The Minutes of the 109th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 9th -10th February, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

The Chairman welcomed the members to the 109th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 108th Meeting of the EAC held on 10th -11th January, 2012 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 108th Meeting of the EAC held on 10th -11th January, 2012 at New Delhi were confirmed.

 

3.     Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1    Environmental Clearance for Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Swara, by M/s Greater Mohali Area Development Authority [F.No. SEAC/177-2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Samgauli, Punjab. The components of the project are Storage & Transportation of segregated MSW from secondary collection point of ULBs of GMADA cluster to the MSW processing site. Transfer stations if required will be developed at designated sites. The capacity of the facility will be 450 TPD including RDF processing facility of 250 TPD and compost plant of 200 TPD.  The inert will be disposed into a scientific sanitary landfill site. The total area of the site is 50 acres and the cost estimated is Rs 60 crores.

 

The project falls in Category ‘B’ but the proposed site is within 10 km for inter-state border and also in view of the observation/ order of the Hon’ble High Court, it is proposed to take up the project at Central level for finalization of ToR as per the provisions of the EIA, Notification, 2006, the project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 3rd -4th March, 2011 and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.     

 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    20 m width of green belt all around the periphery amounting to 20 %  of total project area is proposed.

 

 

ii)                 The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 including collection and transportation. design etc

 

iii)               The gas generated from the Landfill facility shall be collected and disposed/utilized as per rules

 

iv)                The Leachate from the facility shall be collected and treated to meet the prescribed standards before disposal.

 

v)                  The proponent shall obtain necessary clearance from the Ground Water Authority for the use of ground water.

 

vi)                The depth of the land fill site shall be decided based on the ground water table at the site. 

 

vii)             An On Site Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and implemented.

 

viii)           Periodical ground water/soil monitoring to check the contamination in and around the site shall be carried out.

 

 

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

             

 

4.     Consideration of New Proposals:

 

 

4.1     Environmental Clearance for the construction of Apartment Building at Gandhi Basti, Guwahati, Assam by M/s. Subham Developers [F.No.21-109/2011-IA.III]

 

          The project involves construction of an Apartment Building “Subham Elite” on a plot area of 13,650 Sq.m (or 3.37 acres). There will be five blocks with total built up area of  36,121.18 Sq.m. Green belt of 4,509.23 sqm ( about 33 %) will be provided.  Parking area (11, 958 sqm)  for 347 ECS is proposed against the requirement of 303 ECS. The total water requirement is 125 KLD (fresh water requirement- 76 KLD). The source of the water is Surface water during construction and Guwahati Municipal Corporation during operation. The sewage generation is about 94 KLD and capacity of STP proposed is 120 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 4,250 KVA. Two number of 160 KVA DG sets are proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 594.21 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 41 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The Ground water level is about 5.5 m, hence the foundation work will involve dewatering and proper water proofing, permission shall be obtained from the competent authority for de watering.

 

ii)                 Though energy saving measures were submitted however, the percentage of saving has not been quantified. Proponent shall ensure that the saving shall not be less than 20 %. Details of energy saving measures with percentage of saving shall be submitted prior to the commencement of work.

 

iii)               The project proponent shall be responsible for the maintenance of STP and SWM facility till the Society takes over the responsibility. Proponent shall submit the undertaking to this effect.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance after submission of information at (iii) above with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.2      Environmental Clearance for the construction of Residential & Commercial Complex at Village Dispur, Mouze Belota, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Buildworth Realestate Ltd (F.No. 21-116/2011-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of residential and commercial complex on a plot area of 13,944 sq.m. The total built up area is 44,548.958 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 168 dwelling units in 6 blocks (B+ Ground floor + 9 floors) and commercial complex (B+ Ground floor+4 floors). The total water requirement is 169 KLD (fresh water requirement -114.51 KLD). The source of the water is ground water. The sewage generation is about 138 KLD and capacity of STP proposed is 165 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing of toilets—51.11 KLD, horticulture-3.38 KLD, the balance 69.71 KLD is to be disposed in the public drain. The total power requirement is 795 KVA. DG set of 1000 KVA is proposed as standby. Total municipal waste generated will be 0.587 T/day. The total parking proposed is for 381 ECS (covered parking 328 + open parking 53). The total cost of the project is about Rs. 40 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The Ground water level reported to be 60 m, the source / authenticated detail shall be submitted.

 

ii)                 Guidelines of CPCB on reuse of treated wastewater shall be followed.

 

iii)               The project proponent shall be responsible for the maintenance of the STP and SWM till the Society takes the responsibility. Proponent shall submit the undertaking to this effect.

 

iv)                 The water balance for the monsoon and non-monsoon period shall be submitted.

 

v)                  Proponent shall submit the details of energy saving measures with percentage of saving.

 

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. After the above observations are addressed and submitted, the same shall be examined by the Committee and the proposal may be considered for recommendation of Clearance.

 

4.3    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Group Housing project at Village Betkuchi, Mouza Beltola, Lokhara, Charali, Guwahati by M/s Agile Achievers & Developers Pvt Ltd. (F.No. 21-139/2011-IA.III).

 

          The project involves construction of a Group Housing Project “Subham Green” on a plot area of 17,531.60 Sq.m (or 4.33 acres). There will be Seven blocks with total built up area of  47,610 Sq.m. Green belt of 5873 sqm ( about 33 %) will be provided.  Parking area (9582 sqm)  for 500 ECS is proposed which is required as per local laws. The total water requirement is 213 KLD (fresh water requirement- 137 KLD). The source of the water is surface water during construction and Guwahati Municipal Corporation during operation. The sewage generation is about 157 KLD and capacity of STP proposed is  200 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 3200 KW. Three number of 160 KVA DG sets are proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 1,082.40 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 45 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                  Enhance the circulation plan / width of the road at the corners so as enable free turning of trucks.

 

(ii)               The landscape plan shows plantation outside the plot boundary, the plan shall be revised and submitted before commencement.

 

(iii)             The project proponent shall be responsible for the maintenance of the STP and SWM till the Society takes over the responsibility. Proponent shall submit the undertaking to this effect.

 

              The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of information at (iii) above, with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.4     Environmental Clearance for the construction of multistoryed building complex (Residential & Commercial) project at village Dharapur, Guwahati, Assam by M/s. Agrim Infrastructure Private Limited [F.No.21-144/2011-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.5     Environmental Clearance for the construction of medical college & Hospital project at Patta No. 37, Dag No. 53, village Shilag Grant Town District Kamrup, Assam by M/s. JNRC Institute of Medical Sciences [F.No.21-151/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of Medical College and Hospital on a plot area of 1,07,170 sq.m. The total built up area is 1,25,692.41 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 750 bed hospital. The total water requirement is 446 KLD (fresh water requirement -337.91 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 482 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing of toilets-108.531 KLD, horticulture-128.28 KLD, cooling-94.799 KLD, boiler requirement—30 KLD. Total power requirement is 4816 KVA. Total solid waste generation will be 1742 Kg/day + Biomedical waste will be 525 Kg/day.. The total parking proposed is for 408 cars + 270 two wheelers + 8 ambulances. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 218.89 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Bio-medical Waste ( Management, Handling and Transbounday) rules,2008 as amended including segregation collection,  treatment and safe disposal etc

 

 

ii)                 Parking provision shall be enhanced along with well designed  circulation plan to ensure that there is no parking outside the premises. The circulation plan should not have any conflicts with the truck movements on the main road.

 

 

The Committee recommends 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 the construction of Commercial-cum-residential project ‘Shubam Buildwell’ at RG Bharauch Road village Japoregog Mausa, Beltola, District Guwahati, Assam by M/s. Buildworth India Private Limited [F.No.21-158/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of a Residential Project “Subham Buildwell” on a plot area of 23,302 Sq.m (or 5.76 acres). There will be … blocks with total built up area of  67,109  Sq.m. Green belt of 7925 sqm ( about 34 %) will be provided.  Parking area (2010 sqm)  for 611 ECS is proposed against the requirement of 608 as per local laws. The total water requirement is 230 KLD (fresh water requirement- 145.2 KLD). The source of the water is surface water  during construction and Guwahati Municipal Corporation  during operation. The sewage generation is about 170 KLD and capacity of STP proposed is  200 KLD. The capacity of STP is about 200 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 4904 KW. Three number of 160 KVA DG sets are proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 1,128.65 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 65 Crores.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)        The Ground water level is High, hence the foundation work will involve dewatering and proper water proofing, permission shall be obtained for de watering from the competent authority.

 

ii)     Enhance the circulation plan  with proper divider at entry and exist and increase width of the road at the corners so as to enable free turning of trucks.

 

iii)   The project proponent shall be responsible for the maintenance of STP and SWM facilities till the Society takes over the responsibility. Proponent shall submit an undertaking to this effect.

 

 

              The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance after submission of information at (iii) above, with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

4.7     Environmental Clearance for ropeway project at Mount Abu by M/s Mars Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 11-4/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the proponent, the proposal if for construction of ropeway at Mount Abu connecting Ragunath Temple to Rock . The length of the ropeway is 261 m. The lower station is at 360 sqm land and upper station  is 360 sqm. There is no forests land, tree cutting involved for the project. Total water requirement is 5.0 KLD and wastewater generation is 4.5 KLD. The sewage will be treated and used for plantation. The solid waste of about 50 kd/day will be collected and sent to Municipal Solid waste disposal site. Near Tod Rock. The Mount Abu is Eco-Sensitive Zone. A small Nakki lake is adjacent to the upper station.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 97th meeting held on 14th -15th February, 2011 and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public hearing. Public Hearing conducted on 11.07.2011 at Mount Abu. 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Details of the collection of domestic waste from both the terminal and transportation shall be submitted.

 

(ii)               The proposed treatment for Sewage by Anaerobic and aerobic after septic tank is no feasible. The treatment system shall be revised and submitted.

 

(iii)             Details of  solid waste generation, collection and management as per the Solid Waste ( Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 and amended in 2008 shall be submitted.

 

(iv)             Submit the details of the parking facility proposed.

 

(v)               Since the project is Sancturay- Mount Abu, Clearance shall be obtained from the NBWL.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

 

4.8    Environmental Clearance for extension of runway and allied works at Agatti Airport, Lakshdweep Island by M/s. Airport Authority of India (F.No. 10-70/2009-IA.III).

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves extension of runway and allied works at Agatti Airport, Lakshdweep. The area is 18.56 ha. with a runway of 30 m wide and 1204 m. length.  There is no parking area available within the airport complex. The runway is proposed to be extended towards the Kalpadi Island where there is no habitation. A fly over of 250 m is proposed to connect both the islands. The existing terminal building is close to the runway which is disturbing the operation; hence it is proposed to shift further opposite to the runway. The existing building will be demolished.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 80th meeting held on 17th –18th September, 2009. The Committee deferred the proposal and suggested to examine the possibility of extending the runway only on one side by relocating the resort and other activities. If not possible then examine the possibility of extending the runway on both sides without connecting two islands as is presently being contemplated in view of the marine ecology, disturbance to the natural habitat and eco-sensitive nature of the area and also examine the details of presence of corals and affect on the fishing activity in and around both the Islands.

 

The proponent has submitted the proposal relocating the terminal building and extending the runway on both sides without connecting other island.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 90th meeting held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 and finalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing:     

 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Project Proponent shall submit the details of likely impacts due to Global warming and Tsunami along with the proposed mitigation measures.

 

ii)                 Submit the details of the components in CRZ area on authenticated HTL /LTL map of 1: 4000 scale.

 

iii)               Submit the details of likely impact on lagoon 

 

iv)                Submit an Environmental Management  plan.

 

v)                  Representative from Conservation Division of the Ministry and  Ministry of Earth Sciences may be invited next time.

 

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.9     Environmental and CRZ clearance for proposed captive Jetty for Handling of Bulk Cement on Vasai Creek, Ghodbundar, Thane District, Maharashtra by M/s. Ultra Tech Cement Limited (F.No. 11-26/2011-IA.III).

