MINUTES

 

          The Minutes of the 95th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building/Construction Projects/Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 at Conference Hall, Van Vigyan Bhawan, ICFRE, Sector-5, R.K. Puram, New Delhi.

 

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 95th meeting of the EAC. Member Secretary put up the new CRZ Notification, 2011 issued by the Ministry for information to the members. A copy of the same was also circulated to all the members. He further informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 94th meeting held on 30th November, 2010 to 1st – 2nd December, 2010 in New Delhi.

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 94th Meeting of the EAC held on 30th November, 2010 to 1st – 2nd December, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          Minutes of the 94th Meeting of the EAC held on 30th November, 2010 to 1st – 2nd December, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed.

 

In item No. 4.21 of the Minutes of the EAC meeting held on held on 20th – 22nd October, 2010 “Environmental and CRZ Clearance for expansion of Marine Terminal of Essar at Vadinar, Khambalia Taluka, Jamnagar District by M/s Vadinar Oil Terminal Limited (VOTL). [F.No.10-121/2008– IA.III]”, at condition (iii) the word ‘the CCF, Bangalore’ shall be read as ‘the CCF, Bhopal’.

 

Reconsideration of Old Projects

 

3.1           Environmental Clearance for Single Point Mooring and Storage facilities within New Mangalore Port Trust premises for MRPL, Mangalore, Karnataka by M/s. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited. [F.No.10-49/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of Single Point Mooring (SPM) and storage facilities within New Mangalore Port Trust premises for MRPL, Mangalore, Karnataka. The Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals is a subsidiary of ONGC and presently operating at 12.0 MMTPA crude processing capacity. It is proposed to expand the refining capacity of crude from present 12 MMTPA to 15 MMTPA and then further to 18 MMTPA. MRPL is also planning an Aromatics complex.

 

The project proponent informed that at present the crude and products from the Refinery are handled through New Mangalore Port nos. B-10, B-11 and partly at B-12. The oil traffic is handled through NMP during the last 2 years. Berths B-10 and B-11 are designed for handling of tankers of maximum size 1,20,000 DWT with LOA of 285 m and draft of 17m. Berth B-12 is designed for 50,000 DWT tankers drawing a draft of 12.5m only. However due to presence of hard rock in the channel the maximum draft allowable at B-10 and B-11 is 14m only. There is no crude pipe connection at B-12 and this berth is used for handling products of other parties and chemicals. Total storage capacity is 3,00,000 KL, each tank of size dia 65 m, height 20 m. Further, the port is located on the alluvial plain, about 10 km north of the mouth of the Gurupur and the Netravathi rivers. The old port of Mangalore is located at the confluence of these two rivers. The port is operational only during the fair weather season. The total cost of the project is Rs. 8.20 Crores.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 78th meeting held on 20th –22nd July, 2009 and finalized the ToRs. Public hearing was exempted vide letter no. 11-101/2009-IA.III dated 25.05.2010. Karnataka Coastal zone Management Authority recommended the proposal vide dated 13.05.2010.

 

          The proposal was earlier considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th –20th August, 2010 and deferred the proposal since the three months pre-monsoon and post-monsoon marine quality data was not analyzed and compared as per the ToR. The proposal was again considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 20th - 22nd October, 2010 and again in the 95th meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011. The Committee examined the details submitted by the project proponent.

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)                The project shall be executed in such a manner that there shall not be any disturbance to the fishing activity.

 

(ii)              It shall be ensured that there is no displacement of people, houses or fishing activity as a result of the project.

 

(iii)           Regular mock drills shall be conducted to check the effectiveness of the on-site Disaster Management Plan. The recommendations made in the Environmental Management Plan and Disaster Management Plan, as contained in the Environmental Impact Assessment and Risk analysis reports of the project, should be effectively implemented.

 

(iv)             Markers should be installed at every 30 m to indicate the position of the pipe line.

 

(v)               The approval of the competent authority shall be obtained for adequacy of fire fighting equipments, etc.

 

(vi)             The smooth and safe operation of the system will be ensured by incorporating a computerized SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system. Any leakage in the pipeline shall be immediately detected by the Computer system and product pumping shall be immediately cut off.

 

(vii)          During operation phase, proper precautions should be taken to avoid any oil spills and no oily wastes shall be discharged into the water bodies/mangrove areas.

 

(viii)        Regular patrolling of the pipelines needs to be done.  This will help in identifying any activity that have the potential to cause pipeline damage or to identify small leaks whose effects are too small to be detected by instrument.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

3.2           Request for waiving of Public Hearing for foreshore facility for the construction of jetty, convey belt, sea-water (intake and outfall points pumping station and laying of 440 KV transmission line) at village Salav, District Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s Welspun Maxsteel Ltd., [F. No. 11-40/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of jetty, conveyor belt, transmission line, sea water intake for proposed captive power and expansion of steel plants at village Salav, Dist. Raigad. Presently, imports 1.50 MTPA of iron ore. is proposed to handle steel scrap, limestone, and other additives. The proposal includes a Terminal with 3 berths along with mechanized materials handling facilities. Proposed for handling of barges with less than 3000 DWT. Approach trestle will be 0.3 to 0.5 km. Conveyor belt will be of 2-3 km. Natural draft in the range of 3-4 m available and need minor maintenance dredging.

 

          Site falls within notified Industrial Zone of MIDC. However, Public hearing was conducted on 05.03.2010 based on the TOR of Industrial Committee which includes the foreshore facilities also. The Power plant and steel plants are not in CRZ area. HTL/LTL demarcation was carried out by NIO.

 

          The proposal was considered in its meeting held on 21st -23rd September, 2010 and  finalized the additional TOR for further study: It was decided that the requirement of Public hearing to be decided based on the information on the documents circulated to public in public hearing conducted to prove that the components of the project include the foreshore facilities.                         

 

          The proposal was put up in the 95th meeting of the EAC held on 18th – 20th January, 2011. The Committee examined the details submitted by the project proponent. During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)     The Public hearing conducted earlier was for the industrial project and the EIA was prepared based on the ToR as finalised for the industrial project.

 

(ii)  The ToR for the foreshore facilities was finalised in the September, 2010 meeting which has different parameters related to construction of jetty, conveyor belt and intake and outfall of sea water. The Committee suggested that the EIA should be prepared based on the ToR finalised for foreshore facilities and public hearing shall be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

 

          The Committee rejected the proposal of waiving the public hearing.

 

3.3           CRZ clearance for pipeline and allied facilities for the proposed power plant by M/s Nagai Power Pvt. Ltd [F.No.11-85/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves pipeline and allied facilities for the proposed power plant by Nagai Power Pvt. Ltd. Nagai Power Private Limited (NPPL) is a Special Purpose Vehicle under the Hyderabad based KVK Energy group. NPPL is setting up a 2x150MW coal based thermal power plant near Nagapattinam of Tamilnadu, on the seacoast. NPPL obtained Environmental Clearance vide letter No. SEIAA/TN/EC/1(d)/010/F-141/2009 dated 27.05.2010 from Tamilnadu State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority.

 

NPPL propose to utilise Seawater from the nearby Karaikal Port by installing a pump house and by laying a pair of pipes for seawater intake and outfall to discharge the cooling water blow down/desalination plant rejects back into the sea. Consent letter from M/s. Karaikal Port Private Limited for drawl of seawater from the port has been obtained.

 

Tamilnadu Maritime Board has permitted laying sea water intake and discharge pipelines and also to locate the intake pump house (in-principle) approval including licensing/ leasing their land for pump house purpose and Public Works Department, Water Resources Organization (Government of Tamilnadu) conveyed NOC for laying the water pipelines along Vettar River. The Tamil Nadu SCZMA has recommended the project.

 

          The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 20th -22nd October, 2010 and again in the 95th EAC meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011. The Committee examined the details submitted by the project proponent. During discussions, following points emerged:

 

i)                   The pump house shall be located as shown in the approved map beyond the CRZ and required permission shall be obtained from the State Authorities.

 

ii)                 The routing of pipeline shall be made without affecting the mangrove plantation if any.

 

iii)              All the pipelines (both intake and outfall) shall remain buried to the required depth in CRZ.

 

iv)                The authenticative map of the HTL/LTL together with their respective coordinates at discrete intervals shall be supplied so as to identify them later on the ground if and when necessary.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

3.4           Environmental and Clearance for the Mega container terminal at Chennai Port by M/s Chennai Port Trust [F.No.10-127/2007-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of mega container terminal at Chennai Port. The Chennai Port is located at 13° 0’ N & 82° 18’ E on the East Coast of India, is one of the Major Ports in India. The Port has a dedicated Container Terminal of 885 m length with an alongside draft of (-) 13.4 m CD which has been operated since August 2001 by a private consortium under a 30 years lease/ concession agreement. The rated capacity of the terminal is 1.20 Million TEUs per annum. Also, a second Container Terminal is being set up with a quay length of 820 m and a rated capacity of 1 Million TEUs per annum for handling growing volumes and is in operation from September 09. However, considering the steady growth in the container volumes, it is forecast that the container throughput demand will outstrip available capacity of 2.2 million TEUs by 2016-17. To cater to this demand for the next 30 years Chennai Port proposed to develop a container terminal at the new outer harbour, with a quay length of 2 km, 2.75 Km extension of existing outer arm breakwater and a new northern breakwater of about 1.73Km emanating from the Eastern Breakwater of the Fishing Harbour. The proposed initial Depth in front of the new terminal is (-) 18 m CD and (-) 22 m CD later on. The 90 Hectares of land area behind the terminal will be the back-up and storage area which has to be reclaimed. The estimated rated capacity of the Terminal is 4 Million TEUs. The estimate cost worked out to Rs. 3686 crores.

 

          The ToR for the project was issued on 6th December 2007. The Public hearing was exempted since the proposed development is within the port limit.

 

          The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 20th -22nd October, 2010 and again in the 95th EAC meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011. The Committee examined the details submitted by the project proponent. During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)     The prediction of wave height from the numerical model – GCG is differing by more than 10% from the actual values. Applications of such model results may underestimate or overestimate the actuality. Suitable modifications have to be done in experimental values.

 

(ii)  Weigh – in – Motion (WIM) or similar Dynamic Weighing System on EMRIP road may be considered by the Chennai Port Trust authorities.

 

(iii)           While estimating the carrying capacity of EMRIP roads, the traffic not related to Chennai Port Trust activities (e.g. neighbouring Ennore port) may be considered. Suitable Growth (rate) may also be considered for estimating the carrying capacity of these roads for future year e.g. 2015, 2020, 2025 etc.

 

(iv) The projected traffic carrying capacity for the peak cargo traffic upto 2030 for EMRIP road needs to take care of increasingly traffic volumes on account of rapid urbanisation & also the cumulative cargo traffic volume projections for all other ports in worst case scenario. The road design should take care of anticipated maximum cargo axle load with possibility for dedicated cargo lanes in view of enhanced traffic safety and road life. Re-examine and submit details.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.          Consideration of New projects

 

4.1           Environmental Clearance for the development of 4/6 laning of revised alternative alignment of Siliguri to Gairkatta Section of NH 31/NH-31C along NH 31 – NH 31D (new alignment SH-12A-NH-31-MDR64), West Bengal by M/s. NHAI [F.No.10-63/2009-IA.III]

 

          The project road will run from km 551.000 of NH-31 near Ghoshpukur and end at Falakata at km 6.430 of MDR-64 which is some 5 km west of Dhupguri More at Falakata. It will comprise five major road segments having a total length of about 110.950 km (subject to geometric improvements/realignments). The road falls in Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts of West Bengal. The abutting land use pattern of the project road is predominantly agricultural and/or open land type for throughout the stretch except at a few urban/semi-urban settlements, commercial, industrial areas and BSF camp areas. The existing Right of way varies from 20m to 56m. As per NHAI design guidelines, the proposed Right of Way (ROW) is 60 m (except at congested urban locations where acquisition of land is absolutely difficult, where proposed ROW could be limited to 45m). At isolated locations like junctions, rest areas, toll plazas, wayside amenities, entry and exit location of service road etc. more land has been proposed in order to accommodate these facilities. The land required for implementation of the project will be of the order of 227 and 128 hectares for mainline and bypasses, respectively. There are 15 major bridges (14 existing and 1 proposed), 31 minor bridges (28 existing and 3 proposed), 11 vehicular underpasses (proposed), 27 pedestrian and cattle underpasses (proposed), 7 ROBs (2 existing and 5 proposed), 1 RUB (existing), 2 flyovers (proposed), 5 interchanges (proposed), 4 Arch culverts (existing), 95  Box culverts ( 8 existing and 87 proposed), 72 Pipe culverts (22 existing and 50 proposed)  and 52 slab culverts (existing) along the project road. The project road passes through 65 mouzas, out of which 23 mouzas are in Darjeeling district and 42 mouzas are in Jalpaiguri district. There are provisions of a New Link to bypass Siliguri town and a Bypass at Dhupguri through southern side of Dhupguri town considering for geometric improvement, protect/save environmentally sensitive places, improvement of riding quality and journey speed and also reduction of traffic congestion on the highway. There is no reserved forest/wildlife sanctuary/national park along the Project road. About 18,800 trees (including social plantation) are going to be felled for the project area, against which 3-times trees are proposed to be planted. An estimated budget for environmental management plan has been drawn up to 46 million approximately. This provides for environmental protection, compensatory plantation and environmental monitoring. The entitled persons will be compensated and assisted as per the Resettlement and Rehabilitation plan. The capital cost of the project is 15890 million (including new link and Dhupguri bypass).The total cost for Resettlement Action Plan is approximately Rs. 336 million for Mainline and Rs.17 million for Bypasses.

 

          The ToR was considered and finalised in the 79th meeting of EAC held on 27th – 28th August, 2009 and issued on 25th September, 2009. Public hearing was conducted on 6th July, 2010 at Darjeeling and on 7th July, 2010 at Jalpaiguri. The project proponent submitted EIA/EMP based on the ToR and the issues raised in the public hearing. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     The project indicates cutting of 14,000 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(ii)  Fly ash shall be used for the construction of the road as the thermal power plant is within the 100 kms of the proposed road.

 

(iii)           R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

(iv) IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(v)    The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

(vi) All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.2           Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing 2 lane road (NH-26B) to 2 lane with paved shoulders of Umranala – Ramakona – Sausar - Saoner, in the State of M.P. & Maharashtra by M/s. NHAI [F.No.10-8/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening and improvement of existing road (NH-26B) to 2 lane with paved shoulders, Umranala – Ramakona – Sansar - Sauner, in the State of M.P. & Maharashtra. The project corridor is presently a State Highway and has two segments, SH-19 in Madhya Pradesh and SH-250 in Maharashtra. While SH-19 originates from Chhindwara, the project road starts from Km 19 from Umarnala. It continues up to the other terminal of SH-19, km 75, which is also the start km 0 of SH-250, continues for another 13 km before it terminates at the intersection with NH-96. The length of the road is 68 km, 56 km in Madhya Pradesh, 12 km in Maharashtra. The existing ROW is 36.0 m (120 ft) Widening is proposed within available ROW. Only in realignment stretches the proposed ROW is 45.0 m.

 

          Project road passes mainly through plain terrain, except the Sillevani Ghat stretch from chainage 30/000-37/000. It is under Khadbeli Reserve Forests. No Wildlife Sanctuary or National Park present along the project. There are about 5000 trees falling in existing ROW. The road crosses two rivers - Kanhan & Jaam and a few streams. 5 short realignment stretches are proposed along the project road spanning a total length of 5km. There are 2 major bridges along the road, one will be retained while other is proposed to be newly constructed. Out of 23 minor bridges existing along the road, 18 will be retained and 5 of them will be newly constructed. 4 existing causeways are to be replaced to High level bridges. Service roads 5.5 m width have been proposed along semi urban settlements of Ramkona & Sausar. 2 Truck laybays & 34 bus bays have been proposed.

 

          Total land required for the project is 44.128 ha. Out of which, 19.89 ha forests land needs to be diverted. About 3480 households are to be partially affected. R& R proposed at 446.5 million. Total cost of the project is Rs. 2684 million.

 

The ToR was finalized during the 86th Meeting of EAC held on 25th -26th March, 2010 including conduct of Public Hearing and issued the ToR on 10th May, 2010. Public hearing was conducted on 21st August, 2010 at Nagpur (Maharashtra) and on 1st November, 2010 at Chindwara (MP). During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The project indicates cutting of 2,280 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

ii)                It is stated that on page 4.10 of the EIA report that the surface water quality is complying with the standards. The results given in Annexure 4.1 show DO in the range of 1.8-3.25 mg/l against the requirement of at least 4mg/l and BOD in the range of 4-8mg/l against maximum limit of 3 mg/l specified in the water quality criteria. Necessary re-examination and modifications shall be carried out prior to start of work.

 

iii)              Prior Forest clearance shall be obtained as part of the project is falling under Khadbeli Reserve Forests.

 

iv)               An underpass shall be constructed at Ramakona Village as demanded during the public hearing.

 

v)                  Fly ash shall be used for the construction of the road as the thermal power plant is within the 100 kms of the proposed road.

 

vi)               R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

vii)             IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

viii)          The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

ix)              All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.3           Environmental Clearance for up-gradation of Chhindwara/ Chourai/Seoni Section of NH-69A in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. NHAI [F. No. 10-14/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgrading of existing intermediate lane from Seoni - Chaurai - Chhindwara section of NH-69A to 2 lane with paved shoulders configuration in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The project road starts from km 91+350 at intersection with NH-7 (Nagpur - Jabalpur Highway) in Seoni town and ends at 159+900 at intersection with SH-19 at Chhindwara town. It passes through 19 villages (Seoni town, Bambhori, Lakhandwara, Karirat, Kasalbodi, Fulara, Kohka, Samaswara, Dungaria, Chourai Town Kherikhurd, Navegaon, Udadaun, Morkahandi, Hhilmili, Sehoramal, Umria-Isra, Ghat Parasia, Ramgarhi and Chhindwara).

 

The project road passes through the forest area between 128+ 100 to 129+ 200. Diversion of about 2.19 ha. of Reserved Forest land (RF No. 1352) is proposed and the same has been submitted to the Forest Department.

 

The project road crosses many rivers, streams and canals viz. Wain Ganga at Km 95.500 and Pench River at km 134+ 800. No land acquisition has been proposed along the existing road because ROW is sufficient for improvement work except Chaurai bypass and 4 small re-alignment. The number of trees proposed to be felled is only 97 in forest area and 1831 in non-forest area. Compensatory plantations of twice the number of trees are proposed. 

