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          The Minutes of the 85th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 at Conference Hall, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.       Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 85th meeting of the EAC. The Member Secretary informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 84th meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 in New Delhi. He further briefed the Committee regarding various agenda items.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 84th Meeting of the EAC      held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          Minutes of the 84th Meeting of the EAC held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed as circulated to the Members.

 

3.      Consideration of old Proposals:

 

3.1           Amendment to the EC issued for development of shipyard – cum – minor port complex at Kattupalli, Tamil Nadu by M/s. L & T Shipbuilding Ltd. [F.No.10-130/2007-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, Environmental Clearance for development of Shipyard - cum - minor port complex at Kattupalli, Tamil Nadu was issued by the Ministry on 03.07.2009, wherein under specific conditions, sub-clause No. (vi) and (xviii), which are reproduced below certain amendments were required to be incorporated in the scheme of the project:

 

vi)                No dumping of dredging material in the sea shall be undertaken. In case sea dumping is required, integrated model study to be carried out to locate the dump site so that it does not cause any problem to Ennore Port.

 

(xviii)    There shall be no reclamation /dredging of areas.

 

          Further, it was clarified that about 8.5 million Cum of material would be dredged, out of which about 7.0 million Cum shall be used for reclamation. The balance quantity of 1-1.5 million Cum, which is mainly silt and clay material that cannot be used for reclamation shall be disposed off-shore. As per the study undertaken by L&T Ramboll, the site for off-shore dumping is identified at about 3 km north of the proposed harbour basin. The identified dumping site is a rectangular area within the co-ordinates of A-13019’22”N, 80024’33”E, B- 13019’27”N, 80024’00”E, C- 13020’11”N, 80024’41”E, and D- 13020’16”N, 80024’08”E. This study report also confirmed that the sediments from this site do not enter any of the navigational channels or the operational area of the Ennore Port as well as the proposed Kattupalli Port.

 

          With regard to condition (xviii) of the EC, it has been indicated that the project area would be reclaimed by using the dredged material, as dredging would be carried out to a depth of 15 meters. Hence requested for amendment to the conditions stipulated in the Environmental Clearance.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The details of combined effect on both the Ports (i.e. Ennore Port and Kattupalli Port) shall be carried out to monitor the impact of the post-dumping. This model study shall be carried out for a period of one year.

(ii)              A comparison between model study and actual dumping shall be carried out to examine the impacts both on North-East and South-West of the Ports and shall be submitted to the Ministry.

(iii)            No reclamation of the areas outside the Port limit and Buckingham Canal shall be carried out.

 

          The Committee recommends for the issue of amendment to the Clearance issued on 03.07.2009 with the above conditions under CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

3.2           Amendment to the CRZ Clearance issued for setting up of vessel traffic and port management system along the gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat by M/s. Atash Norcontrol Ltd. [F.No.11-85/2008-IA.III].

 

          The representatives from the Gujarat Maritime Board informed that as the recommendations of the Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has not been received yet, the proposal may be deferred.

 

          The Committee decided to defer the project and shall be taken up only after the recommendations of the GCZMA.

 

3.3           CRZ clearance for RO RO Ferry Service Project of Dahej-Ghogha Project at Gujarat by M/s. Gujarat Maritime Board [F.No.11-140/2008-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction and operation of RO-RO Ferry Service Terminals at Ghogha (21o 40” 38” N and 72o 17” 06” E) and Dahej (21o 39’ 45” N and 72o 33’ 44” E), Gujarat. No mangrove habitat exists at Dahej in the project site. Sparse and stunted mangroves plants (0.5 - 1m) exists at Gogha, hence, site is shifted at 21o 40- 38” N, 72o 17’ 06” E which is devoid of mangrove. Gujarat Maritime Board has 16 hectares of land at Ghogha and 14 hectares of land at Jageshwar (Dahej).  The ferry distance will be 77 km (max). The proposed project includes Berthing Jetty, Structure for pontoon, Access bund, Access trestle, linkspan bridge, Pontoon, dredging and land reclamation parking, passenger amenities, terminal connectivity etc. No cargo will be handled. The shore terminal works will include main terminal building, administrative building, workshop/ security, RoRo marshalling area, car parking and bus terminal.  About 1 cum dredging in Ghogha and 3 Cum dredging at Dahej is expected and is proposed to be filled in low lying area. The total cost of the first phase of proposed project is Rs. 171.00 Crores.

 

           SCZMA recommended the project on 28.07.2008.

 

          The project has been earlier appraised by the EAC in its meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009 and certain observations were made.  The proponent has submitted the information, which was examined by the Members.  During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 It was informed that the project site is about 54 kms. from Nahar village, which is identified as hotspot in the ICMAM report and also about 84 kms from shoreline and based on this the project proponent requested that a comprehensive Environment Impact Assessment studies is not required for a three seasons data.

(ii)              Submit a copy of oil spill contingency plan and Disaster Management Plan.

(iii)            The temporary colony shall be located beyond CRZ area.

(iv)             The Environmental Management Plan and Monitoring Plan prepared by NIO both for construction and operation phase as presented during the meeting on 25th February, 2010 shall be complied.

(v)                Containment bund shall be provided at the dredge disposal site identified by NIO and DHI (India) Water and Environment Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.

(vi)             There shall not be any movement of Ferry vessels within 500 m. during the movement of LNG vessels. 

(vii)           Mangrove plantation shall be carried out on an area of 15 ha. of land on each side along the coast in consultation with the Forest Department/MoEF/Gujarat Ecological condition.

 

          The Committee deferred the decision and the project will be taken up again for reconsideration after the site visit report of Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, Expert Committee Member, who is scheduled to visit the area in the 2nd / 3rd week of March, 2010.

 

3.4           CRZ Clearance for proposed reconstruction of an existing school building on plot bearing CTS No. A/761 of Bandra village, Bandra Reclamation Bandra (W) construction of ‘C’ Wing by M/s. Mumbai Education Trust. [F.No.11-30/2009-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves the construction of existing school building. The CRZ clearance for the existing buildings was obtained from the Ministry in 1996. The total area of the plot is 7066.30 sq.m. and total built up area of existing buildings is 17002.787 sq.m. and proposed built up area is 9775.00 sq.m. The proposed building will be 16 storeys with basement, stilt and 2 upper floors for parking. The water requirement is 157.5 KLD (existing) and proposed is 225 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 200 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 150 KLD and gardening 5 KLD. Solid waste generation is 700 Kg/day (existing) and proposed is1000 Kg/day. The total parking spaces are 78 (existing) and proposed are 91.

 

          The above plot falls in CRZ-II and on the landward side of the existing road. MCZMA discussed the matter in its 48th meeting held on 17th January 2009 and forwarded the proposal to the Ministry along with the detailed assessment of the project carried out by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

 

          The project was earlier appraised by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st - 22nd May, 2009. The revised project submitted by the proponent has been examined.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)          The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)       The demolition debris shall be disposed at identified and designated dump site. Prior permission shall be obtained from local body/municipal corporation.

(iii)                 The domestic wastewater shall be treated and reused.

(iv)      Necessary permission shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Authority for the construction of basement in the CRZ area.

(v)         Adequacy of parking facilities provided within the building /plot as per provision of National Building Code / standards practiced in Mumbai.

(vi)      Adequate fire safety measures should be made in the building premises as per the norms in the National building code.

(vii)           Proposal for maintaining the site free from dust and noise during operation phase, disposal of Municipal Solid Waste generated and the scheme for reuse of treated water from sewage treatment plant to be provided.

(viii)        The building with 16 floors with basement, stilt and 2 upper floors for parking is proposed. Certificates from concerned State Government authorities should be obtained on the following and submitted to the Ministry.

 

1.     Safety in evacuating children from the 16 floor building during emergencies such as fire, earthquake, etc. should be built with the project design.

2.     Traffic circulation and management near the school site (from the Mumbai City Traffic Police).

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

 

3.5           CRZ Clearance for the construction of Hotel at Plot bearing F.P.No.1211 on TPS-4, Mahim Division, Prabhadevi, Mumbai by M/s. Chaitra Realty Ltd. [F.No.11-66/2009-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of a star category hotel/business centre on a plot area of 21,489.30 Sq.m. The plot was earlier used as Hindustan Spinning and Weaving Mills Ltd., which was closed down and at this location no polluting industry or SEZ is permitted to develop. All around the plot is residential houses within 150 m. The total built-up area proposed is 2,14,644.83 Sq.m. (3 basements + 77 storeys). It is proposed to construct a 320 rooms hotel with 630 service apartments and 84 business centers. The total water requirement is 1580 KLD and the waste water generation will be 1035 KLD. (fresh water requirement is 1150 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 1343 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 504 KLD, horticulture - 127 KLD, and Air-conditioning - 510 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 2081 Kg/day. The total car parking spaces proposed are 4,614. Total cost of the project is Rs. 522.28 Crores.

