Minutes

 

   The Minutes of the 110th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 5th – 7th March, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.      Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

The Chairman welcomed the members to the 110th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 109th Meeting of the EAC held on 9th –10th February, 2012 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 109th Meeting of the EAC held on 9th –10th February, 2012 at New Delhi were confirmed with the following additions under the item No. 5.1 for consideration of Building and construction projects from Haryana ( Particularly Gurgaon) in the minutes of the 108th meeting that:

 

HUDA should submit the details of historical Najafgarh Jheel area along with contours demarcated on a topo sheet to SEIAA/SEAC, Haryana for consideration of projects from the Zone VIII area of water supply master plan of HUDA (Particularly Sectors 104,107 and 110).

 

          Sector 95-105, Gurgaon being an overexploited zone, the SEAC/SEIAA, Haryana while appraising the project proposals involving dewatering of aquifer in this zone  shall also consider the ground water level and implications of dewatering etc.

 

In item No. 4.32   the proposal -Finalisation of ToR for 2 lanning with paved shoulder of Kiratpur - Bilaspur Section of NH-21 in the States of Punjab/Himachal Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-118/2011-IA-III]”, may be read as Finalisation of ToR for widening and improvement of existing 2 lane with paved shoulder to 4 lane.

 

In item ‘4.40 Environmental Clearance for Widening and strengthening of existing 2-lane carriageway to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of the section Kanpur to Kabrai of NH-86 from km 7.430 to km 130.200 (total length 122.670 km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh (F. No. 10-9/2011-IA.III)’ the nos. of trees will be 2394 instead 10955 trees.

 

In item 4.26 ‘Environmental Clearance for Widening and improvement of existing two lane configuration to two lane configuration with paved shoulders and augmentation to four lane of the section Raebareli to Allahabad of NH-24B, from Km 82.000 at Raebareli to Km 188.600 at Malak Harhar Chowk, Allahabad , U.P by M/s NHAI. (10-8/2011-IA.III)’, the nos. of trees will be 3976 instead 16609 trees.

 

In item No 3.1 ‘1    Environmental Clearance for Municipal Solid Waste Management facility at Swara, by M/s Greater Mohali Area Development Authority [F.No. SEAC/177-2010-IA-III]’

 

(i)           The location in the subject shall be read as Samgauli in stead of Swara.

 

(ii)          In para 2, “The capacity of the facility shall be read as 350 TPD including RDF processing facility of 200 TPD” in stead of “the capacity of the facility will be 450 TPD including RDF processing facility of 250 TPD”

 

(iii)        ‘Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2008’ shall be read as ‘Municipal Solid Waste Management and Handling (M&H) Rules 2000’.

 

(iv)         The cost of the project shall be read as Rs. 72 crores in stead of Rs. 60 crores.

 

3.     Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1    Nil

 

4.     Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1       Environmental and CRZ Clearance for development of sea port Simar at Chhara village, Junagarh District, Gujarat by M/s. Simar Port Ltd. [F.No.11-73/2009-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.2       CRZ clearance for up-gradation of existing Dock for ship building/ repairing at existing Bedi Port of GMB by M/s Parekh Marine Agencies Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 11-38/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves up-gradation of existing Dock for ship building/ repairing at existing Bedi Port. The proposed project has been allotted to proponent by GMB on Long Lease basis. The GMB has allotted total 52000 sq. Mt land to proponent for the proposed project. Out of this, 9000 sq. Mt area will be required for building, shed and other allied facilities. Existing site has a basin with berthing walls for vessels as well as a few godowns, on a largely plain level grounds. The berthing wall appears to be in good shape for most of the area, and have fallen apart only in a few places. The basin area was used in the earlier days for berthing of country craft and smaller vessels such as fishing trawlers. The area was used for loading and unloading of goods as is indicative from existing godowns and to cater to minor afloat repairs of small vessels. Bedi Port is located in Jamnagar district of Gujarat along the Gulf of Kutch where the tidal range at places is as high as 6.70 m. The proposed site, as shown in attached Figure 1.1, lies within jurisdiction of Bedi Port, a few kilometres from Jamnagar City. Existing road from Jamnagar City to the site is a sufficiently wide tar road. Existing 7 km. long creek that connects the site to the Gulf of Kutch is narrow and silted without much water at low tides, at many stretches. This would have to be dredged up to CD +0.70 meters.

 

          The prime concept is to create a facility which can be used for repairs of small/medium sized crafts, construction of small/medium sized crafts and fabrication of any shipping or industrial machineries which basically moves by sea. Thus unlike other shipyards being created for repair or construction of large crafts, Parekh Group propose to create facilities which are basically for small/medium sized crafts or medium sized industrial machineries as mentioned above.

 

The products of proposed project will be 6 New Ships building & 70 Vessels Repairing. The vessels capacity/size for ship building & repairing for the proposed project will be as tabulated below.

 

The proposed project would require total 50 KLD water as average during the operation phase. The water would require for hydro jetting, hydro testing, washing and domestic activities. The Hydro testing & Hydro jetting water shall be only utility water which will be recycled and after number of cycles it may be discharged in to STP (30 KLD) as it may only have physical impurities as the manufacturing process does not required any water there shall be no effluent discharged from the Shipbuilding yard. The treated sewage will be utilised for irrigation of Greenbelt area. The water requirement will be met by the Tanker Water Supply.

 

The Committee noted that the proposed facilities are within the port and includes port components viz dry dock, slipways, dredging etc., therefore the project shall be considered under EIA, Notification, 2006 also.

 

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

 

i)             The project require Clearance under EIA, Notification, 2006 also. Proponent shall submit Form-I.

 

ii)           Details of the project activities along with flow chart clearly stating the details of waste water/ air emissions and solid waste generated with characteristics and quantities.

 

iii)          Details of effluent treatment system, land available for disposal on land for development of green belt. Area allotted for development of green belt to be shown on lay out plan.

 

iv)          The proponent has to prepare the HTL/LTL map through an authorized agency in 1: 4000 scale, superimpose the layout plan of the project and submit. Proper coordinates shall be given on the CRZ map for field verification, as and when required. The CRZ map covering 7 kms around the project site shall be submitted. The CRZ map indicating CRZ classification including the notified ecologically sensitive areas shall be submitted as required under CRZ Notification para no. 4.2(i)(h). The authorized agency in the report shall clearly state the details of ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned in para 7(i) of CRZ Notification, 2011, if any with in the project area or within 7 kms from the project boundary.

 

v)            Submit the details of dredging sludge quantity quality in terms of its toxic metals (at least Cr+6, Arsenic, Mercury, and lead) and its disposal with quantity (reclamation/ dredging disposal site) If disposal is in sea, location, the justification for selecting such location, the dispersal of dumping material, its effect on marine environment, effect of fishes. Detailed  Dredging plan with mitigation plan shall be submitted

 

vi)          Submit the details of Hazardous Wastes generation and their treatment and disposal in accordance with Hazardous Waste Rules 2008 as amended.

 

vii)         Examine and submit the likely impacts to the Bird Sanctuary which is about 9.8 km from the site.

 

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

         

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

 

4.3       CRZ clearance for laying of marine water discharge pipeline and Mobile RO by Rashtra Uispat Nigam LTd [F.No. 11-60/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.4       CRZ clearance for Shipbuilding & Fabrication  Yard at Kava, Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s Efforts India [F.No. 11-61/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.5       CRZ clearance for construction of coal conveyor and cooling water system for the proposed Ennore SEZ Super Thermal Power Station by M/s Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd [F.No. 11-80/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of coal conveyor and cooling water system for the proposed Ennore SEZ Super Thermal Power Station. TANGEDCO is presently having about 1100 acres of land in Vayalur Village in Thiruvallur District for ash dyke of existing NCTPS. Due to efficient ash management, it is proposed to reclaim 500 acres of the above land for setting the proposed power project of 2 x 800 MW. The IRS, Anna University has demarcated the HTL/LTL.  The site is beyond CRZ limit.  The coal will be transported from Ennore Port through closed conduct coal conveyor of 4.5 km. Water 13,790 KL/hr will be drawn from the existing channel within the NCTPS complex coolant water – 10, 220 KL/hr will be discharged  in the existing outlet channel. The intake and outfall pipe line length will be 4 km.

 

The TCZMA has recommended the project vide letter dated 20.07.2011.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Examine and submit the impact on Marine ecology especially due to temperature and salinity.

 

(ii)          Temp and salinity of cooling bleed and mitigation plan to comply the discharge norms.

 

(iii)        Submit the details of the intake and outfall pumps, pipelines on the CRZ map of 1:4000 scale prepared by an authorized agency. 

 

(iv)         Proper coordinates shall be given on the CRZ map for field verification, as and when required. The CRZ map covering 7 kms around the project site shall be submitted. The CRZ map indicating CRZ classification including the notified ecologically sensitive areas shall be submitted as required under CRZ Notification para no. 4.2(i)(h) The authorized agency in the report shall clearly state the details of ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned in para 7(i) of CRZ Notification, 2011, if any with in the project area or within 7 kms from the project boundary.

 

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

 

4.6       CRZ clearance for construction of beach resort in S.No. 39/1A and 39/2A, Harumaskeri Village, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka by M/s Jatoyah Invesrtments and Holdings Ltd [F.No. 11-92/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.7       Revalidation of Environmental and CRZ clearance accorded for the development of Multipurpose Port at Rewas Raigard by M/s Rewas Port Ltd [F.No. 10-1/2007-IA.III]

 

The Environmental Clearance (EC) under the EIA Notification 2006 and CRZ Notification 1991 has been granted for the Construction of Multipurpose Port at Rewas, Raigad, vide letter no. 10-1/2007-IA-III dated 3.5.2007 and corrigendum issued vide letter of even number dated 8.6.2007. The present proposal is for extension of validity of the Environmental Clearance.

 

Rewas Aware Port is planned as a deep water all weather multi purpose port at Rewas Headland in the Alibag Tehsil, Raigad District, Maharashtra. The project is being developed under a Build, Own, Operate, Share, Transfer (BOOST) Concession Agreement with Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB), with Concession period of 50 years. M/s. Rewas Ports Limited (RPL) is the Special purpose vehicle for the development, maintenance and operation of the port, with MMB having an equity participation of upto 11% in the SPV.

 

The proposed port is located in the proximity of confluence of rivers Amba, Patalganga and Karanja creek, south of Karanja Fishing Harbour in Dharamtar Creek, at Latitude 180 49’ N, Longitude 720 56’ E. Initial phase of development comprises of construction of 13 berths to cater to the container, dry bulk, liquid bulk, automobiles and general cargo. Out of 13 berths proposed in Phase I, 10 berths are planned on Rewas side and 3 berths on Aware side. The Port will have a design capacity to handle 58.5 mill tonnes of cargo.

 

The port will cater to 6000 TEU container vessels at all state of tide and 9000 TEU container vessels with tidal window apart from bulk carriers. The approach channel to the port has been designed to be 300m wide with a depth of 14.5m below chart datum. The development has been planned suitably considering the conditions stipulated in the EC and the extent of land transferred/ being transferred by Government of Maharashtra, with in the framework of overall project area of 1328 ha on Rewas side and 80 ha on Aware side as approved by MoEF.

 

The rail connectivity to the proposed port has been planned as a 24 km double line DFC compliant rail link from Hamrapur station on Central Railway. The road connectivity will comprise of a 20 km long 4 lane road from Wadkhal on NH 17 upto the port. The road and rail line have been aligned alongside for a route length of 11 km from the port beyond which the rail line traverses eastward to Hamrapur and the road southward towards NH 17.

 

The Committee noted that there is a compliant from BEAG alleging that proposal considered and accorded EC by the Ministry and the ne which was recommended by the MCZMA are different, MCZMA suggested to shift towards southwest to reduce mangroves, more ITL, - commercial / residential development in ITL, No EIA for reclamation, As per EIA – destruction of 170 ha mangroves  whereas the actual is 3000 ha.

 

The proponent has clarified that the MCZMA has suggested to shift the facility to avoid mangrove areas. There will be no commercial or residential, golf course in the premises.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Submit the time series map to show that there is no destruction of mangroves,

 

(ii)          Submit the layout, land to be reclaimed  superimposed on the HTL/LTL,

 

(iii)        Submit the response to the various issues raised in the  complaint,

 

(iv)         Submit the details on shore line changes,

 

(v)          Update the mitigation plan taking in to consideration of the latest technologies and submit.

 

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

 

 

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

 

4.8       Finalisation of ToR for developing Integrated facilities within the existing Kandla Port at  Kandla by M/s Kandla Port Trust (F. No. 11-82/2011-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for developing the Integrated facilities within the existing Kandla Port at Kandla covering the Setting-up of Barge Jetty at Tuna, Development of Barge handling jetty at Khori creek, Development of oil jetty to handle liquid cargo and ship bunkering at Old Kandla. Kandla port is located at latitude 23001’N, longitude 17013’E on shores of Kandla creek.

 

The traffic handled at Kandla Port in the past years has been in excess of the existing handling capacity of the port. In this context, therefore it is envisaged to develop barge jetty for handling multipurpose dry cargo at Tuna & Khori creek and liquid cargo & ship bunkering at Old Kandla.

 

The capacity of the proposed jetties is 17.45 MMTPA and involves construction of wharf of 1000m x 12m on pile foundation and associated activities for barge handling jetty at Khori creek, construction of 500m x 12 m for development of barge handling jetty at Tuna and construction of wharf of 300m x 15m for development of oil jetty to handle liquid cargo and ship bunkering at Old Kandla.

 

Total land requirement will be 57.5 ha and belong to Kandla Port Trust. Total capital cost of the project is Rs. 793.61 crores.

 

The CRZ map for the proposed development is prepared by Anna University as per CRZ Notification, 2011.

 

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

 

(i)           Submit the status of compliance of various conditions of Environmental clearance and Consent orders. The EIA consultant shall review all the EC and CRZ conditions and give the status of compliance in a tabular form in detail.  Mere writing as complied will not be accepted.

 

(ii)          The proponent has to prepare the HTL/LTL map through an authorized agency in 1: 4000 scale, superimpose the layout plan of the project and submit. Proper coordinates shall be given on the CRZ map for field verification, as and when required. The CRZ map covering 7 kms around the project site shall be submitted. The CRZ map indicating CRZ classification including the notified ecologically sensitive areas shall be submitted as required under CRZ Notification para no. 4.2(i)(h) The authorized agency in the report shall clearly state the details of ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned in para 7(i) of CRZ Notification, 2011, if any with in the project area or within 7 kms from the project boundary.

 

(iii)        Submit the details of safety regulations applicable and as per OISD norms and its specific compliance.

 

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

 

(v)          Applicability of various rules and plan of action to comply the same as required under the provisions of MSIHC Rules 1989.

 

(vi)         Mechanism to comply the relevant MORPOL requirements.

 

(vii)       Submit the recommendation of the Gujarat CZMA.

 

(viii)     Comprehensive impact Assessment for the existing and future planned activities.

 

(ix)        Submit details of ecological study and likely impacts to the creek with mitigation measures.

 

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

 

(xi)        Submit the details of Mangroves supporting with the time series satellite imageries with the preservation plan.

 

(xii)       Submit the details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion.

 

(xiii)     Submit the details of Oil Spill Contingent Management Plan. Existing infrastructure and up-gradation, if required, shall be submitted.

 

(xiv)      Submit the details of the compliance with respect to the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 including collection and transportation. design etc

 

(xv)       Submit the details of Green belt provided and proposed with proper lay out plan.

 

(xvi)      A comprehensive EIA based on 3-season data and actual field measurements, appropriate modeling study etc shall be carried out. Comparison of baseline data with the earlier EIA baseline data shall be submitted.

 

(xvii)    Submit details of Environmental Management Plan for all the identified mitigations in a tabular form and Environmental Monitoring Plan with parameters and costs. The locations and frequency of monitoring under post monitoring shall be submitted with proper reasoning.

 

(xviii)  Submit the details of the fishing activity and likely impact due to the activity. Trend analysis of the fishing activity shall be compared with the earlier baseline data.

 

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

         

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

 

4.9       Finalisation of ToR for construction of Municipal Solid Waste Management facilities at Village Kaladur district, Gurdaspur, Punjab

 

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

 

4.10    Finalisation of ToR  of Hazardous Waste Management Facility Phase-II  of integrated Waste Management Facility in Karnataka at village Madanhatti, Dist Kolar, Karnataka by M/s SMS Infrastructure Ltd (F.No. 10-19/2012-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of an Integrated Waste Management facility at Madanhatti village in Kolar District, Karnataka. To ascertain the market scenario SMS IL undertook a survey for realizing the potential, availability of input material with respect to quantities estimated to be available in this region. This project will serve as a single facility for Hazardous Waste, Biomedical Waste, E Waste and Waste Oil Management. It will have various facilities such as Common Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility, Common E Waste Management Facility, Common Bio medical Waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility.

 

Proposed Integrated Waste Management Facility shall be divided into three sub facilities and each of the sub facility shall work as an Exclusive Waste Management Facility namely, Hazardous Waste  Treatment & Disposal Facility, Bio Medical Waste Treatment & Disposal Facility, E-waste Recycling & Management Facility.

 

Hazardous Waste Management Facility shall have Advanced Thermal Treatment Unit based on Plasma Technology with Heat Recovery and Power Generation as main treatment and disposal components. The entire Hazardous Waste Management Facility shall be planned on 27 Acres of Land. This unit shall have a capacity to treat 20 MTPD of Incinerable Hazardous Waste.

Secured Landfill Facility shall be spread over approximately 20 Acres of Land having a Total Landfill capacity of 1.4 to 1.5 Million Tones of Landfill Waste. The Landfill shall be developed in Phases.

 

Used Oil Recycling Unit shall have a total recycling capacity of 40 TPD. Hazardous Waste Co-Processing Unit will be designed to handle 30 TPD of Hazardous Waste. Bio Medical Waste Treatment & Disposal Facility shall have incineration capacity of 2.5 TPD of Bio Medical Waste and shall also have autoclave and other ancillary units. E-Waste Recycling and Management Facility shall have E-waste management capacity of 4000 TPA.

 

SMSIL have already initiated process of getting Consent to Establishment from Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for E-Waste Recycling and Management Facility, Bio Medical Waste Treatment & Disposal Facility and Hazardous Waste Co-Processing Unit which do not fall under the purview of EIA Notification 2006 (SO 1533) and subsequent amendments thereof.

 

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

 

(i)           Submit the justification of the Project. Project components and capacities shall be submitted.

 

(ii)          Critical environmental aspects with reference to proposed facilities i.e BMW, E-Waste Facility, Oil recycling and HW facility shall be identified.  Combined effects shall be discussed with specific mitigation plan.

