India : Agartala City Urban Development Project

Sovereign Project | 53262-001

The proposed project aims to improve urban mobility and livability through roads geometric improvement that will include an underground utility corridor and augmentation of the storm water network system, installation of smart energy meters and renewal of emblematic open spaces in the city.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kumar, Bhavesh
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Agartala City Urban Development Project
Project Number 53262-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4133-IND: Agartala City Urban Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 61.00 million
TA 6814-IND: Capacity Development for the Agartala City Urban Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 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
OP4: Making cities more livable
OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Renovation and protection of cultural heritage

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed project aims to improve urban mobility and livability through roads geometric improvement that will include an underground utility corridor and augmentation of the storm water network system, installation of smart energy meters and renewal of emblematic open spaces in the city.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Agartala City Urban Development Project is part of an urban renewal and retrofitting strategic program by the Government of India in collaboration with respective states to make urban areas more livable, citizen-friendly, resilient and sustainable. It envisions developing the city's central and east zone as model area, based on area-based development, which is expected to have a ripple effect on other parts of the city and nearby cities and towns.
Impact

Agartala established as an economiccommercial hub in northeast India with improved quality of life. (Agartala Smart City Limited)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Livability in Agartala city improved

Progress Toward Outcome Livability in Agartala city will improve after completion of ongoing works under the project.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Urban roads and drainage upgraded

Tourist places renovated and made more eco-friendly

Public awareness on sanitation and hygiene, and capacity of concerned agencies in urban service delivery improved

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

Scope of work has been curtailed from the existing contract for roads and drainage, remaining works have been split under three packages and currently under bidding process with target to award by Q3 2024. Targeted outputs will be achieved well within the loan availability period. Tourist places renovation works under Ujjayanta palace and revitalization of MBB lake have achieved substantial progress both are likely to be completed by Q3 2024.

Consulting firm has been appointed under TA6814 to assist in improving: (i) capacity in tourism operations; and (ii) Public awareness on sanitation and hygiene, and capacity of concerned agencies in urban service delivery. Firm has started various training programs and workshops for accomplishing the outputs of the capacity building.

Geographical Location Agartala
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category B for environmental safeguards as per the ADB's SPS 2009. The Environmental Assessment (Initial Environmental Examination) for the project is done as per the ADB's SPS, 2009 as well as Government of India's EIA Notification, 2006 and it's amendment thereby. Three IEEs reports were prepared for (a) Maharaja Bir Bikram College Lake Revitalization; (b) Revival and Restoration of Ujjayanta Palace Complex; and (c) Upgradation of Major Roads under the Project. IEE reports provide the (i) significant finding, and recommended actions; (ii) details of national and local legal and institutional framework; (iii) information on existing geographic, ecological, social and temporal context including associated facilities within the subprojects area of influence; (iv) assessment of the subprojects likely positive and negative direct and indirect impacts to physical, biological, socioeconomic, and physical cultural resources in the subprojects area of influence; (v) stakeholders consultation; (vi) grievance redress mechanism for resolving complaints about environmental performance; (vii) set of mitigation measures to be undertaken to avoid, reduce, mitigate, or compensate for environmental impacts; (viii) monitoring measures and reporting procedures to ensure early detection of conditions that necessitate particular mitigation measures; and (ix) mitigation and monitoring measures.
Involuntary Resettlement The Project is classified as category B for involuntary resettlement. The safeguard documents are in line with the SPS and applicable national laws to guide screening and assess resettlement impacts on different project packages. The work on the three packages will be carried out within the available government-owned land or right of way (ROW), and no acquisition of private land is required. Temporary livelihood impacts to 309 business owners (37 vulnerable) during construction and the loss of 13 common property resources are assessed due to the implementation of the smart roads subproject in the Agartala city package, for which a resettlement plan has been prepared.
Indigenous Peoples The Project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. None of the affected hawkers/street vendors surveyed belongs to the indigenous peoples groups.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Public consultation has been conducted to understand the local issues and public views regarding the overall Project and possible impacts, which has made inputs to develop safeguards and gender-related documents.
During Project Implementation The Public consultations will be continued throughout the project implementation with the support of the safeguards focal and safeguards consultant at PMU. A grievance redressal mechanism (GRM) will be established to facilitate the resolution of affected persons concerns, complaints, and grievances related to social and environmental issues related to the Project in a time-bound manner. The stakeholders and affected households will be continued to be informed about GRM throughout the project implementation.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services TBD
Procurement The project is classified as category B for procurement as per the project procurement classification assessment.
Responsible ADB Officer Kumar, Bhavesh
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Agartala Smart City Limited
Timetable
Concept Clearance 20 Jan 2020
Fact Finding 22 Jun 2020 to 26 Jun 2020
MRM 14 Dec 2020
Approval 27 Oct 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Mar 2024

