KSHIP-III (ADB 2nd Loan)

Under ADB TA 7324-IND, Technical Assistance for Karnataka State Highway Network Improvement, consultant M/S Scott Wilson Pvt. India Ltd., completed a study for identifying a ‘Core Road Network’ (CRN) in the state. This was updated in 2012, to reflect some changes in connectivity criteria. M/S Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. has prepared a pre-feasibility report on rehabilitation and upgrading of CRN identified by the previous study, on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis. This preliminary study, based on broad financial assumptions, attempted to categorize projects from the CRN that could be taken up on some form of PPP, as distinct from regular construction contracts.

Based on the CRN study and the pre-feasibility assessment for PPP, KSHIP identified 9 key road corridors, sections which are proposed to be taken up for upgrading through various schemes. KSHIP then commissioned a feasibility of the identified 9 road corridors based on 7-day traffic counts and preliminary cost estimates.

The Feasibility Study initially taken up covering 4403 kms across nine corridors is further curtailed to 3400 kms excluding the following two Corridors no. CNS3 & CEW 30 owing to upgrading of a length of 1003 km of SHs to National Highway.

  • CNS 3: Kerala Border (Ooti) - Gundlupet - Nanjangud - Mysore - SR Patna - Pandavapura - Nagamangala - Turuvekere - Chikkanayakanahalli - Hiriyur - Challakere - Molakalmuru - Bellary - Siraguppa - Sindhanur - Lingasguru - Shorapur - Shahapur - Jevargi - Gulbarga - Humnabad - Bidar - MH Border and
  • CEW 30: Bantwal - Madikeri - Mysore - Mandya – Bangalore
Accordingly, the Financial Feasibility Study has been carried out for the remaining Seven Corridors listed below:
Sl No Corridor No Corridor Name Length in Km
1 CNS 5 Bagalkot - Gadag - Shirahatti - Ranebennur - Honnali - Shimoga - Bhadrvathi - Chickmagalur - Belur - Hassan - Holenarasipura - K.R.Nagar - Bilikere - Mysore - T.N.Pura - Kollegala - M.M.Hills - Palaar - T.N. Border (Selam) 683.30
2 CNS 7 Kerala border - Virajpet - Madikeri - Somwarpet - Sakaleshpura - Mudigere - Aldur- Balehonnur- NR Pura- Umblebailu- Lakkinakoppa- Shimoga - Koppa - Shikaripura - Hangal - Mundgod - Kushtagi - Dharwad - Bylahongala - Gokak - Raibagh - MH Border (Miraj). 673.10
3 CNS 13 A.P. Border (Medak) Aurad - Bhalki - Basavakalyana - Aland - Afzalpur - Indi - Bijapur - Jamakhandi - Mudhol - Ramdurga - Savadathi - Dharwad - Haliyal - Supa – Karwar 672.60
4 CEW 14 (Guti) Kumta- Sirsi- Yekkumbi-Haveri- Harappanahalli- Kottur- Kudligi - Molakalmuru - A.P. Border 296.00
5 CEW 16 Kumta - Siddapura- Soraba - Shikaripura- Honnali - Chitradurga - Challakere - Pavagada - A.P. Border (Kadamadgi) 407.40
6 CEW 18 Byndoor- Halkal - Kollur - Hosnagar - Aayanur - Shimoga - Lakkavalli - Tarikere - Ajjampura - Hosadurga - Hiriyur - A.P. Border (Madakasira) 343.40
7 CEW 28 Kerala border (jalsoor) - Sulya - Bisleghat - Somwarpet - KR Pet - Nagamangala - Magadi – Bangalore 323.70
    Total length 3399.5
KSHIP-III FS map

Map depicting 3400 kms of roads taken in Feasibility Study

On the basis of this feasibility study, a set of roads aggregating to about 1200km was identified for preparation of detailed project reports (DPRs) for posing these projects to ADB. Two consultant consortia were engaged by KSHIP during July-2015 to prepare the detailed project reports (DPRs).

DEA communicated the Screening Committee’s approval by its letter of 22-Feb-2013, for a loan proposal of $350 million from ADB. KPWD would be the EA for the project, and KSHIP (the PIU in KPWD), would be the Implementing Agency. This arrangement is the same as for KSHIP 1 & 2. ADB’s concept approval for this project has been received in July-2014.

DPR consultants were recruited by KSHIP and mobilized in July-2015. ADB recruited a consortium of international and national consultant firms to carry out the project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA), and these mobilized in August 2015. Further, as per a limit placed by the Finance Department of the Government of Karnataka on the total cost of the project, it is proposed to carry out upgrading works for about 418 km of State Highways, under Hybrid Annuity mode in 3 packages. The projects entail 75% construction grant and 9 years of concession period which includes 2 years of Construction and 7 years of Operation and Maintenance.