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for establishing captive Jetty for Handling of Bulk Cement on Vasai Creek, Ghodbundar, Thane District, Maharashtra.  Ultra Tech Cement Limited manufactures and markets Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland blast furnace slag cement and Portland Pozzolana Cement of 48.8 million tonnes. UltraTech Cement Company (UTCL), is proposed to develop a bulk cement unloading facility on a waterfront in the Vasai Creek, just downstream of the NH 3 Ghodbunder Bridge in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The proposed capacity will be 1 MTPA of cement in the first phase and extendable to 2 MTPA in second phase. The site is upstream of the Railway Bridge, and as such special specification barges would have to be built. At present there are 3 railway bridges running across the Vasai Creek on alignments more or less parallel to one another. The Lowermost (i.e. most sea ward or downstream) bridge is the oldest and is now defunct. Upstream of the defunct bridge there are two new railway bridges. For handling a cargo of 1 million tonnes of cement per annum, in the first phase, a capacity of 4000 tonnes (2 barges with around 2000 tonnes capacity) of cargo per day is contemplated. For unloading the cement, a pneumatic evacuator of around 500 tonnes per hour will be employed if facility is used for a minimum of 7-8 hours (including berthing/de-berthing time) in 365 days (1 year) at the berthing facility.  These barges have LOA of 80 m, beam of 12 m and draft of 3 m. The navigation of these barges may require dredging, as mentioned above. However, special flat bottomed barges could be custom made for this operation, which would be having higher carrying capacity up to say 2200 DWT. For planning purposes for this study, it is assumed that 2200 DWT barges would be considered.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 102nd meeting held on 23rd -24th June, 2011 and finalized ToR. Terms of Reference was accorded  vide Letter No. 11/26/2011-IA.III dated 11th July 2011 for the for proposed Captive Jetty for Handling of Bulk Cement on Vasai Creek, Ghodbundar, Thane District, Maharashtra. One of the ToR was (Point vii) “Details of physical model shall be carried out to study the impacts”.

 

The proponent has informed that the proposed project is at a distance of 14 km away from the Arabian Sea and its coast, in a creek. The proponent stated that Physical models measure current under extreme condition of high tide spring but as they enter the estuary their effect at the berth is not felt. Mathematical models are more sought after model for studying flow pattern. Mathematical models do not have scale effects due to vertical exaggeration in physical models and therefore is more reliable. As per t are he views from Central Water & Power Research Station has suggested Mathematical model.  Hence requested the EAC to replace physical models with mathematical models. The details submitted by the proponent were examined by the EAC in its 105th meeting held on 21st–23rd September, 2011 and the Committee agreed for the mathematical models. The Public Hearing was conducted on……    at………….

 

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)        Submit the Recommendations of Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority

 

ii)    Sanjay Gandhi National Park is 8.5 Km. from the project site therefore prior Clearance from NBWL is required.

 

iii)   The dredged material shall be used for low level filling within the premises.

 

iv)   At least 5% of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement of the project. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner CSR plan shall be kept on the company’s website permanently. 

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance after submission of the clearance at (i) & (ii) with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.10   CRZ Clearance for construction of breakwater at Veli, Thirunananthapuram, Kerala by M/s Harbour Engineering Department, Government of Kerala (F.No.11-50/2010-IA III)

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent did not circulate the documents.

 

4.11   CRZ clearance for Versova - Bandra Sea Link, Maharashtra  by M/s MSRDC [F.No. 11-84/2011-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal is for development of Versova-bandra Sea link. MSRDC has proposed to develop sea link from Versova to Bandra in the suburbs of Mumbai. The length of the sea link is approximately 10 km with dispersal points at Juhu Koliwada and Jogger’s Park. The sea link will have 4+ 4 lanes on both the sides. Govt. of Maharashtra has declared MSRDC as ‘Nodal Agency’ for  construction of VBSLP vide G.R. dated 19.12.2009. Mumbai is the economical capital of the country. The population of Mumbai is fast expanding at a great pace and is estimated to reach around 22 million by 2011. To accommodate the large population the suburbs are fast developing with many commuters travelling to the south Mumbai. The available route is the S.V. road and the Western Express Highway. Both these roads have already reached the saturation level. It takes minimum 75-80 minutes for commuters for travelling the said length of 10 km. at present. There is no open space available for the expansion of these roads. The congestion on these roads leads to delay in travel time. So there is great need for the alternative faster transportation system, which will be achieved by this proposed sea link.

There are 5 alternatives being thoroughly studied with several criteria. It includes are:

Alignment no. 1(A): Coastal Road on reclamation with cut and cover    tunnel at Juhu  Beach  [Length: 10.232 km, Block Estimated Cost: 3397 Cr]

Alignment no. 1(B): Coastal Road on Stilts with cut and cover tunnel at Juhu Beach [Length: 10.232 km, Block Estimated Cost: 3772 Cr]

Alignment no. 2     : Coastal Bridge partly at 200m away from coast   & partly along the coast with cut & cover tunnel at Juhu Beach.  [Length: 10.072 km, Block Estimated Cost: 3777 Cr]

Alignment no. 3    :  Sea link entirely in Sea at 900m away from coast.[Length: 9.890 km, Block Estimated Cost: 4045 Cr]

Alignment no.4    :  Coastal Road on reclamation till Galaxy Apartment / Band Stand  and Sea link   thereafter till Versova  End                                   [ Length: 10.15 km, Block Estimated Cost: 3665 Cr]

The MSRDC has selected  alignment No. 3 as there is no cut and cover on the Juhu beach, no reclamation and minimum damage to the mangroves. The salient features of the said alignment No. 3 are: about 900m away from the Coast,  total Length 9.890 Km,  Traffic Lanes 4 + 4 lanes,  Sea Link  9.500 km (Approx.), rRoad on Stilt 390 m with no cut and cover and reclamation, traffic dispersal at – Joggers Park and   Juhu Koliwada, Cost Rs. 4045 Cr.

 

 

         Traffic Study completed in January 2011

         CRZ studies completed by NIO, Goa: June 2011

         MCZMA recommendation to project- August 2011.

         MCZMA recommendation to MOEF 05 November 2011

 

The construction of the sea link  will be carried out using modern technology.  Including single pier with max. width 2500 mm, superstructure with bridge builders/movable scaffold, Minimum span lengths to be 50 m, maximum depth of superstructure 1500 mm, Expansion joints at not less than 50 m.

 

MSRDC has prepared extensive EMP and DMP for the project. They have budgeted at present Rs. 44 crores towards EMP which may go up during implementation of the project. The road will be constructed on stilt in the mangroves at the Versova connector for construction of 4-5 piers.

The MCZMA has recommended the project.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     In mangrove area only road on stilt shall be constructed. At least 10 times the mangrove plantation shall be carried out. Details shall be submitted. The project proponent should take appropriate clearance from the authorities such as Forest dept. and / or Hon. High Court as the case..

 

(ii)   EIA has been submitted. Marine Impact assessment study shall be carried out through a reputed institute and a report submitted.

 

(iii) The likely impact on fishing activity and mitigation measures including movement of boats etc. shall also be studied and a report submitted.

 

(iv) Submit the details of the public consultation

 

(v)   Submit the details of the features at connector points, likely impact due to increase in traffic and proposed mitigation measures.

 

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

 

4.12   Finalisation of ToR for development of Shipyard cum Captive jetties including a LNG Terminal at Layia, Kutch District, Gujarat by M/s Gujarat Integrated Maritime Complex Ltd [F.No. 11-87/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project Proponent, the proposal involves development of Shipyard cum Captive jetties including a LNG Terminal at Layia, Kutch District, Gujarat.   Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Limited (IL&FS) and Allcargo Logistics Limited (AGL) are promoters of the proposed Project. GIMCO has entered into a MOU with Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) for the development of Shipyard. The promoters are also developing a SEZ / FTWZ at Layja Mota, located at about 10.5 km distance from the project site. The potential sectors identified for investment in the proposed SEZ & FTWZ are Power Generation ( 4000 MW Thermal Power Plant – TPP & 2000 MW Gas Power Plant - GPP), Desalination plant (60 MLD), Logistics, Focus Engineering goods, Textiles, Basic Chemicals, Allied Chemicals, Polymer products, Shipping ancillary, Naval offsets, Handicrafts, Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal products and Non metallic mineral products. To service the SEZ industries, captive jetties are proposed to be developed along with the shipyard facilities.

A market study for shipyard has been carried out by engaging internationally renowned consultant Royal Haskoning.  Considering the global scenario, location of the yard, competition, level of applied technology, productivity & cost etc, the market study has confirmed a good potential for vessel types in the Handymax/ Handy size/ Panamax range, together with a wide range of small vessels, tugs, OSVs and workboats for both ship building and repair. As per the market study, the recommended capacity planning for the proposed ship yard is 309 vessels for ship repair consisting of 109 small vessels, 200 Handy / Panamx and 20 vessels for ship building comprising of 10 small vessels, 10 Handymax vessels.

To service the industries of SEZ / FTWZ, captive jetties throughput is estimated as 17 MTPA of coal to service the 4000 MW TPP, 2.5 MTPA of LNG unloading & onshore regasificaition to service the proposed 2,000 MW GPP and 3 MTPA  of general cargo  to service the other industries of the SEZ. The proposed infrastructure facilities of the Project include;

Capital Dredging works - Approach Channel – 185 m wide, -17 m CD, turning circle 600 m dia, and the estimated Capital Dredging quantity is circa 21 million cum comprising of dense silty /clayey sands, stiff / very stiff clay, moderately / completely weathered sand stone. Sandstone quantity estimated to be about 11.5 million cum

Breakwater(s) – 4200 m - Two numbers, West / Main Breakwater 2700 m and East / Lee breakwater 1420 m. Reclamation – 115 Hectares with revetment of total length 850 m. It is envisaged that the entire reclamation volume of about 13 million cum will be obtained from dredged material. Shipyard: Proposed major facilities include; Dry dock (350 m x 90 m - Semitandem), Ship lift ( 225 m long), Outfitting quay (740 m), Ship repair dry berths (9 no each of Panamax size), Piers (One 395 m & two 810 m), Wet berths (27 no). Captive Jetties: The Proposed major facilities include - Two dedicated coal berths (300 m each), One dedicated LNG jetty (300 m), One general cargo berth (250 m).  Cargo Transfer from berth to Storage - Covered conveyor gallery structures for coal, Cryogenic pipelines in a secure corridor for LNG, Suitable transfer of general cargo depending on the commodity from berth to covered / open storage. Storage & On shore Plant - Coal storage in 400 x 300m area (open stockyard for 300,000 T to include 6 days storage), General cargo storage (covered & open) in 400 x 300m area, LNG terminal/ regasification plant in 330 x 510 m area. Including storage tanks, gas pipelines, boil off gas compressor and condenser, etc.

 

Others: Operational buildings, workshop, utilities, amenities, Internal roads, etc & services and other infrastructures required for the development of the proposed marine facility.

 

Seawater intake and marine outfall system to dispose return cooling water, reject brine and treated water of the proposed SEZ. A water demand of 6 MLD is estimated and the same will be sourced from the proposed 60 MLD desalination plant in SEZ. Wastewater Treatment and Disposal: The drainage system is estimated to be equipped with sewage treatment plant (STP) facility treating a total of 2 MLD of waste water. The treated water is proposed to be used for the water requirements of green belt & green areas. The power requirement for the project is estimated to be about 50 MW & it would be sourced from the 4000 MW power plant proposed within the SEZ During construction phase, the required power (approximately about 4 MW initially) would be sourced from national grid

Total Area requirement for the Project is assessed as 355 Ha (Onshore: 240 Ha & reclaimed area: 115 Ha); out of which 46 Ha is available with the developers, 176 Ha of unsurveyed Govt land & 18Ha of Surveyed Govt land have been applied for.

 

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

 

(i)           Submit the details of safety regulations applicable and its compliance.

 

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

 

(iii)       Submit the recommendations of Gujarat CZMA.

 

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

 

(v)         Submit details of safety aspects associated with handling of LNG vis a vis other cargo in other facilities within the port.

 

(vi)       Submit details of storage and regasification, distribution network etc and vulnerability of human habitation vis a vis LNG associated risks.

 

(vii)     Type of LNG carriers proposed taking into account the future growth in vessel sizes beyond the present day market trend and the handling aspects of such vessels from environmental considerations.

 

(viii)   A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

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

 

(x)         Submit the details of the fishing activity and likely impact due to the activity.

 

(xi)       Details of back up stackyard and dust supression measures.

 

(xii)     Details of land breakup along with land use plan and Details of green belt development.

 

(xiii)   Details of solid waste and management.

 

(xiv)   Water requirement, source, impact on competitive users.

 

(xv)     Details on modelling studies on marine disposal

 

(xvi)   Details on the wastewater treatment.

 

(xvii) Submit the details of the eco-sensitive areas, if any.

 

(xviii)  Submit the details of Oil Spill Contingent Management Plan.

 

(xix)   Submit the details of dredging sludge quantity quality in terms of its toxic metals (atleast Cr+6, Arsenic, Mercury, and lead) and its disposal with quantity (reclamation/ dredging disposal site) If disposal is in sea, location, the justification for selecting such location, the dispersal of dumping material, its effect on marine environment, effect of fishes.

 

(xx)     Submit the details of study on connectivity and its carrying capacity (both road and railway).

 

 

(xxi)      Submit the details of anticipated impact due to the growth scenario/ induced developments because of the green field Port SEZ. Impact due to influx of people due to port and all other associated activities or otherwise may be carefully projected and estimated. Commitments for environmental and ecological protection shall be made quantitatively and chronologically.

 

 

(xxii) Submit the details of court cases, if any.

 

 

(i)            The General guidelines as per the annexure-II to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

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. 

 

 

 

4.13   Finalisation of ToR for augmentation in capacity of exising LNG Terminal of 5 MMTPA to 10 MMTPA along with pipeline of 13.9 km with suitable tap at S.No. 319, Village - Hazira Tal - Choryasi District- Surat, Gujarat by M/s Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 11-88/2011-IA-III].

  

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves  augmentation in capacity of existing LNG terminal of 5 MMTPA to 10 MMTPA along with pipeline of 13.9 km with suitable tap at S.No. 319, village - Hazira tal - Choryasi district- Surat, Gujarat. the co-ordinates of site: 21º05’39.99” n 72º37’33.71”e, is @ 1 km from hazira village and @ 35 km from Surat city. total land area is approximately   21 hactare,  presently, handling of 5 MMTPA liquefied natural gas (LNG) at LNG terminal with transmission pipeline. Expansion proposed  : augmentation in capacity of existing LNG Terminal from 5 MMTPA to 10MMTPA with transmission pipeline of @ 13.9 Km. Cost of the project: Rs. 2800 Crores.

 

Present water requirement: @ 122 KLD, Water requirement at ultimate phase of expansion: @ 500 KLD. Potable water supply is from concerned state authority. Once through Sea water re-circulation from Sea

 

 Natural gas @ 1728Kg/hour for each gas turbine is being utilized as fuel for Gas turbine for power generation.  3 Gas turbines of @ 7.9 MW capacity each. Presently 2 Gas turbine in operation (Max. 15 MW power generation ), 20 MW power to be obtained from State Electricity Board Utliamte : Max. 24 MW power requirement will be satisfied in combination of state power grid and operations of gas turbines.

 

At present, domestic sewage @ 18 KLD is being treated in STP and being utilized for plantation. The sewage geneation is anaticiatped to be increased during proposed expansion, which will be treated in STP of enhanced module capacity. 

 

 

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

 

 

i)                    Submit the status of compliance of various conditions of Environmental clearance and Consent orders.

 

ii)                 Submit the details of safety regulations applicable and its compliance.

 

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

 

(ii)               Submit the recommendations of Gujarat CZMA.

 

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

 

(iv)              Submit details of safety aspects associated with handling of LNG vis a vis other cargo in other facilities within the port.

 

(v)                Submit details of storage and regasification, distribution network etc and vulnerability of human habitation vis a vis LNG associated risks.

 

(vi)              Type of LNG carriers proposed taking into account the future growth in vessel sizes beyond the present day market trend and the handling aspects of such vessels from environmental considerations.

 

(vii)           A comprehensive EIA  based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out.

 

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

 

 

(ix)                         Submit the details of anticipated impact due to the growth scenario/ induced developments because of the green field Port SEZ. Impact due to influx of people due to port and all other associated activities or otherwise may be carefully projected and estimated. Commitments for environmental and ecological protection shall be made quantitatively and chronologically.

 

(x)                Submit the details of court cases, if any.

 

(xi)             The General guidelines as per the annexure-II to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

 

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. 

 

 

4.14   CRZ clearance for construction of Hotel on plot bearing CTS No. 997/B & C Village Juhu, F.P.No. 16 of T.P.S-II Santacruz (W) at Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra [F.No. 11-89/2011-IA-III]

 

 The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent requested for the postponement.

 

4.15   Finalisation of ToR for International Airport at Keezhallur & Pazhassi Panchayat, Thalassery, District Kannur, Kerala by M/s Kannur International Airport [F.No. 11-90/2011-IA-III],n

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of International Airport at Keezhallur & Pazhassi Panchayat, Thalassery, District Kannur, Kerala.  The total land area of the airport is 525.50 ha. The proposed runway length or area related to the aircraft movement is 3,400 mtr. The proposed built-up area is 50,000 sq.mtr. The proposed passenger capacity expected is 3,200 (international, arrival – 1,600 and departure – 1,600) and 1,200 (domestic, arrival – 600 and departure - 600). The proposed flight operation per day is 27 arrivals and 27 departures. The estimated water requirement will be 110 KLD (fresh water requirement – 68 KLD) and waste water generation will be 46.00 KLD. The waste water will be treated and about 42.00 KLD recycled. The solid waste generated is 517 Kg/day. Total power requirement is 2,500 KW. Three number of 750 KVA DG sets are proposed. The expected project cost is Rs. 1,130 Crores.

 

 

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

 

 

i)                    Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the proposed project/activities. 

 

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

 

iii)              Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc. Submit details of a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster integrating with existing airport.

 

iv)                Submit the details of anticipated impact due to the growth scenario/ induced developments because of the green field Airport  Impact due to influx of people due to Airport and all other associated activities or otherwise may be carefully projected and estimated. Commitments for environmental and ecological protection shall be made quantitatively and chronologically.

 

v)                  Submit the details of R&R activities

vi)                Examine the details of drainage drainage pattern  and details of runoff collection and disposal

 

vii)             Examine road/rail connectivity to the project site and impact on the traffic due to the proposed project/activities. A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic.

 

viii)           Examine the details of afforestation measures indicating land and financial outlay. Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described. 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.

 

ix)               Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures. Noise impact to be monitored especially on College location

 

x)                  Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart. Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed.

 

xi)               Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

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

 

xiii)          Identify, predict and assess the environmental and sociological impacts on account of the project/activities.

 

xiv)           Submit details of corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

 

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

 

xvi)           The EIA guidance manual of MoEF for the air ports shall be considered while preparing the EIA report

 

 

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. 

 

 

4.16            Finalisation of ToR for expansion of jetty and enhancement of the capacity of the desalination plant at Village Akri Moti, Taluka- Abdasa District Kutch, Gujarat by M/s ABG Cement Ltd [F.No. 11-91/2011-IA-III]

 

 

          As presented by the project Proponent, the proposal involves, expansion of jetty and enhancement of the capacity of the desalination plant at Village Akri Moti, Taluka- Abdasa District Kutch, Gujarat. M/s ABG proposes to expand its cement manufacturing project located in the coastal area of Kharo Creek near Village Akri Moti and thumdi in Katchch District. Adequate area is available for development and expansion of captive jetty facilities i.e  belt conveyor site packing plant and jetty out of the 678 ha of project land. The  vessel size operating at the proposed captive jetty would be up to 10000 DWT. Ship loading of cement bags will  be done by conveyor belts directly from Cement plant Cement/ Clinker will be transported by conveyor belt , 6-7 km long from Plat.

 

          M/s ABG proposes to install a desalination plant of 5500 KLD of potable water production for the platn. About 800 KL/h of Sea water would be withdrawn through intake and processed to produce 280 KL/h of soft water.

 

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

 

 

i)                    Submit the status of compliance of various conditions of Environmental clearance and Consent orders.

 

 

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

(xii)           Submit the recommendations of Gujarat CZMA.

 

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

 

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

 

(xv)            Submit the details of court cases, if any.

 

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. 

 

 

4.17  Finalisation of ToR for Proposed Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management project for Haridwar Cluster of Raipur Road Haridwar (Uttrakhand) (F.No. 10-110/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of proposed Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management project for Haridwar Cluster of Raipur Road Haridwar (Uttrakhand). The  waste generation as per 2010 is 200-215 tonnes/day and in peak months the waste generation is 250 tonnes/day. At present there is no designated waste disposal facility for Haridwar city. The existing collection and transportation facility is about 50-60%. The project site is located near Sarai village, Haridwar district in the state of Uttarakhand. The existing land use is predominantly agriculture and land belongs to Nagar Palika Parisad,Haridwar. The project area does not fall within any protected area/ Wildlife sanctuary/National park/ Biosphere Reserve, etc. The project also does not require diversion of forest land. The project land belong to Nagar Palika Parisad and no land acquisition is required. The project facilities include Waste segregation and transportation, compost plant and sanitary landfilling. The project involves installation of compost plant (100 TPD) and an engineering sanitary landfill site (50 tonnes/day) on a total area of 4.5 Ha. Approximately 4 KLD of water proposed to be abstracted from ground water for the construction period only. The total cost of the project is 225.64 Crores.

 

 

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

 

(i)                  The project should be designed based on the population projections as by Master Plan.

 

(ii)               Submit 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.

 

(iii)             Examine and submit details of alternative technologies viz. RDF shall also be evolved.

 

(iv)              Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

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

 

(vi)              Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

(vii)           Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

(viii)         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.

 

(ix)             Submit a copy of the land use certificate from the competent authority.

 

(x)                Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution.

 

(xi)             Submit the details of Odour Management system.

 

(xii)           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.

 

(xiii)        Examine and submit the details of impact on the drainage and nearby habitats/settlements (surroundings).

 

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of surface hydrology and water regime and impact on the same.

 

(xv)            Examine and submit the details of one complete season AAQ data (except monsoon) with the dates of monitoring, impact of the project on the AAQ of the area (including H2S, CH4).

 

(xvi)         Submit a copy of detailed plan of waste management.

 

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

 

(xviii)    Submit the details of assessment of the site in view of impact on smooth movement in religious/pilgrimage areas.

 

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

 

(xx)           Examine and submit the details of rehabilitation/compensation package for the project effected people, if any.

 

(xxi)         Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs 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. 

 

 

4.18 Finalization of ToR for widening and up-gradation of existing 4 lane to 6 laneing of Vijawada to Gundugolanu section of NH-5 in Andhra Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-105/2011-IA-III].

 

 

The project road section of NH-5 starts from existing Km 1112.044 at Kaza village near Vijayawada and ends at existing Km 1022.480 at Gundugolanu and passes through Guntur, Krishna and West Godawari Districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh.  The major settlement enroute are Vijayawada, Gunnavaram, Atkuru, Pottipadu, Eluru & Gundugolanu etc. The land use pattern on either side of 10 Km of the project road is predominantly agriculture followed by habitation area. The project road does not pass through any ecological sensitive area / National Park / Sanctuaries / Reserved Forest, etc. This project does not involve diversion of any Forest land. The proposed land acquisition is 450.5541 ha. This includes 25.4916 ha of Government land and rest 425.058 ha. of private land. Among Private land 331.54 ha. is agriculture land and rest residential and commercial land areas. The existing Right of way is 40 m except at few locations. The proposed right of way for main alignment is 70 m in rural and open areas whereas in urban areas it is 54 m, except at interchanges, toll plaza and other project facilities. For Vijayawada and Hanuman Junction Bypasses it is proposed to provide ROW width to 60 m and 80 m respectively. The existing road has 2 nos. of Major bridges, 34 nos. of Minor bridges, 340 nos. of Culverts, 2 nos. ROBs, 2 nos. Pedestrian/Cattle underpasses, 8 nos. Vehicular Underpasses, 8 nos. Bus bays, 2 nos. of toll plaza. It is proposed to retain the existing major bridges with repair and widening and to provide 3 new major bridges. All the existing Minor Bridges will be widened to 6-lane and additional 42 new minor bridges are proposed. Similarly all the existing culverts will be retained and 75 nos. additional culverts will be provided. Apart from 2 existing Pedestrian/Cattle underpasses, which shall be, widened and additional 13 nos. new Pedestrian/Cattle underpasses are proposed. 10 new Vehicular Underpasses, 8 new bus bays and 6 nos. of proposed Flyovers will be provided in the project. The project road will have provision of 2 nos. Truck lay byes, 2 nos. Rest areas, 2 nos. Wayside Amenities, High mast light at 10 locations, Street Light at 33 locations, Service roads at 27 locations. The proposed safety measures will be provided as per IRC: 67 and 6 laning Manuals. Approximately 14680 roadside trees are within proposed ROW, however bare minimum will proposed to be felled for widening of 6 lanes. Approximately 694 KL/Day water will be required for construction purposes. To meet this requirement about 40 percent will be abstracted from Surface water source (Krishna River which is the only perennial source) and rest from Ground water source with proper requisite permission from concerned department. About 1064 nos. of structures will be partially affected. The NHAI shall compensate to the authorized owner as per NHAI Act, 1956.

 

Approximately 8,03,300 cum of fly ash proposed to be used from Vijayawada Thermal Power Plant and Sitapuram Thermal Power Plant depending upon their availability. The avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC SP: 21:2009 apart from statutory requirements. The total estimated Project Civil Cost is approximately Rs. 1860 Crores, EMP cost is Rs. 8.22 crores and R & R Cost is Rs. 236.707 crores.

 

 

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

 

 

(i)      It is indicated that 14, 618 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

(ii)   The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(iii) Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

 

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. 

 

 

4.19   Finalisation of ToR for Rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 lane/ 2 lanes with paved shoulders configuration and strengthening NH-217 by M/s SE (D&P) SNH, Orissa (F.No. 10-106/2011-IA-III)

 

The project road section is a part of NH-217 starting from Km 90.000 (about 10 Kms from Nuapada) and ending at Km 158.000 (6 Kms short of Bango Munda) falling in the State of Orissa.  The existing length of the project road section is 68.000 Km and the proposed length is 67.750 Km. The existing right of way varies between 20 m (in open areas) to 24 m (in built-up areas).  The proposed right of way is kept same in both open areas and built-up areas. The project road passes through plain and rolling terrain.  The land use pattern of the project area is mostly agricultural and built up. 5.1 Km of the existing project road passes through reserve forest at few locations.  However, there is no national park or sanctuary falling along with project road. Approximately 2673 trees falling along the road side are likely to be affected. No land acquisition is proposed. The configuration of proposed 2 lane section will be Carriage Way   :7.00 m (2 lanes),Earthen Shoulder :2.50 m (Both sides).          In built-up section of Raja Khariar town, 4 laning is proposed. There are 8 bridges on existing road.  Out of these only one a major bridge and other 7 are minor bridges.  All the major and minor bridges will be upgraded/replaced according to the requirement.  There are 90 nos. of culverts on the project road stretch (Hume Pipe Culverts – 26, Slab/Box Culverts – 64), which will be upgraded according to the requirement.  Also 7 nos. of additional culverts have been proposed. 30 bus bays have been proposed within ROW at appropriate locations near towns and villages. There are total 74 structures falling within ROW comprising of residential, common properly, commercial and residential cum commercial structures, which may be affected due to proposed development.  That includes 3 bus bays, 1 government college and 9 religious structures.   Additional to these there are 12 hand pumps and 22 water taps which may be affected due to proposed development. Approximately 15554 KL water during construction period shall be required for construction and other purpose including plantation and dust suppression.  The water shall be abstracted from ground sources and existing bore wells.  Necessary permission will be obtained prior to extraction of ground water. Total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 162.30 crores. The budget for environment management plan during construction and operation phases works out to be approximately Rs. 1.13 cores.

 

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

 

(i)      The proposal indicates the road passes through Resver forsts land at 7 locations in a length of 5.1 km. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)   It is indicated that 2673 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

(iii) Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

(iv)  The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(v)    Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

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. 

 

 

4.20   Finalisation of ToR for Nagaur - Bikaner road from Km.161/0 to Km.278/0 of NH-89 by Superintendent Engineer, PWD, NH-Circle, Bikaner, Rajasthan. (F. No. 10-112/2011-IA-III).

 

The project road is not passing through National Park, wild life sanctuary, and Biosphere reserve at and within 10 km on either side. In the existing corridor there are 5 major junctions and 1 culverts. The proposed length is 108.26 km. wherein the existing two lane will be upgraded with to two lane with paved shoulder.  The two new by pass are propose.  Nagaur by pass (10.75 km) and Nokha by pass (10.03 km). The proposed improvement involve the total 82 culverts are proposed for improvement.  The proposed improvement involves the total of 5 major junctions and 63 new minor junctions.  Other improvement in the proposed are 2 x 21 bus bay, 2 truck lay bye, 2 toll plaza and 4 vehicle under pass. About 205 numbers of trees are likely to be felled.  66 trees in Nagaur district and 139 in Bikaner district. The domestic water requirement for the proposed project 14 KLD and for construction purpose 300 KLD of water is needed.  The source of water will be ground water. There is no thermal power within 100 km of radius of project corridor. Total project cost is INR 343.15 crores.

 

 

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

 

(i)                  It is indicated that 205. nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

(ii)               Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

(iii)             The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(iv)              Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

        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. 

 

 

4.21       Finalisation of ToR for Two lanning with paved shoulder of Bikaner-Suratgarh section from Km.0/0 to Km.173/0 of NH-15 by Superintendent Engineer, PWD, NH-Circle, Bikaner, Rajasthan. (F. No. 10-113/2011-IA-III)

 

The exiting carriageway is 7 m and the existing ROW 19 to 54 m.  The proposed carriageway is 10 m with paved shoulder and proposed ROW is 19 to 60 m.  Starting Point is at km 553/869 of NH-11 and end point is at km 173/000 near milk dairy at NH-15 in the State of Rajasthan.  Proposed length is 172.384 km. Project road passes through two main districts viz. Bikaner and Sri Ganganagar.  Bikaner has two tehsils i.e. Bikaner and Lunkaransar and one tehsil of Sri Ganganagar i.e. Suratgrah falls on the existing alignment. The road passes through the plain terrain.  Proposed road project involves widening  of existing two lane to two lane with paved shoulder of NH-15 from km  553/869 of NH-11 to km 173/000 of NH-15. The project road passes though 19 villages.  14 number of villages are in Bikaner and remaining 5 villages are in Sri Ganganagar district.  Main settlement are Bikaner and Lunkaransar and Sriganganagar. Existing ROW 30-60 m and proposed right of way is 45 – 60 m in this particular section.  There is no wildlife sanctuary or national part near and along the project road.  The proposed project corridor pass through a protected forest of area 14.27 ha. The total land proposed to be acquired is 32.24 ha (Govt land 32.24 ha), and 14.27 ha of protected forest). There are 2 existing major bridges and 6 number of minor bridges on project corridor however no new major/minor bridge is proposed to be construct on NH-15. 84 culverts exist along the alignment, 17 new culverts are proposed on project corridor. Proposed service road is of 3.978 km on both sides. One ROB exists on the proposed alignment.  1 pedestrian, 9 cattle underpass, 11 no. of bus-bays/ and 2 number of truck lay bye along with Traffic Air Post & Medical Aid Post are proposed.

 

Around 600 trees will be affected due to the project.  Avenue plantation shall be carried out as IRC-SP-21:2009 as per statutory requirement. Water requirement is nearly 500 KLD for about 500 days.  The surface water from IGNP will be available for construction purpose.  Drinking water shall be abstracted for generation. Suratgarh thermal power plant is present within 10 km radius of proposed project.  Fly ash shall be used for road consecutions. Total number of 2735 persons will be affected due to proposed improvement.  The  entitled compensation to PAPs will be done as per NRRP 2007.  Total number of 457 structures partially/ completely are likely to be affected. Civil cost of the project is Rs.400 crores.  Total estimated environment cost is about Rs.1.00 crores.  The total estimated R&R cost is about 2.00 crores. 

 

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

 

(i)                 The proposal indicates the acquisition of  14  ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)              It is indicated that 600 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

(iii)           Fly ash shall be used since there is a Thermal Power plant is about  10 km.

 

(iv)             Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

(v)                The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

          Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

 

          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. 

 

4.22       Finalisation of ToR for establishement of Karaikal Airport at Karaikal, U.T of Puducherry by M/s Karaikal Airport Pvt Ltd [F.No. 10-122/2011-IA-III]

 

 

The project road is not passing through National Park, wild life sanctuary, and Biosphere reserve at and within 10 km on either side. In the existing corridor there are 5 major junctions and 1 culverts. The proposed length is 108.26 km. wherein the existing two lane will be upgraded with to two lane with paved shoulder.  The two new by pass are propose.  Nagaur by pass (10.75 km) and Nokha by pass (10.03 km). The proposed improvement involve the total 82 culverts are proposed for improvement.  The proposed improvement involves the total of 5 major junctions and 63 new minor junctions.  Other improvement in the proposed are 2 x 21 bus bay, 2 truck lay bye, 2 toll plaza and 4 vehicle under pass. About 205 numbers of trees are likely to be felled.  66 trees in Nagaur district and 139 in Bikaner district. The domestic water requirement for the proposed project 14 KLD and for construction purpose 300 KLD of water is needed.  The source of water will be ground water. There is no thermal power within 100 km of radius of project corridor.Total project cost is INR 343.15 crores.

 

 

The Greenfield airport will be located in the revenue villages of Ponbethy, Puthakudy and Varitchakudy in Thirunalluru Tehsil at about 6 km from Karaikal Town in Pondicherry (Pudcherry). The Greenfield airport will be established in an area of 562.05 acres of land. An integrated terminal building will be put up to accommodate 300 php (peak hour passengers) in the domestic sector and 200 php in international sector. The estimated investment is about Rs. 280 crores. About 223 acres of land is already in possession by the company and have entered into an agreement for the balance land. Based on the inputs provided by the Tourism Department, Super Airport visited Karaikal and studied 7 locations, and 4 of them were short listed as detailed below:                                                                                                         1.          Site at Pettai (near Thirunallar Temple)                                              2.          Govt. Industrial Estate (PIPDIC) at Polagam                                   3.          Site on  Ponbethy, Puthakudy & Varitchakkudy                                 4.          Site near Karukkalacheri

 

 

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) on the direction from Ministry of Civil Aviation carried out site inspection in January/ February 2007. The team examined various options at site and State Govt. proposals for an airport at Karaikal. After site inspection, AAI cleared the site at Ponbethy, Puthakudy & Varitchakudy, as it is technically suitable and recommended as follows: The  orientation of the runway should be either 07-25 or 08-26.  Exact orientation will be decided after the wind data is analyzed. The airport will be developed in Phases. In initial phase, the runway length should be 1800 m for ATR-72 type aircraft with runway edge lights, PAPI and navigational aids for instrument approach for all weather operations. As the traffic increases the extension of runway for operation of Boeing 737, Airbus 320/310 type aircrafts will be taken up along with extension/ development of other infrastructure facilities. Proposal includes, Terminal building, ATC, Fire Station, Runway, Taxiway & Apron to handle A321, Code 4C Visual aids and Navigational aids for aircraft operations, Cargo Complex, Hanger, Helipad, Isolation bay.

 

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

 

 

i)                    Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the proposed project/activities. 

 

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

 

iii)               Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc. Submit details of a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster integrating with existing airport.

 

iv)                Submit the details of anticipated impact due to the growth scenario/ induced developments because of the green field Airport  Impact due to influx of people due to Airport and all other associated activities or otherwise may be carefully projected and estimated. Commitments for environmental and ecological protection shall be made quantitatively and chronologically.

 

v)                  Submit the details of R&R activities

vi)                Examine the details of drainage drainage pattern  and details of runoff collection and disposal

 

vii)             Examine road/rail connectivity to the project site and impact on the traffic due to the proposed project/activities. A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic.

 

viii)           Examine the details of afforestation measures indicating land and financial outlay. Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described. 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.

 

ix)               Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures. Noise impact to be monitored especially on College location

 

x)                  Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart. Source of water vis-à-vis waste water to be generated along with treatment facilities to be proposed.

 

xi)               Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water.

 

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

 

xiii)          Identify, predict and assess the environmental and sociological impacts on account of the project/activities.

 

xiv)           Submit details of corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

 

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

 

xvi)           The EIA guidance manual of MoEF for the air ports shall be considered while preparing the EIA report

 

 

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. 

 

4.23      Environmental Clearance for Widening and improvement from 2-lane to 4/6- laning of Barhi (km.0.000) to Hazaribagh (km.40.500) section of NH-33 including Hazaribagh Bypass (10 km length) in the State of Jharkhand .(10-12/2010-IA.III)

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves 4/6 laning of Barhi to Hazaribagh of NH-33 including Hazaribagh Bypass in the State of Jharkhand. NH-33 is a primary and principal mode of transportation running across Jharkhand connecting most of the backward regions of the state and connecting Jharkhand with other states. The project road starts at Barhi (Km. 0.000) and ends at Hazaribagh (Km. 41.314) Section on NH-33 in the state of Jharkhand. The project road passes through important habitations which are Barhi, Surajpura, Ithkore More, Draji, Bariyat, Bonga, Nagwa, Sindoor and Hazaribagh and Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary. The project road passes through 80% plain terrain and 20% undulating. The land use pattern of proposed RoW is predominantly agriculture land (62.3%), forest land (28.7%), Barren land (5.4%) and Built-up land (3.6%) .   Project road is passing from Hazaribagh Wildlife sanctuary of length 8 km. from  Km 16.300 to 24.635. Existing ROW varies from 10-40m and proposed ROW is 45-60m. The total land acquisition is 74.438 ha and diversion of forest land is 48.562 ha including 21.132 ha forest land from  Hazaribagh Wildlife sanctuary.

The proposal for diversion of forest land from sanctuary was recommended by State Wildlife Board, Standing Committee of National Board of Wildlife during 22nd meeting. Honorable Supreme Court by order dated 4th November 2011 granted the permission for diversion of 21.132 ha of forest land from Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary subject to conditions that strict compliance of the recommendation of Chief Wildlife Warden and National Board of Wildlife. The 3 number of flyover of vertical clearance 6m and 700 meters length is designed as per suggestion/ recommendation of Chief Wildlife Warden at the identified locations of forest division for free movement of animals. The proposal for diversion of 48.562 ha forest land including 21.132 ha forest land from Hazaribagh Wildlife sanctuary was considered by Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) on 27.01.2012. FAC has recommended the proposal.  The project crosses Barhi river (Km. 1.046), Kewta river (Km 12.830), Siwaney river (Km 28.846). There is 1 major bridge, 4 minor bridges, in the existing project road. 2 minor bridges have been upgraded to major bridges and construction of new 3 major bridges after dismantling existing one bridge and also existing 2 minor bridges are proposed for new construction after dismantling. New 69 nos. of culverts are proposed after dismantling 61 nos. of existing culverts. Proposed structures include, 4.875 km service road at four locations, 7 bus bays, 2 truck lay byes, 1 toll plaza, 5 major junctions, 10 minor junctions, and all safety measures in accordance with IRC: SP:55:2001, IRC:67-1977, IRC:79-1981,IRC:103-1988, IRC:35-1977. 255Kld water proposed to be abstracted (70% from the surface and 30% from the ground). 192600M³ of Fly ash proposed to be used from Tenughat, Bokaro and Patratu Thermal power plants as per IRC:SP:58:2001.

          Total 21,400 numbers of trees falls under proposed ROW, in which 8,176 nos. of trees (4728 nos. from the sanctuary area & 3448 nos. other than sanctuary area) are proposed to be felled. 296 number of residential and 102 number of commercial structures are likely to be affected partially/completely. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP: 21-2009, apart from the statutory requirement based on available land in the rural areas. The Environment Management Cost is Rs.16.87 Crore, Resettlement and Rehabilitation is 18.54 Crore. The Capital cost is 398 Crore.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 86th meeting held on 25th - 26th March, 2010 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.          Public Hearing conducted on 01.10.2011 at Hazariagh Town Hall, Hazaribagh District.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The proposal  requires 48.562 ha including 21.132 ha in the Sanctuary.  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

ii)                 The projects road of 8 km passes through Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary. Clearance of NBWL shall be submitted.

 

iii)               The project indicates cutting of 21400 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.

 

iv)                Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the clearances at (i) & (ii) above and with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

  

4.24 Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the proposed integrated Hotel and Office Complex at R.S. No. 4288/108, 110,114, Block no. 94 of Mylopre Division, Triplicane, Chennai by M/s The Leela Palace Hotel [F.No. 16-8/2008-IA-III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent requested for postponement.

 

4.25 Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement from 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Shivpuri-Dewas Section of NH-3 Package-II from km.236.00 (Chainage 0.00) to km.566.450 (Chainage 332.600) section of NH-3 in the State of MP by NHAI [F.No.10-3/2011-IA-III] .

 

 As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for widening and improvement from 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Shivpuri-Dewas Section of NH-3 Package-II from km.236.00 (Chainage 0.00) to km.566.450 (Chainage 332.600) section of NH-3 in the State of MP. The project road (NH-3, Package II) starts from Shivpuri at km 236+000 and ends at Dewas km 566+450 in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The Project road starts from km 236+000 of NH-3 at Shivpuri tehsil and ends at km 566+450 Dewas tehsil. The project road passing through six districts and 192 villages viz., Shivpuri (35 villages), Guna (65 villages), Rajgarh (54 villages), Shajapur (15 villages), Ujjain (10 villages) and Dewas (13 villages). The existing ROW varies between 25 m to 60 m and proposed ROW is 60 m for 4 laning. At Toll plaza and truck lay bye ROW will be between 80 m to 100 m.

The widening scheme proposed for the project highway is concentric widening for 19.57 km and Eccentric widening for 222.580 km. The total land proposed to be acquired is 988.327 ha (Govt. land-200.306 ha. private land-788.021 ha). There is no Wild life Sanctuary and national park falling in project stretch within 10 kms both side. Forest diversion is 24.942 ha (18.849 ha reserve forest and 6.092 ha protected forest). There are existing 11 major bridges. 8 new four lane major bridges,1 new three lane major bridge and 2 new two lane major bridges are proposed to be constructed.3 bridges will be widened and repaired. There are existing 95 minor bridges and all will be retained. There are 152 existing culverts  and 284 culverts are proposed (Widening- 89, New-163, Reconstruction- 32). There is 1 existing ROB on proposed road and two new ROBs are proposed. 114 bus bays, 4 truck lay byes, 4 rest area and 5  Toll Plaza with traffic aid post, medical aid post,  toilet and drinking water facilities are proposed. 39765 trees are proposed to be felled, some trees may be saved at site during construction if does not interfere in safe visible distance. Avenue Plantation shall be carried out as per IRC-SP-21: 2009 as per statutory requirement. 1415 KLD Water (mostly surface water) for 400 days shall be required for construction including 70 KLD ground water for domestic use. There is no Thermal Power Plant within 100 km radius for using fly ash.

       1602 structures will be affected partially/ relocated.  9600 PAPs will be affected due to proposed improvement. The compensation will be provided as per NH (Act) 1956. Water harvesting structures shall be as per IRC guidelines with oil and grease separator. The Total Civil Cost for project is 2285.43 Crore. Environmental cost for both construction and operation phases is 40.52 Crore and R&R cost is 54.40 Crore

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 86th meeting held on 14th -15th February, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.                     Public Hearing conducted on 27.07.2011 at Shivpuri district, on 22.07.2011 at Dewas on 03.08.2011 at Guna,  on 06.08.2011 at Shajapur, on 06.09.2011 at Rajgarh Districts.

 

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The proposal  requires 24.942 ha reserve forests and 6.092  ha protected forests.  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

ii)                 The project indicates cutting of 39765 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.

 

iii)               Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance after the submission of the Stage-I Forest clearance at (i) above, with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

4.26 Environmental Clearance for Widening and improvement of existing two lane configuration to two lane configuration with paved shoulders and augmentation to four lane of the section Raebareli to Allahabad of NH-24B, from Km 82.000 at Raebareli to Km 188.600 at Malak Harhar Chowk, Allahabad , U.P by M/s NHAI. (10-8/2011-IA.III).

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves, widening and strengthening of existing 2-lane carriageway to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders and augmentation to four lane of the section Raebareilly to Km  188.600 at Malam Harhar Chowk (total length 106.600 km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The project road starts at Raebareli (Km. 82.000) and ends at Allahabad (Km. 188.600) on NH-24B in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project road passes mostly through plain terrain and passes through Raebareli, Pratapgarh and Allahabad districts of Uttar Pradesh. The total project length is 106.600 km. The project road passes through predominantly agricultural area (81.33%) followed by Built Up area (8.66%), Water body (6.35%) and others (3.67%) on either side of 10km. The land use pattern of project within proposed RoW passes through predominantly agricultural area (80%); settlements (16.5%) and others (3.5%). The project road does not pass through any Protected Area/ Wildlife Sanctuary/National park/Biosphere Reserve, etc. and within 10 Km of either side.  The proposed land acquisition is 67.17 ha (Govt. Land: 3.47ha; Private Land: 63.7 ha) and involves diversion of 21.492 ha of protected forest land. The proposal is ling at the CCF level. Existing RoW width varies from 11.9m to 32 m. The proposed RoW width varies from 30m to 45 m (including bypass locations). At Toll Plaza location the RoW is 80-100 m. There exists 1 major bridge, 13 of minor bridge and 226 culverts; 6 major junctions, 145 minor junctions. Three new bypasses are proposed at Kunda (10.06km), Munsigang (2.68km), Mansoorabad (2.18km). Total project road length is 106.600 Km including the bypasses. The project road is proposed with improvement of 1 major bridge, 15 minor bridge (improvement of 7 existing, reconstruction of 2 existing and new construction of 6 brdiges), 237 culverts ( reconstruction of 198 existing culverts and new construction of 39 culverts). One ROB is proposed at design chainage Km 34.69 to Km 35.470. Service road of  5.5 m wide is proposed at RoB location on either side of project road for a length of 0.780 km. 20 bus bays and 1 truck lay byes, 1.780 km of footpath, 2 toll plaza (km 107.000 and Km 163.000) are also proposed. Safety measures are proposed as per IRC:SP-44-1996;

 

16609 trees fall within proposed RoW. However, bare minimum 3976 trees are proposed to be felled for widening and strengthening of existing 2-lane carriageway to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders. The avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP-21-2009 apart from the statutory requirement. 300 KLD of water proposed to be abstracted from ground water sources for the construction of road.  143 no. of structures (completely 107 and partially 36) are likely to be affected. The authorized affected structures will be compensated as per NH Act, 1956.  199519 cum of fly ash is proposed to be used from Unchahar Thermal Power Plant located within 3 km from the project road. The total civil cost is 291crores. The EMP budget is Rs 7.85 Crores and R&R cost is Rs 33.25  Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 86th meeting held on 3rd -4th March, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing was conducted on 02.11.2011 at Collectorate Office, Raebareli, on 04.11.2011 at Collectorate, Allahabad, on 14.12.2011 at Collectorate, Pratapgarh.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The proposal  requires 21.492 ha protected forests.  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

ii)                 The project indicates cutting of 16609 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.

 

iii)               Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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)             Fly ash shall be used as agreed

 

viii)           All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the submission of the Stage-I Forest clearance at (i) above with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

4.27 Environmental Clearance for Rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing 2-lane to 4-lane of Lucknow-Sultanpur section of NH-56 Package-I in the State of Uttar Pradesh (10-82/2011-IA.III).

 

 The project road starts from km 11+500 (Amar Saheed Path crossing Lucknow) and ends at km 134+700 (Sultanpur), The project road is passing through plain terrain and falling in four districts namely Lucknow, Barabanki, Chhartapti Shahu Ji Maharaj Nagar and Sultanpur. The project road starts from  km 11+500 (Amar Saheed Path crossing Lucknow) and end at km 134+700 (Amhat village Sultanpur). This project road is passing through four districts and 111 villages namely Lucknow (18 villages), Barabanki (25 villages), Chhartapti Shahu Ji Maharaj Nagar (47 villages), and Sultanpur (21 villages). Existing Right of Way of NH-56 on Lucknow- Sultanpur section from km 11+500 to km 134+700 varies between 20 m to 30 m. The proposed Right of way varies between 24.5 m to 60 m. The proposed project corridor does not pass through any protected areas except 3.1 ha reserve forest area (from km 101+600 to km 102+000).

 Total required land is 562.8 ha. Total 215.36 ha is available land and remaining 347.47 ha land will be acquired (Govt. land 48.98 ha, Agriculture land: 296.7 ha, and non-agriculture land: 1.93 ha). Diversion of 3.1 ha reserve forest land is required. Protected notified road side plantation is 109.85 ha.  There is one 2 lane existing major bridge and one 2 lane new major bridge is proposed. There are 11 existing minor bridges and 12 minor bridges are proposed (2 new two lane minor bridges, 5 new four lane minor bridges and widening of 5 two lane existing minor bridges).  There are 231 existing pipe culverts in which 142 are pipe culverts and 259 are proposed (new construction 60, widening 109 , additional 8 pipe culverts). There is no ROB on existing road but one new four lane ROB is proposed in realignment.  43 bus bays, 2 truck lay byes, 2 rest area and 2 Toll Plaza with traffic aid post, medical aid post,  toilet and drinking water facilities are proposed.

13400 numbers of trees proposed to be felled. Some trees may be saved at site during construction if does not interfere in safe visible distance. Avenue Plantation shall be carried out as per IRC-SP-21: 2009 as per statutory requirement. 490 KLD Water (mostly surface water) for 400 days shall be required for construction including 25 KLD ground water for domestic purposes. Fly ash of Feroz Gandhi Unchahar, Raibareli Thermal Power Plant will be used in road construction as per availability. 977 structures will be affected partially/ relocated. 5400 PAPs will be affected due to proposed improvement. The compensation will be provided as per NH (Act) 1956. Water harvesting structures shall be as per IRC guidelines. Total estimated Environmental Cost is Rs. 6.00 Crores. Total estimated R&R cost is about 17.08 Crores and estimated total cost of the Project is Rs. 1038.66 Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 105th meeting held on 21st–23rd September, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.          Public Hearing was conducted on 29.12.2011 at Lucknow, on 30.12.2011 at Barabanki, on 10.01.2012 at CSM Nagar, on 11.01.2012 at Sultanpur Districts.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The project road passes through a pond at chainage 109.900. It shall be avoided.  

 

ii)                 The proposal  requires 3.1 ha reserve forest and 109.85 ha protected forests.  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

iii)               The project indicates cutting of 13400 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.

 

iv)                Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the submission of the Stage-I Forest clearance at (i) above with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.28       Environmental Clearance for Widening and improvement from 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Jabalpur-Rewa section of NH-7 in the State of MP from km.242.300 to km.438. 222 in the State of UP by M/s NHAI [F.NO. 10-2/2011-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for widening and improvement from 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Jabalpur-Rewa section of NH-7 in the State of MP.  The project road (NH-7) starts from Rewa km 242+300 and end near Jabalpur at km 438+222 in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Total existing length of the project road is 195.922 km and Design length of the project road is 199.75 km. Project Road passes through 147 villages, out of which 4 are in Rewa District, 92 in Satna District, 29 in Katni District and remaining 22 are in Jabalpur. The existing Right of Way varies between 16 m to 60 m. The proposed Right of way is 60 m. The total land proposed to be acquired is 666.63 ha (Private land -565.63 ha, Government Land - 84.12 ha and forest land - 16.88 ha).  The Project Road does not pass through any National Park and Sanctuary. There are existing 3 major bridges in the project stretch.One major bridge is retained for right of carriageway & additional two Lane Bridge has been proposed on realignment. One major bridge is proposed to be widened for Four Lane Configuration and one existing major bridge is abandoned and new four lane bridge is proposed on Realignment.

          There are existing 52 minor bridges in the proposed stretch and total 55 minor bridges are proposed( widening for 8  minor bridges, reconstruction of 8 two lanes , widening of 10 bridges to accommodate 4 lane, retain without widening-11, 18 new 4 Lane ). There are 261 existing culverts on the project road. Total 515 culverts are proposed (46  reconstruction, 145 widening and new 244 on bypasses and realignments, 80 new  culverts  for crossing of utility near junctions). There is one existing ROB in Katni Bypass.2 ROB are proposed in the project stretch. 76 bus bays, 6 truck lay byes, 2 rest area and 3  Toll Plaza with traffic aid post, medical aid post,  toilet and drinking water facilities are  proposed.  Fifteen bypasses have been proposed respectively at following locations Bela, Amarpatan, Maihar, Ghunwara, Amdara, Pakaria, Patharhata & Sabhaganj, Jukehi, Tewari, Chhapraa, Sleemnabaad, Dhangawan, Sihora, Jhujhari & Gosalpur, Gandhigram in the stretch.

          29000 numbers of trees are proposed to be felled. Some trees may be saved at site during construction if does not interfere in safe visible distance Avenue plantation shall be carried out as IRC-SP-21: 2009 as per statutory requirement. 800 KLD Water for 500 days shall be required for construction including 45 KLD ground water for domestic purposes. There is no thermal power plant within 100 km radius of proposed alignment.  2441 structures structures will be affected partially/ relocated. (Pucca: 859, Semi Pucca: 452, Kuchha: 1130).  9219 PAPs will be affected due to proposed improvement. The compensation  will be provided as per  NH (Act) 1956. Water harvesting structures shall be as per IRC guidelines with oil and grease separator. Total civil construction cost of the project is Rs. 1,510.13 Crore. The budget for environmental management work and operation phases is Rs. 10.65 Crore.The   total cost for Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 115.32 Crore.

 

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 86th meeting held on 14th -15th February, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.          Public Hearing was conducted on 26.07.2011 at Collectorate, Jabalpur, on 07.08.2011 at Collectorate at Rewa, on 18.07.2011 at Collectorate, Satna, on 23.07.2011 at Collectorate, Katni. 

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     There are various points raised during the Public hearing especially on the land acquisition,  lack of information to the public and reply  to those points is not satisfactory.  Proponent shall  provide the details / documents to the Public by way of consultation at sihora and the details shall be submitted.

 

(ii)  Examine the option -3 in consultation with the Town Planning Department.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.29   Environmental  Clearance for Widening and improvement of existing 2 lane to 4 lane of NH-7 and construction of Panagar Bypass including new Connectivity Link Road (NH) from NH-7 to NH-12A in the State of Madhya Pradesh( No. F.No.10-31/2011-IA.III)

 

        As presented by the project proponent, the proposed road starts from Panagar Tehsil in Jabalpur District and ends at Jabalpur Bypass at Junction of Bhopal road and construction of New Link road in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The proposed road starts from Panagar Tehsil in Jabalpur District and ends at Jabalpur Bypass at Junction of Bhopal road New Link road in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The project consists of following three parts for aggregate length of 37.4 kms: Proposed four lane Panagar bypass from km 438.222 to km 451.507 on NH-7,  Widening of existing two lane to four lane of NH 7 Bypass from km 451.507 to km 465.600, Construction of proposed of 11.4 km link road is proposed from km 476.500 on NH 7 at Jabalpur- Nagpur section to km 11.400 at Saliwara on NH-12A at Jabalpur-Mandla section. The project road passes through total 25 villages. 17 number of village are located in Panagar section in northern side of Jabalpur and remaining eight villages are aligned on southern section. Main settlements are Panagar, Umariya, Kusner, Bagheli, Maharajpur & Manegaon, Saaliwara, Katiyaghat etc.  Existing Right of Way of NH-7 on Jabalpur- Nagpur section from km 451.507 to km 465.600 is 60 M. The proposed Right of way is also 60 M in this particular Section. The proposed road of  Panagar Bypass is 60 metre.  The proposed Right of Way of Link road between NH -7 & NH 12A is 60 M. The existing and proposed project corridor does not pass through any protected area.  The total land proposed to be acquired is 152.66 ha (Govt land 20.91 ha, private land 131.42 ha and 0.33 ha of revenue forest). There is no existing major bridge on project corridor however 1 major bridge is proposed to be construct on NH-7 and 2 number of major bridges are to be proposed on Link road on NH-7 & NH-12A. There is 3 numbers of existing minor bridges on NH-7 and additional 3 number of minor bridge are proposed to be constructed on NH-7. Total 5 numbers of new minor bridges on Panagar Bypass and 3 numbers of minor bridges on New Connectivity Link Road are to be proposed. There are 30 Pipe culverts exist on NH 7 however 20 pipe culvers and new 4 Slab culverts are proposed on project corridor. 14 km of service road is proposed. One ROB exists on NH-7 additional one ROB is proposed at this location on the widened portion of carriageway. 1 number ROB on Southern Connectivity Link road is proposed. 1 pedestrian/ cattle underpass, 3 Grade separators, 26 No. of Bus-Bays / shelters are along with Toilet Blocks and 4 number of Truck lay bye alongwith Traffic Aid Post & Medical aid post are proposed.

 

        3130 number of trees proposed to be felled. Avenue Plantation shall be carried out as IRC-SP-21: 2009 as per statutory requirement.  320 Kl per day water proposed to be abstracted (from 224 kl from surface water and remaining 96 kl from Ground Water)

 

      There is no thermal power plant within 100 km radius of proposed project. Total number of 51 structures partially/ completely likely to be affected (Pucca 16, Semi Pucca 8, Kuccha 1, Wells 17 and Wall 9). Total number of 1026 PAPs is to be affected due to proposed improvement. The entitled and compensation to PAPs will be done as per NRRP 2007. Peak demand of water would be approximately 950 kl/day . Water harvesting structures shall be as per ISD code 14961 (2001) and BS code 8515 (2009). Total estimated Environmental Cost is about Rs. 5.00 Crores. Total estimated R&R cost is about 11.6 Crores and estimated  Civil cost of the Project is Rs. 381 Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 86th meeting held on 11th -12th May, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.      Public hearing conducted on 13.10.2011 at Patwari Training Center, Saaliwara, District Jabalpur.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

i)                    The proposal  requires 0.33 ha revenue forest.  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

ii)                 The project indicates cutting of 3130 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.

 

iii)               Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the submission of the Stage-I Forest clearance at (i) above with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

 

4.30   Finalisation of ToR for improvement and upgradation of Adityapur- Kandra Road of SH-40 in the State of Jharkand by M/s Jharkand Accelerated Road Development Company Ltd [F.No.10-114/2011-IA-III].

 

The Committee noted that in the widening of SH no eco-sensitive areas and hilly terrain are not involved. Hence it will not require prior EC under EIA, Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009.

 

 

4.31       Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2 lane with paved shoulder at Partapgarh - Padi section of Nh-113 (km 80.000 to km 180.000) in the State of Rajasthan [F.No. 10-117/2011-IA-III]

 

 

 

The starting point is Pratapgarh city (km 80.0) and end point at Padi (km 180.0). Existing length is 100 kms. Proposed length is 97.176 km. The road predominantly passes through rolling terrain (Approx 69%). Plain terrain (25 %) and balance about 6 % in mountainous terrain. The land use pattern of the project area is mostly agricultural. There are 58 villages along project road. It passes through Pratapgarh and Banswara districts. Main settlements are Suhagpura, Peepalkhoont, Khamera, Ghatol and Senawasa etc.  The project road does not pass through Wild life Sanctuary/National archeological and tourist importance. The existing ROW varies in between 10 - 50 m. The proposed ROW is 30 m for realignment and bypasses. Total land proposed to be acquired is 89.778 ha including 17.31 ha forest land (a). Pratapgarh district: PF (3.69 ha and RF (10.81 ha) (b). Banswara district: PF (2.72 ha) and RF (0.092 ha). Two bypasses at Banswara from km157.466 to 173.106 (12.660 km) and Ghatol bypass from km 133+736 to 137+814 (4.704 km) are proposed. Realignment for geometry improvement is in 7.994 km length. There are 4 existing major bridge. Total proposed major bridge is 8 (1 retained, 6 to be newly constructed and 1 major bridge on bypass). There are 39 existing minor bridges. The proposed minor bridges are 34 (6 to be retained, 6 to be newly constructed, and 15 to be reconstructed and 7 minor bridges on bypasses). There are 257 of existing culverts. 270 numbers of culverts have been proposed. There are 69 existing minor junctions. 72 junctions have been proposed in which 6 are major junctions and 66 are minor junctions.

There are 10 bus bays, 3 cattle under pass, 1 Truck lay bye and 2 Toll plazas have been proposed. Nearly 7,000 trees are estimated to be felled. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as IRC-SP-21:2009 as per statutory requirement.  Nearly 450 KLD water for 400 days shall be required for construction purpose. About 400 KLD water shall be drawn from Mahi and Jakham River. Nearly 50 KLD water for domestic use/drinking purpose shall be obtained from ground water sources spread over whole stretch. Rain water harvesting drains/ structures have been provided as per ISD code 14961 (2001) and BS code 8515 (2009). There is no thermal power plant within 100 km radius of proposed project. There are 82 partially affected structures and 32 community properties including 04 Temple, 02 Government buildings, 01 Schools and 01 water tank and 24 hand pumps will be partially affected. The entitled and compensation to PAPs will be done as per NRRP 2007.  Total cost of project is 285.68 crores. Estimated Environmental Cost is 3.92 Crores and R&R cost is about 5.95 Crores.

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

 

 

 

(i)     The proposal  requires 17.31 ha  forest land .  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

(ii)   It is indicated that 7000. nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

i)                    The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

ii)                 Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION (2.00 P.M - 5.30 P.M)

 

4.32       Finalisation of ToR for 2 lanning with paved shoulder of Kiratpur - Bilaspur Section of NH-21 in the States of Punjab/ Himachal Poradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-118/2011-IA-III].

 

      The proposed road starts from km 73.200 at Kiratpur in District Ropar in the State of Punjab and ends at km 134.500 near Bilaspur in Bilaspur District in the State of Himachal Pradesh.The project road traverses through total 27 villages. In the state of Punjab there are 9 villages and 18 villages in the state of Himachal Pradesh. 

 

      The length of the road is 61.300 km. The proposed length is 26.462 km. wherein widening of existing alignment of 12.732 km starts at 73.200 km and ends upto 85.932 km and construction of new alignment length is 13.73 km with construction of 3 tunnels (1.75 km, 0.65 km, 0.394 km). The existing carriageway varies from 5m to 7 m with paved shoulder (0.3 mto 0.9 m) and existing RoW varies from 24 m to 42 m. whereas the proposed RoW varies from 30-45 m. The existing landuse along the project corridor is predominantly hilly in the stretch of Himachal Pradesh and plain in Punjab Section. Agriculture area is 26%, Built up area 14%, rest is others. There are three environmental sensitive areas within 10 km radius; they are Govindsagar Dam, Gambhraula and Gambhar. The existing corridor there are 2 Major Bridges, 4 Minor Bridges, 5 Junctions and in the proposed improvement involves the total number 23 new bridges, 77 culverts, 5 junction improvements, 26 Bus Bay, 1 truck Lay Bye, 1 toll plaza, 3 Tunnels and 3 Pedestrian cum cattle under pass. About 2035 numbers of trees are likely to be felled. There are 276 trees are below than 900 mm girth size,  1752 total trees are within 900-1800 mm girth size and only 7 trees are more than 1800 mm girth size. Total water requirement are 4 lac  Kl. 80% from surface water and 20% from Ground Water. Total estimated domestic Solid waste generation is 14000 kg/day. Approx 1.1 Cr cum will be cut and 60 lak cum for filling of work. There is no thermal power within 100 km of radius of project corridor. Total civil cost for project road is INR 724.82 Cr, addition to this environmental cost is approx 7.5 Cr and R&R cost is INR 11.35 Cr, So, Total project cost will be approx INR 743.9 Cr.

 

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

 

 

(i)                  The project required 3 tunnel of 1.75, 0.65 and 0.394 km. The project required 4 tunnels of 2.84 km. examine and submit the stability of slopes,  control of soil erosion from embankment,  the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction.

 

(ii)               Examine and submit the details of Ventilation, drainage ,Noise and vibration management measures in the tunnel area .

 

(iii)             The proposal  requires 17.31 ha  Protected forest land .  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

(iv)              It is indicated that 2035. nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

(v)                The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

(vi)              Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

                    Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

4.33      Finalisation of ToR for widening and improvement of the existing 4 lane alignment of Solan Shimla section of NH-22 in the State of Himchal Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-121/2011-IA-III]

 

The project road starts at Solan at km 106.000 of NH-22 and ends at Dhalli at  km 156.507 (Design Chainage) of NH- 22. The project road passes through hill area. The entire length of project road falls in the State of Himachal Pradesh. Major settlements along the project road are Solan , Kandaghat, Waknaghat , Shoghi, Taradevi, Kachhighati, Shimla city and  Dhalli. The project road passes through Solan and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh. The total revenue villages in the entire length of alignment are 72.    The project road does not pass through protected areas e.g. National Park, Sanctuaries, and animal habitations. The project involves diversion of about 30 Hectares Protected forest land. The existing highway is 2 lanes. The project road is close to Kalka-Shimla rail line which UNESCO   is declared heritage Rail line. The existing RoW varies from 12 to 24 m. The proposed RoW is 45 m. The existing length of the project corridor is   66.930 km and total length of the proposed project alignment is 50.507 km. The existing road there are 3 minor bridges and 185 Culverts. The proposed number of Major/Minor Bridges/Viaduct and culverts are 22 and 240 respectively. The project plans to provide tunnels at four locations. It is also proposed for 15 bus bays, one toll plaza and 2 truck lay byes. The planned improvements are 4 lane divided carriageway in the entire length of 50.507 km. Two bypasses have been proposed at major habitations of Kandaghat and Shogi-Shimla- Dhalli. These bypasses have been recommended due to environmental and social considerations. The bypasses planned and their lengths are as follows: Kanda Ghat Bypass                                      -1.360 km, Shoghi-Shimla Bypass - 27.500 km. Realignments are proposed at few locations of existing alignment to improve the geometrics. Proposed safety measures include 2 to 5 m high breast walls at deep cut locations, 2 to 12 m high retaining walls at fill locations, junction improvements at all major junctions, blinker signals at all major intersections and road studs and hazard markers/delineators at intersections and curves. The safety features have been planned as per IRC: SP: 48-1998 - Hill Road Manual. The total land requirement for bypasses, realignments and widening of existing road has been estimated as 255 Ha. This land includes about 180 Ha private land, and balance 75 Ha government land.

About 6800 trees exist in the proposed RoW. However, bare minimum 6000 ( approx)  trees proposed to be felled for widening and improvement of four laning.  The water requirement during construction is estimated as 600 kLD for dust suppression, domestic consumption and construction. This will be taken from local streams/small falls. About 250 structures   completely and 100 structures partially to be affected. The NHAI shall compensate to the authorised owners as per NH Act 1956.  There is no provision of usage of fly ash as there is no coal based power plant in 100 km radius.  The avenue plantation will be carried out as per IRC SP 21: 2009 apart from statutory requirement.  Total project cost is INR 2300 Crorers (TPC). The EMP cost is INR 46 Croreres. The rehabilitation and resettlement cost is INR 115 Crores approximately.   

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

(i)     The project required 4 tunnels of 2.84 km. examine and submit the stability of slopes,  control of soil erosion from embankment,  the details of the tunnel and locations of tunneling with geological structural fraction, .

 

(ii)   Examine and submit the details of Ventilation, drainage ,Noise and vibration management measures in the tunnel area.

 

(iii)The proposal  requires 30 ha  Protected forest land .  Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

(iv) It is indicated that 6800. nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

iii)               The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

iv)                Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

 

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. 

 

 

4.34       Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane with paved shoulder of Kalyan to A.P Border section of the NH-22 from km 342.000 to km 442.000 in the State of Maharashtra by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-123/2011-IA-III].   

 

Project road starts from km 342.000 (at Gadhi phata meeting NH-211) and ends at km 442.000 (at Manwath Railway Phata), which is about 30 km (approx) before Parbhani town and is passing through major towns Majalgaon, Pathri and Manwath (in the districts of Beed and Parbhani). The project road passes through plain terrain and 44 villages of districts namely Beed and Parbhani. There is no Wildlife Sanctuary or National Park along the proposed road. The existing ROW varies from 25 m to 55 m and proposed ROW is 45 m to 60 m. Total Land Requirement is 394.299 ha, Available Land is 331.196 ha & Land to be acquired is 63.103 ha (Agriculture Land 61.578 ha, Built-up area 1.525 ha).There is no forest along the project corridor. No forest land acquisition is involved. Including existing structures, 2 major bridge, 14 minor bridges, 97 culverts,  40  bus bays, 2  truck lay byes and 1 Vehicular Underpass on Pathri Bypass have been proposed. About 1640 numbers of trees shall to be removed. Avenue plantation shall be carried out (as per IRC-SP-21: 2009) as per statutory requirement. 465 KLD of water will be required for construction. Fly ash will be used from the Parli-Vaijnath thermal power plant (about 50 km away from the proposed road) in road construction. Total 50 numbers of structures partially/ completely are likely to be affected. Total 1002 number of PAPs are to be affected due to proposed development work. The entitled compensation to PAPs will be done as per NRRP 2007. Water harvesting structures shall be as per ISD code 14961 (2001) and BS code 8515 (2009). Total Project Cost is 374.78 Crore, environmental cost is 4.5 Crore and R&R Cost is 9.09 Crore.

 

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

 

(i)                 No forests, Eco- sensitive area within 10 km

 

(ii)               It is indicated that 1640 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about 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.

 

v)                  The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

vi)                Submit the details of the road safety audit and plans for meeting the IRC safety requirements.

 

Any further clarification on carrying 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”.

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

4.35       Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane with paved shoulder of Sitaganj - Tanakpur section of NH-125 in the State of Uttarakhand by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-124/2011-IA-III]

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4.36      Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane with paved shoulder of Ganeshpur to Dehradun section of NH-72 A in the State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-125/2011-IA-III]

 

NHAI has requested to replace the above two projects by Environmental Clearance for Rehabilitation and Upgradation existing 2 lane to 4-lane with paved shoulders configuration of Lucknow-Raebareli Section of NH-24 B in the State of Uttar Pradesh[F.No. 10-84/2011-IA-III]

 

 

The proposed road starts from Lucknow at km 12/700 and ends at RaeBareli(Km82/700) covering 70 kilometres. The project road falls in Lucknow and Raebarelli Districts of Uttar Pradesh; The important habitations along the road are Kalli Bazar, Mohanlalganj, Nigoha, Bachhrawan, Kundanganj, Harchandpur, Ratapur. The project road passes predominantly through agricultural land 86% followed by built-up area 12% and water body area 2% within 10 km. The project area does not pass through any eco-sensitive area such as National park, wild life sanctuaries, Reserved forest with in 10 km area. The existing RoW varies from 12-48 meters. The proposed ROW is 26m - 48m. The project required diversion of 161 ha of protected forest land. The proposal is with CCF level in state Govt. Total 98 ha. land will be acquired for the improvement of project road. Out of 98 ha, 95 ha is agricultural land and 3 ha built-up land. The project road has 7 minor bridges out of 7 no, 5 no bridge new constructed 4-lane and 2 no additional constructed 2 lane, and 109 culverts, 62 no slab/arch/box and 47 no pipe culverts along the project road. There are 10 major and 141 minor junctions on the project road, which have been proposed to improve to 4 lane under proposed design. The existing road has two level crossings, one 2 lane ROB exist. Two ROBs have been proposed, one ROB 2 lane in adjacent to existing ROB & one ROB new construction 4 lane in lieu of level crossing. Footpaths have been proposed 63.689 kilometers at all built-up locations. One cattle crossing and  5  pedestrian Foot over bridges have been proposed along the project road. 50 lakh cum of fly ash will be used from Unchahar Thermal plant. Peak demand of water would be 1200KLD during construction, which are proposed to extracted from surface water (35%) and ground water 65%. Proposed safety measures will be undertaken as per IRC SP 44. Bus bays have been provided at 31 locations at either sides. Truck lay bay have been provided at 2 locations.

 

Total 13989 trees are to be felled for the improvement of project road. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as par IRC SP 21 2009 apart from statutory requirement. There would be 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. Budget for environmental management works Rs. 68.86 Crores). Cost for resettlement and compensation Rs. 5.38 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is Rs. 538.3 Crores.

 

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 95th meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.          Public Hearing conducted on 17. 01.  2012 at Collectorate, Lucknow and on 19. 01.2012 at Collectorate, Reabaeli Districts.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

i)                    The project indicates cutting of 13989 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)                 Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the clearances at (i)  above and with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

4.37       Finalisation of TOR for proposed new construction of State Highway Proiect in Jharkhand Chaibasa-Kandra Road by M/s Jharkhand Accelerated Road Development Company Limited (F.No. 10-61/2010-IA.III)

 

The Committee noted that in the widening of SH no eco-sensitive areas and hilly terrain are not involved. Hence it will not require prior EC under EIA, Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009.

 

4.38   Finalisation of TOR for proposed landfill site at Village Noah-Tehsil Bharatpur District Bharatpur Rajasthan [F.No.10-39/2011-IA.III]

 

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of landfill site at Khasra No. 966, 992, 993, 1681, 1766, 1756, 1887, 1760, 3103 Village Noah-Tehsil Bharatpur District Bharatpur Rajasthan. The total land are is 11.34 ha. The waste generation is 111 TPD. The design life planned is 30 years with the capacity of 59.29 TPD. The water table at the site is 5 – 10 below ground table.  The composting is being carried out near the site. The

 

 

Although the project is of Category ‘B’ however as the Bird Sanctuary is located about 4 km from the project site, it has been treated as Category ‘A’.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The project is only for disposal of Solid waste  and there is no comprehensive project for Solid Waste management

 

(ii)                The site is about 4 km from Bird Sanctuary,

 

(iii)             project Proponent shall explore alternate sites and come with at least three alternate sites..

 

 In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

 

 

 

4.39    CRZ clearance for proposed project for construction of outfitting jetty at Magdalla Shipyard at Magdalia, Surat, Dist. Surat by M/s ABG Shipyard Limited [F.No.11-53/2011-IA.III]

 

The proposed outfitting jetty as add on Facility with shipyard unit – II of M/s ABG Shipyard LTD. admeasuring 200 m in water front length of Tapi estuary is located along the coast of Tapi estuary in Gavier Village of Surat district, approximately 20 km from Surat city. It will provide  berthing facility to do the final alignment and other jobs on the newly built ships. The outfitting jetty will facilitate to berth the ships at a place with sufficient water depth where outfitting activities can be continued without tidal constraints.

 

The project site is located along the Southern bank of Tapi Estuary. The presence of marshy Intertidal zones and mud banks are dominant features of the Intertidal region of the study area. The villages in the close vicinity of the project site are Magdhalla and Gavier. The proposed location of the outfitting Jetty is in between the existing Jetties of M/s Ambuja cement and Magdhalla Port of M/s Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB). Premises of M/s ONGC is located just opposite of the existing shipyard on the opposite bank of Tapi estuary.

 

The jetty is planned to be transparent jetty on R.C.C. piles in the same line of existing jetties of M/s Ambuja cement and Magdhalla Port of M/s Gujarat Maritime Board. The proposed jetty will be located around 100m from M/s GMB jetty and 53.5 meter from the M/s Ambuja cement jetty. The proposed outfit jetty will be consisting of two portions, one on either side of a berthing facility for barges in between. The berthing facility for the barges will be 22 meter wide. Left side portion of the outfitting jetty will be of dimension of 88.8 meter in length and 9.0 meter in width. The right side berthing facility will be of dimension of 65.4 meter length and 9.0 meter width.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

i)                    Submit a copy of layout superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale.

 

ii)                 There shall be no repair / painting except fitting.

 

iii)               EMP / DMP shall be updated taking into the consideration of natural calamity including OM on Tsunami and submitted

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance after submission of the information at (i),  with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

4.40       Environmental Clearance for Widening and strengthening of existing 2-lane carriageway to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of the section Kanpur to Kabrai of NH-86 from km 7.430 to km 130.200 (total length 122.670 km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh (F. No. 10-9/2011-IA.III)

         

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves, widening and strengthening of existing 2-lane carriageway to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of the section Kanpur to Kabrai of NH-86. The project road starts at Kanpur (Km. 7.430) and ends at Kabrai (Km. 130.200) on NH-86 in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project road passes through Kanpur, Hamirpur and Mahoba districts. Total project length is 122.770 Km.  The project road passes through predominantly Agricultural area (83.27%) followed by Settlements (9.14%), Open / Waste Land (4.27%) and others (3.32%) on either side of 10km. The land use pattern of project within proposed RoW is predominantly Agricultural area (72.41%) followed by Settlements (23.02%), others (4.57%). The project road does not pass through any protected area/Wildlife Sanctuary/ National Park/ Biosphere Reserve, etc. and within 10 Km of either side. The proposed Land Acquisition is 5.946 ha (private land 5.25 ha and Govt. land 0.696 ha) and involves diversion of 36.795 ha. of protected forest land. The proposal for diversion of forestland is with MoEF. Existing ROW varies from 16 m to 41 m. The improvement and widening proposed to be restricted within existing RoW except at Toll Plaza location. The RoW at Toll plaza 80-100 m. There exists 3 major bridges, 14 minor bridges, 107 culverts, 4 major junctions, 138 minor junctions, service road of 1.1 km length. The project road is proposed with improvement of 3 existing major bridges, 14 minor bridges (improvement of 7 existing and reconstruction of 7 existing), 107 culverts (improvement of existing culverts), 11 major junctions ( improvement of existing 4 and 7 new construction), 138 minor junctions (improvement of existing). 1 RoB is proposed at chainage Km 25.645 to Km 26.480. Service road is proposed on either side of the project road for a length of 0.860 Km (from 41.100 km to km 41.960). 20 bus bays and 2 truck lay byes, 9.470 km of footpath,  2 Toll plazas (Km. 43.000 and 105.000) are proposed. Safety measures are proposed as per IRC:SP-44-1996;

10955 trees exist within proposed RoW, however, bare minimum 2394 trees are proposed to be felled for widening and strengthening of existing 2-lane carriageway to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC: SP-21-2009 apart from the statutory requirement. 314 KLD of water proposed to be abstracted from ground water for the construction of road. 78 no. of structures (completely 67 and partially 11) are likely to be affected. The authorized affected structures will be compensated as per NH Act, 1956. There is no provision for using of fly ash as no thermal power plant exists within 100 km. The total construction cost is Rs. 298.77crores. The EMP budget is Rs. 7.71 Crores and R&R cost is Rs. 10.50 Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 98th meeting held on 3rd -4th March, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing conducted on 04.11.2011 at Collectorate, Kanpur, 16.11.2011 at Collectorate, Hamirpur, 21.11.2011 at Collectorate, Mahoba.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

(i)      The proposal indicates diversion of 36.795  ha protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)   The project indicates cutting of 10955 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.

 

i)                    Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be provided. Water harvesting structures shall be located at every 500 mts along the road. Vertical drain type rainwater harvesting structures shall be set up to minimize surface runoff losses of rainwater.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

v)                  All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the clearances at (i) & (ii) above and with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

Recommended Projects:

 

5.1          Environmental And CRZ Clearance for the development of Southern Dock Complex (Multipurpose berths) and Oil Jetty at Paradiip Port, Orissa by M/s. Paradip Port Trust [F.No. 11-117/2009-IA-III]

 

                   The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held 15th –16th December, 2011 and sought the detailed plan with budgetary provisions for the CSR.The information submitted were examined by the Committee.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment and CRZ Clearance with the conditions recommended by the EAC in December, 2011 meeting, in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-II

General Guidelines

 

(i)           The EIA document shall be printed on both sides, as for as possible.

 

(ii)         The status of accreditation of the EIA consultant with NABET/QCI shall be specifically mentioned. The consultant shall certify that his accreditation is for the sector for which this EIA is prepared.

 

(iii)      On the front page of EIA/EMP reports, the name of the consultant/consultancy firm along with their complete details including their accreditation, if any shall be indicated. The consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the prescribed TORs (TOR proposed by the project proponent and additional TOR given by the MoEF) have been complied with and the data submitted is factually correct (Refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009).

 

(iv)       While submitting the EIA/EMP reports, the name of the experts associated with/involved in the preparation of these reports and the laboratories through which the samples have been got analysed should be stated in the report. It shall clearly be indicated whether these laboratories are approved under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the rules made there under (Please refer MoEF office memorandum dated 4th August, 2009). The project leader of the EIA study shall also be mentioned.

 

(v)          All the TOR points as presented before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) shall be covered.

 


109th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 9th  10th February, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants

 

 Expert Committee

 

1.     Shri Naresh Dayal                               Chairman

2.     Dr. M.L. Sharma                                           Vice Chairman

3.     Dr. Apurba Gupta                                         Member

4.     Shri V.G.Koshy                                 Member

5.     Dr. S.P. Bansal                                       Member

6.     Dr. H.S. Ramesh                                             Member

7.     Dr. Y. Basavaraju                                          Member                           

8.     Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                            Member

9.     Dr. Niraj Sharma (Rep. of CRRI)           Member

10. Shri Lalit Kapur                                       Member Secretary

 

MoEF officials      

 

12. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                     Scientist ‘C’, MoEF

13. Dr. P.V. Subba Rao                                  Scientist-B , MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from

M/s Greater Mohali Area Development Authority

M/s. Subham Developers

M/s Buildworth Realestate Ltd

M/s Agile Achievers & Developers Pvt Ltd

M/s. JNRC Institute of Medical Sciences

M/s Mars Entertainment Pvt. Ltd

M/s. Airport Authority of India

M/s MSRDC

M/s. Ultra Tech Cement Limited

M/s Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd

M/s Kannur International Airport

M/s SE (D&P) SNH, Orissa

Superintendent Engineer, PWD, NH-Circle, Bikaner, Rajasthan

M/s Karaikal Airport Pvt Ltd

M/s ABG Shipyard Limited

SE Road Transport, State of Uttar Pradesh

M/s NHAI

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