India: National Highway Sector II

The project's main objective was to improve transport efficiency and expand economic opportunities. It aimed to strengthen the capacity of the National Highway Authority of India for national highway development and operations and maintenance; upgrade and increase the capacity of key national arterial corridors, particularly the north-south corridor; improve road safety; and contribute to prevention and spread of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking.


PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

21 Dec 2004

Loan

India

Transport/Road

Closed

$670.60 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Capacity building for management, additional staff, organizational restructuring, and updated standards and guidelines

Minimum 560 km of upgraded national highway along the north-south corridor

Improved road safety with 20% reduction in traffic fatalities

Raised community awareness of the risks of HIV/AIDS and human trafficking

FINANCING

$400 million (Asian Development Bank)

$270.6 million (Government of India)