 

Engineering Design: The engineering design for KSHIP III Project roads has been formulated as per latest IRC codes and also keeping in mind the best industry practices. The improvement proposal was based on capacity augmentation upon traffic study and forecast based on careful review of existing road network, future economic development in the region and safety of road users.
The improvement proposals and geometric design for the project road has been done generally following the latest manual IRC:SP:73 (2015) for sections proposed with 2-lane with paved shoulders with minimum Corridor of Impact (CoI) of 26 m & IRC:SP:84 (2014) for sections proposed with 4-lane divided carriageway with minimum CoI of 38 m.
The guiding principles for the improvement proposal formulated are summarized below,

  1. Flexible Pavement has been adopted for the project road and is designed for a minimum period of 20 years.
  2. Improved safety of Highway users, Pedestrians of the project road by provision of improved Junction designs, grade separated structures, pedestrian subway and other Road Safety Measures as per latest technology available in the market.
  3. Minimal Impact on existing settlers in congested settlements by provision of realignment and Bypasses.
  4. Improvement proposal is aimed at providing all weather access to public and social service facilities such as government agencies, health centers, and schools and tourist destinations
  5. Design of Bridge Structures for 100 year storm, to account for climate change
  6. Improved Storm water management system along the project road by provision of road side drains for both urban (covered lined drain) and rural sections (earthen drains) and also by provision of cross drainage structures.
  7. To minimize impact on settlers and R&R requirement, project road passing through settlements is proposed with customized cross-sections within 16 m CoI for 2-lane urban section with footpath, drain and utility space on both sides and 20 m CoI for 4-lane urban sections with footpath, drain and utility space on both sides.
  8. Improvement proposal also include road side facilities such as Bus Laybyes with bus shelters, Truck Laybyes, Street Lightings with solar power, land for Rest Areas & Toll Plazas, raised Pedestrian crossings & etc
  9. Adequate safety provisions like crash barriers, road signs, road markings, speed humps etc have been made.

Environmental Safeguard: Environmental Screening of the project roads were carried out by the DPR Consultants as per ADB’s Safeguard Policy and Guidelines of Government of India for Project Categorization, requirement of Statutory Clearances as well as identification of critical environmental issues, which is summarized below.

Project Roads Project Categorization Requirement of Statutory Clearances Critical Issues identified
MoEFCC ADB’s Safeguard Policy Environment Wildlife Forest Archaeological
Kollegal to Hannur (SH-79) - B No No No No
  • Diversion of Forest Land
  • Tree felling
  • Impact of traffic noise on Sensitive Receptors
Chintamani to AP Border (SH-82) - B No No Yes No
Bengaluru to Magadi (SH-85) to NH-75 via Chikkamudigere and Iyandahalli (MDR) - B No No No No
Magadi to Near Somwarpeth (SH-85) - B No No Yes Yes
Gadag to Honnalli (SH-57 and SH-26) - B No No Yes No

As per ADB Safeguard Policy Statement 2009, proposed project roads are “Category B”. Road specific Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Report has been prepared to identify significant potential environmental impacts associated with the construction and operational phases of the proposed development. Most of the adverse impacts of road project during construction period are temporary in nature. These impacts have been minimized through specific engineering solutions. Environment friendly construction methodology has been incorporated into the project design and Environmental Management Plan has been prepared incorporating various modern technologies and guidelines to reduce the environmental impacts of highway construction to make it a Green Highway. Environmental safeguard measures proposed to minimize the impact includes:

  • Eccentric Geometric adjustments to minimize tree felling
  • Plantation of native indigenous trees species with large canopy cover under avenue plantation
  • Avoid cutting the giant trees to the extent possible
  • Construction of noise barrier at sensitive receptors to minimize impact of traffic noise
  • Slope stabilization using Coir Geotextile and Vetiver Grass (Bio-engineering)
  • Preservation of fertile top soil
  • Enhancement of road side water bodies and Phyco-Remediation of surface water using NUALGI
  • Adequate number to cross drainage structures proposed to maintain natural flows of streams without changing the gorge of flow at highway site
  • Rainwater Harvesting Structures to improve ground water level
  • Provision of LPG in construction camp as fuel source

Social Safeguard: The social safeguards including the Entitlement Matrix for the projects have been devised as per the Government of India Act “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013”( RFCTLARR Act, 2013), and the ADB Safeguard Policy Statement 2009,,

