Minutes of 111th MEETING of Infrastructure and Miscellaneous Projects & CRZ held on 16th -17th April, 2012

 

1.        Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

    

2.       Confirmation of the Minutes of the 110th Meeting of the EAC held on 5th -7th March, 2012 at New Delhi.

 

          In item No. 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]’ following shall be inserted:

 

‘The Committee noted that  out of Six vessel, one bigger ship TSS Yerawa was repaired and taken to Kolkata for breaking and  two small ferries were included hence the revised no. was 7. "Five (05) vessels of  A&N Administration (MV Vanvikas, MV Jaldhar, MT Balshali, MV Padauk, MV Austin-I)  and 02 private vessels (MV Andaman Victory and  MV Andman Fortune) operating in A&N Islands  are lying at Port Blair for disposal by breaking on expiry of their life span. MV Jaldhar is a water barge, MT Balashali a Tug and MV Austin-I a small vehicle ferry, whereas other four vessels are small capacity cargo carriers.  These ships have been grounded and their hull is badly damaged (except for MV Andaman Fortune), hence cannot be navigated or towed to a ship breaking yard. Thus need to be broken on “As is Where is Basis”

 

 

3.                  Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

 

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

 

As presented by the Project Proponent, the proposal involves the construction of breakwater at Veli river mouth, on the Aakulam Lake side in Thiruvananthapuram, Keralato prevent the formation of sandbar at the river mouth and keep the river mouth open throughout ensuring continuous discharge of drainage into the Sea.  Lack of proper drainage system is a serious problem in the low lying areas of the city of Thirunananthapuram. Recurrent floods are occurred at many part of the city over the past two decades or so. The drainage network of the city consists of the two major rivers, few canals (Thodu), their feeders and lakes. The condition of existing rivers and natural drainage system for storm water is deteriorating. The annual sand bar formation at the river mouth at Veli prevents the free flow of storm water into the sea and the water stagnates in the lake causing severe pollution. Prevention of the annual sand bar formation at the river mouth will be the only solution for avoiding this problem. Harbour Engineering Department, Government of Kerala had engaged Department of Ocean Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai, for conducting numerical model study and to suggest suitable alignment for the breakwaters, ensuring minimum impacts to the environment. Accordingly the Department of Ocean Engineering conducted details study and recommended to construct two training walls of 220 m length at 130m spacing between them.  The project cost is Rs. 12.00 crores.

 

The site is falling within CRZ II as per CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

The proposal was examined by the 88th meeting of EAC held on 28th – 29th June, 2010 and finalized ToRincluding  conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearing conducted on 14.07.2011 at Thiruvananthapuram.. The proposal was discussed in the 109th EAC meeting held on 9th -10th – February, 2012 and since the project proponent did not circulate the documents.

 

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 It shall be ensured that there is no indiscriminate discharge/ dumping of the waste in to the drain.

 

(ii)               By creating a permanent opening, untreated urban sewage is likely to pollute the coastal water. Treatment plant like aerated lagoon or stabilization pond may be constructed overflow of which may be discharged to sea.

 

(iii)             Water quality of the drain shall be monitored regularly and report in this regard be submitted along with the six monthly monitoring report to RO ,MoEF.

 

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

 

3.2       Amendment to the Environmental Clearance issued for the construction of second liquid chemical/specialized grades of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricant (POL) berth at Pir-Pau, Mumbai by M/s. Mumbai Port Trust [F.No.11-81/2009-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is handling specialized grades of POL and chemicals at Old Pir Pau berth constructed in the year 1922 and at First Chemical Berth commissioned in the year 1996 at Pir Pau, Mahul-Chembur. In view of growth in POL and Chemical traffic and demand from the users, MbPT has decided to construct a Second Liquid Chemical Berth South of the First Chemical Berth (FCB) at Pir Pau and by extending approach. The proposed Second Chemical Berth (SCB) is at 650 m distance from First Chemical Berth and is connected by an approach trestle. The project does not envisage/ requires any land acquisition / reclamation and is in Mumbai Port Water limit at a distance of about 2 km from the high tide line inside the sea.