 

          The proposal was also considered by the additional Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction and Area Development Projects in its 19th meeting held in the month of July, 2007 and 21st EAC meeting held in the month of September, 2007 and the Committee recommended the project for the issue of Environmental Clearance subject to obtaining approval under CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

          The proposal was considered by Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority in its 52nd meeting held on 14.05.2009. The above plot falls under CRZ-II as per CZMP, 2000 and the plot is towards the landward side of existing authorized buildings prior to 1991.  

 

          The project was put up earlier for appraisal in the EAC in its 81st meeting held on 29th – 30th October, 2009 and the Committee made certain observations. The proponent has submitted the information. A site visit was also undertaken by the EAC on 22nd December, 2009 and made certain recommendations.  The response of the project proponent on the recommendations of the site visit report and also observations made earlier by the Expert Appraisal Committee were discussed.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)              All safety measures shall be taken as per the Disaster Management Plan submitted.

(iii)            Adequate fire safety measures should be made in the building premises as per the norms in the National building code.

(iv)             The demolition debris shall be disposed at identified and designated dump site. Prior permission shall be obtained from local body/municipal corporation.

(v)                Proposal for maintaining the site free from dust and noise during construction and operation phase, disposal of Municipal Solid Waste generated and the scheme for reuse of treated water from sewage treatment plant to be provided.

(vi)             Construction of basements (3) shall be carried out only after the necessary permission / NOC obtained from Central Ground Water Authority.

(vii)           The parking calculations should be based on different uses like no. of rooms, banquet facilities and restaurants, etc. Also examine the alternative parking options, if three basements are not permitted by the Central Ground Water Authority in the CRZ area. Submit details. In any likelihood it should be ensured that the no. of parking being shown at present should not be reduced.

(viii)        Submit a copy of certificate from Department of Urban Development regarding change of land use.

(ix)            A clarification may be obtained from MCZMA in view of the earlier use of the plot for industry and now proposed for Hotel with a higher FSI.

 

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

 

4.      Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1           Environmental Clearance for developing a Cargo Handling Facility at Jaigad, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra by M/s. Jaigad Ports Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-55/2007-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of a Cargo Handling Facility at Jaigad, which is one of the 7 identified locations for development of port facility by State Government under BOOST Scheme. Jaigad harbour is located in Ratnagiri District at Latitude 17o 17’ N and Longitude 73o 14’ E along the southern bank of Shastri River. Approximately 110 NM south of Mumbai and 126 NM north of Goa. Generally rugged and steep cliffs of about 20 m are present. Average depths dredged upto 10m in channel. The proposed Location is inside Jaigad creek, well protected from monsoon winds and waves perfect potential for all Weather Port. Jaigad creek basin has adequate water depth available even under lowest tides and has well defined approach channel. Basin has natural depths for a required turning circle for easy and free movement of ships. Existing turning circle of 300 m. dia. planned for handy maximum size vessels for bulk cargo and feeder vessels upto 1000 TEU capacity. Dredging to achieve 10m in channel and 14m at berth pockets. Total quantity will be 2.5 million cubic meters. It includes dredging for navigational channel, sand bar (700mt X 200mt) and dredging near the berth pockets. Total cost of the project is Rs.292 crores.

 

          Reclamation to zero contour level is envisaged upto (+6.0 m). The material for reclamation shall be from the dredged material and the rest shall be sourced from the approved government areas in the vicinity, if required. Further, there are no mangroves or any vegetation present at the site of reclamation. There will not be any significant changes in the land use pattern because of reclamation and nor will there be any significant impact on water quality during reclamation.

         

          During Construction Phase 500 KVA supply is required while Operation phase requires 1500 KVA of supply. Standby Generator is proposed. Total water requirement will be 50 m3/day. Connection of water supply is from Gram Panchayat / Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran. Storm water drainage is proposed. Sewerage system connected to the drainage system of the project area.

         

          High Tide Line demarcation carried out by NIOT. HTL at the survey site was taken to be at +1.80 m (wrt MSL). CD is equivalent to low tide line is at -1.8 m from MSL. MSL reference was recovered from a permanent Bench mark situated at Jaigad Jetty. High tide line was delineated at level of +1.80 m and low tide line at -1.80 m from MSL. Cadastral map issued by local revenue authorities has been superimposed on the HTL demarcation.

         

          The project has been appraised by the EAC in its 70th meeting held on 22nd – 23rd October 2008 and suggested additional TOR along with public hearing under Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. The Public hearing was conducted on 14th July, 2009.  Major issues raised in the public hearing were employment, handling of material and flooding. The MCZMA has recommended the proposal vide letter No. MCZMA 2008/CR 15/TC II, dated 29.12.2008.

 

          It was informed by the project proponent that the ICMAM report identified Ratnagiri as hot spot, which is 20 km away from the project site.  Hydrodynamic studies were also conducted which revealed that the Coastal shoreline is stable in the area and there is no erosion as this is a rocky area, so a Comprehensive Environment Impact Assessment Study based on a minimum of three season data is not required as per Office Memorandum, dated 3rd November, 2009.  

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Shore line changes shall be monitored periodically (every 3 month for a period of 2 years) and a report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

(ii)              The cargo handling facility shall be carried out within the Port area. 

(iii)            Necessary funds shall be allocated for the construction / development of facilities like schools, hospitals for physically disabled under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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

(v)                All the recommendation of EMP/DMP shall be strictly complied with.

 

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

 

4.2           CRZ clearance for mining of rare minerals in Azhagappapuram village, Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Chandrakala Farm Products Private Limited [F.No.11-88/2007-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves mining of rare minerals in Alagappapuram village in Kanyakumari. As per the proposal M/s Chandrakala Farm Products have an area of 2.13.5 ha for mining bearing plot No.1125/3, 1125/4, 1124/4, 1098/4. The minerals to be mined are garnet, illiminite and rutile. The geological reserves of beach sands within the mine lease area of 1.94 ha have been assessed as 97,000 tonnes within a depth of 2.5m. The mineable quantity of beach sand will be approximately 90% of the geological reserves considering the losses in the formation of mine benches, pathways, storage yards, etc. Based on these factors mineable reserves will be 87,300 tonnes.  It is proposed to mine 15 tonnes of beach sand per day. Reckoning only 200 effective days mining operations per year, the annual production will be 3000 tonnes and the life of the mine will be 29 years. As the total mining area, mine depth and daily production are of such a small scale, the entire operation to exploit the heavy minerals are simple. It is proposed to follow a well planned excavation/mining scheme confirming to the mining regulations and environmental obligations.  Being a very shallow mine, the methodology of removal of the sand is very simple. No pre-mining operations are involved except removal of some scanty vegetation and extraneous materials, followed by slight surface scraping and leveling. No overburden removal is needed as sand is exposed almost at the surface.

 

          After the mining is carried out backfilling with the rejects of 47% of raw sand will be transported by trucks from the processing units for backfilling and restoring the mining area to the original state. As a part of EMP the back filled or reclaimed area will be covered with vegetation and coconut plantation. The water requirement of 200 litres/day will be obtained from existing dug well. The mineral processing unit will be located outside the CRZ area. 

 

          The project has been appraised by the EAC in its 60th meeting held on 27th - 29th December, 2007. The project attracts EIA notification, 2006 and CRZ Notification, 1991. The Committee suggested the additional TOR including public hearing for the project. Public hearing conducted on 25.06.2009.  

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit a copy of the recommendations of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority.

(ii)              Submit a copy of the CRZ map demarcating HTL/LTL superimposing the area proposed to be mined through an authorized agency.

(iii)            Examine and submit soil analysis report and impacts of mining upto a depth of 2.5 mts. No machine shall be used for mining activities.

(iv)             Mineral processing plant shall be located outside CRZ area.

(v)                Examine and submit a report from approved authorized agency to examine the depth of water table in the region and the impact on quality of water.

(vi)             Examine and submit the details to confirm that there is no degradation of ground water quality.

