Odisha Roads_Sambalpur-Rourkela_ProjectsMonitorThe Odisha State Roads Project, Odisha has received only one bid for the request of proposal for four laning of Sambalpur-Rourkela section with paved shoulders of state highway 10 from km4.900 to km167.900 in Odisha. The RfP issued in January this year had 14 pre-qualified RfQ applicants.

Of the fourteen qualified applicants of the RfQ floated in October 2012, L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Ltd has been emerged as the sole bidder of the RfP floated. The BOT (Toll) project spanning a length of 165 km is estimated to cost Rs.1,270 crore (as of 2010 estimates).
Odisha State Roads Project is a World Bank funded project being implemented by Odisha Works Department, Government of Odisha. The preliminary proposals included 27 road projects under World Bank scheme and 14 road projects under JBIC scheme. The project cost proposed under JBIC was Rs.715.34 crore for 805 km of road and that under World Bank Rs.1,642.44 crore for 2,197 km of road.

In April 2005, the Government of India cleared the project. At the preliminary stage, the state identified about 825 km of road stretches to be included in the phase-I of the project. The World Bank Mission had agreed for a project for improvement of about 1,200-1,400 km state roads with a project size of Rs.1,480 crore (US$315 million) with loan component of Rs.1,175 crore (US$250 million) and counterpart funding of Rs.305 crore (US$65 million).

In September 2005, some of the important roads proposed under JBIC assistance (Japan Bank for International Co-operation) were included in the phase-I list of World Bank roads, since the proposal submitted to JBIC was not cleared by the centre.

During October 2005, the Odisha government had approved the development of road under phase-I of World Bank scheme, covering a total length of 835 km and thereby the department proceeded with detailed feasibility, economic analysis and other associated studies for detailed project preparation and bidding. Subsequently in 2008, the government approved the feasibility study prepared by the DPR Consultant; Pricewaterhouse Coopers in joint venture with LEA. Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd. By 2009, the project has progress with various clearances been accorded.


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