 

The Environmental Clearance was earlier issued vide letter No. 10-18/2006 - IA.III, dated 21.03.2007. The present proposal is for the modification of one of the conditions of Environmental Clearance to undertake rock dredging for Second Liquid Chemical berth. 

 

          During the course of obtaining Environmental clearance from Ministry of Environment, Govt. of India, it was conveyed that cutter suction dredger can do the dredging in rock and no blasting is necessary. The tenders for Capital dredging work with cutter suction dredger or any other suitable dredger for dredging in soil and rock on three occasions were discharged for poor response. Feedback received from the bidders indicates that rock dredging without controlled blasting is not feasible. MCZMA vide their letter dated 03.07.2009 has forwarded its recommendations to MoEF, GOI. 

 

The project has been earlier appraised by the EAC in its 79th meeting held on 27-29th Aug. 2009 and 19th - 20th April, 2010 and certain observations were made.  The proponent has submitted the information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

(i)     Methods / Recommendation of CWPRS shall be strictly adhered to for the underwater controlled blasting .

 

(ii)   Proponent shall ensure through a small blast to scarve the marine fauna around the site, prior to the actual blasting.

 

(iii) The blasting shall be carried out under the supervision of CWPRS.

 

The Committee recommends the amendment of the proposal with the above conditions.

 

3.3       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 multipurpose 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, within 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.

 

The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee in its meeting held on 5th -7th March, 2012 and sought additional information. The proponent has submitted the information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

 

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 details of present drainage systems  and proposed one particularly with respect to mangroves and  the details of run-off collection.

 

(iii)             Revise the CSR along with budgetary provision of 2 to 5 % since the proposed CSR is very minimal.

 

(iv)              Submit the details of the handling of cargos

 

(v)                Submit the source of water supply

 

(vi)              The office building proposed in intertidal zone (ITZ) shall be shifted beyond ITZ.

 

 

 

 

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

 

4.                Consideration of New Proposals:

 

 

4.1       CRZ clearance for laying of roads and railway line for the SEZ, Dahej, TalukaVagra, Dist. Bharuch. M/s Dahej SEZ Ltd. [F. No. 11-50/2011-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves laying of roads and railway line for the SEZ, Dahej, TalukaVagra, Dist. Bharuch. M/s Dahej SEZ Ltd is developing SEZ in the area of 1803 ha near village Dahej, Gujarat. The SEZ is divided into Part-I and Part-II. Both are connected by a dedicated corridor of 35/45 mtrs width and 5 km long. Environmental Clearance for non CRZ area of SEZ was issued by the Ministry on 17.03.2010. As per the condition of the EC, Dahej SEZ Ltd. was required to prepare HTL/LTL demarcation map and obtain CRZ Clearance for the area falling under the CRZ. Accordingly, a map got prepared from the Institute of Environmental Studies and Wetland Management, Kolkata. As per the map about 224 ha.falls within CRZ area. The Dahej SEZ is required to provide essential infrastructure facilities vice road, water supply, drainage, power supply etc. In Part-I of SEZ, 1.4 km of road, 2.8 km of storm water drainage, 1.4 km water distribution pipeline, 1.4 km drainage pipeline and 1.4 km power line and in Part-II of SEZ, a road of 1.8 km are falls within CRZ area. EC was issued for SEZ vide Lr 21-1084/2007-IA-III dated 17.01.2010.

 

The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee in its meeting held on 21st–23rd September, 2011 and sought a copy of proposed facilities superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale and submit along with recommendations of the SCZMA. SCZMA recommended the project vide letter dated 15.12.2011.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 As per the Recommendation of SCZMA, there is CRZ-I (i) area but the map submitted doesn’t show the CRZ-I(i) area.

 

(ii)               There shall be no ground water drawal in CRZ area.

 

(iii)             There shall be no allotment of plot in 227 ha of CRZ area to industries except the port and harbor & the activities requiring foreshore facilities. Proponent shall submit  undertaking.

 

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

 

(v)                There shall no water logging due to the proposed roads.

 

(vi)              No Road detail are provided in the report. Sectional details with dimensions, other utilities running along the road, number, dimension and location. of culverts, nature of soil etc should be provided.

