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Transport Economist, HDM4 specialist, Financial Analyst, Evaluation Expert as Econometrician

My Asignments And Projects

  • Solicitation for the Sector Analysis and Design of Nepal Threshold Program..

    Solicitation for the Sector Analysis and Design of Nepal Threshold Program.
    Year : September 2013 – December 2013
    Location: Nepal
    Client: Millennium Challenge Corporation  
    Main project features: Road Sector analysis of Nepal
    Positions held: Transportation Expert  
    Activities performed: As sector expert to conduct detailed sector analyses and develop targeted policy reform program in transport area of binding constraints, and shall therefore, assist MCC and the GON in better understanding the sectors related to the binding constraints identified, and subsequently translating the key CA findings into a fundable Threshold Program. Two primary tasks: 1) a detailed description and analysis of the sector; and 2) design of a policy reform program based on this sector analysis. It shall be ensured GON partnership in the analytical and program design processes, as well as the programmatic outcomes, in keeping with MCC’s core principle of country ownership. The sector expert(s) shall also work closely with other consultants engaged by MCC, including the experts working on other sectors and also engaged in providing a political economy analysis of the binding constraints identified in the constraints analysis.

  • Consultant for Preparing the Road Master Plan for Bihar's State Highway Development.

    TA-8170 IND: Consultant for Preparing the Road Master Plan for Bihar's State Highway Development (44425-013)
    Year : August 2013 – December 2015
    Location: Bihar
    Client: Asian Development Bank,
    Main project features: Master Planning of Bihar State Highways for High Economic growth and development
    Positions held: International Economist
    Activities performed: Review and assess Bihar’s economic development pattern, socio economic, characteristics, urbanization trends, rural development direction and progress. (ii) Review Bihar’s state development vision and strategy, sector master plans (agriculture, education, industry, and tourism, etc.), and other policies, regulations and studies. (iii) Prepare a state profile for Bihar, including but not limited to the following aspects: location, population and demography, land area, regional linkages, socioeconomic status, and environmental issues.(iv) Analyzing the road network to identify the needs of state highway network to support the overall state development and individual sector plans, stakeholder consultations, (vi) preparation of problem statement, and 20-year vision and goals for the development of state highway network from the perspective of economic development. (vii) Preparation of objectives of state highway network development, identifying performance indicators and baseline, and proposing indicative performance targets.

  • Consultancy services for Technical Assistance for Sub-regional Road Transport Project Preparatory Facility

    Consultancy services for Technical Assistance for Sub-regional Road Transport Project Preparatory Facility   ADB Loan 2688-BAN
    Year : August 2013 – December 2014
    Location: Bangladesh
    Client: Asian Development Bank, Govt. of Bangladesh
    Main project features:  To prepare the feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs for upgrading the national highways and Zilla roads that have significant implication to sub-regional development
    Positions held: International Transport Economist
    Activities performed: Review the existing traffic data in conjunction with the traffic engineer, plan and supervise the traffic survey; analyze, and forecast traffic for each Project Road. Preparation of  an economic analysis of the proposed road improvements using HDM-4 individually and in combination; distribution analysis; and estimation of the poverty impact ratio following ADB’s Guidelines for the Economic Analysis of Projects. Preparation of sensitivity and risk analysis in relation to changes in key parameters, and calculate switching values. Preparation of project performance indicators and set performance targets by conducting a baseline survey.

  • Consultancy Services for study on Principles of Determination of Tariffs for Chennai Metro Rail

    Consultancy Services for study on Principles of Determination of Tariffs for Chennai Metro Rail
    Year : April-June 2013,
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of Tamil Nadu (Indian Province)
    Main project features:  Development of Model for Determination Tariff for Metro Rail
    Positions held: Transport Economist

    Activities performed: Review the fare structure and fare determination methodology for existing metros and other public transport systems. Determination of elasticity and cross-elasticity: The elasticity factor between peak and off-peak hour and the cross-elasticity factor between modes during peak and off-peak hour are to be calculated, determination of elasticity and cross-elasticity factors. Identification of factors in fare fixation.
  • TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) Evaluation. DFID Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA) PO 6159

    TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA) Evaluation. DFID Global Evaluation Framework Agreement (GEFA) PO 6159
     Year : June 2013 – August 2013
    Location: South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana,   Mozambique
    Client: DFID, Govt. of UK
    Main project features TMSA is one of DFID’s highest profiles and highest value programmes in the Southern Africa region, the need to evaluate the programme before it finishes The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the contribution of the TMSA programme to regional integration and to learn lessons and make recommendations for future projects and programmes.
    Positions held: Transport Economist and Econometrics Expert
    Activities to be performed: Assessment of :  1. Road User Benefits though, Saving in vehicle operating cost for normal traffic, Saving in passenger time and time taken by good transport, Increased motor vehicle ownership, More cross border passenger flows, Lower public transport fares, More frequent passenger transport services, 2.Transport Operator Benefits Operators’ producer SURPLUS 3. General Economic Benefits Price of key inputs and food items at market and at farm gate, Amount of cross border trade, by commodity, Increased employment in tourism and trade 4.Community Benefits Road safety audit completed and complied with accidents on Rd including information and cause, Number of persons and households poverty by district and village

  • Consultancy services for techno-economic analysis, detail design studies, and supervision of construction of four rest stops (intervening stations included in rest stops) on Tema-Paga roaf Corridor, Ghana.

    Consultancy services for techno-economic analysis, detail design studies, and supervision of construction of four rest stops (intervening stations included in rest stops) on Tema-Paga roaf Corridor, Ghana.

     Year : April 2013 – August 2013
    Location: Ghana 
    Client: WB and Ghana Road Authority
    Main project features:  Economic and Financial analyses of Construction of 4 Rest Stops along Tema-Paga Road
    Positions held: Team Leader cum Transport Economist
    Activities performed: The project is supposed to promote economic growth and social development in the Rest Stops areas. The project will improve the quality living of people of the areas. It will enable continuous economic activities and reduce poverty, generate employment and increase road safety. 
    Activities performed: As TL (i) maintained coordination with supporting multidisciplinary team of experts like design engineer, pavement specialist, traffic engineer, social and environmental experts, survey engineer etc, so that experts can perform in tandem, (ii) maintained cordial professional relationship with client (iii) monitored progress to comply submission milestones (iv) discussed with client to all important issues (v) submission of periodic progress report (vi) initiation of measures to ensure timely completion of project.
    As Transport Economist responsible for Baseline Survey on 4 Rest Stops to assess needs of truck drivers,  estimation of traffic forecasting,  identification of beneficiary groups like traders, service providers, development post-construction impact assessment mechanism, development of operation of Rest Stop areas.
    Carrying out Economic and Financial analyses of the projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, willingness to pay estimation, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk.

  • Road Asset Management Project – Component B2 Asset Management Technical Capacity Development

    Road Asset Management Project – Component B2 Asset Management Technical Capacity Development
    Year : February 2013,
    Location: Cambodia
    Client: World Bank
    Main project features:  Development  of three years Forward Programming
    Positions held: HDM 4 Expert
    Activities to be performed: The Project includes a Periodic Maintenance Component of 12000 km of prioritized road sections.  The Government of Cambodia intends to entrust the project preparations of the maintenance component. The Forward Programming analysis approach was followed to optimize programmes in the period 2014-2016.   HDM4 training for maintenance program was a major job.

  • Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project II Stage II: Consultancy Services to Support to establishment of Operation and Planning of Road Assessment Management Centre

    Karnataka State Highways Improvement Project II Stage II: Consultancy Services to Support to establishment of Operation and Planning of Road Assessment Management Centre.
    Year : December 2013-Decmber 2015,
    Location: India (Karnataka)
    Client: World Bank
    Main project features:  Identification and finding of right-type maintenance programs  and assessment of budget for maintenance  program
    Positions held: International Transport Economist  
    Activities to be performed : The Project includes a Heavy Maintenance Component of 25000 km of prioritized road sections.  The State Government intends to entrust the project preparations of the maintenance component. The life cycle analysis approach shall be followed to prioritize 25000 km.  The feasibility study shall identify candidate roads for inclusion in the DPR and engineering designs through economic analysis utilizing HDM IV. It is envisaged that the maintenance strategy shall focus on heavy maintenance including edge repairs, patch repairs, profile correction, repairs to cross drains and side drains overlays, shoulder formation etc. Though generally no widening is anticipated, corrections in curves and pavement edge may be required at some stretches.   HDM4 training for maintenance program is a major job

  • Feasibility study including prioritization of 1000 km road sections and preparation of detailed engineering designs for 400 km road sections to be included in the first year’s program

    Feasibility study including prioritization of 1000 km road sections and preparation of detailed engineering designs for 400 km road sections to be included in the first year’s program
    Year : October 2012 – December 2013
    Location: India 
    Client: World Bank
    Main project features:  Identification and finding right-type maintenance program  and assessment of budget for maintenance  program
    Positions held: HDM4 Expert

    Activities to be performed : The Project includes a Heavy Maintenance Component of 1000 km of prioritized road sections.  The State Government intends to entrust the project preparations of the maintenance component. The life cycle analysis approach shall be followed to prioritize 1000 km from 1600 km road net work.  The feasibility study shall identify 1000 km of candidate roads for inclusion in the DPR and engineering designs through economic analysis utilizing HDM IV. It is envisaged that the maintenance strategy shall focus on heavy maintenance including edge repairs, patch repairs, profile correction, repairs to cross drains and side drains overlays, shoulder formation etc. Though generally no widening is anticipated, corrections in curves and pavement edge may be required at some stretches.
  • Preparation of Project Completion Report of Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental

    Preparation of Project Completion Report of Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental :
     Year :  June 2012-December 2012
    Location: India
    Client: Consultant of ADB
    Main project features:  Assessment of Benefits and Evaluation of Projects
    Positions held: As ADB Consultant Preparation of Project Completion Report of Karnataka Urban Development and Coastal Environmental.
    Activities performed: The project is supposed to promote economic growth and social development in urban areas with a high incidence of poverty. The project will improve the quality living of people of the areas. It will enable continuous economic activities, and uninterrupted access to schools, medical facilities, and other social and civil services. 
    Quantitative estimation of project benefits like  (i) savings in vehicle operating costs and (ii) savings in passenger time costs, (iii) savings in health expenditure (iv) greater economic activity in the project area (v) higher production of goods and services (vi) reduction in the cost of  living (vii) improvement in  employment opportunities (viii) improve access to health facilities and medication, which will reduce the risk and severity of health hazards; and (ix) improve access to education, which increases the chances that the young can increase their future earnings potential.
    Carrying out FINANCIAL analysis of Road projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance  paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, tolling strategy, tolling traffic estimation, tolling efficiency fixation, willingness to pay estimation, estimation of future tolling traffic on the basis of future economic activities, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk

  • Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation Study : Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project:  Socialist Republic of Viet Nam

    Benefit Monitoring and Evaluation Study : Central Region Transport Networks Improvement Sector Project:  Socialist Republic of Viet Nam           
     Year : April 2012 – June 2012
    Location: Viet Nam
    Client: ADB , Govt. of Viet Nam  
    Main project features:  Assessment of Benefits and Evaluation of Projects
    Positions held: International Team Leader cum Evaluation Expert
    Activities performed: The project is supposed to promote economic growth and social development in inaccessible rural areas with a high incidence of poverty. The project will relieve the isolation of these areas by reducing travel cost and travel time, and eliminating traffic disruption during the wet season. It will enable continuous trade and economic exchange, and uninterrupted access to schools, medical facilities, and other social and civil services. 
    Quantitative estimation of project benefits like  (i) savings in vehicle operating costs and (ii) savings in passenger time costs, (iii) induced lower input and consumer prices and (iv) greater economic activity in the project area (v) agricultural production beyond subsistence farming; (vi) reduction in the cost of food for the landless because of both increased local production and a greater inflow of food items at lower cost, which is important since food poverty remains high in the project area; (vii) improve access to nonfarm employment opportunities, which will help reduce dependency on subsistence agriculture and seasonal labour; (viii) improve access to health facilities and medication, which will reduce the risk and severity of health hazards; and (ix) improve access to education, which increases the chances that the young can increase their future earnings potential.

  • Consultancy services on ROAD TRANSPORT Project Preparatory Consultant 1 (ppc1-rOAD) ADB TA

    Consultancy services on ROAD TRANSPORT Project Preparatory Consultant 1 (ppc1-rOAD) ADB TA
    Year : October 2011 – December 2012
    Location: Nepal
    Client: Asian Development Bank, Govt. of Nepal 
    Main project features: Sub regional transport system/network (especially between India and Nepal)
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: Review existing traffic data, conduct traffic counts and origin-destination and axle-load surveys, and forecast traffic for each candidate road sections for 20 year projections. Prepare an economic analysis of the proposed road improvements using the Highway Development and Management model (HDM4, version 2.08). Calculate the Economic Internal Rate of Return (EIRR), individually and overall. Undertake sensitivity analysis on the risk factor basis for various scenarios such as changes to the cost, generated and diversion traffic, modal shift, construction period, etc. For selected priority road sections with impact on the sub regional transport system, assess the economic impact and outcome/benefits – derived from or attributable to the improved sub regional transport system/network (especially between India and Nepal). This includes (but not necessarily limited to) the following: Measurable effect on trade competitiveness through delivery costs, transit times, and supply reliability – identify relevant baseline indicators and predict achievable target outcomes. Estimated increase to regional traffic volume and trade volumes generated by the enhanced road network by improving project roads. Prepare the following in addition: Input Data for Vehicle Operating Cost Components and Other Components for Economic Analysis Economic Benefits (including those due to regional implications) Construction and Maintenance Alternatives and Cost Estimates. Develop a project impact monitoring framework and carry out baseline survey for all roads.

  • Consultancy services on Preparation of DPR of Aurangabad-Yedeshi , India

    Consultancy services on Preparation of DPR of Aurangabad-Yedeshi , India
    Year : June 11  to December  2011 (continue)
    Location: India , Maharashta
    Client: National Highway Authority of India
    Main project features: Feasibility and PPP viability study of Aurangabad-Yedeshi-244km
    Positions held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of  road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc.. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.
    Evaluating of the impact of the proposed road program on Government revenues and expenditures and estimation of any additional funding needed to finance the operations and maintenance of roads. Carrying out FINANCIAL analysis of Road projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance  paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, tolling strategy, tolling traffic estimation, tolling efficiency fixation, willingness to pay estimation, estimation of future tolling traffic on the basis of future economic activities, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk, Quantitative Risk Analysis with Monte Carlo Simulation   of different options in the BOT format.

