Meeting: Project Governing Board (31st March, 2021)

Meeting of Project Governing Board was held on 31 March 2021 under the Chairmanship of Sri R K Tewari, Chief Secretary, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, to review the progress of UP Core Road Network Development Project. The Chief Secretary directed all officials to complete works with the stipulated deadline.

The Board was informed that there was a proposal to appoint consultants as safety engineering management advisor, safety engineering design specialist and a safety engineering consultant firm. The terms of reference for these are being finalized.

Monthly Review Meeting (23rd March 2021)

Monthly Review Meeting of UPCRNDP Phase-1 and Phase-II is scheduled for 23 March 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.
For agenda and detailed schedule please click here.

Road Safety Training (24th March 2021)

A virtual Road Safety training has been organised on 24 March 2021, at 11 am. The training shall be given by Road Safety Auditor, Sri Bhushan Kumar Merigala. The link for the same shall be shared separately.

REoI for Hiring of Authority Engineer for Phase-II Roads under UPCRNDP

1. The Government of Uttar Pradesh, through Govt of India has received financing from the World Bank amount of US$ 400 million toward the cost of the Uttar Pradesh Core Road Network Development Project and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services.

2. The consulting services (“the Services”) include supporting the client with functions of Authority Engineer including Construction and Maintenance Supervision of 220 kms of State Highways in conformity and quality of the works and the existence and the compliance with the relevant procedures of contractual documents of UPCRNDP.

3. For ‘Request for Expression of Interest (REoI)’, please click here or visit Tenders section of this website.

4. For ‘Terms of Reference (TOR)’, please click here or visit Tenders section of this website.

5. The Chief Engineer, World Bank Projects (Roads), Uttar Pradesh Public Works Department now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services.

World Bank: Second Implementation Support Mission (ISM)

The second Implementation Support Mission of the World Bank is scheduled from 22 Feb 2021 to 25 Feb 2021. The agenda for the same is as given below:

Time Meeting details Participants
DAY 1 – February 22, 2020
10:00-10:45 Kickoff meeting Request participation of Principal Secretaries Home, Transport Department, PWD; Transport Commissioner; ADG Traffic Directorate; UPPWD staff; WB task team
10:45 – 12:15
  1. Discussion on overall project progress (UPPWD)
  2. Presentation by PMC on overall UPCRNDP project status – please cover all components included in PMC’s scope for the project in sufficient detail
  3. Status of Gender Assessment Study, action plan and recommendations
  4. Discussions 
UPPWD, PMC, all project consultants; WB task team

(separate sessions are scheduled to discuss status of Phase 1 & Phase 2 road projects. Thus, PMC is requested to focus on overall project activities and highlight critical issues) 

12:15 – 13:30
  1. Introduction & presentation by RSA (15mins)
  2. Introduction & presentation by IQA (15 mins) 
  3. Introduction & presentation by RUSS (15 mins) 
  4. Discussions (30 mins)
UPPWD, PMC, project consultants; WB task team 
13:30 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:30 – 17:00 Detailed discussion on progress of Phase 1 roads

  1. UPG-01: Hamirpur-Rath 
  2. UPG-03: Gola-Shahjahapur
  3. UPG-04: Badaun-Bilsi-Bijnaour
UPPWD (HQ & field staff), PMC, Contractors, NGO; WB Task Team

For each contract : PMC (progress, issues and challenges) (15 mins), Contractor (15 mins) and Q&A (20 mins). Please include photos/ video to reflect field status

DAY 2 – February 23, 2021
10:00 – 12:30 Construction Work Zone safety session 
     1. Presentation by PMC  Work zone safety followed, traffic management, contract provisions (enforcement & default), improvement measures after recent fatalities (20 mins)
     2. Presentation by Contractors  Presentations by Safety Experts from 3 contracts (10 mins each)
     3. Presentation by Independent Road Safety Audit Consultant for the ongoing contracts  RSA Consultant to present sharing major findings from audits undertaken so far and areas of improvement (20 mins)
     4. Best practices  WB Task Team (Michael Tessitore) – 20 mins
     5. Environmental Safety  WB Task Team (Gaurav Joshi) – 15 mins
     6. Discussions (45 mins) 
12:30 – 13:30 Detailed discussions on environment safeguards in the project 

