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Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II) :  India :Go to Project Summary

Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II) :  India

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Loan Name Bihar State Highways II Project (formerly Bihar State Roads II)
Country India
Loan Number 2663
Project Number 41629- 01
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$1.00  million
Ordinary Capital Resources US$300.00  million
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Capacity Development
Sector/Subsector Transport and ICT / Road Transport
Gender Mainstreaming Category Some gender benefits
Description The Bihar State Highways II Project will build and upgrade about 389 kilometers (km) of state highways identified under the State Highway Development Program in Bihar. It will involve upgrading roads to two lanes, strengthening culverts and bridges, building new road sections and bridges and cross drainage structures, and building structures for resettlement and rehabilitation. Consulting support will be provided to support implementation of civil works.
Project Outcome
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
Increased transport efficiency and safety on project roads
Implementation Progress
Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
1. Built and upgraded state highways
2. Improved management of road assets and maintenance of project roads by BSRDC
Four civil works contracts and two supervision consultancy contracts were awarded during 2010-2011. An Additional Subproject was awarded in July 2013. Contracts are at various stages of implementation. Due to poor performance of contractors for two packages, were terminated and rebidding for completion of blanace works is these packages has been initiated in May 2014.
Geographical Location Bihar
Safeguard Categories Safeguard Categories explained (Launches new browser window)
  Environment B
  Resettlement A
  Indigenous People C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Initial environmental examinations were therefore prepared for all project roads. The implementation of environmental management plans is being monitored by supervision consultants and BSRDC
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as category A in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement. Separate resettlement plans have been prepared for each project road in accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement and relevant national and state laws and regulations. The resettlement activities are being undertaken in accordance with the resettlement plans
Indigenous People NA
Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation
During Project Design In the course of social assessment of the project influence area, a series of participatory consultation were held with project stakeholders and beneficiaries in various socioeconomic groups. Focus group discussions were organized at various locations. The participants included the gram panchayat sarpanch (village or small-town head), anganwadi workers (those working at child-care and mother-care centers), midwives, schoolteachers, farmers, traders, businessmen, and local leaders. Sessions exclusively for women were also held. The common people and the key stakeholders articulated the perceived benefits from the road development project. They were positive about the need for the project in areas lacking access to basic social and infrastructure facilities, particularly during the monsoon season. The people also expressed satisfaction at the prospect of connectivity of the areas with the national highways network in the project influence area and better access to the state capital in Patna.
During Project Implementation BSRDC has undertaken consultations with the project stakeholders and beneficiaries to apprise them of economic development in the region. The perceptions and priorities of the people have been taken into consideration when finalizing the project design and preparing mitigation measures to address any risks.
Responsible ADB Officer Anil Kumar Motwani
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Aug 2009
Fact-finding 18 May 2010 to 28 May 2010
Board Approval 16 Sep 2010
CLOSING
Loan No. Approval Signing Effectivity Original Revised Actual
2663-IND 16 Sep 10 22 Dec 10 02 Mar 11 30 Jun 15 - -

Financing Plan Top Loan Utilization
  TOTAL ( Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 300.00
ADB 300.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Date ADB OTHERS Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Nov 2014 210.563 77%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Nov 2014 100.687 37%
Top Status of Covenants
Category Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
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