(vii)           Submit a copy of the certificate from the Babha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) certifying that the manual mining of beach sand is safe.

(viii)        Submit the details of the safety measures for workers to prevent radioactive impact on health.

(ix)            Submit details about transporting the mined sand to processing site and bringing back to the original site.

(x)               Submit details of Corporate Social commitments due to additional mining of sand in three districts.

(xi)            Submit the permission of concerned authority for disposal of tailing containing atomic wastes.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted to the Ministry.  

 

4.3           Environmental Clearance for Greenfield airport near Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh by M/s. Airport Authority of India [F.No.10-130/2008-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves setting up of a green field airport near Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. An area of 250 ha. of reserved forestland is proposed for the airport. Forest clearance has been granted by Ministry of Environment and Forests for diversion vide letter No.8-55/2008-FC, dated 03.10.2008. The proposed project site has number of peaks and deep ravines and the average height of the peaks is in the range of 100 to 150m above the NH-52A. Two seasonal streams are also running across the site. The proposed site mainly consists of vegetation, bamboo and big tree. Civil and mechanical works includes, new runway (1700mX30m), new terminal building (4105m2), parking stand (92mX80m), new ramp area (20mX20m), runway strip (1820mX300m), technical block cum ATC tower (676 m2), fire station category-V (1330m2), boundary wall (2.9m height around acquired land), electric substation (375m2), car parking area (4410m2 for 100 cars) and a small township. The total water requirement during construction phase will be 50-75m3/day and 50m3/day (maximum) during the operational phase which will be withdrawn either from Dikrong River or Karsingsa nala. Clearance for forestland confined to 250 ha is proposed but same will be compensated as per the regulatory requirement.

 

          The project has been appraised by the EAC in its 72nd meeting   held on 19th – 20th December, 2008 and suggested the additional TOR. EIA prepared as per ToR and conducted Public hearing. Clearance for diversion of the Forest area is obtained.

 

          During discussion, the following points are emerged:

 

(i)                 As the Airport site is located in the hilly terrain and there is a proposal of diversion of forest, it is suggested that necessary cross drainage of the airport site be built into the design of the project and runways shall be properly sloped to avoid over flooding of the surrounding area.

(ii)              The architectural design of the terminal building should reflect the local architectural style of the area.

(iii)            All the recommendations of Environmental Monitoring Plan / Disaster Management Plan shall be strictly complied with.

 

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

 

4.4           CRZ clearance for revised proposal for reconstruction of existing Hotel Sea Rock on plot bearing CTS No B-1150, B-1153 B-1155 & B-1156  at Bandra, B. J. Road, Band Stand, Mumbai by M/s. Elel Hotels and Investments Ltd. [F.No.11-128/2008-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves reconstruction of existing Sea Rock Hotel on plot bearing CTS No B-1150, B-1155, B-1156 & B-1153 (pt). CRZ Clearance was issued to the project vide letter No. 11-128/2008-IA-III dated 17.03.2009 for the reconstruction of 22 floors (262 rooms) hotel. The existing building has 19 numbers of floors and FSI consumed in the existing building is 2.49 (1 permissible and 1.50 allotted by Government in 1972). Location of the existing building is on the seaward side abutting the sea.

 

          Now additional 3 FSI has been sanctioned and it is proposed for the construction of 34 floors with 3 basements.

 

          MCZMA stated that as per the approved CZMP, some part of land under reference falls in CRZ-I and rest of the land falls in CRZ-II. The entire land is situated on the seaward side of the existing road. The concept of imaginary line cannot be made applicable in the instant case, as no authorized structures exist on the plots abutting the land under reference. However, construction can be permissible on the plinth of the existing authorized structure of Sea Rock Hotel only.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)          The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)              The entire land is situated on the seaward side of the existing road. The concept of imaginary line cannot be made applicable in the instant case, as no authorized structures exist on the plots abutting the land under reference. The proposed construction can be permissible on the plinth of the existing authorized structure of Sea Rock Hotel only.

(iii)            The details submitted and presented during the meeting does not clarify the exiting plinth of the hotel building. Submit a copy of the building plans – basement to upper floors, superimposing the existing building, building proposed with 2.5 FSI and the details of proposed building with 5.5 FSI. Also submit the cross section of the building indicating the levels with reference to road level and sea level and the existing plinth level of the building.

(iv)             The construction is permissible only on the landward side of the existing plinth. The proposal should be revised accordingly with the recommendations of MCZMA.

(v)                Examine and submit details of parking calculations based on different uses like no. of rooms, banquet facilities and restaurants, etc. Also examine the alternative parking options, if three basements are not permitted by the Central Ground Water Authority in the CRZ area.   

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted.  

 

4.5           Environment and CRZ clearance for development of LNG Terminal at Mundra Port, Kutch, Gujarat by M/s. GSPC LNG Ltd. (F.No.10-2/2009-IA.III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of LNG Terminal at Mundra Port. The Project proponent made a detailed presentation and indicated that the Environmental Clearance was issued to Water Front Developments of Mundra Port SEZ Ltd (MPSEZ). The present application is for the transfer of Environmental Clearance from M/s. Mundra Port SEZ Ltd. to M/s. GSPC LNG Ltd. It was further clarified that M/s. GSPC will have a 50% equity, M/s. Adani Infrastructure will have 25% equity and balance 25% will be of financial institutions. The LNG receiving, Storage and Regassification facilities will be established in the terminal. The proposed LNG jetty will be located to the south of the shore line and west of the proposed new container terminal at sea bed level of about -15 m CD, which would be sufficient to berth LNG ships up to 2,50,000 Cum capacities. The terminal shall be developed consists of two phases (Phase-I - 5 MMTPA of import, storage, process and transport of LNG and Phase - II-20 MMTPA of import, storage, process and transport of LNG).

         

            The project was earlier appraised by the EAC in its 73rd meeting held on 30th – 31st January, 2009 and finalized the additional TOR for further study. The project proponent requested for the exemption of public hearing stating that it was conducted by the M/s. Mundra Port Ltd., for which Environmental Clearance was issued by the Ministry and the above project is part of the total project of M/s. Mundra Port Ltd. The issue was examined by the EAC in its 79th meeting held on 27th – 28th August 2009 and the Committee after a detailed discussion, recommended to exempt the public hearing as it was already conducted earlier for whole of the project. The project proponent submitted the EIA as per ToR finalized earlier. The details were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit a copy of the recommendations from Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority.

(ii)              All the recommendations of Environmental Monitoring Plan /Disaster Management Plan shall be strictly complied with.

(iii)            Separate Clearance shall be obtained for setting up of 25 MW LNG based power plant.

(iv)             There shall be no hindrance to the fishing activities in the area.

 

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

 

4.6           Finalization of TOR for setting up of an Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility for the city of Gurgaon and Faridabad at village Mohabbatabad District, Faridabad by M/s. Faridabad Municipal Corporation [F.No.10-88/2009-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for setting up of an Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility for the city of Gurgaon and Faridabad at village Mohabbatabad District, Faridabad. Gurgaon and Faridabad are two prominent cities in NCR. However, both the cities till date lack basic infrastructure facilities such as management of municipal solid waste generated from both the cities.

 

          Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had identified a land in Gurgaon earlier for setting up a waste processing and disposal site near village Bhandwari, 16 km from the center of Gurgaon on the FaridabadGurgaon Road. Environment Clearance was issued for the site vide letter no. 10-34/2007-IA-III dated 22.01.2008.

 

          The proposed site is an abandoned mine area. Near by settlements are Pali and Nayagaon which are approx. 3 km. from the site and Asola Wildlife Sanctuary is at 9 km from the proposed site. It is located above 5 km from Bhandwari site on the same Faridabad – Gurgaon road. The total area is 30.09 ha. and land fill capacity will be 40,58,400 cum and the life of land fill will be for 22 years.

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

(vi)             Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

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

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

(ix)            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.

(x)               Submit a copy of the topography of the area.

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

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

(xiii)       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).

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

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

(xvi)         Examine the details of the design of the bottom layer based on the permeability of soil at the site.

(xvii)      Examine the details of the Traffic management with reference to transportation of trucks.

(xviii)    Shall comply with the regulation of the Municipal Solid Waste (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

(xix)        Examine the quality of hazardous waste, e-waste and bio-medical waste generated in the city and mode of disposal.

(xx)          Examine the depth of ground water table both in rainy season and non-rainy season. Monitoring of the groundwater around the site shall be carried out periodically to check the contamination if any.

