The North Eastern State Road Investment Program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will have two major components, i.e., improvement of existing road network and institutional strengthening of state level road sector institutions in the North Eastern Region of India.
The scope of proposed project includes widening and strengthening of selected existing road sections. As per traffic and safety requirement, the existing single lane carriageway (3.5 m) will be upgraded to intermediate lane carriageway (5 m) and/or two lane carriageway (7 m).
Considering that this is a long term program that will be implemented in tranches there may be changes in the project details or addition/removal of subprojects during implementation. Therefore this environmental assessment and review framework (EARF) is prepared to ensure that all environment safeguard requirements of the Government of India and ADB are met during the course of implementing the Multi-tranche Financing Facility.