Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project (ADB-43574-025)

Countries
  • India
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Specific Location
Uttar Pradesh, India
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
A
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Voting Date
Apr 14, 2016
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Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 11, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Sep 22, 2016


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Project Description
DESCRIPTION The project will improve about 430 kilometers (km) of major district roads (MDRs) in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in line with the Strategic Core Road Network Master Plan for Uttar Pradesh. It will involve upgrading of MDRs depending on traffic requirements; reconstruction, widening and strengthening of culverts and bridges; and maintenance of the improved road assets for 5 years after construction. The project will also conduct a road safety audit of the MDRs on the core road network (CRN) and initiate remedial measures at identified critical locations. PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY Despite accounting for just 7% of India''s geographic area, Uttar Pradesh is home to about 200 million (or 16%) of the national population, making it the country''s most populous state. It is also one of India''s poorest states. Although Uttar Pradesh contributes about 8.5% to the country''s gross domestic product, its per capita income is less than half the national average. Uttar Pradesh also has the largest rural population in the country. Almost 80% of its population lives in rural areas, where agriculture is the main economic activity and contributes 46% to the state's income. Given the dispersed nature of industrial development, the road network is a critical economic infrastructure. Uttar Pradesh''s total road network is about 300,000 km, and the road density per 100,000 people is 104 km against a national average of 142 km. About 40% of its road network is rated poor to very poor, and only 13% is rated good. About 58% of this network has road width of less than 5.5 meters and barely 5% is wider than two lanes. If appropriate road capacity metrics are used, only 35% of national highways and 60% of state highways have comfortable capacity utilization, while the rest need capacity augmentation such as widening. IMPACT Mobility and accessibility improved CONSULTING SERVICES All consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Consulting services are required to facilitate project management and implementation. Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC) will be recruited, to be funded out of loan proceeds. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost- based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality:cost ratio of 80:20. Under advance action, consultant recruitment process is already underway, and evaluation completed PROCUREMENT All works contracts will be procured following ADB''s Procurement Guidelines. All civil works will be procured through national competitive bidding. E-procurement is essential for all works contracts in Uttar Pradesh, and will be used in this project. Under advance contracting, 5 works contract packages have been bid out and evaluations are in process. It is anticipated that the balance 5 works contracts will be bid out by Q1/2017.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Loan 3386-IND: Uttar Pradesh Major District Roads Improvement Project Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main CONTACTS Responsible ADB Officer Jagir Kumar Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission Executing Agencies Public Works Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh Government of Uttar Pradesh Lucknow India