ADB Funded Project

Introduction:

The Government of Himachal Pradesh sought the assistance of the Asian Development Bank, through Government of India, for the development of tourism-related infrastructure in the State, so as to promote the economic potential of its tourism sector. ADB, after thorough examination and extensive dialogues, agreed to extend assistance to the State’s proposal for ‘Infrastructure Development Investment Program for Tourism Himachal Pradesh (IDIPT-HP)’.

Program Objective and Scope:

The Program seeks to help the State to achieve its targets of enhancing performance of the tourism sector as reflected in: (i) an increase in the number and length of stays of tourists, (ii) more widely distributed income and benefits from tourism, and (iii) enhanced management of natural and cultural heritage sites of tourism importance.

Components:

The Program has the following components:

  1. Urban Infrastructure and Service Improvement
  2. Quality Enhancement of Natural and Cultural Attractions
  3. Connectivity Improvement
  4. Community-Based Activities

Loan Approval

The Department of Tourism, HP is executing an Infrastructure Development Investment Project for Tourism (IDIPT-HP) under the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The total cost of the project INR 619 Crores. There are two Tranches under this project. Tranche-1, the total financing approved are of $33 Million (INR 215 Crores ) and the completion period of Tranche-1 is September, 2018. Tranche 2 is of $ 62.16 Million( INR 404 Crores).

  • Assistance to the Program, in the form of loan, was approved by ADB on 4th October 2010. Loan Agreement for Tranche-1 was signed on 20 July 2011, with loan effectiveness from 26 October 2011. The Loan is scheduled for closure on 30 June 2018. Under Tranche-1 there are total 19 Sub-projects. All the projects have been completed. The list of projects is as under.
No. Name o Project Contract Award Date Contract Cost Status of Projects
1 Circular Road 1km long at Naina Devi (HPTDB/1/1) 05-Jan-2012 2,39,72,417 Completed 30 Nov 2015
2 Car Parking at Naina Devi (HPTDB/1/2) 03-Sep-2014 3,02,86,969 Completed 15 Jul 2017
3 Integrated parking, interpretation centre and tourist amenities complex at Chintpurni; and Rest sheds, toilet facilities and view points along path from TRC to Temple at Chintpurni (HPTDB/2/1-A) 26-Jun-2014 54,16,86,843 Completed 30 Jun 2017
4 Information Centre at Pong Dam (HPTDB/3/1) 20-Oct-2011 1,29,90,478 Completed 30 Apr 2014
5 Parking, and toilet facilities at Pong Dam (HPTDB/3/2) 20-Oct-2011 78,06,283 Completed 28 Feb 2014
6 Camping facilities, with provisions for 10 tents, including toilets etc. at Pong Dam (HPTDB/3/3) 04-Jan-2013 73,98,045 Completed 28 Jan 2014
7 Jetty development at Pong Dam (HPTDB/3/4) 12-Dec-2011 8,41,488 Completed 15 Sep 2013
8 Landscaping, Signage’s, and Allied Civil and Electrical Works near Pong Dam (HPTDB/3/5) 17-Dec-2013 43,02,429 Completed 30 Sep 2015
9 Redevelopment of Forest rest house – Ranser island (HPTDB/4/1) 10-Jan-2013 13,86,358 Completed 30 Jun 2016
10 Jetty development at Ranser and Karu Island (HPTDB/4/2) 18-Jun-2012 20,93,635 Completed 31 Oct 2015
11 Treks around the Ranser and Karu Island – 4km (HPTDB/4/3) 30-Jun-2012 1,88,73,858 Completed 31 Mar 2016
12 Landscaping, planting along the peripheral trail and directional signages at Ranser and Karu Island (HPTDB/4/4) 10-Jan-2013 11,03,620 Completed 30 Jun 2016
13 Watch towers for bird watching, in Karu island (HPTDB/4/5) 10-Jan-2013 24,18,539 Completed 31 Oct 2015
14 Development of camping sites at Nagrota Suriyan (HPTDB/5/1-A) 17-Dec-2014 1,42,30,857 Completed 30 Jul 2016
15 Forest rest houses improvement and camping sites at Dhameta (HPTDB/5/1-B) 16-Apr-2013 98,90,099 Completed 30 Jun 2015
16 Parking for 100 vehicles at Bajreshwari temple, Kangra (HPTDB/8/1) 12-Mar-2013 3,81,16,169 Completed 30 Jun 2015
17 Shimla Mall Road Restoration Project (HPTDB/9/1-A) 24-Jun-2014 23,72,63,367 Completed 30 Jun 2015
18 Rehabilitation of Town Hall, Shimla (HPTDB/9/1-B) 11-Sep-2014 8,01,53,020 Completed 30 Jun 2015
19 Tutikandi Multi-storey Parking Facility, Shimla (HPTDB/10) 06-Apr-2015 66,65,20,464 Completed 30 Jun 2015
  • Loan Agreement for Tranche-3 was signed on signed on 28th September 2015. It became effective from 28th October 2015. It is scheduled for completion by 30th June 2020. Under Tranche-3, 11 subprojects have been identified under this Tranche, all the projects have been awarded and work is in progress. The list of projects is as under.
No. Name of Project Contract  Cost
1 Rejuvenation of the Markandeya Temple Precinct and Provision of Visitor Facilities, Bilaspur 9,89,98,531
2 Upgrading the Historic Urban Precincts & Creating a Heritage Circuit, Jwalaji Town 32,51,72,722
3 Conserving Prominent Temple Precincts & Upgrading Urban Infrastructure for Tourism in Dharamshala &Mcleodganj 42,61,15,413
4 Restoration and Improvement of Chamunda Temple and Bajreshwari Temple Precinct and Creation of Cultural Centre for Traditional Crafts and Arts at NagrotaBagwan, Kangra 22,79,08,269
5 Creation of Centre for Traditional Arts & Crafts at Badagran near Manali 39,80,02,861
6 Conservation and Upgradation of the Historic Urban Precincts & Buildings in Mandi Town 33,24,97,820
7 Restoration of Shimla Mall Road Extension 33,88,67,703
8 Eco-tourism Park at Naldehra, Shimla 10,63,16,562
9 Restoration and beautification of Ancient temples and Surrounding areas at Rampur Bushair, Shimla 18,64,17,081
10 Tourist Cultural Centre at Janjheli: 25,17,22,544
11 Conservation/ Restoration and Rehabilitation of Bantony Castle in Heritage Zone, Shimla 25,45,14,304