India: Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 52298-001

The project will upgrade and maintain about 450 kilometers (km) of state roads forming part of the core road network (CRN) in Maharashtra, which will enhance transport accessibility and efficiency, and improve the sustainability of the road network, in line with the state's Road Development Plan 2001-2021._It will involve upgrading of state roads to two-lane standard and performance-based maintenance contracts to maintain the improved road assets for 5 years after construction. It also includes initiatives to build institutional capacity within the Maharashtra Public Works Department (MPWD), the project executing agency, focusing on strengthened sustainability and road safety practices.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Vico Talledo, Rocio
    South Asia Department
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  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Transport
Project Name Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project
Project Number 52298-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3911-IND: Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 177.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will upgrade and maintain about 450 kilometers (km) of state roads forming part of the core road network (CRN) in Maharashtra, which will enhance transport accessibility and efficiency, and improve the sustainability of the road network, in line with the state's Road Development Plan 2001-2021._It will involve upgrading of state roads to two-lane standard and performance-based maintenance contracts to maintain the improved road assets for 5 years after construction. It also includes initiatives to build institutional capacity within the Maharashtra Public Works Department (MPWD), the project executing agency, focusing on strengthened sustainability and road safety practices.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Maharashtra's economic growth has generated significant passenger and freight traffic demand. There were 31.4 million registered vehicles in Maharashtra in 2018, having increased at a compound annual growth rate of 9% since 2001. Traffic volumes are expected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 5%. Road transport is critical to accessibility, mobility, and connectivity of rural communities in Maharashtra, particularly for accessing markets, employment opportunities, and services beyond the agriculture sector. The core development problem is that roads connecting rural areas and urban centers are congested, unsafe, and of poor quality. This problem is caused by the inadequate carrying capacity of the state highway and major district road network; deteriorating road assets; and poor planning and implementation for road safety. Nearly 80% of state highways and major district roads in Maharashtra are either single-lane or intermediate-lane standard, while 68% of state highways are in average to very poor condition, highlighting the need for better road asset maintenance planning. Data indicates that road safety has recently worsened: in 2017, Maharashtra reported 35,853 road accidents (7.7% of India's total), including 12,264 fatalities (8.3% of India's total). This project will help the government address the need for (i) increased road capacity; (ii) improved road asset management planning; and (iii) better road safety, especially for women and other vulnerable groups.

This project aims to upgrade 450 km of priority roads that form part of the core road network - 11 state highways and 2 major district roads to benefit 7 districts in Maharashtra. Roads were prioritized systematically using criteria that include (i) population served; (ii) connectivity to national highways, other state highways and interstate roads, sea ports, airports, and major rail hubs; (iii) connectivity to industrial areas, enterprise clusters, and agricultural areas; (iv) existing traffic volumes; (v) existing road width; (vi) economic internal rate of return; and (vii) land, environment, and social impacts. The state roads selected will improve accessibility and safety in districts with relatively lower HDI scores (Amravati, Osmanabad, Washim, Yavatmal), as well as areas with heavy reliance on the agriculture sector for employment.

Impact

Connectivity between industrial areas, agricultural areas, administrative headquarters, and economic centers of Maharashtra enhanced

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Transport accessibility, efficiency, sustainability and safety of the core road network in Maharashtra improved

Progress Toward Outcome Works: Of the 9 contracts for work packages, 7 were awarded and mobilized before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic while the remaining 2 work packages were mobilized in September 2020. Despite the restrictions brought about by the pandemic, the contractors were able to achieve an average physical progress of 58%, with some packages achieving as high as 75%, in December 2021. As of September 2022, the contractors achieved an average of 79% physical progress. Three packages are completed._Consulting: All three original consulting packages, two consulting firms as authority engineers and one consulting firm for project management services (PMS), were mobilized in 2020 and in February 2021, respectively. The contract for the last consulting package for the core road network is being reviewed by the Government of Maharashtra.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

State highways and major district roads of the core road network upgraded and maintained

