India : Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra

Sovereign Project | 52298-002

The project will support the further development of the state's strategic core road network by (i) connecting underdeveloped rural communities, in particular women and other disadvantaged groups, with city centers and nearby industrial zones; (ii) providing direct and indirect opportunities to the primarily agrarian population, in particular woman and other disadvantaged groups, through improved access to markets, health and social services; (iii) improving road connectivity of border districts such as Nanded to neighboring states; (iv) improving industrial value chains for small scale industry by reducing transportation costs; and (v) improving disaster risk and climate change resilience in flood-prone areas.

Project Details

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Project Name
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra
Project Number
52298-002
Country / Economy
  • India
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4242-IND: Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra
Source Amount
Ordinary capital resources US$ 350.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Transport / Road transport (non-urban)

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The project will support the further development of the state's strategic core road network by (i) connecting underdeveloped rural communities, in particular women and other disadvantaged groups, with city centers and nearby industrial zones; (ii) providing direct and indirect opportunities to the primarily agrarian population, in particular woman and other disadvantaged groups, through improved access to markets, health and social services; (iii) improving road connectivity of border districts such as Nanded to neighboring states; (iv) improving industrial value chains for small scale industry by reducing transportation costs; and (v) improving disaster risk and climate change resilience in flood-prone areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The proposed project's design includes activities appropriate for sector-wide replication to encourage uptake beyond this project: (i) new and proven technologies in road safety as well as project and contract management, (ii) demonstration of effective road maintenance contract modalities involving the private sector, (iii) delivery of an integrated approach to poverty and gender dimensions, and (iv) sector guidelines in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction as well as GESI responsive state highway works programs for use statewide.
Impact

Sustainable, balanced, all-inclusive growth achieved across Maharashtra

Growth and industrialization promoted in the Vidarbha and Marathwada regions

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Transport efficiency, safety and access to markets and basic social services in Maharashtra improved and sustained

Progress Toward Outcome
All 17 civil works packages have been awarded. Contractors have initiated site mobilization including establishing base camps, construction yards, quarries, crushers, borrow areas etc. MPWD advised that approximately 10% physical and 5% financial progress have been achieved.

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

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

New interstate roads connecting Nanded and Telangana developed and maintained

Capacity for project monitoring, road safety and maintenance strengthened

Gender equality and social inclusion promoted in highway works, schools, health and social services

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All works contracts have been awarded and site mobilization has started, including establishing base camps, construction yards, quarries, crushers, borrow areas, etc. Approximately an average of 10% physical and 5% financial progress has been achieved.

GESI key activities to be completed on Q4 2026.

Geographical Location
Maharashtra

Safeguard Categories

Environment
B
Involuntary Resettlement
A
Indigenous Peoples
C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The project involves upgrading existing roads or providing new sections that will pass through modified habitat. None of the roads will pass through or near ecologically sensitive areas.
Involuntary Resettlement
Feasibility studies indicate that (i) sections of the right-of-way of roads are encroached, typically where there are habitations; and (ii) two greenfield sections will involve acquisition of private land. The impacts will be confirmed and documented in section-wise resettlement plans.
Indigenous Peoples
Preliminary screening identifies scheduled tribe communities in Nashik District. However, it does not appear that the communities fall within the meaning of indigenous peoples in Safeguard Policy Statement, nor (ii) that the project will directly or indirectly affect the dignity, human rights, livelihood systems, or culture of indigenous peoples or affects the territories or natural or cultural resources that indigenous peoples own, use, occupy, or claim as an ancestral domain or asset.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Poverty and social assessment will be conducted using focus group discussions, interviews, consultation meetings and surveys involving affected peoples, the poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups, community- based organizations (CBOs) and/or civil society organizations (CSOs).
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
The project will engage consulting firms to assist with authority engineer tasks for the works contracts. 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.
Procurement
Project procurement risk assessment and strategic procurement planning is at advanced stages of completion. Contracts under the project will be on engineering, procurement and construction mode, for which documents are under preparation. Advance contracting and retroactive financing are proposed to allow an earlier start of project implementation.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Dodla, Shiva Raju
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Executing Agencies
Public Works Department of the Government of Maharashtra