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

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

(xxiii)   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 TOR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification.

 

4.7           CRZ clearance for redevelopment of property bearing CS No. 195, 200, 202, 210, 211 & 212 of Mazgaon Divison, Nawab Tank Road, E-Ward, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra by M/s. Bomanji Dhunjibhoy Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-115/2009-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves for redevelopment of property bearing CS No. 195, 200, 202, 210, 211 & 212 of Mazgaon Division, Nawab Tank Road, E-Ward, Mazgaon, Mumbai. The existing building is constructed prior to 1940 and is very much dilapidated conditions. The total plot area is 4349.34 sqm. 15 no. of trees required to be cut and 35 no. will be planted.  Water requirement is 71 KLD and source is MCGM. Wastewater generation is 62 KLD. After treatment 30 KLD will be recycled hence net demand will be 41 KLD. Rain water from the terrace will be collected in separate tank in capacity 16 KLD. The non-recyclable debris will be disposed in to the authorized site. Cost of the project is 43.23 crores.

 

          The building falls in CRZ-II, landward side of the existing road and MCZMA has recommended the project vide letter No. MCZMA 2009/CR 192/TC-3, dated 12.11.2009.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The site is close to the defence establishment.  Submit a copy of NOC from Mazgaon Dock.

(ii)              The entry to the school building should be from the 24 m. wide road side and not from the proposed side.

(iii)            Examine and submit the revised proposal providing the approach to the project from the wider road.

(iv)             Submit a copy of plan showing the layout of the existing building / garden area superimposing on HTL/LTL map.

 

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

 

4.8           CRZ clearance for redevelopment of Mariamma Sagar, Lower Parel Division, G South Ward, Mumbai, Maharashtra by M/s. Akshay Sthapatya Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-128/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves redevelopment of slum rehabilitation on a plot area of 20,500 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 64,778 Sq.m. The Scheme includes 5 rehabilitation buildings, 2 sale towers, 1 bridge across the drain and a museum. It was also informed that one six storey building and a transit camp was earlier constructed but due to some resistance at the site, the construction was stopped. The project will have 80 apartments for sale and 1041 units for rehabilitations. The total water requirement is 893 KLD (fresh water requirement is 583 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 800 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 293 KLD. 397 KLD will be given to Nehru Science Centre or Race Course. Total solid waste generation will be 2.34 ton/day (Bio-degradable – 1.06 T/day and non-bio-degradable – 1.28 T/day).

 

          It was also informed that the project has been cleared by SEAC in its 16th meeting held on 9th September 2009 and the proposal has already been submitted to SEIAA. The proposed site is in under CRZ-II area and landward side of existing authorized road as per the approved CZMP of Mumbai. MCZMA has recommended the proposal for the issue of Clearance.

 

          A complaint received by this Ministry on 22.02.2010 from Shri Raman B Jaibhawe, stating that “Prior Environmental Clearance” is required for present project under EIA Notification, 1994 whereas the application was submitted under EIA Notification, 2006 and SEAC has wrongly appraised and recommended the proposal.  Complainant also appeared before the Committee and informed that the work was started before the issue of Clearance. Project proponents got the Clearance only for 1041 units, whereas presently there are 1600 inhabitants and NOC from Nehru Science Centre was not obtained. 

 

           During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The proposed construction will be as per CRZ Notification, 1991 and FSI will be as per DCR 1967.

(ii)              A MoU/an Agreement will be signed with Nehru Science Centre / Race Course for accepting the balance treated waste water.

(iii)            As regards the complaint, EAC were of the view that the matter more appropriately comes under the purview of the State Govt.  Therefore, it was decided that the copy of the complaint may be sent to Secretary, Environment/Member Secretary, SEIAA for further examination and necessary action.

 

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

 

2nd Day:  26th February, 2010:

 

4.9           Finalization of TOR for installation of Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery System at GIDC, Nandesari, District Vadodara, Gujarat by M/s. Nandesari Environ Control Ltd. [F.No.10-1/2010-IA-III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of Common Solid Waste Disposal Facility at GIDC, Nandesari, District Vadodara, Gujarat. In July, 1998, NECL took permission of 22,000 sq.m. from GIDC for development of Common Solid Waste Disposal facility. The project comprises of common land fill and common incinerator facilities. The 1st landfill was commissioned in 1999. The common incineration facility was commissioned in 2001. NECL possess Consolidated Consent and Authorization (CC&A) by GPCB and is valid till April 2, 2010.

 

          The project is located within the existing facility of NECL, GIDC, Nandesari. The total area of the plot is 66,000 sq.m. Area required for PTDR is 7700 sq.m. The existing storage facility of NECL will be utilized for storage of hazardous waste.  The total water requirement is 100.64 KLD.  Waste water generation will be 73.02 KLD.  Waste water will be sent to CETP of NIA, Nandesari. The thermal energy generated will be used for de-water 15 KLD of aqueous wastes.  Solid waste generation will be 2.4 MT/day, which will be sold as a road construction material.  Total power requirement will be 750 KW x 2 streams.  The total cost of the project is Rs.22 crores x 2 phases.

 

          At present, two incinerators are provided for incineration of high organic content solid waste. (500 kg/hr and 200 kg/hr). NECL intends to install two units of proprietary Plasma Thermal Destruction and Recovery System (PTDR-500). In the first phase, One PTDR-500 will be installed which will process 410 kg/hr of industrial /hazardous solid, semi solid and organic liquid (non-aqueous) wastes in each unit. Using the energy-rich syngas, the project would dewater an expected total of 15,000 liters per day of liquid wastes. This PTDR facility will replace the existing incineration facility. The dewatered solids (1.5-3 MT/day) would be processed along with the other waste in the PTDR Reactor. This quantity has been considered in the 410 kg/hr capacity.

 

          The project proponents requested for the exemption of public hearing as the project is located within the existing solid waste disposal facility site.

 

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

           

(i)                 Submit details of pilot plant study report and views/ approval/ recommendations of CPCB/ Gujarat Pollution Control Board regarding the technology and the process proposed to be adopted.

(ii)              Submit type of industries who have approached or likely to approach and details of MOU/ arrangement proposed with them.

(iii)            Carryout inventories of the waste generation, in the industrial units planned to be covered.

(iv)             Examine the details of land use of the surrounding area and details of nearby eco-sensitive areas, if any.

(v)                Examine the details of road network around the project site and impact of the project on the Traffic.

(vi)             Examine the details of on line pollutants and their monitoring.

(vii)           Examine the details of monitoring of Dioxin and Furon, which requires to be built into the system on a long term basis.  Spell out the details.

(viii)        Examine the details of transportation of Hazardous wastes and its safety in handling.

(ix)            Submit the details of compliance of various conditions by the existing system along with valid consent orders for the incinerator

(x)               Submit valid consent orders of CETP.

(xi)            Submit MoU made with the CETP for the disposal of effluent.

(xii)          Submit the details of TCLP test report of Slag.

(xiii)       Explore the possibilities for providing treatment for Sewage or sending to CETP instead of disposal through  soak pit

(xiv)         Revise the water balance considering the recycling of treated wastewater.

(xv)           Submit the details of Air environment due to replacement of incinerator by plasma incinerator

(xvi)         Submit the details of location and capacity of DG sets.

(xvii)      Comparison of emissions standards off site risk assessment and emergencies.

(xviii)    Disaster management plan and emergency capabilities both off site and on site along with the copy of safety manual to be submitted to the Ministry.

 

          The Committee after discussion recommended for the exemption of Public Hearing since the project is proposed within notified industrial estate and within the existing site.

 

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

 

4.10      Finalization of TOR for establishment of Common Facilities for Treatment and Disposal of Common Effluent and Hazardous Solid Waste Facilities at KIADB Industrial Area, Sompura 1st State Dobaspet, Nelamangala Taluk, Banglore Rural District, Karnataka by M/s. Banglore Eco-Park Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.10-2/2010-IA-III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is to establish common facilities for treatment and disposal of hazardous solid and liquid wastes at KIADB Industrial Area, Sompura 1st State Dobaspet, Nelamangala Taluk, Banglore Rural District in Karnataka State to cater to the need nearby industries generating polluting or hazardous wastes. The company has also proposed to establish facilities for manufacture of pollution control equipments at the above location to meet the needs of industries and other establishments in the region.

