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Project Details ADB

North Eastern States Roads Investment Programme (NESRIP)

 

assisted by

 

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

 

 

Background

 

Since road transport is the dominant mode of transportation for goods and passengers in the North Eastern Region, roads are critical to the social and economic development of the region. The Condition Survey conducted in October 2005 showed that approximately 70% roads in the region were in poor condition and hardly 20% in serviceable condition. Most State highways and major district roads were of inadequate width. The average travel speed on these roads was found to be approximately 40 km/hour for light vehicles and about 25 km/ hour for trucks and buses.

 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) was approached for assistance in the effort to improve the condition of some of the most trafficked State Highways and District Roads in various States in the NER. The ADB approved a Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA) towards preparing feasibility study for up-gradation and reconstruction of State roads (State Highways and District Roads) and institutional development and capacity building (IDCB) of State PWDs in the N.E. States. Eventually, the total length of the road to be taken up under the proposed scheme has been rationalized to 433.7 Km. covering the States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.

 

Approvals

 

The scheme was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on 19th May 2011, as a centrally sponsored scheme of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region at estimated cost of Rs. 1353.83 crore ($298.2 milli @ $1=Rs.45.4). The scheme envisaged construction/upgradation of total 433.7 km long roads in 6 North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.

 

Implementation Period

 

To be implemented over 5 years i.e. 2011-2016

 

Implementation Arrangements

 

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region is the Executing Agency and is responsible for overall coordination with ADB and participating States and monitoring the progress of the project. A Central level Steering Committee and Project Management Unit (PMU) within M/o DONER, and a State level Steering Committee and Project Implementation Units (PIUs) have been established in each project State. The PMU will supervise the work of Project Monitoring Consultant (PMC) while PIUs will supervise work of Construction Supervision Consultants (CSC).

 


 

Project Cost

 

Estimated Project cost is Rs. 1353.83 crore [US $ 298.2 mn @ $ 1 = `45.4] to be. The Programme is being assisted by ADB to the extent of US $ 200 million in the form of loan in two tranches. The major components of the estimated cost and funding pattern are as under:

 

(Rs. in crore)

 

Cost of Project

Item

GOI

States

ADB

Total

I. Investment Component

 

 

 

 

1. Right of Way and Social and Env. Measures

0.00

27.40

0.00

27.40

2. Civil Works (roads and bridges)

253.23

0.00

673.84

927.07

3. Road Maintenance

0.00

27.81

0.00

27.81

4. Construction Supervision Consultants

0.00

0.00

86.69

86.69

5. Equipment

0.00

0.00

6.36

6.36

6. PIU Cost

0.00

6.47

0.00

6.47

II. Project Mgt. & Capacity Dev. Component

 

 

 

 

1. Project Management Consultant

0.00

0.00

4.47

4.47

2. PMU Cost

0.70

0.00

0.00

0.70

Base Cost (I+II)

253.93

61.68

771.35

1086.96

III. Physical Contingency

7.61

1.02

23.14

31.77

IV. Price Contingency

37.79

4.76

113.52

156.07

V. Interest and Commitment Charges

79.01

0.00

0.00

79.01

Total

378.34

67.46

908.01

1353.81

* Financing charges, PMU and PMC costs not included.

 

Financing Module as per the Approved CCEA Note is as under :

  1. Total outlay for the scheme, other than State Governments’ share, will be provided in the GBS of the M/o DoNER by the Planning Commission. Funds will be released to State Governments in the form of grants-in-aid for creation of capital assets.
  2. The ADB will reimburse the loan of $200 million or INR 908.00 crores to the M/o DoNER through Controller, Aids Account & Audit (CAAA) of the Ministry of Finance. 
  3. The State Governments’ contribution will be US $ 14.9 million, (INR 67.65 crores), being the expenditure to be incurred on social and environmental impact measures, land acquisition, roads maintenance, running of Project Implementation Unit (PIU), physical contingency and price contingency etc.
  4. As per approved CCEA dt.  19th May, 2011.  The last date on which any disbursement under any Tranche may be made will be 30th June, 2021.

 

 

The broad funding pattern is as under:

 PROJECTED CONTRIBUTIONS  OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES IN THE TOTAL PROJECT COST  for N.E.S.R.I.P

Sl.  No.

Agency

Tranche I

% contribution

Tranche II

% contribution

(Rs. Cr.)

