India: National Highways Sector I

This project supported India's National Highways Development Program by rehabilitating and widening priority sections of the East-West Corridor, with emphasis on 662 km of existing highway in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh. The objective of the programmatic approach was to help the Government strengthen the policy and institutional framework for the efficient delivery of highway development and operation and maintenance services through reforms of current systems.


PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

4 Dec 2003

Loan

India

Transport/Road

Closed

$761 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Upgraded selected sections of the East-West Corridor under a public sector financing scheme

PSP introduced to develop and maintain the East-West Corridor

Awareness workshops held on prevention of HIV/AIDS and trafficking in women and children

Road safety measures enhanced along a selected pilot section between Jhansi and Lucknow

FINANCING

$400 million (Asian Development Bank)

$292 million (Government of India)

$69 million (Private Sector)