Preparing the Subregional Transport Connectivity (India)

The project strengthened the regional network of transport infrastructure in Bangladesh, Bhutan, People’s Republic of China, India, and Nepal. It also improved Haldia Port connections, and enhanced India’s domestic transport system in Sikkim and West Bengal. This project preparation included the conduct of necessary studies to upgrade subregional transport links along the West Bengal corridor, and supported growth in subregional trade and investment.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval

Funding Type

Country

Sector

Status

Total Cost

18 Dec 2003

Technical Assistance

Regional

Transport/Road

Closed

$800,000

KEY OUTPUTS

Preparatory studies on improvements to national highways along NH34 and Sikkim, state highways in West Bengal, and complementary socio-economic infrastructure along West Bengal corridor completed

Traffic, engineering, design studies, and cost estimates for Barasat bypass, Raiganj-Dalkhola, and Sevok-Gangtok sections reviewed

FINANCING

$800,000 (Asian Development Bank)