The preferred approach for land acquisition for the project will be direct purchase of private land and structures based on the provisions of Section 46 of RFCTLARR Act, 2013, relevant policies of Government of Karnataka and ADB’s SPS (para. 25, Involuntary Resettlement Requirement 2, Appendix 2, p. 48). As per SPS requirements, a third party monitor will be recruited by ADB to monitor the fairness and transparency of the direct purchase process. The land parcels which cannot be purchased through Direct Purchase, will be acquired through the process laid out in the RFCTLARR Act 2013 and the Involuntary Resettlement Standard Requirement of the ADB’s Safeguards Policy Statement, 2009. Social Safe guard measures being a key component for implementation of the improvement proposal following measures have been adopted,

  • Project Affected people (PAP) will be assisted in improving or at least regaining their pre-program standard of living;
  • Consultation on compensation, disclosure of resettlement information to PAPs,
  • Vulnerable and severely affected households will be provided special assistance;
  • Potential Opportunities for PAPs to get Developmental Benefits through existing governmental schemes, income generation activities and skill training programs;
  • Payment of compensation to PAPs including non-title holders (e.g., informal dwellers/squatters, and encroachers) for acquired assets at replacement rates;
  • Payment of compensation and resettlement assistance prior to the contractor taking physical acquisition of the land and prior to the commencement of any construction activities;
  • Provision of income restoration and rehabilitation;
  • Establishment of appropriate Grievance Redressed Mechanisms.
  • Capacity Building and Training

Project Description & Key Information

Theprojectwillupgradeabout419kilometers(km)ofstatehighwaysinlinewiththecoreroadnetwork(CRN)inthestateofKarnatakatotwo-andfour-lanedependingontrafficrequirementsandreconstruction,widening,andstrengthening of culverts and bridges. The works will be undertaken through concessions basedon hybrid-annuity model with a 7-year annuity period, post construction. It will also implementsuitable measures to improve identified critical accident spots across the state highways on theCRN and strengthen capacity and efficiency of KPWD. The project includes ISO 9001:2015certificationofqualitymanagementsystemof247officesofPWDandISO14001:2015certification of environmental management system of 61 offices of PWD. international roadassessment star rating and road safety audit of Karnataka’s core road network of 18000km willconducted.

  • Loan no: 3619-IND
  • Loan Approval Date: 08-12-2017
  • Loan Signed date: 30-08-2018
  • Loan Effectiveness date: 14-11-2018
  • Project Cost: US$ 655 million
  • ADB Share: US$ 346 million (Rev.US$ 344.65 million)
  • GOK Share: US$ 202 million
  • Private Sector: US$ 107 million
  • Loan Closing date: 30-06-2024

The Project cost is Rs.5334 Crore including LAQ and other costs.  In order to leverage the funds and draw the private sector efficiency, the GOK has shifted the implementation strategy to PPP mode.  The Contracts have concession period of 9 years.  The project entails 75% construction grant from ADB and the cost towards the Annuity, O & M, LAQ, Utility shifting etc is borne by GOK.

ADB shall finance the upfront grant to be paid to the Concessionaire during the construction period, along with Road Safety Component, a portion of IE Services and other Institutional Developmental services amounting to INR 2164 Crore. This is about 40% of the total project cost of INR 5334 Crore.


GoK shall contribute towards the Annuity, O&M and Interest payments, Physical contingencies, utility shifting, EMP, LARR, the remaining portion for IE services and R&R .GoK shall also contribute towards the ADB Financing Charges which are estimated at INR 122 Crores. The total GoK contribution is INR 3170 Crores. This is about 60% of the total project cost of INR 5334 Crore.

KSHIP-III The annual estimated expenditure (Government .Order dated 28-12-2017)

 

Items (in Rs Crores)

Nominal

Year ending 31st March

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

Construction Grant (75%)

1954

0

779

1175

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Annuity Payment (as per CA)

903

0

0

9

33

58

87

124

177

252

163

O&M Payment (as per CA)

435

0

0

26

54

57

60

64

67

71

37

Interest Payment (as per CA)

560

0

0

54

107

102

95

83

67

43

9

Physical Contingencies – Authority

47

0

24

23

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Utility Shifting Expenses

98

49

49

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

EMP - KSHIP Payment (Compensatory Afforestation)

14

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

LARR

1014

507

507

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

IE (50%)

53

0

8

12

14

6

2

2

2

4

4

R&R Implementation Consultants

10

3

5

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Road Safety Component

100

0

20

40

40

0

0

0

0

0

0

Consulting (IDA-E)

24

3

7

8

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

Total

5212

569

1406

1349

251

226

244

273

313

370

213

ADB Financing Charges (IDC & Commitment charges)