Timetable

Concept Clearance
08 Dec 2021
Fact Finding
07 Mar 2022 to 24 Mar 2022
MRM
28 Jun 2022
Approval
03 Nov 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
14 Sep 2023

Funding

Loan 4242-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2022 30 Dec 2022 06 Mar 2023 31 Jul 2027 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 505.00
ADB 350.00
Counterpart 155.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 21 Jun 2024 308.04 0.00 88%
Cumulative Disbursements 21 Jun 2024 168.80 0.00 48%

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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
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2024
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Sep 2023
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Ranjani Kumbhar Pimpalgaon Rajatakali Road Improvement (Package EPC 22) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Improvement to Kalyan Nagar Pathridi Parbhani Nanded Bhokar Maisha Nirmal Road, Nanded District (Package EPC-21) Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: NH-204 to Kerli-Kotoli-Nandgaon SH 191 Road Improvement (Package EPC 14) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: SH 117 - Adarki Mirgaon Phaltan Road - Tal. Phaltan Improvements (Package EPC 13) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Amrapur-Kada-Pathardi-Karjat-Bhigwan to Baramati Road SH 54 to Tal-Indapur (Package EPC 25) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Siddhatek Pune District Border to Korti Solapur District Border Improvement (Package EPC 10) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Nila Junction - Chaitanya Nagar Shiv Mandir - Brahmanwada Road Subproject (Package EPC 17) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: SH-158 Section Walwa to Wakurde Tal. Walwa District Sangli (Package EPC 24) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Improvement to Bari to Ghoti Sinnar Highway, Nashik District (Package EPC-26) Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Yevat Malshiras Saswad Kapurhol Bhor Mandharev Wai Surur Road Improvements (Package EPC 12) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Karanja Bharsingi Mowad Bangaon Road Improvement and Widening (Package EPC 15 Part A) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to State Border MDR-83 Road Improvement (Package EPC 20) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Improvement to Nila Junction–Bellur to Naigaon to MDR-83 in Nanded District (Package EPC-19) Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Balapur MSH-7 - Kandil Bothi Rameshwar Tanda Wadgaon Gigaon - NH-161 MDR-10 Improvement (Package EPC 16) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to State Border MDR-83 Road Improvement (Package EPC 18) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Pusesavali Vangi Nagathane Walwa Borgaon Bahe Tambae Kasewgaon Takave Road Improvements (Package EPC 23) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: NH 9 to Khadki Paravadi Shetphalgade Lakadi Nimbodi Bhawani Nagar Sansar Kurawali Road Improvements (Package EPC 11) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Kalmeshwar Ghorad Mohapa Telgaon Tidangi Road Improvement (Package EPC 15 Part B) Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2022

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Appointment of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Expert Firm - Consulting Closed
Appointment of Involuntary Resettlement External Monitoring Expert Individual - Consulting Closed
QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT SUPPORT (GESI) Firm - Consulting Closed
Appointment of Internal Audit firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Quality Infrastructure Investment Services Firm - Consulting Closed
Selection of Resettlement Plan Implementation Support Agency Firm - Consulting Closed
Project Management Services for works under Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra Firm - Consulting Closed
52298-002-IND: Maharashtra District Connectivity Improvement Project Invitation for Bids Closed
Authority Engineer Package 4 Firm - Consulting Closed
Authority Engineer Package 3 Firm - Consulting Closed