 

(vii)            The are several tables like those for flora, fauna, population, socio-economic data etc. are not described about their significance. Just giving some numbers or names do not carry much meaning on the subject.

 

(viii)          If the runoff from SEZ contains substantial pollution how the same will be stopped from contaminating the coast may be detailed.

 

 

 

 

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

 

4.2       Environmental and CRZ Clearance for Multipurpose Jetty within Navalakhi Port, Maliya, Rajkot District, Gujarat by M/s DMCC Oil Terminal (Navlakhi) Ltd. [F.No. 11-45/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves development of Multipurpose Jetty within Navalakhi Port, Maliya, Rajkot District, Gujarat. The handling capacity will be 4.5 MMT of various types of cargo viz. Coal, Fertilizers, Steel/scrap, Timber& General Cargo. It is also proposed to export Food grains, steel, Salt, DOC & General Cargo. The construction involves a finger jetty 440 x 42 m length at the 1700 m inside the creek, 3 km long (1700 m long in water + 1300 m on land) of approach trestle, Temporary Storage area of about 40 acres and a 288 m long road bridge over Sui creek. The bed level available at the berth is about –12.0 m and the required depth for the vessel to be berthed is 12 m, hence no dredging is required. Total area for the project is 53.53 ha which barren / saline and muddy land is. The water requirement for the project will be about 435 KLD which will be met from GWSSB.

 

The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has examined the project and recommended vide letter No. ENV-10-2010-98-E dated 19.05.2011 and provided further information on letter No. ENV-10-2011-98-E dated 30.07.2011. The GCZMA has stated that as per the approved CZMP and the CRZ maps prepared by the Space Application Centre, the proposed site for the development of the Port Terminal and related facilities fall mainly in the inter tidal area, Categorised as CRZ –I (B) and CRZ-IV as well as the CRZ –I (A), (due to existence of some mangrove patches)  

 

          The proposal was examined by the 104th meeting of EAC held on 17th–19th August, 2011 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing conducted on 17-02-2012.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)         As per the Gujarat CZMA, the area has CRZ-I(A) due to presence of mangroves and stock yard is proposed in Mangrove area. Proponent shall relocate the stock yard and other developments away from CRZ-I (A) and submit the revised map.

 

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

 

 

 

4.3       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 Investments and Holdings Ltd [F.No. 11-92/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.4       CRZ Clearance for laying of 2 x 18” dia insulated pipeline from Ennore Port to LPG Import Terminal by M/s Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-76/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for laying of 2 x 18” dia insulated pipeline from Ennore Port to LPG Import Terminal.IndianOil PetronasPvt Ltd (IPPL), a joint venture company of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd is setting up a LPG Import/Export Terminal at Athipattu Village near Ennore Port for receipt, storage and evacuation of LPG having a design capacity of 6,00,000 MT /Annum. In order to bridge the supply demand gap of LPG, IPPL is setting up the LPG Import/Export Terminal. Propane/Butane/LPG is proposed to be imported at Ennore Port and will be transferred to the terminal. Environmental clearance has already been obtained from MoEF for the LPG Import/Export Terminal vide ref: F-No J-11011/433/2006-IA-II(I) dt.28.04.2008.

 

In order to receive and store Propane/Butane/LPG in refrigerated condition, twin transfer pipelines of 18” dia are proposed to be laid from Ennore Port to LPG Import/Export Terminal at Athipattu for an approximate distance of 10.2 Km.Out of this 10.20 km pipeline, the first segment of pipeline measuring 4.35 km will be laid by M/s. Ennore Tank Terminals Pvt Ltd (ETTPL) between the jetty and boundary wall of Ennore Port Limited (EPL). The second segment of 5.85 km will be laid by IPPL from EPL boundary wall to the LPG Import/Export Terminal at Athipattu.