  • Feasibility and Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Up-gradation of Ashram - Badarpur section of NH-2 (Km 8/300 to Km 16/100) including Improvement of Intersection at Ashram (Mathura Road)

    Feasibility and Preparation of Detailed Project Report for Up-gradation of Ashram - Badarpur section of NH-2 (Km 8/300 to Km 16/100) including Improvement of Intersection at Ashram (Mathura Road)
    Year : May 2011 June 2011;
    Location: New Delhi, India
    Client: NHAI, India
    Main project features: Economic Feasibility of 7.5 km Road of NH2
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation 455 km road projects including determination of ENPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.
    To undertake sensitivity analysis to assess the effects of adverse changes in key assumptions that underline the economic analysis including, but not limited to project costs, traffic, and implementation delay

  • GEORGETOWN-LETHEM ROAD FEASIBILITY STUDY

    GEORGETOWN-LETHEM ROAD FEASIBILITY STUDY
    Year : March 2011 to January 2012;
    Location: Guyana, Latin America
    Client: Govt. of Guyana
    Main project features: Economic and Financial  Feasibility of 455 km Road from Linden to Lethem
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation 455 km road projects including determination of ENPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.
    To undertake sensitivity analysis to assess the effects of adverse changes in key assumptions that underline the economic analysis including, but not limited to project costs, traffic, and implementation delay
    Evaluating of the impact of the proposed road program on Government revenues and expenditures and estimation of any additional funding needed to finance the operations and maintenance of roads. Carrying out FINANCIAL analysis of Road projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance  paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, tolling strategy, tolling traffic estimation, tolling efficiency fixation, willingness to pay estimation, estimation of future tolling traffic on the basis of future economic activities, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk, Quantitative Risk Analysis with Monte Carlo Simulation   of different options in the BOT format

  • Uttarakhand State Roads Improvement Programme

    Uttarakhand State Roads Improvement Programme
    Year : December 2010  to January  2011;
    Location: India , Uttarakhand
    Client: ADB, State PWD
    Main project features: Economic Feasibility of 15 secondary and tertiary Roads
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of single, intermediate and rural roads projects including determination of ENPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.
    To undertake sensitivity analysis to assess the effects of adverse changes in key assumptions that underline the economic analysis including, but not limited to project costs, traffic, and implementation delay.

  • Consultancy services on PPP Highway Projects, India

    Consultancy services on PPP Highway Projects, India
    Year : June‘10  to December  2010;
    Location: India , Maharashta
    Client: National Highway Authority of India
    Main project features: Feasibility and PPP viability study of Solapur-Sangareddy-244km
    Positions held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of  road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc.. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.
    Evaluating of the impact of the proposed road program on Government revenues and expenditures and estimation of any additional funding needed to finance the operations and maintenance of roads. Carrying out FINANCIAL analysis of Road projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance  paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, tolling strategy, tolling traffic estimation, tolling efficiency fixation, willingness to pay estimation, estimation of future tolling traffic on the basis of future economic activities, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk, Quantitative Risk Analysis with Monte Carlo Simulation   of different options in the BOT format.

  • Feasibility services Green Field Bangalore-Chennai Expressway, India

    Feasibility services Green Field Bangalore-Chennai Expressway, India
    Year : March ‘10  to July, 2012;
    Location: India
    Client: National Highway Authority of India
    Main project features: Feasibility and PPP viability study of 6 lane Expressway -260km
    Positions held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of  road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using New Construction sub-model of HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc.. Calibration of HDM4.
    Evaluating of the impact of the proposed road program on Government revenues and expenditures and estimation of any additional funding needed to finance the operations and maintenance of roads. Carrying out FINANCIAL analysis of Road projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance  paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, tolling strategy, tolling traffic estimation, tolling efficiency fixation, willingness to pay estimation, estimation of future tolling traffic on the basis of future economic activities, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk, Quantitative Risk Analysis with Monte Carlo Simulation   of different options in the BOT format.

  • Consultancy services on PPP Highway Projects, Nigeria

    Consultancy services on PPP Highway Projects, Nigeria
    Year : February‘10  to April, 2010;
    Location: Nigeria
    Client: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF WORKS,HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, Nigeria
    Main project features: Feasibility and PPP viability study of Lagos- Badagary Dual Carriageway-378km
    Positions held: International Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of  road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc.. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.
    Evaluating of the impact of the proposed road program on Government revenues and expenditures and estimation of any additional funding needed to finance the operations and maintenance of roads. Carrying out FINANCIAL analysis of Road projects in pursuance of PPP format, the main areas of activities are: analysis of capital cost and maintenance  paradigms, estimation of Viability Gap Funding level, project and equity IRR, DSCR, tolling strategy, tolling traffic estimation, tolling efficiency fixation, willingness to pay estimation, estimation of future tolling traffic on the basis of future economic activities, fixation of concessionaire period, IDC, NPV of revenue stream, analysis of different conditionality of financial instruments, identification of risk, Quantitative Risk Analysis with Monte Carlo Simulation   of different options in the BOT format.

  • Feasibility Study and Detail Design of Namialo-Metoro Roads  , Mozambique

    Feasibility Study and Detail Design of Namialo-Metoro Roads  , Mozambique
    Year :  October 09  to December, 2009;
    Location: Mozambique
    Client: MCC , Road Development Authority (ANE), Mozambique 
    Main project features: Detailed Project Report for Economic Development by Road Improvement (222km) 
    Positions held: International Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of  road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.08 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc.. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.

    To assess the financial impacts of the proposed road improvement on Government revenues and expenditures. The assessment of impacts includes the determination of extra revenues arising from fuel levies after the improvement of project road. Attempt was made to assess the financial sustainability in the post-improvement period through. The financial sustainability has been sought by assessing the generation of surplus/deficit in the post improvement period. The estimation of surplus/deficit was made by comparing the extra income for the improvement of the project road and the maintenance costs of routine and periodic nature in post-improvement period.  A brief discussion regarding the related issues centering of maintenance, rehabilitation, investment of road networks has also been undertaken. The purpose of the discussion is to have an idea about the existing framework of road sector in Mozambique. The extent to which vehicle overloading causes additional damage on the road has also been discussed in very brief.

  • Feasibility Study and Detail Design of A9 Road and Jaffna Roads in Sri Lanka

    Feasibility Study and Detail Design of A9 Road and Jaffna Roads in Sri Lanka
    Year :  3 Months (October 2009 to March 2010) ; 
     Location: Sri Lanka
    Client: Road Dev. Authority and ADB
    Main project features: Study on Roads development in the northern part of Sri Lanka 
    Positions held: International Transport Economist 
    Activities being performed:
    In the Feasibility Study the activities are: ECONOMIC evaluation of  road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using HDM-2.04 Model along with determination of working time value, cargo holding time value etc.. Calibration of HDM4. Traffic forecasting including GENERATED and INDUCED traffic in post project period with statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation.