 

The ToR was finalized during the 87th meeting of EAC held on 19th -20th April, 2010 and issued the ToR on 12th May, 2010. Public hearing was conducted on 23rd September, 2010 at Chourai and on 27th September, 2010 at Seoni. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The project indicates cutting of 2023 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

ii)                The concentration of Carbon Monoxide (CO) given in the ambient air quality data is 2250mg/m3 against the standard of 4 mg/m3. Re-examine the details.

 

iii)              Prior Forest clearance shall be obtained as part of the project area is passes through the forest area between 128+ 100 to 129+ 200. Diversion of about 2.19 ha. of Reserved Forest land (RF No. 1352) is also proposed and the proposal for the same has been submitted to the Forest Department.

 

iv)               Fly ash shall be used for the construction of the road as the thermal power plant is within the 100 kms of the proposed road.

 

v)                  R&R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

vi)               IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

vii)             The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

viii)          All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.4           Environmental Clearance for up-gradation of Narsinghpur/ Amarwara section of NH-26 B in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No.10-16/2010-IA-III]

 

            As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgrading of existing intermediate lane from Narsinghpur - Amarwara section of NH-26 B in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The road will be a shorter connectivity from NH - 3 to Nagpur and Jabalpur. It starts at intersection km 336/556 of NH - 26 part of North south corridor and ends at Amarwara after proposed Amarwara bypass terminating point in Chhindwara district.  The length of the project road is about 89 km and will have 4 km bypass at Harai (46km) and 6 km bypass Amarwara (90 km) town to avoid congestion of town. In addition to above realignment is proposed. 

 

The project is proposed to be developed within the existing RoW. Additional land acquisition of about 2-5 m strip is required which has been kept minimum possible. However land acquisition is required for bypass and realignments. Total land acquisition is about 146 ha. including diversion of 33 ha. forest land. It crosses many rivers streams and canals viz. river Barureva at lokipar village and does not cross any eco sensitive area.

 

The ToR was finalized during the 87th Meeting of EAC held on 19th -20th April, 2010 and issued the ToR on 12th May, 2010. Public hearing was conducted on 22nd September, 2010 at Narsinghpur and on 24th September, 2010 at Amarwara. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The project indicates cutting of 9,100 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(ii)        Fly ash shall be used for the construction of the road as the thermal power plant is within the 100 kms of the proposed road.

 

(iii)      R& R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

(iv)       IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(v)          The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

(vi)       All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.5           Environmental Clearance for rehabilitation and up gradation of 2 - lanes with paved Shoulders Configuration of Multai - Chhindwara Section of NH-69A in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-18/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening of existing NH 69 A between Multai and Chhindwara to 2 lanes with paved shoulders including 4 laning of Chindwara Linga section of NH 26 B and new 2 lane link between Imlikhera and Chhindwara ring road on eastern side in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The total land requirement for the project is 294.008 ha. available land for the project is 199.378 ha. and land to be acquired is 94.630 ha out of which reserve forestland is 16.164 Ha and revenue forest is 4.687 ha. The proposed new alignment for the project is 6.2 km. between Imlikhera junction and Eastern Bypass. The length of the remaining existing alignment proposed to be only strengthening /widening. Approximately about 12 km. of the project road falls in the forest area. Diversion proposal is submitted to CCF (Nodal). 3 major bridges and 17 minor bridges are existing in the alignment. 6 no. of cattle under pass and 1 no. of vehicular under pass are proposed.

 

ToR was finalized during the 87th Meeting of EAC held on 19th -20th April, 2010 and issued the ToR on 12th May, 2010. Public hearing was conducted on 24th September, 2010 at Chhindwara and on 29th September, 2010 at Betul Multai. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The project indicates cutting of 11,050 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(ii)        Prior Forest clearance shall be obtained as part of the project area is passes through the reserve forest/revenue forest area.

 

(iii)            Fly ash shall be used for the construction of the road as the thermal power plant is within the 100 kms of the proposed road.

 

(iv)             R& R shall be as per the guidelines of State/Central Government.

 

(v)                IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(vi)             The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

(vii)           All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.6           Environmental Clearance for rehabilitation and upgrading of 2 lanes with paved shoulders configuration of Amarwara - Umranala including Bypass in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No.10-19/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation and upgrading of 2 lane with paved shoulders configuration of Amarwara - Umranala including bypass in the State of Madhya Pradesh. It also includes strengthening of existing intermediate/2 lanne of SH-47 (now declared as NH-26B) between (i) Km 3.00 (Indira Tiraha) Char Fathak to Km 38.00 (length 35 km), (ii) Km 11.700 of SH-19 (now NH-26B) at Linga to Km 18.00 of SH-19 (now NH-26 B) (Length 6.300 km) and construction of new Ring road around Chhindwara town crossing SH-47 (now NH-26 B) at Sarana village North of Chhindrwara and At km 153.00 of SH-26 (now 69A) on Seoni road and Km 10.00 of SH-19 (now NH-26B) at Km 8.50 (Length 57 km). The total length of the project road is 98.300 km.).

 

The existing road SH-47 (now NH-26) i.e. Chhindwara to Amarwara and SH-9 (now NH-26B) i.e. Chhindwara to Umrannala is intermediate lane having 5.5 m wide carriageway and formation width is 10 m. These roads have to be developed in 2-Lane carriageway 1.5 m wide paved shoulder on either side. The total width of bituminous shall be 10.00 meters and 1.00 wide earthen shoulders having total formation width of 12 meters. The terrain is mostly rolling terrain. Between Chinaware - Amarwara, the existing road has sharp curves, which has been improved in geometrics at number of locations. However, the stretches on this portion of the road have been recently built and no widening of bridges or construction of additional bridges is proposed, approaches of Pench river have been re -designed with improved geometrics and land acquisition shall have to be done on these locations.

 

The proposed project is 45 m ROW on Chhindwara bypass Ring road (56.950 km) and up gradation of intermediate existing lane into two lane configuration (approx 41 km stretch). ROW of existing stretches on previous SH-47 & SH-19 is 24 m and for proposed Chhindwara bypass ring road is 45 m. The up gradation work has been planned as much as possible within the existing ROW in order to minimize land acquisition, except few location having inadequate width and where provision of service roads, alignment correction etc. are not possible.

 

           The NH-26B Section (Amarwara stretch) of the project crosses the river Pench: NH - section (Umranala stretch) of the project crosses Bodro Nala, Kulbehra Nadi and Karak Nala. The proposed Chhindwara Bypass Ring Road will cross the Kulbehra Nadi (at two places), Karak Nala and Ramdoh Nadi. There are 2 new major bridges, 5 minor bridges in addition to 10 existing, 150 pipe culverts in addition to 21 existing and 25 cattle/ pedestrian underpasses are proposed. 3385 trees required to be cut for the project. The project area includes forestlands and will require tree felling. 

 

ToR was finalized during the 87th Meeting of EAC held on 19th - 20th April, 2010 and issued the ToR on 12th May, 2010. Public hearing was conducted on 23rd September, 2010 at Chhindwara. During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The project indicates cutting of 10,156 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(ii)              As demanded during the public hearing, a bypass shall be constructed for Singori village. The proposal shall be modified accordingly.

 

(iii)            Fly ash shall be used for the construction of the road as the thermal power plant is within the 100 kms of the proposed road.

 

(iv)             R& R shall be as per the guidelines of Govt. of India.

 

(v)                IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(vi)             The responses/commitments made during public hearing shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

(vii)           All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

          The Committee recommended the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.7           Finalization of ToR for the development of land fill site for Aizawl City in State of Mizoram by M/s Project Director, SIPMIU (NERCCDIP) [F. No.10-73/2010-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of land fill site for Aizawl City in State of Mizoram. The existing system of waste collection is through a manual/multi-handling system, which is not in conformance to the rules. It is proposed to provide additional capacity to city’s present SWM work, including additional Equipment. Storage bins for effective collection of Solid waste, additional vehicle to strengthen effectively and timely transportation of solid wastes to treatment and disposal site, Development of land fill site and capacity development for (i) effective public participation in segregation of recyclable waste and storage of waste at source and (ii) primary collection of waste.

 

     It is estimated that 103 metric tons per day (mtpd) of solid waste is generated within GAPA. Presently, only 40% - 45% of wastes is collected and transported to the disposal site. The total cost of the project is Rs. 14 crores.

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)     Examine a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India toposheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same.

 

(ii)  Examine and submit the management plan to comply the provisions in Schedule II of MSW Rules, 2000.

 

(iii)                        Examine and submit the compliance with specifications of land fill site as per schedule III of MSW Rules, 2000.

 

(iv) All the data required as per schedule III of MSW Rules, 2000 regarding water quality and ambient air quality shall be generated.

 

(v)    Examine and submit the data to comply the Para No 30(Plantation at landfill site), para 31(closure of landfill site and post-care), para 33(Special Provisions for hilly areas) of schedule III of MSW Rules, 2000.

 

(vi) Copy of the latest annual report submitted by Municipal Authority in Form II as per rule 4(4) of MSW Rules 2000 shall be covered in the EIA report

 

(vii)                       Examine and submit details of the generation of wastes at the residential level.

 

(viii)                    The segregation of the waste should be carried out at the house hold level by the public.  A system of collection of waste should be developed with the awareness programme and capacity building.

 

(ix)                        Submit the details about the land use of the site with a copy of a site plan with the location of other activities all around the site.

 

(x)   Examine the details of water bodies and drains located all around the site and also examine the impacts on the nearby water bodies.

 

(xi)                        Explore the possibility of using inert material and plastics for use in road construction.

 

(xii)                      Examine and submit details of depth of ground water and the impact of leachate on the ground water.

 

(xiii)                   Examine and submit details of storm water.

 

(xiv)                     Collection from the composted area.

 

(xv)                       Examine and submit details of monitoring of water quality around the landfill site. Water analysis shall also include for nitrate and phosphate.

 

(xvi)                     Examine and submit details of the odour control measures.

 

(xvii)                  Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

(xviii)                Submit a copy of the layout plan of project site showing solid waste storage, green belt (width & length, 33% of the project area), all roads, prominent wind direction, processing plant & buildings etc. should be provided.

 

(xix)                    Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

(xx)                      Submit the details of sanitary land fill site impermeability and whether it would be lined, if so details thereof.

 

(xxi)                    Examine and submit the details of impact on environmental sensitive areas.

 

(xxii)                 Examine and submit details of ambient air quality monitoring including Methane and CO2 and compare with the notification of 16th November, 2009.

 

(xxiii)               Examine and submit details of wind rose diagram.

 

(xxiv)                Submit details of the design of landfill site and disposal of debris.

 

(xxv)                   Examine and submit details of additional traffic generation due to the transportation of garbage upto the site and also examine the impacts on the existing traffic. Necessary proposal should be made for improvement of traffic intersections and also strengthening and widening of the roads.

 

(xxvi)                Submit details of protection from surface drainage. Submit the details of storm water drainage. Examine and submit the details of impact of the project on traffic.

 

(xxvii)              Examine and submit details of risk assessment and disaster management.

 

(xxviii)           Submit the details of the future perspective plan for other areas.

 

(xxix)               MSW rules should be followed in true spirits.

 

(xxx)                  Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/”.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification.

 

4.8           Finalization of ToR for rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 – lane with paved shoulders configuration of NH-6 from Arang to Sagaipalli in the state of Chhattisgarh by M/s NHAI [F. No. 10-80/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project starts at Km 88.57 i.e. Orissa Border and ends at Arang Village at Km 239 which is 33 Km from Raipur the Capital City of Chhattisgarh State covering about 150.4 km length. The road section passes through built up areas are Arang, Pithora, Sankra, Basna and Saraipali in Raipur and Mahasamund Districts of Chhattisgarh. The land use pattern with in 10km on either side of the project area is predominantly Agriculture and Built-up and also partly Forest. Land use pattern with in 60m ROW is also similar in nature. The project does not pass through National park/sanctuary/wild life corridor/ eco-sensitive zone. Existing RoW of the project road is about 36.6m (24.4 m only for 4Km. stretch). The proposed RoW 45 m. Forest land to be acquired 56.48 ha, Protected Forest area is 4.37 ha, restricted forest area is 52.11 ha.

 

          Approximately 690 ha land proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road out of which, agriculture, barren and Built up is about 633 ha and forest land is about 56.48 ha. Approximately 14,000 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about 42000 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation. The project road has 7 major bridges and 23 minor bridges and 88 pipe/slab/arch/box culverts. The new seven major bridges and 23 minor bridges has been proposed four lane. The 88 no. culverts have been widened and additional 3 culverts are proposed for the development.

 

          There is no rail crossing in this project. 13 vehicular under passes and 11 pedestrian/cattle under passes are proposed. There are 9 major and 101 minor intersections on the project road, which have been proposed for improvement under proposed design. Footpaths have been proposed at built up locations. Busbays have been provided at 26 locations on both sides. Truck lay byes have been proposed at 10 locations on both sides at frequency of 15kms. One trauma centre (medical facilities) and ambulance facilities is proposed at two toll plazas. There would be about 342 project affected families due to improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated as per National Highways Act, 1956. RCC crash barrier guard wall has been proposed at about 3050m.

 

          Pedestrian/median railing at about 3840 m. High mass lights at about 16 locations. Peak demand of water would be about 1500 KLD during construction. Water harvesting system and oil grease separators have been proposed at 25 locations. The approximate Environmental Management works to be about Rs. 9 crores. The cost of resettlement and compensation worked out to be about Rs. 69 crores. The total civil cost of the project is about Rs. 946 crores.   

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional ToR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)              The proposal indicates the acquisition of forest land 56.48 ha, protected forest 4.37 ha and reserve forest 52.11 ha. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

(iii)            Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iv)             Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)                Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi)             Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)        If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)            If the projects is located within 10 km. of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(x)               Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(xi)            If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xii)          If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xiii)       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)         Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvi)         Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvii)      Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xviii)    The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xix)        Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xx)          Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxi)        Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxiii)   If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxv)       Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxvi)          If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvii)        Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxviii)     If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxix)               Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxx)                  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxi)         Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxii)       Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxiii)    Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends– incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiv)      If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxv)        Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxvi)      Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvii)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxviii)       Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxix)           Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted in both the District for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.9           Finalization of ToR for widening and rehabilitation of NH Sections in the State of UP under pachage – IVB – Unnao - Lalganj Section of NH-232A by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-83/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposed road starts from Km 90/700 of NH-232 A at Unnao and ends at Lalganj (Km 158/073) covering about 67.4 kilometres. The project road falls in Unnao and Raebareli of Uttar Pradesh. The road section passes through built-up areas of Unnao Town, villages Gadan Khera, Lohcha, Achalganj, Bather, Pachodda, Sikandarpur Karn, Lalkuan, Bighapur, Patan Takiya, Bihar, Simari and at Lalgunj Town. Land use pattern within 10 km on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, and built-up. Land use along the project road (within 60 meter corridor) is also the same. Existing RoW of the project road is about 12-54 meters. The proposed right of way (RoW) for widening is 45 m and 60 m is kept for bypasses and realignments. Approximately 304 ha. land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road, out of which irrigated land is 301 ha is agriculture and built-up land is 3 ha.

 

          The project does not involve acquisition of forest land. However tree cutting within existing RoW will be required for the construction of 2/4 lane; There are 7 bridges including one major bridge, 123 pipe/slab/arch culverts. Out of which, only one major bridge has been retained and six minor bridges have been proposed for re-construction. Additionally one minor bridge has been proposed for new construction. The 5 culverts have been retained, 112 proposed for reconstruction and 21 culverts proposed on realignment/bypass.

 

          A new 4-lane Grade Separator has been proposed at km 91/500 on crossing with NH-25. There are 10 and 89 intersections (major and minor) on the project road, which have been proposed for improved under proposed design; Footpaths cum drain have been provided 19.9 km width of 1.5 m; Only one bypass is proposed at Achalganj (km 98/800 to km 105/400). Detailed alternative alignment analysis have been conducted before finalization of bypass alignment.

 

          Two lanes with divided carriageway have been proposed at start of project road to end of Achalganj bypass for safe movement of local traffic (15.5 km). Bus bays have been provided at 23 locations on both sides (2x23=46 nos.). Truck lay byes have been provided at 2 locations on both sides at km 119+900 and km 142+725. One Trauma Centre (Medical facilities) and ambulance facilities for the locals is proposed at Toll Plaza at Km 123+900. W-beam crash barrier/stone masonry guard wall has been proposed about 1750 m Metal Crash Barrier, 8900 m RCC Crash Barrier. High mass lighting at 10 locations.

 

          Approximately 3,000 trees proposed to be felled for the improvement of project road, against which about 9,000 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation.

 

          There would be about 352 project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. Peak demand of water would be approximate 1150 KLD during construction. The approximate budget for environmental management works worked out to Rs. 3 crores. Cost for resettlement and compensation worked out to Rs. 45.6 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is approximately Rs. 416.9 Crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iii)            Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iv) Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(v)    Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1:25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vi) If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(viii)        If the projects is located within 10 km of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(ix)Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(x)   If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xii)          Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)       Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvi)         Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xvii)      The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)    Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xix)        Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xx)          Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxi)        If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiii)   Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxv) If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvi)    Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxvii)        If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxviii)     Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxix)         IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxx)            Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxi)         Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxii)       Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends– incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiii)    If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxiv)      Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxv)        Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvi)      Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxvii)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxviii) Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project in both two Districts as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.10      Finalization of ToR for widening and rehabilitation of NH Sections in the State of UP under pachage – IVB – Lucknow – Raibareli Section of NH-24B by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-84/2010-IA.III]

 

     As presented by the project proponent, the proposed road starts at from Lucknow 12/700 and ends at Raibareli (Km 82/700) covering about 70.0 kilometres. The project road falls in Lucknow and Raibareli Districts of Uttar Pradesh. The road section passes through built-up areas are Mohanlalganj, Nigoha, Bachhrawan, Kundanganj, Harchandpur, and Ratapur. Land use pattern within 10 km on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, and built-up. Land use along the project road (within 60 meter corridor) is the same. Existing RoW of the project road is about 20-40 meters. The proposed right of way (RoW) for widening is 45m/60m for 4 laning. Approximately 365 ha. land would be acquired for the improvement of project road, out of which irrigated land is 362 ha is agricultural and built-up land is 3 ha. The project does not involve acquisition of forest land. However tree cutting within existing RoW will required for the construction of 4 lane roads. The project road has 8 minor bridges and 109 pipe/slab/arch/box culverts. The new 7 minor bridges have been proposed on the additional two lanes and one 4 lane bridge has been proposed for reconstruction. The 22 nos culverts have been widened and balance 87 nos are proposed to be reconstructed. There are two rail-road level crossings. A new 2 lane RoB under construction at km 48.300. The new additional 2-lane RoB at km 48.300 and 4 lane RoB is proposed to be constructed. There are 10 major and 280 minor intersections on the project road, which have been proposed for improvement under proposed design. Footpaths have been proposed at built-up locations for pedestrians (47000 m). Four foot over bridge are proposed at PGI Lucknow, Mohanlalganj, Bacharwa, and Ratapur Chowk for safe pedestrians crossings and one cattle crossings at km 54/050 along the project road; Bus bays have been provided at 31 locations on both sides (2x31=62 nos.). Truck lay byes have been proposed at 2 locations on both. One Trauma Centre (Medical facilities) and ambulance facilities for the locals is proposed at Toll Plaza km 42/550; Approximately 8,000 trees proposed to be felled for the improvement of project road, against which about 24,000 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation. There would be about 450 project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. RCC crash barrier guard wall has been proposed about 24600 m. Pedestrian/median railing about 2900 m.