 

Out of 4.35 km length of the pipeline within the port premises, Environmental Clearance from MoEF has been obtained upto common manifold (ETTPL) area from the Jetty (Length: 3.69 Km) vide Ref: 10-28/2005-IA-III dt. 19.05.2006. Now the environmental clearance is sought for the portion of pipeline between the common manifold and boundary wall of IPPL terminal (6.51 km).The pipelines will be laid above ground on pedestals and protected from external corrosion through Zinc Silicate coating supplemented with Coal tar Epoxy coating. Design, Construction and Operation of the pipeline system will be done as per International (ASME 31.3) and OISD 141 & 138 Standards.

 

The Entire length of Pipeline will be insulated with Poly Urethane Foam (200mm thickness) and covered with GI sheet cladding. There are no flange joints in the entire length of pipeline except at Jetty and Terminal end.

 

Demarcation of HTL/LTL, Risk Analysis, and EIA & EMP for the pipeline system has been carried out. A length of 675m of pipeline to be laid near Buckingham Canal and Pulicat Canal area is falling within 100m of HTL for which clearance is requested from the Expert Appraisal Committee for CRZ.

 

As per the Risk Assessment made, the possibility of product leakage from the pipeline between the common manifold and IPPL boundary is eliminated as there will not be any flange or valves. The worst case scenario considered is the total rupture and leak (20% rupture) of the product pipelines and consequent UVCE. The frequency/probability estimation of such scenario is 4 x 10-6 / Year. Fire protection facilities with Emergency Shut Down system as per OISD-144 will be provided both at the Jetty and terminal ends.Propane/Butane/LPG will be transferred from Ship tankers to the storage vessels of the terminal at sub zero temperatures. The entire transfer operation will be monitored round the clock to ensure safe unloading. The pipelines will be empty when there is no unloading operation.

 

Population density survey has been conducted and as per the survey there is no human settlement around 1 km radius from the proposed pipeline route. The entire pipeline route falls in Salt pan area and there is no vegetation in this area. Pulicat Bird Sanctuary which is situated 42 km away from the site will not have any impact.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    It is noted that Tamil Nadu CZMA has recommended the project subject to certain conditions which includes updating the Risk Assessment report. The updated Report was not examined by the TCZMA. Proponent shall submit the details of updation.

ii)                   

Submit the pipeline route on Google map to have the idea of land use building/structure, habited area, work places etc. along the pipeline

 

iii)                It is more desirable to lay the line under ground. Provide a comparative assessment on above and under ground options

 

 

 

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

 

 

4.5       CRZ clearance for construction of storage tank of LNG having capacity of 200 000 cubic meters by M/s Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd. (F. No. J-16011/23/2000-IA-III/Pt )

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of storage tank of LNG having capacity of 200 000 cubic meters. M/s Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd has existing Terminal of 5 MMTPA of LNG and obtained clearance for 4  x 160000 Cum however constructed  2 x  160,000 cubic meters. Now intend to construct one new LNG tank of 200,000 cubic meters capacity. Quantitative Risk Assessment is carried out by NEERI. The summary of the Risk assessment are  (i)  The risks of placement of third storage tank of capacity 200,000 m3 along with two existing 160,000m3 tanks was evaluated. The catastrophic rupture of all storage tanks simultaneously has been ruled out in the study due to very low failure frequency. (ii)     The risk has been evaluated in terms of iso-contours and F/N curves for storage tank of 160,000 m3 and 200,000 m3 considering domino effect failure which is worst case scenario. (iii)  The combined Individual risk due to two storage tanks in case of fire and explosion scenario is acceptable. The 10-6 risk contour falls within the terminal site only where the risk is acceptable. Societal risk due to the failure of two tanks is in the ALARP region

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i) Submit the compliance status of the conditions stipulated in the  Environmental clearance.