 

(iii)        Submit the details of site selection criteria - CPCB guidelines along with the various sites examined based.

 

(iv)         At page no 8 of Pre feasibility report, it was stated that Waste bank for HW co-processing plant will be provided. Technical details and identified waste generators with justification shall be submitted. Action plan to comply the guidelines on co-incineration published by CPCB.

 

(v)          Site lay out plan clearly showing various units, green belt, laboratory, roads, vehicle parking, office building etc to be submitted.

 

(vi)         In the project report on page No 6, it was stated that SMSIL had already established Plasma Gasification Based HW Management facilities at Puna and Nagpur. Performance of the same shall be submitted with supporting data

 

(vii)       Technical details of proposed advanced thermal treatment of 20 TPD and secured landfill.

 

(viii)     Submit the details of the compliance with respect to the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 including collection and transportation. design etc.All the applicable rules shall be listed and mitigation plan to comply the applicable rules shall be submitted in detail.

 

(ix)        Action plan and infrastructure required to comply the PROTOCOL as prepared by CPCB for performance evaluation and monitoring of TSDF.

 

(x)          Submit the details of the compliance with respect to the provisions of Bio-Medical Wastes (Management, Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

(xi)        Submit the details of the waste generated, present mode of disposal as per the State PCB authorization etc.

 

(xii)       Submit the MoU made between member units along with responsibilities.

 

(xiii)     Examine the details of monitoring of Dioxin and Furan.

 

(xiv)      Submit a copy of MoU for disposal of ash through the TSDF.

 

(xv)       Submit the details of Air Pollution Control Measures.

 

(xvi)      Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment. Regular monitoring shall be carried out for odour control.

 

(xvii)    Water quality around the landfill site shall be monitored regularly to examine the impact on the ground water.

 

(xviii)  Submit details of a comprehensive Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster

 

(xix)     Submit details of Cumulative impact including Biomedical and E- waste etc.

 

(xx)       Applicable rules under E- Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 and action plan to comply the provisions.

 

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

 

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

 

4.11    Finalisation of ToR for construction of Passenger Ropeway project at Jammu between Mubark Mandi to Mahamaya & Mahamaya to Shahbad by M/s J&K State Cable Car Corporation Ltd. (F.No. 10-15/2012-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of Passenger Ropeway project at Jammu between Mubark Mandi to Mahamaya & Mahamaya to Shahbad. Land required are 1.404 ha for Peer Kho, Terminal-I, 2.83 ha of land for Mahamaya, Terminal-II and 0.725 ha of private land at Shahabad, Terminal-III. Out of 4.959 ha, 4.234 ha of Forest land required.  Terminals will have 2 floors with ticket counter, waiting hall, queue area, boarding and de-barding area for passengers, Toilets and other basic amenities, office rooms, 1st aid room and Staff room.

 

The site is within 10 km from Ram Nagar Sanctuary hence the project is treated as Category ‘A’. Terminal II and III alling in Bahu conservation reserve.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the road passes through Reserve forests land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          The site is within 10 km from Ram Nagar Sanctuary hence necessary clearance from National Board for Wild Life shall be obtained.

 

(iii)        The information should be provided about number of trees required to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iv)         Submit the details of facilities viz. administration building, restaurant, toilets, waste collection and disposal etc at Lower terminal and upper terminal including parking area.

 

(v)          Any litigation pending against the proposed project and/or any direction/order passes by any court of law against the project, if so, details thereof should be provided.

 

(vi)         Submit details of power requirement and source. Energy efficiency measures in the activity should be drawn up.  Also submit details of D.G. Sets along with noise control measures.

 

(vii)       Submit details on anticipated impact during construction stage and operation stage on the landslides, surface drainage etc., should be predicted. The existing surrounding features up to 1 km and impact on them should be addressed separately.

 

(viii)     Examine and submit activities associated with aerial ropeway construction and operations also give rise to associated hazards and accidents. It is therefore desirable that based on the categories of hazards prevailing at the project site, risk assessment may be carried out by specialists in the field and recommendations may be implemented. Risk assessment should be carried out for seismicity, slope stability, soil erodibility, and flood hazard.

 

(ix)        Submit Certificate from the competent authorities for safety of ropeway and its monitoring.

 

(x)          Submit details of safety signages at the nearby roads.

 

(xi)        Provide Summary matrix of environmental monitoring, during construction and operation stage and provide Disaster Management Plan must include emergency planning, emergency procedures, and details on safety measures adopted for the ropeway.

 

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

         

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

 

4.12    Finalisation of ToR  for the proposed Integrated Common Hazardous Waste Management Facility with common Incinerator at plot No.D2/CH/135, 136, within Notified Industrial Estate, Dahej II Industrial Estate, Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s Saurashtra Enviro Projects Pvt. Ltd (F.No. 10-16/2012-IA.III)

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal is for development of Integrated Common Hazardous Waste Management Facility with common Incinerator at plot No.D2/CH/135, 136, within Notified Industrial Estate, Dahej II Industrial Estate, Bharuch, Gujarat. The capacity of 10 Million Kcal/hour (Two incineration each having capacity of 5 MKcal/hour), Forced Evaporation system (Stand alone and waste heat recovery system) with capacity of 11.5 KL/hour and other additional facilities of neutralization plant, Blending unit, pyrolysis, laboratory, weigh bridge etc at Plot no. D2/ CH/ 135, 136, Dahej II Industrial Estate, Notified Gujarat industrial estate, Bharuch, Gujarat. The total land area is 23520 sq m. The total project cost is Rs. 35 crores. The site is well connected with road and rail network. The nearest village is Vadadla at distance of 2 Km and the nearest town is Dahej located at distance of 8 Km. There is no national park, sanctuary and heritage site in surrounding 10 Km radius.

 

Source of water would be GIDC water and allocation for same is obtained. The water consumption for the proposed project is 50 m3/day and the major waste water generation will be from washing, scrubber bleed and domestic waste water; which will be 20 m3/day. The industrial waste water generated will be discharged through forced evaporation. The domestic waste water will be discharged in septic tank and soak pit.

 

          Air quencher, Liquid quencher, Cyclone, Multicyclone, ID Fan, 1st stage scrubbing – Water, 2nd stage scrubbing – Alkaline, Mist eliminator and ID Fan are the air pollution control equipment attached to incineration stack with height of 32 m. Cyclone – 2 nos. and Scrubber will be installed to the stacks of forced evaporation system with height of 32 m. Ash from incineration process and salt generated from forced evaporation system are the source of hazardous waste generated from the proposed project. Ash from incineration process and salt from forced evaporation system shall be send to approved land fill site whereas containers shall be sold to approved recyclers.

 

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

 

i)             Submit the details of site selection criteria - CPCB guidelines along with the various sites examined

 

ii)           Alternative technologies considered before selecting incineration system. Technical details along with efficiency of the proposed incinerator and cost of the incinerator.

 

(i)           Submit the details of the compliance with respect to the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 including collection, storage,  and transportation, treatment and disposal etc All the applicable rules shall be listed and mitigation plan to comply the applicable rules shall be submitted in detail.

 

(ii)          Action plan and infrastructure required to comply the PROTOCOL as prepared by CPCB for performance evaluation and monitoring of TSDF.

 

 

iii)          Submit the details of the waste generated, present mode of disposal as per the State PCB authorization etc.

 

iv)          Submit the MoU made between member units along with responsibilities.

 

v)            Examine the details of monitoring of Dioxin and Furan.

 

vi)          Submit a copy of MoU for disposal of ash through the TSDF.

 

vii)         Submit the details of treatment and disposal of waste water from the scrubber.

 

viii)       Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment. Regular monitoring shall be carried out for odour control.

 

ix)          Submit details of a comprehensive Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster.

 

x)            Page No 2-31 of PFR – It was stated that Rs 1.0 crore was allotted for water pollution control. Details shall be submitted.

 

xi)          Page No 2-31 of PFR – It was stated that Rs20.00 lakhs was allotted for Socio economic activities. Details shall be submitted.

 

xii)        Site lay out clearly showing facilities, green belt, laboratory, vehicle parking etc shall be submitted.

 

The Committee exempted the project from conducting PH since the site is located in the notified industrial area.

 

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

 

4.13    Finalisation of ToR for proposed 12.5 MLD CETP at GIDC Sarigam, District- Valsad, Gujarat by M/s Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation [F.No. 10-17/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of 12.5 MLD CETP at GIDC Sarigam, District- Valsad, Gujarat. GIDC an Industrial Development Organization of the State Government has developed about 400 hectares of land at GIDC Sarigam Industrial Estate, Dist Valsad, Gujarat. There are about 540 units in GIDC Sarigam, 86 % of them are SSI units. Also various type of industries include chemical , pharmaceutical, pesticide, dyes and dyes intermediates, metal/ metal processing units, textile processing units, rubber, paper mills, plastic , engineering and other miscellaneous industries. Looking to the pace of development, quantum of SSI being very large, current effluent and projected effluent load, there is a need of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) of capacity 12.5 MLD. Design capacity: 15 MLD. (2 Batteries of 7.5MLD each) is required to be designed, constructed and commissioned and O&M to be done

 

Based on the survey carried out, the design inlet norms of CETP are 6.5 – 8.5 pH, 1000 mg/l BOD, 3000 mg/lit COD and 100 TO 150 mg/lit ammoniacal nitrogen. The plant is to be so designed to meet the outlet norms for discharge in Marine /Costal area , Ph 6.5 – 8.5, BOD 100 mg/lit, COD 250 mg/lit, Ammoniacal nitrogen at 50 mg/lit.

 

GIDC Sarigam has underground pipe line system for the disposal of effluent from industries. There are five number of pumping stations installed by GIDC which collects effluent from five regions of the Industrial Estate, and pumps the effluent into final pumping station, from which the effluent is currently pumped into 800 mm dia, 12.5 km long HDPE effluent drainage pipe line for the disposal of effluent into Arabian Sea near Tadgam, Taluka Umbergaon, Dist Valsad, through diffusers. CRZ clearance for this pipeline was obtained from Department of Environment and Forest, Gandhinagar by letter no.ENV – 1096 –GIDC – 10800 –P dated December 3 1998.

 

The treatability study of the effluent on laboratory scale and pilot plant (1000 liters/day) has been carried out to decide about mode of treatment parameters for the effective removal of pollutants so as to achieve desired results.

 

The proposed CETP consists of primary, secondary and tertiary treatment system, to be controlled by PLC SCADA system for better control of effluent parameters in energy efficient manner.

 

30 TPA of oil from the machineries/ CETP, 70 TPA of discarded containers, 16.5 TPA of Grit, 2503 TPA of waste from CETP will be generated. Used oil shall be sold to registered re-refiner; discarded containers shall be reused for packing of solid waste.  ETP waste, into TSDF, of M/S VWEMCL, Vapi. & BEIL, Ankleshwar. Each category of waste will be stored in segregated area in covered storage shed with chemical proof flooring and R.C.C. boundary wall to prevent a leaching due to rain during monsoon. Leachate collection system will be provided which is connected to ETP inlet. The Land required for the project is 100000 m2, Cost of the project including land is Rs. 77.2 crores.

 

Water Requirement is 45 m3/day and the Source is Water Supply Scheme of GIDC Sarigam. Since the project is located within 10 kms of union territory of Dam and DNH, the project is treated as Category ‘A’.

 

 

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

 

(i)                 Submit the justification of CETP with required factual data including basis for calculating the CETP capacity. The details of the existing industries and the consented effluent loads / disposal point as per the consents issued by SPCB, List of industries who are willing to become members in the CETP along with the loads shall be submitted.

 

(ii)               Submit the justification for selecting the site.

 

(iii)             Submit details of legal responsibilities of CETP and Member Industries.

 

(iv)             Submit details of applicable norms for member units under the E(P) Act 1986 and measures to conform to the standards.

 

(v)               Details of the industries for which CETP facility is proposed including raw materials used and production capacities.

 

(vi)             Submit member industry details - waste water quantity, characteristics - stream wise, storage facilities at member unit level, pre-treatment details and mode of transportation.

 

(vii)           Submit details of treatability studies undertaken to establish the recovery of chemicals and their quantity and purity.

 

(viii)         Design details of the unit operation of ETP units with performance levels.

 

(ix)             Monitoring protocol and facilities required to monitor the inlet and outlet of CETP. Specific parameters for which online monitoring proposed shall be discussed.

 

(x)               Special precautions for handling/storage of HW during the rainy days.

 

(xi)             Submit details of capital cost & operation cost and mode of finance.

 

(xii)           Submit a map showing the location of member industries identified and CETP and final disposal point of CETP.

 

(xiii)         The MoU between CETP and member units shall indicate the maximum quantity of effluent to be sent to the CETP along with the quality.

 

(xiv)         Suitable meters shall be provided to measure the quantity of effluent received, quantity of effluent recycled/ reused and discharged with the method of disposal.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit details of sludge generation and method of disposal. Submit details of solid waste generated and its disposal.

 

(xvi)         Details of the existing marine out fall system and environmental clearance / SPCB consent obtained for the same.

 

The Committee exempted the conduct of Public hearing since the site is located within the Industrial Estate.

         

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

 

4.14 Environment and CRZ clearance for one time approval for Ship breaking of 06 Nos.vessels in Port        Blair Harbour by M/s Andaman & Nicobar Administration [File No. 19-62/2010IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponents, the proposal is for one time Ship breaking (6 Nos. vessels) which are lying in sea water near the Port Blair Harbour. The Four (04) vessels of  A&N Administration( TSS Yerawa, MV Vanvikas, MV Jaldhar, MT Balshali)  and 02 private vessels ( MV Andaman Victory and  MV Andman Fortune) operating in A&N Islands  are lying for disposal by dismantling / breaking on expiry of their life span. Due to unseaworthy conditions, these ships cannot be navigated or towed to a ship breaking yard in mainland.

 

           As per Ministry of Shipping notification No.G.S.R.83 (E) Dated 28th January 2004 on Andaman & Nicobar Islands Port Rules (Chapter V), Ship breaking is permitted in these islands on obtaining permission by the owner from the Director General of Shipping, Custom and sales tax authority. As per the above rule, Dy. Conservator of Ports is authorized to provide suitable berth /undeveloped beach area for dismantling of vessel within A&N Islands. 

 

As it is the responsibility of Deputy Conservator of Ports/Harbour Master, PBPT to provide suitable berth/ area for ship breaking and it is necessary to identify a suitable site for this purpose in these Islands. Accordingly, port has identified an area near Junglighat Harbour complex, Port Blair for scraping /dismantling of the above mentioned vessels.

 

Since these vessels have long ago been decommissioned from service, most of them have grounded at different shores of Port Blair Harbour. They have to be cut into pieces/ broken at the place of their grounding and recycled in order to prevent them from being navigational and environmental hazard. Most of the usable materials have already been removed from these vessels except for those constituting integral components of the vessel.

 

A committee constituted by A&N Admn have assessed the waste material on board vessels and found that approximately 1370 kg of paint chips, 6 units lead acid batteries, 2450 kg PVC (in cables), 3100 kg asbestos, 750 kg FRP, 1350 kg glass wool, 1500 liter oily bilge and 360 liter oily sludge shall have to be disposed off. These materials shall be incinerated in the Hazardous waste incinerator installed within the port premises.

         

          The ship breaking activity will be done only for a total period of two –four months, without any permanent establishment, ship breaking will not continue as regular activity. 

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 30th November, 2010 to 1st – 2nd December, 2010 and the committee finalised the ToR including conduct of Public Hearing: AN CZMA has recommended for clearance. Public Hearing conducted on 20.01.2012 at Port Blair.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Regular marine water monitoring during the period of ship breaking shall be carried out

 

ii)           There shall be no burning of waste at site

 

iii)          Batteries , Asbestos etc shall be removed and sent to main land for recycling

 

iv)          Hazardous waste including oil wastes and paints etc shall be sent to Hazardous waste incinerator at Port Blair Harbour. Alternatively Plasma Pyrolysis unit of A & N pollution Control Committee can also be utilized.

 

v)            Proper personal prospective equipments (gas masks, dust masks, hand gloves, safety shoes, safety goggles, etc) shall be provided to the workers engaged for cutting, dismantling, isolation and segregation process.

 

vi)          As far as possible, the ships should be raised to the dry land for cutting operation. The coastal water area opposite to the plot of cutting operation should cordoned off with appropriate floating boundary to prevent escape of any floating material from ship breaking process and to prevent pollution of Coastal waters. 

 

vii)         The proponent shall ensure that the manpower engaged for ship breaking should have undergone adequate training in handling of hazardous wastes like asbestos etc.

 

viii)       The steel cutting operation/ activity shall be undertaken only by welders approved for such processes.

 

ix)          All cables/PVC should be sent/ sold to approved recyclers only.

 

x)            All tanks and vessels should be degasified before allowing breaking to prevent any explosion/ fire accident.

 

xi)          The committee constituted for assessment of hazardous waste or a committee with similar composition should monitor the ship breaking activity and ensure that all waste is disposed off as per guidelines developed by Central Pollution Control Board.

 

xii)        Proponent must ensure that all workers engaged for this work must wear adequately approved personal protective devices specific to their nature of job at breaking site.

 

xiii)       Removal of asbestos from ships, its collection, transport and disposal should be monitored by the proponent.

 

xiv)       Asbestos shall be solidified by way of mixing with concrete mixture to ensure that asbestos does not get released after its disposal.

 

xv)         Proper record of inventory of waste and its disposal shall be kept with the proponent and a copy shall be provided to this ministry.      

 

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

 

 

2nd Day: 6th March, 2011

 

MORNING SESSION (10.00 A.M - 1.30 P.M)

 

4.15    Environmental Clearance for up gradation and expansion of Shri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, Silvassa. M/s Medical Superintendent, Shri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, Silvassa. [F. No 21-77//2011- IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for up gradation and expansion of Shri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, Silvassa. The total area is 9.3 acres. There is a small building 9485 sqm. The proposed built up area will be 58.935 sqm. There will be two towers existing and expansion, The number of Floors will be: Hospital -B+G+4 and Housing- Stilt +7. The Hospital building will be 28698.35 sqm, School of Nursing 2876.74 sqm, Nursing Hostel 5090.92 sqm, Housing 6540.16 sqm and Service block & Ancillary 6242.88 sqm. The facilities proposed are Multi specialty and specialty camp, emergency and Trauma dept, operation theater complex and ICUs, Physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, preventive and promotive health care etc. Parking area proposed is 3192.69 sqm.  The water requirement is 240 KLD and the source is ground water and water supply from Silvassa municipal Council. The waste water generation is about 200 KLD. The treated sewage will be reused for green belt and fire fighting. Green belt proposed is 8880.6 sqm.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

                                                                     

i)             Revise the Water balance taking into consideration of the quality of treated water and type of soil.

