India : Uttarakhand Livability Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 56304-001

The proposed Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project (ULRIP) envision making urban areas more livable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable in Haldwani, and providing safe, efficient, and climate-resilient water supply services in four towns (Champawat, Kichha, Kotdwar, and Tanakpur) in Uttarakhand. In Haldwani, it will promote (i) increased urban mobility by decongesting critical areas with road network improvement, including the introduction of the first in-city environmentally sustainable public transportation system and intelligent traffic management system; (ii) improved drainage to reduce urban floods and improve public health; and (iii) integrated urban facilities, including an administrative building and bus terminus. ULRIP aims to provide universal and equitable access to water supply services, which will complement the Government of Uttarakhand's efforts in responding to national flagship programs, such as the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Pauleta de Almeida, Pedro Miguel
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    India
  • Sector
    • Water and other urban infrastructure and services
Project Name Uttarakhand Livability Improvement Project
Project Number 56304-001
Country / Economy India
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Uttarakhand Livability Improvement Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 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 roads and traffic management

Water and other urban infrastructure and services / Other urban services - Urban flood protection - Urban policy, institutional and capacity development - Urban sewerage - Urban water supply

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project (ULRIP) envision making urban areas more livable, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable in Haldwani, and providing safe, efficient, and climate-resilient water supply services in four towns (Champawat, Kichha, Kotdwar, and Tanakpur) in Uttarakhand. In Haldwani, it will promote (i) increased urban mobility by decongesting critical areas with road network improvement, including the introduction of the first in-city environmentally sustainable public transportation system and intelligent traffic management system; (ii) improved drainage to reduce urban floods and improve public health; and (iii) integrated urban facilities, including an administrative building and bus terminus. ULRIP aims to provide universal and equitable access to water supply services, which will complement the Government of Uttarakhand's efforts in responding to national flagship programs, such as the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Uttarakhand, a hilly state located at the foothills of the Himalayas, was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh in 2000 and has an estimated population of 11.7 million. Uttarakhand has abundant natural resources, including water and forests, with glaciers, rivers, dense forests, and snow-covered peaks. Its economy is primarily driven by agriculture, with over 80% of the state's population engaged in agriculture and related activities, while other industries include tourism and manufacturing. Haldwani, a foothill town, is the third most populous city (232,095 inhabitants) and the largest commercial market in Uttarakhand. Haldwani is regarded as the financial hub of Uttarakhand, with a high concentration of commercial, economic, and industrial activities. However, there is a recent trend of declining growth rate primarily due to low livability and lack of business employment opportunities. This floating population and rapid growth are exerting pressure and creating infrastructure challenges on (i) the roads' capacity to accommodate the increasing traffic; (ii) government services and facilities which are inefficient, disorganized, and dilapidated; and (iii) water supply and sanitation systems, waste management, and housing. Water supply in the four project towns faces increasing demand, is unreliable, insufficient, undrinkable, and with low coverage. On average, only 70 liters per capita per day is supplied for 2.5 hours, service coverage is 70%, and nonrevenue water is 40%.
Impact

Quality of life of urban citizens improved (Urban Development Directorate Vision).

Outcome

Livability, resilience, and sustainability of urban services in project areas improved

Outputs

Integrated, upgraded, low-carbon, and climate-resilient urban infrastructure and facilities developed in Haldwani

Water supply infrastructure improved in four project towns

Institutional capacities for GESI and climate-resilient urban planning and service delivery of UUSDA and ULB improved

Public awareness and community participation in water, sanitation, hygiene and road safety improved in the project towns

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Champawat, Dehradun, Nainital, Pauri Garhwal
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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 All consultant recruitment will adhere to the ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will adhere to the ADB Procurement Policy and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Pauleta de Almeida, Pedro Miguel
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Water and Urban Development Sector Office (SG-WUD)
Executing Agencies
Government of Uttarakhand
Timetable
Concept Clearance 22 Jun 2023
Fact Finding 25 Mar 2024 to 29 Mar 2024
MRM 17 May 2024
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jun 2023

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Title Document Type Document Date
Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jun 2023

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
56304-IND: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project [WS&S-VKN-01] - Rebidding Invitation for Bids Closed
56304-IND: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project [WS-KCH-01] Invitation for Bids Closed
56304-001: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project (ULRIP). (Processing) Invitation for Bids Closed
56304-IND: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project [WS-KTW-01] Invitation for Bids Closed
56304-IND: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project [WS-CMP-01] Invitation for Bids Closed
56304-IND: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project Invitation for Bids Closed
P56304-001-IND: Uttarakhand Livability and Resilience Improvement Project Advance Notice Active

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