    To assess the financial impacts of the proposed road improvement on Government revenues and expenditures. The assessment of impacts includes the determination of extra revenues arising from fuel levies after the improvement of project road. Attempt was made to assess the financial sustainability in the post-improvement period through. The financial sustainability has been sought by assessing the generation of surplus/deficit in the post improvement period. The estimation of surplus/deficit was made by comparing the extra income for the improvement of the project road and the maintenance costs of routine and periodic nature in post-improvement period.  A brief discussion regarding the related issues centering of maintenance, rehabilitation, investment of road networks has also been undertaken. The purpose of the discussion is to have an idea about the existing framework of road sector in Mozambique. The extent to which vehicle overloading causes additional damage on the road has also been discussed in very brief.
  • ADB TA 7259-AFG: Railway Development Study, Afghanistan

    ADB TA 7259-AFG: Railway Development Study, Afghanistan
    Year :  3 Months (July 2009 to April 2010) ;
    Location: Afghanistan
    Client: ADB, Manila 
    Main project features: Study on railway development in the northern part of Afghanistan
    Positions held: International Transport Economist 
    Activities being performed: Forecasting of long-term traffic (domestic, cross-border, and transit) in the northern part of Afghanistan and undertake an economic analysis of the proposed railway development project in accordance with ADS's Guidelines for Economic Analysis of Projects. Estimation of  economic internal rate of return and net present value of any envisaged project for the studied routes. To undertake an alternative analysis to assess whether railway development is the least-cost option and undertake a sensitivity analysis and a risk analysis. During the study the consultant is doing
    •Review the demand for transport of goods by the railway based on origin-destination data, and traffic forecast by commodity. Review the demand for passenger traffic based on an origin and destination survey. Develop a passenger profile for the railway. The forecast of freight and passengers should be subdivided into categories to show the source of the traffic to enable the benefits of the railway and modal competition to be estimated. The forecast  is  being subdivided into traffic diverted from road; traffic diverted from other modes, and generated traffic. The traffic forecast covers a period of 20 or 25 years from the start of project operation, under two scenarios (a) a base case scenario, and (b) a low scenario that takes consideration of the experience gained and lessons learned with similar projects in the past, in which the actual traffic was less than the forecasts due to delays in the implementation of envisaged developmental projects that were expected to provide traffic and/or any other reasons;
    The economic analysis will be including (a) an economic analysis of the most feasible routes, (b) a distribution analysis including poverty impact ratio, and (c) an alternative analysis to identify the least cost solution;
    Identification of all project costs and benefits comparing with and without project situations. Estimation of  the economic internal rate of return on the basis of non-incremental and incremental economic benefits and economic costs (including economic capital, operation, and maintenance costs), in constant 2009 economic prices;
    To undertake sensitivity analysis to assess the effects of adverse changes in key assumptions that underline the economic analysis including, but not limited to project costs, traffic, and implementation delay;
    Development of a set of verifiable and monitorable performance indicators, including operational, financial, environmental, socioeconomic, and poverty reduction parameters. Specify baseline targets for the socioeconomic and poverty indicators, and a sustainable mechanism for monitoring, during and beyond the construction stage.

  • Economic Analysis of Nansen-Angltu Road Project, Ethiopia

    Economic Analysis of Nansen-Angltu Road Project, Ethiopia
    Year: April- July 2009       
     Location: Ethiopia              Client: Ethiopian Road Authority
    Main project features: Detailed Project Report for Economic Development by Road Improvement (100km) USD 500m
    Position held: Team Leader cum Transport Economist
    Activities performed: Feasibility Study as Team Leader; Economic evaluation of new road projects including determination of NPV and EIRR, sensitivity analysis using HDM-IV Model version 2.04 and determination of working EIRR, ENPV, time value, cargo holding time value etc.; Traffic forecasting including Generated and Induced traffic in post project period using statistical models considering present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation; Quantitative estimation of impacts due to road infrastructural intervention viz. quantitative analysis of transportation activities in economic growth process, assessment of role of transport sector in GDP/ local level GDP growth, estimation of future traffic demand level for higher level of economic growth, rise in income through increased domestic and cross-border  trade activities due to increased road accessibility, determination of rise in production and in consumption, estimation of producer surplus and consumer surplus, rise in productivity, poverty reduction, distribution analysis and Poverty Impact Ratio, impact on rural economy of improved marketing network through increased road network. Socio-economic studies from secondary data; designing survey, preparing questionnaire, analyzing survey data; forecasting future population, development of infrastructure demand forecasting models including effective demand

  • Economic and Financial Analysis of Munger-Bhagalpur  Section on NH 80

    Economic and Financial Analysis of Munger-Bhagalpur  Section on NH 80
    Year: March 2009          
    Location: India         
    Client: IFLS/ Govt. of India
    Main project features: Detailed Project Report for Economic Development by Road Improvement (70km)  INR 7000M
    Positions held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: Traffic forecasting on the highway, economic analysis  using HDM-4 version 2.03 and financial analysis on the Format of Model Concession  Agreement (MCA,2006) also completed financial analysis by estimation of project IRR and equity IRR inclusive estimated the road user charges based on componential VOC savings and developed model for financing of the project with the purpose to ensure project’s economic and financial equilibrium

  • Technical Assistance to South Sudan Govt. for Transport and Infrastructure Development Program

    Technical Assistance to South Sudan Govt. for Transport and Infrastructure Development Program
    Year: October  2008 – March 2009       
     Location: South Sudan (Juba)           Client: USAID,World Bank/ GoSS
    Main project features: Technical Assistance to the GOSS  in Road Development program
    Position held: Head of Economic and Social Department
    Activities to be performed: Economic evaluation of road infrastructure projects including determination of ENPV and EIRR, their sensitivity analysis using in-built HDM-IV Model version 2.04 along with prioritization of road investment programs including finding of relative efficiency and inefficiencies of roads in terms of VOCs, time, etc.; training for the HDM-4 model calibration according to local conditions and vehicle fleet related country-specific data are collected or derived for uses. Training includes the road network data are also collected after local calibration; traffic forecasting including Generated and Induced traffic in post project period using statistical models taking into consideration present and future economic activities and quantitative estimation. Offering on job training to Project analysis and program analysis along with multi-criteria analysis and multi-year forwarding program and road strategy analysis after functional classification of roads and development of road network Matrix. Making people completely aware of new construction of road and bypass using HDM4, determination of Maintenance Regime with budget and without budget conditionality; determination of environment impact of project using HDM-4 version 2.04 analysis. The analysis of project taking into consideration asset value, accident reduction benefits, temporary exclusion of section and optimization with road management information will also be trained; project analysis training taking into consideration social benefits and different sets of growth rate and in-built sensitivity analysis

  • South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation: Transport Logistic and Trade Facilitation Project ADB TA Project No. 6435

    South Asia Sub-regional Economic Cooperation: Transport Logistic and Trade Facilitation Project ADB TA Project No. 6435
     Year: November 2008–June 2009       
     Location: South Asia              Client: ADB, Manila  
    Main project features: Formulation of an action plan on trade and investment facilitation that would strengthen the competitiveness of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal and complement trade liberalization initiatives and promote the South Asia as an integrated production base.
    Position held: Transportation - Trade Facilitation Expert
    Activities to be performed: Provide feasible suggestions based on analytical analysis of: (i) existing and proposed inter-country rules/regulations regarding land and rail transportation including regulatory operational framework of cross-border regime, existing and  planned arrangements at the border-crossings regarding trucking operation and transit goods, identification of institutional and financial assistance needs; (ii) assessment of conditions of existing border infrastructure including trade logistics, assessment of level and characteristics of mobility of cross-border business, actual border process and procedure assessment for passengers, freight, private sector participation in border management; and (iii) estimation of future trade at the border-crossings, country consultations and convening of the special trade facilitation group meeting, assessment of  investment required, cost-benefit analysis and assessment of requirement of  capacity building for modern cross-border regime.