122

                   

Grand Total

5334

                   

The Road works are being implemented with 2 years of construction period and 7 years of O & M.  A road length of 419 kms. has been taken up for improvement under Hybrid Annuity Model in three packages. The details of the roads and the contract packages to be implemented are as below:

  1. Package-1
  1. Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Kollegal to Hannur (km 0.000 to km 4.900 along Kollegal and Madhuvanhalli Bypass and from km 66.888 to km 85.770 of SH-79, length 23.8 kms);

 

  1. Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Chintamani to AP Border (km 47.203 to km 86.977of SH-82, length 39.8 kms); and

 

  1. Four Laning of Bengaluru (NICE Road) to Magadi (km 15.325 to km 50.850 of SH-85) and Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of connector from Magadi to NH 75 via Chikkamudigere and Iyandahalli (km 50.850 to km 66.150 of MDR), length 50.8 kms; with total length of 114.4 km in the State of Karnataka, India on Hybrid Annuity basis.

 

  1. Package-2

Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Magadi to near Somwarpeth (Km 51.000 to Km 221.833 of SH 85, excluding the following common sections with Huliyudurga bypass km 76.520 to 78.410, common portion with SH 84 between km 88.700 to km 90.380 and common portion with NH 150 A in Nagmangala km 111.960 to km 113.260), 166 km in the State of Karnataka, India on Hybrid Annuity basis.

  1. Package-3

Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Gadag to Honnali (Km 105.500 to Km 205.290 of SH 57 and Km 215.335 to Km 253.713 of SH 26), 138.2 km in the State of Karnataka, India on Hybrid Annuity basis.

Package Name

Length in Km

Contract

 Period

(in months)

Estimated Project Cost

 (Rs.in Cr.)

Bid

Project Cost

(Rs.in Cr.)

Concessionaire

Independent Engineer

Package-1

114.3

24 months Construction Period
+
84 months maintenance

895

1062

KN Highways Development Limited

LN Malaviya Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd

Package-2

166.0

24 months Construction Period
+
84 months maintenance

998

1144.5

KNR Somwarpet Infra project Private Limited

Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad in associated with VAX C

Package-3

138.2

24 months Construction Period
+
84 months maintenance

805

995

Sadbhav Gadag Highway Private Limited

LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd

Total

418.5

 

2698

3201.50

 

 

The Roads will be improved to min. Two lane carriageway with 1.5m Paved shoulder and 1.0m earthen shoulder on either side with provision for four lane in urban settlement.  The reach from Bangalore (Nice Road) Magadi for a length of 35 Kms. will be developed to divide four lane carriageway.  The roads are designed for a design life of 20 years with all geometric corrections and road safety features.

Present Status

 

The Concessionaires and Independent Engineers have been appointed for all the three packages under the project.

Civil Works: Presently work is in progress in all the three packages.

Milestone-1, 2 & 3 completed in Package-1

Milestone-1, 2 & 3 completed in Package-2

Milestone-1 & 2 completed in Package-3

Overall 231.52 km upto DBM layer completed (package 1 – 69.27 km, Package 2 – 106.22 km & Package 3 – 56.03 km)

 

Package -1

  • Concession agreement signed on 20th February 2019 and the appointed date declared on 1st July 2020.
  •  land acquisition: Total area required is  357 A 19.00 G out of which 257 A 14.75 G of land acquired and balance land acquisition is under process
  • Mobilisation Advance of Rs.106.2 crore released to the concessionaire.
  • Construction work at site is in progress in all three stretches. As on July 2022, DBM layer for 69.27  km (60%) completed out of total length of 114.3 km.
  • Milestone -1 completed on 07-03-2021
  • Payment of Rs.107.7 Cr. towards milestone -1 has been released to the concessionaire.
  • Milestone -2 completed on 03-09-2021
  • Payment of Rs.107.7 Cr. towards milestone -2 has been released to the concessionaire.
  • Milestone -3 completed on 15-06-2022
  • Payment of Rs.107.7 Cr. towards milestone -3 has been released to the concessionaire.
  • Milestones 1,2 & 3 completed. Total payment of Rs. 430.5 Crore (including mobilisation advance) has been released and reimbursement of Rs 396.32 Crore claimed and received from ADB.

