India: East-West Corridor
This project supported India's National Highway Development Project in establishing an enabling environment for efficient highway development, operation, and maintenance with maximum private sector participation. The objectives included (i) facilitating the transformation of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) into a lean and efficient organization; (ii) reducing the capacity constraints on national highways along the east-west corridor; (iii) promoting public-private partnership; and (iv) strengthening the NHAI's capacity to deal with emerging social issues.
26 Nov 2002
503.6 km of national highways upgraded to four lanes
35.2 km build-operate-transfer section completed
$320 million (Asian Development Bank)
$260.3 million (Government of India)
$63.9 million (Private Sector)