To meet the growing urban transportation demand by providing a green, efficient, and accessible metro system.
The Project will comprise the provision of rolling stock and systems, including signaling, telecommunications, automatic fare collection, traction and power supply, and depot machinery and plant for a separate project under implementation by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) that covers the construction of a 24.7 km, 17-station, elevated Mumbai Metro Line 5 (MML5).
Applicable Policy and Standards. The Project has been screened and reviewed for concept with reference to Bank’s Environmental and Social Policy (ESP). The Bank’s Environmental and Social Standard (ESS) 1 (Environmental and Social Assess) will be applicable. Applicability of ESS 2 (Involuntary Resettlement) and ESS 3 (Indigenous Peoples) will be assessed. The Project will be co-financed with OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and OFID will follow AIIB’s ESP. AIIB will be the lead co-financier.
Categorization and Instruments. The Project comprises the provision of rolling stock and systems required for the MML5. Category B was tentatively assigned on the expectation that the anticipated environmental and social (ES) risks and impacts are moderate, site specific and mitigable. MMRDA will be required to prepare an environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA), including an environmental and social management plan (ESMP) for this Project. A Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Action Plan containing measures for accessibility for people with disabilities and reduced mobility, and for enhancing safety and convenience for female passengers has been developed and will be reviewed by the Bank.
Associated Facilities. Since the MMRDA project for the construction of the elevated metro line constitutes an “associated facility” covered under the ESP, AIIB will conduct and document an ES due diligence of the MML5 construction (ES Due Diligence Report (ESDDR)). The due diligence will be undertaken based on a review of the relevant documents and a field-based audit.
Summary of Potential Risks and Impacts. The Project’s anticipated environmental impacts include noise and vibration from rolling stock operation, and health and safety measures during systems installation and operation. Potential social impacts and risks include minor land acquisition around the stations for the installation of staircases, lifts, and access to the elevated stations. The ESMP will include mitigation measures for the noted impacts.
Stakeholder Engagement, Consultation, and Information Disclosure. Consultations will be held during the ESIA preparation. This will be further strengthened during document finalization and Project implementation to reflect stakeholders’ comments. The draft English versions of ESIA and ESDDR, and Marathi version of the Executive Summaries of the ESIA and the ESDDR will be posted on the Bank’s and MMRDA’s websites prior to the Appraisal Review. Hard copies of the ESIA and ESDDR will be made available at the Project site.
Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM). A multi-tier Project-level GRM will be established that will comprise of a mechanism for resettlement and compensation-related grievances, general environmental and social impacts and mitigation measures, as well as a separate workers’ GRM.
Senior Private Sector Technical Specialist
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Private Sector Operations
The OPEC Fund for International Development
Dr. Prasanna V. Salian
Deputy Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
Government of Republic of India
Bharat B. Modgil
Senior Director (Systems Integration), Metro PIU (Systems)
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority