India: State Road Safety Incentive Program

Sovereign Project | 53336-001

MORTH developed SSP to translate the policies and strategies into actions and expedite fatality reduction. The program aims to incentivize states through a performance-based grant scheme, which focuses on behavioral and regulatory interventions by states, rather than physical or engineering interventions. SSP will disburse a grant in an aggregate amount of $1 billion to fourteen states accounting for over 85% of road crash fatalities. The grant allocation per state will be based on state characteristics such as number of fatalities, number of registered vehicles, and length of road network, while the actual grant disbursement will be based on achievement of certain key performance indicators (KPIs) at outcome and output levels. The outcome level indicator will be fatality reduction. The output indicators include (i) annual planning and reporting, (ii) accident risks mitigations, (iii) vehicle safety and driver training, (iv) enforcement, and (v) post-crash care.

Project Details

Project Name State Road Safety Incentive Program
Project Number 53336-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: State Road Safety Incentive Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 250.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description MORTH developed SSP to translate the policies and strategies into actions and expedite fatality reduction. The program aims to incentivize states through a performance-based grant scheme, which focuses on behavioral and regulatory interventions by states, rather than physical or engineering interventions. SSP will disburse a grant in an aggregate amount of $1 billion to fourteen states accounting for over 85% of road crash fatalities. The grant allocation per state will be based on state characteristics such as number of fatalities, number of registered vehicles, and length of road network, while the actual grant disbursement will be based on achievement of certain key performance indicators (KPIs) at outcome and output levels. The outcome level indicator will be fatality reduction. The output indicators include (i) annual planning and reporting, (ii) accident risks mitigations, (iii) vehicle safety and driver training, (iv) enforcement, and (v) post-crash care. Aside from these KPIs, which are mandatory, SSP also facilitates innovation by the states through optional KPIs that encourage the states to explore best possible solutions to address state-specific problems. The program will help strengthen and institutionalize road safety cycle in the states, from problem identification, planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, as well as strengthening coordination and evidence-based decision-making among multiple stakeholders for longer term sustainability.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy SRSIP is proposed to assist MORTH in introducing and implementing SSP, which is aligned with the government's road safety agenda "Towards Vision Zero 2030". SRSIP is included in ADB's country operation business plan for India, 2021-2023, and is consistent with pillar 3 (inclusive provision of infrastructure networks and services) of ADB's country partnership strategy for India, 2021-2023. SRSIP is also in line with ADB Strategy 2030 operational priorities, namely (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities (OP1); (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality (OP2); (iii) making cities more livable (OP4); (iv) promoting rural development and food security (OP5); and (v) strengthening governance and institutional capacity (OP6).
Impact Road safety in India improved
Outcome Fatalities from road accidents in focus states reduced
Outputs

Institutional monitoring system established

Accident risk identification systems established

Vehicle fitness checks and accident risk spots rectified

Accident response system strengthened

Awareness campaigns implemented

Geographical Location Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The program's environmental and social impact will be assessed, and a safeguard systems assessment report will be prepared as necessary, including the Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) policy principles that will be likely applied to the SRSIP.
Involuntary Resettlement The program is not expected to entail land acquisition due to civil works. Involuntary resettlement impacts and issues will be confirmed during program due diligence and further processing.
Indigenous Peoples The program is not expected to entail impacts on indigenous peoples. The program awareness campaign and information dissemination will be ensured to be accessible to all in terms of language used and distribution of road safety materials.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The general population of the states participating in the program will be the primary beneficiary followed by the commuters and road users, line and state agencies, transport-related institutions, and businesses. Widespread consultations and focus group discussions shall be conducted for the program in all participating states to obtain the views of the community, in particular, women and the vulnerable, about the program and its potential benefits.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultant recruitment will be carried out under ADB's Procurement Policy and Regulations (2017).
Procurement N/A
Responsible ADB Officer Song, Gi Soon
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Transport Bhavan
Room 509
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Oct 2019
Fact Finding 05 Jun 2022 to 01 Jul 2022
MRM 03 Aug 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 11 Oct 2019

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Title Document Type Document Date
State Road Safety Incentive Program: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2019

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
State Road Safety Incentive Program: Program Safeguard Systems Assessment Program Safeguard Systems Assessments Jul 2022

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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