stabling depot, staff quarters, electrical and mechanical components, and other system packages will also be procured subsequently in Tranche 2.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Chennai Metropolitan Area's (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 areas into 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 in the Chennai Metropolitan Area improved
Outcome Access and connectivity of metro rail in the Chennai Metropolitan Area improved
Outputs

New metro lines on the Chennai Metro Rail completed

Chennai metro rail integrated with other transport modes

Institutional capacity in urban transport development, planning and resilience in the Chennai Metropolitan Area 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
Executing Agencies
Chennai Metro Rail Limited
Admin Building, CMRL Depot, Poonamallee
High Road, Koyambedu, Chennai-600107, Tamil
Nadu, India
Department of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives, Government of Tamil Nadu
Chennai 600009
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Jun 2020
Fact Finding 24 Aug 2020 to 31 Aug 2020
MRM 11 Dec 2020
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Jun 2020

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Access to Information Policy (AIP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


The Access to Information Policy (AIP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.

Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.