  • Economic and Financial Analysis of Bakhtiyarpur-Rajauli Section , NH30 and Munger-Bhagalpur Section, NH 80

    Economic and Financial Analysis of Bakhtiyarpur-Rajauli Section , NH30 and Munger-Bhagalpur Section, NH 80
     Year: April 2008                  Location: India               Client: IFLS, IIDC
    Main project features: Preliminary Project Report for 4-laning of National Highways (162km)
    Position held: Transport Economist cum Financial Expert
    Activities performed: Traffic forecasting on the highway, economic analysis  using HDM-4 version 2.03 and financial analysis on the Format of Model Concession  Agreement (MCA,2006), DBFO on PPP mode.   The financial analysis will cover estimation of project IRR and equity IRR including determination of Viability Gap Funding or Annuity model and identification of risks

  • Project Management and Economic & Financial Analysis of Ganga Expressway

    Project Management and Economic & Financial Analysis of Ganga Expressway
    Year:   2008              
     Location: India                Client: Private Investor and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh  
    Main project features: Project Management and Economic & Financial Analysis of 1050 Km of Ganga Expressway (Project Cost Rs 30,000 Crore)
    Position held: Transport Economist cum Financial Expert
    Activities performed: Traffic forecasting on the Expressway, economic analysis  using HDM-4 version 2.03 and financial analysis on the Format of Model Concession Agreement (MCA,2006), DBFO on PPP mode; financial analysis will cover estimation of project IRR and equity IRR inclusive of determination of Viability Gap Funding or Annuity model along with identification of risks. Under Project Management the SUPERVISION, CO-ORDINATION OF ALL THE CONSULTANTS WORKING ON THE PROJECT ON BEHALF OF THE CLIENT, COMPILATION OF Economic and Financial Analysis. Collection of the techno feasibility report from the DPR consultants and compilation of the report for filing application for EIA; traffic studies and analysis include a) methodologies adopted for estimation of diverted, generated and induced traffic b) entry/ exits from expressway and interchange design options c) traffic forecast on the project corridor regarding strategies proposed d) toll revenue estimations e) toll collection systems and location of toll plazas

  • Economic and Financial Analysis of Munger-Mokama Section on NH 80

    Economic and Financial Analysis of Munger-Mokama Section on NH 80
    Year: February 2008         
     Location: India                      Client: National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
    Main project features: Detailed Project Report for Economic Development by Road Improvement (70km)  INR 4000M
    Position held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: Traffic forecasting on the highway, economic analysis using HDM-4 version 2.03 and financial analysis on the Format of Model Concession Agreement (MCA 2006); completed financial analysis by estimation of project IRR and equity IRR inclusive estimated the road user charges based on componential VOC savings and developed model for financing of the project with the purpose to ensure economic and financial equilibrium of the project.

  • Financial Feasibility Report of Tirunelveli-Tuticorin Road Project

    Financial Feasibility Report of Tirunelveli-Tuticorin Road Project
    Year: January, 2008       
    Location: Delhi, India                Client: National Highway Authority of India,  India
    Main project features: Financial Feasibility Report of National Highway Project ( 47 km), INR 1900 million
    Position held: Transport Financial Analyst
    Activities performing: Financial analysis of the project on PPP mode along with estimation Viability Gap Funding, Project IRR, Equity IRR, DSCR, NPV etc. The estimation of future traffic volume on the project road and the impact of improvement of surrounding roads on the traffic volume of the project road after improvement was a special task.

  • Feasibility Report of Light Railway Transit (LRT) Project

    Feasibility Report of Light Railway Transit (LRT) Project
    Year: July 2007–January 2008   
     Location: Delhi, India           Client: Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
    Main project features: Feasibility Report of Light Railway Transit (LRT) Project ( 42 km), INR 43790 million
    Position held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: Techno-economic viability of the project; economic analysis includes estimation of rate of economic return taking into account savings due to reduction in traffic congestion, fuel consumption, passenger time, accident, air pollution, cost of road augmentation etc.; the aforesaid savings are to be estimated using HDM-4 version 2.03 after estimation of future traffic on the existing roads, traffic on which will be affected by introduction of LRT.

    As a Financial Analyst was responsible for financial analysis of the project on PPP mode along with estimation Viability Gap Funding, Project IRR, Equity IRR, DSCR, NPV etc.
  • Patna-Buxar NH 30 and NH84

    Patna-Buxar NH 30 and NH84
    Year: May–July 2007        
    Location: India                 Client: National Highway Authority of India (NHAI)
    Main project features: Detailed Project Report for Economic Development by Road Improvement (125km) INR 11000M
    Position held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities performed: Traffic forecasting on the highway, economic analysis using HDM-4 version 2.03 and financial analysis on the Format of Model Concession; agreement (MCA,2006) also completed financial analysis by estimation of project IRR and equity IRR inclusive estimated the road user charges based on componential VOC savings and developed model for financing of the project with the purpose to ensure economic and financial equilibrium of the project

  • Rural Road Improvement Project

    Rural Road Improvement Project
    Year: November 2006-April 2007      
    Location: Sri Lanka             Client: World Bank
    Main project features: Poverty Reduction through increased accessibility ( 900 km) Loan-sanctioning pilot project
    Position held: Rural Transport Specialist ( Economist cum Institutional Expert)

    Activities performed: Identification of 9 administrative units based on poverty map, identification of 100 km core rural road network from each 9 geographical units and suggestion for rural road improvement programs taking into consideration terrain condition, weather, future traffic volume and composition; identification of core network of each administrative unit using socioeconomic data and prioritization of roads using ORN 22 Social Benefit Software Tool of TRL Ltd., UK considering the improvement of roads which facilitates accessibility, create facilities, generate income etc. The assessment of poverty condition and its relationship with transport sector was made from secondary data including  effective travel  demand,  estimation of  production rise, trade generation, income generation, rise in  productivity, poverty reduction, impact of improved marketing network.
  • Institution Development Study for the Punjab Road Sector

    Institution Development Study for the Punjab Road Sector
    Year: March–July 2006    Location: Punjab, India              Client: World Bank
    Main project features: Achievement of high economic growth with road network improvement ( 60,000 km road network) WB loan sanctioning project of the state of Punjab
    Position held: Transport Specialist (Economist cum Institutional Expert)
    Activities performed: Assessment of road investment planning and road maintenance management planning for the next 20 years in the state of Punjab. HDM 4 version 2 is being used to assess social benefits out of road investment along with multi-criteria analysis of road investment to maximize economic return. The road investment parameters have been identified, future level of services are being assessed, and district development level to be compared with road investment needs in addition to traffic demand assessment for 20 years on different categories of roads.  Impacts of transport sector on different economic sectors were quantified in terms of investment, employment and services. Road network have been classified according to functional specification. SWOT of the transport sector completed. Capacity of private agencies and govt. agencies examined through survey

  • Detailed Project Report for  Extension of Tuticorin-Port NH 7A

    Detailed Project Report for  Extension of Tuticorin-Port NH 7A
    Year: December 2005
    Location: India
    Client: NHAI
    Main project features: Traffic Projection of Tuticorin port (INR 150000million)
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: Traffic projection based on future import and export of Tuticorin port and increased economic activities in the area.