(US $ mn)

(Rs. Cr.)

(US $ mn)

 

1.

GOI  (M/o DoNER)

123.72

27.25

24.9

120.64

22.3

29.7

2.

State Govts.

33.82

7.45

6.8

52.09

9.6

3.9

3.

ADB loan

339.6

74.80

68.3

676.05

125.2

79.7

 

TOTAL

497.14

109.5

100.0

848.77

157.2

100.0

 

The approved Estimated Cost indicated in the administrative approval :

 

  1. for Tranche 1 issued by the Ministry on 18th August 2011:

 

 

Sl. No.

Item

Assam

Meghalaya

Sikkim

1

Right of Way, Social & Env. Measures

12.8

2.33

3.43

2

Civil Works (roads and bridges)

113.77

147.47

62.92

3

Road Maintenance

3.41

4.42

1.89

4

Construction Supervision Consultants

27.39

13.96

12.75

5

Equipment

1.06

1.06

1.06

6

PIU Cost

0.79

1.03

0.44

7

Physical Contingency

4.31

4.98

2.42

8

Price Contingency

18.67

21.57

10.48

 

Total

182.2

196.82

95.39

 

 

  1. For Tranche 2 issued by the Ministry on 23rd September 2011:

 

 

Sl. No.

Item

Assam

Manipur

Mizoram

Tripura

1

Right of Way, Social & Env Measures

3.77

1.30

1.48

2.29

2

Civil Works (roads and bridges)

223.13

209.70

123.07

47.01

3

Road Maintenance

6.69

6.29

3.69

1.41

4

Construction Supervision Consultants

12.26

14.43

11.80

6.36

5

Equipment

0.00

1.06

1.06

1.06

6

PIU Cost

1.56

1.46

0.86

0.33

7

Physical Contingency

7.22

6.84

4.15

1.71

8

Price Contingency

37.94

35.93

21.79

8.99

 

Total

292.58

277.01

167.90

69.16

    

 

Roads being taken up :

 

Five roads ( Length - 197.30 Kms.)  roads are taken up in Tranche- I  and 6 roads (Length - 231.40 kms. ) are taken up in  Tranche-II. 

 

  1. The roads taken up under Tranche-1 are as under :

 

State

Road No.

Contract No. 

Name of road

Length (Km.)

Implementing agency

Tranche I

Assam

 

AS-37 C

AS-CW1

Barpeta to Kalitakuchi

58.5

PWD, Govt. of Assam

AS-11

AS-CW1

Bilaspara to Fakiragram(NH-31)

16.2

Meghalaya

MLN-1

ML-CW1

Garobada to Dalu (NH 51)

93.4

PWD, Govt. of Meghalaya

 Sikkim

SK-01

SK-CW1

Meli (from km 17.10) to Nayabazar

9.5

Roads & Bridges Dept., Govt. of Sikkim

 

SK-02

SK-CW1

Nayabazar to Namchi

19.7

Sub-total of Tranche I

   
             

 

 

  1. The roads to be taken up under Tranche-2 are as under :

Tranche II

Assam

AS-02

AS-CW2

Tamulpur to Paneri

43.0

PWD, Govt. of Assam

 

AS-03

AS-CW2

Paneri to Udalguri

18.6

 

AS-02-03

 

Major bridges, 5 nos.

{4nos. on Tamulpur to Paneri (AS -02) and

1 no. on Paneri to Udalguri (AS -03)}

1.3

 Manipur

MN-06

MN-CW1

Tupul (NH 53)  to Bishnupur

52.2

PWD, Govt. of Manipur

MN-06

MN-CW2

Thoubal to Kasom Khullen

41.1

 Mizoram

MZ-02

MZ-CW2

Serchhip to Buarpui

55.0

PWD, Govt. of Mizoram

 Tripura

TR-02

TR-CW1

Udaipur(NH44) to Melaghar

20.3

PWD, Govt. of Tripura

Sub -total

231.4

 

Total Length in Kms.

