India: Gujarat Rural Roads (MMGSY) Project (AIIB-00025)

  • India
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 4, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 329.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 658.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ AIIB website

Updated in EWS May 11, 2023

Disclosed by Bank Mar 14, 2017

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The Project consists of the following components:

Component 1: Construction and Upgradation of Non-Plan Roads (NPR)5.  This component includes construction and upgradation of NPR, construction of missing links (last mile connecting to the road network) and missing structures (culverts and small bridges), construction of approach roads to educational institutions and construction and upgradation of roads passing through tribal areas.

Component 2: Upgradation of Planned Roads (PR)6.  This component includes upgradation of existing earthen and metal roads to black top roads, resurfacing of VR and ODR, upgradation of bridges to prevent flooding and subsequent isolation of flooded villages during monsoon season and widening of VR and ODR to ease traffic congestion.

Component 3: Technical Assistance.  This component includes a) engaging a Project Management Consultant to assist R&BD in Project Management (including planning, implementation supervision, monitoring and reporting progress of the project), b) developing a digitized map of Gujarat’s rural roads network and connecting them with Geographical Information System (GIS) based system for real time communication and updates of project’s progress during construction phase and for updates of maintenance works after completion of the project and c) institutional development and capacity building of R&BD through trainings, workshops and study tours.

Component 4: Application of innovative technologies. Application of innovative technologies in construction, upgradation and maintenance of roads and structures on experimental basis. This includes use of recycled plastic waste, modified bitumen, additives, geo-textiles, soil stabilization techniques, slope protection techniques and mechanized routine maintenance.

The expected project implementation period is from August 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  The expected loan closing date is December 31, 2019.

Investment Description
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AIIB Loan: Final maturity of 13 years, including a grace period of 5 years, with customized repayments at the Bank’s standard interest rate for sovereign-backed loans.

The total project cost is estimated to be about US$ 1.5 billion. The project will be rolled out in phases. The borrower has requested the Bank to consider financing the phase 1 to start with. Accordingly, the
scope of this document and our project is limited to Phase 1. The total estimated cost of phase 1 is US$ 658 million, of which US$ 329 million will be financed by the Bank. T

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Project Members

Chuntai Zhang, Economic and Financial Analysis Consultant

Ian Nightingale, Procurement Advisor

Kishor Uprety, Senior Counsel

Somnath Basu, Senior Social Development Specialist

Soon-Sik Lee, Senior Investment Operations Specialist

Yitzhak Kamhi, Senior Transport Consultant

Yige Zhang, Project Assistant



The AIIB has established the Accountability Mechanism for Project-Affected People (PPM).  The PPM provides “an opportunity for an independent and impartial review of submissions from Project-affected people who believe they have been or are likely to be adversely affected by AIIB’s failure to implement the ESP in situations when their concerns cannot be addressed satisfactorily through Project level GRMs or AIIB Management processes.” Two or more project-affected people can file a complaint.  Under the current AIIB policy, when the bank co-finances a project with another development bank, it may apply the other bank's standards. You can refer to the Project Summary Information document to find out which standards apply.  You can learn more about the PPM and how to file a complaint at:

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