Capacity in road safety and maintenance increased

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) All 9 works contracts were signed and 79% of construction works have been completed. Three packages have achieved 100% completion. Road safety features have been incorporated on road design. The PMS Consultant has completed the road safety audit for the selected 200 kms of roads. Trainings, attended by the project management unit, project implementation unit, AEs, and contractors have been conducted on (i) gender action plan: gender sensitization, (ii) environmental safeguards, and (iii) road safety. The virtual training courses were conducted in May, June, and August 2021, respectively._Climate change training was conducted on 22 September 2022.
Geographical Location Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects All road works will follow existing alignments, except for a few improvements in road geometry in some portions. No significant, irreversible environmental impacts are anticipated. Two roads, State Highway 204 (Barshi-Solapur) and State Highway 68A (Korti-Awati portion) pass through portions of the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary._The biodiversity assessment established that the sanctuary is not a critical habitat for, nor will the road improvement impact, the endangered birds._Mitigation measures were proposed in the initial environmental examination (IEE) for the observed movement of wildlife, such as black bucks and other small mammals along these roads. No other roads pass through or are near any protected or environmentally sensitive areas. Anticipated environmental impacts from the project entail typical road construction-related issues, such as acquisition of forest land; removal of trees; generation of dust, noise, exhaust, and waste from construction and worker camps; water contamination; occupational health and safety issues; slope failures; erosion; and siltation. There will be minimal noise and air pollution as a result of increased traffic volumes, and levels will not exceed the National Ambient Air Quality and International Finance Corporation standards. Vibration during construction and implementation is also unlikely to negatively affect sensitive receptors along the road. The MPWD prepared an IEE in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), which was disclosed on ADB website. Mitigation measures to address environmental impacts have been included in the road-specific environmental management plans, which are part of the bid documents.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized B based on the ADB classification system. The project will entail only limited involuntary resettlement because of minor land acquisition and some encroachment in built-up areas. Works will be restricted to rights-of-way already owned by the executing agency, except in Pusad, Yavatmal district, where 216 square meters of barren land will be required for geometric improvements to the road design. The MPWD has prepared a resettlement plan for each of the nine project roads based on full census surveys using detailed design specifications. The resettlement plans adequately assess the scope of involuntary resettlement and the proposed mitigation measures are commensurate with the known risks and impacts. The implementation of the resettlement plans is in progress. The resettlement plans are being updated and will be disclosed in due time. The grievance redress mechanism and gender action plan are also being implemented.
Indigenous Peoples The social impact assessments undertaken to prepare the project roads for rehabilitation suggest that no indigenous peoples communities within the meaning of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement will be affected by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The MPWD conducted meaningful consultations with the affected persons and other key stakeholders (e.g., forestry officials) while preparing the IEE and resettlement plans. Concerns of affected persons and stakeholders have been considered and will continue to be addressed during project implementation through the grievance redress mechanism. An implementation nongovernment organization will be engaged to support the MPWD.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants and nongovernment organizations (NGO) will be recruited according to ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). The MPWD will recruit two international or national firms as the authority engineers to facilitate the implementation of the nine civil works packages. The MPWD will also recruit one national firm as the PMS to support the PMU in the overall monitoring of safeguard implementation, financial management and reporting, and capacity support for road safety and road maintenance. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality-cost ratio of 90:10.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time). Open competitive bidding with national advertisement will be used for civil works contracts estimated to cost less than $40,000,000. The state government's electronic procurement system will be used.
Responsible ADB Officer Vico Talledo, Rocio
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department of the Government of Maharashtra
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Jul 2019
Fact Finding 09 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019
MRM 06 Feb 2020
Approval 24 Apr 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2022

Loan 3911-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Apr 2020 28 May 2020 10 Jul 2020 30 Jun 2025 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 255.99 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 177.00 08 Dec 2022 141.99 0.00 95%
Counterpart 78.99 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 08 Dec 2022 111.07 0.00 74%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2022
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Oct 2021
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2021
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2021
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2021
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Amravati–Chandur Railway Station to Talegaon Road and Riddhipur to Teosa Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Riddhipur-Tiswa-Anjansingi–Dhamangaon-Devao-Yavatmal Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Barshi–Solapur Akkalkot Dudhani Aland to State Border Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Daund Karmala Paranda Barshi Osmanabad Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: NH 66 to Kante Tulasani Devrukh Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Wasim-Pusad Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Dabhole-Shiposhi–Korle-Vatul Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Walgaon-Dariyapur-Akot Road and Dariyapur-Amla to Runmochan Asara Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Daud-Karmala-Paranda-Barshi-Osmanabad Road Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2019
Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2019

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Preparation of Road Network Master Plan (RNMP) and updating the identified Core Road Network (CRN) for Maharashtra Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Jul 2021 10 Aug 2021
Project Management Services - Package 01 Firm - Consulting Closed 28 Feb 2020 15 Apr 2020
52298-IND: Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project [ADB/MRIP/EPC 1] Invitation for Bids Closed 17 Jul 2019 17 Aug 2019
Loan No.52298-IND: Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project [ADB/MRIP/EPC 1 to 9/2018-19] Invitation for Bids Closed 03 May 2019 18 Jun 2019
Authority Engineer Services Package 2 Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 16 Apr 2019
Authority Engineer Services Package 1 Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 15 Apr 2019
IND 52298: Maharashtra State Roads Improvement Project Phase 1 Advance Notice Active 28 Feb 2019