428.70

 

 

Loan Negotiation

 

Loan negotiation with ADB was held during 16-17 June, 2011 which culminated to signing of the Framework Financing Agreement for the loan of $ 200 million between ADB and Government of India. ADB board approved the loan of $ 200 million on 18th August 2011 and on 22nd August 2011 ADB issued administrative approval of the tranche-1 loan of $ 74.8 million. The Administrative Approval for the projects were issued to tranche-I States on 18th August 2011 and to tranche-2 States on 23rd September 2011. The loan agreement (Trance-I) between Govt. of India and ADB has been signed on 9th July, 2012 and became effective from 22nd October, 2012.  In Tranche-I States works are in progress.

 

 

Loan negotiations for Tranche 2 were held with ADB on 24-25 October, 2013. The ADB management approved on 2.12.2013 Loan 3073-IND: North Eastern State Roads Investment Program – Project 2 for US $ 125.2 million from ADB’s Ordinary Capital Resources (OCR) to the Government of India. Loan Agreement has been signed between Govt. of India and ADB on 17th February, 2014. Legal opinions on Loan Agreement have been obtained from each concerned State and MDoNER. Consequently, the loan has been made effective by ADB on 20.5.2014.  Now, the works are initiated in Trnche II States.

 

INVESTMENT PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENT

 

The Investment Programme Management Arrangement is as per the following table: 

 

PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

MANAGEMENT  ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Ministry of Finance

•        Sign loan agreement for each project

•        Process & submit to ADB when reqd. for change in loan agreement

•        Submit periodic financing request (PFR)

 

Ministry of DoNER (National Executing Agency ) through its Project Management Unit (PMU)

•        Overall coordination of investment programme

•        Inter ministerial coordination through the National  Project Steering Committee

•        Oversee the implementation of the Project Management and Capacity Development component

•        Recruit Project Management Consultants (PMC)

•        Provide counterpart staff , facilities and funding

•        Prepare withdrawal applications

•        Monitor and Report on the progress of the

   Investment programme

•        Maintain proper accounts and records of the loans under the facility

•        Consolidate PFR

 

States Acting through their PWD’s (State -level Executing Agencies )

•        Implement investment subproject

•        procure civil works contractors

•        Recruit Construction Supervision Consultants

•        Inter departmental coordination through the  state level Steering Committee

•        Provide counterpart staff , land facilities and funding

•        Report on progress of investment subprojects

•        Maintain proper accounts and records of the investment sub projects

 

National level Project  Steering Committee

•    Oversee and monitor the implementation of the investment programme and provide necessary guidance to the Project Director and state PD’s 

 

State  level Project  Steering Committee

•    Oversee and monitor the implementation of the investment programme and provide necessary guidance to the Project Director and state PD’s

•     Deal with state level project implementation issues including land acquisition, resettlement  & rehabilitation, environmental clearance and removal of utilities

 

Asian Development Bank

•        Provide financing as per loan agreement

•        Process (Project Financing Request) PFR as per  

  (Framework Financing Agreement ) FFA

•        Monitor and review overall implementation of the   

  Investment Programme

 

 

 

 

List of Construction Supervision Consultants (CSCs) and Civil Works Contractors

 

     

 

 

State

Name of CSC

Name of Civil Works  Contractor

 

 

Tranche I

 

 

 

 

Sikkim

Roughton International Ltd. in association with Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

BVSR constructions Pvt. ltd.

 

 

Assam

AECOM Asia Company Limited in association with AECOM India Private Limited

BLA-SGCL (JV)

 

 

Meghalaya

AECOM Asia Company Limited in association with AECOM India Private Limited

BSCPL Infrastructure Limited, Hyderabad

 

 

Tranche II

 

 

 

 

Assam

AECOM Asia Company Limited in association with AECOM India Private Limited

DRA-SGCCL-ANPL (JV)

 

 

Manipur

AECOM Asia Company Limited in association with Rodic Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

DRAIPL-ABCL (JV)

 

 

Tripura

Egis International in association with Egis Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd.

M/s. ECI-Nayak(JV)

 

 

Mizoram

MSV International Inc.

M/s Tantia Construction Ltd.

 

 

Note : BVSR – Buchepalli Venkayamma Subbareddy ;  DRAIPL – Dineshchandra R.  Agarwal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.;   MSV – Management Services Value (US based);  AECOM – Architecture Engineering Consulation  Operation &   Maintenance ; Egis – French engineering group ; BSCPL - B. Seenaiah & Company   (Projects) Ltd. ; Roughton – UK based civil engineering consultancy.

 

 

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Ms. V. L. Roui Kullai, Director