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 II Loan 4242 12 Jul 2023 Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd. | Plot No. 80, Sec-32, Gurgaon, Haryana 122 001, Maharashtra Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 588,572.36 413,926.70
EPC 10: Improvement to Siddhatek Pune District Border to Korti Solapur District Border SH 68 Km 103/650 to 127/200 & Km 0/0 to 0/430 Tal. Karjat Dist. Ahmednagar Loan 4242 24 May 2023 Rajpath Infracon Private Limited | 403, Pride House, 4th Floor, Ganeshkhind Road, Opp. Pune University, Pune-411016 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 18,305,852.38 14,676,579.81
Improvement to Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to state Border MDR-83 in Nanded Dist.: 1) Part of Karegaon Phata to State Border; 2) Part of Dharmabadad to Balapur IIIT up to State Border Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 Sharda Construction And Corporation Pvt. Ltd. | Plot No. 72, Sharda Tower, Ashok Nagar, Nanded-431605 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 35,651,958.62 28,759,666.32
Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to State Border MDR-83 in Nanded Dist.: 1) Part of Nila to Mugat junction; 2) Chaitanya Nagar Shiv Mandir to Asna Bridge Junction; 3) Brahmanwada Bypass Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 Shreeji Infraspace Private Limited | 104, 105, Soumya Square, Near Govardhan Party Plot, Opp. R.H. Kapadia School, Thaltej, Ahmedabad-380059 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 36,956,298.57 29,811,849.24
Improvements to Pusesavali Vangi Nagathane Walwa Borgaon Bahe Tambae Kasewgaon Takave Road SH-158 Section Vangi to Walwa 28/470 to 69/460 and Km 0/00 to 0/340 to Deorashtre Village Tal. Walwa, District Sangli Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 Mehul Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. | Padmavati Complex, 91, Civil Lines, Saat Rasta, Solapur-413003 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 25,706,366.51 20,736,771.60
EPC 12: Improvement to Yavat Malshiras Saswad Kapurhol Bhor Mandhardev Wai Surur Road SH 119 Km 76/0 to 117/100 and Km 0/0 to 4/257 Mandhardeo Approach Road Tal- Bhor & Wai. Dist. Satara & Pune. Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 Shri. S. M. Autade Pvt. Ltd. | 17, Akanksha Bunglow, Giriraj Society, Baner Road, Near Sakal Nagar, Pune-411007 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 26,880,484.11 21,637,946.78
Improvements to Pusesavali Vangi Nagathane Walwa Borgaon Bahe Tambavi Kasewgaon Takave Road SH-158 Section Walwa to Wakurde kh Km 70/00 to 112/620 Tal. Walwa, District Sangli Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 Ajwani Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. | 218, Swastik Chambers, Chembur, Mumbai-400071 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 28,019,154.47 22,602,447.79
EPC 22: Improvement of Ranjani Kumbharpimpalgaon Rajatakali Road SH 222 Km 177/400 to 216/00 (Total Length 37.415 Km) Tal. Ghansawangi, District Jalna Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 Shree Satya Sai Baba Infra Ventures Pvt. Ltd. | Plot No. 237/1, Mane Chambers, Opp. S.T. Depot, Ausa Road, Shivaji Choek, Latur-413531 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 22,686,741.99 22,643,366.01
Improvement to Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to State Border MDR-83 in Nanded Dist.: 1)Part of Mugat to Khujda junction; 2)Aamdura Bypass; 3)Aamdura Bypass Link Road; 4)Malkautha Bypass Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 Pawar Patkar Constructions Pvt. Ltd. | Ram Plaza, Navshakti Chowk, Bhabha Nagar, Nashik-422011 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 28,494,281.39 22,937,002.98
Improvement to Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to state Border MDR-83 in Nanded Dist.: 1) Part of Khujda Junction to Karegaon Phata Km 34/750 to 60/400 (Total Length 25.650) Dist Nanded Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 Sharda Construction And Corporation Pvt. Ltd. | Plot No. 72, Sharda Tower, Ashok Nagar, Nanded-431605 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 29,680,980.19 23,943,006.76
Improvement to Balapur MSH-7 to Kandil Bothi Rameshwar Tanda Wadgaon Girgaon up to NH-161 MDR-10 km Km 0/00 to 28/672 Tal. Vasmath, District Hingoli Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 OJSC Euro-Asian Construction Corporation | Ajinkya Enclave, Flat No. 15 F, Ajinkya City Building, Ambajogai Road, Latur-413512 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 25,222,606.68 20,346,532.97