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES Loan 3911 04 Mar 2021 DORSCH CONSULT (INDIA) PVT., LTD, | 401 SHIVAM CHAMBERS, 4F S.V. ROAD GOREGAON (WEST), MUMBAI 400-062 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 967,620.08 825,126.79
EPC 4: IMPROVEMENT OF DAUND KARMALA PARANDA BARSHI OSMANABAD ROAD SH 68 (137/260 TO 189/120) IN SOLAPUR DISTRICT Loan 3911 21 Oct 2020 ROADWAY SOLUTIONS INDIA INFRA LTD. - NP INFRA | PLOT 20, DHANJBOUY SOCIETY NEXT TO SERA SCHOOL, OFF NIBMM ROAD, PUNE-4110048 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 17,589,660.64 17,357,715.82
EPC 3: IMPROVEMENT OF BARSHI SOLAPUR AKKALKOT DUDHANI ALAND TO STATE BORDER ROAD (1/400 TO 63/ 300) PART BARSHI TO SOLAPUR SH 204, SOLAPUR DIST. Loan 3911 20 Oct 2020 SHRI S. M. AUTADE PVT., LTD. | 17 AKANKSHA BUNGLOW, GIRIRJ SOCIETY, BANER RD., NEAR SAKALGAR, PUNE-07 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 16,644,881.24 16,425,394.69
EPC 6: IMPROVEMENT OF RIDDHAPUR TEOSA KURHA ANJANSINGI DHAMANGAON RLY DEVGAON BABHULGAON ROAD AND DHAMANGAON BYPASS ROAD IN AMRAVATI & YAVATMAL Loan 3911 10 Aug 2020 SHREE INFRASPACES PRIVATE LTD. | 104/105, SAUMYA SQUARE NEAR GOVARDHAN PLOT, THALTEJ, AHMADABAD - 380059 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 22,881,921.28 17,845,016.43
EPC 9: IMPROVEMENT OF DAUND KARMALA PARANDS BARSHI OSMANABAD ROAD SH 68 (208/160 TO 250/155) IN SOLAPUR DISTRICT Loan 3911 10 Aug 2020 MCCPL-KCPL JV | PADMAVATI COMPLEX, 91 CIVIL LINES, SAAT RASTA, SOLAPUR - 413003 MAHARASHTRA INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 13,502,334.89 10,530,120.48
EPC 2: IMPROVEMENT OF DABHOLE SHIPOSHI KORLE VATUL ROAD (SH 175)(0/00 TO 28/100) AND HATIWALE JAITAPUR ROAD (SH 170) IN RATNAGIRI DISTRICT Loan 3911 10 Aug 2020 SS ALUR CONSTRUCTION CO & NS NAYAK & SONS JV | VAISHNAVI HEIGHTS, 2ND FLOOR, VIVEKNAGAR (EAST), VIJAYAPUR 586109 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 15,587,725.15 12,156,462.21
EPC 5: IMPROVEMENT OF SHRIRAMPUR VAIJAPUR RISOD WASHIM PUSAD FULSAVANGI MANDVI ROAD SH 51 (242/200 TO 298/249) IN YAVATMAL AND WASHIM DISTRICTS Loan 3911 10 Aug 2020 PEL-GHODKE JV | VITTHALA, LOKMANYA NAGAR,PHARBANI 431401 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 16,140,093.40 12,587,239.87
EPC 7: IMPROVEMENT OF VALGAON DARYAPUR AKOT ROAD SH-47 (156/00 TO 180/00) AND DARYAPUR AMLA RUNMO- CHAN ASARA ROAD (MDR-21 & SH 301,DARYAPUR TO ASARA Loan 3911 10 Aug 2020 P. D. AGRAWAL INFRASTRUCTURE LTD. | 6 JOY BUILDES COLONY, NEAR RANI SATI MANDIR, INDORE 452003 (MP) INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 17,977,318.21 14,020,043.81
EPC 8: IMPROVEMENT OF AMRAVATI CHANDUR RLY TALEGA- ON ROAD (SH-297)(32/00 TO 49/155) AND RIDDHAPUR LEHEGAON NER PINGALAI TEOSA ROAD IN AMRAVATI Loan 3911 10 Aug 2020 MADHAV INFRA PROJECTS LTD. | MADHAV HOUSE, PLOT 4 NEAR PANCHRATNA TOWER VADODARA, 3900023 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 21,515,943.96 16,779,726.18
AE 2: AUTHORITY ENGINEER FOR WORK PACKAGES EPC 5-8 Loan 3911 04 Aug 2020 M/S LION ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS | PLOT NO. 97, ELEGANT STATE, KOLAR ROAD BHOPAL (MP) INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 1,755,610.41 1,531,291.76
AE 1: AUTHORITY ENGINEER FOR WORK PACKAGES EPC 1-4 AND 9 Loan 3911 04 Aug 2020 LEA ASSOCIATES SOUTH ASIA PRIVATE LIMITED | MOHAN COOPERATIVE INDUSTRIAL STATE MATHURA ROAD, NEW DELHI 110044 INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 2,596,940.51 2,265,123.05
EPC 1: IMPROVEMENT OF NH-66 TO KANTE TLSANI DEVRUKH ROAD (SH 174) (0/00 TO 23/500) AND CHAFE GANPATIPULE ROAD (MDR 55) IN RATNAGIRI DISTRICT Loan 3911 04 Aug 2020 R.B. VELHAL AND BHAVANI CONSTRUCTION (JV) | LION TOWER, PLOT NO. 97, ELEGANT STATE KOLAR ROAD, BHOPAL (MP) INDIA Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 12,341,561.04 9,624,863.09

Procurement Plan