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BACKGROUND:

RUIDP Phase- I

GoR initiated a mega project for development of urban centres of the State in the year 2000 under ADB financing through Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP) established specially for this purpose. Under RUIDP Phase-I of the Program 6 (six) divisional headquarter cities aiming for a population benefit of 77 Lacs by year 2011, viz., Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur were taken up for development of urban infrastructure, e.g., water supply, waste water management, solid waste management, strengthening of the roads, construction of ROBs/Flyovers, drainage, slum improvement, fire fighting, heritage preservation and medical & health. Total project cost of RUIDP-I was US$ 362 million, out of which US$ 250 million (approximately INR 1,112 crores) ADB and US$ 112 million (approximately INR 498 crores) State Government share. Total 209 works have been completed out of 209 works. The total project cost was increased to Rs. 1848 crore with the inclusion of Bisalpur, Jaipur water supply scheme. The project has been closed with ADB after taking full disbursement.

RUIDP Phase- II (RUSDIP)

Based on the success of RUIDP-phase-I, Rajasthan Urban Sector Development & Investment Programme (RUSDIP) with the Multi-tranche Financing Facility for the RUIDP-phase-II was approved by ADB on 31/10/2007 for a Loan to be financed in three tranches. The project aims to improve the living conditions & urban environment, optimize social and economic development of 15 urban centres of Rajasthan, viz., Alwar, Baran, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dholpur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Karauli, Nagaur, Raj Samand, Sawai Madhapur and Sikar.

The first Loan of US$ 60 million (Loan-2366-IND) was signed in January 2008, was made effective in February 2008 and  Closed in December-2014.

Second loan of US$ 150 million (Loan-2506-IND) was signed in February 2009, made effective in April 2009. This loan is reduced up to US$ 131 million due to devaluation of rupees in terms of US dollar & accordingly more availability of fund. Project period is upto June, 2017.  

Third loan of US$ 63 million approved and made effective in year 2010. This loan is reduced up to US$ 55 million due to devaluation of rupees in terms of US dollar & accordingly more availability of fund. Project period is upto June, 2017.  

Under Phase II, development of urban infrastructure, e.g., water supply, waste water management, solid waste management, strengthening of the roads, construction of ROBs/Flyovers, drainage, fire fighting and heritage preservation etc are taken up.

Phase-III

On request of State Government, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) Government of India (GoI) approved for project loan assistance of US$250 Million & program loan assistance of US$250 Million from ADB. Loan agreements are signed on 11 Sept, 2015 and made effective on 25 Nov, 2015.

Project Loan of US$250 million & Program loan of US$250 million (Project cum Program Loan of US$500 million) will be implemented simultaneously. 
Total Program size is equal to US$610 M (estimated to Rs. 3660 Cr. including Rs. 660 Cr. state share considering $ rate equal to INR 60).

Under Project Loan component, water management works in six project cities namely Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Jhunjhunu, Pali, Bhilwara (sewerage only) and Tonk are included. Main work under the project will be related to water supply distribution network improvement; sewerage system including sewerage network and treatment plant; house service connections in water supply and sewerage sectors; recycling of waste water and digital networking etc.

Program Loan component will support policy reforms and consolidate institutional development and governance improvement in the urban sector in the state. Water Management works in Banswara and Mount Abu and sewerage works in Gangasahar area of Bikaner city, Udaipur, Sawai Madhopur, Kota and Jhalawar  are approved to be taken up under Program Loan component. Program loan fund is scheduled to be released in two tranches against compliance of agreed policy reforms. On compliance with 1st tranche policy reform requirement, amount of US$125 million has been released by ADB in December, 2015. 2nd tranche of program loan equal to US$125 million is scheduled to be released in year, 2017.

Under the project, provision is for single contract in each town having complete scope of work like Water Supply Distribution network improvement on DMA basis for continuous pressurized supply, NRW reduction and 100% metered house service connections etc and Sewerage network, treatment, house connections, septage management, reuse of treated effluent etc. Provision of long term (10 years) Operation and Maintenance is included in the contracts.

Program Management, Design & Construction Supervision Consultant (PMDSC) is mobilized on 22.06.2015 and is working at the project.

Community awareness and participation consultant (CAPC) and Bill and Melinda grant consultant are mobilized from 01.01.2016.

Under Project Loan

Tonk: Contract for work packages of Tonk in favour of Pan India n JV with Jiangxi Construction (China) for Rs. 388 Cr. Awarded and is under execution

Pali Package I: Contract for Pali package I works in favour of L&T for Rs. 496 Cr. have been awarded and is under execution.

Pali Package II: Contract for Pali Package II works in favour of Vishnu Prakash Pungaliya for Rs. 84 Cr. Have been awarded and is under execution.

Sriganganagar: Contract for Sriganganagar works in favour of L&T for Rs. 555 Cr. have been awarded and is under execution.

Jhunjhunuu: Contract for Jhunjhunu work in favour of L&T for Rs. 237.5 Cr have been awarded and is under execution.

Bhilwara: Bids for Bhilwara sewerage works for Rs. 396.29 approved in favour of Rajkamal Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. LOA is issued by SE, RUIDP, Bhilwara.

Hanumangarh: Bids for Hanumangarh is received and is under financial evaluation.

Under Program Loan:

Bikaner: Bids of sewerage works in Gangasahar area of Bikaner city was received and LOA was issued to the lowest successful contractor. The lowest evaluated bidder failed to submit additional performance security, therefore contract could not be signed with the successful bidder. Bids were cancelled and fresh bids were received. Bid for Bikaner sewerage works for Rs. 219.73 approved in favour of Rajkamal Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. LOA is being issued by EE, Bikaner.

Sawai Madhopur: Bids for Sawai Madhopur sewerage works for Rs. 112 Cr. approved in favour of GCC JV AEC.NTP issued on 15.06.2017.

Jhalawar: Bids for Jhalawar – Jhalrapatan sewerage works was received and the single bidder failed to meet the basic qualification requirement. Therefore bidding process for the package was cancelled and fresh bid was invited for the Jhalawar – Jhalrapatan work package. Bid is under approval and likely to be awarded by Junly, 2017

Udaipur: Bids for Udaipur sewerage works for Rs. 123.53 Cr. approved in favour of Technocraft Construction Pvt. Ltd. LOA is issued by EE, Udaipur.

Kota: Bids for Kota sewerage works were invited. Due to high bid price of single responsive bidder the bids for Kota sewerage works are cancelled and fresh bids will be invited.

Banswara: Bids for Banswara works are received and is under technical evaluation.

Mount Abu: DPR for sewerage works in Mount Abu is prepared. Bids have been invited. Contract to be awarded by September, 2017.

Vision of the RUIDP

·       Providing urban infrastructure and urban services of which full potential benefits will be realized when all sub-sectors are improved in an integrated manner

·       Linking investments to ongoing reforms for urban governance, finance and service delivery

·       providing maximum demonstration effect for replication in other cities of the State

·       A phased approach to development

The Investment Program will meet the priority investment and reform needs and pave the way to attain the visions for the identified ULBs.

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