 

ii)           Submit the details of bio-medical waste management as per Bio- Medical Waste (Management and handling) Rules, 1998. 

 

iii)          Submit the parking details in terms of no of ECS.

 

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

 

4.16    Environmental Clearance for the Housing Complex (Green Building)  Mouza –Ulubari on B.K. Kakoti Road , Guwahati, Assam M/s Assam Plywood Limited.[ F.No. 21- 162/2011- IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Housing Complex (Green Building)  Mouza –Ulubari on B.K. Kakoti Road , Guwahati, Assam. Assam Plywood Ltd., Guwahati, is the developer of the new construction project at Dag No.- 1292, 1360, 1365, 1366, 1368, 1369, 1387, 1758, 1759, Patta No.– 41, 757, 759 & 760, Mouza - Ulubari, on B.K.Kakoti road, Guwahati, Assam. It is a flat land, measuring about 4.26 acre. There will be construction of a housing complex comprising of 5 nos. of blocks, consisting of 42966.00 sqm total built-up area. Total number of dwelling units- 142 flats, 5 blocks. Source of Water is GMC/GMDA, Quantity of Solid Waste Generation is about 600 kg/day which will be disposed to Municipality. Constructional Phase Water demand is 24 KLD. Two nos. of 750 KVA D.G. Sets and 1 no. of 500 KVA are proposed. Stack Height for D.G. Sets of 5.5 meter for each 750 KVA and 4.5 meter for 500 KVA above the roof of the D.G. building are proposed. Car Parking required is 382 and proposed is 382.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

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

 

ii)           The proponent shall follow the higher norms for parking. Dtails may be mentioned for more clarity

 

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

 

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

 

4.17    Environmental Clearance for the Housing Complex (Green Building) at Dag No. I Patta No. 1, Mouza – Beltola, Village - Odalbkra F.C., Guwahati, dist. Kamrup (M) Assam. M/s Transcendent Condominiums Pvt. Ltd.  [F.No.21-165/2011- IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of Housing Complex ( Green Building) at Dag No. I Patta No. 1, Mouza – Beltola, Village  - Odalbkra F.C., Guwahati, dist. Kamrup (M) Assam. Total plot area is 16408.26 sqm. The construction includes 5 numbers of block with 2B+G+10 story. Number of flats will be 145. Total built up area is 41842.43 sqm. 396 nos of Parking facility proposed. The project cost is Rs. 91.72 crore. 

 

The water requirement is 189 KLD and the source is GMC. The waste water generation is about 111 KLD. The treated wastewater will be recycled for flushing (32 KLD), landscaping (47 KLD) and car washing(12 KLD). Excess of about 20 KLD shall be discharged into GMDA /GMC drain. The solid waste generation will be about 588.44 kg/day and will be disposed through the GMC/GMDA.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.18    Environmental Clearance for Model Economic Township at Jhajjar, Haryana by M/s Reliance Haryana SEZ Ltd [F. No. 21-39/2011-IA-III]

 

The project involves construction of Industrial Colony Project at Jhajjar, Haryana. The project involves construction of Industrial colony project on a plot area of 752.72 ha.  The proposed land use break up is industrial 383.89 ha (51%), residential 75.27 ha (10%), commercial 30.11 ha (4%), transport & communication 112.91 ha (15%), open spaces/Green 75.27 ha (10%), utilities 37.64 ha (5%) and public/semi public 37.64 ha (5%).  The industrial township will have Engineering & Fabrication, Auto & Auto ancillary, Electrical & Electronics Goods, Food Processing, Logistics & Warehousing and Apparel.  The total water requirement is 36 MLD. Total domestic solid waste generation will be 3 7.77 TPD, industrial area  6 TPD,  Green and open area-2.3TPD and sludge from treatment plant is 1.73 TPD.  The Industrial solid waste will be about 64.4 TPD which consists of about 92 % recyclable. The biodegradable waste will be processed through windrow compost technique and compost will be used as manure. Hazardous industrial waste will be handled as per Rules.

 

Waste water generation is 10.45 MLD of Industrial and Non- Industrial areas 11.10 MLD. 10.25 MLD capacity of ETP will be provided for treatment of Industrial wastewater. 11.25 MLD ETP for rest of the wastewater. Out of the 16.49 MLD treated waste water, 12.85 MLD will be recycled and 3.64 MLD will be provided to nearby farmers. The power requirement is—249 MW. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1860 crores.

 

The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 23rd -24th June, 2011 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted on 28th December, 2011 at the project site.

 

Three sites were examined and finally selected the site based on various parameters viz land use, impacts on environment etc.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The Developer shall coordinate and ensure that the individual units shall dispose the hazardous and e- waste to authorized agencies.

 

ii)           Biomedical waste shall be disposed as per Biomedical Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

iii)          The recharge pits shall be decided in consultation with the Ground water Authority.

 

iv)          It is revealed from the Response to the issues raised during Public Hearing that the there will be no discharge of waste water into drain and zero discharge will be maintained. Whereas, as presented, there will be discharge into Drain.  The proponent has clarified that the mention of Zero discharge by them in the response to the issues raised during Public Hearing was mistake. Proponent agreed to correct and submit the revised response. Also stated that there was a suggestion during public hearing to provide monitoring station at drain which was agreed. 

 

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

 

4.19    Environmental Clearance for the Residential Complex, Guwahati at villages Hengrabari, Mouza Beltola, distt Kamrup, Assam. M/s Sun Syndicate Builders Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.21-13/2012-IAIII.]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Residential Complex, Guwahati at villages Hengrabari, Mouza Beltola, distt Kamrup, Assam. Total plot area is 9478.26 sqm. Proposed built up area is 27427 sqm. There will be 3 blocks with B+G+7, B+G+6 and B+G. Total dwelling units are 169.  Fresh water requirement is 105.6 KLD and the source is Ground water. 494 Kg/day of solid waste is expected.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.20    Environmental Clearance for the project City Center Residency at Japorigog Tarun Nagar, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Meghmallar Estates and Services Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.21-17/2012-IAIII]

 

The project involves construction of “City Center Residency” on a plot area of 17,524.8 Sq.m (or 4.33 acres). There will be 7 blocks with total built up area of the project is 46,853.12 Sq.m. Green area of 5,792 Sq.m will be provided. Parking of 444 ECS is proposed. The total water requirement is 163 KLD (Fresh water requirement = 101 KLD). The source of the water is Surface water during construction and Guwahati Municipal Corporation during operation. The sewage generation is about 124 KLD and capacity of STP proposed is 160 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 3,290 KW. Two number of DG sets of 125 KVA capacity each are proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 806.55 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 96 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.21    Environmental Clearance for Residential – Commercial project  Universal Ecogreens at Village Betkuchi, Mouza – Beltola, Lokhara Chariali, Gurahati, Assam by M/s Universal Infraworld Pvt. Ltd. F.No.21-18/2012-IAIII.

 

The project involves construction of Residential-Commercial Project “Universal Ecogreens” on a plot area of 14,453 Sq.m (or 3.57 acres). There will be 7 blocks with total built up area of the project is 37,312 Sq.m. Green area of 4,769.49 Sq.m. will be provided. Parking of 452 ECS is proposed. The total water requirement is 178 KLD (Fresh water requirement = 117 KLD). The source of the water is Surface water during construction and Guwahati Municipal Corporation during operation. The sewage generation is about 130 KLD and capacity of STP is about 160 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling and rest will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 4,260 KW or 5,325 KVA. Two number of DG sets of 125 KVA capacity each are proposed. Total solid waste generation will be 886.90 kg/day. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 33 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.22    Environmental Clearance for the proposed Residential Complex project at Kolathur and Venkatapuram Villages, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s Real Value Promoters Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 21-128/2011-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.23    Finalisation of ToR for the proposed Residential Township Development project at Valavakarani Village, Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kanchipuram District, Tamilnadu by M/s VBHC Chennai Value Homes Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 21-153/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of  Residential Township Development project at survey nos. 21A/9A Part, 19A/3A2, 21A/7A, 23/1, 24/4A, 42/5, 56/4, 58/1B etc. of Valayakaranai Village, Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kanchipuram District in Tamil Nadu. Total land area of the project proposal is 1,08,091 Sqm (27 Acres). The proposal involves construction of 6 clusters (blocks) of residential buildings, 2 blocks of multi level car parking (MLCP) and 1 commercial block with a total built up area of 2,87,058 Sqm.

 

The project site is located at 12° 48` 49.80" North Latitude and 79° 58` 15.94" East Longitude. The project location in Valayakaranai Village is adjacent the State Highway 57 connecting Singaperumal Koil Town and Sriperumbudur Town. The National Highway (NH45) is at an aerial distance of 7 Km South East of the project site. The project site is falls within a distance of about 30 kms from the Chennai metropolitan city limits.

 

The total water requirement during operation phase of the project is estimated to be 1,862 KLD and the fresh water requirement is about 1,095 KLD which will be sourced from bore wells. The wastewater generation from the project is estimated to be about 1,492 KLD, which will be treated in sewage treatment plants of total capacity 1,500 KLD. The treated wastewater is proposed to be partly recycled for flushing and gardening. The excess wastewater is proposed to be supplied for irrigation to the plantation in the nearby highway.

 

It is estimated that the solid wastes (garbage) comprising of 5.7 Ton/day of biodegradable wastes and 3.8 Ton/day of non-biodegradable wastes to be generated from the township development. Wastes from individual households will be collected on daily basis and taken to a centralized sorting facility. Final segregation of solid waste into biodegradable, and non-biodegradable will be done and the Bio degradable waste will be composted and used as manure within the premises. The non bio degradable/recyclable wastes will be handed over to authorized recyclers. 

 

The power requirement during operation is about 15.5 MW which will be sourced from the nearby TNEB grid. For emergency power back-up, 2 nos. of 380 KVA, 2 nos. of 250 KVA, 1 no. of 125 KVA and 4 nos. of 500 KVA capacity DG sets are proposed. The emissions from the DG sets will be let out through stacks of adequate heights as per CPCB norms. The increase in the ambient noise levels due to the operation of DG sets will be controlled by providing acoustic enclosure. Thick greenery is proposed to be developed all along the boundary of the project site which will attenuate ambient noise levels and other pollutants.

 

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

 

i)             The height of the Building shall be as per the OM on’ Guidelines for High Rise buildings’ dated 07.02.2012.

 

ii)           Submit the Parking detail considering the various norms, it shall be based on higher norms.

 

iii)          Submit the details of Energy conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

iv)          Submit the details of Water conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

v)            Submit the details of Rain water harvesting.

 

vi)          Examine and submit the details of the Impact on competitive users of ground water.

                                      

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

 

4.24    Finalisation of ToR for proposed Construction of Residential Development, Thaiyur Village, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram District by M/s. K.S. Realty Constructions Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.SEIAA/F394/2010]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal is for construction of Residential Township by K S Realty Constructions Pvt Ltd at OMR Road, Thaiyur village, Chengalpet Taluk, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu. The plot area is 78222 m2. The total built up area is 2,52,151.20 m2. Greenbelt area is 26874.20 m2. The project consists of 24 Towers, each tower having 1 Stilt + 1 Basement + 19 floors. Estimated population to step-in will be 10653. Parking area facilities is provided for Cars: 1826 No. (Basement: 1122, Stilts: 149, Surface: 555) and Two Wheelers: 367. The total power requirement for the project is 12650 kVA and Power back up through DG sets is 3390 kVA (3 x 750 KVA + 2 x 320 KVA +2 x 250 KVA) . The source of water is Ground water. The total water requirement is 1589 KLD out of which fresh water requirement is 993 KLD. Quantity of sewage generated is 1305 KLD. Generated Sewage will be treated in STP of capacity 1500 KLD. The treated sewage is to be used for flushing 502 KLD and gardening 94KLD and the rest 709 KLD will be sent to external RMC Suppliers. The organic waste, 3089.37 Kg/day will be decomposed by Organic Waste Converter. Inorganic waste of 3835.08 kg/day is to be disposed to authorized recyclers. STP sludge 735 kg/day is to be used as manure for Gardening and Landscaping purpose.

 

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

 

(i)           The height of the Building shall be as per the OM on Guidelines for High Rise buildings’ dated 07.02.2012.

 

(ii)          Submit the Parking detail considering the various norms, it shall be based on higher norms.

 

(iii)        Submit the details of Energy conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

(iv)         Submit the details of Water conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

(v)          Submit the details of Rain water harvesting.

 

(vi)         Examine and submit the details of the Impact on competitive users of ground water.

 

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

 

4.25    Finalisation of ToR for proposed Residential Complex “Prestige Bella Vista” at Ayyappanthangal Village, Sriperumbudhur Taluk, Kanchipuram District by M/s. Prestige Estates Projects Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.SEIAA/F430/2011]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of a residential building complex at survey nos. 1/1, 1/2, 2, 3/1, 5/1, 8/2A, 42/1, 46/3, 48/1A, 50/1A, 50/4 etc. of Ayyapanthangal Village, Sriperumbudur Taluk, Kanchipuram District in Tamil Nadu. Total land area of the project proposal is 1,00,199 Sqm (24.76 Acres). The proposal involves construction of 17 blocks of residential buildings and 1 block of club house with a total built up area of 4,78,003 Sqm. The project site is located at 13° 02` 29.12" North Latitude and 80° 7` 53.31" East Longitude. The project location in Ayyapanthangal Village is adjacent the State Highway 55 connecting St. Thomas Mount and Poonamallee Town. The national highway (NH4) is at an aerial distance of 2 Km North West of the project site. The project site is falls within a distance of about 2 km from the Chennai metropolitan city limits.

 

The total water requirement during operation phase of the project is estimated to be 1,659 KLD and the fresh water requirement is about 856 KLD which will be sourced from bore wells and metro water supply. The wastewater generation from the project is estimated to be about 1,192 KLD, which will be treated in a sewage treatment plant of capacity 1,710 KLD. The treated wastewater is proposed to be partly recycled for flushing and gardening. The excess wastewater is proposed to be disposed through the municipal sewerage collection system.

 

It is estimated that the solid wastes (garbage) comprising of 4.45 Ton/day of biodegradable wastes and 2.97 Ton/day of non-biodegradable wastes to be generated from the development. Wastes from individual households will be collected on daily basis and taken to a centralized collection facility. Final segregation of solid waste into biodegradable, and non-biodegradable will be done and the Bio degradable waste will be treated on Organic Waste Converter and used as manure within the premises. The non bio degradable/recyclable wastes will be handed over to authorized recyclers. 

 

The power requirement during operation is about 16 MVA which will be sourced from the nearby TNEB grid. For emergency power back-up, 2 nos. of 180 KVA, 10 nos. of 400 KVA and 9 nos. of 500 KVA capacity DG sets are proposed. The emissions from the DG sets will be let out through stacks of adequate heights as per CPCB norms. The increase in the ambient noise levels due to the operation of DG sets will be controlled by providing acoustic enclosure. Thick greenery is proposed to be developed all along the boundary of the project site which will attenuate ambient noise levels and other pollutants.

                           

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

 

i)             The height of the Building shall be as per the OM on Guidelines for High Rise buildings’ dated 07.02.2012.

 

ii)           Submit the Parking detail considering the various norms, it shall be based on higher norms.

 

iii)          Submit the details of Energy conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

                                      

iv)          Submit the details of Water conservation with specific details of fixtures and % of saving.

 

v)            Submit the details of Rain water harvesting.

 

vi)          Examine and submit the details of the Impact on competitive users of ground water

         

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

 

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

                                             

4.26    Environmental and CRZ clearance for widening and Rehabilitation of existing two lane to 4/6 lane from Vengalam (km.230.000) to Kuttipuram (Km.319.000) Section of NH-17 in the State of Kerala by M/s NHAI [F.No.5-12/2008-IA III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves widening and Rehabilitation of existing two lane to 4/6 lane from Vengalam (km.230.000) to Kuttipuram (Km.319.000) Section of NH-17 in the State of Kerala. The project road of NH-17 starts at Vengalam (km 230.00) in Kozhikode District and terminates at Kuttipuram (km 319.00) in Mallappuram District of Kerala State. The project road passes through mostly Plain terrain (km 230 to km 263.00) and Mountainous (km 263.00 to km 310.00) and rolling terrain (km 310.00 to km 319.00). NH-17 is a very old road of colonial days, Widening to 4-lane has been proposed along the existing 2-lane alignment including three bypasses.  The project road passes through CRZ I (i) 0.04 ha mangroves and mangrove buffer zones at Korapuzha River and CRZ I (ii) 0.22 ha Inter Tidal Zone at Korapuzha, Purakattiri and Arapuzha River etc.Kerala Coastal zone Management Authority 28/03/2011 recommend the proposal and forwarded to MOEF with the condition ‘ Elevated pathways shall be constructed over mangrove areas, in order to protect the mangrove ecosystem’. The project road does not pass through any reserve/protected forest wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road with in 10 km. The road has two lanes carriageway with paved shoulders as well as earthen shoulder (1.0m to 3.0 m). Total carriageway width varies between 7.00 m to 10.00 m wide. Existing ROW width varies between 11 to 20m at different location. The Proposed ROW width is 45m. The proposed length of this section of NH 17 is 81.45 km and the existing length of road is 88.00 kms. This road passes through populated areas such as Kozhikode, Ferokh, Rananathkana, Irumpu Chola, Kottakkal, Vattapara, Valancherry, Kuttipuram. 133.539 ha of   land is proposed to be acquired for this project (34.860 ha Govt. land and 98.679 ha Private). 144.72 kms of total length of Service Road shall be constructed at 17 no of locations on both sides.  There are 3 bypasses has been proposed in the project stretch and total length of bypasses is 37 km., Kozhikode Bypass (km 232.30 to 260.70km), Kottakal- Edaricode bypass (km 286.350to290.450), Valancherry Bypass (km 302.10 to 306.600 km).

 

There are existing 6 nos of major bridge, 11 nos of minor bridge, and 135 nos of culverts. The project road has 172 culverts(42 nos of Culverts retained and proposed for widening and 60 nos of Reconstruction of culverts on existing road and 70 nos of new culverts on existing road and bypass), 5 major and 11 minor bridges(8 nos of New 4 lane bridge and 8 nos of Additional 2 lane bridge). 1 ROB, 3 vehicular underpass, 3 cattle cum pedestrian underpass, 34 nos of bus bays, 10 Truck lay byes, 1 wayside amenities and 1 Trauma and First Aid Center have been proposed in overall project area. 1500 KL/day of water is required for construction and the water will be extracted from surface water & ground water sources. There are 2856 nos of trees are likely to be impacted along the PROW and 38202 Nos. of trees on the proposed bypasses.  1054 nos properties are likely to be affected by widening and improvement of Highway. The total project cost is Rs. 1220.92 crores (including civil cost, Environmental cost, shifting of utilities, land acquisition and R&R cost). The total cost for Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 304.76 crores. An environmental budget of Rs. 5.40 crore (five crore and forty lacs only).