 

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

 

 

4.6       CRZ clearance  for setting up of Boat building and prepare unit at Survey No. 36/3A, 3D of Shiroor Village, Karnataka by M/s Shri Udaya Mestha (F.No.  11-19/2012-IA.III)

 

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

 

 

4.7       CRZ clearance for construction of sea water intake and outfall pipelines  for discharge of treated effluent into estuary of river Narmada at Dahej, Talukka, Vagra, dist. Bharuch by M/s ADANI, Gujarat(F. No. 11-35/2012-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for construction of sea water intake and outfall pipelines  for discharge of treated effluent into estuary of river Narmada at Dahej, Talukka, Vagra, dist. Bharuch. M/s Adani Power Dahej Ltd (APDL), a subsidiary of Adani Power Ltd, has proposed to set up a 4 x 660 MW Thermal Power Project on Super Critical Parameters in Dahej Industrial Area of GIDC, near Suva Village in Bharuch District of Gujarat. The project site is outside CRZ area over 337 ha of land allotted by GIDC, at the lower estuary of Narmada at distance of about 500 m. There are no mangroves in the vicinity of the site. The nearest mangroves are in Aliabet at a distance of more than 5.5 km. It is proposed to use Narmada Estuary makeup water for condenser cooling. Consumptive water requirements will be met by appropriately treating the Narmada Estuary water. Cooling tower blow down will be returned to Narmada Estuary. Makeup water would be transported to plant through intake water structure and open channel from Narmada Estuary and outfall will be through a buried pipeline.

 

Total makeup water requirement is estimated at 23,375 cu.m/hr. Closed cycle cooling system is proposed with Induced Draft Cooling Towers. The outfall is estimated at 16,650 cu.m/hr. National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has carried out the Marine EIA study and CRZ area demarcation for the project. Gujarat Maritime Board has issued NOC for drawl of water from Narmada Estuary and for intake and outfall facilities, as recommended by NIO. Environment Clearance is granted by the Ministry of Environment of Forest for the Thermal Power Project on 25.10.2011. The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the proposal on 27.03.2012.

 

The proposal for CRZ Clearance is for Seawater Intake facility for 25,000 m3/hr & Outfall facility for 16,650 m3/hr. The Intake is proposed through Open Channel, which will be dredged to a depth of 3 m below Chart Datum with bottom width of 20 m. The total length of channel will be 979 m, out of which 886.3 m will be in CRZ area. The location of intake will be at 21°40’39.5” N, 72°39’26.0” E. For Outfall, one pipe of 1400 mm diameter will be laid 1.5 m below the bed. The total length of pipeline up to HTL will be 1257.6 m. The discharge point location will be 21°40’18.0” N, 72°38’33.0” E. A 240 m long diffuser with 24 ports will be provided to achieve a minimum dilution of 46.2 times. The discharge will be at 2 m below Chart Datum.

 

              A capital dredging of 0.8 Mm3 for constructing the channel will be done and the dredged spoil will be used for land filling within plant area and away from the marine environment. The study has predicted insignificant changes in the flow regime of the Narmada Estuary. However, the channel will be silted to the tune of 11,200 m3/year, which will require maintenance dredging once in three years.

 

The expected values for the parameters in the outfall considered are: Temperature- 5°C above maximum ambient water temperature of 30°C of the receiving water body and Salinity- 13 ppt above worst case salinity of 30 ppt of receiving water body. The impacts on marine environment have been predicted to be insignificant. Environment Management Plan has been prepared including development of mangroves over 200 ha.

 

 

It is noted that M/s Adani Power Dahej Ltd (APDL) proposes a 4 x 660 MW Thermal Power Project on Super Critical Parameters in Dahej Industrial Area of GIDC, near Suva Village in Bharuch District of Gujarat. The project site is to the north of lower estuary of Narmada and outside CRZ area. Water requirement of 23,375 m3/hr would be drawn from Narmada Estuary through open channel intake and outfall of 16,650 m3/hr will be through a buried pipeline.

As per the proponent, the first option of intake from Open Sea at a distance of 16 km was technically not found feasible due to instability of intake well, as this area is very dynamic. Also the intake corridor would pass through populated Dahej Town and the Industrial Areas of Dahej & Dahej SEZ. The second option of Intake Pipeline from an Intake Well at suitable location in Narmada Estuary was also ruled out as Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) has proposed Navigation Channel in the Narmada Estuary for the Shipbuilding facilities along the coast and the Intake Well and the Pipeline would be an obstruction for navigation. Moreover high rate of scouring near the intake well will cause frequent silting of intake well requiring frequent desilting resulting in disturbance to marine ecosystem.

