Tamil Nadu Industrial Connectivity Project (ADB-51337-001)

  • India
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Voting Date
Mar 25, 2019
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  • Transport
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Investment Type(s)
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 484.00 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 8, 2017

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Project Description
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The project will rehabilitate and upgrade about 640 kilometers (km) of state roads on the core road network (CRN) in Tamil Nadu to improve road transport connectivity with economic and industrial centers in the state. It will involve upgrading state roads to standard two-lane or four-lane width with paved shoulders, depending on traffic requirements. Bridges and culverts will be widened, strengthened road safety features will be included, and the improved road assets will be maintained for five years after construction.

The vision of the Highways Department, Government of Tamil Nadu, as stated in its Policy Note (2016-2017), is to _increase the capacity, connectivity, efficiency and safety of the highways system._ Per the state''s policy, all state highways will be widened to double-lane and all major district roads will be widened to intermediate lane. Into the future, as traffic continues to increase, there will be need to infuse greater funding into the transport sector, including the road sector. Along with industrial connectivity, higher population and vehicular densities need road capacity improvement, which is primarily sought to be addressed in this project.

The project is consistent with the strategic objective set out in the Country Partnership Strategy on expansion of infrastructure networks for transport along economic corridors, and focus on improved road connectivity at the state, district, and rural levels to improve access to services and enhance productivity and incomes. This would be ADB's first road sector project in the state, and will open opportunities for further engagement in the future, both in terms of financing and institutional and capacity aspects.

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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
Highways Department-Tamil Nadu
Sardar Patel Road
Madras - 600 025


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