Accelerating Infrastructure Investment Facility in India - Tranche 3 (ADB-47083-004)

  • India
Geographic location 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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 23, 2018
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Finance
  • Infrastructure
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant, Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 25, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the bank website, "the facility was designed to have two tranches. ADB approved tranche 1 amounting to $400 million in October 2013 which supported 17 subprojects. Tranche 2 amounting to $300 million was approved in October 2015. However, following ADB approval, the government increased tranche 2's guarantee fee to 1.20% instead of the 0.25% of tranche 1. With this higher guarantee fee, tranche 2 became at least 0.25% more expensive than the funding India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) could have raised from the domestic bond market; consequently, the loan was not signed, and ADB cancelled tranche 2 in 2016. The government, however, agreed to return the guarantee fee to 0.25% and submitted a periodic financing request letter on 6 September 2018. Because tranche 2 has expired, this tranche is designated as tranche 3.

The facility supports the Government of India in promoting infrastructure growth through increased private sector investment in public private partnerships (PPPs). When the facility was approved in 2013, India aimed to mobilize about $500 billion in private funding to meet its $1 trillion infrastructure financing requirements under its Twelfth Five Year Plan, 2012- 2017. Mobilizing infrastructure financing remains a priority under the (i) Three-Year Action Agenda, 2017 -2018 to 2019- 2020 and (ii) Economic Survey, 2017- 2018 which estimates an infrastructure investment gap of $526 billion through 2040. The facility is an integral part of the Asian Development Bank strategy for infrastructure finance in India and complements parallel initiatives in PPPs and capital markets , all of which contribute to creating an enabling environment for long-term financing for infrastructure development."


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Responsible ADB Officer Lambert, Donald J.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SARD
Executing Agencies India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited
10th Floor, Jeewan Prakash Building
25 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi, India 110001


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