The only option left is Open Channel from a suitable depth contour has been found technically feasible as it would not pose any hindrance to navigation. The maintenance dredging will be required once in three years as the sedimentation rate estimated is 11,200 m3/year. This was also accepted by GMB. The proposed Open Channel will be dredged to a depth of 3 m below Chart Datum with bottom width of 20 m. The total length of channel will be 979 m, out of which 886.3 m will be in CRZ area.

       The Gujarat Maritime Board had considered the above and has issued their NOC. The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority had also considered the different options and recommended the intake through Open Channel

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)               NOC from PCB shall be submitted as required under CRZ Notification, 201.

 

(ii)             The open channel shall be superimposed on the CRZ map of 1:4000 and submitted.

 

(iii)           Project proponent shall monitor the Narmada eco system pre- project and post project periods.

 

 

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

 

 

4.8       EC and CRZ clearance for proposed Multi- Product SEZ (Phase IB & Social Infrastructure Mundra SEZ at Mundra, Dist. Kutchh -construction of Intake and Outfall pipeline and desalination pipeline by M/s Mundra Port and SEZ Ltd. (F.No. 10-138/2008-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of multi product SEZ on a plot area of 18,000 ha. of which 5,920.7762 ha. is presently notified under Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The multi-product SEZ will provide plots to various industries and also develop dwelling units, hotels, shopping malls and other related amenities and utilities. The total water requirement is 11 MLD (source -River Narmada). It is also proposed to have a desalination plant of 150 MLD capacity and 2 Central Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) of 50 MLD and 17 MLD each capacity.  It is also proposed to have a STP of 62 MLD capacity. 

 

     The project proponent also presented the existing and proposed programs under corporate social responsibility such as education and health facilities. 

 

The project falls under 7(c) of the EIA Notification, 2006. 

 

The project was appraised by the EAC in its meeting held on 30th and 31st January 2009 and finalized the TOR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted on 05.10.2010. 

 

It is informed by the proponent that the ongoing court cases do not have any stay in the present project. Only laying of pipeline are proposed within CRZ areas. The SCZMA has recommended the project vide letter dated 27.03.2012.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

   (i)        There shall be no allotment of plot in CRZ area to industries except the port and harbor & the activities require foreshore facilities. Proponent shall submit  undertaking.

 

  (ii)        NOC of PCB shall be submitted for marine disposal as required under Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011,

 

(iii)        The responses/commitments made to the issues raised during public hearing and informed to the committee shall be complied with letter and spirit. A hard copy shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(iv)        Submit the details of the Court cases and the status against SEZ- project filed alleging that power plant work was started prior to obtaining EC for SEZ.

 

  (v)         Monitoring on marine disposal shall be carried out and the quality of marine parameters at the outfall shall be monitored and report submitted to RO, MoEF along with half yearly compliance report.

 

(vi)        There shall be no development activities in CRZ area other than those permissible under the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 2011,

 

(vii)        Proponent shall identify 200 ha of land for mangrove plantation as per the condition laid by SEAC.

 

(viii)        50 meter buffer from the existing mangrove area should be provided for any developmental activity,

 

(ix)        Proponent shell develop the green belt of 3 layers of canopy all along the periphery , except water front,

 

  (x)        Proponent shall submit the document proof that the mangrove area belong to forest and not in SEZ

 

(xi)        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.

 

(xii)        The outfall structure is very close to the turning circle at very shallow depth. This may be extended to water depth of about 6 – 8 m near the shipping channel.

 

(xiii)        Under water pipelines (intake and outfall) shall be laid underground at least 2.0 m below its crown from the sea bed.