 

          High mass lights at 12 locations; Peak demand of water would be approximate 1200 KLD during construction. Drinking water kiosks at 6 locations and litter bin at 6 locations. Water Harvesting Systems and oil/grease separators have been proposed at 10 locations. The approximate budget for environmental management works worked out to Rs. 3.35 crores. Cost for resettlement and compensation worked out to Rs. 54.75 crores. The total civil cost of the project is approximately Rs. 628.69 crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iii)            Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iv) Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(v)    Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1:25000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vi) If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(viii)        If the projects is located within 10km. of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(ix)Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(x)   If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xii)          Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)       Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvi)         Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xvii)      The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)    Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xix)        Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xx)          Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxi)        If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiii)   Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxv)       If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvi)    Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxvii)  If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxviii)     Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxix)   IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxx)            Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxi)         Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxii)       Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiii)    If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxiv)      Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxv)        Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvi)      Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxvii)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxviii) Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project in both two Districts as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.11      Finalization of TOR for widening and rehabilitation of existing 4 to 4/6 laning of Pune – Solapur section on NH-9, Maharashtra by M/s NHAI [F.No.10-89/2010-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project road starts at Km 144+400 (at Bhima River Dam) and ends at Solapur at Km 249+000. Existing length of the project is 104.600 Km and the design length is 101.3 km. The land use pattern along the project is mainly agriculture (55.75%), Forest (1.05%), Industrial Area (12.67%), Barren Land (30.53%). Existing ROW varies from 24m to 40 m and the proposed ROW is 60m. The project road traverses through 30 villages and 3 talukas of Madha, Mohol and North Solapur. The total 270 ha of land have been proposed to be acquired for the project excluding forest area of 3.36 ha. The 3.36 ha of forest land is proposed for diversion and application for forest clearance is under process with State Govt. There are 7 major bridges, 21 minor bridges and 197 culverts along the alignment including new ones proposed. There is one Solapur Bypass (244.250 to 249+000) of length 4.750 Km.

          There are 24 underpasses, 1 Flyover/Grade Separator and 2 ROBs proposed for the project road. Four lanes with 7m service roads on both sides have been proposed at 17 locations having total length of 83.05 kms. Bus bays proposed at 15 locations and pick up bus stops at 47 locations.

          At grade intersections will be provided at junctions of service roads and all intersecting roads at 28 locations. The Grade separated intersection is to be provided at one location of Mohol Town.

 

          About 16147 nos. of trees are falling with in proposed 60 m ROW. The 70% of 16147 trees proposed to be felled for construction of 4/6 lane road.  About 36294 nos. of trees are proposed to be planted apart from compensatory afforestation which will be stipulated by Forest Department.

 

          The project road does not pass through CRZ, but passes along the Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary. The NBWL has accepted and has endorsed the recommendations of Sawarkar Committee appointed on the instructions of Hon’ble Supreme Court, for rationalization of area of GIBS thereby reducing GIBS area considerably including exclusion of 50 m wide strip of land on either side of National Highway.

          Total cost for the project road is Rs. 835 crore. The Environmental Management Cost is Rs. 8.73 crores. The total cost of Land acquisition is 27.35 Crores. Cost for utility shifting works out to Rs. 20.26 crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iii)           Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iv) Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(v)    Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1:25000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vi) If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vii)          If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(viii)        If the projects is located within 10 km of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(ix)Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(x)   If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xii)         Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)       Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)        Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvi)        Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xvii)      The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)   Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xix)       Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xx)          Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxi)       If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiii)  Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxv) If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvi)    Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxvii) If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxviii)     Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxix)   IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxx)           Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxi)         Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxii)Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiii)    If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxiv)     Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxv)        Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvi)     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxvii)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxviii)Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.12      Finalization of ToR for the proposed improvement and up-gradation of Silli – Gola – Rajrappa Road by M/s Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Company Ltd. [F.No.10-31/2010 – IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project road falls in Ranchi and Ramgarh districts. The start point of the project road is at “Silli (Jharkhand Chowk)” (at Km 57.800 of SH-1) and ends at “Rajrappa” passing through the following alignments viz. Silli – Gola road, NH-23, Gola – Rajrappa road, which finally ends near Rajrappa temple complex. The total design length of the project road is 39.401 Kms (Existing 41.162 Kms). The project road traverses through 26 Villages and towns along the project road. The existing ROW varies from 25-30 m and the proposed ROW is 30 m. A total of 8 bridges are present on the project road out of which 4 bridges will be modified and 4 will be reconstructed. Existing carriage way width is 5.5m which will be increased to 7.0 m.

 

          At present there are few bus bays and it is proposed to construct 14 new bus bays and 2 truck Lay-bye. There exists 23 major/minor junctions and the improvement is proposed for all of them. There are a total of 83 culverts present on the project road out of which 36 are proposed for improvement, 42 for re-construction and 5 bridges will be abandoned. There exists three railway level crossings and it is proposed to construct three over-bridges at these crossings. There are no over bridges, bye-passes and flyovers present on the road. A total of 2,800 trees will be cut and in turn, the tree plantation will be done as per the recommendations of forest department.

 

          The project does not require any CRZ clearance. No wild life sanctuary or any sensitive places are present within 15 Km area. Approx. 34.35 ha area will be acquired for project. The major towns along the project road are Silli, Gola and Rajrappa. The nearest railways station is Ramgarh Railway Station (approx. 30 Km) and the nearest airport is Ranchi Airport (approx. 120 Km). Forest area is exists from Chainage Km 21.600 to Km 23.000, Km 34.200 to Km 38.200. Total cost of the project is 105.24 crores (excluding the cost for land acquisition and relocation of utilities). Environment Management Cost during construction phase is worked out to be 1.1 crores whereas during operational phase, it is estimated to be approx. 15 Lakh/year.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  The proposal indicates cutting of 2800 trees. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

(iii)            Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iv) Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)    Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi) Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)        If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)If the projects is located within 10km. of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(x)   Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(xi)If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xii)          If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xiii)       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)         Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvi)         Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvii)      Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xviii)    The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xix)        Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xx)          Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxi)        Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxiii)   If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxv)       Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxvi)          If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvii)        Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxviii)     If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxix)         Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxx)            IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxi)         Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxii)       Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxiii)    Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiv)      If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxv)        Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxvi)      Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvii)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxviii) Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxix)     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.13      Finalization of ToR for the proposed improvement and up-gradation of Ranchi – Muri Road (SH-1) by M/s. Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Company Ltd. [F.No.10-32/2010–IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project road starts from Tatanagar Chowk (Km 2.200 of SH-1) and ends at Jharkhand/West Bengal Border (km 59.500). The total length of the project road is approx. 57.3 Kms. The project Road falls in Ranchi District. The project road traverses through 30 Villages and towns along the project road. The existing ROW varies from 25-30 m and the proposed ROW is 30 m. A total of 15 bridges are present on the project road out of which 1 bridge will be modified, 13 will be reconstructed and 1 will be abandoned. Existing carriage way width varies from 5.5 m to 7.0 m which will be increased to 7.0 m.

 

          At present there are few bus bays and it is proposed to construct 16 new bus bays and 2 truck Lay-bye. There exists 44 major/minor junctions and the improvement is proposed for all of them. There are 104 culverts present on the project road and the improvement and modification is proposed in all 104 culverts. There are two railway level crossings and it is proposed to construct two over-bridges at these crossings. There are two existing over bridges and the modification is proposed in both of them. A total of 2779 tress will be cut and in turn, the tree plantation will be done as per the recommendations of forest department.

 

          The project does not require any CRZ clearance. No wild life sanctuary or any sensitive places are present within 15 Km area. Approx. 11.59 Ha area will be acquired for project. The major towns along the project road are Tataisilvai, Aangada, Silli, Muri. The nearest railways station is Ranchi Railway Station (approx. 5 Km) and the nearest airport is Ranchi Airport (approx. 10 Km). Forest area is present from Chainage Km 20.000 to 20.600 Km, Km 21.800 to Km 23.000, Km 23.800 to Km 26.400, Km 26.800 to Km 27.000, Km 27.000 to Km 27.400, Km 28.400 to Km 30.000, Km 30.300 to Km 31.600, Km 34.000 to Km 35.400, Km 35.600 to Km 37.600, Km 43.000 to Km 43.600 and Km 51.400 to Km 52.600. The total cost of the project is 173.62 Crores (excluding the cost for land acquisition and relocation of utilities). Environment Management Cost during construction phase is worked out to be 1.5 crores whereas during operational phase, it is estimated to be approx. 20 Lakh/year.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  Prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest department  for cutting of trees/passing through the forest area.

 

(iii)            Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iv) Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(v)    Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(vi) Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(viii)        If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(ix)If the projects is located within 10km. of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(x)   Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(xi)If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xii)          If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xiii)       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiv)         Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xvi)         Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvii)      Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xviii)    The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xix)        Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xx)          Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xxi)        Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxiii)   If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxv)       Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxvi)          If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvii)  Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxviii)                       If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxix)         Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxx)      IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxxi)         Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxii)       Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxiii)                      Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends– incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiv)      If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxv)        Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxvi)      Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvii)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxviii) Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxix)     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.14      Finalization of ToR for two laning with paved shoulders of the section on NH-92 (Gwalior – Bhind up to MP/UP Border) by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F.No.10-86/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves the widening of Gwalior-M.P/U.P border road section (km 0 to km 107.5) of NH-92. The above road provides connectivity to Agra, Kanpur, Jhansi, Shivpuri, Datia etc. Malanpur Industrial area is also situated along the project road. The present traffic density is 15, 128 PCU and the projected traffic density will be 29,918 PCU by the year 2024.

 

          The existing length is 108.0 km, design length is 107.50 km, existing width of carriageway is 5.5m to 7m. The available Right of Ways 20m – 30m. Total land to be required is 9.6 ha in two district Gwalior & Bhind. One bypass is proposed at Barhi village. Four lanning is proposed at Gwalior City – length 6.6km, Mehgaon Town – length – 2.05 km and Bhind – length 1km. There are 35 minor bridges and 1 major bridge. Approximately 589 trees will be cut. The total cost of the project is Rs. 314.53 crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iii)            Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iv) Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(v)    Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vi) If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(viii)        If the projects is located within 10 km of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(ix)Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(x)   If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xii)          Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)       Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvi)         Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xvii)      The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)    Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xix)        Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xx)          Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxi)        If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiii)   Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxv) If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvi)    Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxvii)        If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxviii)     Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxix)         IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxx)            Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxi)         Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxii)       Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiii)    If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxiv)      Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxv)        Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvi)      Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxvii)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxviii) Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project in both two districts as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.15      Finalization of ToR for two laning paved shoulders of the section of NH-75 (Bamitha to Satna) under NHDP – IV program) by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F.No.10-87/2010-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves the widening of Bamitha – Satna road section (km 57.40 to km 155.00) of NH-75. The above road provides connectivity to Rewa, Allahabad, Jhansi, Shivpuri, Tikamgarh etc. The road is passing through Khajraho which is a famous historical place of Madhya Pradesh and also through Panna National Park. The present traffic density is 7000 PCU and the projected traffic density will be 22,657 PCU by the year 2035.

 

          The existing length is 96.4 km including bypasses. The available Right of Ways 30m – 45m. Total land to be required is 10.26 ha. There are 33 minor bridges and 3 major bridges. Approximately 526 trees will be cut. The total cost of the project is Rs. 275.64 crores.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

(ii)  Any litigation(s) pending against the proposed project and/or any directions or orders passed by any court of law/any statutory authority against the project is to be detailed out.

 

(iii)            Submit detailed alignment plan, with details such as nature of terrain (plain, rolling, hilly), land use pattern, habitation, cropping pattern, forest area, environmentally sensitive places, mangroves, notified industrial areas, sand dunes, sea, river, lake, details of villages, teshils, districts and states, latitude and longitude for important locations falling on the alignment by employing remote sensing techniques followed by ground truthing and also through secondary data sources.

 

(iv) Describe various alternatives considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

(v)    Submit Land use map of the study area to a scale of 1: 25,000 based on recent satellite imagery delineating the crop lands (both single and double crop), agricultural plantations, fallow lands, waste lands, water bodies, built-up areas, forest area and other surface features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(vi) If the proposed route is passing through any hilly area, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(vii)           If the proposed route involves tunneling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction should be provided. In case the road passes through a flood plain of the river, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

(viii)        If the projects is located within 10km. of the national parks, sanctuaries, biosphere reserves, migratory corridors of wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

(ix)Study regarding the Animal bypasses/underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out. Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

 

(x)   If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(xi)If the proposed route is passing through a city or town, with houses and human habitation on the either side of the road, the necessity for provision of bypasses/diversions/under passes shall be examined and submitted. The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance etc.

 

(xii)          Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges.

 

(xiii)       Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect road traffic in the surrounding areas (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation.

 

(xvi)         Climate and meteorology (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xvii)      The air quality monitoring should be carried out as per the new notification issued on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)    Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations.

 

(xix)        Examine the impact during construction activities due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

(xx)          Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. during construction stage.

 

(xxi)        If the proposed route involves cutting of earth, the details of area to be cut, depth of cut, locations, soil type, volume and quantity of earth and other materials to be removed with location of disposal/dump site along with necessary permission.

 

(xxii)     If the proposed route is passing through low lying areas, details of fill materials and initial and final levels after filling above MSL, should be examined and submit.

 

(xxiii)   Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

(xxiv)    Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges. Provision of speed breakers, safety signals, service lanes and foot paths should be examined at appropriate locations through out the proposed road to avoid the accidents.

 

(xxv) If there will be any change in the drainage pattern after the proposed activity, details of changes shall be examined and submitted.

 

(xxvi)    Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

(xxvii)  If there is a possibility that the construction/widening of road will cause impact such as destruction of forest, poaching, reductions in wetland areas, if so, examine the impact and submit details.

 

(xxviii)     Submit the details of road safety, signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

 

(xxix)   IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up-gradation of road.

 

(xxx)            Submit details of social impact assessment due to the proposed construction of road.

 

(xxxi)         Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(xxxii) Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends– incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

(xxxiii)    If the proposed project involves any land reclamation, details to be provided for which activity land to reclaim and the area of land to be reclaimed.

 

(xxxiv)      Details of the properties, houses, businesses etc. activities likely to be effected by land acquisition and their financial loses annually.

 

(xxxv)        Detailed R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific

 

(xxxvi)      Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

(xxxvii)   Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxxviii) Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project in both two districts as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways”.

 

4.16      Finalization of ToR for construction of North Cargo Berth –III and IV at Tuticorin Port, Tamil Nadu by M/s Tuticorin Port Trust [F. No. 11-139/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of North Cargo Berth – III and IV at Tuticorin Port for handling bulk cargo like thermal coal, industrial coal and Rock Phosphate and Copper Concentrate etc. The proposed site falls within Harbour Basin, 2 km away from the shore. No additional land requirement. The jetty will be of pile foundation with reinforced cement concrete deck slab. The capacity of the proposed North Cargo Berth III will be 6.56 MTA and North Cargo Berth IV will be 7.28 MTA. These bulk cargoes will be handled by mechanized handling system to reduce air pollution. Approximately, 1.20 MCM will be dredged in the dock basin area in front of the berth.

 

There is no storage facilities proposed in the jetty. The shore reception system consisting of shore unloader with hoppers are planned separate conveyors will be used for transporting cargoes from jetty to stock pile area. The sewage will be treated in the existing STP. The port is well connected with roads. The residential area is about 7 km away from the proposed site. The expected cost will be Rs. 603 crores for North Cargo Berth III and Rs. 474.30 Crores for North Cargo Berth IV.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional ToR for further study:

 

(i)                Hydrodynamic studies to ensure that the proposed construction of North Cargo Berth no – III and Berth No. IV does not have any significant impact to the shoreline abutting the project must be carried out.

 

(ii)              Dredging and disposal mechanism shall be included on the basis of modeling study.

 

(iii)           The port has been in operation for the past more than 30 years and the current status of both terrestrial and marine environment must be available along with appropriate mitigative measures, EMP, DMP, Risk management, firefighting facilities etc. Submit a comparative studies to examine the impacts due to various activities.

 

(iv)             Impact arising out of handling of coal, rock phosphate and copper concentrate at the Berth III and Berth No. IV shall be examined. The system must be identified and augmented to meet the present requirement in terms of risk assessment, EMP, DMP etc.

 

(v)               A comprehensive EIA shall be prepared for the port as a whole including the proposed construction of the berths and submitted to the ministry-showing construction phase and operational phase.

 

(vi)             Sox and NOx are very high. Examine the reasons and submit details.

 

(vii)          The SPM is very low even for coal jetty. Examine the reasons and submit details.

 

(viii)        The EIA to include complete characterization of the sediments at least for toxic metals namely Antimony, Arsenic, Berilium, Cadmium, Chromium +6, Chromium total, Mercury and lead. The water quality monitoring parameters should also include these metals.

 

(ix)            The impact of the dredging and disposal of the dredged material should be studied in-depth depending upon the toxic metal contents of this material and the location of its disposal, using modelling studies.

         

          The Committee recommended to exempt the Public hearing as the construction of berths is within the existing port limits. Ministry has earlier exempted the public hearing at the time of issue of Environmental Clearance for North Cargo Berth No. II obtained in August, 2007.

 

          For any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/ports and harbours”.

 

2nd Day, 19th January, 2011:

 

4.17      CRZ clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre at Goghla, Diu & Construction of Fishery Harbour at Vanakbara, Diu [F. No. 11-138/2010-IA-III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.18      CRZ clearance for construction of  berthing & allied facilities Off Tekra near Tuna, Gujarat by Kandla Port Trust [F.No.10-10/2008-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of berthing & allied facilities Off Tekra near Tuna, Gujarat. The Kandla Port is located on the West Coast of India, in the Gulf of kutch and along the West Bank of Kandla creek at 70 00’ 13"E longitude and 23 00’01"N Latitude. At present Port has 10 berths for handling Dry cargo, 2 berths for handling containers, Six Oil Jetties for handling POL products of liquid cargo traffic at Kandla within Kandla Creek and  3 SBMs at Vadinar for handling Crude oil. Kandla Port is already developed up to the Shore Line i.e. having infrastructural facility like berthing facilities, Tank Farms, Roads, Railways, Strom water Drains, Warehouses & all other amenities.