  • Detailed Project Report for State Road Project

    Detailed Project Report for State Road Project
    Year: Jan–April 2005              Location: Chhattisgarh, India                             Client: ADB/State Govt. of Chhattisgarh
    Main project features: Increased economic activities by increased accessibility of (375 Km) state highways in the state. Rs1875 crore
    Positions held: Transport Economist cum Institutional Expert

    Activities performed: Reviewed traffic studies and data; Developed traffic forecasts model: reviewed and updated the Vehicle Operating Costs model. Analysed the investments/maintenance options of the existing roads of the Strategic road network. Prepared Prioritization  of Road Investment Plan on the basis of  Road Indexing values of different sections of roads, indexing done on the basis of economic and socioeconomic parameters; forecasted passenger and freight traffic movements on the proposed roads for use in the economic analysis; prepared detailed economic feasibility and sensitivity analyses using HDM-4 (version 1.3) model along with risk analysis and estimation of Poverty Impact Ratio; developed and presented recommendations in regard to the timing, phasing and implementation of project components; Prepare a Project Appraisal Document
  • Rural Roads Sector II Project – ADB TA Project No 4220-IND

    Rural Roads Sector II Project – ADB TA Project No 4220-IND
    Year: November 2004-August 2005    Location: India   Client: ADB
    Main project features: Poverty Alleviation through increased rural accessibility ( 15000 km)
    Position held: International Transport Economist cum Institutional Expert Rs 9000 million
    Activities performed: Review of existing studies rural road projects, selection of 3000Km of roads out of 15000Km of roads. Assist in Inception Report; Review traffic studies and data; Develop traffic forecasts: review and update the Vehicle Operating Costs model ; Analyses the investments/maintenance options of the existing roads of the Strategic road network ; defined national grid of road network; Identify budget constraints; prepared Prioritization Investment Plan along with preparation of transport infrastructure and service profile of districts covered by subprojects in addition to preparation of profiles of road users especially the poor, uses and to assess the potential of improved transport services ; imparted training selected Staff and to Counterpart Staff of Client; forecast passenger and freight traffic movements on the proposed roads to be used in the economic analysis using HDM-4 (version 1.3) model; prepared detailed economic feasibility, sensitivity analyses and risk analysis; develop and present recommendations in regard to the timing, phasing and implementation of project components; prepared Project Appraisal Document; developed for ADB a “Proxy Measure” to indicate on the basis of given data without conducting actual economic analysis of project EIRR; designed Distribution Analysis Survey, and Road Users and Passengers Survey including preparation of questionnaire, field program of 10,000 samples distributed over three states; designed analysis of survey to assess socio-economic impact study of rural road projects including Distribution Analysis and estimation of Poverty Impact Ratio

  • Study of Yanqual- Fida –Dank Green Field Road

    Study of Yanqual- Fida –Dank Green Field Road
    Year: July-August 2004  ( 1.5 months)
     Location: Muscat, Oman         Client: Government of Oman
    Main Project features: Detailed Engineering and Feasibility Study of Yanqual- Fida –Dank Green Field Road-. (45 Km) $200 million
    Position held: International Transport Economist
    Activities performed: Feasibility study of new road construction named Yanqual- Fida –Dank road in the Al Dhahira Region involving regional socio-economic data collection from the concerned Government and non-Government offices and review, reviewing available reports and documents, assessment of socio-economic need of people along the road and determined how need of people is best satisfied with the construction of the road; the study determined future traffic growth rates, estimated generated traffic on the proposed route and estimated potential divertible traffic to the proposed route; determined vehicle-specific operating costs on all the traffic-generating routes for proposed route; economic study and sensitivity analysis of all alternatives and estimate IERR (EIRR), FYRR, NPV/Cost ratio using HDM-4

  • Economic and Financial Appraisal of Ananthapur – Karnataka Border of NH-7

    Economic and Financial Appraisal of Ananthapur – Karnataka Border of NH-7
    Year: June 2004 – February 2005 (3 months)
    Location: Andhra Pradesh, India
    Client: NHAI and ADB
    Main project features: Economic and Financial viability of the project road. ( 190km), INR 13000 million
    Position held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst, was responsible for assess the economic and financial viability of the road using HDM 4 model and by estimating project and equity FIRR. The responsibilities also included analysis of socio-economic conditions, determination of traffic forecasting, determination of diverted traffic, generated traffic with the help of diversion equation and price elasticity, determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project and also estimate Poverty Impact Ratio (PIR) and distribution effect as defined by ADB as NHAI has decided very recently to follow henceforth ADB-specified economic analysis model.t

  • Environment-Friendly Road Construction

    Environment-Friendly Road Construction
    Year: April 2004 – May 2004 (1 Month)
    Location: Bhutan
    Client: SNV (The Netherlands)
    Main Project Features: System analysis to assess economic returns of roads constructed under environment friendly technique vis-à-vis roads constructed under traditional construction method,
    Position held: International Transport Economist cum Institutional Expert
    Activities performed: system analysis to assess economic returns of roads constructed under environment friendly technique vis-à-vis roads constructed under traditional construction method. The study involved quantification of environmental and social benefits like production rise, rise in consumption, trade generation, income generation, producer surplus, consumer surplus, rise in  productivity, price elasticity, income elasticity,  poverty reduction, distribution analysis, export increase and impact of improved marketing network, assessment of post project benefits,. Poverty Reduction as impacts of road investment in connection to construction of feeder roads in rural mountainous region. RED model was used to estimate VOC savings

  • Haldia Port Limited Link Road,

    Haldia Port Limited Link Road,
    Year: October 2003 – December 2003
    Location: India
    Client: NHAI, Govt of India
    Main project features: Increase in export and import through road improvement of ( 75 km), INR 8000 million
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: Responsible as the Team Leader to assess the economic and financial viability of the road after making a traffic survey, an industrial survey and forecasting about future cargo of Haldia port. A comprehensive industrial survey was made and traffic forecasting was made taking into active consideration the present and future industrial development potential of Haldia. The design of industrial survey was made and analysis of survey data was made to determine potential of industrial growth. Finally HDM 4 was used to assess economic viability. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project.

  • Economic and Financial appraisal of Siliguri – Gairakatta Section of NH-31 & NH-31C

    Economic and Financial appraisal of Siliguri – Gairakatta Section of NH-31 & NH-31C
    Year: December 2002 – June 2003
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of India (NHAI)
    Main project features: Economic and Financial appraisal of a mountainous road ( 130 km) ,INR 16000 million
    Positions held: Transport Economist and Financial analyst
    Activities performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model and diversion possibility from state highways .Completed economic analysis using HDM-IV Model with sensitivity analysis and financial analysis under different options.. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project.

  • Pasighat - Pansin State Highways Improvement

    Pasighat - Pansin State Highways Improvement
    Year: September2003 – November2003
    Location: India
    Client: Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
    Main Project Features: , Economic appraisal of (Pasighat - Pansin) State Highways
     ( 100 km), INR 2000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed:  As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment includes trade generation, export increase and poverty removal through marketing network and economic analysi using HDM-IV Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project.

  • Pasighat-Ego State Highways  improvement

    Pasighat-Ego State Highways  improvement
    Year: October 2003 – December 2003
    Location: India
    Client: Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
    Main project features: Economic appraisal of (Pasighat-Ego) State Highways ( 93 km), INR 1800million
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment includes trade generation, export increase and poverty removal through marketing network and economic analysis using HDM-IV Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project.