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on April, 2008 and finalized ToR and recommended to waive the public hearing. However, the EAC in its meeting held on 13th -15th July felt that public hearing for the project is very necessary and asked project proponent to get the public hearing conducted under EIA Notification, 2006. Public Hearing conducted on 9.12.2011 at Kozhikode and 20.12.2011 at Malapuram.

 

Kerala CZMA recommended the project with a conditions that in Mangrove area the road shall be constructed on stilts.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Elevated pathways shall be constructed over mangrove areas and intertidal area in order to protect the mangrove ecosystem’.

 

ii)           The project indicates cutting of 2856 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.28  Environmental Clearance for rehabilitation and upgrading to 4 lane with paved shoulders configuration of NH-6 from Arang to Sagaipalli in the state of Chhattisgarh by M/s NHAI [F. No. 10-80/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves upgrading to 2 – lane with paved shoulders configuration of NH-6 from Arang to Sagaipalli in the state of Chhattisgarh. Project starts at km 88+570, Orissa Border and ends at Km 239+000 at Aurang village which is 33 km from Raipur covering 150+400 km length. The project road falls in Raipur and Mahasamund Districts of Chattisgarh. The road section passes through built up areas-Arang, Pithora, Sankra, Basna and Saraipali. The land use pattern with in 15km on either side of the project area is predominantly Agriculture, Built-up and also partly Forest. Land use pattern with in 60m ROW is also similar in nature. The project does not pass through National Park/Sanctuary/ Wildlife Corridor/Eco-sensitive zone. Existing RoW of the project road is 37m except for 4km where it is 24m. The proposed RoW is 60 m except in forest area where it is restricted to 45m. Land proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road is 515.25 ha. Out of which Government land is 135.00 ha, private land is 279.00 ha, reserve & protected forest is 77.22 ha, and revenue forest is 24.03 ha. The proposal for diversion of 101.25 ha of forest land is with MoEF. Project road has existing 7 major bridges and 23 minor bridges and 91culverts. There will be two new major bridges on river Mahanadi and jhonk due changed alignment and there will be additional 2-lane new bridges at balance five locations of major bridges. Total five numbers of new minor bridges are proposed and balance eighteen new 2-lane minor bridges will be constructed. Out of 91 existing culverts 88 are widened and 3 culverts are to be reconstructed. 17 new box culverts are proposed. 13 vehicular under passes and 11 pedestrian/cattle under passes are proposed. There are existing 9 major and 101 minor junctions on the project road, these are proposed for improvements. 23km Footpaths have been proposed at built-up locations. 10km service roads at built-up including villages have been proposed and 8km service road has been proposed on both sides of the underpasses. Bus bays have been provided at 26 locations on both sides. Truck lay byes have been proposed at   10 locations on both sides at frequency of 15km. One trauma centre (medical facilities) and ambulance facilities each is proposed at two toll plazas & two helipads are proposed. There are 900 families which are partially/fully affected and total1445 structures like houses, shops, complexes etc will be affected, for which suitable compensation as per NHAI Act, 1956 will be provided. Crash barrier guard is proposed for 3050m.  Pedestrian/median railing for 3840m. High mass lights for 16 locations.  The aggregates will be sourced from adjoining quarries of the project site. 51030 trees fall within the proposed ROW. However bare minimum shall be cut. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC (SP-21-2009) apart from statutory requirement based on land availability of land within proposed ROW. Compensatory afforestation of 153090 trees will be carried out

 

Fly ash shall be used from Thermal power plants located within 100km radius from the project site. Peak demand of water would be 1500 KLD, which will be sourced from perrinial river Mahanadi, & Jhonk, and from borewells nearby the project site during construction. Water harvesting system and oil grease separators have been proposed at 25 locations. Provision Rs. 9 Crores has been proposed for Environmental Management. Provision for resettlement and compensation is Rs. 76 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is Rs. 1015.1 Crores.   

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on18th-20th January, 2011 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. The EAC in its meeting held on 17th -19th August, 2011 amended the ToR from  2- lane to 4 lane. Public hearing was conducted on 14th September, 2011 at Aurang, Raipur district and on 16th September, 2011 at Sankra, Mahasamund district.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

                                     

i)             The proposal requires 77.22 ha. of Reserve & protected forests and 24.03 ha of Revenue Forests. Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

ii)           The project indicates 51030 trees fall within the proposed ROW. However bare minimum shall be cut. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC (SP-21-2009) apart from statutory requirement based on land availability of land within proposed ROW. Compensatory afforestation of 153090 trees will be carried out Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority.

 

iii)          Fly ash shall be used in the project.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                                                    

4.29    Environmental Clearance for widening and rehabilitation of existing two lane to 4/6 lane of Jabalpur-Lakhnadone Section of NH-7 in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s NHAI. [F.No.10-79/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation of existing two lane to 4/6 lane of Jabalpur-Lakhnadone Section of NH-7 in the State of Madhya Pradesh. Project road starts at Jabalpur at design Km 465+600 (Existing Km 465+600) and ends a Lakhanadon at Km 546+420 (Existing Km 546+600). Total design length of project road is 80.820 Km (Existing length 81.000 Km). It is passing though Jabalpur and Seoni districts.Project road is part of NH -07 which starts at Varanasi and ends at Kanyakumari, which joins north Indian states viz. Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra with south Indian states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. The project road traverses through 48 villages and 4 towns (Bargi, Dhuma, Sukhari and Lakahanadon). The Project road has been designed for ruling design speed of 100 kmph and a minimum design speed of 80 kmph, however, in hilly sections the design speed is 50kmph. Existing RoW of the project corridor varies from 20 m to 60 m except for forest areas where it is 14m to 16m and it is proposed to widen to 45/30m at forest and ghat locations and 60m at other areas. There are 90 Junctions present along the existing project stretch. Out of which 12 junctions are considered as major junctions. At existing Km 471+480 and Km 533+950, the project road is crossing Narmada and Sher Rivers respectively. The project road is crossing several canals and abutting a few lakes and ponds. Jabalpur Municipal drinking water treatment plant is located near Km 469+250. There are 23 minor bridges and 2 major bridges along the project road and total 149 culverts are present along existing project road, which are generally in fair to good condition. At 31 locations bus bays are proposed and at 4 location pedestrian/cattle underpasses are proposed. At 44 non perennial river/ nala locations culvert height is raised to 2.5m to facilitate the animal movement. Bypasses are proposed at 4 locations along the project road as given below. Bargi Bypass - from Km 487+100 to Km 489+800 with total Length of 2.7 Km. Sukari Bypass – from Km 497+500 to Km 498+720 with total Length of 1.22 Km. Dhuma Bypass – from Km 520+570 to Km 524+340 with total Length of 3.770 Km. Lakhanadon Bypass – from Km 541+950 to Km 545+600 with total Length of 3.65 Km. Total length of 4 Bypasses (new alignment) is 11.34 km. Total length of existing road bypassed is 10.82 Km. Total increase in road length due to bypasses is 0.52 Km. Fourteen realignments are also proposed. Two railway level crossings are present at existing Km 486+810 and Km 493+865, where ROBs are proposed. One toll plaza is proposed at km 481+345 (Existing km 481+400) before Bargi town. The project requires diversion of 42.98 ha of forest land (33.93 ha reserved forests & 9.05 ha revenue forests) and Forest Advisory Committee of MoEF has considered and recommended the project for in-principle forest clearance on 24.02.2012.  The project road does not pass through CRZ, ecologically sensitive or protected areas. No protected wildlife habitats are situated within 50 km from the project road.

 

About 9968 trees are to be felled for the proposed project road and three times the number of trees to be felled, i.e. 29904 trees will be planted along the project road. Total 192.6 ha (excluding Forest area) of land is proposed to be acquired for the project. About 652 structures and 961 families will be affected due to the proposed improvements. Total Civil cost is Rs. 652.61 Crores, R&R cost is Rs. 129.97 Crores and EMP cost is Rs. 12.03 Crores. Total project cost is Rs. 794.61 Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 30th November, 1st and 2nd December, 2011 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. PH on 21.06.2011 at Bargi town, Jabalpur dist  and Dhuma town, Seoni dist. due to less public participation, another  in Seoni on 19.08.2011.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The proposal requires 33.93 ha of Reserve & 9.05 ha of Revenue Forests. Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

(ii)          The project indicates cutting of 9968 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.30    Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing 4 lane to 6 lane of NH-2 from Barwa-Adda in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand to Panagarh District of West Bengal by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-36/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for improvement of existing 4 lane to 6 lane of NH-2 from Barwa-Adda in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand to Panagarh District of West Bengal The project road starts from Barwa Adda (Km 398.240) in the state of Jharkhand   and ends at Panagarh (Km 521.120) in the state of West Bengal. The project road passes through plain terrain. The existing road connects industrial towns and passes through industrial belt. Six lanning of the project has been proposed along the existing 4 lane including one bypass of 8.120 km to be constructed from km 513.00 to Km 521.120 in Panagarh. The project road does not pass through any coastal regulation zone, reserve/protected forest wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road with in 10 km. Existing road has 4 lanes with carriageway width of 7.25m with 1.5m paved shoulder and 1m earthen shoulder on both sides.  The existing right of way varies from 35 m to 48 m and the proposed right of way is 60 m except at toll plaza.  The existing length is 121 km and proposed road is 122.88 km. The project road is passing through Barwa-adda, Ponrki, Bhitiya, Kaladih, Amarpur, Govindpur Bajar, Fakirdih, Phufwadih, Gopalganj, Nirsa, Belchahri in the district of Dhanbad(State of Jharkhand), and Solonpur, Niyamatpur, Bogra Chatti, Palas danga, Raniganj More, Mangalpur, Andal More, Kada Road, Durgapur, Muchipada, Rajbandh Chati, Panagarh in the districts of Burdwan(State of West Bengal. The project requires acquisition of 193.204 ha of land (48.25 ha government land and 144.75 ha of private land).  149.31 Km of service road is proposed against existing length of 17.71 km. There are 4 Major bridges, 21 minor bridges, 4 ROB and 1 level crossing existing. It has been proposed to design 71 new culverts, widening of 199 existing culverts, enhancement of 4 ROB and also 12 flyovers, 2 railway over bridges, 20 Vehicular underpasses, 11 pedestrian underpasses, 14 truck Parking lay bye and 2 toll plazas.

 

900 KL/day of water is required for construction and the water will be extracted from 77% surface water & 23% ground water sources. 25570 numbers of trees exist within ROW and 1328 between ROW and  PROW from Km 398.240 to Km 513.00 and 453 trees in PROW of Panagarh Bypass from km 513.00 to km 521.120. Tree felling permission has been obtained from Dhanbad Forest Department, in the State of Jharkhand. Permission for felling of tree in district of Burdwan, West Bengal is under process.  Number of structures to be affected are 2714 (1819 to be affected partially and 895 totally). 19067 PAPs are going to be affected out of 4480 households.  17 lac cum of flyash shall be used from 8 Thermal Power plants within the 100 km of the road.  Total cost of the project is 1650.80 crores (including civil cost, Environmental cost, shifting of utilities, land acquisition and R&R cost). The total cost for Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 316.513 crores and environment management budget of Rs. 7.99 Crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th – 29th June, 2010 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing conducted on 10.06.2011 at Govindapur, Dhanbad dist and on 21.10.2011 at Asansol, Burdwan dist.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The project indicates 27351 trees fall within the proposed ROW. However bare minimum shall be cut. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC (SP-21-2009) apart from statutory requirement based on land availability of land within proposed ROW. Compensatory afforestation of 153090 trees will be carried out Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for rehabilitation and up-gradation from 2- lane with paved shoulder of Sitaganj - Tanakpur section of NH-125 in the State of Uttarakhand. Project road starts at 0.000 Km of NH-125 at the junction of NH-74 & NH-125 (km 254.600 of NH74) at Sitarganj and ends at km 52.150 of NH125 at Tanakpur. Covering a distance of 52.730 Kms. The project road falls in Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat districts of Uttarakhand. The settlements are; Sitarganj, Nanakmatta, Khatima, Banbasa and Tanakpur. The land use pattern with in 10km on either side of the project area is predominantly agriculture land, Built-up area with and also partly Forest. Land use pattern of Proposed ROW is also similar in nature. The project does not pass through National park/sanctuary/wild life corridor/eco-sensitive zone.  Existing RoW of the project road is about 10 to 25 m. The proposed ROW will be 25 m on Existing road, 60 m on Realignments/ Bypasses, 60-80 m near junction, 55-120 m for Toll Plaza.  Approximately 131.098 ha land is proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road. Out of which, agriculture, barren and built up land is about 111.098 ha.and reserve forest land is about 19.19 ha. The project road has existing 2 major bridges and 17 minor bridges and 92pipe/slab/Arch/Box culverts. 2 major bridges proposed for new construction along with improvement of 14 out of 17 existing minor bridges. On the proposed alignment there are 4 major bridges, 14 minor bridges and 102 culverts. The 37 nos. culverts have been proposed for re-construction, widening of existing culvert 6 no., repairing of existing culvert is 12 no.  and 47 no. new culverts. 2 Bypasses has been proposed at Nanakmatta (from km 10.570 to km15.830) and at Khatima (from km 24.295 to km 32.875). 2 vehicular under passes, 5 pedestrian under passes and 3 pedestrian foot over bridges are proposed on the project road.  There are 139 junctions in the Existing Road which will be made 99 junctions in proposed improvement. Service Road has been proposed about 6.827 km length at urban/semi urban areas at 4 no of locations. Flyash source is not available within reach of the Project road. Bus bays have been provided at 23 locations on both sides.  Truck lay byes have been proposed at 1 location on both sides. One Toll Plaza comprising 2x2-lanes for normal vehicles and 2x1-lane to cater for over sized vehicles and toll free vehicles complete with administrative offices has been proposed at Km 23.946 near Banusi. One trauma centre (medical facilities) and ambulance facilities are proposed at toll plaza. There would be about 4360 project affected persons due to improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated as per National Highways Act, 1956. Metallic crash barrier guard has been proposed at about 10.37 km. Pedestrian/median railing is nil. High mass lights at about 3 locations.  About 210 kld of water is proposed to be used (80% from surface water source & 20% from Groundwater source). App. 6948 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about 20,844 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation as per IRC SP-21, 2009. The approximate cost of Environmental Management works to be about Rs. 2.86 crores. The cost of resettlement and compensation worked out to be about Rs. 7.78 crores. The cost of land acquisition works out to be about 169.39 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is about Rs. 239.901 crores.   

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 19.19 ha Reserve forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 6948 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

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

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane to 2-lane with paved shoulder of Ganeshpur to Dehradun section of NH-72 A in the State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The project road starts at km 20.000 of NH-72A near Ganeshpur village and ends at km 154.960 of NH-72 after intersection of NH-72A & NH-72 (at km 40.400 of NH-72A/km 155.400 of NH-72) at Dehradun, covering about 20km length. The project road falls in Saharanpur District of Uttarpradesh state and Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. The settlements are; Mohand and Dehradun town. The land use pattern with in 10km on either side of the project area is predominantly Forest, Built-up and also partly agriculture. Land use pattern of proposed ROW is also similar in nature. The project road passes through Rajaji National Park for about 900m. (About 0.27 Ha.)  Existing RoW of the project road is 10.00m to 32.00m. The proposed RoW will be 25 m on Existing road, 28 m on four lane road, 45 m on Realignments/ Bypasses, 35 m near junction, 100 m for Toll Plaza. Approximately 23.86 ha.of land is proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road. Out of which, agriculture, barren and Built up land is about 10.5 ha. and Forest land is about 13.15 ha. 1 Elephant Under pass has been proposed at km 29.350 for the safe passage of Elephants. The project road has existing 12 minor bridges, 106 pipe/slab/arch/box culverts and no major bridges. Improvement of the existing 11 out of 12 minor bridges envisaged. Proposed alignment has 11 minor bridges and 114 pipe/slab/box culverts. The 92 nos. culverts have been proposed for re-construction and 17 new culverts have been proposed. 1 flyover, 1 tunnel and 1 FOB’s are proposed. There are 14 junctions in the Existing Road which will be made 16 junctions in proposed improvement. Service Road has been proposed about 1.3 km length at urban/semi urban areas at 1 location.  Flyash source is not available within reach of the Project road. Busbays have been provided at 2 locations on both sides. One Toll Plaza comprising 2x2-lanes for normal vehicles and 2x1-lane to cater for over sized/ toll free vehicles complete with administrative offices has been proposed at Km 20.350 near Ganeshpur village. One trauma centre (medical facilities) and ambulance facility is proposed at the proposed toll plaza. There would be about 693 project affected persons due to improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated as per National Highways Act, 1956.  RCC crash barrier guard wall has been proposed at about 5218 m.  Metallic Crash Barrier has been proposed at about 1000 m. High mass lights at about 3 locations. About 80 kld of water is proposed to be used (90% from surface water source & 10% from Groundwater source). App. 7387 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about 22161 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation as per IRC SP-21, 2009. The approximate cost of Environmental Management works to be about Rs. 1.11 Crores. The cost of resettlement and compensation worked out to be about Rs. 2.09 Crores. The cost of land acquisition workout to be about 0.81 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is about Rs. 170.281 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of  13.15 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 7387 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)        Explore the possibilities of cooled mixed technology instead of hot mixed technology

 

(iv)         The projects is passing through an Elephant Corridor  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC. An underpass in Elephant corridor shall be provided.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.33    Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- laneto 4- laning of Chutmalpur-Ganeshpur section of NH-72 & Roorkee- Chutmalpur – UP/ Haryana Border section of NH-73 in the State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-126/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane to 4 – laning of  Chutmalpur-Ganeshpur section of NH-72 & Roorkee- Chutmalpur – UP/ Haryana Border section of NH-73 in the State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.  The Project road section of NH-72A starts from the junction of NH-73 at km 25.000 of NH-73 at Chutmalpur and ends at km 20.000 of NH-72A at Ganeshpur, covering about 20km length. NH-73 Project starts at Km 0.000 i.e. at the junction of NH-58 & the Project road section of NH-73 starts at km 172.850 of NH-58 at Roorkee and ends at existing km 71.775 of NH-73 after crossing the Yamuna River at UP/Haryana Border. Covering about 72km length. And Total length of the project (NH-73 & NH-72A) is about 92 Km. NH-72Aproject road falls partially in Saharanpur district of UP and partially in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand state.& NH-73 project road falls partly in Haridwar district of Uttarakhand, Partially in Saharanpur District of Uttar Pradesh & partially yamunanagar district of Haryana state. NH-72A road section passes through built up areas like Chutmalpur and Ganeshpur. & NH-73 road section passes through built up areas like Roorkee, Bhagwanpur, Chutmalpur, Gagalheri, Saharanpur and Sarsawa.  The land use pattern with in 10km on either side of the project area is predominantly agriculture and Built-up and also partly Forest area. Land use pattern with in 60m ROW is also similar in nature in NH-72A. & NH-73.  The project of 72A & NH-73 does not pass through National park/sanctuary/wild life corridor/eco-sensitive zone.  Existing RoW of the project road is about 38.00 m to 52.00 m. The proposed RoW will be 60m on existing road at rural areas, 40m on existing road at built-up areas, 60-70 m on Realignments/ Bypasses, 80 m near major junction and 35m at forest areas for NH-72A.&.Existing RoW of the project road is 14.00 m to 60.00 m. The proposed RoW will be 60m on existing road at rural areas, 40-45m on existing road at built-up areas, 60-80 m on Realignments/ Bypasses, 80 m near major junction, 90-160 m for Toll Plaza for NH-73.  Approximately 52.49 ha of agriculture, barren, forest and Built-up area proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road, out of which 8.41 ha is reserve forest for NH-72A.& Approximately 390.323 ha of agriculture, barren, protected forest and Built up land proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road, out of which about 26.89 ha is protected forest for NH-73. The project road  has existing 1 major bridge & 9 minor bridges and 11 slab/pipe/Box/arch culverts. 3 minor bridges proposed for new construction along with improvement of the existing major, minor bridges and culverts.  11 no. of culverts have been proposed for re-construction and 59 new culverts have been proposed on NH-72A. & the project road has existing 3 major bridges, 7 minor bridges, 1 ROB and 95 Slab/Box/Arch/Pipe culverts. 3 major & 3 minor bridges proposed for new construction along with improvement of the existing major, minor bridges, ROB and culverts. The 95 no. culverts have been proposed for re-construction and 138 new culverts have been proposed on NH-73.  No Bypasses at NH-72A & 3 bypasses at Roorkee (km 167.800 of NH-58 to km 6.885 of NH-73), Chutmalpur (km 22.825 of NH-73 to km 4.290 of NH-72A) & Saharanpur (km 33.894 to km 64.390 of NH-73) have been proposed having total length of 58.105 km at NH-73. 1 vehicular under pass is proposed for NH-72A. & There is no rail-road level crossing in this project. 3 ROB’s, 2 flyovers, 12 vehicular under passes and 11 pedestrian under passes are proposed for NH-73. There are 89 junctions (7 on NH-72A & 82 on NH-73) in the Existing Road which will be made 36 junctions (7 on NH-72A & 29 on NH-73) in proposed improvement. Service Road has been proposed about 45.717 km length (8.755km (NH 72A) &36.967km (NH 73)) at urban/semi urban areas at 2  locations on NH-72A & at 4 locations on NH-73 Flyash source is not available within reach of the Project road. Busbays have been provided at 7 locations & 21 locations on both sides for NH-72A & NH-73 respectively.  Truck lay bye has been proposed at 1 location  for NH-72 & 3 Truck lay bye locations have been proposed on both sides for NH-73  . There would be about 1266 project affected Persons due to improvement of project road for NH-72 & there would be about 8539 project affected persons due to improvement of project road for NH-73.and  The entitled persons shall be compensated as per National Highways Act, 1956.  Metallic crash barrier guard wall has been proposed at about 13.556 km &23.901km for NH-72 and NH-73 respectively.  About 88 KLD & 348 KLD of water is proposed to be used for NH-72A & NH-73 respectively (90% from surface water source & 10% from Groundwater source respectively).  App. 7013 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about 21039 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation for NH-72A. & App.53579 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about 160737 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation for NH-73 as per IRC SP-21, 2009. The approximate cost of Environmental Management works to be about Rs. 1.206 Crores for NH-72A & about Rs. 4.779crores for NH-73 respectively. (Total Rs 5.985 Crores)  The cost of resettlement and compensation worked out to be about Rs. 3.692 Crores.for NH-72A& about Rs. 21.901 Crores for NH-73.(Total Rs 25.593 Crores)  . The cost of land acquisition workout to be about 49.65 Crores for NH-72A & about 390.323 Crores for NH-73.(Total Rs 439.973 Crores)   The total civil cost of the project is about Rs. 123.050 Crores for NH-72A & about Rs. 730.022 Crores for NH-73. (Total Rs 853.072Crores)     

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of  35.30 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 60592 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.34    Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane to 4 lane of Hardwar- Kashipur section of NH-74 in the State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-127/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation and upgradation from 2- lane to 4 lane of Hardwar- Kashipur section of NH-74 in the State of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Project  road starts at km 0.000 of NH74 at the junction of NH74 & NH58 ( km 204.300 of NH58) at Haridwar and ends at km 175.000 of NH74, near Jagannathpur Village under Bajpur Tahsil.Covering about 175km length. The project road falls in Haridwar and Udham singh Nagar Districts of Uttarakhand state and Bijnor District of Uttar Pradesh state.  The settlements are; Bhaguwala, Mandawali, Najibabad, Kotwali, Nagina, Dhampur, Afjalgarh, Jaspur, Kashipur, Sultanpur and Jagannathpur.  The land use pattern within 10km on either side of the project area is predominantly agriculture and Built-up and also partly Forest. Land use pattern of Proposed ROW is also similar in nature. The project does not pass through National park/sanctuary/wild life corridor/eco-sensitive zone. Existing RoW of the project road on an average at varying widths is about 10-50m. The proposed RoW is varying from 25-60m.  Approximately 1118.32ha land proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road out of which, agriculture, barren and Built up is about 1042.585 ha. and Reserve forest land is about 75.735 ha.

 

The project road has existing 17 major bridges and 28 minor bridges and 273 pipe/slab/arch/box culverts. All the existing bridges and culverts are proposed to be improved.additional 8 minor bridges and 63 pipe/slab/Box culverts are proposed to be newly constructed. 6 Bypasses has been proposed at Najibabad(from km 42.598 to km 54.053),at Nagina(km 73.362 to km 79.808), at Dhampur (km 92.265 to km 97.005), at Udhhowala (km 122.594 to km 126.335,at Jaspur (km 135.487 to km 145.935),and at Kashipur (km 149.445 to km 174.880). There are 4 rail-road level crossings in this project. 3 ROB’s, 1 flyover, 12 vehicular under passes, 14 pedestrian/cattle under passes and 2 pedestrian foot over bridges are proposed.  There are 48 junctions in the Existing Road which will be made 37 junctions in proposed improvement. Service Road has been proposed about 17.859 km length at urban/semi urban areas at 7 no of locations. Flyash source is not available within reach of the Project road. Footpaths have been proposed at built up locations. Busbays have been provided at 52 locations on both sides. Truck lay byes have been proposed at 4 locations on both sides at frequency of 15kms. One trauma centre (medical facilities) and ambulance facilities are proposed at 3 proposed toll plazas. There would be about 14000 project affected persons due to improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated as per National Highways Act, 1956.  Metallic crash barrier guard wall has been proposed at about 19.631km.  High mass lights   at about 7 locations. About 700 kld of water is proposed to be used (90% from surface water source & 10% from Groundwater source).  App. 68,791 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about     2, 06,373 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation as per IRC SP-21, 2009. The approximate cost of Environmental Management works to be about Rs. 9.38Crores.  The cost of resettlement and compensation worked out to be about Rs. 49.52Crores.  The cost of land acquisition workout to be about 671.89 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is about Rs. 1325.162 Crores.

 

 

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of  75.735 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 68791 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)        The projects is passing through an Elephant Corridor  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC. An underpass in Elephant corridor shall be provided.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.35    Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2-lane to 4 lane of  Sitarganj to Bareilly section of NH-74 from km.254.820 to km.329.280 in the State of Uttrakhand & Uttar Pradesh.[F.No. 10-1/2012-IA-III ]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2-lane to 4 lane of  Sitarganj to Bareilly section of NH-74 from km.254.820 to km.329.280 in the State of Uttrakhand & Uttar Pradesh.  The proposed road two-laning with paved Shoulder of Sitarganj-Bareilly section from Km 254.820 to Km 329.280 (design chainage) of NH- 74 in the state of Uttar Pradesh & Uttrakhand (Approx Length 76.090 Km) under NHDP Phase IV A. The project road comprises two packages in the State of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand namely Sitargajn-Bareilly section (Km. 254.820 to km. 329.280) of NH-74 including proposed realignment/Curve Improvement of 4.580 km. The terrain along the project road is plain. Total length of project road is about 74.460 Km. The Project Road is of length 76.09 (Existing), 74.460 (Design) Kms in the districts of Bareilly, Pilibhit and Sitarganj of the States of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand in India. Existing ROW varies from 19m to 60m. The proposed widening is within the Existing ROW except for 4580 m length of project road where 45 m ROW would be acquired for an Railway Over Bridge, curve improvement, realignment only. Land acquisition for the project for realignment/ Curve improvement is 33.235 Ha. NHAI shall compensate for to the authorized owner as per NH Act 1956. There is no wildlife Sanctuary or National Park within 10 Km distance from the project road. For two lanning with paved shoulder of the project road, from Sitarganj to bareilly including realignment/ Curve improvement about 3112 trees are proposed to be felled. There is one major bridge at Km 308.750 and is proposed to retain the bridge.  No new bridge is proposed, 17 nos. minor bridges and 251 nos. of culverts are proposed to be widened and strengthened along the project road. Out of 251 nos. of culverts, 69 are pipe culverts and 182 RCC slab. In the two lanning of the project road, no new vehicular under passes and pedestrian/ cattle underpasses have been provided. In the project road no flyover is present and also has not been proposed. Bus bays have been provided at 20 locations and truck bays at 2 locations. All major junctions (2) are to be improved. There are 26 minor junctions in the project road. Toll plaza is proposed at 1 location in the project road length. The estimated total project cost (TPC) is rupees 481.13 Crores.

 

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

 

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

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 3112 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.36    Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2-lane with paved shoulder of Karaulli to Dholpur section of NH-11 B from km.83.960 to km.184.860 in the State of Rajasthan [F.No. 10-2/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation and upgradation to 2-lane with paved shoulder of Karaulli to Dholpur section of NH-11 B from km.83.960 to km.184.860 in the State of Rajasthan. The project roads NH-11B starts at karauli Town from Chainage Km 83.960 and ends at Dholpur Km 184.860. The total length of road is 100.790 Kms. Project Highway passes through predominantly plain terrain ,partly rolling terrain and also Ghat section for 2 kms.  The project road passes through  12 built-up areas in Dist. Karauli & Dholpur of Rajasthan. The existing Road is passing through wild life sanctuary in a length of 6 Kms chainage from km 175.000 to km 181.000. However NHAI has proposed realignment starting at chainage km 172.200 and ends at chainage Km 183.100, to avoid wild life sanctuary. The proposed realignment is 12 kms length and more than  0.5 km away from periphery of above sanctuary. The project stretch is passing through  protected forest at five locations for which 10 Ha land is proposed to be diverted. The proposal for diversion of 10 ha protected forest   submitted to state government. The existing Right of Way varies from 13 m to 30m. The proposed Right of Way (PROW) is 45 m in bypass and  30 m in the remaining stretch of existing alignment.  192 ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project. There are existing 3 major bridges, 7 minor bridges and 51 culverts. 3 existing major bridge is proposed to be strengthen after safety audit and 1 major bridge proposed to be constructed in by pass. The 3 existing minor bridge proposed to be improved . 12 nos. new construction Due to proposed bypass remaining 4 existing minor bridge will remain as such. 71 nos of culverts are to be constructed/strengthen. At chanaige km 124.015 1 under pass is proposed. There are existing 5 major junctions .Major junctions shall be improved as per the IRC code.  24 bus shelters at 12 locations on both sides have been provided. 500 KL/day water shall proposed to be abstracted / withdrawn from ground and surface.  There is no coal based power plant exists within radius of 100 kms from the project stretch. All the affected persons and structure will be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act 1956; About 2900 trees proposed to be felled. The avenue plantation proposed to carried out as per IRC SP 21, 2009 based on availability of land apart from the statuary requirement .The construction cost of the project is Rs. 365.39 Crores. Environmental management cost about 1.68 crore.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 10 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary. Necessary Clearance from NBWL shall be obtained.

 

(iii)        It is indicated that 2900 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.37    Finalisation of ToR widening and improvement of the existing highway to 2 lanes with paved shoulder/ 4 lane/6 lane of Bhavnagar Pipavav – Porbandar Dwarka Section of NH-8E by M/s NHAI  [F.No. 10-12/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for widening and improvement of the existing highway to  2 lanes with paved shoulder/ 4 lane/6 lane of Bhavnagar Pipavav – Porbandar Dwarka Section of NH-8E.  The project road as NH-8E starts at Km 3.200 at Bhavnagar and ends at Km 473.000 at Dwarka and as SH-25 starts at Dwarka at Km 231.000 and ends at Okha at Km 261.200. Total length of the road is 500 kms. Project Highway passes through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project is mostly agricultural and barren. The project road passes through 76 villages/built-up areas out of which 19 are in Bhavnagar district, 8 in Amreli District, 25 in Junagarh district, 17 in Porbandar district and 7 in Jamnagar district. For improving the safety of the residents in built-up sections and improving the geometry 25 bypasses and 02 realignments have been proposed. The project road does not pass through any National Park and Sanctuary. However, Road side plantation along this section of NH-8E at few stretches for an area of about 509.0 ha is notified as protected forest land and are proposed be diverted. The Project Road passes through Reserve forest area near Adhewada in Bhavnagar district and near Gorinja, Dwarka and Varvala villages of Jamnagar district for an area of about 3.91 ha. The existing Right of Way varies from 30m to 46m.  The proposed Right of Way (PROW) is 30m for 2-lanes with paved shoulder and 60m for 4/6 lanes. At junction improvement locations, toll plaza and truck lay-bye PROW will be 80 to 100m. 1280.64 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project, out of which agricultural land is 653.13 ha and built-up/settlement land is 217.71 ha. There are 30 major bridges, 155 minor bridges and 414 culverts. All the major bridges and minor bridges are to be strengthened and widened to 6/4/2 lanes, The existing culverts shall be widened/ reconstructed to full formation width. Additionally, 486 new culverts have been proposed. 6 ROBs, 6 Flyovers, 6 Vehicular underpasses, 13 Cattle underpasses, 29 Pedestrian Underpasses & 7 Toll Plaza, have been proposed.  There are existing 28 major junctions and 207 minor junctions.  Major junctions shall be improved as per the IRC code. 6 Vehicular underpasses and 13 cattle underpasses and 29 Pedestrian underpasses have been proposed at different settlement locations. 91 bus bays have been provided on both sides and 3 truck lay byes have also been provided on both sides. Service roads of 179.414 kms have been provided along the project road on both sides at settlement areas. About 35,652 trees are proposed to be felled and compensatory afforestation/ plantation shall be done by respective forest authorities as per IRC:SP:21-2009 “Manual on landscaping of roads” depending on the availability of land. 1875 KL/day water for construction period shall be required for construction and other purpose including plantation and dust suppression. 60% water shall be extracted from perennial rivers and remaining 40% from ground water. About 847 nos of residential and 711 nos of commercial structures are likely to be impacted due to the improvement of the project road. All the affected persons will be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act 1956; The budget for environment management plan during construction and operation phases works out to be Rs. 25.49 Crores. There is no thermal power plant located within a distance of 100 kms of the project roads and hence no provision is made for using flyash. Safety aspects such as Traffic signs, carriageway markings, safety barriers have been designed as per Six-laning, 4-laning and 2-laning Manuals. The total construction cost of the project is Rs. 5168.24 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 80 ha Protected Forests and 3.91 ha Reserve Forests land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 35652 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.38    Finalisation of ToR widening and improvement of the existing 4-lanes divided carriageway to  6/8 lane of NH-4B, NH-4, SH-54 and Amra Marg in the State of Maharashtra by M/s NHAI  [F.No. 10-14/2012-IA-III

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for widening and improvement of the existing 4-lanes divided carriageway to  6/8 lane of NH-4B, NH-4, SH-54 and Amra Marg in the State of Maharashtra. The project roads NH-4B (A1-E) starts from Km 5.000 and ends at Km 26.800, NH-4B (D-G) from Km 0.000 to Km 4.462, NH 4 from Km 106.000 to Km 109.212, SH-54 from Km 6.400 to Km 14.400 and Amra Marg to Km 0.000 to Km 6.400. The total length of the road is 43.674 kms. Project Highway passes through plain and rolling terrain except between Km 13.500 to Km 21.600 of NH-4B (A1-E) where the existing highway passing through hill section. The land use pattern of the project is mostly barren with small pockets of agricultural land. The project roads are on the boundaries of proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport and connect to JNPT port. The project road passes adjacent to 9 built-up areas. The entire project corridors traverse in Raigad and Thane districts of Maharashtra. The Project Road does not pass through any Reserve forest, National Park and Sanctuary. However, near Jasai Village of SH-54, about 200m length having an area of 0.46 ha is notified as protected forest and is proposed to be diverted. The existing Right of Way varies from 31m to 102m. The proposed Right of Way (PROW) is 66m for 8-lanes with service road and 60m for 6 lanes with service road. At toll plaza locations PROW will be 80m. 17.09 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project, out of which 7.16 ha is private land. There are existing 3 major bridges, 12 minor bridges and 118 culverts. All the 3 major bridges and 12 minor bridges are to be strengthened and widened to 8 lanes. The existing 118 culverts shall be widened to full formation width. 9 ROBs, 5 Flyovers, 1 Elevated corridor, 13 Vehicular underpasses (7 existing VUPs and 6 proposed VUPs) & 2 Toll Plazas, have been proposed. There are existing 12 major junctions and 31 minor junctions. Major junctions shall be improved as per the IRC code. Grade separation has been proposed at all the major junctions whereas minor junctions shall be connected to the service road. 16 bus shelters at 8 locations on both sides have been provided. Service roads of 84.138 kms have been provided along the project roads on both sides. About 237 trees are proposed to be felled and compensatory afforestation/ plantation shall be done by respective forest authorities as per IRC:SP:21-2009 “Manual on landscaping of roads” depending on the availability of land. 675 KL/day water for construction period shall be required for construction and other purpose including plantation and dust suppression. Drip irrigation has also been proposed in the median plantation to minimize the water usage; 40% water shall be abstracted from perennial Gadhi River and 60% from the groundwater. There is no thermal power plant within a distance of 100 kms from the project stretch. About 66 commercial and 12 residential structures are likely to be impacted due to the improvement of the project road. All the affected persons will be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act 1956; The budget for environment management plan during construction and operation phases works out to be Rs. 67.82 lakhs. The total construction cost of the project is Rs. 2476.48 Crores (including Civil cost, Environmental cost, shifting of utilities and land acquisition cost).

