Madhya Pradesh District Roads II Sector Project (ADB-49377-001)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Sep 30, 2016
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 350.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 9, 2016

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Project Description
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The project will improve about 1,500 kilometers (km) of major district roads (MDRs) in the state of Madhya Pradesh, in line with the state's road development plan for 2013 2033. It will involve upgrading MDRs to an intermediate lane width of 5.5 meters, or two lane widths of 7 meters, depending on traffic requirements; reconstruction, widening, and strengthening culverts and bridges; and maintaining the improved road assets for 5 years after construction. The project will also develop and introduce a cashless accident victim treatment facility in the state, and improve the accident response system.


Madhya Pradesh has a high incidence of poverty and needs substantial investments to meet its developmental needs. MDRs are a key link in the road network between rural roads and the state highways. Continued development of this network will foster inclusiveness by giving more of the state's population easier access to markets and basic services. ADB has assisted the state government with three previous loans to improve state highways and one loan for MDRs, and ADB's loans to the central line ministry have also been used for rural roads in the state. ADB's assistance to the state's road sector has provided an opportunity for ADB to build institutional capacity of MPRDC, as well as to participate in, and substantially complete, the development of all tiers of the state road network. Through this project, ADB will help complete the state-wide road improvement program, stabilize and deepen institutional capacity, and improve road safety and accident response initiatives. The project is consistent with the strategic objectives in ADB's country partnership strategy for India to develop the state core road network, focus on lagging states, and (in the transport sector) increase the movement of people and goods. The project is included in the country operations business plan, 2016 2018, for India.


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All consulting firms will be recruited in accordance with ADB's guidelines on the Use of Consultants, using quality-and cost-based selection, with a quality-cost ration of 80:20. Recruitment of the supervision consultants for all three packages has commenced and shortlisting completed as part of advance action.


All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2015, as amended from time to time). All civil works will be procured through International Competitive Bidding. Procurement actions for about 9 works contracts packages has commenced.

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Responsible ADB Officer Peri, Ravi Venkat
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Public Works Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Government of Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

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