India: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 52234-002

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 first tranche will cover the initial stage of civil works related to underground tunneling and stations along the Line 4 corridor, and the construction of viaducts along the Line 3 corridor. Other contracts related to establishment of stabling depot, staff quarters, electrical and mechanical components, and other system packages will be procured subsequently. It will also include planning activities on urban renewal and livability improvement through the attached TA. The remaining tranches will gradually finance the contracts as they progress, and the periodic financing requests will be issued based on disbursement projections.

Project Details

Project Name Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project - Tranche 1
Project Number 52234-002
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Chennai Metro Rail Investment Project - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 350.00 million
TA: Enhancing Urban Mobility and Livability of the Chennai Metropolitan Area
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 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 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 first tranche will cover the initial stage of civil works related to underground tunneling and stations along the Line 4 corridor, and the construction of viaducts along the Line 3 corridor. Other contracts related to establishment of stabling depot, staff quarters, electrical and mechanical components, and other system packages will be procured subsequently. It will also include planning activities on urban renewal and livability improvement through the attached TA. The remaining tranches will gradually finance the contracts as they progress, and the periodic financing requests will be issued based on disbursement projections.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Chennai Metropolitan Area's (CMA's) rapid population increase coupled with strong economic growth are bringing about tremendous pressure to improve basic urban infrastructure and facilities, including 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. Significant 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 the central region, prompting the need for a fast 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
Geographical Location Chennai, Chennai
Safeguard Categories
Environment A
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 11 Nov 2021
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 May 2021

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