According to ADB, the proposed investment will support the further development of Maharashtra's strategic core road network 10 lagging and disaster prone districts in line with the state’s Vision 2030 by (i) connecting underdeveloped rural communities, in particular women and other disadvantaged groups, with city centers and nearby industrial zones; (ii) providing direct and indirect opportunities to the primarily agrarian population, in particular woman and other disadvantaged groups, through improved access to markets, health and social services; (iii) improving road connectivity of border districts such as Nanded to neighboring states; (iv) improving industrial value chains for small scale industry by reducing transportation costs; and (v) improving disaster risk and climate change resilience in flood-prone areas.
The proposed project's design includes activities appropriate for sector-wide replication to encourage uptake beyond this project: (i) new and proven technologies in road safety as well as project and contract management, (ii) demonstration of effective road maintenance contract modalities involving the private sector, (iii) delivery of an integrated approach to poverty and gender dimensions, and (iv) sector guidelines in climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction as well as GESI responsive state highway works programs for use statewide.
|Responsible ADB Officer
|Rowan Marcus, Kirsty
|Responsible ADB Department
|South Asia Department
|Responsible ADB Division
|Transport and Communications Division, SARD
|Public Works Department of the Government of Maharashtra
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