 

The total traffic handle by Port has gone from 24.50 Million Tonnes in 1993-94 to 79.5 Million tones of cargo in 2009-10. The present handling capacity of existing ten dry cargo berths, as assessed is only 15.00 Million Tonnes. As against this, Dry cargo berths have handled a Dry cargo to the tune of 24.58 MMT, which has resulted in berth occupancy of as high as 90% on almost all available days. Further, it is decided to construct 4 berths namely 13th to 16th cargo berths on BOT basis for which Environmental/ CRZ Clearance already obtained by KPT. With commissioning of these berths by 2012, the existing capacity for handling dry cargo will be increased by 8 MMTPA and total capacity will be 23 MMTPA. On comparing this capacity of Dry cargo berths with traffic projections, it can be seen that the port will have shortfall in handling of dry cargoes (excluding containerized cargo) of about 06.94 MMTPA, 08.58 MMTPA and 09.74 MMTPA by the year 2011-12, 2012 -13 and 2013-14 respectively.

 

Further, as per the geography of Kandla Creek after construction of 17th cargo Berth within the creek, it will not be possible to go for further developments. Hence, in order to meet with target, requirements of the trade and to overcome the draft restrictions at Kandla Creek, it is proposed for construction of an off-shore Berthing Facility at Tekra near Tuna in the form of ‘T’ Shape. Dimension of Jetty: 600m X 60m (Latitude 22 53’18”N & 70 06’20”E). The berthing facility shall be connected by 2000mX18m piled approach & 1700mX18m rubble mound approach (Total 3.7 km) to back up area. The backup area proposed shall be 80 hectares. The Dredged material  will be dumped in area earmarked near back up area. The back up area shall be connected to Tuna Port by road of 5.0 km length and also with railway line along the road of 5.0 km length. The quantity of Dredging worked out by CWPRS shall be 784000 m3. The Terminal will be capable of handling four vessels at a time viz. two vessels, each of 1,00,000 DWT & 15 m draught on front and two vessels, each of 75,000 DWT & 14 m draught on rear side of Jetty head. The proposed Terminal (project) will handle all type of dry bulk cargo like coal, fertilizer, its raw material, salt, wheat, iron etc. The handling capacity of the terminal is worked out to 14 MMTPA. Total capital cost of the project is estimated at Rs.1060 crores (Bot operator: 818 crores + KPT:240 crores) and the implementation period is reckoned as 24 months from the date of award of concession.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 26th- 28th March, 2008 and sought additional information. The details submitted by the proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The KPT has still not been able to provide an authentic map. The recommendations of the Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority are also still awaited. The para 5.3 of the EIA report indicates air and noise monitoring in its title but the monitoring of noise as well as noise data are not available in the report.

 

(ii)              The concentration of toxic metals in the sediments given in table 5.5 shows values of chromium as high as 62.4 mg/kg. The sediments are required to be analyzed for hexavalent chromium and other metals listed in class A, Schedule II of the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008 ( HW Rules )to confirm that the sediments are not hazardous as per the above mentioned rules. The disposal of the dredging material is also required to pass the TCLP test even if it is not hazardous as per the above mentioned HW Rules, for its disposal as a non- hazardous industrial waste.

 

(iii)            The quantity of the dredging material is now estimated to be 7.85 million cubic meters which is almost three times the original estimation of 2.53 million cubic meters. The details of  analysis of this material, the proposed disposal and the impacts are to be provided.

 

(iv)             The bathymetric chart which is essential for understanding of the area of dredging, the approach channel, disposal location etc, shall be submitted.

 

(v)                Submit details of alternative sites which were investigated before zeroing in on Tekra site.

 

(vi)             Submit a copy of the map showing the port limits inclusive of the proposed site for development including the topographic features.

 

(vii)           Submit documentary evidence, if any available based on the projects already carried out in similar mudflat areas which are biologically active and classified under (i) CRZ-I-in A (d) as per new CRZ Notification of 2011.

 

(viii)        Submit an authenticated HTL/LTL map superimposing the proposed development prepared by the authorized agencies. 

 

ix)               Examine and submit details of the tidal variation as reported 7.59 above CD according to CWPRS Report (Para 1.0 of the report) and the this level must be adopted as the basis for deciding the selection of appropriate approach-rubble bund or piled structure keeping the preference to piled structure.

 

x)                 Submit the progress achieved on afforestation. This appears to be on the low side and the proposed monitoring mechanism of afforestation programme to complete the remaining 730 acres within a span of 4-5 years as proposed.

 

xi)               Scope for future expansion beyond the proposed four berths at the proposed site shall be submitted to estimate the overall environmental impacts.

 

xii)            A technical feasibility report shall be submitted for better understanding of the various project components and the design criteria adopted including evacuation of materials and their resulting impacts on the environment.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.19      CRZ clearance for slum Rehabilitation on plot bearing no. CS No. 5 pt & 15 pt Mahim Division, Adarsh Nagar, Mumbai by M/s Worli Sagar Darshan Co-op. Housing Society Ltd, [F.No. 11-111/2010-IA-III]

 

The Committee deferred the proposal since, as per the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, this project requires clearance from State Authority.

 

4.20  CRZ permission for additional FSI for proposed Institutional & Health Care Center on the land of Shri Shddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust bearing TPS – IV, FP No. 901, 903 B, Mahim Dicision, Prabhadevi by M/s Shri Shddhivinayak Ganapati Temple Trust, Mumbai [F.No. 11-112/2010-IA-III]

 

The Committee deferred the proposal and suggested that  MCZMA may be asked to re-examine the project as per the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011.

 

4.21      CRZ clearance for redevelopment of existing Transit Camp on plot bearing No. 97/C at Cuff Parade, Colaba, Mumbai - [F. No. 11-131/2009 – IA-III]

 

The Committee deferred the proposal since, as per the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, this project requires clearance from State Authority.

 

4.22     CRZ clearance for proposed alteration, demolition and reconstruction of existing Church of Lady of the Sea church on plot bearing CTS No. 673 and 674 village Madh, Malad – Madh Road, Malad (W) in North Ward by E.r Malcolm D’Souza, Parish Priest, Lady of Sea Church, Mumbai [F.No. 11-94/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves alteration, demolition and reconstruction of existing Church of Lady of the Sea church on plot bearing CTS No. 673 and 674 village Madh, Malad – Madh Road, Malad (W) in North Ward Mumbai. It is proposed to retain the prayer hall of the existing church with proposed balcony and demolitions and reconstruction of the existing structure of church proposing ground 2 upper floors and additional prayer hall. The total cost of the project is Rs. 1,81,56, 780.

 

The MCZMA has considered the proposal in its 61st meeting held on 25.03.2010 and recommended the project. As per the MCZMA, the church is in the NDZ of the CRZ – III. The Reconstruction of existing buildings are permissible under the Coastal Regulation, Zone Notification, 2011.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The repairs or reconstruction of existing authorized structure shall not exceed the existing Floor Space Index, existing plinth area.

 

ii)                There shall not be any disposal of sewage/solid waste in the coastal area.

 

iii)              The disposal of debris from the demolition of the existing oral structure shall be at the identified site. AC sheets shall be disposed in the hazardous waste management site.

 

iv)               Emergency evacuation plan and fire safety plan shall be prepared as the proposal indicates a assembly hall for prayers.

 

v)                  Necessary parking and circulation plan shall be prepared for easy movement of vehicles during the prayer gathering/social functions.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.23     CRZ clearance for proposed development of building on plot bearing CTS No. 5-8, 12, 13,…. 27 & 134 of village Charkop at Kandivali (West), Mumbai by M/s Dhaval Developers, Mumbai [F.No. 11-101/2010 – IA-III]

 

The Member Secretary informed the Committee that this project was recommended during the meeting held on 30th November, 2010 and 1st to 2nd December, 2010 and by mistake it was included.

 

4.24     CRZ clearance for proposed residential development on CTS No. 505, 505/1 etc. on village Juhu of Juhu Road, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai by M/s Mr. Rustom Soli Sethna, Mumbai [F. No. 11-113/2010 – IA-III]

 

The Committee deferred the proposal since, as per the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, this project requires clearance from State Authority.

 

4.25     CRZ clearance for laying treated effluent disposal pipeline from Jhagadia Industrial Estate to Kantiajal Diffuser Point by M/s Bharuch Eco – Aqua Infrastructure Ltd., Gujarat [F. No. 11-120/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for laying treated effluent disposal pipeline from Jhagadia Industrial Estate to Kantiajal Diffuser Point by Bharuch Eco – Aqua Infrastructure Ltd. Jhagadia estate is classified as a MEGA estate. Due to recent industrial boom and international market conditions, the estate of Jhagadia has started developing fast. It is expected that the Mega Chemical Zone over an area of 1180 ha will be developed. The estate has an existing raw water supply based on Narmada of 77 MLD. Thus, it is expected that when the estate is fully developed, there will be wastewater generation of about 60 MLD. There will be wastewater generation from categories of industries, such as Chemical industries, food processing industries, and wastewater such as washing water, sewage etc. The project currently has separate effluent collection system and pumping station of 38 MLD, which connects to the existing BEAIL FETP project. However, looking to the rapid development of industries in Jhagadia industrial estate, it was decided to provide separate disposal pipeline for Jhagadia for total capcity of 60 MLD. The project envisages collection of treated effluent from various industries at Jhagadia and disposal of the treated effluent to a safe point in the Gulf of Khambhat.

 

The entire pipeline will be buried including valves, Air valves will be located at regular intervals not exceeding 500 m. The pipeline will be laid 1.5 m below ground level and crossing Wand Khadi, which is in Tidal range. At crossing of nalas, canals and roads, precaution will be taken so that minimum obstruction and time is taken to lay the pipeline.

 

The diffuser will be located at depth of at least of at least 15 m below CD. The length of the diffuser will be 45 m with 8 ports of 0.2 m dia. each. Distance between adjacent port will be 6 m. The angle of the port will be at 15 degrees upward to the horizontal plane. The jet velocity is calculated to be 3 m/s as it leaves the pore. The pore will be provided with duckbill valve to the prevent entry of silt and other foreign matter.

 

MEIA report that pipeline laying through roughly a stretch of 3 Km inter-tidal and 8 Km sub-tidal areas. Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the proposal vide letter No. Env-10-2010-230-E dated 13.10.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 NOC shall be submitted from Gujarat Pollution Control Board for the proposed activities.

 

(ii)              Role and responsibilities of the member industries and pipe line developer for compliance of standards notified under the provisions of EP Act 1986 shall be submitted.

 

(iii)            Details shall be submitted about the type of the industries, their water consumption, quantity and quality of effluent generation etc.

 

(iv)             Details shall be submitted about the present mode of disposal.

 

(v)                Submit details about the impacts on the Marine Environment due to disposal of effluent along with the dispersion studies. Impact due to critical parameters including heavy metals on the fish shall be submitted.

 

(vi)             Submit details of EMP with cost parameters.

 

(vii)           Explore the possibilities for recycling of treated effluent and submit the details.

 

(viii)        The laying of the 72 Km pipeline is proposed to be done 61 Km on land and 11 Km in Sea. The rapid EIA conducted for the proposed treated effluent conveyance pipeline on its land part is 61 Km covers the general aspects like the ambient air, surface/ground water quality, noise etc which has no significance as the pipeline proposed is an underground pipeline. The laying of the pipeline will include activities like digging of the earth for the entire stretch of 61 Kms up to the desired depth, laying of the pipeline. Covering of the pipeline for restoration of the ground level etc. the baseline environmental data such as soil quality including its toxic metal contents, reuse/disposal of the soil which has relevance to this activity. Design safe guards to avoid leakages from the effluent pipe line shall be discussed.

 

(ix)            The concentration of heavy metals in the sediments given on page 27 has very high value of chromium (134ppm). The sediments are required to be analyzed for hexavalent chromium and other metals listed in class A, Schedule II of the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Transboundary) Rules, 2008 to confirm that the sediments are not hazardous as per the above mentioned rules.

 

(x)               The parameters covered in the effluent quality do not include oil and grease.

 

(xi)            During the presentation it was stated” The pipeline design and construction procedures will be according to BIS and adopting sound engineering practices”. The details shall be submitted.

 

(xii)          During the presentation it was stated” It is proposed to include instrumentation for observation of quality and quantity of effluent, leak detection system will be evolved, penalties will be imposed for not maintaining the proper sanitation” – details shall be submitted.

 

(xiii)       EMP to comply the recommendations of State CZMA – providing on line treated effluent monitoring device and the parameters proposed for on line monitoring ( No 13) and massive green belt development including mangrove plantation(No 16) – shall be submitted.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.26     CRZ clearance for laying of the pipeline for marine discharge of treated effluents & installation of mobile container seawater reverse osmosis units for desalination of seawaters by M/s Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd. [F. No.11-121/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, this is a proposal for laying of pipeline for marine discharge of treated effluents & installation of mobile container seawater reverse osmosis units for the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

 

The total effluent proposed to be discharged into marine environment is for about 14,1400 cum/day. The industry proposed to lay a subterranean and submarine pipeline for the discharge of treated effluents into the sea near Gangavaram within the project premises. The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Visakhapatnam, an authorized agency carried out the demarcation of LTL, HTL and CRZ area including firming up of outfall point. The NIO carried out field studies to generate baseline and site-specific data and also suggested suitable disposal point to facilitate quick dispersal of treated effluents.

 

The NIO has carried out field studies to generate baseline and site-specific data and also suggested suitable disposal point to facilitate quick dispersal of treated effluents. The width of the inter tidal zone varied between 130 and 175 meters at this stretch and covered with sand/beach and interspersed with low elevated sand dunes. The NIO, Visakhapatnam after considering the prevailing physico-chemical and bathymetry data of the study area, recommended the discharge point at 20 m water depth i.e. at 170 35’ 39” N latitude and 830 13’ 50” E longitude which is 1.12 km from the Land Fall Point (LFP). The assessed the filed dilution can be enhanced with a jet velocity of 2 m/s at a depth of 20 m. The dilution can be enhanced 198 times by using a 6 port diffuser of 0.11 m diameter with a jet velocity of 2.5 m/s at a depth of 20 m. it is recommended that the jet velocity of 2.0 m/s is essential to avoid bio fouling and accumulation of the particulate matter inside the pipeline.

 

   The industry intends to establish Mobile Container Seawater Reverse Osmosis (MCSRO) Units to treat sea water in mobile RO units as make up water to plant for 3 months which will be extendable 6 month to tide over the water crisis. It is proposed to draw seawater through open channel of   2M x 1M size and lagoon size of 100 M x 200 M along with stand trap sumps. The lagoon will be provided with 3 mm PVC sheets to avoid any seepage loss. The water from the lagoon will be fed pumped to MRO units through mobile pre-treatment units. The water will be drawn through the pipeline for discharge of treated effluents by installing pumps on the beach on temporary basis. The treated seawater with TDS less than 400 ppm will be pumped to make-up water pressurized net work, which is at a distance of 3.5 km. The reject from the RO will be left in to the sea using open channel. The TDS of the RO reject will be 74,000 ppm approximately. It involves digging a open channels from the sea to the lagoon and another to discharge from the RO units. The total quantum of drawl of seawater is 3750 cum/hour. The NIO carried out studies to firm up the intake and outfall locations and also impacts on account of the discharge of high-density plant rejects. The temperature of the seawater varies between 26.80 C to 27.90 C. Salinity range is 32.92 to 34.04 psu in the study area. Seawater density varies between 1021 – 1022 kg/cum in the water column. The temperature and salinity vary with the season, the density generally varies between 1015 – 1025 kg/cum on annual scale. No ecologically sensitive areas such as mangroves or national parks are present in the vicinity of the proposed landfall point or along the route of the pipeline. The estimated cost of the pipeline project is Rs. 6.0 crores.

 

   The proposal was examined by the Andhra Pradesh State Coastal Zone Management Authority on 14.09.2010 and recommended.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 NOC shall be submitted from Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board for the proposed activities.

 

(ii)              No digging shall be undertaken and also no permanent construction shall be made in the CRZ area for mobile RO system.

 

(iii)            Details shall be submitted about the water consumption, quantity and quality of effluent generation etc.

 

(iv)             Details shall be submitted about the present mode of disposal.

 

(v)                Submit details about the impacts on the Marine Environment due to disposal of effluent along with the dispersion studies.

 

(vi)             Submit details of EMP with cost parameters. Online monitoring system shall be evolved to monitor the desalination.

 

(vii)           Explore the possibilities for recycling of treated effluent and submit the details.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.27     CRZ clearance for setting up of a beach resort at Mamallapuram Tirukalukundram Taluk, Kancheepuram by Shri A R Madana Gopal [F.No.11-129/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of beach resort at S. No. 188/3C, 188/3A1C2, 188/3C5, 245/1C, Mamallapuram Tirukalukundram Taluk, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The total plot area is 4.49 ha and proposed built up area is 14,350 sqm. The resort will have 32 guest rooms, 48 cottages, restaurant, banquet hall & other amenities. The total cost of the project is Rs. 14.00 crores.

 

The water requirement is 42 KLD and source is land at S.No. 427, 428 Payanur village, Chengalputtu Taluk. The wastewater generation will be 34 KLd, which is proposed to be treated in a STP of 14 KLD capacity and treated wastewater will be used for flushing and gardening.

 

HTL demarcation has been carried out by 204 m. As per the demarcation, the project area is situated at a distance of 204 m from the HTL. The TCZMA has discussed the project in its 60th meeting held on 30.08.2010 and recommended to Ministry vide lr. 18523/EC-3/2010-1 dated 12.11.2010. As per the recommendations, proposed water drawal location falls beyond CRZ area.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Explore the possibilities for adopting different treatment system viz. Baffle reactor or root zone which are easy for operation, less energy consuming and more efficient. Submit details.

 

ii)                 Revise and submit the details of water and energy conservation measures.

 

iii)              The used oil shall be given to the authorized agency.

 

iv)                There shall be no ground water drawl in CRZ area. Submit the details of the water source, location with respect to CRZ, permissions of the competent Authority if any etc.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.28     CRZ clearance for setting up of Domestic Sewage Treatment Plant at Dubryapet, Puducherry by M/s Public Works Department, Puducherry. [F. No.11-130/2010 – IA-III]

 

The Committee deferred the proposal since, as per the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, this project requires clearance from State Authority.