 

Package -2

  • Concession agreement signed on 18th January 2019 and the appointed date declared on 12th February 2020.
  • land acquisition: Total area required is  512 A 30.25 G out of which  284 A 8.75 G of land acquired and balance land acquisition is under process
  • Mobilisation Advance of Rs.114.45 crore released to the concessionaire.
  • Construction work at site is in progress and as on July 2022, DBM layer for 106.22 km (64%) completed out of total length of 166 km.
  • Milestone -1 completed on 18-12-2020
  • Payment of Rs.121.09 Cr. towards milestone -1 has been released to the concessionaire.
  • Milestone -2  completed on 05-06-2021
  • Payment of Rs.121.09 Cr. towards milestone -2 has been released to the concessionaire.
  • Milestone -3  completed on 13-03-2022
  • Payment of Rs.121.09 Cr. towards milestone -3 has been released to the concessionaire.
  • Milestones 1,2 & 3 completed. Total payment of Rs. 492.01 Crore (including mobilisation advance) has been released and reimbursement of Rs 369.27 Crore claimed and received from ADB.

 

Package - 3

  • Concession agreement signed on 18th January 2019 and the appointed date declared on 12th March 2020.
  • land acquisition: Total area required is  595 A  24.50 G out of which  490 A 20.00 G of land acquired and balance land acquisition is under process
  • Mobilisation Advance of Rs.99.5 crore released to the concessionaire. Reimbursement of Rs 74.6 Crore claimed and received from ADB.
  • Construction work at site is in progress and  as on July 2022, DBM layer for 56.03  km (41%) completed out of total length of 138.2 km.
  • Milestones 1 completed on 23-02-2022.
  • Milestones 2 completed on 15-07-2022.
  • Total payment of Rs. 149.72 Crore (including mobilisation advance) has been released and reimbursement of Rs 222.87 Crore claimed and received from ADB.

 

Consultancy Services:

  • Procurement of Independent Engineers for all 3 packages completed (3 nos.) and is under implementation
  • Procurement of Implementation Support Consultant (ISC) completed (1 no.) and is under implementation
  • Procurement of NGOs for all 3 packages completed (1 no.)
  • Procurement of Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant completed (1 no.)
  • Procurement of ISO 9001 and 14001 documentation support consultants completed and is under implementation (2 nos.)
  • Procurement of Road Safety Audit & Design consultants under process. (2 nos.)
  • Procurement of ISO 9001 and 14001 Third Party Audit Consultant–To be initiated (2 nos.)

 

