India State Support Program for Road Safety (WB-P177668)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • India
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 28, 2022
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.
Ministry of Finance
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  • Transport
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 7, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Nov 8, 2021

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Project Description
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According to the World Bank documents, the objective of this investment is to support the Government of India's program aimed at strengthening road safety capacity for implementation and results-management in select states.

The World Bank PforR operation (ISSPRS), of US$500 million, will implement the government’s program in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. The division of states under the two loan programs (World Bank and ADB) is based on the strategic prior engagement with the states, ensuring an even mix of low and high-capacity states in terms of road safety management and geographical distribution.

The PforR Program will support all areas of the government’s program except for high-value contracts, and civil works that pose significant social and environmental challenges and risks. The design of the program will provide the opportunity to catalyze and champion various thematic reforms, priority areas, institutional development, and innovations for sustaining the efforts and goals toward GOI’s national and international road safety commitments.

The ISSPRS will focus on strengthening the institutional framework to mainstream best management practices on road safety. The target for the participating states is to establish a central/lead road institution with requisite financial and administrative autonomy that will coordinate and collaborate with various state/local government departments and other non-state stakeholders. This would help prepare the ground for integrated and results-focused strategic planning and budgeting for road safety in states, the desired outcome of the road safety PforR program. Another critical focus of the interventions is to create an enabling environment for sustainable financing of road safety through mobilization of private capital and investment in the areas of resilient infrastructure development, enforcement, and post-crash care.


Investment Description
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The World Bank loan will finance US$250 million of the PforR program with the remaining portion funded by the GoI.

Contact Information
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1.Mahmood Ahmed,


Telephone No : 011-23351280 Email :


2. Gaurav Hariom Gupta 

Project Director and Deputy Secretary

Telephone No : 23731526 Email :


1.Dipan Bose,

Senior Transport Specialist

Telephone: 473-6893

Email ID:

2. Arnab Bandyopadhyay,

Lead Transport Specialist/ Program Leader


Email ID:

3.Suresh Kunhi Mohammed,

Senior Health Specialist





1.Ministry of Finance

Contact : Rajat Kumar Mishra Title : Additional Secretary (MBC)

Telephone No : 23094905
Email :





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