  1. Progress on EMP implementation (Dr. Seema Srivastava, UPPWD & Mr. Devabrata Singh, PMC) – 40 mins (Good practices/ improvements made on implementation of enhancement measures as per contract)
  2. Timing of plantation – Readiness, stretch availability, survival (if any undertaken) – Dr. Seema Srivastava 10 mins 
  3. IQA expectations (given the timelines)
  4. Discussions on any remaining topics
UPPWD (field representation required), PMC, IQA ; WB Task Team 
13:30 – 14:30 LUNCH BREAK
14:30 – 15:15 Discussions on Garautha-Chirgaon Road contract (status of balance works, RS Audit compliances, deployment for maintenance work etc.) UPPWD (HQ & field staff), PMC, Contractors, NGO; WB Task Team, 

PMC presentation (15 mins) followed by discussions

15:15 – 17:15 Discussion on Phase II roads (status of DPR/ EIA/ SIA reports; schedule for submission of Bid documents, start of procurement and contract signing) UPPWD, PMC; WB Task Team

(to be led by PMC)

DAY 3 – February 24, 2021
10:00 – 11:30 Detailed discussion on social safeguards in the project 

  1. Progress on implementation of RAP for Phase I roads (Mr. Roy PWD and NGO representative)
  2. Progress on preparation of safeguards documents for Phase II roads (Mr. Roy and Mr. Singh (PMC)
  3. Gender Action Plan implementation (Mr. Roy)
  4. Labour Management Procedure (Mr. Roy and Mr. Singh)
  5. Grievance Redress Mechanism (Mr. Roy)
UPPWD (PD & Mr. Roy), PMC (Mr. N.K. Singh) & NGO; WB Task Team
11:30 – 13:00
  1. Discussion on ongoing & planned procurement, post-review contracts, etc. 
  2. Discussion on FM aspects of the project 
UPPWD, PMC, FM Consultant; WB Task Team,
13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH BREAK
14:00 – 14:45 Discussion with ADG, Traffic Directorate and Team on RS activities ADG Traffic Directorate and Team; WB Task Team, 
14:45 – 15:30 Discussion with Transport Commissioner and Road Safety Cell (Transport Department) on RS activities Transport Commissioner and team; WB Task Team,
15:30 – 16:30 Monitoring progress using PMIS – Demonstration PMIS Specialist from PMC to demonstrate day to day use of PMIS on the project with information from the 4 contracts under implementation; Phase 2 road activities etc.
16:30 – 17:30 Discussion on RS activities for PWD and RAMS Mr. Ajay Gangwar, Head RAMS & RS Cell, UPPWD (including his team), PIU PWD team; WB Task Team,
DAY 4 – February 25, 2021
Afternoon (90 minutes) Wrap up meeting  PS Home, PS Transport and PS PWD; Officials from UPPWD, Traffic Directorate and Transport Department; WB Task Team; 

Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp is scheduled on Republic Day, 26 Jan 2021, at Base Camp -Ch. 102+260 (LHS) of Badaun-Bilsi-Bijnaur Road (UPG-04)

Tender Invitation

Tenders are invited for Selection of Consulting Services for Independent Quality Audit for UPCRNDP.

Awareness Camp

Civil contractor organised an awareness camp for HIV/AIDS, non use of child labour, gender based violence and other gender issues on SH-93 (Gola Shahjahanpur).

Launch Workshop

World bank aided UPCRNDP launch workshop is proposed on 27 March, 2020. This workshop will be attended by PS, PWD, PS Transport, ACS home and other senior Government officials of the state.