 

4.29     CRZ clearance for setting up of a beach resort at Mamallapuram Tirukalukundram Taluk, Kancheepuram by Shri A.R Ravichandiran [F. No.11-132/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of beach resort at S. No.187/2B2C1, 187/2B2C4, 187/2B2C3, 187/3A1A, 188A1A, 188/3A1B, 188/3A1C, 188/3A1C2, 188/3A2, 188/3B, 188/3C2, 188/3C5, 188/3C4 of Mamallapuram Tirukalukundram Taluk, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The total plot area is 5.58 ha and proposed built up area is 16,349 m2. The resort will have 30 guest rooms, 48 cottages, restaurant, banquet hall & other amenities. The total cost of the project is Rs. 15 crores.

 

The water requirement is 42 KLD and source is from own land at S.No. 427, 428, Payanur Village, Chengalpattu Taluk. The wastewater generation will be 34 KLD which is proposed to be treated in a STP of 50 KLD capacity and treated wastewater will be used for flushing and gardening.

 

HTL demarcation has been carried out by Anna University. As per the demarcation, the project area is situated at a distance of 204 m from the HTL. The TCZMA has discussed the project in its 60th meeting held on 30.08.2010 and recommended to Ministry vide lr. 18520/EC-3/2010-1 Dated 12.11.2010. As per the recommendations, proposed water drawal location falls beyond CRZ area.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)       Explore the possibilities for adopting different treatment system viz. Baffle reactor and root zone which are easy for operation and less energy consuming and more efficient. Submit details.

 

ii)     Revise and submit the water balance chart.

 

iii)  Submit details about the water conservation and energy conservation measures.

 

iv)    For energy efficiency Solar star rating equipments shall be installed.

 

v)      The used oil shall be given to the authorized agency.

 

vi)    There shall be no ground water drawl in CRZ area. Submit the details of the water source, location with respect to CRZ, permissions of the competent Authority if any etc.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.30     Finalization of ToR for the proposed development and operationalization of existing Tezu Airport in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh by M/s Airport Authority of India [F.No.10-81/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal for the development and operationalization of existing Tezu Airport in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh for ATR-72-500 type aircrafts. Presently, airport is being used only for helicopter service and is located at about 4.7 km distance from the Tezu. Existing airport covers an area of 74.59 acres (30.19 ha). Required additional land {(108.65 acres (43.98 ha)} has been acquired by State Government and handed over to Airports Authority of India. The total cost of the project is Rs. 79.2 crores (not included the cost of land as same is provided by state Government free of cost).  There is no wildlife sanctuary /national park within 15 km from airport. 

 

          The proposed development includes (a) Extension and strengthening of Runway: 1500 m x 30 m with 60 x 30 m blast pad at each end for Code 3C operations (ATR 72-500 type aircraft); (b) Preparation of basic strip of 75 m on either side of the center line of the runway; (c) Runway end safety area of 60 x 90 m on either end of the runway, (d) Construction of perimeter road (3.5m wide) along the boundary wall inside the area, (e) Link taxiway of 70 m long and 18 m wide  with 3.5 m shoulders on either side, (f) Apron 106 m x 76 m for parking two ATR 72-500,(g) Existing apron to be upgraded for isolation bay, (h) Terminal Building 50 m x 100 m; (for 200 passengers), (i) Technical Block cum ATC Tower@ 400 m2, (j) Car Park 75 Cars including Taxies@ 3000 m2, (k) Fire station (Cat IV) @ 444 m2, (l) CCR Hall/Sub Station and Generator Room 15 m x 25 m, (m) DVOR system and (n) Allied development; etc. ATF will not be stored at the airport as no fueling of aircraft is proposed.

 

          During operation phase, power requirement will be approx. 1000 KW to be met from grid power supply from State Electricity Board. Two DG sets of 500 KVA capacity each will be installed to meet the power requirement in the event of grid power failure. Maximum Six (06) flights per day (to & fro) have been envisaged.

 

          Total 74 m3/day water will be required for domestic, CFT and HVAC purposes and proposed to be extracted through borewells after obtaining necessary permission from Competent Authority or to be supplied by PHD at TEZU.

 

          About 24 m3/day wastewater will be generated and treated in STP. Treated water will be used in flushing of toilets and horticulture purpose within the premises. About 120 kg/day solid waste will be generated from the airport and will be handed over to local authority for disposal as per standard practice. Fire fighting facilities will be provided as per applicable regulations.  

 

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Examine details of land use around 10 km radius of the site. Submit a copy of the contour plan with slopes, drainage pattern of the site and surrounding area.

 

(ii)              Describe the project site, geology, topography, climate, transport and connectivity, demographic aspects, socio cultural and economic aspects, villages, settlements and meteorological data.

 

(iii)            Environmental data to be considered in relation to the airport development would be (a) land, (b) groundwater, (c) surface water, (d) air, (e) bio-diversity, (f) noise and vibration, (g) socio economic and health.

 

(iv)             Examine the impact of airport location on the nearest settlements.

 

(v)                Examine details of Solid waste generation treatment and its disposal.

 

(vi)             Examine the anticipated environmental impacts of the project and mitigations measures.

 

(vii)           Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the project shall be studied.

 

(viii)        Noise modeling- selection of sampling location, period must be selected considering the take off and landing. The selection of noise monitoring stations to be done taking into account the wind patterns with control stations up stream as well as downstream the airport.

 

(ix)            Details of the water bodies at the vicinity, likely impacts on them due to the proposed activity.

 

(x)               Fire fighting facilities shall be provided as per applicable regulations.  

 

(xi)            Examine and submit the details of road connectivity and impacts on the traffic. The complete traffic survey to be done. This should include parking facilities including bus parking for airport to city bus, taxies, private cars and movement of vehicles to and from the airport.

 

(xii)          Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed.

 

(xiii)       Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximise recycling of water and utilisation of rain water.

 

(xiv)         A thick green belt should be planned all around the nearest settlement to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

(xv)           Submit details of air traffic projections phase wise with relation to facilities proposed with justification.

 

(xvi)         Examine and submit details of energy conservation including use of alternate source of energy.

 

(xvii)      Details of the Defense establishment, the NOC from them for the proposed activity.

 

(xviii)    Details of NOC from the Forests Department.

 

(xix)        Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional ToR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.31.    Finalization of ToR for the proposed expansion of terminal building at Jaipur, Rajasthan by M/s. Airport Authority of India. [F.No.10-82/2010-IA.III]

         

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for expansion of International Terminal Building (Phase-II) at Jaipur Airport. The construction is an add-on to the already existing Modular Terminal (Phase-I- Terminal 1&2) Jaipur, Airport to accommodate the passengers, which is anticipated to be increase around three fold of the existing one. The coordinates of the proposed expansion is 24049’39.20” N, 75048’16.14” E and 26049’40.51” N, 75048’26.77” E. The total plot area is 1,48,315,.1 sqm and landscape area is 56,520 sqm and the parking area for phase-I is 10,995 sqm and for phase-II is 56,456 sqm. The daily water requirement for the airport complex domestic water supply is 40 cum per day and HVAC make up and DG cooling water is 400 cum/day.

 

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Examine details of land use around 10 km radius of the site. Submit a copy of the contour plan with slopes, drainage pattern of the site and surrounding area.

 

(ii)              Describe the project site, geology, topography, climate, transport and connectivity, demographic aspects, socio cultural and economic aspects, villages, settlements and meteorological data.

 

(iii)            Environmental data to be considered in relation to the airport development would be (a) land, (b) groundwater, (c) surface water, (d) air, (e) bio-diversity, (f) noise and vibration, (g) socio economic and health.

 

(iv)             Examine the impact of airport location on the nearest settlements.

 

(v)                Examine details of Solid waste generation treatment and its disposal.

 

(vi)             Examine the anticipated environmental impacts of the project and mitigations measures.

 

(vii)           Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the project shall be studied.

 

(viii)        Noise modeling- selection of sampling location, period must be selected considering the take off and landing. The selection of noise monitoring stations to be done taking into account the wind patterns with control stations up stream as well as downstream the airport.

 

(ix)            Details of the water bodies at the vicinity, likely impacts on them due to the proposed activity.

 

(x)               Fire fighting facilities shall be provided as per applicable regulations.  

 

(xi)            Examine and submit the details of road connectivity and impacts on the traffic. The complete traffic survey to be done. This should include parking facilities including bus parking for airport to city bus, taxies, private cars and movement of vehicles to and from the airport.

 

(xii)          Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed. Usages of efficient water savings fixtures shall be submitted.

 

(xiii)       Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximise recycling of water and utilisation of rain water.

 

(xiv)         Examine and submit the Development of green belt duly considering the safety requirements. The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

(xv)           Submit details of air traffic projections phase wise with relation to facilities proposed with justification.

 

(xvi)         Examine and submit details of energy conservation including use of alternate source of energy. Energy conservation measures provided in the existing terminal shall also be documented.

 

(xvii)      Details of the Defense establishment, the NOC from them for the proposed activity.

 

(xviii)    Details of NOC from the Forests Department.

 

(xix)        Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

Though it is within the existing premises, considering the location close to the habitations, Committee suggested to conduct Public hearing for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.32 Finalization of ToR for APPCOIR expressway phase – I in Visakhapatnam, AP by M/s AP Industrial Infrastructure Corp. Ltd. [F.No.10-85/2010-IA.III]

The details submitted and presented were discussed by the Committee and Committee suggested that as the proposal is for the development of expressway within the State of Andhra Pradesh and falls under Category ‘B’. Ministry has already constituted SEIAA/SEAC for the State of Andhra Pradesh, the proposal may be transferred to SEIAA, Andhra Pradesh for further necessary action. The project proponents were advised to contact SEIAA Andhra Pradesh.

4.33 Finalization of ToR for proposed Common Hazardous waste Incinerator facility at 342 B, 2nd phase, Harohalli Industrial area, Kanakpura Taluk, Ramanagara District, Karnataka by M/s E. Nano Incintech [F.No.10-88/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is to set up a chemical waste incinerator (Thermal Oxidation) facility for handling the non-easily biodegradable/toxic/incinerable/combustible hazardous wastes. The unit will be set up on an area measuring 4043.00 SQM of industrial land and it is an industrially notified area where in all civic amenities and infrastructure facilities required for industrial developments are available. The Incinerator installed at site shall have a capacity of 500 kg/hr and is designed to incinerate 1200 MT/A of hazardous incinerable waste.

 

The prime objective of M/s. E Nano Incintech is intended for management of chemical incinerable wastes is to concentrate, convert and separate pollutants from its media, eliminate/reduce the impact on the environment by incineration.

The wastes shall be collected in secured manner and transported in approved vehicles without causing adverse effect on the environment and incinerate the same in an incinerator with sound technology and proper control equipments. The total quantity of hazardous waste proposed to be incinerated is about 1200 MT/A which includes Used/spent oil (which cannot be recycled) (category 5.1), Waste/residue containing oil (category 5.2), Contaminated aromatic, aliphatic waste/ residue containing napthenic solvents not fit for originally intended use (category 20.1), Spent solvents (category 20.2), Distillation residues (category 20.3), Wastes & residues from production or industrial use of paints, pigments, lacquers, varnishes, plasticizer and inks (category 21.1), Residues and wastes from drug/pharmaceutical industries (category 28.1), Spent catalyst/spent carbons, off specification products (category 28.2 & 28.3), Date-expired, discarded and off-specification drugs/medicines (category 28.4 ), Spent mother liquor (category 28.5), Spent organic solvents (category 28.6), Wastes/ residues containing pesticides  (category 29.1), Date expired and off specification pesticides (category 29.3), Distillation residues from contaminated organic solvents (category 36.4).

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)                 Examine the feasibility and viability along with the details of waste generation, existing incinerator etc. Project cost and funding mechanism.

 

(ii)              Examine and submit the plan of action to comply the provisions of Hazardous Waste Rules 2008 as amended.

 

(iii)            Examine and submit the EMP to comply the norms as notified vide GSR 481 (E) dated 26.06.2008. Design details to achieve the minimum residence time in the combustion chamber. Temp recording systems to demonstrate that the incinerator temp is complying the notification norms continuously.

 

(iv)             Examine and submit the post project monitoring plan and infrastructure planned.

 

(v)                Examine and submit the details of qualified man power requirement for the safe operation of the incinerator.

 

(vi)             Examine and submit the treatment and disposal of incineration ash and scrubber discharge.

 

(vii)            Examine and submit the provision of having GPS for tracking the movement of HW transport vehicles.

 

(viii)        Examine and submit the EMP to follow the protocol for performance evaluation of common HW incinerators published by CPCB under HWM series.

 

(ix)            Examine and submit the compliance to MSIHC Rules.

 

(x)               Examine and possibility of using the HW waste from member units to co-incinerate in cement plants as per the guidelines of CPCB.

 

(xi)            Submit the details of the notification declaring the site as industrial area.

 

(xii)          Re-examine the wastes to be incinerated since the waste oil/used oil under Schedule 5.1 can be recycled.

 

(xiii)       Examine the transportation of hazardous Wastes as per the Motor Vehicles Act.

 

(xiv)         Shall take insurance under Public Liability Insurance Act, 1995.

 

(xv)           Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with cost and parameters.

 

(xvi)         Submit the MoU with the member units, details of on the inventory the wastes, quantification etc.

 

(xvii)      NOC from state Disaster Management Authority shall be obtained.( pl check this may not be required)

 

(xviii)    The list of the hazardous wastes given in Annexure-A includes recyclable. Re-refinable wastes such as used oil and waste oil which is required t be given to the CPCB/SPSB registered recyclers.

 

(xix)        The project should be planned for the incinerable waste generated from the different categories listed in Schedule-I but not appearing in Schedule –IV of the HW Rules 2008.

 

(xx)          The waste that is expected to come to the facility should be estimated on the basis of the generation of such wastes within the state and existence of other such incineration facilities.

 

(xxi)        The proposal of bringing the high TDS waste to the facility is not at all compatible and this is not to be permitted the proposal is to be limited to incineration only.

 

The Committee decided to exempt Public Hearing as per 7 (c) since it is proposed within the notified industrial area.

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification. 

 

4.34          Finalization of ToR for Vizhinjam International Container Transshipment Terminal at Trivandrum Kerala, by M/s Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd. [F. No. 11-122/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of International Container Transshipment Terminal at Trivandrum Kerala. Government of Kerala (GoK) has appointed the Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) as the Nodal Agency to develop a Greenfield port at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) district. Three alternative sites were studied for the project. The selected project site falls between Latitude 80 22’ N and Longitude 770E. Area to be developed in Phase I: 42.2 ha; Phase II: 68.6 ha; Phase III: 105.6 ha. Container Terminal Capacity will be 820,000 TEU in Phase I, 1,700,000 TEU in Phase II, 2,800,000 TEU in Phase III. Multi –purpose Terminal Capacity will be 107,000 tons in Phase I, 359,000 tons in Phase II, 777,000 tons on Phase III. The Liquid Terminal Capacity will be 518,000 tons in  Phase II and 1051,000 tons in Phase III:.

 

          Design vessel sizes will be Length-350 m, Beam- 46 m and Draught-14.5m in Phase I and Length-397 m, Beam- 56 m and Draught-16m in Phase-II. Berth length will be 650 m in Phase I, 1250 m in Phase II and 2000 m in Phase III. The Approach channel will be 1850m length, depth: (-) 20.2 m and the turning circle will be 700 m diameter, depth (-) 17.5 m CD. The estimated dredging quantity will be 2.4 Million Cu.m in Phase –I and 3.9 MCM in Phase II & III. Reclamation proposed is 3.3 MCM in Phase I and 3.3 MCM in Phase II & III.

         

          The Committee noted that Vallarpadam (Cochin) is being developed as a big container terminal and will go into operation by February 2011.  It is also designed to cater to transshipment traffic- Now, vizhinjam-about 120km south (close to Trivandrum) is proposed for development for the same class of traffic.  Chennai also is proposed for expansion to accommodate the biggest container vessel ever (18000 TEUs vessel)-which is yet to be built. Tuticorin Port is also in the race.  Colachel (close to Kanyakumari) was conceived as a major port for transshipment under bilateral assistance from Malaysia. The Committee suggests to carry out a comprehensive study keeping in view the global scenario on container traffic and the apportionment of traffic-region wise to avoid haphazard and piecemeal growth of container terminal all along the coast-resulting in environmental degradation slowly but steadily, if this is not checked at appropriate time, the consequences will be disastrous in the long run.  

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

i)                   Thiruvananthapuram District falls in High erosion zone as per the study of ICMAM, Ministry of Earth Sciences. Examine and submit details of shore line changes at the proposed site with the time series satellite images.

 

ii)                 Only an “Initial Concept Report” has been submitted to IFC on 14 June 2010 and a copy has been submitted to the Committee..  In the report, a concept design is selected for further development. It is mentioned “….. therefore it should be noted that the selected concept design is still subject to changes and cannot be treated as final…” Additionally, according to its report, IFC is also considering various variants based on the selected concept (e.g. excluding cruise and/or multipurpose facilities).

 

iii)              Proponent shall take into consideration the impact of development of the International Container Transhipment Terminal at Vallarpadam (Cochin)-which is slated for commissioning by February 2011 and other similar developments while preparation of the feasibility report/DPR.

 

iv)                No discernible layout is submitted showing the final proposal as to what is proposed for development in phases I, II and III except some indications of volume of cargo, possible sizes of the berth etc on a macro level. 

 

v)                  The Committee is of the opinion that the proponent come up with a concretized proposal fit for implementation. Form 1 is not valid as the proposal itself remains a concept and further it does not appear to have been prepared in a professional way-very casually done without understanding its importance.

 

vi)                The proponent shall submit his ToR for the proposed facilities so as to enable the Committee to suggest additional ToR where required.

 

vii)             A copy of the finalised technical feasibility report shall be submitted. 

 

          In as much as the evolution of layout of the facilities itself is still in a conceptual stage, the Committee felt that it is premature to finalise the TOR at this stage and the proponent shall submit fresh proposals on the lines mentioned above for further consideration.

 

4.35 Finalization of ToR for handling LNG cargo at Dighi Port, Maharashtra by M/s Dighi Port [F. No. 11-124/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of facility at Dighi port for cargo handling. Dighi port is located at Rajpuri Creek, in Raigad approx. 200 km south of Mumbai. Environmental Clearance was given for the development of the Port in 2005 by MoEF. Hiranandani Gas Company Private Limited (h-Gas) has shown interest in availing the services and facilities of the port for the purpose of setting up an LNG terminal to import their LNG cargo. H-gas is setting up a ‘Floating Storage and On-Land Re-gasification Unit” at Dighi Port and will be using the port facilities to handle the LNG, re-gasify it and distribute the natural gas to industries and power projects.

