India : Delhi-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System Investment Project

Sovereign Project | 56015-001

The proposed Delhi-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Investment Project is financing the second of three prioritized rail corridors of the planned RRTS network in the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. The Delhi-SNB RRTS will pass through the densely populated sections of the NCR, connecting urban nodes across Delhi, Gurugram, and the Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror (SNB) urban complex in the state of Rajasthan. This 107-kilometer (km) corridor will provide a safe, reliable, and efficient commuter system with stations at every 5 to 10 km. It will facilitate high-speed mobility through high-frequency operations of 5-10 minutes, and a design speed of 180 km per hour. The project will finance the construction of the corridor, 11 elevated and 5 underground stations, track work, traction, and maintenance facilities. The proposed corridor will also support integrated land use planning and urban development through the implementation of land value capture and transit-oriented development pilot projects.

Project Details

Project Name Delhi-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System Investment Project
Project Number 56015-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
MFF Facility Concept: Delhi-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System Investment Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 1,382.00 million
World Bank US$ 457.00 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
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Transport / Urban public transport

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Delhi-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Investment Project is financing the second of three prioritized rail corridors of the planned RRTS network in the National Capital Region (NCR) of India. The Delhi-SNB RRTS will pass through the densely populated sections of the NCR, connecting urban nodes across Delhi, Gurugram, and the Shahjahanpur-Neemrana-Behror (SNB) urban complex in the state of Rajasthan. This 107-kilometer (km) corridor will provide a safe, reliable, and efficient commuter system with stations at every 5 to 10 km. It will facilitate high-speed mobility through high-frequency operations of 5-10 minutes, and a design speed of 180 km per hour. The project will finance the construction of the corridor, 11 elevated and 5 underground stations, track work, traction, and maintenance facilities. The proposed corridor will also support integrated land use planning and urban development through the implementation of land value capture and transit-oriented development pilot projects.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The NCR of India, centered around Delhi, is a region of very complex urban agglomerations including urban sprawl, a few planned satellites, and intensive work and personal commuter movements. The city of Delhi, accounting for 37% of the total NCR population while only covering 4.4% of the NCR area, is projected to become the most populous city in the world by 2028, with a projected population of 28 million. The large influx of migrants has led to extreme traffic congestion, lack of space for development of essential infrastructure, and lack of safe and affordable housing. The unicentric development focus on Delhi has prevented the NCR from realizing its true economic potential.
Impact

Urban mobility in the National Capital Region improved

Outcome

Efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability of transport in the Delhi-SNB corridor improved

Outputs

Delhi-SNB RRTS corridor constructed

Institutional capacity of the NCRTC improved

Multimodal hubs developed, and land use integration improved

Geographical Location NCR
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services For consultancies financed by ADB through grant funds, if any, recruitment will be carried out using quality- and cost-based selection with a 90:10 ratio. Procurement of contracts to be financed from the project will be through open competitive bidding (international advertisement).
Procurement

ADB-led Alternative Procurement Arrangement has, in-principle, been agreed upon between ADB and the World Bank, and it is proposed that procurement to be financed by ADB and the World Bank will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time), based on the Procurement Framework Agreement between ADB and the World Bank dated 3 December 2018.

ADB standard bidding documents for large works or plant (design, supply and install) with pre- or post-qualification will be adopted, with appropriate adaptations. These parameters will be further reviewed as part of the project procurement risk assessment and strategic procurement planning exercise. Advance contracting is proposed to enhance project readiness and ensure faster disbursement of the loan. The NCRTC has also requested for retroactive financing.

Responsible ADB Officer Saxena, Sharad
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Transport Sector Office (SG-TRA)
Timetable
Concept Clearance 11 Oct 2022
Fact Finding 21 Oct 2024 to 25 Oct 2024
MRM 13 Feb 2025
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Oct 2022

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Title Document Type Document Date
Delhi-SNB Regional Rapid Transit System Investment Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Oct 2022

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