India: DBL Highway Project
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.
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18 January 2021
|Project Name||DBL Highway Project|
|Borrower/Company||DBL Anandapuram Anakapalli Highways Private Limited.
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|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.|
|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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