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 0.46 ha Protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 237 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.39    Finalisation of ToR for upgradation rehabilitation and widening of existing Varanasi -Gorakhpur section of NH-29 to 2 lane with paved shoulder in  the State of Uttar Pradesh  by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-18/2012-IA-III]

 

      As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for up-gradation rehabilitation and widening of existing Varanasi -Gorakhpur section of NH-29 to 2 lane with paved shoulder in  the State of Uttar Pradesh  The Project road starts at Varanasi (Km. 2.225) and ends at Gorakhpur (Km 211+275) on NH-29 in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project road passes through Varanasi, Ghazipur, Mou & Gorakhpur districts. The project road passes through plain terrain. Total project length is 210.750 km. The land use pattern on either side of the project area is predominantly agriculture, barren, built-up and other. Land use pattern with in ROW is also similar in nature. Land use along the project road comprises 70% of Agriculture land, 23% Barren Land, 5% built-up land, 2% road network & other. The existing ROW is varying from 10 to 45 m in general. The proposed widening will be within existing RoW except some urban area (Sarnath, Chobeypur, Jangipur & Gotha), realignment at Nandganj & Sahrigram ROB locations, Low land area of Aami river, truck lay bye location, Toll Plaza locations and two bypasses at Joharganj to Saidpur another Maharajganj  to Ghazipur bypass where proposed ROW is 60 m. The project road does not pass through any National Park/Wildlife Sanctuary/Reserved Forest. Proposal for diversion of 93.5 ha. Protected Forest land under process with forest division of State Government.  Provision has been made for two laning with 1.5 m paved shoulder on both sides in the entire length. At 2 numbers of major towns (Mou & Ghosi) )15m carriageway has been proposed. Total land acquisition is proposed 135.30 ha. There are 10 no’s major bridges, 20 no’s minor bridges and 187 no’s culverts existed on project road. The major bridges are across at Gomati river, Kharali river, Benson river, Maghi river, Bhenshi, river, Tansa river, Ghaghara river, Terna river, Aami river & Birja nala. New construction proposed for one number major bridge, 6 no’s minor bridge & 52 no’s balancing culverts on bypasses & realignments. Reconstruction are proposed for 3 no’s minor bridges and 79 no’s culverts. Repair/Rehabilitation/Widening are proposed for 04 no’s major bridges, 10 no’s minor bridges and 49 no’s culverts. There are 4 no’s of ROB’s being proposed at Sarnath, Joharganj to Saidpur Bypass, Nandganj & Sahrigram. There are 26 no’s of Major and 94 no’s of minor intersections are exist within project road. Out of which 6 no’s major and 19 no’s minor intersections are skipped due to bypass’s and realignments. Left 20 no’s major and 75 no’s minor intersections are proposed for improvement at grade. There are 2 no’s of VUP’s proposed at major intersection of Joharganj to Saidpur and Maharajganj  to Ghazipur bypass. There are 48 no’s of Bus Bays at 24 location and 3 no’s truck lay byes at three location have been proposed. Line Drain & Foot Path are proposed along major towns namely as Varanasi, Chobeypur, Jangipur, Mou, Kopaganj, Ghoshi, Dohrighat etc.   The Thermal Power plant is located beyond 100 Kms of project road. M 850 KL / day water for construction period shall be required for construction and other purpose including plantation, dust suppression and labor camps.  Water requirement for the construction of the road will be extracted from Surface water resources (80%) & Ground water resources (20%) after taking permission from concerned authorities. About 11461 no. of trees are to be felled. There is no endangered or protected species on the project road. The avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC SP 21: 2009 on the available land within proposed ROW. Proposed land acquisition involved agriculture land, some religious structures, water bodies and some houses will be partially impacted. All the affected persons will be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act 1956; Capital Cost (Civil Work) is Rs. 608.23 Crores.m Cost of implementation of EMP is Rs. 7.59 Crores. Cost of Resettlement & Rehabilitation is Rs. 50.7 Crores. Cost of Land Acquisitions is Rs. 67.65 Crores. Cost of Utilities Shifting is Rs 9.27 Crores.                                                                                                                                             

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 93.5 ha Protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 11461 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)        There are 10 nos of Perennial rivers in the corridor, the details of micro drainage, flood passages and information on flood periodicity at least of last 50 years in the area should be examined.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

3rd Day: 7th  March, 2011

 

MORNING SESSION (10.00 A.M - 1.30 P.M)

 

4.40    Environmental Clearance for construction of berth No.10 at Karaikal Port, Karaikal, Puducherry by M/s Karikal Port Trust [F. No. 11-53 /2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Environmental Clearance was accorded vide letter No. 10-2/2006-IA-III, dated 6.05.2006 for the development of Karaikal Port. The first Phase of the development was complete which has breakwaters, berths, a dredged navigational channel. Phase II development was cleared vide letter No. 10-42/2009-IA-III dated 22.09.2009 for the construction of additional 03 berths, enhancement of handling capacity from 4 MMTPA to 20.5 MMTPA, Deepening and widening of the navigational channel, turning circle and berthing area.

 

Karaikal port has proposed to construct berth No.10 which will have floating dry dock of capacity to lift panamax size ships i.e a lifting capacity up to 30000 tons. The total no. of ships envisaged to be repaired in a year is around 40-50. The type of repair would include- hull cleaning, hull/vessel repair, tail shaft withdrawal, rudder and propeller repairs, under water valves overhauling, pipe renewals, tank cleaning, engine room machinery repairs, deck machinery repairs, bridge/navigation equipment repairs etc.

 

The floating dock would be moored alongside the berth and would have a ramp in front for easy transfer of men and material. The floating dock would be supported by following workshops in the shore next to berth- mechanical shop, pipe shop, steel shop, electrical shop, maintenance shop, general stores, paint store, staging and rigger shops. All safety procedures as per industrial standards would be implemented in the ship repair yard and no worker would be permitted to enter the yard without safety wears like shoes, dress, hard hats, gloves etc. The movement of the ships in the dry dock would be done with the assistance of tugs of the port and all vessels would adhere to the standard guidelines of the port.

 

The Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal for CRZ Clearance.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th-20th August 2010 and finalized ToR. Committee noted that the project is an expansion of the existing port and will attract the provisions of 7 (ii) of the EIA Notification, 2006 and hence recommended the exemption of the public hearing since the expansion is within the port area.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Submit the details of cargo, quantities proposed along with the details of handling, dust control measures etc.

 

ii)           Submit the details on quantification of hazardous wastes, collection system,

 

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

 

iv)          Submit the MoU made with the member units for handling wastes…..?????

 

v)            Submit the details on the littoral drift at pre and post operation of the port  also predicted and actual.

 

vi)          Submit the details of the cargo transportation through road and rails along with the mitigation measures.

 

vii)         Submit the details of fishing activity and likely impacts.

 

viii)       Submit the likely impacts on terrestrial component.

 

          The Committee noted that the proponent is proposing the expansion in piecemeal. In future, the proponent shall plan a comprehensive proposal including future plan for at least another 10 years. 

 

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

 

4.41    CRZ clearance for proposed installation of the 220 KV M/C transmission tower line from the Captive Power Plant to Essar by M/s Essar Steel (Hazira) Ltd. [F.No. 11-1/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for installation of the 220 KV M/C transmission tower line from the Captive Power Plant to Essar. The proposed TT corridor passes partly through CRZ -Intertidal area and Forests  area.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The committee noted that the line is passing through intertidal area instead it can be routed adjacent to the  boundary. It was also noted that the HTL/LTL map demarcated by CESS has not revealed the existing future.

 

(ii)          The proponent has to prepare the HTL/LTL map through an authorized agency in 1: 4000 scale, superimpose the layout plan of the project and submit. Proper coordinates shall be given on the CRZ map for field verification, as and when required. The CRZ map covering 7 kms around the project site shall be submitted. The CRZ map indicating CRZ classification including the notified ecologically sensitive areas shall be submitted as required under CRZ Nitification para no. 4.2(i)(h) The authorized agency in the report shall clearly state the details of ecologically sensitive areas as mentioned in para 7(i) of CRZ Notification, 2011, if any with in the project area or within 7 kms from the project boundary.

 

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

 

4.42    Environmental Clearance and CRZ clearance for proposed expansion and moderation of Pipavav Port, Taluka Rajula, district- Amreli by M/s Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd. (F. No. 11-91/2009-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves expansion and modernization plan of Pipavav Port, which was established in 1998 and is, located 140 km off Bhavnagar. Port has 4 dry cargo berths, having a continuous quay length of around 725 m with a 4th Berth with an additional quay length of 350 meters and a LPG berth for handling liquid cargo and LPG. The port has developed a container storage yard on an area of 11 hectares and coal storage area is 17 ha. It has a deep draft of 14.5 meters. The Port handles more than 3 million tonnes of bulk and around 0.6 million teus containers per annum (2009). The proposed project envisages addition of 2450 m berth length for handling roughly 26 million tonnes of bulk and more than 3 million containers per annum. This port proposes to augment capacity of 4 Million teus container( 3 berths and container yard storage area), bulk) Quay length extension of current berth and storage yard area) and liquid cargo( 2 berths including one relocation and back up liquid storage (tank farm ) area). The capacity planned for Bulk 26 million tones, containers 4 million liquid including LPG, POL - 6 million tones per annum. Capital dredging proposed is 18 million cum and maintenance dredging is 2 million cum. There will be no additional generation of solid and liquid wastes in port operation. Spill over of solid cargo is recollected and put back in stack yard. Domestic sewage is treated in the sewage treatment plant and used for manure. Waste generated during construction will be disposed of as per EMP. The estimated cost of project is Rs. 4000 Crore.

 

          NIOT has studied several layouts for the expansion requirement using extensive field data and detailed mathematical modeling for waves, currents and sedimentation, and have identified the potential of developing the berths to the north east of the proposed Berth No.5 towards the Motapat Creek area.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing conducted on 12.05.2011 within the Port.

 

Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended vide letter No. ENV-10-2011-997-E dated 18.01.2012.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The dredge materials contains sand - 46%, Silt- 21% and Clay 33%. However, the proponent shall carryout chemical characteristics before disposal / using it for reclamation to ensure its suitability and prevent any likely impact. 

 

ii)           The storm water management shall be put in place before the commencement of the activities. Storm mamgement report with technical details shall be submitted to RO of MoEF with in six months.

 

iii)          Shall provide minimum  100  m  buffer from the mangroves The existing mangroves shall be documented with latest satellite map and shall be submitted to RO, MoEF for compliance verification purpose

 

iv)          Requisite clearances including clearance from Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) formerly Explosive Department, Nagpur   shall be obtained for establishing tank forms.  All relevant provisions of MSIHC Rules 1989 shall be complied.

 

v)            Green belt of not less than 33 % shall be developed and maintained all along the boundary.

 

vi)          The PP reported that the dry cargo will not be unloaded from the ship on to the birth, but it will be unloaded in to hopper and from hopper it will be taken through closed conveyor system to the storage yards.

 

vii)         Mitigation plan for handling the dusty cargo/ around storage yards  as per presentation  may be stipulated.

 

viii)       Submit compliance to the conditions of earlier clearances including consent order of the Pollution Control Board.

 

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

 

4.43    Finalisation of the ToR for Mining of naturally deposited rare mineral Vanogiri Village, Sirkoli Talum, Nagapattinam distt. by M/s Yes Yes Minerals Poolambvadi. (F. No. 11-67/2011-IA-III.

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves, the proposal is for Mining of naturally deposited rare mineral Vanogiri Village, Sirkoli Talum, Nagapattinam district Tamil Nadu.The proposed mining is approved by industries vide letter dated 04.12.2006 and Indian Bureau of Mines, GoI vide dated 29.05.2007 and 05.06.2007.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xi)        Sand dunes in the area shall not be mined. This should be strictly ensured through comprehensive measures suggested by TORs.

 

(xii)       The project layout shall be superimposed on the Coastal Regulation Zone map and the location of the mining site alongwith the survey numbers and the location of the factory including the transport network, labour colony, green belt development, Sewage Treatment plant etc., and a composite map shall be provided.

 

(xiii)     Details of the water requirement for the project and the source. No groundwater in the Coastal Regulation Zone area shall be tapped for the project.

 

(xiv)      Details of the power requirement for the project.

 

(xv)       Details of rate of replenishment for the extracted minerals shall be provided.

 

(xvi)      Details of the mining plan indicating the year-wise mining and the phase-wise back filling shall be provided.

 

(xvii)    Details of the green belt development in the mined area alongwith the budget earmarked for the green belt development.

 

(xviii)  Details of the road network and the connectivity proposed from the mining blocks to the processing unit, and finally to the exporting area.

 

(xix)     Impact of the project on groundwater quality needs to be studied and report submitted alongwith safeguards measures.

 

(xx)       Details of the land use plan indicating the ecologically sensitive areas such as mangroves, wildlife, forest area etc.

 

(xxi)     Details of shoreline changes indicating erosion/accretion shall be studied and the impact of the project on such shoreline change shall be incorporated.

 

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

         

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

 

4.44    Environmental Clearance for development of Municipal Solid Wastes Land fill site near Mirjapur Industrial area in Mirjapur, Uttar Pradesh by M/s UP Jal Nigam [F.No. 10-44/2010-IA-III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project since the proponent is not ready to present the ToR compliance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public hearing. Public Hearing conducted on 25.08.2011 at Satna, Nagod District, on 18.09.2011 at Devendra Nagar, Panna District and on 25.09.2011 at Bamitra, Chattarpur District.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The road is passing through Khajraho which is a famous historical place of Madhya Pradesh and also through Panna National Park and Gangaou Sanctuary hence necessary clearance from National Board for Wild Life shall be obtained.

 

ii)           The project indicates cutting of 526 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation at the rate of 1: 10 times shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.46    Environmental Clearance for Rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 lane/ 2 lane with paved shoulder configuration and strengthening of Anishabad - Aurangabad - Hariharganj section NH-98 in the State of Bihar by M/s Superintending Engineer-cum-Nodal Officer, Patna Bihar. (F. No. 10-86/2011-IA-III)

 

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

 

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

 

4.47    Finalisation of TOR  for Halol –Savli Special Investment Region (SIR) at Halol & Halol Taluka in Panchayat District & Sallvi Taluka in Vadodara Distt. Gujarat. M/s Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation. F. No 21-9/2012-IA.III

                                                    

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of Halol –Savli Special Investment Region (SIR) at Halol & Halol Taluka in Panchayat District & Sallvi Taluka in Vadodara Distt. Gujarat. Halal and Savli are notified industrial area and the proposed SIR is about 35 knm from Halol and 8 km from Savli. Auto engineering and biotechnology are the  major proposed large scale investment in the region. SH-158, SH-150 and SH -87 are three major linkages to the SIR. There are no eco- sensitive area within 10 km from the site.

 

SIR notified by the government of Gujarat on 26.03.2010 under Gujarat Special Investment Region Act, 2009. Road, drainage network, Water & power will be provided by GIDC.  The total area notified is 12239.8 ha. Out of which is 8731.4ha will be net developable area. The proposed categories are biotechnology, Education, Engineering, Food processing, Chemical, Petrochemical and Power.

 

Expected water demand for the proposed SIR is 175 MLD. The Narmada main canal is passing through the western edge of the proposed Halol side SIR 2 MLD water is being supplied to Halol industrial area. There is a proposed scheme for providing 12 MLD water exclusively to the industries from this canal. Water supply from Savli side SIR is from Mahi River with tapping point at Parthanpura.

 

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

 

(i)           Alternative sites evaluated on relevant parameters in which impact on the nearby villages should be included and also examine the agricultural productivity of land; to examine whether it is a correct choice.

 

(ii)          Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the industrial estate on land/water body and into sewerage system.

 

(iii)        Study the socio-economic situation of the project area and its surroundings and their impact on the project design and operation.

 

(iv)         Study the existing flora and fauna of the area and the impact of the project on them.

 

(v)        Study the hydrological and geo-hydrological conditions of the project area. Include a contour plan indicating slopes and showing drainage pattern and outfall.

 

(vi)         Examine and submit details about the resettlement and rehabilitation of project-affected persons in the nearby villages, in accordance with the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation policy.

 

(vii)       Consider the application of industrial ecology concept for planning.

 

(viii)     Submit development strategy. Industries should be grouped on the basis of their nature e.g. water polluting near STP, air polluting according to metrological consideration with respect and large size industries.

 

(ix)        Storm water drainage and outfall may be described.

 

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

 

(xi)        Examine soil characteristics, topography, rainfall pattern and soil erosion.

 

(xii)       STP and water treatment plant should not be near each other.

 

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

 

(xiv)      Management of wastes discharged by the industrial units and the service facilities, especially the CETP may be described.

 

(xv)       Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilisation arrangements may be made.

 

(xvi)      Explore possibility of generating biogas from decomposable wastes.

 

(xvii)    Arrangements for hazardous waste management may be described.

 

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

 

(xix)     Provisions made for safety in storage of materials, products and wastes may be described.

 

(xx)       Risk assessment and disaster management plan should also include Fire, Earthquake and local floods, if any.

 

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

 

(xxii)    Examine and submit details of Air quality monitoring as per latest National Ambient Air Quality standards as notified by the Ministry on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xxiii)  Odour mitigation plan may be described. Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and industry.

 

(xxiv)   Examine water quality with reference to Persistent Organic Pollutants.

 

(xxv)    Make provision for guard pond and similar provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities. Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

 

(xxvi)   EMP should include technical and institutional aspects for pre-treatment by constituent units.

 

(xxvii) Use of local building materials should be described. The provisions of fly ash notification should be kept in view.

 

(xxviii)   Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described.

 

(xxix)      Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment.

 

(xxx)    Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan.

 

(xxxi)  Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code.

 

(xxxii) The facilities to be provided in the industrial estate should be detailed out.

 

(xxxiii)   Make assessment of any regulatory measure in view of the environmental and social impacts of the project (such as unauthorised development around the estate).

 

(xxxiv)    Submit the details of CSR activities.

 

(xxxv)     Other details as indicated in Appendix III of EIA Notification 2006 should also be attended.

 

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 ToR and should be submitted to the Ministry as per the Notification.