 

          On – land Regasification Terminal and floating storage has been developed as an alternative to on shore LNG import terminal to take advantage of a variety of benefits. Two floating storage units will be permanently moored along the break water to receive and store LNG. The proposed facility would receive and store 8 mmtpa (30 mmscmd) LNG, unload LNG from LNG carries, regasify the LNG, and deliver approzs. 30 mmscmd of natural gas at 90 barg (1305 psig) and temperature of 1 to 5 0C. Each floating unit will have a capacity between 125,000 and 175,000 cum. Anticipated capacity of the vessel should be in between 125,000 – 175,000 cum. Mooring system will be designed to ensure as little operational downtime as practically feasible to ensure supply and continuous production. Dredging will be up to –14.5 m chart datum.

 

            During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Dighi falls in High erosion zone as per the study of ICMAM, Ministry of Earth Sciences. Shall examine the shore line changes at the proposed site with the satellite images.

 

(ii)        Submit site map showing the existing land use surrounding the proposed facility, layout showing the location/size of the proposed facilities vis a vis the port constructed, approaches to the port, offshore storage on a fixed wharf, pipeline routing, cargo planned for handling etc.

 

(iii)      Submit the details on applicable OISD norms and proposed compliance.

 

(iv)       Examine and submit the compliance to MISHC Rules, as per the applicability to the project.

 

(v)          Submit the recommendations of MCZMA.

 

(vi)       Submit a layout superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency in 1:4000 scale.

 

(vii)     Submit details of Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster like floods, cyclone, tsunami and earth quakes etc.

 

(viii)  Submit details of Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with parameters and costs.

 

(ix)      Submit the details of court cases.

 

(x)         Submit the documents to show that the proposed facility were part of the original DPR submitted to the Ministry while getting Clearance for the development of Port.

 

xi)         Proponent has not given his ToR specifying the activities which need to be considered for inclusion in the ToR together with a feasibility report to the extent required for consideration of ToR.

 

xii)      A copy of EC letter dated 2005 specifying the original objective vis a vis the present one along with other conditions imposed from environmental angle shall be submitted to ensure that the Port’s activities are in accordance and in compliance with the clearance given by MoEF. 

 

The committee decided that exemption from Public hearing shall be considered based on the information to be provided by the proponent to the above points.

 

Finalisation of ToR is deferred and the proponent is advised to come up with fresh proposals for further consideration.

 

3rd Day, 20th January, 2011:

 

3.          Reconsideration of Old Projects – cont.

 

3.5           Amendment to Environmental Clearance for setting-up of SEZ for Chemicals at Vilayat GIDC, Taluka Vagra, District Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s. Jubilant Infrastructure Ltd [F.No.21-1087/2007-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves setting-up of SEZ for chemicals. The total plot area is 250 acres. The industrial estate will have 15-20 plots for chemical manufacturing units. Total water requirement will be 5600 m3 and 2830 m3 waste water will be generated from the SEZ. The solid waste generated will be 52.7 T/day. The total cost of the project is Rs. 100 crores.

The environmental clearance for the project was accorded on 03.07.2008.

Now the project has been revised which is as follows:

S.No

Item

original

Revised

Total

1

SEZ area

250

15

265

2

Water

5600 m3

4400 m3

10000 m3

3

Effluent-industrial

2650 m3

2780 m3

5430 m3

4

Effluent-domestic

180 m3

-

180 m3

5

Haz. Waste

21 T/day

119 T/day

140 T/day

6

Solid waste

52.7 T/day

-

52.7 T/day

The project proponent in the revised proposal mentioned in the Environmental Clearance dated 03.07.2008 that total land is 250 acres instead of 265 acres. Therefore no change in the SEZ area. However, there is an increase of 15 acres in the revised version.

Now the project proponent is requesting the amendment in the EC dated 03.07.2008.

 

During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit details of the industries expected earlier at the time for obtaining Environmental Clearance and proposed industries likely to come now.

 

(ii)        Annexure V, is not a permission form GIDC as claimed by the PP but it is only a letter. This letter is also dated 8.2.2007 and the PP has not submitted the copy of MOU or allotment/permission letter from GIDC in support of their claim of water supply and effluent quantity of 5430 m3/day.

 

(iii)      As per GPCB NOC dated 11.08.2008, member units shall be encouraged to explore the possibility of recycle/reuse of treated effluents. Examine and submit the EMP to comply the NOC condition of SPCB

 

(iv)       Examine in details with reference to impact on infrastructure – water, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc. and the disposal of treated/raw wastes on land/water body and into sewerage system and also provide complete water balance.

 

(v)          Identify, predict and assess the environmental and sociological impacts on account of amendment of the project.

 

(vi)       Submit details of the application of industrial ecology for planning and development strategy.

 

(vii)     Application of renewable energy/alternate energy, such as solar energy, wind energy may be described.

 

(viii)  Submit details of the effluents industries wise separately and their disposal mechanism. Management of wastes discharged by the industrial units and the service facilities, especially the CETP may be described. Arrangements for hazardous waste management should be described separately.

 

(ix)      Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilisation arrangements may be made. Inventory of waste disposal facilities and immediate plans of additional facilities.

 

(x)         Common facilities for waste collection, treatment, recycling and disposal (all effluent, emission and refuse including MSW, biomedical and hazardous wastes).

 

(xi)      Risk assessment and disaster management plan should also include flood fighting.

 

(xii)    Traffic management plan including parking and loading/unloading areas may be described. Traffic survey should be carried out on week days and week end.

 

(xiii) Odour mitigation plan may be described. Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise.

 

(xiv)   Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and Environmental cost and benefit assessment. EMP should include technical and institutional aspects for pre-treatment by constituent units.

 

(xv)     Examine separately details for construction and operation phase both for Environmental Management plan and Environmental Monitoring plan.

 

(xvi)   Make assessment of any regulatory measure in view of the environmental and social impacts of the project (such as unauthorised development around the park and main approach roads).

 

(xvii)      Explore the possibilities of using incinerable waste in cement plants as per the guidelines published by CPCB

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

3.6           Environmental Clearance for Residential Apartments “Silver Heights” at Village Boota, Nakodar Road, Jalandhar, Punjab by M/s. PPR Associates [F.No.SEAC-191/2010-IA.III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

3.7           Environmental Clearance for Retail-cum-Commercial Complex “Orchard Country” at Village Sante - Majra, Kharar, Punjab by M/s. Ansal Lotus Melange Projects Pvt. Ltd [F.No.SEAC-342/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a Retail-cum-commercial complex on a plot area of 25,356.78 sq.m. The total built-up area of the project is 51,485.57 sq.m. The total water requirement is 365 KLD (fresh water 198 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 120 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 50 KLD, horticulture 19 KLD, HVAC cooling 150 KLD. Total Municipal waste generated is 706 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 4100 KVA. The total cost of the project is Rs. 91.30 crores.

The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) and the Committee asked some additional information. In the meantime the proposal was transferred to MoEF for further appraisal. The details submitted and circulated by the project proponent was examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)    Ground Water shall not be used for construction purpose at any point of time.

 

(ii)  The project proponent shall follow all the local municipal bye laws related to density, number of dwelling unites and width of the approach road.

         

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above two conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

3.8           Environmental Clearance for Group Housing “Ashbery Homes” at Village Vallah, G.T. Road Bye Pass, District Amritsar, Punjab by M/s. Impact Sare Magnum Township Pvt. Ltd [F.No.SEAC-348/2010-IA.III]

 

  As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a group housing on a plot area of 20,179.90 sq. m. The total built-up area of the project is 29, 306.13 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 208 KLD (freshwater 139 KLD + treated water 69 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 180 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 69 KLD, horticulture 10 KLD. Total Municipal waste generated is 619 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 2400 KVA. The total cost of the project is Rs. 32 Crores.

 

The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) at its meetings held on 03.07.2010 and the Committee asked some information. In the meantime the proposal was transferred to MoEF for further appraisal. The details submitted and circulated by the project proponent was examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussions, following points emerged:

 

(iii)            Ground Water shall not be used for construction purpose at any point of time.

 

(iv) The project proponent shall follow all the local municipal bye laws related to density, number of dwelling unites and width of the approach road.

         

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

3.9          Environmental Clearance for Pharmacetutical and fine Chemicals SEZ at Village Bhamasra, Gangad, Kalyangadh District Ahmedabad, Gujarat by M/s. Dishman Infrastructure [F.No.21-366/2008-IA-III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project is planned across an area of 106.84 ha (264 acres) at villages Gangad and Kalyangadh, which are between Bavla and Bagodara towns, in Ahmedabad District of Gujarat. In reference to the GOI initiatives, Dishman Infrastructure Limited along with Dishman group had applied for development of this Pharma and Fine Chemicals SEZ at village Gangad and Kalyangadh (Near Bagodra), Taluka Bavla, District Ahmedabad of Gujarat.

 

          The proposed Pharma and Fine Chemicals SEZ will involve various types of industrial units comprising of Bulk Drugs and intermediates and Fine Chemicals of pharmaceutical Sector. In addition to that as a promoter of SEZ, the activities of the project proponent will be of plotting of land, area grading and development, horticulture and greenbelt development, compound wall, internal roads, storm water drainage system, effluent conveyance system, and corridors for power, telephones, water and other utilities grid lines, electrical sub-station and power supply network, street lights and area illumination, raw water storage, filtration and supply system, CSTP, CETP etc.

 

          The source of the water for the SEZ area will be fulfilled by withdrawal of water from Narmada Canal of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL). The ultimate water requirement for the SEZ area is estimated as 5.2 MLD. For the SEZ, a Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) is proposed for the treatment of wastewater. Industrial effluent from individual industrial units shall be collected into common effluent treatment plant (CETP) by a pipeline network. Before discharge to CETP, each industry shall treat its effluent to primary treatment within its premises to achieve norms stipulated by CPCB/GPCB. The treated effluent will finally be treated through R.O and reused for greenbelt, boiler water make-up and cooling tower. The SEZ is proposed to be a Zero-Discharge Unit.

 

          The domestic effluent from the industrial as well as from the residential zone will be treated in a common STPs’ with a design capacity of 800 KLD average flow. The treated effluent will be used for horticulture and greenbelt development. The storm water drainage system has been designed to catch the storm water separately from the processing and non-processing zones and will be collected within the SEZ area. The solid waste will be suitably collected and stored in designated storage areas within the CETP battery limits for further disposal. The solid waste disposal shall be done by setting up solid waste incinerators at CETP site. If required over a period of time, suitable disposal at secured landfill site at Naroda/Vatva/BEAIL may be considered, for which necessary consent shall be obtained by the project proponent in due course. Power supply is contemplated through Uttar Gujarat Vij Corporation Limited (UGVCL). A power requirement of 5000 KVA has been estimated for the proposed SEZ.

 

          The proposal was considered in the Expert Appraisal Committee meeting held on 12.12.2008 and ToR was issued on 12.01.2009. Public hearing was conducted on 14.05.2010.

 

The project attracts the 7(c), 7(d) and 7(h) of EIA, Notification, 2006.

 

          During discussions, the following point emerged:

 

(i)     Submit a copy of the revised layout plan showing green belt of minimum width of 20m-30m all around and with a minimum area of 30% of the project area.

 

(ii)  The PP shall comply the CETP norms as notified under EP Act 1996.

 

(iii)                         Electro magnetic flow meters shall be provided to measure the total quantity of effluent received by CETP, treated water used in boilers and cooling towers, green belt.

 

(iv) All the HW solid waste shall be kept on a lined plat form under cover ie rain waste shall not be get mixed with HW waste until it is finally disposed at TSDF.

 

(v)    Member industries shall be encouraged to explore the possibility of HW waste for co-incineration in cement plants as per the guidelines of CPCB.

 

(vi) Infrastructure for monitoring the incinerators and CETP shall be provided.

 

(vii)                       The performance report of the incinerator shall be submitted to MoEF in due course to demonstrate the incinerators are designed to meet the norms notified vide GSR 481(E) dated 26.06.2008.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

3.10          Request of exemption of public hearing for Multi-product Special           Economic Zone (SEZ) Project in Sinnar, District Nashik,           Maharashtra by M/s. India Bulls Industrial Infrastructure Ltd.           (F.No.21-202/2008-IA.III)

 

          Project proponent submitted a letter for deferment of the proposal.

 

4.          Consideration of New projects – Cont.

 

4.36 Environmental Clearance for proposed SEZ project “Nest Hi-Tek Park” at Sy.No.321, Kalamassery, District Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. Nest High Tek Park Pvt. Ltd [F.No.21-34/2009-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves setting-up of SEZ “Hi-Tek Park” on a plot area of 1,20,109.66 sq. m. The Latitude of the project site is 140 38’ 32” and Longitude is 790 58’ 55.3”. The total built-up area is 4,24,050.34 sq.m. The total water requirement is 702 KLD (Potable water – 333 KLD). STP proposed is 520 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing – 142 KLD; horticulture-91 KLD and HVAC+DG cooling – 136 KLD. Total municipal waste generated will be 3020.6 kg/day. Power requirement is 20,000 KVA. Total parking proposed is about 3706 ECS. The total cost of the project is Rs.354 Crores.

 

During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)     The type of e-waste generation includes front panel CRTs, mother boards, plastic housings circuit boards etc which are not expected from Electronic Assembly Units. The complete process details of the activities to be done in the assembly units to be provided and the generation of the type and quantity of the various types of e-waste to be explained.

 

(ii)  The layout plans to be revised keeping the residential area away from the processing area and the conference/exhibition hall.  The residential area should be on the back side of the plot with a separate entry.

 

(iii)                        There is a large number of DG sets i.e. 20 of the 1000 KVA each which means in 100% power back up as the power requirement of the park is reported as 20000 KVA. The details of the location of each of these to be provided as the operation of such a number of DG sets cam result into crossing of the noise levels specially keeping the residential area in the park.

 

(iv) The water balance chart does not include the disposal of water in the rainy season. Also, the 72 KLD of water shown for DG set cooling is not justified as the DG sets will be operating only in case of power failures.

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.37           Environmental Clearance for IFFCO Kisan SEZ - Nellore Agro Park project at Racharipadu Village, Kodavallur Taluk, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. IFFCO Kisan Ltd. (F.No.21-8/2010-IA.III)

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves setting-up of a Agro Park called IFFCO Kisan SEZ on a plot area of 1111 ha. Processing Zone – 488.8+198.9, Non-processing zone – 175.1, Green Belt – 157.1+66+25.1. There are about 10,000 workers (5000 single + 5000 families) likely to stay in the SEZ. Housing requirement for all the workers will be about 6400 units (dormitories-2300 + small apartments-1150+ cottages-1950 + villas-500 + large apartments-500). The total water requirement is 19,890 KLD. There will be a STP for domestic sewage and an ETP also. A central gas fired power plant of 220 MW and biomass power plant of 70 MW is proposed to meet the power requirements of SEZ. A total of 3000 trucks will be arriving or departing the SEZ every day. Total cost of the project is Rs. 560 Crores.

          The ToR for this project was given on 05.05.2010. The Public Hearing was conducted 26.10.2010.        

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)           Justification of the project should be based from environment point of view. Re-examine and submit details.

 

(ii)        Re-examine and submit the details of Air quality and Water quality.

 

(iii)      A minimum of 20 m wide green belt should be developed all around the project area/site. Submit revised layout plan.

 

(iv)       Re-examine and submit details of the domestic sewage treatment process technology.

    

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.38 Environmental Clearance for India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project at Bodi West Hills, Pottipuram Village, Theni District of Tamil Nadu by M/s. Institute of Mathematical Sciences. [F.No.21-67/2010-IA.III]

 

      As presented by the project proponent, the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) project is a proposal to construct an underground laboratory for experiments at the cutting edge of neutrino physics. Its immediate goal is the creation of the underground laboratory as well as building of a large magnetized iron calorimeter detector housed in it, to study naturally-produced neutrinos in the Earth`s atmosphere. In the long run, the laboratory may include experiments in other fields in Physics, Biology and Geology as well. INO is listed by the Planning Commission as one of the Mega Projects in Science under the XI five year plan. The project will be jointly funded by the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Science and Technology.

 

      Initially the INO underground laboratory was proposed to be located in Singara close to the underground power house of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. While environmental clearance was given, the forest clearance was not obtainable due to the proximity to a wild life sanctuary and tiger reserve.

 

      The current site is in the Bodi West Hills near Pottipuram village in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Apart from the underground lab, the surface facilities located in revenue poromboke land will include utility buildings, workshops, housing, etc., located around the tunnel portal.

 

      The area covered by the underground facilities (tunnels plus caverns) will be 2.05 ha whereas the overground construction will cover an area of about 1.07 ha. Additional temporary areas will be used for muck storage, temporary labour quarters and project buildings.

 

      The construction involves building an approximately 2000 m long horizontal tunnel to reach the underground laboratory. One large and two small laboratory caverns are to be built with an overall rock overburden of about 1000 m to house the experiments. The total cost of building the underground laboratory, installing the detector, and running expenses, together spread over two plan periods, is estimated to be approximately Rs. 1,260 crores.

 

      EIA studies have been carried out by the Salim Ali Centre for Natural History and Ornithology. The ecological assessment has been completed and is favourable to setting up the underground laboratory at Bodi West Hills. While the impact during construction can be managed, there is expected to be negligible disturbance during the operation phase.

 

Forest clearance was applied for in March of 2010 and stage I clearance was given on 27 October 2010 after due considerations. About 4.62 ha of forest land has been diverted for the purpose of setting up INO underground laboratory. This is notional as no forest land is expected to be occupied since both the tunnels and laboratories are underground.

 

The entrance to the tunnel is in revenue land outside the forest boundary. All surface facilities are to be located outside the forest boundary in poromboke land, so no persons will be displaced.

 

          During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)             As the project site is within the forest area, necessary precautions should be taken during the construction phase. Necessary permission/NOC shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

(ii)           Submit details of the excavated earth because of the construction of 2 km long tunnel. Also submit details of the quantity and method of disposal.

 

(iii)        Instead of septic tank, re-examine other possibilities such as baffle reactor or root-zone treatment.

 

(iv)          Submit water and energy conservation plan.

 

(v)            Necessary precaution shall be taken to minimise impacts on the flora and fauna of the area.

 

(vi)          Submit emergency evacuation plan and disaster management plan.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.39 Environmental Clearance for Group Housing project “Amritsar One” at Amritsar, Punjab by M/s. ATM Estates Pvt. Ltd [F.No.21-42/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of group housing project on a plot area of 3.27 ha. The total built-up area is 51,383.45 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 484 dwelling units (1 B.R.= 49 Nos. + 1 B.R. + Study = 327 Nos. + 2 B.R. + Study = 96 Nos. + 3 B.R. + Study = 12 Nos.) with recreational area in 5 Towers ( Stilt + 9 Floors ). The total water requirement is 217.12 KLD (fresh water requirement is 160.30 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 235 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 56.82 KLD & horticulture– 25 KLD.Total solid waste generation will be 968 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2750 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 548 cars + 110 two wheelers. The total cost of the project is Rs. 95.795 Crores.