  • Wak-Liroma State Highways Improvement

    Wak-Liroma State Highways Improvement
    Year: September 2003 – November 2003
    Location: India
    Client:  Govt of Arunachal Pradesh
    Main Project Features: : Economic appraisal of (Wak-Liroma) State Highways State Highways (65km), INR 1300 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed:. As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment includes trade generation, export increase and poverty removal through marketing network and economic analysis using HDM-IV Model and RED model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR  of the project. 

  • Improvement of   Rural Road

    Improvement of   Rural Road
     Year: January 2003 –March 2003
    Location: India
    Client: Govt of West Bengal
    Main Project Features: Economic appraisal of  Rural Road (Length approx 15 km) of Sunderban, INR 50 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment includes trade generation, export increase and poverty removal through marketing network and economic analysis using HDM-IV Model and RED model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project.

  • Improvement of   Rural Road

    Improvement of   Rural Road
    Year: September 2002 – November 2002
    Location: India
    Client: Govt of West Bengal.
    Main Project Features: Economic appraisal of  Rural Road (Length approx 20 km) of Sunderban, INR 60 million
    Positions held: Transport Economist
    Activities performed:  As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment includes trade generation, export increase and poverty removal through marketing network and economic analysis using HDM-IV Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project.

  • Feasibility study of Kna-Fna Bridge

    Feasibility study of Kna-Fna Bridge
    Year: March 2002- April 2002
    Location: Eritrea, Africa
    Client:Govt. of Eritrea, World Bank
    Main Project Features: Kna-Fna Bridge (Length 0.5 km) in Eritrea, Africa (World Bank funded). Cost of the Project: INR 300 million
    Positions Held: International Transport Economist
    Activities Performed:, As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and poverty removal through marketing network and economic analysis using HDM-IV Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Project Completion Report (PCR) of Ranigunj – Barakar Stretch of NH-2. (World Bank funded).

    Project Completion Report (PCR) of Ranigunj – Barakar Stretch of NH-2. (World Bank funded).
    Year: November 2000 – November 2000
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of West Bengal  and MOST, GoI
    Main Project Features: Assessment of benefits in pre and post completion period of road improvement
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, income  increase, effects on women, effects on education accessibility, generation of direct and indirect employment  and  economic  analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Project Completion Report (PCR) of Panagarh – Moregram Road

    Project Completion Report (PCR) of Panagarh – Moregram Road
    Year: September 2000
    Location: India
    Client:  ADB
    Main Project Features: Assessment of benefits in pre and post completion period of road improvement
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, income  increase, effects on women, effects on education accessibility, generation of direct and indirect employment  and  economic  analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Rural Road Improvement

    Rural Road Improvement
    Year: June 2001 – December 2002
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of West Bengal
    Main Project Features: Rural road network analysis of three districts ( Malda, Murshidabad, Medinipur) of West Bengal Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojona (Rural Roads Projects) Govt. of India funded, 504 km, INR 1200 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of non-motorized traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, income increase and poverty removal through increased marketing network and ranking of roads using road index and utility index after determination of weightage of socio-economic parameters. Final recommendation of list of roads to state authority with full network analysis according to  conditionalities  of PMGSY programmes of connection of villages with all weather roads 

  • Adequate Connectivity of Calcutta - Ports

    Adequate Connectivity of Calcutta - Ports
    Year: October 2001 – December 2001
    Location: India
    Client: NHAI
    Main Project Features: Barasat By-Pass, Eastern Expressway, Southern Expressway of Adequate Road Connectivity Calcutta - Ports. (NHAI funded).Cost of the Project: INR 10000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and economic analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Four Laning of Tuni – Rajamundry Section of NH-5

    Four Laning of Tuni – Rajamundry Section of NH-5
    Year: April 2001 – July2001
    Location: India
    Client: NHAI
    Main Project Features: Detail project report of Approx 103 km .  Cost of the Project: INR 5000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist cum Financial Analyst
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and economic and financial analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project

  • South Economic Corridor of West Bengal

    South Economic Corridor of West Bengal
    Year: January 2001 – March 2001
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of West Bengal and ADB
    Main Project Features: Pre-feasibility Study for Proposed North – South Economic Corridor. Asian Development Bank Funded . Cost of the Project: INR 12000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and economic analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Project Completion Report (PCR) of Ranigunj – Barakar Stretch of NH-2. (World Bank funded).

    Project Completion Report (PCR) of Ranigunj – Barakar Stretch of NH-2. (World Bank funded).
    Year: November 2000 – November 2000
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of West Bengal  and MOST, GoI
    Main Project Features: Assessment of benefits in pre and post completion period of road improvement
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, income  increase, effects on women, effects on education accessibility, generation of direct and indirect employment  and  economic  analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Project Completion Report (PCR) of Panagarh – Moregram Road

    Project Completion Report (PCR) of Panagarh – Moregram Road
    Year: September 2000
    Location: India
    Client:  Govt. of West Bengal and ADB
    Main Project Features: Assessment of benefits in pre and post completion period of road improvement
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, income  increase, effects on women, effects on education accessibility, generation of direct and indirect employment  and  economic  analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Feasibility of Green Corridor from Kalyani to Kakdwip

    Feasibility of Green Corridor from Kalyani to Kakdwip
    Year: January 2000 – Apri 2000
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. West Bengal
    Main Project Features:, West Bengal, Approx 200 km (GoWB funded).. Cost of the Project-INR 27000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model including traffic diversion analysis, project benefit assessment and economic and financial analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project

  • Feasibility of Belgharia Expressway

    Feasibility of Belgharia Expressway
    Year:  April 2000 – July2000
    Location: India
    Client: MOST, Govt. of India
    Main Project Features: Feasibility of Belgharia Expressway, Approx 26 km (MOST funded). Cost of the Project:_INR 8000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting mode including traffic diversion analysis, project benefit assessment  and  economic analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR of the project

  • Feasibility of Dispersal System at Dum Dum Railway Station

    Feasibility of Dispersal System at Dum Dum Railway Station
    Year: January 2000 – March 2000
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. West Bengal
    Main Project Features: Feasibility of Dispersal System at Dum Dum Railway Station, (GoWB funded). Cost of the Project:_INR 2000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, income increase and economic and financial analysis of the project. The responsibilities also included determination of savings in time sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV,ERIR and FIRR of the project

  • Feasibility of Raichak – Kukrahati Ferry Service,

    Feasibility of Raichak – Kukrahati Ferry Service,
    Year: February 2000 – Marchy2000
    Location: India
    Client: Ripley and Company
    Main Project Features: Detail Project Report Cost of the Project:_4 km Ferry Service by Ships, INR 500 million

    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: Feasibility of Raichak – Kukrahati Ferry Service (Ripley funded). Client: Ripley and Company. Cost of the Project:_Rs 50 crores As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and  economic and financial analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and funding options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR  of the project including rate of charges for ferrying vehicles

  • Project Coordinating Consultancy for Mizoram State Roads

    Project Coordinating Consultancy for Mizoram State Roads
    Year: August 1999 – Deceber1999
    Location: India
    Client: World Bank
    Main Project Features:  Project Coordinating Consultancy for Mizoram State Roads (World Bank funded)36000 km road network Rs 54000 minllion
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, vehicle operating costs determination, project benefit assessment including increase in agriculture production and economic analysis using HDM- III. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivities analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV and EIRR. The improvement of roads facilitating accessibility, increasing income, marketability etc were assessed. The assessment of poverty condition and its relationship with transport sector was made from secondary data. The activities  included  effective travel  demand,  estimation of  production rise, trade generation, income generation, rise in  productivity, poverty reduction, impact of improved marketing network

  • Up-gradation of NH-5/NH-60 from Chandikhol (Bhubaneswar) to Kharagpur 220km INR 9000 million

    Up-gradation of NH-5/NH-60 from Chandikhol (Bhubaneswar) to Kharagpur 220km INR 9000 million
    Year: Jan. 1999 – Jul. 1999
    Location: India
    Client: NHAI
    Main Project Features: Detail Project Report of 4-laning and Up-gradation of NH-5/NH-60 from Chandikhol (Bhubaneswar) to Kharagpu Jv Of Sheladia Associates Incorporated, USA and Others. Section of NH-5/NH60, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and West Bengal  Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model including diversion analysis, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and economic and financial analysis using HDM-III Model. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project.

