Project Management Consultancy

AS-11 Bilasipara to Fakirgram in Assam under Tranche 1
AS-37C Barpeta to Kalitakuchi in Assam under Tranche 1
SK-01 Manpur to Nayabazar in Sikkim under Trache 1
SK-02 Nayabazar to Namchi in Sikkim under Trache 1
MLN-01 Garobadha to Dalu in Meghalaya under Trache 1
AS-02 Tamulpur to Paneri in Assam under Trache 2
AS-03 Paneri to Udalguri in Assam under Trache 2
MN-06 Tupul to Kasom Khullen in Manipur under Trache 2
TR-02 Udaipur to Melaghar in Tripura under Trache 2
MZ-02 Serchhip to Buarpui in Mizoram under Trache 2
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Background

The Scheme, North Eastern State Roads Investment Programme (NESRIP) was approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 19th May 2011 at estimated cost of Rs. 1353.83 crore ($298.2 milli @ $1=Rs.45.4). The scheme envisaged construction/upgradation of total 433.425 km long roads in 6 North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing loan assistance of upto US $ 200 million (Rs.908 crore @ $1=Rs.45.4) under Multi-tranche Financing Facility (MFF), in two tranches. Tranche I - Loan Agreement for US $74.8 million has been signed on 9th July 2012 which became effective from 22nd October,2012. Tranche II - Loan Agreement for US $125.2 million has been signed between GOI and ADB on 17th Feb., 2014 which became effective from 20th May, 2014.

Five roads ( Length - 197.30 Kms.) roads have been taken up in Tranche- I and 6 roads (Length – 236.125kms. ) are to be taken up in Tranche-II. Program is to be executed during the period of 5 years as per approved CCEA dt. 19th May, 2011. The last date on which any disbursement under any Tranche may be made will be 30th June, 2021.

Project Appreciation

The Investment Program aims to (i) improve about 433.425 km of priority road sections in the six states in the North Eastern Region (NER) of India, and (ii) provide capacity building support to the executing agency i.e. the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (MDONER); and to the implementing agencies (IAs) i.e. the State Public Works Department (PWD) or its equivalent in each state. Financial assistance from ADB is in the form of a Multi-tranche Financing Facility (MFF), under which a series of loans is being provided upon Governments periodic financing request (PFR).

MDONER is responsible for the overall management and coordination of subprojects and components under NESRIP. MDONER has established a Project Management Unit (PMU) headed by a senior MDONER official, who is the Project Director for the overall Investment Program. The PMU have adequate staff covering the areas of expertise including administrative, finance, technical, project management and monitoring. The PMU is assisted by a firm of Project Management Consultants (PMC).

The state PWDs is responsible to manage individual projects. Each state PWD has established a Project Implementation Unit (PIU). A PIU is headed by a senior state PWD official, who is the State Project Director, and is staffed with officials in the field of contract management, procurement, environmental management, resettlement and rehabilitation, and accounting. Works under individual project are being executed by civil works contractor who has been engaged by the PIUs. Each PIU is being assisted by a Construction Supervision Consultant (CSC) for supervision of the civil works.

A national-level Project Steering Committee (PSC) chaired by Secretary, MDONER, and consisting of senior officials from related central ministries/agencies has been established to oversee and monitor the implementation of the Investment Program and provide necessary guidance to the Project Director and the State Project Directors.

Financing Module

  1. Total outlay for the scheme, other than State Governments’ share, will be provided in the GBS of the M/o DoNER by the Planning Commission. Funds will be released to State Governments in the form of grants-in-aid for creation of capital assets.
  2. The ADB will reimburse the loan of $200 million or INR 908.00 crores to the M/o DoNER through Controller, Aids Account & Audit (CAAA) of the Ministry of Finance.
  3. The State Governments’ contribution will be US $ 14.9 million, (INR 67.65 crores), being the expenditure to be incurred on social and environmental impact measures, land acquisition, roads maintenance, running of Project Implementation Unit (PIU), physical contingency and price contingency etc.
Broad Funding Pattern
Sr. No. Agency Tranche I % contribution Tranche II % contribution
Rs.(Cr.) US$(mn) Rs.(Cr.) US$(mn)
1 GOI(M/o DoNER) 123.72 27.25 24.9 120.64
2 State Govts. 33.82 7.45 6.8 52.09
3 ADB loans 339.6 74.80 68.3 676.05
Total 497.14 109.5 100.0 848.77

Program Organization Structure

Program Organization Structure

PMC Organization and Personnel

Archtech Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (ACPL) is a multidisciplinary professionally managed consultancy organization well backed up with vastly experienced specialists as well support staff and latest computer aided facilities. ACPL maintains Regional Offices covering six states, at Gurgaon, Guwahati, Gangtok, Shillong & Tura, Agartala and Aizawal with a total strength of over 400 Engineers & Experts spread over the country, ACPL is one of the largest provider of engineering services in this region for various types of infrastructural works, viz, Roads & Bridges, Multistoried Buildings, Stadium, Social / Environmental Studies etc. ACPL renders Comprehensive Consultancy Serviced starting from initial fact finding surveys, project inception, formulation and concept planning right Project Management and Supervision.

