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The scope of the programme is divided into three phases of 10-12 years initially considering a long term perspective of national level capacity building of stakeholders; particularly the DoLIDAR/GoN in facilitating and regulating the motorable bridge building at local level and the private sector to build the bridges with the standards prescribed by the GoN. The programme’s phases and the scope of work in each phase are envisioned below:

Build-up Phase I (4years):

  • Formulating policy, strategy, norms and standards
  • Constructing/ piloting around 80 bridges + Additional support for 60 Bridges
  • Technology transfer and capacity building
  • Preparation for the integration of “Local Roads Bridge” as a part of RTI SWAp

Expansion Phase II (3-4 years):

  • Replicating  the pilots nationwide
  • Continue with the capacity building

Consolidation and scaling up Phase III (3-4 years):

  • Consolidate the learning from above phases
  • Scaling up the motorable bridges nationally with exponential growth
  • Prepare a gradual phase out-plan and prepare long term business plan for motorable bridges building to be handed over to the GoN

Programme Goal and Outcomes

The main goal of the Motorable Bridge Programme is ‘People in the programme districts have improved livelihoods.’ There are two expected outcomes that would contribute in achieving the goal of the programme.

Outcome 1: People have improved access to services and opportunities. The remote rural population including DAGs will have better access to resources and opportunities from all-weather motorable roads and bridges. This outcome is measured against the indicators/target of 1400 kms of roads accessible/operable all year round, increase in the number of people having access to all weather roads within 2/4 hours of walk, increased utilization of health services by number of people visiting, increase in numbers of public utilities in the ZOI, decreased costs of freights and increase in traffic and freight volumes.

Outcome 2: National and local institutions adopt appropriate local road bridge strategy. Both the GoN and the private sector including local community based institutions are capable of regulating/facilitating and building/maintaining motorable bridges respectively. This outcome is measured against the indicators of having endorsed National Strategy on Motorable Bridge, the motorable bridge builders following this strategy with separate institutions (Roads and Bridge Section at DTO) capable of facilitating and regulating motorable bridge building works, and the regular budget being allocated to implement motorable bridges at local levels. 

Programme Components:
The programme has main four major components and indicative activities, they are:

  • Component 1: Construction and piloting of new bridges and approaches
  • Component 2: General Knowledge and Technology transfer
  • Component 3: Formulate policies, strategies, norms, standards.
  • Component 4: Capacity building (GoN, Local Bodies, Private Sectors and Communities)