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India: Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52298-001 Status: Proposed

The project will upgrade and maintain over 450 kilometers of state roads forming part of the core road network in Maharashtra, which will enhance transport accessibility and efficiency, and improve the safety of the road network, in line with the state''s Road Development Plan 2001 -2021. It will involve upgrading state roads to a 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 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra, focusing on improved road safety.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kirsty Rowan Marcus South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name Maharashtra State Road Improvement Project
Project Number 52298-001
Country India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: 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 over 450 kilometers of state roads forming part of the core road network in Maharashtra, which will enhance transport accessibility and efficiency, and improve the safety of the road network, in line with the state''s Road Development Plan 2001 -2021. It will involve upgrading state roads to a 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 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra, focusing on improved road safety.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The state of Maharashtra is in the central and western part of India and shares borders with the states of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh. It is the third largest in terms of area at 0.3 million square kilometers (9.4% of India''s total area) and the second most populated state with 112.4 million people. Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Solapur, and Thane are the major cities in the state. Maharashtra''s population is forecast to increase to 133.3 million by 2026.

Maharashtra provided the highest contribution to India''s gross domestic product at 14.9% in 2017 -2018. Gross state domestic product in 2017- 2018 was $351.47 billion at current prices, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 11.7% per annum since 2011- 2012. Maharashtra is the most industrialized state in India and has maintained its leading position in the country''s industrial sector. Key export products are gems and/or jewelries, petrochemicals, textiles, garments, metal, motor vehicles, ships and boats, pharmaceuticals, and plastic. The state contributes to about 25% of India''s cotton production. The agriculture sector contributes 14%, industry 35%, and the services sector 55% to the state economy. While Maharashtra has a strong state economy, the benefits of economic growth have not been distributed equally across the state''s regions and districts, partly on account of poor road connectivity.

While Maharashtra ranks high in terms of per capita income in comparison to other states, it houses a large proportion of India''s poor. The state also records wide rural -urban disparity in terms of income, human development, and poverty. While the overall poverty level for Maharashtra is lower than the national average, this is skewed by the relatively high average income levels in the four main urban centers (Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, and Thane). Districts in the north and east of the state continue to record a high incidence of poverty. The districts identified with highest poverty headcount ratio were Amravati, Chandrapur, Hingoli, Nanded, Nandurbar, and Parbhani, in 2009 -2010; and Akola, Thane, and Washim in 2011 -2012. Literacy rates are higher than the national norm, but gender disparities exist: 11% of males record low levels of literacy versus 25% for women. Rural women are lagging in terms of education attainment, with 33% of rural females recording low levels of literacy.

Strong economic growth over the last 10 years has generated significant passenger and freight traffic demand. The number of registered vehicles in Maharashtra was 31.4 million in 2018, having increased at a rate of 9.4% per annum from 2006 -2016. The average annual daily traffic on the state highways is currently 8,000 equivalent passenger car units per day and traffic volumes are expected to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5%. The physical capacity of the state highway network is constrained nearly 80% of state highways in Maharashtra are either single or intermediate lane standard. Road safety indicators have also worsened. In 2017, 35,853 road accidents (7.7% of India's national road accidents) were reported in Maharashtra, including 12,264 fatalities (8.3% of India''s national road deaths). The state ranked sixth in terms of number of accidents and third in road fatalities in India. Key challenges in the road sector currently include road widths, poor pavement condition, road quality, and a lack of holistic planning incorporating road asset management, maintenance and safety. This leads to inefficiencies including high vehicle operating costs and increased travel times, as well as road safety risks. To meet the transport accessibility needs of a growing economy, road infrastructure in Maharashtra requires significant investment to (i) widen roads, (ii) improve road safety, especially for women and other vulnerable groups, and (iii) improve the condition of road network assets.

Impact Connectivity enhanced between industrial areas, agricultural areas, and economic centers of Maharashtra
Outcome Transport accessibility, efficiency, and safety of the core road network in Maharashtra improved
Outputs

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

Safety of state highways improved

Geographical Location Maharashtra
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
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 PWD will also engage consulting firms to assist with authority engineer tasks for the works contracts, and project management services. The consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Procurement Regulations (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement For procurement of goods, works, and consulting services, ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time) shall apply.
Responsible ADB Officer Kirsty Rowan Marcus
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department of the Government of Maharashtra
Mantralaya, Madam Cama Road, Hutatma
Rajguru Square, Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400032
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Jul 2019
Fact Finding 09 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019
MRM 06 Dec 2019
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2019

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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 1 Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 15 Apr 2019
Authority Engineer Services Package 2 Firm - Consulting Closed 02 Mar 2019 16 Apr 2019
IND 52298: Maharashtra State Roads Improvement Project Phase 1 Advance Notice Active 28 Feb 2019

Contracts Awarded

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