The proposed Investment Program will improve the transport efficiency and safety on the state highways of Rajasthan, by improving around 2,000km of state highway and major district roads to 2-lane or intermediate-lane standards and meeting the road safety requirements, and enhancing the capacity of Rajasthan PWD in its business process of PPP division and a project performance monitoring system. Ultimately, the Investment Program will improve the access to social and economic activities in Rajasthan.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
Rajasthan is the largest state of India covering about 10% of total area of the country and having a population of about 68.6 million, nearly 5% of the total population of India. It is one of the low income states of India. About 75% of the state's population is rural and mainly depends on agriculture for its livelihood. Per capita development cost in the state is very high due to the widely dispersed population. Road density in Rajasthan is only about 60 km per 100 sq. km, compared to the national average of 110. Years of under-investment and inadequate maintenance left many of the State Highways and MDRs in poor condition.
Good quality connectivity in all areas provided.
Efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan improved.
Consulting firms and individual consultants will be selected to assist the project implementation unit in project management, contract administration, and capacity development programs. Contractors will be selected for civil works.
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 consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Advance contracting and retroactive financing will be considered and used to expedite the project implementation. Time-slice financing approach will be adopted as required.
MFF Facility Concept: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 500.00 million
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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Responsible ADB Officer Chen, Chen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Government of Rajasthan
Main Building, Secretariat, Jaipur-302 005, India