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India: DBL Highway Project

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 53376-001 Status: Approved

The proposed loan will enable the borrower to augment the capacity of the 50.8-kilometer Anandapuram -Pendurthi -Anakapalli section of National Highway 5 (now National Highway 16) in Andhra Pradesh, India by converting it from a two-lane into a six-lane road.

Project Details

Project Officer
Choudhary, Mayank Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Transport
 
Project Name DBL Highway Project
Project Number 53376-001
Borrower/Company DBL Anandapuram Anakapalli Highways Private Limited.
Country India
Location Andhra Pradesh
Type or Modality of Assistance
4045 Loan Ordinary capital resources INR 3,792.10 million Approved
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department
Responsible ADB Division
Responsible ADB Officer Choudhary, Mayank
Project Sponsor(s) Dilip Buildcon Limited
Description The proposed loan will enable the borrower to augment the capacity of the 50.8-kilometer Anandapuram -Pendurthi -Anakapalli section of National Highway 5 (now National Highway 16) in Andhra Pradesh, India by converting it from a two-lane into a six-lane road.
Objectives and Scope The project will decongest a critical connectivity corridor from the hinterland to the port of Vishakhapatnam on the east coast, increase traffic volumes and vehicular speeds, and reduce logistics costs.
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The project is consistent with the Sustainable Transport Initiative of the Transport Sector Group. The project which improves connectivity is also consistent with the ADB Strategy 2030 operational priorities of making cities more livable, tackling remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, and accelerating progress in gender equality. The project is aligned with ADB''s country partnership strategy, 2018 -2022 for India, specifically pillar 2: providing inclusive access to infrastructure networks and social services by improving the infrastructure bottlenecks in lagging regions.
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement A
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects An Environmental and Social Compliance Audit and a detailed Initial Environmental Examination report were prepared for the project by independent and qualified consultants. Key construction phase environmental impacts and risks include noise and vibration, dust generation, potential impacts on existing and unanticipated cultural heritage assets, health and safety risks, risks of deterioration of surface water bodies, traffic, and solid and liquid waste generation. During operations, key environmental impacts will include noise, emissions caused by traffic, and public safety risks. The borrower has committed to implementing the recommended actions to address the gaps identified during due diligence process.
Involuntary Resettlement Project land acquisition was not undertaken in anticipation of ADB''s involvement. An experienced and qualified independent consultant undertook a social compliance audit to identify any past or present concerns related to involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples. The audit identified some gaps and the borrower is committed to implementing recommendations. The borrower will (i) hire a social liaison officer to engage with the stakeholders, including affected communities; (ii) allocate a budget to pay for non-titleholders' demolished structures; (iii) provide resources to plan and implement livelihood restoration measures for vulnerable people; and (iv) establish a functional and effective stakeholder engagement process. An experienced and qualified independent consultant will periodically monitor the implementation of these measures.
Indigenous Peoples The project will not cause material degradation, adverse impact, or exacerbate vulnerabilities associated with land and natural resources on which indigenous peoples are dependent.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation Various public consultation activities including public hearing meetings and focus group discussions have been conducted for the project. Ongoing consultations are being conducted with local communities for the proposed shifting of community property resources. Progress on shifting of these community property resources including outcomes of public consultations will be included in the monitoring / progress reports to be periodically submitted to ADB.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance 17 Dec 2019
Credit Committee Meeting 18 Nov 2020
Approval 18 Jan 2021
Last PDS Update 17 Feb 2021

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Title Document Type Document Date
DBL Highway Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Dec 2020
DBL Highway Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Dec 2020
DBL Highway Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2020

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
DBL Highway Project: Social Compliance Audit Report Social Compliance Audit Report Oct 2020
DBL Highway Project: Noise Impact Environmental Impact Assessment Environmental Impact Assessments Oct 2020
DBL Highway Project: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Sep 2020

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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