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.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval26 Nov 2002
Funding TypeLoan
CountryIndia
SectorTransport/Road
StatusClosed
Total Cost$644.20 million

KEY OUTPUTS

503.6 km of national highways upgraded to four lanes

35.2 km build-operate-transfer section completed

FINANCING

$320 million (Asian Development Bank)

$260.3 million (Government of India)

$63.9 million (Private Sector)