Railways Track Electrification Project (ADB-51228-001)

Countries
  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jul 10, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Indian Railways Finance Corporation
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 699.79 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Currency conversion note:
Bank reported 50385
Converted using 2018-12-12 exchange rate.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 17, 2018


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Project Description

According to the bank website, "the project involves electrification of existing railway tracks spread across 13 states in India, being undertaken by Indian Railways Finance Corporation (IRFC). IRFC, has approached the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider a nonsovereign loan up to $750 million to meet a part of the funding requirements for railway track electrification. IRFC will lease the electrification assets to Ministry of Railways, under a long term lease agreement. The lease rentals paid by Ministry of Railways will be utilized by IRFC to service the ADB loan."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Private Actors
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Infrastructure Finance Division 1
Responsible ADB Officer Choudhary, Mayank
Project Sponsor(s) Indian Railway Finance Corporation

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