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Company Factsheet

Nature of Business
Consultants

Total Number of Employees
Upto 10 People

Year of Establishment
2000

Legal Status of Firm
Professional Association

Annual Turnover
Rs. 1 - 2 Crore

GST No.
19ACJPC8248D1ZL

Completed Masters in Economics and PhD in transport economics and the work experience in 17 countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. More than 25 years experience as Transport Economist.

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Road Asset Management Project Service

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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.
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Rural Road Improvement Project

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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.
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Environment Road Construction Service

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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
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Consultant Preparing Road Master Plan Service

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  • 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.
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Consultancy Services Technical Assistance Service

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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.
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Consultancy Service Principles of Determination

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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.
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Consultancy Services For Techno-Economic Analysis

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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.
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Highways Improvement Service

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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
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Feasibility Study Including Prioritization Service

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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.
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Preparation Of Project Completion Service

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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
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Benefit Monitoring And Evaluation Service

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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.
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Consultancy Services On Road Transport

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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.
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Consultancy Services On Preparation

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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.
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Feasibility And Preparation Detailed Project Service

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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
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Georgetown-Lethem Road Service

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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
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Uttarakhand State Roads Improvement Service

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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.
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Consultancy Services on PPP Highway Projects

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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.
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Project Management And Economic Service

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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.
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Economic And Financial Analysis Service

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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.
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Financial Feasibility Report Service

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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.
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Economic And Financial Appraisal Service

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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.
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Improvement Rural Road Service

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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.
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Feasibility Services

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.
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Consultancy Services

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.
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Railway Development Study Service

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.
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Economic Analysis Of Nansen Service

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.
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Technical Assistance Service

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.
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Detailed Project Report Service

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
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Institution Development Study Service

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.
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South Economic Corridor Service

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 .
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Rural Road Improvement Service

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
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Solicitation Sector Analysis And Design Service

Ball Bearing
  • 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.
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Feasibility Dispersal System Service

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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
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Feasibility Study And Detail Design Service

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.
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