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India: Rural Road Sector II Investment Program (Project 1)

sector: Transport | country: India

The project completion report (PCR) drew out five valuable lessons. First, a longer implementation period of 15-18 months is more realistic than the stipulated 12 months. Second, the methodology for traffic forecasts should be strengthened, taking into account the previous under forecasting of traffic volume. Third, the capacity of the construction industry should be increased substantially to address constraints in construction and maintenance. Fourth, utility relocation and preparation to address these needs should be done during the early stages of the project. Fifth, there should be adequate consideration for price escalations. This validation agrees with the lessons and finds them appropriate.

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