India: Andhra Pradesh Rural Roads Project (AIIB-000063)

  • India
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Specific Location
Andhra Pradesh state, India
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 1, 2018
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Republic of India
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 455.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 650.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 10, 2018

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Project Description

The stated aim of this project is to improve road transport connectivity in previously unserved communities by providing all-weather rural roads in 13 districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

According to AIIB documents, this project has two components:

Component 1: Construction of new connectivity consisting of:
(i) Construction of about 3,000 km of bitumen paved roads in the locations with soft soil

(ii) Construction of about 2,500 km of cement concrete paved roads, in the locations with hard soil

(iii) Construction of about 60 bridges and hydraulic structures (culverts) to increase connectivity of the roads during the monsoon season.

Component 2: Technical Assistance


Investment Description
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

The funding for this project is:

AIIB - 455 million USD
Government of Andhra Pradesh - 195 million USD

Contact Information

Hari Bhaskar
Project Team Leader / Senior Investment Operations Specialist
Tel: +86 10 8358 0167

Bandana Preyashi
Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India
Tel: +91 11 23092345  / E-Mail:

Implementation Agency
R. Venkateswara Rao
Panchayat Raj Engineering Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Tel: +91 866 248 1868



In addition, the AIIB has a Bank Oversight Mechanism. According to AIIB's policies, "people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by a failure of the Bank to implement the ESP may also submit complaints to the Bank's oversight mechanism in accordance with the policies and procedures to be established by the Bank for such mechanism." However, at the time of writing, it is unclear what the exact scope and function of this Oversight Mechanism will be.