For the instant of project, Project Management Consultancy Archtech Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (ACPL) have proposed Five nos. Key Personnel, viz, Team Leader / Project Management Specialist, Deputy Team Leader / Senior Highway Engineer, Socio-Economic Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Financial Management Specialist & IT / MIS Specialist from our own establishment (employment) as the Lead Firm, besides, one no. Field Engineer, two nos. Technical Assistants and two nos. Supervisors for each road, who will provide competent Social & Environmental Support Staff Consisting of three nos. of different categories for each road. ACPL (the Lead firm) will provide and maintain office staff for the Site Office / Head Office alongwith requisite vehicles. Main disciplines involved are Project Administration, Construction Management, Environment / Social Impact Monitoring, Financial Management and IT / MIS Management. Our Associate will also do the activities of Field. Our proposed PMC set-up is as below :

PMC Organization Chart

List of Roads under NESRIP

State Road No Road Name Tranche Length (Km) Remarks
Assam AS-11 Bilasipara to Fakiragram 1 16.2 Construction Completed
AS-37C Barpeta to Kalitakuchi 1 58.5 In Progress
AS-02 Tamulpur to Paneri 2 43.0 In Progress
AS-03 Paneri to Udalguri 2 18.6 In Progress
AS-02-03 Major Bridges 2 1.3 Construction not started
Assam Total 137.6
Manipur MN-06 Tupul (NH-53) to Kasom-Khullen 2 97.925 In Progress
Meghalaya MLN-1 Garobadha to Dalu (NH-51) 1 93.4 In Progress
Mizoram MZ-02 Serchhip to Buarpui 2 55 In Progress
Sikkim SK-01 Melli to Nayabazar (NH-31) 1 9.5 In Progress
SK-02 Nayabazar to Namchi 1 19.7 In Progress
Sikkim Total 29.2
Tripura TR-02 Udaipur (NH-44) to Melaghar 2 20.3 In Progress
Tranche 1 total 197.3
Tranche 2 total 236.125
Grand total 433.425

Objective

The initiative by the ADB aims to rehabilitate the state roads to upgrade to inherently sound facilities, now in a poor state and to enhance the quality and life span of these roads. In this effort, it also aims to strengthen the ability of executing agencies to do more faster and better working in future resulting to an economic turn around.

The proposed investment programme and upgradation of the project roads will

  1. Increase capacity of the road.
  2. Reduce travel time and vehicle operating costs.
  3. Improve access to health, education, religious and market facilities.
  4. Improve socio-economic condition of the people in the influence area.
  5. Reduce poverty in the region.
  6. Improve the living condition and quality of life.

Key Performance Indicators for the NESRIP

A. Output Indicators
Monitoring Indicators Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
A1. Approximately 428.5KM of state roads reconstructed or rehabilitated by end of Year 5 under Tranche 1 and Tranche 2. 0% 0% 10% 30% 60% 100% 100%
A2. Percentage increase in procedures and computer systems established within PEDs PIUs by end of Year 5 for planning and project management purpose. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 100%
A3. Staff training and capacity building in all essential road management functions by end of year 5. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 100%
A4. Road safety program with coordinated engineering, enforcement and education components for Project roads in place by end of year 5. 0 10 10 10 10 10
A5. Sustained funding for road operations and maintenance established for Project roads and in place by end of year 5. 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
A6. Compliance with GoI and ADB's relevant policies and guidelines with respect to land acquisition on Oroject roads by end year 5. 0% 33% 66% 100% 100% 100% 100%
A7. Compliance with GoI and ADB's relevant policies and guidelines with respect to environmental management on Project roads by end of Year 5.. 0% 25% 45% 65% 85% 100% 100%

B. Outcomes Indicators
Monitoring Indicators Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 10
B1. Number of district headquarters in Project corridor connected by two-lane national highways and improved state roads increased to 100% by end of Year 5. 0% 20% 60% 60% 80% 100% 100% Not measured
B2. Actual growth rates of traffic on the project and connector roads surpasses the assumed growth rates (average annual growth are to be at least 9%) by end of Year 5. 9%
(Assumed)
5% 6% 7% 8% 9%   Not measured
B3. Growth of passenger bus services on the project roads to increase by 100% by end of Year 10 (5 year after project completion) 9%
(Assumed)
5% 6% 7% 8% 9% 11% 18%
B4a. Reduced vehicle operating cost by 20% for passenger buses by end of Year 5 (Project Completion) 100% 98% 96% 88% 80% 80%   Not measured
B4b. Reduced vehicle operating cost on the project roads by 30% for 2 and 3 axle trucks by end of Year 5 (Project Completion). 100% 98% 90% 80% 75% 70%    
B5. The project roads length maintained with IRI below 6 from Project Completion till end of Year 10. 0% 0% 10% 40% 80% 100% 100% 100%
B6. Reduction of Travel time on the Project Roads 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 40% 20%
B7. Movement of people and goods on upgraded roads 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 6% 6%

C. Impacts Indicators
Monitoring Indicators Year 0 Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 8 Year 10
C1. Increase in per capita state domestic product by 35% by end of Year 10. 100% 102% 105% 108% 110% 114% 117% 125% 135%
C2. Percent of households below poverty line decreased by 20% by end of Year 10. 100% 98% 96% 94% 92% 90% 88% 84% 80%

Management Information System

Web based Integrated Management Information System has been developed to provide upto date information about project roads. Each of the 6 Sates have their unique identification to enter their secure area to get project specific updates which is being updated regularly.

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