 

 

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

 

 

4.9       Environmental Clearance for the construction of Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) at Village JamalpurAwana, PanchayatJamalpurAwana, Taluk Ludhiana East, Ludhiana District, Punjab by M/s. Punjab Dyers Association [F.No.10-92/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

 

 

4.10    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]

 

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves establishment of Integrated Solid Waste Disposal Facility (ISWDF)   near Mirzapur Industrial Area (approx. 7.0 km), Mirzapur. The proposed site is located at village Tand,  Khasara No. 8,17 Tehsil Sadar connected with MirzapurRewa Road by a trace path. Total area of the plot is 14.20 Acres.  Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam has now come up with “Proposed Sanitary Landfill and Composting Site” Project at Village –Tand, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh. The total size of the project is 14.2 acre. The area for landfill and greeneries is 9.94 acre and area for compost and other facilities is 4.26 acres. As per census 2001,Total population of Mirzapur city is 20.5 lacs. A total quantity of 82.61 TPD waste is generated in Mirzapur. Waste generation is around 385gm per capita per day. A compost plant of 100TPD capacity will be installed for converting biodegradable waste into fully matured and stabilized humus. Maximum flow of the leachate is assumed to be 180.35 m3/hr. The total cost of the scheme is estimated at Rs. 1,188.93 lacsincluding cost of collection, storage and transportation is Rs 198.05 lacs and the cost of processing and sanitary landfill is estimated to be Rs 990.88 lacs.

 

The project envisages composting of Biodegradable waste, segregation of recyclables like plastics, polythenes& metal and processing of Inert for separation of stone grit, glass and sand. The rejects which can not be used any further will be sent to Sanitary Landfill site for final disposal. The leachate treatment unit, leachate collection sump, equalization tank, treatment control room shall be provided.

 

The landfill will be developed / prepared in form of cells. Each cell is designed for the period of 5 years. The cell is prepared by excavating the area depending upon the depth of water table. Windrow composting of the biodegradable waste is proposed for converting it to compost. The dry components of solid waste will be sent into series of trammels and conveyors which separate the plastics and polythene by controlled blowing of air, the metals specially iron by magnetic separators. All these materials are conveyed to different points and will stack for reuse.

 

This project falls under activity 7 (i) CMSWMF, category B, since the proposed site is located within 10 Km from the boundary of Mirzapur Industrial Area which is declared Critically Polluted area as notified by CPCB, as per the Office Memorandum J-11013/5/2010-IA.II(I) issued by Ministry of Environment and Forests on 15th March 2010, the project is treated as category ‘A’ Project.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 90th meeting held on18th – 20th August, 2010  andfinalized the additional TOR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted on 14/9/2011 at Nagarnigam, Ghanta Ghar, Mirzapur. Major issues are employment to the local public, recycling of plastic.

 

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Proponent shell develop the green belt of 15 meters width,  3 layers of canopy all along the periphery.

 

i) The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 including collection and transportation design etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

4.11    Environmental Clearance for new Passenger terminal building at Chandigarh airport, (Mohali side) by M/s Airports Authority of India. [F. No. 10-11/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of New Passenger terminal building at Chandigarh airport, (Mohali side). Chandigarh is the regional business hub for the State of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

 

Keeping in view of the significant growth in passenger traffic at the existing Civil Enclave at Chandigarh over the recent past, Airports Authority of India has taken expansion of the existing terminal building. However, with the unprecedented and rapid increase in traffic at Chandigarh Airport, capacity of this expanded terminal building may not be sufficient to handle the estimated domestic and international passenger traffic beyond 2012-13.

 

The proposed “New Passenger Terminal Building” is proposed to be located on Mohali Side of Chandigarh Airport which is being developed by Airports Authority of India. The New Passenger Terminal Building will be constructed over an area of 1,38,562 m2. The total built up area proposed Is 39,600 sqm. Total Water Requirement is 1400 KLD and Total Waste Water Discharge is 774 KLD. The Capacity of STP will be 930 KLD. Total No. of Rain water Harvesting proposed are 6 numbers and Approx. 1449 kg/day biodegradable solid waste will be generated in the complex. The waste will be disposed to MSW Site. 621 kg/day recyclable waste will be given to approved recycler for recycling.

The total power requirement for the complex will be 4410 KW, supplied by Greater Mohali Development Authority, Mohali. The power backup will be through 4 DG Sets of 1500 KVA & 2 DG Sets of 1250 KVA which will be kept in acoustic treated rooms. Parking facilities 500 ECS, 71 Taxis & 5 Coaches will be provided. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 220 Crores.

