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About - Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project-II

The Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project I was implemented through World Bank loan assistance at a total project cost of Rs. 2442 Crore from 2004 to 2012. The works taken up under the project included - Up gradation of 725 Km of roads, Enhanced Maintenance of about 1033 Km of roads, Road Safety, Black Spot Improvement Works and Institutional Development etc.

Government has formed Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project II in the year 2013 with an aim to upgrade high intensity traffic road corridors in the State. The Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board (TNIDB) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister has allotted an amount of Rs. 65 Crore for carrying out DPR Preparation for a length of 2079 km. DPR preparation for the selected roads have been taken up through five Consultants and the DPR preparation is nearing completion. World Bank appraisal mission for the initial phase of the project was completed in mid December 2014 and loan agreement signed in May 2015.

The objective of the project is to plan and design State Core Road Network (CRN) for a total length of 1153.967 km through the below mentioned initiatives.

427.967 km length of road - EPC contracts in 10 packages.

146.460 km length of road -PPP contracts in 3 packages.

579.540 km length of road - OPRC contracts in 2 packages.


427.967km of roads have been taken at a cost of Rs. 1704.91 crore for widening and upgrading to 2 lane paved standards under EPC mode with 5 years of maintenance.

Out of 10 contracts, 9 were completed on the scheduled time 1 contract EPC 04 has been terminated for non compliance to the rate of progress and the tender floated for the balance works on 05.08.2019.


The roads improved under TNRSP I viz. Arcot - Thiruvarur & Nagapattinam - Tuticorin have been taken for maintenance under OPRC at a cost of Rs.220.07cr. The length of roads is 579.540 km and the maintenance period is for 5 years.


Roads are to be upgraded to four laning for 146.46 km on Design, Build, Finance, Operate, Maintain, and Transfer (DBFOMT) basis on Modified Annuity model which includes 2 years of construction period and 8 years maintenance period in 3 packages viz PPP 01, PPP 02 and PPP 03.

PPP 01:SH15 (30.60 km) – Tender have been floated on 07.08.2019.

PPP 02:SH37 (70.20 km) – for 70.20 Km length of Oddanchatram to ¬Avinashispalayam Road Concession Agreement was signed on 23.03.2018 and the work is in progress.

PPP 03:SH39 (45.66 km) – For 45.66 length of Tirunelveli to Tenkasi road Concession Agreement was signed on 28.03.2018. The Concessionaire had not furnished the performance security and hence the contract was annulled. The approval of the World Bank for procurement plan is awaited.

World Bank - Additional Loan Proposal & Engaging consultancies for preparing detailed project reports.

The proposal to improve additional 184.573 Km length of roads at a cost of Rs.1660.43Cr have been sent to the World Bank by the DEA to get the World Bank assistance.

Further, preparations of Detailed Project Reports for a length of 3319Km are being taken up under TNIDB fund assistance at a cost of Rs.132.70 Cr.

Out of this 3319 Km, in first phase, 1181.635 Km length of roads have been taken up in 5 packages viz, PPC 06, PPC 07, PPC08, PPC 09 & PPC 10 and selection of DPR consultancy is in progress.

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