 

          The proposed common waste treatment facility shall consist of Effluent treatment plant for treatment and disposal of Biodegradable effluent and Non Biodegradable Effluent, Incineration plant for treatment and disposal of Hazardous Solid Waste. ETP for biodegradable effluent will be treated by conventional methods such as neutralization, clarification, anaerobic and aerobic methods to irrigation standards. Non-biodegradable effluents will be treated by methods such as multi effect evaporation, crystallization and centrifuge. The incineration plant is designed for thermal treatment for disposal of hazardous solid wastes. The plant consists of primary chamber, secondary chamber followed by flue gas treatment system (scrubbing system). Hazardous solid wastes will be burnt completely in the primary & secondary chambers of the incinerator. The flue gases generated will be treated in scrubbing system.

 

          The total area of the plot is 16,188 sq.m. allotted by KIADB. Out of which, built up area proposed is - 4,920 sq.m. and green belt - 5,503 sq.m. It is to proposed to develop a Common Treatment Facility for Bio-degradable Effluent – 300 cum / day, non-bio-degradable effluent – 60 cum/day and common incineration plant – 200 kg/hr. The capacity of boiler will be 2 ton/hr at 15 kg/cm2.  Boiler fuel will be agro waste and the power requirement will be 125 KVA. The fresh water requirement is 21 KLD and source is KIADB. The total cost of the project is Rs. 4.9 crores.

 

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

 

(i)                 Evaluate the technology available for incineration and submit the justification for the selection of the Technology.

(ii)              Submit the details of inventory of the wastes generation category wise and MoU in proper model.

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

(iv)             Submit the details of HAZOP and Safety analysis.

(v)                Submit the details of characterization of the wastewater inlet and outlet.

(vi)             Submit a copy of the MoU with the operating units.

(vii)           Examine and submit the details of land use around the site and impact of the project on the surrounding uses.

(viii)        Examine the ground water quality and level of ground water table.

(ix)            Examine the details of wind direction and impact on surrounding area.

(x)               Examine the details of inlet and outlet water characterization.

(xi)            Submit Disaster Management Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan both for natural and man-made disasters especially with reference to fire because of the chemical storage facilities.

(xii)          As per Rule 18(2) of the HWM Rules, 2008 - The operator of the Common Facilities or occupier of a captive facility shall design and set up the treatment, storage and disposal facility as per the technical guidelines issued by the CPCB in this regard from time to time and shall obtain approval from the SPCB/PCC for design and layout in this regard from time to time.

 

          The Committee after discussion recommended for the exemption of Public Hearing since the project is proposed within notified industrial estate and within the existing site.

           

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

 

4.11      Finalization of TOR for widening of existing 2- lane to 4 lane from km 130.00 to km 188 of NH1A in Doda District of Jammu & Kashmir from Nasiri to Banihal, in the section of Udhampur- Banihal by M/s. NHAI. [F.No.10-3/2010-IA-III].

 

          The proposed project is widening of existing two lane road to four lane of NH-1A from km 130 to km 188. The above corridor falls in Doda District of Jammu & Kashmir (Known as Package – III, IV & V of Udhampur – Banihal Section) for a total length of about 58 km. No culverts/bridges are proposed as per the requirements, there is no provision of diversion of any water body. It was also informed that there is no wildlife sanctuary. Further, 57,700 number of trees will required to be cut and compensatory plantation of 3 times is proposed. The land acquisition for the widening has been completed. The total cost of the project is Rs.3687.00 crores.

 

          The project proponent informed that under EIA Notification, 1994 the project was submitted to State Pollution Control Board for Public hearing, which was conducted on 28.11.2006. In the meantime, Ministry issued EIA Notification, 2006 on 14th September, 2006. The present project is submitted for the issue of Environmental Clearance.

 

          Earlier, the project was categorized under Category ‘B’, because at few locations, land acquisition is more than 20 meters, but as per the amendment of EIA Notification, 2006 on 13.10.2007, all National Highway projects are categorized as Category ‘A’, hence, requires Environmental Clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forests.  

           

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

 

(i)                 The road is passing through steepest terrains and most complex geological conditions. Opinion on the design in respect of stability of slopes along the road should be wetted by the Geological Survey of India.

(ii)              The road is in a very sensitive area and likely to be used by Indian Army for their operations. NHAI should have consultation with the Director General of Border Roads Organization and Indian Army (Engineer in Chief Branch).

(iii)            There is a high demand for coarse aggregate in this region due to various construction activities (construction of Dam/Railway line etc.) leading to shortage in supply of coarse aggregate.  Therefore, quarry sites should be identified and approved by the concerned agencies.

(iv)             Number of road tunnels are proposed. Details of safety measures provided including lighting, fire safety etc. to be explained.

(v)                Details on plantation of trees (including fruit bearing trees) to be explained.

(vi)             Details on river protection measures wherever the road is crossing streams and rivers.

(vii)           Necessary permission shall be obtained from Forest Department for cutting of trees.

(viii)        Examine and submit the details of quantity required for making the natural gradient for widening and also the location of sand quarry with the necessary permission.

(ix)            As the entire road stretch is in the hilly terrain, proper drainage system should be proposed.  The drainage should be located at the bottom of the edge of the slope to minimize the erosion.

(x)               Submit the details of road safety and signages.

(xi)            IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

(xii)          Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.

(xiii)       Examine and submit the details of burrow area and rehabilitation.

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of the accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of vehicular under passes.

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

(xvii)      Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

(xviii)    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.

 

          Regarding the exemption of conducting fresh Public Hearing, in view of the Public Hearing already conducted on 28.11.2006 and looking at the present situation in State of Jammu & Kashmir, the NHAI may submit a justification to the Ministry for a decision.

 

          The EIA/EMP report should be modified incorporating the above observations and submit to the Ministry as per EIA Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009.

 

 

 

4.12      Finalization of ToR for 4/6- laning of Jammu-Udhampur Section including Nagrota Bypass and Udhampur By pass of NH-1A in the State of Jammu & Kashmir by M/s. NHAI. [F.No.10-4/2010-IA-III]

 

          The proposed project is for 4/6- laning of Jammu-Udhampur Section (9.7 km to 72.750 km) of NH-1A including Nagrota Bypass and Udhampur in State of Jammu & Kashmir. The project road is a part of NH-1A, which originates at Jammu bypass (km 9.7) and passess Sidhra, Khanpur, Kamini, Jagti, Dhammi, Panjgram, Ban, Sitleen, Jhanaakha, Suketar, Dayni, Jhajjarkotli, Mand, Tikri, Garnai, Malaad, Battal, Ballian, Rathain, Thanda-Padder, Karlia-Khalki, Sial-Sallan, Niwati, Barrian, Sangoor, Shajalta, Jakhaini and Udhampur. The terrain along the project road is rolling and mountainous. The project is passing through Jammu and Udhampur District J&K. The project passes through Nandni and Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuaries.

 

          Total of 304 ha including 153 ha private land, 53 ha Forests Land and 98 ha of State/Revenue land has been acquired. 3 bypasses, 9 vehicular underpasses, 3 cattle underpasses are proposed. 4345 trees to be cut and 13500 tree saplings will be planted. 4 Monkey ladders are proposed in consultation with the Forests Department for providing crossing facilities to monkeys. 4 tunnels in Nandini Sanctuary are proposed to prevent Wild life animals and 3.5 km long road will be abandoned within Sanctuary.

 

          The project proponent informed that under EIA Notification, 1994 the project was submitted to State Pollution Control Board for Public hearing, which was conducted on 07.10.2007 for Jhajhar Kotli to Udhampur section of NH-1A and 12.10.2007 for Sindra (Jammu) to Jhajhar Kotli section of NH-1A and the looking at the present situation in State of Jammu & Kashmir. In the meantime, Ministry issued EIA Notification, 2006 on 14th September, 2006. The present project is submitted for the issue of Environmental Clearance.

 

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

 

(i)                 The road is passing through steepest terrains and most complex geological conditions. Opinion on the design in respect of stability of slopes along the road should be wetted by the Geological Survey of India.

(ii)              The road is in a very sensitive area and likely to be used by Indian Army for their operations. NHAI should have consultation with the Director General of Border Roads Organization and Indian Army (Engineer in Chief Branch).

 

 

 

(iii)            There is a high demand for coarse aggregate in this region due to various construction activities (construction of Dam/Railway line etc.) leading to shortage in supply of coarse aggregate.  Therefore, quarry sites should be identified and approved by the concerned agencies.