 

          During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Efficient water and sanitary fixture shall be used in the toilets.

 

(ii)  Submit details of the water and energy conservation plan.

 

(iii)           Submit a copy of the Landscape plan.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.40 Environmental Clearance for Green Housing project “Palm Royal Estates” at Green Model Town, Wadala Road, Jalandhar, Punjab by M/s. AHR Promoters & Developers Pvt. Ltd. [F.No:21-43/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a Residential Group Housing “Palm Royal Estates” on a plot area of 1.21 ha. The total built-up area of the project is 24,236 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 185 dwelling units in Stilt + 6 floor (2 B.R-60 Nos. & 1 B.R. + Study -100 Nos. & E.W.S-25) with recreational area. The total water requirement is 85.55 KLD (freshwater 62.13 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 93 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 23.42 KLD, horticulture 20.16 KLD. Total Municipal waste generated is 370 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 1900 KW. The total parking proposed are for 180 cars + 94 two wheelers. The total cost of the project is Rs. 20.99 Crores.

 

          During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Project proponent admitted that the construction work had been started but it was stopped. The project proponent was asked to submit an affidavit with an undertaking not to execute works without obtaining environmental clearance and furnish photographs of the site from all four sides.

 

(ii)        Efficient water and sanitary fixture shall be used in the toilets.

 

(iii)      Submit details of the water and energy conservation plan.

 

(iv)       Submit a copy of the Landscape plan.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.41 Environmental Clearance for Gen-X Homes at M.C. Zirakpur, Punjab by M/s.  Gen-X Abode Pvt. Ltd [F.No.21-44/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a Residential Group Housing “Gen-X Homes” on a plot area of 1.35 ha. The total built-up area of the project is 21,090 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 186 dwelling units in Stilt + 9 floors (1 B.R- 50 & 1 B.R. + Study- 93 Nos. & 2 BR-43) with recreational area. The total water requirement is 85.95 KLD (freshwater 62.45 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 93 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 23.53 KLD, horticulture 12 KLD. Total Municipal waste generated is 372 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 1125 KW. The total parking proposed are for 206 cars + 48 two wheelers. The total cost of the project is Rs. 29 Crores.

 

          During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Efficient water and sanitary fixture shall be used in the toilets.

 

(ii)  Submit details of the water and energy conservation plan.

 

(iii)           Submit a copy of the Landscape plan.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.42 Environmental Clearance for Group Housing project “SBP South City” at Derabassi, District Mohali, Punjab by M/s. South City Promoters & Developers (P) Ltd. [F.No.21-45/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of group housing project on a plot area of 3.03 ha. The total built-up area is 59,952.04 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 487 dwelling units (2 B.R. + Study = 144 Nos. & 1 B.R. + Study = 298 Nos. & E.W.S. = 45 Nos.) with recreational area. The total water requirement is 221.41 KLD (fresh water requirement is 162.27 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 220 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 59.14 KLD & horticulture – 24 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 974 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2825 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 487 cars + 208 two wheelers. The total cost of the project is Rs. 52.0 crores.

 

          During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Efficient water and sanitary fixture shall be used in the toilets.

 

(ii)  Submit details of the water and energy conservation plan.

 

(iii)            Submit a copy of the Landscape plan.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.43 Environmental Clearance for Commercial Complex project near Torawal Pul, Opp. Freedom Factory, GT Road, Amritsar, Punjab by M/s. K. G. Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.21-46/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a Commercial Complex “Splendor Nector” on a plot area of 67, 500 sq. ft. The total built-up area of the project is 218894.244 Sq.ft. The total water requirement is 279 KLD (domestic water 100 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 100 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 68 KLD, horticulture 5 KLD, HVAC + DG cooling 172 KLD. Total Municipal waste generated is 301.7 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 2000 KW. The total parking proposed are for 376 Cars.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 70 crores.

 

          During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Efficient water and sanitary fixture shall be used in the toilets.

 

(ii)  Submit details of the water and energy conservation plan.

 

(iii)           Submit a copy of the Landscape plan.

 

(iv) Submit a copy of the parking and circulation plan separately indicating parking for multiplex, shopping complex and other activities. Also submit details of staff parking and the visitors parking and the norms adopted.

(v)    Loading and unloading areas for shopping mall and a separate entry for service areas should be planned. Submit details.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.44 Environmental Clearance for construction of residential complex at TS.No. 2-9-408, Ward No.2, Kacheri Kozhikode, Kerala by M/s. P. K. Sons [F.No.21-50/2010-IA.III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.45          Finalization of ToR for construction of Urban Estates at Mullanpur, SAS Nagar, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Divisional Engineer, Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) [F.No.21-52/2010-IA.III]

 

The Committee deferred the project for the next meeting because of the shortage of time.

 

4.46 Environmental Clearance for the proposed SEZ-ITES Campus at KINFERA Hi-Tech Park at Sy. No. 321/1 Part at Thrikkakara North Village, Kanayannur Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s. Sutherland Global Services Pvt. Ltd [F.No.21-53/2010-IA.III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.47           Environmental Clearance for construction of Residential Complex “Harmony Naturals” at Village Azara and Mikirpura Chakardoi, District Kamrup, Guwahati by M/s. SKRE Building Future Ltd. [F.No.21-54/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project is based on smart value budget homes for the masses by the SKRE group known for designing projects based on human living engineering keeping in mind the values of mother nature and makes high end quality structures matching to seismic zone v specifications in the north east region.

 

          The project involves construction of Group Housing aimed at economically weaker section at affordable prices on a plot area of 3.8943 ha. The total built-up area of the project is 75,938.17 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 1297 units (1BHK- 453 units, 2 BHK- 660 units & 1 BHK- 184 units) in 10 blocks (Blocks-1 to 10, all = GF + 5 Floors). The total water requirement is 621.09 KLD (freshwater - 475.4 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 550 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing will be 145.69 KLD, horticulture 43.36 KLD & balance 234.46 KLD will be sent to natural drain. Total solid waste generation will be 4.98 kg/day. The power requirement is about 6.5 MW. The total parking proposed are 967 ECS (open parking 538 and covered 429). The total cost of the project is Rs. 55 crores excluding land cost & development cost.

 

          During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)     Efficient water and sanitary fixture shall be used in the toilets.

 

(ii)  Submit details of the water and energy conservation plan. Revise water balance chart as discussed.

 

(iii)            Submit a copy of the Landscape plan.

 

(iv) Submit details of the parking separately for 3 bedrooms apartments and 2 bedroom apartments and also visitors parking.

 

(v)    Internal roads should be widen to 12 m and 9 m depending on number of apartments/population. 

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.48           Finalization of ToR for the Imperial Golf Estate at Village Mullapur & Talwandi, Block Sidwan Bet, Tehsil Jargaon, District Ludhiana by M/s Spark Buildcon Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.21-55/2010-IA.III]

 

The Committee deferred the project for the next meeting because of the shortage of time.

 

Extra Items

 

4.49          Finalisation of ToR for Material and Passenger Ropeway project at the Holy Shrine of Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji by M/s Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board [F.No.11-146/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Holy Shrine of Mata Vaishno Deviji, one of the most important pilgrimages in the country, is located at an altitude of 5200 ft in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir State. From Katra, the 13 km. long track to the Holy Shrine passes through a hilly terrain. The proposal is to provide (i) 2.9 Km length of Material ropeway system between Siar Dabri (near Katra town and Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji Shrine) and (ii) 443 meter of Passenger ropeway system between Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji Shrine and Bhairon temple.

 

i) Material Ropeway:          675 sqm construction of buildings at two ends – 495 sqm & construction of towers in line – 180 sqm. Right of Use 23435 sqm (Corridor for ropeway 8 m wide along the length of ropeway). Local Labourer/Material will be used. Deployment of Laborers: 25 nos. during peak activity and 35 nos. including leave reserve & loader/unloader during operation is used.

 

ii) Passenger Ropeway:          757 sqm construction of buildings at two ends 685 sqm & construction of towers in line – 72 sqm. Right of Use 4430 sqm (Corridor for ropeway 10 m wide along the length of ropeway). Local Labourer/Material will be used. Deployment of Laborers: 30 nos. during peak activity and 40 nos. including leave reserve & loader/unloader during operation is used.

 

There is no building and vegetation around the starting point (Lower Terminal), at terminal point (Upper Terminal), free land is available. Vegetation needs to be trimmed during commissioning of the Ropeway within ROU. Mobile toilets during construction and existing toilets during the operation. Therefore no solid waste would be generated.

 

During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

(i)     Submit the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden as per the EIA amended on 01.12.2009. 

 

(ii)  Submit the details of facilities viz. administration building, restaurant, toilets, waste collection and disposal etc at Lower terminal and upper terminal including parking area.

 

(iii)            Submit the details of safety signages at the nearby roads.

 

(iv) Examine and submit a brief description of the project-name, project site, geology, topography, nature, size, location of the project, project coverage, master plan, length of the proposed aerial rope way, details of ROW, height from MSL and its importance to the region/ State.

 

(v)    Any litigation pending against the proposed project and/or any direction/order passes by any court of law against the project, if so, details thereof should be provided.

 

(vi) Submit map of the project area and 10 km area from boundary of the proposed/existing project area, delineating project areas notified under the wild life (Protection) Act, 1972/critically polluted areas as identified by the CPCB from time to time/notified eco-sensitive areas/inter state boundaries and international boundaries. 

 

(vii)           Submit Land use map of the study area to 1:25,000 scale based on recent satellite imagery of the project area and 10 km from the proposed project boundary delineating the cropping pattern, wastelands, forest area and built up areas, water bodies, human habitation and other specific features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, major industries etc. and submit detailed ground surveyed map in 1:5000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological and religious, monuments wild life corridors etc.

 

(viii)        Submit baseline data to be given on description of existing situation of the land at the proposed project area including description of terrain, hill slopes, inland topography, slope and elevation, rock types, regional tectonic setting (reported fractures/faulting/folding, warping), and history of any volcanic activity, seismicity and associated hazards.

 

(ix)Provide Soil data including type, classification, characteristics, soil properties etc., are important from engineering considerations for design of structures, porosity and permeability, sub soil permeability, etc.

 

(x)   Submit Area drainage contour map of the project area and 500 meters from the proposed project area should be clearly indicated. In case of any proposed diversion of nallah/canal/ river, should also be shown in the map.

 

(xi)Examine and submit baseline data on noise pollution due to demolition/construction activities at the project area in relation to human environment and wildlife including avi-fauna and the neighborhood up to 500 meters and environmentally sensitive receptors should be monitored as per the CPCB norms.

 

(xii)          Examine and submit Climate and meteorology (max and min temperatures, relative humidity, rainfall, wind direction/ velocity, barometric pressure, and history of cyclones and snowfall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data (10 Years) have been obtained to be indicated.

 

(xiii)       Water quality from all sources such as groundwater, municipal water, surface water need to meet the water quality norms prescribed for drinking water. Baseline data of ground water including data of pH, dissolved solids, suspended solids, BOD should be collected for one season. Usage purpose of ground water, if any, is to be indicated with necessary permissions/ clearance.

 

(xiv)         Submit details on water conservation measures should be addressed.

 

(xv)           Submit details of power requirement and source. Energy efficiency measures in the activity should be drawn up. Also submit details of DG Sets along with noise control measures.

 

(xvi)         Submit the details of facilities viz. administration building, toilets, restaurants etc at base stations.

 

(xvii)      Submit details on anticipated impact during construction stage and operation stage on the landslides, surface drainage etc., should be predicted. The existing surrounding features up to 1 km and impact on them should be addressed separately.

 

(xviii)    Submit details on impact of vibrations on the surrounding environment including damage to materials/structures and due to present and future transportation activities by road.

 

(xix)        Details of public and private land in the proposed and immediate surroundings, socioeconomic status of the affected owners of the private lands should be properly compiled.

 

(xx)          Submit details on R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the study area and broad plan for the resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment and rehabilitation of the displaced people, civil and Housing amenities being offered, etc. and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific R&R Plan. Details of provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan.

 

(xxi)        Examine and submit activities associated with aerial ropeway construction and operations also give rise to associated hazards and accidents. It is therefore desirable that based on the categories of hazards prevailing at the project site, risk assessment may be carried out by specialists in the field and recommendations may be implemented. Risk assessment should be carried out for seismicity, slope stability, soil erodibility, and flood hazard.

 

(xxii)     Submit Certificate from the competent authorities for safety of ropeway and its monitoring.

 

(xxiii)   Submit details of safety signages at the nearby roads.

 

(xxiv)    Provide Summary matrix of environmental monitoring, during construction and operation stage and provide Disaster Management Plan must include emergency planning, emergency procedures, and details on safety measures adopted for the ropeway.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above additional TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification.   

 

4.50          Environmental Clearance for City Centre at Patna, Bihar by M/s. Utkarsh S Fatik Ltd [F.No.21-40/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of City Centre (Shopping Mall, Multiplex, Office, Hotel & Residential Apartments) on a plot area of 30432.3 Sqm i.e. 7.52 Acres. Out of 7.52 acres of total land, green belt will be developed in 2.48 acres of land. The built-up area for Shopping Mall, Multiplex, Office & Hotel is 47805 Sqm & Residential built-up area is 25831.35 Sqm. It is proposed to construct 1 Commercial Block of 12 floors for Shopping Mall, Multiplex, Office & Hotel and 2 Residential Block of 17 floors each having 40 nos. flats. Glass will not be used as a wall material in the proposed project. The total water requirement is 565 KLD out of which 340 KLD will be fresh water and 225 m3/day will be recycled treated sewage. The fresh water will be sourced from own 2 nos. borewell at project site. A 450 m3/day Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) based on Moving Bed Bio Reactor (MBBR) Process will be installed. Treated waste water will be used for flushing of toilets 127.6 KLD, Cooling Tower makeup 45 KLD & for Green Belt 50 KLD. Total solid waste generated will be about 2583 Kg/day from the proposed city centre project out of which about 1083 Kg/day would be dry garbage and the balance 1500 Kg/day would be wet waste (Kitchen waste, leftovers etc.) The solid waste generated will be segregated into dry and wet waste and then disposed off. The dry garbage will be disposed off through the municipal waste collection system while the wet waste will be composted on site and used as manure or handed over to piggeries as feed. The power requirement is 8452 KVA. For emergency backup 3 Nos. 2000 KVA, 1 No. 500 KVA & 1 No. 380 KVA D.G. Set will be installed.

 

          It is proposed to collect all the Rain Water falling on Terrace & channalise them to Rain Water Harvesting tank, then will be passed through a filteration and disinfection system after which the same can be used for the Flushing requirements. The overflow of the same shall be lead into storm water Catch Basins with in built Percolation pits upto 1 to 1.5 m. deep all around the periphery of the proposed project for recharging the ground water. Total annual rain water harvesting potential of the proposed project is 6081.24 m3. The total parking space proposed for 514 ECS out of which covered parking in basement & silt is for 407 ECS & Open parking for 107 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 173.5 Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 94th meeting held on 30th November, 2010 and 1st – 2nd December, 2010. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the Committee.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

 

4.51           Review of CRZ and Environmental clearance issued for the Captive Port: Deliberations on the reports of the review committee constituted for integrated Steel Plant of M/s Posco India Pvt. Ltd. at Jagatsinghpur District, Orissa. [F.No.10-9/2006-IA-III]

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 93rd meeting held on 9th -10th November, 2010, 94th meeting held on 30th November, 2010 & 1st to 2nd December, 2010. The project proponent along with the details requested that the proposal may be taken up for reconsideration. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the Committee.

 

          The committee observed that the issues raised by the Committee earlier requires detailed examination and cannot be appraised in the short time. The committee recommended to consider the project in the next meeting which may be held along with the other deferred items in the next week.

 

4.52           Finalization of TOR for construction of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Village Jamalpur Awana, Panchayat Jamalpur Awana, Taluk Ludhiana East, Ludhiana District, Punjab by M/s. Punjab Dyers Association [F.No.10-92/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) on a plot area of 32 acres (12.955 ha.). The capacity of CETP proposed is 117 MLD. The total cost of the project is Rs. 255.85 Crores.

          During the discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:        

 

i)                   Examine and submit the justification of the project and expected improvement in the environmental conditions on implementation of the project.

 

ii)                 Project cost and funding mechanism for construction and operational stages.

 

iii)              Submit details of member industries, their production capacity, waste generation, characteristic and details of primary treatment provided by the member units, reuse/recycle systems, recovery of salts adopted by the member units and present disposal points as permitted by SPCB.  The details should be worked out with the categorization of quantities.

 

iv)                Submit details of the technology proposed and the treatment strategy and also submit details of the final disposal mechanism. Also during the rainy season. Examine and submit the segregation of waste streams and for treatment. The CETP shall be designed to meet the CETP norms notified under EP Act 1996. If the treated effluents are proposed to dispose in to water bodies/on land – detailed impact assessment shall be submitted.

 

v)                  Some of the dyes are banned under Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Examine the details so that further contamination should not happen.

 

vi)                Submit details about the health consideration and safety aspects.

 

vii)             Details of the usage of treated sewage for green belt development and horticulture.

 

viii)           Submit details of transportation of effluent and its disposal. Also clarify if any hazardous material is to be transported (examine with reference to Motor Vehicle Act).

 

ix)               Examine and submit details of inlet characteristics.and compliance with CETP inlet norms under the EP Act

 

x)                 Submit a copy of MoU made between the Member units.

 

xi)               Submit details of storage facility available at the CETP.

 

xii)            Submit the details for recycling possibility of the waste.

 

xiii)          Examine and submit details of sludge generation and method of disposal. Also submit details of recovery of salts/sludge.

 

xiv)           Submit details of solid waste generated and its disposal.

 

xv)              Submit the details of water requirement and water balance chart and how to reduce the quantity of water required.

 

xvi)           Submit the sources of emissions and its likely characteristics.

 

xvii)         Submit the details of air pollution control measures proposed.

 

xviii)      Submit the details of Environmental Management Plan with budgetary provision.

 

xix)          Provision shall be made to establish a environmental lab.

 

xx)             The monitoring should be carried out online from all the industries separately upto the CETP.

 

Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addresses in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

Any further clarification on caring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website http://moef.nic.in/Manual/CETP”.