KSHIP III (ADB 2nd Loan) Calendar of Events

17th January, 2012: The Government of Karnataka submitted a concept note to the Department of Economic Affairs, Government of India for developing 2000-3000 km of Core Road Network (CRN) with proposed 2nd loan of US$ 500 million from ADB
26th May, 2012: ADB 2nd Loan Finance Plus proposal was submitted to Secretary, DEA by GoK
21st December, 2012: Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), GOI has given concurrence for a 2nd ADB loan of US$ 350 Million for KSHIP III in the 27th Meeting of the Screening Committee
22nd February, 2013: Department of Economic Affairs vide its letter dated 22nd February, 2013 has given approval for ADB IInd loan of US$ 350 Million for KSHIP III
7th March, 2013: 1st Tripartite Review Meeting of Asian Development Bank for KSHIP-III Project was held on 7th March 2013
April, 2013: 1st Reconnaissance Mission of Asian Development Bank for KSHIP-III Project was held in April 2013
2nd to 3rd September, 2013: 2nd Reconnaissance Mission of Asian Development Bank for KSHIP-III Project was held on 2nd and 3rd September 2013
11th November, 2013: 2nd Tripartite Review Meeting of Asian Development Bank for KSHIP-III Project was held on 11th November 2013
23rd November, 2013: Feasibility Study for a road length of 4403 kms of State Highways selected out of the Class 'A' category roads of 9078 kms of the approved CRN was taken up. This was further curtailed to 3400 kms excluding the two Corridors no. CNS3 & CEW 30 owing to upgradation of a length of 1003 km of SHs to National Highway. The Feasibility Study has been carried out for Seven Corridors. M/s Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka) Ltd (iDeCK) engaged vide Government order GO No PWD 41 EAP 2013 dated 23rd November, 2013 have carried out the Feasibility Study of the roads posed under KSHIP III. On the basis of the Feasibility Study, under Priority I, 1362 kms have been shortlisted for Detailed Project Report & development with the ADB- financial assistance of USD 350 million USD under KSHIP III on DBFOT (Annuity) basis
24th to 25th February, 2014: 3rd Reconnaissance Mission of Asian Development Bank for KSHIP-III Project was held on 24th and 25th February 2014
19th July, 2014: 4th Reconnaissance Mission of Asian Development Bank for KSHIP-III Project was held on 19th July 2014. ADB’s Concept Approval for this project has been received in July, 2014
30th October, 2014: Hon. Minister, KPWD has given approval to proposal for preparation of DPR for 1362 kms identified in the Feasibility Study submitted by IDeCK on 30th October, 2014
14th November 2014: Consequently, the list of roads proposed for KSHIP III has received the approval of the competent authority of the Project, the Steering Committee under the Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary to Govt., PWP&IWTD. The Steering Committee of KSHIP in the 65th meeting held on 14th November, 2014
10th December 2014: The Project Governing Board in the 29th meeting held on 10th December, 2014 has approved the Priority I list of roads finalized above for DPR and implementation under KSHIP III
March 2015: Approval for award of DPR-TA consultants is provided by 68th Meeting of PSC after following two stage process of EoI and RFP evaluation.
July, 2015: Consultants were mobilised in July, 2015, namely, M/s CDM Smith-Crisil JV (Group-I Projects) & M/s ICT-PwC JV (Group-II Projects) at a cost of around 31 Crores (US$ 5 Mn) approximately. Out of total length of project roads of 1362 Kms, Group-I covered 696 Kms and Group-II covered 666 Kms. The Detailed Project Reports are in final stages of preparation
20th July, 2015: The ADB has approved Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA) as grant under TA no.8691-IND for KSHIP III with an amount not exceeding Rs 3.72 Crore (600,000 USD) with the objective to build on the DPRs prepared and to make the necessary checks and changes suitable for meeting ADB's requirements. The ADB has appointed Ecorys-Feedback Joint Venture as the PPTA consultants and the services have commenced from 20th July, 2015
July, 2015: The ADB team visited for initial discussions with KSHIP and consultants appointed
August, 2015: DPR Review Committee Meeting to review the project implementation procedures and highlighted in the Inception report submitted by the DPR-TA consultants
September, 2015: DPR Review Committee Meeting with PPTA and DPR-TA consultants in order to finalize the assumptions feeding into the Financial Model for the Project
21st to 22nd September, 2015: ADB Reconnaissance Mission visited on 21st and 22nd September, 2015 to monitor progress of the projects.
21st October, 2015 DPR Review Committee meeting with PPTA and DPR-TA consultants in order to finalize the Economic and Social sector assessment study
November, 2015: DPR Review Committee Meeting with PPTA and DPR-TA consultants in order to prepare the Model Bidding Documents for KSHIP-III projects
December, 2015: DPR Review Committee Meeting to review project preparation and progress achieved by the DPR-TA consultants
14th to 21st December, 2015: ADB Reconnaissance Mission visited between 14th to 21st December to track progress of the projects.
21st December, 2015: Wrap-up meeting of ADB Reconnaissance Mission with the DEA was held on 21st December, 2015
December, 2015: ADB International Business Opportunity Seminar at Delhi used to showcase upcoming KSHIP-III projects
January, 2016: DPR Review Committee Meeting with PPTA and DPR-TA consultants in order to finalize the modalities for procurement of the Independent Engineer
