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  • India
Location: Rajasthan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: A
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  • Transport
Investment Type(s): Loan
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Investment Amount (USD): $ 220.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS: 2017-08-08
Disclosure Date: 2016-09-22
Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1
ADB-49228-002

Project Description
DESCRIPTION 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 (MDRs) to 2-lane or intermediate-lane standards that meet road safety requirements. The capacity of Rajasthan Public Works Department (PWD) will be improved 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, and 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. While under-investment and inadequate maintenance has left many of the State Highways and MDRs in poor condition, the proposed project will support the State Government's initiative to increase focus to better and safer road connectivity and sustainable maintenance. IMPACT Improved access to social and economic activities OUTCOME Efficiency and safety of transport on the state highways of Rajasthan improved
Investment Description
Loan 3534-IND: Rajasthan State Highway Investment Program - Tranche 1 Ordinary capital resources US$ 220.00 million
Contact Information
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main CONTACTS Responsible ADB Officer Chen, Chen Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD Executing Agencies Government of Rajasthan Main Building, Secretariat, Jaipur-302 005, India
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