 

4.48    Finalisation of ToR for proposed SEZ for Food Processing Sector at Villages Vadakkukariseri of Srivaikuntam Taluk and Thimmarajapuram of Tuticorin Taluk, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu by M/s CCCL Pearl City Food Port SEZ Ltd. [F.No. 10-4/2012-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for setting up of SEZ for Food Processing Sector at Villages Vadakkukariseri of Srivaikuntam Taluk and Thimmarajapuram of Tuticorin Taluk, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. M/s. CCCL Pearl City Food Port SEZ Limited along with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation are proposing a food processing Special Economic Zone at Tuticorin as Joint Venture project. Approval for the SEZ has been received. The SEZ is proposed over an extent of 136.451 Ha (337.176 acres) falling in SF Nos. 4-16, 18, 19, 23, 25, 29-32, 41-47, 50-81, 83-85, 103-105 parts of Vadakkukaracheri Village in Srivaikuntam Taluk and in SF Nos. 1, 3, 6-10, 12, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 32 parts of Thimmarajapuram Village  in Tuticorin Taluk of Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. There is no forest land and also no R&R issues involved. The SEZ site is located in the west of Tuticorin at a distance of 20 km and is having very good connectivity.

 

The SEZ is proposed with all basic and advanced facilities which include development of 90 Nos. plots for food processing units, admin building with all facilities, guest house & staff dormitory, warehousing & distribution, cold storage, Testing labs, weigh stations, parking areas, Container terminal yards, Packaging centre, Orientation / training centre, Creche,  Bus transfer terminal. Trucker lounge, Fuel station, Fire station, Cafeteria, Occupational Health Centre, Water, Sewage & Effluent Treatment Plants, OWC/MSW Treatment Facility, etc. No potentially polluting industries either Category ‘A’ or ‘B’ are proposed within the complex.

 

The SEZ requires fresh water to the tune of 500 KLD which will be supplied by the Tamil Nadu Water and Drainage Board. A total sewage of about 157 KLD will be generated and will be treated biologically by Diffused Aeration System and the treated sewage of 155 KLD will be recycled for toilet flushing (70 KLD) and Green Belt development & dust control measures (85 KLD). Effluents arising from the individual Food Processing Units will be about 460 KLD. The treated effluent (in compliance to Norms) by individual Units will be treated in the Common ETP of 500 KLD capacity for further treatment and disposal. It is expected that 1/3 of the treated effluent i.e. 150 KLD will be received in the Common ETP and treated biologically by Diffused Aeration System followed by ROs. The treated effluent of 88 KLD will be recycled to the industries for washing, etc. RO Rejects to the tune of 62 KLD will be evaporated fully in a mechanical evaporator.  Thus, ‘Zero Effluent Discharge’ will be practiced.

 

Food Processing Waste 800 kg/day will be treated in the Organic Waste Convertors (OWCs) and used as manure for Green Belt development.

 

Power demand is about 5000 KW which would be met from TNEB Power supply. Project Cost is Rs.132.57 crores. An amount of Rs.15.00 crores (11%) is earmarked as Capital Cost for Pollution Control Measures and Rs.10.00 lakhs/annum as Operating Cost.

 

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

 

(i)           Vallanad Black buck Sanctuary is about 8.5 km from the proposed sitre. Clearance from NBWL shall be obtained.

 

(ii)          Justification for the selection of site with the details of alternative sites evaluated.

 

(iii)        Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the industrial estate on land/water body and into sewerage system.

 

(iv)         Study the socio-economic situation of the project area and its surroundings and their impact on the project design and operation.

 

(v)          Study the existing flora and fauna of the area and the impact of the project on them.

 

(vi)         Study the hydrological and geo-hydrological conditions of the project area. Include a contour plan indicating slopes and showing drainage pattern and outfall.

 

(vii)       Examine and submit details about the resettlement and rehabilitation of project-affected persons in the nearby villages, in accordance with the National Resettlement and Rehabilitation policy.

                           

(viii)     Storm water drainage and outfall may be described.

 

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

 

(x)          Examine soil characteristics, topography, rainfall pattern and soil erosion.

 

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

 

(xii)       Management of wastes discharged by the industrial units and the service facilities, especially the CETP may be described.

 

(xiii)     Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilisation arrangements may be made.

 

(xiv)      Explore possibility of generating biogas from decomposable wastes.

 

(xv)       Arrangements for hazardous waste management if any may be described.

                                          

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

 

(xvii)    Examine and submit details of Air quality monitoring as per latest National Ambient Air Quality standards as notified by the Ministry on 16th November, 2009.

 

(xviii)  Odour mitigation plan may be described. Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and industry.

                                 

(xix)     EMP should include technical and institutional aspects for pre-treatment by constituent units.

 

(xx)       Use of local building materials should be described. The provisions of fly ash notification should be kept in view.

 

(xxi)     Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described. Examine and submit the details of the Green Belt. At least three rows-15 m width of green belt all along the boundary shall be provided.

 

(xxii)    Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment.

 

(xxiii)  Examine separately the details for construction and operation phases both for Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan.

 

(xxiv)   Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code.

 

(xxv)    The facilities to be provided in the industrial estate should be detailed out.

 

(xxvi)   Make assessment of any regulatory measure in view of the environmental and social impacts of the project (such as unauthorised development around the estate).

 

(xxvii) Submit the details of CSR activities.

 

(xxviii)   Other details as indicated in Appendix III of EIA Notification 2006 should also be attended.

 

The project area is less than 500 acres, no Category ‘A’ and ‘B’ projects, however it will attract 8 (b) and treated as ‘B1’ and Public Hearing is exempted as per the EIA, Notification, 2006 and its amendment dated 01.12.2009.   

         

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

                                       

4.49    Finalisation of ToR setting  up of Recycling facility near Mundra in Kutchch , Gujarat by M/s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd [F.No. 11-7/2012-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proposal involves development of Recycling facility adjacent to existing West Port, Mundra in near Vandh Village of Kachchh District Gujarat. The project area covers 40.7432 ha reclaimed land created by dumping dredge spoils.

 

The project envisages recycling of ~40 ships annually of average Light Displacement Tonnage 7582 t. ~0.25 Mt/yr of scrap metal will be recovered along with ~11,000 t/yr machinery and ~10000 t/yr of miscellaneous items.

 

Ships will be raised on to dry land on air bags and cut up by LPG – Oxygen torches. For ships too large to be hauled up on air bags, partial demolition on beach will be done; process will be completed on dry land.

 

The annual consumption of LPG and Oxygen are expected to be 1000 t and 6450 t respectively. The project will directly employ 1000 workers & 500 office staff of whom most will be housed in Mundra Port’s colony. The project will require 60 m3/day of industrial water and 100 m3/day of potable water. Treated sewage and sea water will be used for dust suppression & horticulture. The potable water will be supplied by GWIL in tankers or will be drawn from desalination plant in the West port. Power will be required only for illumination and in the offices. The power will be drawn from the grid.

 

~2200 t/yr of solid wastes will be generated, which will be sold to scrap recyclers, or authorized Common Treatment Storage & Disposal Facility (TSDF), as applicable. Ships effluents (bilge water, slop water and tank washings) will be pumped to on shore storage tanks & transported to treatment plants operated by authorized agency.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)          The area has already a number of Pollution potential activities. The proposed ship breaking activity may further add to the pollution potential in the area. Proponent may justify the proposed activity at this location.

 

(ii)        The proponent shall submit further details to justify its claim that  its proposal to shift ships on dry land for breaking  will reduce the water contamination as still there may be possibility of spillage from  land to water area.

 

(iii)       Water front development of Adani SEZ where there is already an issues of destruction of mangroves.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend to defer the proposal. The proponent may submit proper justification or consider alternate location which relatively has less pollution potential and is away from eco-sensitive areas.

 

4.50    Finalisation of ToR for Sikar- Bikaner section of NH-11 (from km 340.188 to km 557.775 via kikar bypass) and Bikaner by pass from km 553.869of Nh-11 to km 267.325 of Nh-89 in the State of Rajasthan  by SE, PWD [F.No. 10-128/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the propoject proponent, the proposal is for laying of road Sikar- Bikaner section of NH-11 (from km 340.188 to km 557.775 via kikar bypass) and Bikaner by pass from km 553.869of Nh-11 to km 267.325 of Nh-89 in the State of Rajasthan. the project road starts from Sikar at  Km 340+ 188 and ends  of Nh-11 at km 557 + 775 at Bikaner along with the portion of Bikaner bypass from Km 553+869 of Nh-11 to km 267+325 of NH – 89. The road traverses through plain terrain.  The land use pattern of the project area is mostly agriculture. The project road passes through 33 villages and three districts namely Sikar, Churu and Bikaner. The existing right of way is 33 m to 45 and for the proposed right of way is 45 m to 60 m. Total land to be acquired is 48.200 ha. Protected Forest land of 60.61 ha will be diverted for the project. The project road has  existing two bye passes . The road does not pass through  wild life sanctuary/  national park. Water requirement is50 KLD and source is ground water. About 860 trees to be felled for the roads. Total 93 culverts, 12 major junctions, 113 minor junctions four railway over bridge, 16 bus bays, one rest area, five truck lay bay , two underpass and 2 cattle passes have been proposed. Total project cost is 650.84 crores.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 60.61 ha Protected  forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 860 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)        Fly ash shall be utilised in the project.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

         

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

 

4.51    Finalisation of ToR for four laning Rajauli – Bakhtiyarpur section of NH-31 from km 47+677 to km 154+500 in the State of Bihar on DBFOT (Toll) Basis by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. (F.No. 10-5/2012-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of four laning Rajauli – Bakhtiyarpur section of NH-31 from km 47+677 to km 154+500 in the State of Bihar. The proposed road section of National Highway-31 starts from existing Km 47.677 at Rajauli ends at existing Km 154.500 at Bakhtiyarpur in the district Nawada, Nalanda and Patna of Bihar state. The total length of the project is 107.150 Km. The major settlement enroute are Rajauli, Giriyak, Bhaganbhigha, Biharsharif, Wena, Harnaut and Bakhtiyarpur. The land use pattern on either side of 10 Km of the project road is predominantly agriculture followed by habitation area. The project road does not pass through any ecological sensitive area / National Park / Sanctuaries; however, it falls within 10 Km radius of the Koderma Wildlife Sanctuary. This project involve diversion of 4.795 Ha of Protected Forest land from Ratanpur PF, Garh Dibaur PF and Chitrakoli PF . The proposed land acquisition is 202 Ha. It includes 4.795 ha of Government including forest land and 197.205 ha. of Private land.  Existing ROW of Project Road is 26-60 m. The proposed ROW is 60 m except at hill section, where is being restricted within 30 m. Existing Carriageway is 2 lane carriageway of 7.0 m without paved shoulder and Proposed Carriage way is 4 lane carriageway of 2x7.0 m with 1.5 m paved shoulder and 2.0 m unpaved shoulder on either side. The existing road has 22 minor bridges, 11 major bridges and 178 culverts and the same are proposed to be widened/ improved. There is existing 2 ROB and 1 Railway level crossing and the proposed is 3 number of ROB.  There are 4 bypasses (Giriyak, Bhagan Bhigha, Wena & Harnaut) proposed to avoid congestion along the project road.  7.76 Km Service road is provided along the project road. The project road will have provision of 6 nos of Vehicular Underpasses, 5 nos. of Pedestrian /Cattle Underpasses, Bus Bays at 94 locations, Truck Lay Bye at 2 locations and 2 Toll plazas. Approximately 18,430 roadside trees are within proposed ROW, however bare minimum will proposed to be felled for widening of 4 lanes. 15,000 numbers of trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road, against 45,000 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation apart from the statutory requirement. Approximately 498 KL/Day water will be required for construction purposes. To meet this requirement about 40 percent will be abstracted from Surface water source and rest from Ground water source with proper requisite permission from concerned department. About 8398 person will be partially affected. The Road Construction Department (RCD) shall compensate to the authorized owner as per NHAI Act, 1956/ NPRR-2007. About 1767 nos. of structures to be dismantled including residential, government and community structure. Barauni Thermal Power plant and Karbigahiya (Patna) Thermal Power Plant is approximately 50 Km from project section (Bakhtiyarpur) of the project and the fly ash may be utilized for the project purpose. The avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC SP: 21:2009 apart from statutory requirements.

 

The total estimated Project Civil Cost is approximately Rs. 689.70 Crores, EMP cost is Rs. 21.60 Crores and R&R including land cost is Rs. 258.83 Crores. Total project cost including Civil, EMP and R&R including land cost is Rs. 970.13 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           The project road is within 10 km from Koderma Wildlife Sanctuary, hence, necessary clearance from NBWL shall be obtained.

 

(ii)          The proposal indicates the acquisition of 4.795  ha Protected  forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(iii)        It is indicated that 15000 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iv)         The  proposed route is passing through hilly area for about 4 km, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/ control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(v)          The ponds adjacent to the ROW shall not be disturbed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.52    Finalisation of ToR for proposed four lane (Partial access controlled) Ladhowal bypass (linking NH-95 with NH-1 at Ludhiana in Punjab State by M/s Executive Engineer, Central Works Division No.1, Ludhiana.  (F.No. 10-6/2012-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for four lane (Partial access controlled) Ladhowal bypass (linking NH-95 with NH-1 at Ludhiana in Punjab. The project involves construction of four Lane Laddowal bypass linking NH95 with NH 1 is located at Ludhiana Punjab state .Length of  bypass is 16..58 km. It traversing along existing roads. Bypass starts at NH-1 near toll Plaza before Satluj Bridge and ends at Nh-95. The Right of Way is 60 m, there will be one major bridge, five minor bridges, 36 culverts and two vehicular underpass. Service road will be provided for 2.56 km. there will be two flyover and two truck lay bye. Total water requirement is 325 KLD and source of water will be canal water and ground water. Terrain along the project road is plain. There is no reserved forest along the project road. Proposal for diversion of 4.5 ha protected forest land (land under canal and road side plantation) have been submitted to forest Department. There is no national Park, wildlife sanctuary and other sensitive location within 10 km distance from the project road. There is no pond, lake or river affected by the bypass. In 4.3 km distance bypass will be constructed along the Sidhwan canal. About 3125 trees are likely to be cut for the proposed road. Approximately 47.9 ha of land will be acquired for proposed bypass.

 

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

 

i)             The proposal indicates the acquisition of  4.5  ha Protected  forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

ii)           It is indicated that 3125 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

iii)          It is indicated that the proposed road passes adjacent to the canal. Examine and submit the details of the impact on the road side canal.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.53    Finalisation of ToR for 4-lanning of existing 2-lane NH-17 from chainage 161.000 (Kashedi) to 265.000 (Ozarkhol) of NH-17 to be executed as BOT (Toll) project on DBFOT pattern  by M/s Executive Engineer, P.W. Circle, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. [F.No. 10-7/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for 4-lanning of existing 2-lane NH-17 from chainage 161.000 (Kashedi) to 265.000 (Ozarkhol) of NH-17,  Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The project road starts from Km 161.600 at Khasedi  and ends at km 265.000 at Ozarkhol  and traverses through total 28 villages/towns in the Ratnagiri   District of Maharashtra. The existing and proposed length of the road is 103.400km. The existing carriageway is 7 m  and the existing ROW is 30 m. Whereas the proposed ROW varies from 30- 45 m. The existing land use along the project corridor is 25% hilly and 75% plain and rolling including mainly settlement and agriculture. The alignment does not pass through any national Park or Sancturay. The existing corridor,  there are five major and 16, 20 major and 177 minor junctions and in the proposed improvement involves the construction of reconstruction of 7 and widening of 13 bridges, improvement of 20 major and  hundred minor junctions, 46 Bus bay, 2 truck Lay Bay, 2 Toll,, three vehicular underpass and pedestrian cum cattle underpass. About 6732 numbers of trees are likely to be felled. Total water requirement is 800 KLD  source will be surface water as well as ground water. The cost of the project road is INR 699.31 crore.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 20 ha Protected forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 6732 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(iii)        The proposed route is passing through hilly area,  examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/ control of soil erosion from embankment.  There shall be no tunnelling and blasting

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.54    Finalisation of ToR for 4-laning of existing 2-lane NH-17 from chainage  351.000 (Rajapur)  to 450.170 (Zarap) of NH-17 to be executed as BOT (Toll) project on DBFOT pattern  by M/s Executive Engineer, P.W. Circle, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. [F.No. 10-9/2012-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for 4-laning of existing 2-lane NH-17 from chainage  351.000 (Rajapur)  to 450.170 (Zarap) of NH-17, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. The proposed road starts  from Km 351.600 at Rajapur and ends at km 450.170 at Zarap and  traverses through total  47 villages/ towns in the Ratnagiri  District of Maharashtra. The existing and proposed length of the road is 99.170 km. The existing carriageway is 7 m and existing  right of way is 30 m. Whereas the proposed right of way varies from 30 to 45 m. The existing land use along the project corridor is 7% hilly and 93% plain  and rolling including mainly settlement and agriculture. The alignment does not pass through any national Park or sanctuary. About 10937 tress are likely to be cut. The existing corridor, there are eight major and 28 minor bridges, 8 major and 175 minor junctions and in the proposed improvement involves re- construction of 22 and widening of 14 bridges, improvement of  all junctions, 60 Bus Bay, 2 truck lay bay , 2 Toll Plaza, 9 vehicular underpasses and 13

 

Pedestrian cum cattle underpass.  About 10937 numbers of trees are likely to be felled. Total water requirement is 800 KLD, source of water will be surface water as well as ground water. The cost of the project road is INR 628.69 crore.

         

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

 

i)             It is indicated that 10937 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

ii)           The  proposed route is passing through hilly area,  examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment/ control of soil erosion from embankment.  There shall be no tunnelling and blasting

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.55    Finalisation of ToR for 4-lane with paved shoulder of the Rewa-Sidhi  road NH-75E (km 2/8 to km 83/4) under NHDP-IV program, total length 71.563 km in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd. (F.No. 10-10/2012-IA-III)

 

The project road is a part of NH-75E connecting Rewa-Sidhi Section. The Project road starts from Km. 2/8 of NH-75 terminates at Km. 83/4 of NH-75E at Sidhi in Madhya Pradesh. The project stretch is passing through Two Districts Rewa & Sidhi in Madhya Pradesh State. Alignment of Rewa-Sidhi (NH-75E) Road is mostly passing through plain & rolling terrain. The Ghat portion & hilly terrain lies from Km. 32/10 to Km. 41/2, Km. 61/2 to Km. 63/4 with total length 11.4 Km. There are 02 major bridges, 10 minor bridges, 141Culverts on the project road.