Improvement to Kalyan Nagar Pathridi Parbhani Nanded Bhokar Maisha Nirmal Road NH 61 Km 592/00 to 615/00 (Total Length 22.03 Km ) (Part -Bhokar Rahati to State Border) Tal. Bhokar Dist. Nanded Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 V H Khatri Construction Pvt. Ltd. | 7/1, Khatri Estate, Near Mahavir Bhavan, A/P Baramati, Tal. Baramati, Dist. Pune - 413102 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 11,464,593.57 9,248,240.44
EPC 13: Improvements to SH 117 to Adarki Mirgaon Phaltan Road SH 149 Km 0/0 to 21/00 Tal. Phaltan Dist. Satara Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 Ajwani Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. | 218, Swastik Chambers, Chembur, Mumbai - 400071 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 11,808,774.58 9,505,693.24
Improvements to NH 9 To Khadki Paravadi Shetphalgade Lakadi Nimbodi Bhawani Nagar Sansar Kurawali Road MDR 84 Km 0/0 to 21/900 Tal Indapur Dist. Pune Loan 4242 18 Mar 2023 Desai Infra Projects (India) Private Limited | Gera No. 77, Office No. 303, 3rd Floor, Near Bishop School, Ramwadi Jakat Naka, Kalyani Nagar, Pune 411 014 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 17,371,748.12 13,921,938.74
Improvement to NH 204 to Kerli Kotoli Nandgaon Nanadari Road SH 191 Road Km 0/0 to 24/00 Dist. Kolhapur Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 M/s Sonai Infrastructure Private Limited | Manthan Plus, First Floor, Shriram Plaza, RamMandir Corner Sangli, Maharashtra 416 416 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 19,371,863.70 15,626,864.76
Amrapur - Kada - Pathardi - Karjat- Bhigwan to Baramati Road S.H.54 Km. 145/00 to 173/200 Tal - Indapur Dist. Pune Loan 4242 21 Mar 2023 V H Khatri Construction Pvt. Ltd. | 7/1, Khatri Estate, Near Mahavir Bhavan, A/P Baramati, Tal. Baramati, Dist. Pune-413102 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 22,197,538.54 17,906,275.74
Improvement to Bari to Ghoti Sinnar Highway SH 23 Km 191/980 to 205/380 (Total Length 13.32 Km ) Tal. Igatpuri Dist. Nashik Loan 4242 21 Mar 2023 S A Sawant Constructions Pvt. Ltd. | Plot No. 19, Krishnashray Bunglow, Gorden Homes Society, Lokmanya Nagar, Gangapur Road, Nashik - 422002 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 7,425,224.36 5,989,768.40
EPC 15: (i) Improvement & widening to Karanja Bharsingi Mowad Bangaon Road SH 323 in Km 51/600 to 62/100 Tal. Narkhed Dist. Nagpur, and (ii) Improvement to Kalmeshwar Ghorad Mohapa Telgaon Tidangi road SH 349 Km 0/00 to 9/250 Tal. Kalmeswar Dist Nagpur Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 AICPL-AECPL (JV) | 404/405, Gomati Apartment, Law college square, WHC Road, Dharampeth, Nagpur- 440010 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 10,358,850.23 8,338,549.60
AE 4: Consultancy services as Authority Engineer for EPC-15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22 Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 Lion Engineering Consultants Private Limited in JV with Krushnaji Constro | Plot No. 97, Elegant Estate, Mother Teresa School, Kolar Road, Bhopal-462042 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 1,768,242.06 1,370,002.68
AE 3: Appointment of consultancy services as Authority Engineer for EPC-10,11,12,13,14,23,24,25,26 Loan 4242 22 Mar 2023 MSV International Inc. (USA) in association with Real Strength Infrastructure | Unit No. 514,515, 516; 5th Floor, Suncity Success Tower, Golf Course Extension Road, Sector-65, Gurugram-122018 (Haryana State) Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 1,773,095.31 1,373,762.89
Nila Junction-Brahmanwada-Amdura-Malkautha-Balegaon-Karegaon Phata-Babli Phata-Bellur to Naigaon to State Border MDR-83 in Nanded Dist.: 1) Part of Nila to Mugat junction; 2) Chaitanya Nagar Shiv Mandir to Asna Bridge Junction; 3) Brahmanwada Bypass Loan 4242 20 Mar 2023 Shreeji Infraspace Private Limited | 104, 105, Soumya Square, Near Govardhan Party Plot, Opp. R.H. Kapadia School, Thaltej, Ahmedabad-380059 Public Works Department, Government of Maharashtra 36,956,298.57 29,811,849.24

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Connecting Economic Clusters for Inclusive Growth in Maharashtra: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2022