(iv)             Number of road tunnels are proposed. Details of safety measures provided including lighting, fire safety etc. to be explained.

(v)                Details on plantation of trees (including fruit bearing trees) to be explained.

(vi)             Details on river protection measures wherever the road is crossing streams and rivers.

(vii)           Necessary permission shall be obtained from Forest Department for cutting of trees.

(viii)        Examine and submit the details of quantity required for making the natural gradient for widening and also the location of sand quarry with the necessary permission.

(ix)            As the entire road stretch is in the hilly terrain, proper drainage system should be proposed.  The drainage should be located at the bottom of the edge of the slope to minimize the erosion.

(x)               Submit the details of road safety and signages.

(xi)            IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & upgradation of road.

(xii)          Examine and submit the details of measures taken during constructions of bridges across river/canal/major or minor drains keeping in view the flooding of the rivers and the life span of the existing bridges.

(xiii)       Examine and submit the details of burrow area and rehabilitation.

(xiv)         Examine and submit the details of the accident prone zone and the mitigation measures.

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of vehicular under passes.

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

(xvii)      Adequate cattle passes for the movement of agriculture material shall be provided at the stretches passing through habitation areas.

(xviii)    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.

(xix)        The road is passing through 2 wildlife sanctuaries (Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary and Ramnagar Sanctuary). Necessary permission shall be obtained from the concerned Wildlife Department.

(xx)          Cutting and filling at different stretches of the road for widening from 12.2 m. to 45 m.  Blasting will also be required at certain places.  Examine and submit the details. 

(xxi)        It is proposed to cut 4345 trees, 3 times of the trees to be planted as a compensatory afforestation.

(xxii)     The entire stretch is located in a highly seismic zone – IV.  Also some of the stretch may be experiencing heavy snow fall during the winter season. Necessary provisions should be made for safety from avalanches and also from land sliding. 

 

          Regarding the exemption of conducting fresh Public Hearing, in view of the Public Hearing already conducted on 07.10.2007 for Jhajhar Kotli to Udhampur section of NH-1A and 12.10.2007 for Sindra (Jammu) to Jhajhar Kotli section of NH-1A and looking at the present situation in State of Jammu & Kashmir, the NHAI may submit a justification to the Ministry for a decision.

 

          The EIA/EMP report should be modified incorporating the above observations and submit to the Ministry as per EIA Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009.

 

4.13      CRZ clearance of construction of Jetty at Gandhi Nagar in Great Nicobar Islands by M/s. Chief Engineer and Administrator, A & N. [F. No. 11-4/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Jetty at Gandhi Nagar in Great Nicobar Islands.  The mega earthquake followed by Tsunami of 26th December 2004 caused extensive damage to life and property of great Nicobar Island. The only road connecting far flung settlement villages with the sub divisional headquarter got completely washed away. In absence of alternative approach to the southernmost villages (Shastri Nagar & Gandhi Nagar) even rescue and relief operation was hampered. Govt. has decided to construct jetty near the southernmost settlement i.e. Shastri Nagar, but due to tranquility conditions Gandhi Nagar, second from the southern end was found more suitable for this purpose. This site has advantage over the Shastri Nagar in terms of tranquility, being center point and being used presently as landing site by keeping the vessels at anchorage.

 

          Accordingly, a small RCC jetty founded on board cast in situ RCC piles with RCC decking by pre cast slab, having RCC piled and solid approach is proposed to be constructed at Gandhi Nagar, Great Nicobar Island. Solid approach to jetty length 20 m and width 6 m, piled approach to jetty length 306 m, width 5 m and berthing jetty length 50 m and width 17 m. are proposed. Estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1499.89 lakh. Quarry products will be transported from Port Blair and no sea sand will be utilized for the construction. Present place is being used for anchorage of ships and disembarkation and embarkation of passengers and cargo. The site is devoid of corals and mangroves.

 

          A & N CZMA recommended this project for CRZ clearance in its meeting held on 02.12.2009.

 

 

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 No beach sand shall be used for construction activities.

(ii)              There shall be no disposal of solid and liquid waste into the coastal area.

 

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

 

4.14      CRZ clearance for redevelopment of the property /bungalow known as Garden View on plot bearing CS No. 09/596 of Malabar Hill Division situated at Oomer Park along Bomanji Petit Marg, D Ward, Mumbai by M/s. Nihil Pratapari Gandhi Family Trust, Mumbai [F.No.11-5/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the redevelopment of the property / bungalow on a plot area of 720.74 Sq.m. The total built-up area proposed is 958.58 Sq.m. It is proposed to have 2 stilt floor and 15 upper floors with 6 dwelling units. The total water requirement is 5 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 5 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 20 Kg/day. The power requirement is 50 KVA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 24 ECS (lower and upper stilt, 1, 5 & 7 floor). Total cost of the project is Rs. 63.78 Crores.

 

          MCZMA has recommended the project vide letter No. MCZMA 2009/CR 10, dated 19th December, 2009. Project falls under CRZ-II. 

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)              Non-recyclable/non- reusable debris shall be disposed at the designated dump site.

(iii)            The domestic wastewater shall be treated and reused for flushing and horticulture purposes.

 

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

 

4.15      CRZ Clearance for redevelopment of residential cum commercial building at CS No.63, FP No. 875 of TPS IV of Mahim Division at SK Bole Marg, Mumbai, Maharashtra by M/s. Shri Nakoda Enterprises [F.No.11-6/2010-IA-III]

 

The proposal is to demolish the existing building and redevelopment of new building consist of wing A and wing B on a plot area of 1655 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 10,450 Sq.m. Wing a comprising of basement + ground floor for Rehab shop + 1st floor for part residential flats for sale + 2nd to 5th floor for parking and other amenities + 6 floor for parking & swimming pool and double ht. Still + 8th to 20th upper residential floors and wing B comprising of basement + ground floor for Rehab shop + 1st floor for sales flats + 2nd and 3rd floor partly for parking & partly or other amenities and Rehab flat + 4th to 20th upper floors for residential use. The rehabilitation units will be 25, 20 shops, a society office and 52 sale flats. The total water requirement is 58 KLD (fresh water requirement is 37 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 53 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 20 KLD, horticulture – 1 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 191 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1065 KW.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 82 ECS. The total cost of the project is Rs.20.19 crore.

 

          As per the approved CZMP land under reference falls under CRZ-II area and situated on landward side of existing road.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)              Non-recyclable/non- reusable debris shall be disposed at the designated dump site.

(iii)            The domestic wastewater shall be treated and reused.

(iv)             The car parking lift should be re-oriented and placed in such a way that vehicles may enter from one side and may go out from other side for easy movement.

(v)                Provision should also be made for static tank for fire fighting and it shall not be used for other purposes.

 

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

 

4.16      Construction of Group Housing project at Alangad Village, Paraveer Taluk, District Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. Sanchari Properties and Developers Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-53/2009-IA.III)

 

          The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent requested for postponement vide letter dated 19.02.2010.

 

4.17      Finalization of TOR for area development project with mixed use at Chillamathur village, Anathapur District, Andhra Pradesh M/s. Lepakshi Knowledge Hub Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-1/2010-IA.III)

          The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent requested for postponement vide letter dated 22.02.2010.

4.18      Construction of Group housing project “City Scapes” at Sy.No.2571/1-5, 2571/1-6, 2571/1-7, 2571/1-8, 2571/1-4-1, PTP Nagar, Vattiyoorkavu village, Trivandrum District, Kerala by M/s. Skyline Foundations and Structures Pvt. Ltd. (F.No:21-2/2010-IA.III)

          The project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.3866 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 21208.63 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 117 residential units (1 BR + study = 31 and 2 BR + study = 86) in 2 towers with 3 basements, ground floor and 14 upper floors. The total water requirement is 85.475 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 55.15 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 92 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 30.325 KLD; landscaping 4 KLD and nearby parks 34.89 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 234 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 630 KVA. The total car parking provided is of 129 cars + 95 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 28.097 Crores.

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       Examine and submit the details for the disposal of excavated earth          for the construction of three level basements.

(ii)      Re-examine and submit the details of drainage pattern of the site and surrounding area with reference to the contours.

(iii)     The project site is located 15 km. away from the Coastal area and   does not attract the provisions of CRZ Notification 1991.