January, 2016: Legal review of modalities for Land Acquisition for KSHIP-III projects
February, 2016: Invest Karnataka 2016 Summit at Bangalore used to showcase upcoming KSHIP-III projects
February, 2016: Legal review of KSHIP-III contract documents by DPR-TA consultants
15th to 23rd February, 2016: ADB Reconnaissance Mission visited between 15th to 23rd February to review Social and Economic Impact Assessments prepared by the DPR-TA consultants for KSHIP-III Projects.
23rd February, 2016: Meetings with Principal Secretary, PWD and Principal Secretary, Finance Department, ADB on budgetary provision on 23rd February 2016
24th February, 2016: Wrap-up meeting of ADB Reconnaissance Mission with the DEA was held on 24th February, 2016
March, 2016: DPR Review Committee Meeting with the Finance Department on KSHIP-III Projects as part of KSHIP enquiry on budget availability for KSHIP-III
23rd March, 2016: 77th Project Steering Committee meeting for the recommendation of the KSHIP-III project aspects including all agendas
April, 2016: ADB International Business Opportunity Seminar at Hyderabad used to showcase upcoming KSHIP-III projects
28th to 29th April 2016: ADB Staff Consultant-Climate Change Expert had visited KSHIP on 28th and 29th April, 2016 to discuss addressal of climate change issues of the project
May 2016: Land Acquisition through Direct Purchase process has been initiated
25th May 2016, Interim review was conducted by Asian Development Bank on 25th on KSHIP III Projects
31st May 2016: Cabinet Approval has been accorded for Direct Purchase of land for public purpose projects, including for road construction projects
6th June, 2016: 33rd Project Governing Board meeting for the recommendation of the KSHIP-III project aspects including all agendas
21st to 30th June, 2016: ADB fact finding mission for final review of KSHIP-III Project
29th August, 2016: Meeting chaired by ACS, FD to discuss Project Financing, Cost Benefit Analysis, Project Structure and Project revenue generation options for KSHIP III roads
November, 2016: ADB Reconnaissance mission for review of KSHIP-III Project
16th November, 2016: Approval for Budget, Project Costing and Project Packaging from Finance Department, Government of Karnataka
January, 2017: Approval received from ADB on Bid Documents
1st February, 2017: 81st PSC has approved proposal for tolling and wayside amenities for KSHIP III project roads post construction
10th February, 2017: Bids launched through Karnataka e-procurement portal
March, 2017: ADB Reconnaissance mission for review of KSHIP-III Project
10th March, 2017: First Pre-Bid meeting held
31st March, 2017: Approval for Entitlement Matrix from Finance Department, Government of Karnataka
19th April, 2017: Issue of RFP for Independent Engineer services for all 3 packages scheduled
April, 2017: NGO were mobilized
9th May, 2017: Responses to Pre-Bid queries from bidders uploaded on e-procurement portal
15th June, 2017: 34th Project Governing Board meeting for approval of KSHIP III subjects, including those for Project Costing, Packaging, Entitlement Matrix which were deferred by 33rd PGB for want of Finance Department, GoK opinion
14th August, 2017: Bids for 3 civil works packages received
17th August, 2017: : Opening of Technical bids
21st September, 2017: Extension for project preparation period obtained in 75th Meeting of the Screening Committee of DEA
19th October, 2017: Technical Evaluation recommended by 84th PSC for sharing ADB for No-Objection
19th October, 2017: VfM reviewed and recommended by 84th PSC for placing before PGB
23rd October, 2017: Loan negotiation with ADB for KSHIP-III completed
13th November, 2017: G.O. issued on LA and R&R Principles and Policy Framework and Entitlement Matrix for KSHIP III
8th December, 2017: ADB Board Meeting has approved KSHIP-III projects loan.
28th December, 2017: Cabinet approval has been accorded for KSHIP-III ADB 2nd Loan projects
15th January, 2018: ADB No-Objection on Technical Evaluationand to open Financial Bids
18th January, 2018: Approval from Finance Department, GoK on VFM thresholds for KSHIP III projects
22nd January, 2018: G.O. issued for constitution of District level Grievance Redressal Committee for KSHIP III
25th January, 2018: 35thPGB, approval accorded to Technical evaluation and to open Financial Bids
27th January, 2018: Financial Bids opened on e-procurement
2nd February, 2018: Financial Bid Evaluation by Evaluation Committee of PIU
23rd February, 2018: No-Objection from ADB to negotiate with lowest evaluated bidders
2nd March, 2018: G.O. for Negotiation Committee issued after due approval from CS, GoK
3rd March, 2018: 1st Negotiation Meeting with Lowest Evaluated Bidders
9th March, 2018: Lowest Evaluated Bidders submitted justifications for bids
16th March, 2018: G.O. issued for constitution of Project Steering Committee for KSHIP III project
16th March, 2018: G.O. issued for constitution of Project Governing Board for KSHIP III project
17th March, 2018: 36 PGB for review of Financial Bids and outcome of Negotiation Meeting
19th March, 2018: 2nd Negotiation Meeting with Lowest Evaluated Bidders
20th March, 2018: G.O. issued exempting KSHIP III project from Direct Purchase ceiling limit
21st March, 2018: Revised offers received from Lowest Evaluated Bidders
28th March, 2018: 37th PGB Meeting to review negotiated financial bids originally scheduled
