A loan worth US$250 million will be help pay for road development work in parts of India. The loan is being provided by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in a deal agreed with the Indian Government. This funding will be used for road projects in five of India’s states. The work will focus on boosting connectivity and safety, particularly for rural areas. In all some 12,000km of roads will be improved with the programme. Another $250 million loan will also be provided by the ADB with this package intended to pay for India's Second Rural Connectivity Investment Programme.