 

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

 

4.19      Construction of Commercial Building “Maria Park” at S.No.143/10A2, 143/10A5, 143/10C, 143/11A, 145/7A, Village Edapally South, Taluk Kanayannur, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s. Unique Estates Development Co. Ltd. (F.No.21-3/2010-IA.III)

          The project involves construction of commercial project on a plot area of 17339.978 sq. mts. The total built-up area of the entire project is 53408.6 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 173 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 83 - KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 120 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 35 KLD; horticulture 6.5 KLD and AC Cooling 23 KLD & DG Cooling 26 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 926 kg/day. Total power requirement is 11,000 KVA from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 842 cars (lower basement-255, upper basement-223 and surface-364) + 76 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 85.9 Crores.

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Separate details have not been worked out for retail shopping, food court and business centre. The requirement of infrastructure will be different for different type of activities.  Re-examine the details and submit the revised proposal clearly identifying the activities and calculate the requirement of water, utilization of treated waste water, solid waste generation and disposal, power requirement and parking.

(ii)              Revise and submit the details of energy conservation and compliance with ECBC guidelines.

(iii)            Revise and submit the details of rainwater harvesting.

(iv)             Examine and submit the details of disposal of excavated soil.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal shall be reconsidered after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.20     Construction of Group Housing at Sy.No.75/15-1, 15-2, 15-3, 12, 13, 21-2, 27, 21-1, 14, 74/1, 2, 76/9 and 10 at Kazhakultam Village, Trivandrum District, Kerala by M/s. Skyline Foundations and Structures Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-4/2010-IA.III)

          The project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 1.0495 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 41119.07 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 240 apartments (1 BR + study – 96; and 2 BR + study – 44) in 3 towers (4 level basements, Ground floor + 17 floors). The total water requirement is 172 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 112 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 186 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 60 KLD; horticulture 6.50 KLD and nearby parks 72.82 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 480 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 1890 KVA from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 264 cars + 159 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs.61.934 Crores.

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit the details of disposal of excavated soil.

(ii)              Examine and submit details of drainage pattern due to cut and fill of the site and its impact on the surrounding drainage pattern.

 

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

 

5.      Recommended proposals:

 

          In the light of Ministry’s circular F.No. J-11013/41/2006-IA-II(1) dated December 8, 2006 regarding recommendations of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) after appraisal of Development projects, following proposals, in which Committee had earlier recommended the project for Environmental Clearance, subject to satisfactory compliance of some observations were put up with their replies and details submitted by them.

 

5.1           CRZ Clearance for reconstruction of existing building on plot bearing CTS No. 907, 907/1, to 3 907/4C of Village Juhu - Tara Road, Mumbai by M/s. Beachwood Properties Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-40/2009-IA.III].

 

          The proposal involves reconstruction of existing building on a plot area of 1,342.50 sq.m. There are existing old structures which are proposed to be demolished. The site is located in a well developed suburb of Mumbai. The land is on the seaward side of the existing road and falls in the residential zone. It is proposed to construct 3 dwelling units. The building will comprise of two levels of basement + stilt level + two levels of podiums for car park + 1st to 6th upper floors. Sewage treatment plant will be provided and the treated water will be reused for landscaping. Wet garbage is proposed to be recycled and reused as fertilizer while dry garbage will be disposed off for recycling purpose. The storm water drains will be constructed as per municipal specifications to collect the storm water from the paved surfaces, conservation, rainwater from terrace will be diverted to storm water drain.  Fly-ash cement is proposed to be used in the concrete work and all public areas will have CFL lighting for energy

 

          The project was earlier appraised by the EAC in its 78th meeting held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009. The EAC after examination called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in the 80th EAC meeting held on 17th – 18th September 2009. The committee recommended for the clearance. However, Ministry has called for certain additional information regarding evidence for the existence of building prior to 1991, the location with respect to CRZ, etc. The proponent has submitted the information.

 

          The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following conditions:

 

(i)                 The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)              The demolition debris shall be disposed at identified and designated dump site. Prior permission shall be obtained from local body/municipal corporation.

 

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

 

5.2           CRZ Clearance for establishment of Vedanta University at Puri, Orissa by M/s. Anil Agarwal Foundation. [F.No.11-38/2009-IA.III].

 

          The proposal involves establishment of a fully residential multi-disciplinary University having a capacity of 1 lakh students along with support facilities and township at Puri. The Project envisages construction of 2,73,68,959 Sq meters spread out over approximately 6,892 Acres in Puri, Orissa. The Government is in the final stages of transferring about 4,000 acres of land, acquired by it for the project. Balance land is in the process of being acquired by the Government of Orissa. The population expected to be housed within the campus is approximately 4.5 lakhs. Total water requirement during the operational phase will be 64200 KLD, the STP proposed is 51760 KLD, municipal waste generation will be 225 T per day. Final power requirement would be 530 MW. The total cost of project is approximately Rs. 15,000 crores. 

 

          The Proposal was appraised again by EAC in its 78th meeting held on 20th to 22nd July, 2009 The committee after deliberation recommended the project subject to incorporation of following conditions that the layout plan of the complex shall be superimposed on the HTL/LTL map prepared and demarcated by an authorized agency shall be submitted to the Ministry within three months.

 

          The project proponent submitted the map. Constructions proposed are beyond 100 m from the HTL of creek.  The details were examined by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the project for Clearance under CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

5.3    Environmental Clearance for proposed Treatment Storage & Disposal Facility (TSDF), & Common Hazardous Waste Incinerator Facility at Plot No. 18, GIDC Estate, Panoli, District Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s. Panoli Solid Waste Management Ltd. [F.No.11-17/2007-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of Treatment Storage & Disposal Facility (TSDF), & Common Hazardous Waste Incinerator Facility at GIDC Estate, Panoli, District Bharuch, Gujarat. There are around 250 units located in Panoli, GIDC Estate covered under small scale, medium scale or large scale. Presently hazardous waste generated in industries of Panoli, GIDC Estate is disposed at treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF), developed and operated by Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Ltd. (BEIL), Ankleshwar, (18 km away) and Gujarat Enviro Protection & Infrastructure Ltd., Surat (90 km away). To resolve the problem of member industries i.e. handling of hazardous waste during transportation and higher cost of transportation, Panoli Industries Association plans to develop a secured landfill hazardous waste disposal site for disposal of hazardous waste in Panoli, GIDC Estate located at Plot No. 18, GIDC Estate, Panoli, District Bharuch on a total plot area is 25,000 sqm, hazardous waste area 12,572 sqm, capacity 34,794 cum, incinerator area 800 sqm and green belt area 6252 sqm.  The total cost of the project is Rs.10.60 crores.

 

          The EAC in its meeting held on 19th - 21st April, 2007 suggested ToR, which was issued on 10.05.2007.  Public hearing was conducted on 11.10.2007. The proponent submitted an EIA and EMP which were discussed in detail by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st –23rd December, 2009 and raised certain points. The project proponent submitted the details which were examined by the Committee.

 

          During discussion, the following point emerged:

                            

(i)                 Present CETP is not meeting the standards. TDS, BOD and COD values and other parameters are not confirming to the consent to establish conditions of Gujarat Pollution Control Board.  Re-examine and submit the details with reasons of corrective measures taken to comply with before taking up the expansion of the project.

 

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

 

5.4    CRZ Clearance for redevelopment of existing - Dnyaneshwar Mandir - at CS No. 2/377 of Mahim division at Dnyaneshwar Mandir Road Dadar (West) by M/s. Puratan Vatavriksha Shri Hanuman Temple Trust [F.No.11-71/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves reconstruction of existing building and Dyaneshwar Temple up to G +2 upper floors. There are two existing structures: one is the Dyaneshwar Temple which is G + 1 part floor and second one is a building including G + 2 upper floors. Total area is 1839 sqm and the proposed construction is 588 sqm. Cost of the reconstruction proposal is Rs. 4.07 crores. 

 

          The land under reference falls with in CRZ-II and proposed reconstruction is on the seaward side of the existing road. Construction towards sea ward side should not go beyond the imaginary line drawn from the seaward side of the existing authorized structure on the adjoining plot.

 

          MCZMA recommended the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the certain conditions.

 

          The proposal was appraised by 79th EAC in its meeting held on 27th - 28th August, 2009. Further, Ministry asked the proponent to draw the imaginary line on the HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorized agency. Accordingly, the proponent has submitted the same, which was put up for consideration. The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 27th – 29th January 2010 and raised certain points. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following conditions:

 

(i)                 The height and coverage of the construction should be in accordance with the existing FSI/FAR norms as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991 and as per DC Rules, 1967.