12th April, 2018: Screening Committee Meeting headed by CS, GoK reviewed and approved the proposal to seek concurrence from the Election Commission to proceed with the processing of tenders for KSHIP-III ADB 2nd Loan projects, given the advanced stage of the project progress
20th April, 2018: Direction received from Election Commission to defer the processing of tenders till 15th May 2018
22nd May, 2018: 37th PGB Meeting approved the negotiated offers within thresholds and directed for award post seeking No-Objection from ADB.
25th May, 2018: No-Objection from ADB for Notification of Awards for all three packages 3 of KSHIP III (ADB 2nd Loan) Civil works contracts
29th May, 2018: LoA issued to Lowest Evaluated Bidder for Package 2 and Package 3 of KSHIP III (ADB 2nd Loan) Civil works contracts
11th June, 2018: LoA issued to Lowest Evaluated Bidder for Package 1 of KSHIP III (ADB 2nd Loan) Civil works contracts
30th August 2018: Loan Agreement and Project Agreement signing
14th November 2018: Loan effectiveness declared
18th January 2019: Concession Agreement signed for Package-2 & Package -3
20th February 2019: Concession Agreement signed for Package-1
30th October 2019: Supplementary agreement 1 signed for Package-1, 2 & 3
04th February 2020: Supplementary agreement 2 signed for Package-2
12th February 2020: Appointed date declared for Package-2
27th February 2020: Supplementary agreement 2 signed for Package-3
12th March 2020: Appointed date declared for Package-3
1st July 2020: Appointed date declared for Package-1
16th July 2020: Supplementary agreement 2 signed for Package-1
20th July 2020: Milestone-1 target date for Package-2 (Extension of Time is being deliberated by PIU-KSHIP)
19th August 2020: Milestone-1 target date for Package-3 (Extension of Time is being deliberated by PIU-KSHIP)
7th December 2020: Milestone-1 target date for Package-1 (Extension of Time is being deliberated by PIU-KSHIP)
18th December 2020: Milestone-1 completed for Package-2
30th December 2020: Milestone -1 payment released to the Package-2 concessionaire.
13-14th January 2021: First e-Tripartite Portfolio Review Meeting of 2021.
11th February 2021: Extension of time approved by ADB for Package-1
22nd February 2021: Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) published for ISO 9001:2015 & SO 14001:2015 Certification
23rd February 2021: Supplementary Agreement-3 Signed for Package-1
22-26th February 2021: Project Review Mssion (Virtual)-ADB conducted online Project Review through Microsoft Teams
07th March 2021: Milestone-1 completed for Package-1
18th March 2021: Milestone -1 payment released to the Package-1 Concessionaire
19th March 2021: Extension of time approved by ADB for Package-3
28th April 2021: Supplementary agreement 3 signed for Package-3
15th May 2021: Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) published for procurement of Road Safety Audit Consultancy Services.
05th June 2021: Milestone-2 achieved for Package-2.
7th June 2021: ADB's approval obtained for issue of RFP to shortlisted firms for “Consultancy Services for Documentation to obtain ISO 14001:2015 Certification to Sixty-One (61 Nos.) KPWD offices under KSHIP-III Project”.
7th June 2021: ADB's approval obtained for issue of RFP to shortlisted firms for “Consultancy Services for Documentation to obtain ISO 9001:2015 Certification to Two Hundred and forty-seven (247 Nos) KPWD Sub Divisional offices/offices under KSHIP-III Project”
8th June 2021: Launch of RFP for “Consultancy Services for Documentation to obtain ISO 9001:2015 Certification to Two Hundred and forty-seven (247 Nos) KPWD Sub Divisional offices/offices under KSHIP-III Project” on the E-procurement portal of Karnataka.
8th June 2021: Launch of RFP for “Consultancy Services for Documentation to obtain ISO 14001:2015 Certification to Sixty-One (61 Nos.) KPWD offices under KSHIP-III Project” on the E-procurement portal of Karnataka.
21st June 2021: Pre-bid meeting held with potential Bidders for the following:
  • Consultancy Services for Documentation to obtain ISO 9001:2015 Certification to Two Hundred and forty-seven (247 Nos) KPWD Sub Divisional offices/offices under KSHIP-III Project
  • Consultancy Services for Documentation to obtain ISO 14001:2015 Certification to Sixty-One (61 Nos.) KPWD offices under KSHIP-III Project
29th June 2021: Milestone -2 payment released to Package-2 concessionaire.

KSHIP-III Packages Road Map


* - To be uploaded
Sl No Package Name Package Documents
01 Package-1 - (a) Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Kollegal to Hannur (length 23.8 kms); (b)Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Chintamani to AP Border (length 39.8 kms); and (c) Four Laning of Bengaluru (NICE Road) to Magadi and Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of connector from Magadi to NH 75 via Chikkamudigere and Iyandahalli (length 50.7 kms), 114.3 km in the State of Karnataka, India on Hybrid Annuity (DBFOMT) basis
02 Package-2- Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Magadi to near Somwarpeth (Km 51.000 to Km 221.833 of SH 85, excluding the following common sections with Huliyudurga bypass km 76.520 to 78.410, common portion with SH 84 between km 88.700 to km 90.380 and common portion with NH 150 A in Nagmangala km 111.960 to km 113.260), 166 km in the State of Karnataka, India on Hybrid Annuity (DBFOMT) basis
03 Package-3 - Two Laning with Paved Shoulder of Gadag to Honnali (Km 105.500 to Km 205.290 of SH 57 and Km 215.335 to Km 253.713 of SH 26), 138.2 km in the State of Karnataka, India on Hybrid Annuity (DBFOMT) basis.