Loan 4133-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2021 12 Nov 2021 23 Dec 2021 30 Jun 2029 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 76.25 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 61.00 24 Apr 2024 57.53 0.00 94%
Counterpart 15.25 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Apr 2024 6.15 0.00 10%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 6814-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2021 31 Dec 2021 31 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2026 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 24 Apr 2024 174,569.18
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - 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
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Mar 2024
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Sep 2023
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Apr 2023
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Apr 2023
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Revival and Restoration of Ujjayanta Palace Complex Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2023
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Maharaja Bir Bikram College Lake Revitalization Updated Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2022
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Oct 2022
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Maharaja Bir Bikram College Lake Revitalization Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2020
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Upgradation of Major Roads and Drainage Resettlement Plan Resettlement Plans Nov 2020
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Revitalization of Maharaja Bir Bikram Lake Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2020
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Revival and Restoration of Ujjayanta Palace Complex Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2020
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Revival and Restoration of Ujjayanta Palace Complex Land Acquisition and Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2020
Agartala City Urban Development Project: Upgradation of Major Roads Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Nov 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement & Contract management Individual - Consulting Closed
Agartala City Urban Development Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Capacity Development for the Agartala City Urban Development Project Firm - Consulting Closed
Agartala City Urban Development Project (Procurement, contract management) Individual - Consulting Closed
Agartala City Urban Development Project (Environment & Safety Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed
53262-IND: Agartala Smart City Project [001] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed
53262-IND: Agartala City Urban Development Project Invitation for Bids Closed
Agartala City Urban Development Project (Social Safegaurd Expert) Individual - Consulting Closed
Agartala City Urban Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed
Agartala City Urban Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed
53262-IND: Agartala Smart City Project [001] - CORRIGENDUM Invitation for Bids Closed
53262-IND: Agartala Smart City Project [001] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed
53262-IND: Agartala Smart City Project [003] Invitation for Bids Closed
53262-IND: Agartala Smart City Project [002] Invitation for Bids 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 Consultant Loan 4133 04 Feb 2024 Tata Consulting Engineers Limited | Matulya Centre A, 1 Floor, 249, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai 400013, India Agartala Smart City Limited 246,727.16 209,476.14
MBB College lake revitalization including operation and maintenance Loan 4133 29 Dec 2021 Mecgale Pneumatics Pvt. Ltd. | N-65, MIDC, Hingna Industrial Estate, Nagpur 440016, Maharashtra Agartala Smart City Limited 4,084,254.39 3,444,656.92
Renovation and Restoration of Ujjayanta Palace Loan 4133 29 Dec 2021 M/s Mecgale Premierworld JV | N-65 MIDC, Hingna Industrial Estate, Nagpur, 440016, Maharashtra Agartala Smart City Limited 4,793,633.83 4,793,633.83
Upgradation of major roads along PATHWAYS, CONSTRUCTION OF UNDERGROUND DUCTS FOR ELECTRICAL AND STORM WATER UTILITIES, UNDERGROUND CABLING, STREET LIGHTING, STREET FURNITURE, SHIFTING OF WATER PIPELINES AND MISCELLANEOUS WORKS Loan 4133 29 Dec 2021 M/s. Vasishta Constructions Private Limited | Plot No 216, 217, 220 & 221, 3rd floor, Hallmakr One, Khajaguda, Serlingamally Mandal Hyderabad, Range Reddy -500089, Telengana Agartala Smart City Limited 59,117,113.80 49,855,719.27

Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Agartala Smart City Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2022