(ii)              The demolition debris shall be disposed at identified and designated dump site. Prior permission shall be obtained from local body/municipal corporation.

 

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

 

5.5    Construction of Commercial complex at at Survey Nos. 178/1, 178/2, 178/3, 178/4, 178/5, 178/6, 180/3, 180/4, 180/8, 181/1, 181/2, 181/3, 181/10, 182/2, 182/3, 182/4, 182/5, 182/6, 182/7, 182/8, 182/9, 182/16, 182/17, 182/24, Block No. 13, Kundannur, Kanayannur Taluk, District Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. Colossal Projects Pvt. Ltd. (F.No:21-48/2009-IA.III)

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of commercial project shopping mall + office blocks + 198 rooms hotel on a plot area of 2.8676 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 90,230.54 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 3 towers (retail + office + hotel) in 2 basements + ground floor + 13 floors. It is also proposed to construct a multiplex of 530 seats and banquet hall of 150 persons capacity. The total water requirement is 436.70 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 228.33 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 472 KLD. Treated water for flushing 208.37 KLD; landscaping 6.00 KLD and HVAC 139.35 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1511 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 6500 KW from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided in 2 basements + 2 layers of mechanical parking is of 1040 cars + 270 two wheelers and space for 4 buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 234.94 Crores.

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 84th EAC meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010, wherein certain issues raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following conditions:

(i)                 All the recommendation of EMP/DMP shall be strictly complied with.

(ii)              The excess treated sewage shall be reused / used in nearby municipal gardens.

 

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

 

5.6    Construction of Group Housing at Sy. No. 243/2, 243/1-1,        243/1-2 Village and Panchayat Menamkulam, Taluka and      District Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Maars Property   Developers Co. Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-49/2009-IA.III)

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.7747 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 42018.30 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 2 towers (basement + 21 floors). The total water requirement is 229.25 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 151.50 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 247 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 77.75 KLD; horticulture/ landscaping 6.20 KLD and nearby parks 101.74 KLD Total solid waste generation will be 1511 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 1783 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 341 cars + 83 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 46.015 Crores.

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 84th EAC meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010, wherein certain issues raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 All the recommendation of EMP/DMP shall be strictly complied with.

(ii)              The excess treated sewage shall be reused / used in nearby municipal gardens.

 

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

 

5.7    Construction of Group Housing ‘Samrudhi Lakeview’ at Sy. No. 1875/1-3, 1875/1-1, 1877/1, 1877/1-1, 1875/4, 1877/2, Village Kadakampally, District Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Artech Realtors Pvt. Ltd (F.No.21-50/2009-IA.III)

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.8947 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 38776.57 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 230 apartments (1 BR + study = 210; 2 BR = 20) in 2 towers (G + 19 floors), Club and Swimming pool. The total water requirement is 168.25 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 110.50 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 182 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 56.75 KLD; horticulture 2 KLD and nearby parks 76.532 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 470 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 2500 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 253 cars + 24 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs.44.39 Crores.

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 84th EAC meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010, wherein certain issues were raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following conditions:

 

(i)                 All the recommendation of EMP/DMP shall be strictly complied with.

(ii)              The excess treated sewage shall be reused / used in nearby municipal gardens.

 

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

 

5.8    Construction of Group Housing at Survey No. 162/8, 170/1A, 160/2A 1B1 and 160/2A 1B, Nellikoda Village, Kozhikode Taluk, Olavanna Panchayat, Thondayad, Calicut, Kerala by M/s. Apollo Build-Tee (India) Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-51/2009-IA.III)

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of group housing on a plot area of 0.5668 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 25063.72 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 124.05 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 82.70 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 134 KLD. Treated water available is for flushing 41.35 KLD; horticulture 3 KLD and nearby parks 56.12 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 332 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 955 KWH from State Electricity Board (KSEB). The total car parking provided is of 183 cars + 183 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs.33.37 Crores.

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 84th EAC meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010, wherein certain issues raised. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 All the recommendation of EMP/DMP shall be strictly complied with.

(ii)              The excess treated sewage shall be reused / used in nearby municipal gardens.

 

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

                  

5.9    Development of SEZ for Pharmaceutical and Chemical manufacturing units at Sy. No. 215, 286/1, 286/2, 283/1 in Ch. Lakshmi Puram, 312/1 to 312/5, 312/10 to 312/12, 313/1 to 313/7 of Rajayyapeta, 19 (part), in Pedda Teernala, 117/1 to 117/3, 119/1, 119/2, 120/1, 120/2, 125, 126, 129/1 to 129/9, 138, 142, 150,215, N. Narasapuram Village, Nakkapalli Mandal, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Hetero Infrastructure SEZ Ltd. (F.No.21-641/2007.IA.III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of Pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (SEZ) on a plot area of 138.4 ha. It is proposed to develop 17 plots, which includes 4 plots for which EC was earlier issued. The total built-up area is 1,12,942.50 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 1.644 MLD (source – YLBC Canal). The total effluent will be 1130.6 KLD (trade effluent – 1040.6 KLD and domestic effluent – 90 KLD). Treated waste water to be used for boilers – 290 KLD, AC cooling – 424 KLD and washings – 175 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 96 T/day. The power requirement is 10 MW. Total cost of the project is Rs. 126 Crores.

         

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 71st EAC meeting held on 3rd March, 2009 wherein the project proponent requested for postponement. On his request, the proposal was put up again for consideration in the 72nd EAC meeting held on 15th April, 2009. The EAC after examination called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in the 75th meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009.  The EAC after examination called for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in the 84th meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 wherein certain issues were raised.

 

          The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following condition:

 

(i)                 Submit a clear recommendation of State Coastal Zone Management Authority regarding the disposal of marine outfall.

(ii)              The co-ordinates of project location are to be cross-checked with reference to the critically polluted area with a CEPI score of 70.82.

 

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

 

          The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 25th – 26th March, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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                   Chairman                               Member Secretary


85th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 at Conference Hall, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants

Expert Committee

 

1.                 Shri Nirmal Narinder Andrews         Chairman

2.                 Prof. M.M. Kamath                           Vice Chairman

3.                 Lt. Gen. Arvind Mahajan                  Member

4.                 Dr. S. Manjappa                               Member

5.                 Dr. H.R.V. Reddy                             Member

6.                 Dr. T. Anantarajan                           Member

7.                 Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran              Member

8.                 Dr. Chitrarajagopalan                       Member

9.                 Shri V.K. Mathur                              Member

10.            Representative from CPCB                Member

11.            Shri Bharat Bhushan                        Member Secretary

 

Special Invitees:

 

12.     Ms. Mili Mazumdar, Ex-Member, EAC for Construction Committee.

 

Supporting Staff  

 

13. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                    Dy. Director, MoEF

14. Shri P.V. Subba Rao                                       Research Officer, MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

1.       Representatives from M/s. L & T Shipbuilding Ltd.

2.       Representatives from M/s. Atash Norcontrol Ltd.

3.       Representatives from M/s. Gujarat Maritime Board

4.       Representatives from M/s. Mumbai Education Trust

5.       Representatives from M/s. Chaitra Realty Ltd.

6.       Representatives from M/s. Jaigad Ports Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

7.       Representatives from M/s. Chandrakala Farm Products Pvt. Ltd.

8.       Representatives from M/s. Airport Authority of India  

9.       Representatives from M/s. Elel Hotels and Investments Ltd.

10.     Representatives from M/s. GSPC LNG Ltd.

11.     Representatives from M/s. Faridabad Municipal Corporation

12.     Representatives from M/s. Bomanji Dhunjibhoy Pvt. Ltd.

13.     Representatives from M/s. Akshay Sthapatya Pvt. Ltd.

14.     Representatives from M/s. Nandesari Environ Control Ltd.

15.     Representatives from M/s. Banglore Eco-Park Pvt. Ltd.

16.     Representatives from M/s. NHAI

17.     Representatives from M/s. Chief Engineer & Administrator, A & N.

18.     Representatives from M/s. Nihil Pratapari Gandhi Family Trust

19.     Representatives from M/s. Nakoda Enterprises

20.Representatives from M/s. Skyline Foundation & Structures Pvt. Ltd.

21.Representatives from M/s. Unique Estates Development Co. Ltd.

22.Representatives from M/s. Skyline Foundation & Structures Pvt. Ltd.

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