  • Study of Vizag Port Trust (VPT) Flyover

    Study of Vizag Port Trust (VPT) Flyover
    Year: August1998- Dcember1998
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of India
    Main Project Features: Feasibility Study of Vizag Port Trust (VPT) Flyover (Vizag Port Trust funded). Cost of the Project:_INR 1000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed:, As Transport Economist, responsible for transport study,  economic and  financial evaluation of the projects involving review of developmental plans, traffic surveys,  development of traffic forecasting model, transport demand forecasting, determination of vehicle operating cost, estimation of economic costs (project capital cost, maintenance cost etc.), assessment of project benefits (economic and social), cost benefit analysis, project benefit monitoring and evaluation The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project

  • Second Vivekananda Flyover, Calcutta

    Year: December1997 – May1998
    Location: Calcutta, India
    Client: Govt. of West Bengal.
    Main Project Features: Feasibility Study of Second Vivekananda Flyover, Calcutta, Govt. of West Bengal. A (GoWB funded). Cost of the Project:_INR 600 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist

    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for transport study,  economic and  financial evaluation of the projects involving review of developmental plans, traffic surveys,  development of traffic forecasting model, transport demand forecasting, determination of vehicle operating cost, estimation of economic costs (project capital cost, maintenance cost etc.), assessment of project benefits (economic and social), cost benefit analysis, project benefit monitoring and evaluation The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project.
  • Budge-Budge Truck Terminal, West Bengal

    Budge-Budge Truck Terminal, West Bengal
    Year: October 1997- September 1997
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of West Begal
    Main Project Features: Feasibility Study of Budge-Budge Truck Terminal, West Bengal (Municipality) ( GoWB funded).. Cost of the Project:INR 560 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for transport study and economic and financial evaluation of the projects involving review of developmental plans, traffic surveys, socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, transport demand forecasting, determination of vehicle operating cost, estimation of economic costs (project capital cost, maintenance cost etc.), assessment of project benefits (economic and social), cost benefit analysis, project benefit monitoring and evaluation evaluation The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and widening options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project

  • Raichak – Kukrahati RoRo Service

    Raichak – Kukrahati RoRo Service
    Year: February 1996 – March 1997
    Location: India
    Main Project Features: Feasibility of Raichak – Kukrahati RoRo Service (Peerless funded). Cost of the Project:INR 650 million
    Client: Peerless Company
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, project benefit assessment including trade generation, export increase and  economic and financial analysis. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and funding options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project including rate of charges for ferrying vehicles

  • Tamul Dalanmukh Rural Road, Arunachal Pradesh

    Tamul Dalanmukh Rural Road, Arunachal Pradesh
    Year: : September1995 –January 1996
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
    Main Project Features: Feasibility Study of (Green Field Road) Tamul Dalanmukh Rural Road, Arunachal Pradesh.  (PWD funded). Cost of the Project:_INR 2500 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed As Transport Economist, responsible for transport study and economic evaluation of the projects involving review of developmental plans, traffic surveys, socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, transport demand forecasting, determination of vehicle operating cost, estimation of economic costs (project capital cost, maintenance cost etc.), assessment of project benefits (economic and social), cost benefit analysis, project benefit monitoring and evaluation. The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenances and funding options, determination of NPVand EIRR of the project.

  • 4/6 Laning of Calcutta-Ranchi National Highway NH33

    4/6 Laning of Calcutta-Ranchi National Highway NH33
    Year: 1994
    Location: India
    Client: Usha Martin Company
    Main Project Features: Feasibility Study for 4/6 Laning of Calcutta-Ranchi National Highway Privatisation NH33 (MOST) (Usha Martin  funded). Cost of the Project:_INR 3500 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed: As Transport Economist, responsible for transport study and economic evaluation of the projects involving review of developmental plans, traffic surveys, socio-economic studies, development of traffic forecasting model, transport demand forecasting, determination of vehicle operating cost, estimation of economic costs (project capital cost, maintenance cost etc.), assessment of project benefits (economic and social), cost benefit analysis, project benefit monitoring and evaluation The responsibilities also included determination of Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) sensitivity analysis using various maintenance and funding options, determination of NPV, EIRR and FIRR of the project.

  • Modernization of Rourkela Steel Plant

    Modernization of Rourkela Steel Plant
    Year:  July 1988 –November 1988 
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of India
    Main Project Features: JV Of   BHPE-KINHILL Effects of Modernization on the local  economy  due to investment in  Rourkela Steel Plants, SAIL, Orissa Associated with Consulting Firm for Infrastructure Development Project  (SAIL funded). Cost of the Project:_INR15000 million
    Positions Held: Transport Economist
    Activities Performed:  As Transport Economist, responsible for assessment of impact of investment owing to modernization programmes in the steel plant of Rourkela. The effects on the local economy in terms of indirect employment generation , transportation pattern, retrenchment in the organized sector  were also taken into consideration.

  • Analysis of Revenue Leakage in CSTC

    Analysis of Revenue Leakage in CSTC
    Year: : March 1988- May 1988
    Location: India
    Client: Govt. of West Bengal
    Main Project Features: Centre for Transport Studies, Assessment of Potential Revenue of CSTC Deport Project (West Bengal Govt. funded.) Cost of the Project:_INR 3.5 million
    Positions Held: Research Associate
    Activities Performed: As Research Associate   involved in the project of assessing potential revenue of Calcutta State Transport Corporation including development of a model to identify the sources of leakages of revenue and identification of high revenue earning routes with in Calcutta.

  • Centre for Appraisal and Social Reliability and Quality of life.

    Centre for Appraisal and Social Reliability and Quality of life.
    Year: January 1978 – February 1988
    Location: India
    Client: Research Organization
    Main Project Features: Positions Held: Researcher
    Activities Performed: As Economist, carried out socio-economic studies in various government sponsored Rural Development Projects including assessment of all weather road connectivity for Project Benefit assessment and economic viability analysis related to transportation and small scale industry

    Name of Assignment/Project: Various
    Year: April 1973 – December 1977
    Location: India
    Client: PORSEN CENTRE
    Main Project Features: Research Centre
    Positions Held: Assistant Economist
    Activities Performed:  As Assistant Economist associated with the consultancy firm to assist the Consultants/Sr. Consultants in socio-economic surveys and Project Benefit assessment and economic violability analysis of various Rural Development Projects.

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