 

4.53 CRZ clearance for SPM, laying pipeline for crude oil Transfer from SPM to tank farm of Paradip Haldia, Barauni at Paradip, West Bengal by M/s Indian Oil [F.No.11-144/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves setting up of a SPM and laying pipeline for crude oil Transfer from SPM to tank farm of Paradip Haldia, Barauni at Paradip. Integrated Offshore Crude Oil Handling Project (IOCL), is operating a crude oil cross country Paradip-Haldia-Barauni pipeline namely PHBPL, originating from Paradip in the state of Orissa & traversing up to Barauni (Bihar) via Haldia (West Bengal). The Crude oil for PHBPL is presently received at the offshore Single Point Mooring (SPM-I) terminal located about 20 km off Paradip. The existing SPM-I unloading facility of Paradip is designed to handle Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC). The tanker capacity is 320, 000 DWT and 37 MMTPA at present expandable to 60 MMTPA with revised tanker configuration. The length of submarine pipeline is 70.55 km and onshore 1.5 km (approx.). The size of the pipeline is 48” (1219 MM) OD. The SPM location is within the water portion of the Paradip port.

 

          The unloading operation will be in closed system.  EIA study has been done through NIO, Goa. Construction activities as setting up of SPM and underwater pipeline in marine environment will have negative effects. These area all one time operations and therefore, steady state conditions can be expected to be restored fairly quickly. There is no impact of lying the submarine pipeline on Olive Ridely turtles since the major breeding and nesting ground- the Gahirmatha beach is located far from this area. Oil spill Modeling has been carried out for different seasons and different wind conditions. MIKE21 Spill Analysis module has bee used to stimulate spill trajectories. During 30 hr period considered for modeling the spill movement, it was observed that the spill does not reach the coast in any of the spill scenarios. Paradip Port has Pollution Control vessel ‘Kali’ fitted with Skimmer and having provision for response spraying of chemical Dispersant.

 

          The HTL demarcation has been done by NIO. There are no ecological sensitive areas along the pipe line route. The Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project vide letter dated 16.122.2010.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                Shall ensure that the proposed activity shall not cause any disturbance to the Fishing activity.

 

(ii)                 The facilities available at the existing pollution control vessel ’Kali’ with the port must be suitably augmented to accommodate additional load arising out of the proposed development.

 

(iii)              Latest technological innovative system of leak detection (e.g. SCADA) shall be put in place.

 

(iv)                Proponent shall confirm that no underwater blasting will be required for burying the sub-sea pipeline and if in the affirmative, details of methodology to be adopted for underwater blasting shall be provided together with appropriate modeling study for approval.

 

(v)                  A plan showing the existing land use in the proximity of the proposed tank farms shall be supplied the Ministry to ensure no adverse impact at times of accidental fire and associated hazards.

 

(vi)                As the proposed facilities are stand alone facilities separate fire fighting facilities shall be put in place in stead of putting too much reliance on the existing facilities of the Port.

 

(vii)             Monitoring and inspection system of the sub-sea pipeline, SPM facilities, and underwater installations shall be submitted to the Ministry within 3 months.

 

(viii)           The project shall be carried out as per international standards in vogue and duly certified by competent authorities before commissioning.

 

(ix)               A copy of approval of the port authorities for the project shall be submitted to the Ministry within 3 months.

 

(x)              Oil Spill Contingency Management Plan shall be put in  place along with the dedicated staff to deal with Oil spill in and around the port area shall be provided in the port

 

(xi)            All the recommendation of the EMP, DMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5. Recommended Project

 

5.1    CRZ clearance for setting up of a resort at 98/5B1, 98/6B, 98/9B, 98/7 of Muthukadu village, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s Kaiser Surya Samudra Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-60/2010-IA.III]

 

          The proposal involves the construction of resort at Muthukadu village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu on a plot area of 4.62 ha. The construction includes 91 rooms beach resort (ground floor 42 rooms and first floor 49 rooms), restaurant and conference hall etc. All the project areas are falling in between 200mt and 500mt from the HTL of sea. However the project area is also falling within 100mts and beyond 100mts from HTL of creek. The area falling in between 0 mts to 100 mts from HTL of Muthukadu creek is 28,555 sq.mts (2.38 Ha.) and beyond 100 mts is 17645 Sq.mts (1.76 Ha.). The total water requirement is 120 KLD and it is proposed to purchase from vendors. The capacity of STP is proposed 60 KLD. The treated waste water will be used for flushing of toilets 20 KLD, floor washing 5 KLD and horticulture 35 KLD. The total solid waste generated will be 46 Kg/day and power requirement will be 500 KVA. The total cost of the project proposed is Rs 20 Crores.

 

          The site falls in CRZ-III. SCZMA discussed the project in its 50th meeting held on 6.3.2009 and again on 56th meeting held on 29.01.2010 and recommended the project vide letter no. 3132/EC-3/2010-1 dated 10.03.2010.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 91st meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and raised certain additional points. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

During discussions, following points emerged:

 

i)             There shall be no disturbance to the sand dunes.

ii)           There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

iii)        Solid waste Management shall be as per Municipal Solid (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

iv)          Public access to the beach shall be provided.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.2           CRZ clearance for reconstruction of existing ‘A’ category ceased building on plot bearing CS No. 8/593, Malabar Hill Division, Laxmibai Jagmohandas Marg, Mumbai by M/s Ravikiran Agarwal and Mr. Pujit Agarwal (Orbit Corporations) Worli Mumbai [F. No. 11-24/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves reconstruction of a building on a plot area of 927.67 sq.m. The total built up area is 1,846.76 sq.m. It is proposed to demolish the existing building and construct a new residential building with Ground + 30 upper floors, including parking and refuge floors with 27 apartments. The existing building is of 6 floors. The total water requirement is 22 KLD (fresh water requirement is 14 KLD). The sewage generation will be 18.90 KLD and the capacity of STP proposed is 20 KLD. The total parking spaces proposed are for 62 cars (1st, 2nd to 7th floors, 9th & 10th floors), a 2 Nos. of car lifts are proposed. Total cost of the project is Rs 22.92 Crores.

 

The site falls within CRZ-II. MCZMA issued a NOC earlier as the investment was less than Rs. 5 crores. The revised proposal was discussed by MCZMA in its 59th meeting held on 14.01.2010 and recommended the proposal vide letter no. MCZMA/2009/CR-16/MCZMA dated 09.03.2010 for the issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

The proposal was examined by the 91st Meeting of the EAC held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and sought additional details. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

The Committee observed that proponent has submitted the Map of MCGM instead of HTL/ LTL map of 1:4000 Scale prepared by the authorized agency or on the approved CZMP on 1:4000 Scale. And since, as per the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011, this project requires clearance from State Government/ Authority, the Committee recommends to send back the project to SCZMA for further examination and consider the issue of Clearance.

 

5.3           Amendment to the Environmental Clearance for the construction of Jetty and desalination plant at village Thumdi Akrimoti, District Kachchh by M/s. ABG Cement Ltd. [F.No.11-96/2009-IA.III]

 

EC & CRZ clearance has been issued on 01.11.2010 for construction of Jetty and desalination plant at village Thumdi Akrimoti, District Kachchh. The proponent has requested vide letter dated 03.12.2010 that the clearance does not cover capital and maintenance dredging though the project details and EIA report includes the same. Hence, requested for issue of amendment in cooperating the capital and maintenance dredging.

 

The Committee recommends the issue of amendment to the CRZ & EC dated 01.11.2010 incorporating the capital and maintenance dredging subject to the condition that the dredge material shall be disposed at the identified site and the suitability of the dredge material shall be analyzed for disposal. 

 

5.4           Environmental and CRZ clearance for development of ship building yard Phase-I at Silambimangalam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Good Earth Ship Building. [F.No.10-142/2007-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves development of Ship building yard at Vellingarayanpettai Village, Chidambaram taluk, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. Ship building yard will be developed in phases and the clearance is requested for developing the Phase I of the Ship yard.

 

It is proposed to develop the Phase I on an area of 60.77 hectares (625 X 1100m) to build ships such as Handymax, Aframax, Panamax, etc. Initially the ship yard would process 50,000 Tons of steel and deliver two ships per annum. The capacity expansion proposed is up to 500,000 tons of processed steel in subsequent years with setting up of additional fabrication facilities within the proposed yard as per the master plan.

 

During Phase I, the breakwater will be developed to a length of 1130m on the southern side and 300 m on the northern side, so that the total length of the breakwater in Phase I will be 1430 m. The phase I will have 2 jetties of size (250m X 20m) and (300 m X 20 m).  It will also comprise of one supply quay of size (250 m X 20 m). The Onshore structures facilities includes Stock Area, Pre– preparation shops, Assembly shop, Painting and Outfitting shops, Pre – erection shop, Administration and supporting facilities. The total cost of the Phase I proposed is Rs. 300.00 crores

 

Tamil Nadu Government vide G.O. No. 183 dated 23.07.2007 has declared the project area as Minor Port. The phase I proposal has been recommended by the Tamil Nadu Coastal Management Authority in its 54th meeting held on 29th November 2009. 

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its 66th meeting held on 2nd and 3rd July 2008 and finalized the ToR. The project EIA was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 25th to 26th March 2010 and raised certain quarries. The project proponent submitted the details which were discussed by the committee.

 

The Committee deferred the project and suggested to submit the details of the issues related to public hearing etc.

 

5.5           CRZ Clearance for underground LPG Cavern Storage facilities at Village Bala, District Mangalore, Karnataka by M/s. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. [F.No.11-46/2009-IA.III].

 

 As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of underground LPG Cavern Storage facilities at District Mangalore, Karnataka. HPCL’s Mangalore LPG Import facilities (MLIF), located on the West Coast of India at Mangalore, presently handles approximately 1.7 Million Metric Tonnes per annum (MMTPA) of LPG. The facility comprises of LPG Jetty Facilities at New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT), a 9 km long and 12: diameter underground pipeline for receiving LPG Imports, 12 nos of 1400 MT LPG Storage Spheres at the Terminal located approximately 9km from the NMPT LPG Jetty, Evacuation Facilities comprising of 16-bay Tank Truck Loading Facility and a full rake Tank Wagon Loading Facility.

         

With the view to leverage its existing facilities at MLIF and receive LPG in Very Large Size Gas Carriers (VLGCs), HPCL proposed to set up an LPG underground Strategic Storage in Mined Rock Caverns with a total capacity of app. 2,00,000 ? 2,40,000 m3 (in two caverns - one each for Propane and Butane) provide additional facilities comprising of higher capacity unloading arms, heat-exchanger system, on-line blending facilities at NMPT Jetty, a higher size cross-country pipeline for receiving LPG at a higher flow rate and integrate these additional facilities with the existing storage and evacuation facilities of MLIF.

 

          The cavern site spread over an area of approx. 350 m X 150 m inside MLIF and an area of approx. 50 m X 20 m will be required inside NMPT, for setting up the (i) the up-gradation of the existing 12? diameter pipeline from Jetty to MLIF into a larger diameter pipeline (24? Dia) able to accommodate upto 800 MT/Hr LPG Flow Rate, (ii) Installation of New Higher Capacity (12? dia) Unloading Arms at Jetty, NMPT, (iii) Installation of Sea Water Heat Exchangers at NMPT, (iv) Installation of LPG Booster Pumps, (v) Construction of Cavern Storage for Propane (40000Mt Capacity) & Butane (60000MT Capacity) Propane Cavern of capacity 40,000 MT and (vi) above ground facilities required to operate both the caverns & interlinking MLIF Facilities. The project cost estimated to Rs. 550 Crores including 24? pipeline from NMPT Jetty & 12? Unloading Arms.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 78th meeting held on 20th to 22nd July, 2009 and raised certain additional points. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

During discussions, following point emerged:

 

(i)   The Cavern Storage is covered under Project or Activity - 6 (B) of the EIA Notification, 2006 and it is located out side the CRZ area, the project proponent is directed to approach the SEIAA of Karnataka for the issue of Environmental Clearance under EIA Notification, 2006.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.6          Amendment in TOR for widening and improvement of 4/6 laning of Nagpur-Saoner-Baitul road section of NH-69 in District Nagpur, Maharashtra by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-30/2010-IA.III].

 

          The project has been examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th – 29th June, 2010 and finalized ToR which was conveyed on 20.07.2010. Project proponent has stated that they wrongly submitted the brief for Maharashtra portion whereas the project involves Madhya Pradesh portion also and hence requested to amend the ToR.

 

The Committee recommends the issue of amendment to the ToR dated 20.07.2010 incorporating the portion of Madhya Pradesh also.

 

5.7           Waving of Public hearing for construction of integrated terminal building at Tirupati Airport, Renigunta Mandal, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Airport Authority of India [F.No.10-80/2009-IA.III]

 

The EAC in its meeting held on 23rd – 24th November 2009, has suggested to conduct public hearing. The project proponent, how suggested to waive the public hearing since it is proposed within the existing premises.

 

It is submitted that as per 7(ii) of EIA Notification, 2006. The EAC can decide the due diligence required necessary including preparation of EIA and Public consultation and the application shall appraised accordingly for grant of EC.

 

The Committee recommends that the issue of Public Hearing may be examined by the Ministry as per the Office Memorandum dated 24.08.2009.

 

5.8    CRZ Clearance for Dhabol – Bangalore (Phase I) pipeline projects in Maharasthra, Goa & Karnataka by GAIL India Ltd. (F. No. 11-80/2010-IA-III)

 

            The proposal is for laying of Re-gassified LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas)/(Natural Gas) for Dhabol – Bangalore (Phase I) pipeline projects in Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka by GAIL India Ltd. The Committee in its meeting held on 21st –23rd September, 2010 had finalized TOR. The proponent has informed that the pipeline is not passing through any ecological sensitive areas and it will not attract the provisions of 6 (a) of EIA, Notification, 2006 and the pipeline only pass through CRZ area in Goa and the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project and requested for CRZ clearance.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 92nd meeting held on 20th – 22nd October, 2010 and agreed decided that the project may be considered on submission of the information viz. the CRZ map showing the pipeline, land use and report on Risk Assessment and Emergency Management. The proponent has submitted the above. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                    Clearance with the conditions prescribed in the earlier meeting in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.9          Environmental Clearance for “Brigade Infopark” at Sy.no.601, 602, 617, 619 & 623, SEZ, Kakkanad, Cochin by M/s. Brigade Enterprises Ltd [F.No. 21-27/2010-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of Brigade Infopark SEZ plot area of 20,234.13 Sq.mts. The total built-up area is 75,436.70 Sq.m ( multistoried building comprising of 2 towers –Stilt + 10 Floors). The total water requirement is 307 KLD (potable requirement is 206 KLD).  The capacity for 2 STPs proposed is 130 KLD each. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 101 KLD, landscaping – 32 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1862 Kg/day. The power requirement is 6000 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 661 cars.

 

The details submitted were discussed by the Committee. During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)   The parking provisions shown in the revised plan should be permanent. Arrangements should be made with the Kakkanad SEZ for the permanent parking space.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the condition prescribed in the earlier meeting in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

5.10         Environmental Clearance for construction of group housing “SBP Homes” at Kharar, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Vishav Real Estate Pvt. Ltd Ltd (F.No. 179 –SEAC(P)/2010.IA.III)

The project involves construction of residential group housing project on a plot area of 22,458 sq.m. The total built-up area is 29,820 sq.m. The total water requirement is 244 KLD (freshwater-150 KLD). The capacity for STP proposed is 200 KLD. Total municipal waste generation will be 666 kg/day. The power requirement is 1600 KW. Total cost of the project is about Rs. 35 Crores.

The proposal was put up for consideration by the SEAC at its meeting held on 9.1.2010 & 2.4.2010 at Punjab State Pollution Control Board, Patiala and by the EAC at its 94th meeting held  on 30th November to 1st & 2nd December, 2010. The details submitted by the project proponent examined by the Committee.

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

5.11          Environmental Clearance for the Construction of “TDI Business Centre” at village Ballomajra, Sector-118, Mohali, District, Punjab  by M/s. Taneja Developer & Infrastructure Ltd-regd. (FNo. 148/SEAC(P)/2010-IA.III)

 

The proposal involves the construction of retail and commercial complex on a plot area of 6745.46 Sq.m. The total built-up area proposed is 27806 sq. mts. The water requirement proposed is 84 KLD (domestic requirement 42 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 40 KLD. The water requirement for flushing is 14 KLD; horticulture 3 KLD and cooling 73 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 245 kg/day. The power requirement is about 3190 KW. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 65 Crores.

The State Expert Appraisal Committee constituted by the competent authority in its meeting held on 6.6.2009, 25.7.2009, 24.10.2009, 3.7.2010 and MoEF sought NOC from the proponent. The details submitted by the project proponent examined by the Committee.

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

5.12          Environmental Clearance for the development of township “ tdi Township” at Daun and Ballo Majra, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Taneja Developers & Infrastructure Ltd  – [F.No.178/SEAC(P) /2010-IA.III]

 

          This case pertains to Establishment of township “tdi Township” at Daun and Ballo Majra, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Taneja Developers & Infrastructure Ltd. The total plot area of 734261.66 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed is 79874 sq. mts. The housing complex will have 912 flats and 36 shops. The water requirement proposed is 1122 KLD (fresh water 903 KLD and treated waste water 576 KLD). The power requirement is about 12 MW. The capacity of STP is about 900 KLD. The water requirement for flushing is 219 KLD; parks & green strips 679 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 3340 kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 650 cars and 100 scooters. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 350 Crores.

         

          The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) at its meeting held on 10.10.2009 & SEAC sought additional information. Those were submitted and SEAC examined the information at its meeting held on 3.7.2010. The SEAC/EAC not satisfied with the information submitted by the proponent on 21-23rd September, 2010 and recommended the proposal for environmental clearance subject to submission of the same. The details submitted by the project proponent examined by the Committee.

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

 


95th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 at Conference Room, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Van Vigyan Bhawan, R. K. Puram, Sector-5, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

 

  1. Shri Naresh Dayal, IAS(Rtd)                Chairman
  2. Dr. M.L.Sharma, IFS(Retd)                                Vice Chairman
  3. Dr. S.P. Bansal                                               Member
  4. Dr. H.S.Ramesh                                                        Member
  5. Shri G Bala Subramanyam                         Member
  6. Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                            Member
  7. Dr. R.S.Mahawar (Rep. of CPCB)                   Member
  8. Neeraj Sharma (Rep. of CRRI)                     Member
  9. Shri Bharat Bhushan                                         Member Secretary

 

Supporting Staff           

 

10. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                            Dy. Director, MoEF

11. Dr. P.V. Subba Rao                                         Research Officer, MoEF

                   

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Welspun Maxsteel Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Nagai Power Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Chennai Port Trust

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. Project Director, SIPMIU

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. Jharkhand Accelerated Road Devl. Co. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Madhya Pradesh Road Devl. Co. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Tuticorin Port Trust

Representatives from M/s. Kandla Port Trust