 

The existing Right-Of-Way (ROW) of the project road is in the range of 22.0 m to 35.0 mt. This width is not sufficient for accommodating the 4-lane carriage way. Land acquisition will be required at the adjacent side of highway, Bypasses, Toll plaza location, Truck Lay Byes, Bus Bays and curve improvement locations. Land will be acquired for proposal four lane in a proposed land width (ROW) of 60m. There is no railway crossing on the existing project road. There is no existing vehicular/pedestrian underpass on the existing project road.  There are total 05 major & 30 minor junctions. The details of junctions are given in

    

The length of 36.8 Km. in rural and open country of existing two lane shall be reconstructed & widened to four lane with paved shoulders as per cross-section FIG. 2.4 of Development Proposals due to grossly deteriorated surface & expansive sub grade.

 

          Due to Sharp curves and ghat sections at different sections, realignment in the length of 6.03 Km (including 0.970 km tunnel section) on Project highway is proposed and bypasses at 3 places in a length of 24.23 Km. Thus total length of Bypass & realignment in a length of 30.26 Km. shall be constructed as per cross section Figure 2.4 of Development Proposals.

 

The length of 4.500 Km. of existing two lane is reconstructed & widened to four lane with paved shoulders and service road as per cross-sections fig. 2.6 of Development Proposals due to grossly deteriorated surface & expansive sub grade. The project road passes through your Son Crocodile wildlife sanctuary (1.875 km) at Son River. Length of the project is 71.563 km, The cost of the project is Rs. 677.21 Crores

                              

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 25.46  ha Protected  forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 2034. nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

(iv)         The proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling with geological structural fraction should be provided.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.56    Finalisation of ToR for 4-lane with paved shoulder of the Sidhi-Singrauli road NH-75E (km 83/4 tokm 195/6) under NHDP-IV program, total length 102.6 km in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd. (F.No. 10-11/2012-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of 4-lane with paved shoulder of the Sidhi-Singrauli road NH-75E (km 83/4 tokm 195/6) under NHDP-IV program, total length 102.6 km in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The Project Highway Sidhi-Singrauli Section (NH-75 E) starts from Km. 83/4 at Sidhi Bypass and terminates at Km. 195/6 of NH-75E near MP/UP Border. Hence, the total existing length of the Project Highway is Km. 112.2.Under the proposal, the existing carriageway from Km 83/4 to Km 195/6 is proposed to be widened from 2 lane to 4 lane width with 1.5m wide paved shoulder & 1.0 m granular shoulder along side. This section of National Highway traverses through a flat terrain of mostly agricultural belt. Alignment of Sidhi-Singrauli (NH-75E) Road is mostly passing through plain terrain & some stretches of Road passing through rolling & hilly terrain of Ghat portion from Km. 102/8 to Km. 103/10, Km. 116/6 to Km. 117/2, Km. 117/6 to Km. 118/4, Km. 119/6 to 121/6 Km. and 144/6 to 145/4 with total length 5.400 Km. The road is a mainly Single carriageway with soft shoulders. It is in poor condition however the geometrics need improvement at various locations. The existing project road traverses in 2 Districts namely Sidhi and Singrauli.

 

       Land will be acquired for widening of existing 2-lane to 4-lane road improvement work; also 05 Bypasses have been proposed & short Realignment & curve improvement have been proposed & two nos. Toll Plaza at 1. (Km. 83/4 to Km. 124/10), 2. (Km. 124/10 to Km. 195/8) to minimize social impacts. Land acquisition for the project is 357. Ha. Length of the project is 102.20 km, the cost of the project is Rs. 871.15 Crores. 2034 trees are likely to be affected due to the widening of the project out of 5908 trees exists along the project road.

 

Major Bridges: - 01 No Major bridge is Winded & Repair. 01 proposed for New Construction, Minor Bridges:- 14 No of Minor bridges (01 No widening +04 No Reconstruction +10  No proposed for New Construction in Bypasses/Alignment  improvement ), Culverts:- 98 No Hume pipe culverts (08 for widening & Repair +34 for Reconstruction +56  for New Construction & 48  No slab culverts (07 No Widening&Repair+13 for Reconstruction+ 28 for New Construction, Exists & proposed for 2 lane to 4-Lane along the project road. All the strengthen as per guidelines

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 82.503  ha Protected  forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 3020 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

                                    

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.57    Finalisation of ToR for Development & operation of Nagour Jodhpur Road project (section of NH-65) in Rajasthan State through PPP on DBFOT basis by M/s Superintending Engineer, PWD NH Circle, Jodhpur

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Nagour Jodhpur Road project (section of NH-65) in Rajasthan. The proposal involves up gradation, widening and strengthening of existing two lane road to Two Lane with Paved Shoulder configuration of Nagaur – Jodhpur section of NH-65 from existing km 166/260 to km 296/070 at Jodhpur city. Existing length is 129.810 while proposed length is 134.640 km. The project road traverses through two district viz. Nagaur and Jodhpur in Rajasthan state. The road length in Nagaur district is 65.64 km & in Jodhpur district is 69 km. The alignment passes through the 19 no’s of  City/villages/towns like: - Nagaur, Chimrani, Kharnal, Bhakrod, Ahemadpura, Tankla, Jorawarpura, Khivsar, Nagri, Soyala, Chataliya, Ratri, Khedapa, Lavera Khurd, Budhiyon ki Basni, Baori, Jhipasani, Toont ki Bari and Jodhpur.

 

The existing road is two lanes (7m) with earthen shoulders. In project corridor PCUs Varies from 8001 PCUs to 12093 PCU. The ROW varies from 16 m to 40m.Proposed ROW width is 45-60m (45m in built-up area and 60m in bypass). There are 5 nos. minor bridge, 7 nos. Vented Causeway & 23 nos. culverts exist. Nagaur bypass has been proposed from existing km 166/260 of NH-65 and ends at km 180+500 of NH-65; proposed length of the Nagaur bypass is 19.225 km.

 

It is proposed to widen the alignment to 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulder, configuration with two Lanes of 7.00m width each, paved shoulders at the outer edge 1.5 m width and earthen shoulder 1.0m width. 4- Lane divided carriageway have been proposed in the village of Khimsar and Bawri & also from km 267+600 to km 295+915. Concentric widening has been proposed mostly in portion. In general project road is having good alignment, nearly linear except urban areas, where geometric improvements are required. The total land required for the project is 302.13 ha.

 

The Project Highway is lined with large number of trees on both sides in most of the length within the available Right of Way. Some of them will need to be felled down and compensatory re-plantation will have to be done.

 

The improvement project envisage strengthening of existing Two lane road and construction of paved shoulder 1.5m either side of the similar crust thickness of the existing road. 6.030 km Service Road on both Sides,  1 ROB, 6 minor bridge, 6 flyovers, 1 VUP, 73 culverts, 2 truck lay-by, 75 nos. major and minor junctions improvement 16 Nos. Bus bays and 2 toll plaza have been proposed in the section. Total Project Cost Rs. 461.94 Crores (Including Civil cost Rs. 439.96 crore, R&R cost Rs. 21.04  crore, Utility shifting cost Rs. 0.51 crore and EMP cost Rs. 0.43 crore).

 

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

 

(i)           Justify the land acquisition where 2 lane with paved shoulder,

 

(ii)          It is indicated that 15000 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

Recommended Projects:

 

5.1    CRZ clearance for the Seawater intake & outfall system and Rail line for coal transportation at Palavalasa, Visakhapattinam by M/s Hinduja National Power Corporation Ltd (F. No 11-58/2011-IA-III)

 

As decided by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st–23rd September, 2011, a sub- Committee comprising Dr. Apurba Gupta, Dr Basavarju, G Bala subramanyam members of EAC, Director, Regional Office, MoEF Bangaluru and representative of  Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority had visited the visit on 01.12.2011 and submitted the report.   The Committee examined the site visit report and agreed with the recommendations. The proponent requested to consider the clearance for laying of pipeline alone in view of the fact that sea is rough from the second quarter of the year and there could be significant delay of the project unless laying of pipeline is not initiated urgently.

 

The Committee after deliberation decided to consider the clearance fore pipeline alone after submission of the additional information viz……

         

i)             LTL, HTL, 150 m set back line (as stipulated by State CZMA), 200 m and 500 m demarcation lines from HTL, CRZ-I, CRZ-III, structures proposed, through APCZMA. The recommendation of APCZMA to maintain 150m set back line from HTL in mud flat/CRZ-I shall be maintained and a clear demarcation on ground shall be made.

 

ii)           possibilities of adopting Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) for laying the pipeline in sand  dune areas

 

 

iii)          Relocation of Double story switch gear, Electro chlorination building and two numbers of storage tanks proposed between 200 and 500 m from HTL to beyond 500 m from HTL.

 

          The details submitted by the Proponent was examined and the Committee recommended for issue of CRZ clearance only for laying of pipeline.

 

5. Extra Item

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC during its meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public hearing. Public Hearing conducted on  08.07.2011 at Mehgaugun, Bhind district and S14.07.2011 at Deendayal Nagar, Gwalior District.

 

`During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The project indicates cutting of …. trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation at the rate of 1: 10 shall be carried out as agreed.

 

ii)           Safety Audit shall be carried out during operation phase.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

5.2 GMR amendment

 

M/s GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd has developed and operates the Greenfield airport ‘Rajiv Gandhi International Airport’  at Hyderabad. Facilities or spread over an approximate extent of 5492 acres of land. An amendment the EAC was granted to set up a aviation SEZ inside the premises of the     Airport. Further, the grant for this SEZ included  permission to develop assembly SEZ as part of the SEZ. A helicopter assembly unit has  finalised an extent of 22.25 ha of land within the existing SEZ. However, since majority of the business for this unit would  be generated with domestic demand within the country, they would not be able to become foreign exchange positive as per  SEZ norms.  Also,  there is no other alternative land to offer to the customer with requisite  access to Air side for testing purposes. Hence, due to the techno-commercial reasons aforementioned, GMR is proposed to move 22.05 acres of land outside the existing SEZ to meet the requirements of the customer. Only the status of the extent of land as mentioned would change.

 

The recommended for the issue of amendment.

 

6.Recommended Projects:

 

6.1    Environmental Clearance for the construction of College of Nursing, Institute Block, Library, Prayer Hall, Multipurpose Hall, Quarters, Hostels for Nurses & Students etc. at Christian Medical College, Vellore By M/s. Christian Medical College & Hospital  [F.No.21-76/2011-IA.III]

 

The project is construction of College of Nursing including student Nurses hostel and staff Nurses hostels of Christian Medical College, Kagithapattarai campus, Vellore. It is an educational and residential development project. It is constructed in a plot area of 63,037 Sq.m. The total built up area is 79,929.81 Sq.m. Greenbelt area is 9740 Sq.m. The project consists of A,B,C & D Quarters Block- Stilt + 9 floors, College of Nursing Institute block-3 floors, Prayer hall- Ground floor, Library- 3 floors. Student Nurses hostel - G + 9floors, Staff Nurses hostel- G + 9 floors and Multipurpose hall- Ground floor. Estimated population to step-in will be 4932. Parking area facilities is provided for 377cars and 220 two wheelers. Power back up is 1000KVA be DG sets. The source of water is Ground water. The total water requirement is 480KLD (fresh water requirement is 320 KLD + treated water is 160 KLD).  The STP capacity is 500KLD. The treated sewage water is to be used for flushing 160 KLD and gardening 34 KLD and the rest 216 KLD will be sent to existing sewer systems. The organic waste, 1430Kg/day is to be disposed to our centralized domestic waste management facility at Bagayam. Inorganic waste of 1775kg/day is to be disposed to authorized recyclers. STP sludge 160 kg/day is to be used as manure.

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meeting held on 15-16th December, 2011. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the proponent were examined and satisfied with the information by the Committee. 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

 

 

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

 

The project involves construction of Residential and Commercial complex on a plot area of 13,944 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 44,548.958 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 168 dwelling units in 6 blocks (B+ Ground floor + 9 floors) and commercial complex (B+ Ground floor+4 floors). The total water requirement is 169.45 KLD (fresh water requirement -114.51 KLD). The source of the water is ground water. The sewage generation is about 138 KLD and capacity of STP proposed is 165 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing of toilets-51.11 KLD, horticulture-3.38 KLD, the balance 69.71 KLD is to be disposed in the public drain. The total power requirement is 795 KVA. DG set of 1000 KVA is proposed as standby. Total municipal waste generated will be 0.587 T/day. The total parking proposed is for 381 ECS (covered parking 328 + open parking 53). The total cost of the project is about Rs. 40 Crores.

 

The project was considered by EAC in its meeting held on 9-10th February, 2012. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the proponent were examined and satisfied with the information by the Committee. 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance

 

6.3    Environmental Clearance for construction of Building for the Plastic Chair Manufacturing unit at Nallangna Kothapalli, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu by M/s Neelkamal Ltd.(F. No. 21-121/2011-IA-III)

 

The total Land Acquired is 12.64 Ha. The proposed built up area is 19678 Sqm in Phase-I and 116648.671 Sq. m in Phase -II. Total area is 12.64 ha.  An area of 4.712 ha has been earmarked for green belt. The production capacity of the unit proposed are in PHASE I- Furniture- 950 T/M, Material handling Crates / palletes - 515 T/M, in Phase-II-Furniture- 1250 T/M, Material handling crates / pallets - 834 T/M. D.G.Set 1500 KVA- 2 Nos.  with acoustic enclosure  along with stack of 15.5m height is proposed.

 

Water requirement is 375 KLD which includes 230 KLD for industrial use, 45 KLD for domestic and 100 for Green belt 4.172 ha (33%). Source of water is ground water. Treated Sewage 45 KLD will be used for Gardening,  STP sludge- 0.42 T/M and domestic solid waste and leaves (organic)-12.15 T/M used as manure. Construction debris will be used for filling in the site. No hazardous waste will be generated by the industrial process. A recharging pond of size 39m x 39m, 45m x 45m of depth 2m and recharge wells of 8 Nos. will be provided to recharge the rain water to ground water aquifer. Total Cost of the project is Rs. 156.4 crore.

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its meetings held on 15-16th December, 2011 & 10-11th January, 2012. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the proponent were examined and satisfied with the information by the Committee. 

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance

 

6.4    Environmental Clearance for the proposed Larica Township Djarapur (Green Valley) at Dharapur, Guwahati, Kamarup District, Assam by M/s. Larica Estates  Ltd [F.No.21-62/2010-IA.III]

  

The project involves construction of a township on a plot area
of 10.82 ha. It is proposed to develop HIG Bungalows (21), HIG Row Houses (61), MIG Bungalows (74), MIG Row Houses (43) and LIG Row Houses (174). The total built up area is 91,000 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a shopping mall along with different type of houses. The total water requirement is 357 KLD (fresh water requirement -213 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 285 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing of toilets – 144 KLD, horticulture-46 KLD, the balance 96 KLD is proposed to be disposed in the public drain. The total power requirement is 3 MW. Total municipal waste generated will be 1440 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 1020 cars. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 70 Crores.

                                   

The project was considered by EAC in its meetings held on 3-4th March, 2011, 21-23rd September, 2011 and 10-11th January, 2012. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the proponent were examined and satisfied with the information by the Committee. 

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The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

 

6.5    Environmental Clearance for the proposed Larica Township Bongara (Green Hamlet) at Bongara, Guwahati District, Assam by M/s. Larica Estates Ltd [F.No.21-63/2010-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of a township on a plot area of 8.98 ha. It is proposed to develop HIG Bungalows (21), HIG Row Houses (61), MIG Bungalows (74), MIG Row Houses (43), LIG Row Houses (174). The total built up area of the project is 51,323.5 sq.m. It is proposed to construct a shopping mall along with different type of houses. The total water requirement is 299 KLD (fresh water 176 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 240 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets-123 KLD, horticulture purpose 40 KLD, balance 75 KLD is proposed to be disposed in the public drain. Total Municipal waste generated is 1100 Kg/day.  The power requirement is about 3 MW. The total parking proposed for 520 cars.  Total cost of the project is Rs.70 crores.

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 3rd -4th March, 2011 and 10-11th January, 2012. The EAC after examination had called for additional information. The details submitted by the proponent were examined and satisfied with the information by the Committee. 

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 The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

 

                                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-I

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vii)       The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxi)     Examine and submit the water bodies including the seasonal ones within the corridor of impacts along with their status, volumetric capacity, quality likely impacts on them due to the project.

 

(xxii)    Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water including water requirement during the construction stage with supporting data and also classification of ground water based on the CGWA classification.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxv)    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.

                                                              

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxx)        Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Annexure-II

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 


110th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 5th – 7th March, 2012 at India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants

 

Expert Committee

 

1.           Shri Naresh Dayal                                      Chairman

2.           Dr. M.L. Sharma                               Vice Chairman

3.           Dr. Apurba Gupta                             Member

4.           Shri V.G.Koshy                                 Member

5.           Dr. S.P. Bansal                                  Member

6.           Dr. H.S. Ramesh                              Member

7.           Dr. Y. Basavaraju                              Member                          

8.           Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                Member

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

10.        Shri Bala Subramaniam                   Member

11.        Shri Lalit Kapur                               Member Secretary

 

MoEF officials  

 

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

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

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from

 

M/s Parekh Marine Agencies Pvt. Ltd

M/s Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd

M/s Rewas Port Ltd

M/s Kandla Port Trust

M/s SMS Infrastructure Ltd

M/s J&K State Cable Car Corporation Ltd.

M/s Saurashtra Enviro Projects Pvt. Ltd

M/s Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation

M/s Andaman & Nicobar Administration

M/s Medical Superintendent, Shri Vinoba Bhave Civil Hospital, Silvassa.

M/s Assam Plywood Limited

M/s Transcendent Condominiums Pvt. Ltd.

M/s Reliance Haryana SEZ Ltd

M/s Sun Syndicate Builders Pvt. Ltd.

M/s Meghmallar Estates and Services Pvt. Ltd.

M/s Universal Infraworld Pvt. Ltd

M/s VBHC Chennai Value Homes Pvt. Ltd.

M/s. K.S. Realty Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

M/s. Prestige Estates Projects Pvt. Ltd.

M/s NHAI

M/s Karikal Port Trust

M/s Essar Steel (Hazira) Ltd.

M/s Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.

M/s Yes Yes Minerals Poolambvadi

M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd.

M/s Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation.

M/s CCCL Pearl City Food Port SEZ Ltd.

M/s Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd

Superintendant Engineer, PWD, Rajasthan

M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.

M/s Executive Engineer, Central Works Division No.1, Ludhiana.

M/s Executive Engineer, P.W. Circle, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Ltd.

M/s Superintending Engineer, PWD NH Circle, Jodhpur

 

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