 

The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on  and finalized ToR including conduct of Public hearing. Public Hearing  conducted on 28/10/2011. Major issue is employment to the local public.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Shall provide the rain water harvesting to recharge the ground water.

 

ii)                  The treated sewage shall be recycled for flushing/ gardening , proper duel plumping shall be provided.

 

iii)                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 Ro, MoEF along with half yearly compliance report.

 

i.                    At least 2 to 5% of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the corporate social responsibility (CSR) and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement of the project. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

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

 

 

4.12    Environmental Clearance for setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste management Facility at Jainpur, Ludhiana, Punjab by Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana [F.No.10-31/2012-IA-III]

 

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

 

 

 

4.13    Finalisation of ToR for Integrated Solid Waste Management project at Ranchi, Jhiri, Ranchi, Jharkhand by M/s A2Z Waste Management (Ranchi) Ltd.  (F.No. 10-27/2012-IA-III).

 

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

 

4.14    Finalisation of ToR for Hazardous Waste Management Facility, phase-II of Integrated Waste Management Facility in Gujarat State at village Koliyad, TalukaVagra, District Bharuch, Gujarat  by  Enviroprotect Waste Management Ltd  [F.No.10-23/2012-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of Hazardous Waste Management Facility, phase-II of Integrated Waste Management Facility at village Koliyad, TalukaVagra, District Bharuch, Gujarat.Total project area 30 acres of non-agricultural land . Major waste generation industries are in the vicinity of 100 km radius. There are scanty  habitation in the vicinity of 5 km and no major habitation in 10 km radius. Nearest village kodiad  is 2.5 km from the site. There are no water body within 2 km the nearest to water body is Narmada river at 2.6 km.There are no national Park, Sanctuary within 10 km radius of the site.

 

Two number of sites were analyzed. Both  of the sites or inside the PCPIR Master Plan near to  the industrial  clusters, sparsely habituated regions,  non agricultural land . First site is near to Koliad village and is situated on approach road for Koliad village from Bharuch-Dahej highway where villages traffic is observed. Second site is located away from Koliad village and having direct from Bharuch-Dahej highway.

 

The proposed integrated waste management facility shall be divided zone 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, , E-waste Recycling & Management Facility. And multi effect evaporation system for aqueous inorganic waste.

 

The hazardous waste facility will be planned in 25 acres of land. Two units of 20 MTPD of advanced thermal treatment based on Plasma Technology with Hea recovery  and power generation is proposed. Secured land fill in 15-17 acres is proposed. The unit shall have a total used oil recycling capacity of 40 TPD, 40 TPD hazardous waste co-processing and multi effect evaporator with steam stripping of 100 KLD.

 

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

 

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

 

(iv)              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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xi)              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.

 

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

 

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

 

     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. 

 

4.15    Finalisation of ToR for  setting up 10 MMTPA LNG Import, Storage and Re-gasification facilities at Gangavaram Port Limited, Visakhapatnam by  Petronet LNG Ltd  [F.No.11-12/2012-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is forsetting up 10 MMTPA LNG Import, Storage and Re-gasification facilities at Gangavaram Port Limited, Visakhapatnam.Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) is a public limited Company incorporated in April, 1998 in India under the provisions of the (Indian) Companies Act, 1956. The Company has been set up with the objective to develop, construct, own and operate Liquefied Natural Gas Regasification Terminals. PLL currently owns and operates an LNG regasification terminal of 10 MMTPA capacity at Dahej, Gujarat and is constructing another Greenfield Terminal of 5 MMTPA with initial regasification capacity of 2.5 at Kochi, Kerala. PLL is planning to set up its Third LNG Import, Storage & Regasification Terminal of 10 MMTPA capacity on the east coast of India within Gangavaram Port, Visakhapatnam. The port is developed by M/s Gangavaram Port Ltd (GPL). GPL is incorporated as Special Purpose Company by equity partnership of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and port developer to implement the project on a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) basis.

The project is planned to be executed in two concurrent stages viz.

Implementation of FSU/FSRU: (for early gas): This phase shall consist of a marine jetty to berth LNG FSRU/FSU (Floating Storage & Regasification Unit or Floating LNG Storage Unit) that shall remain on berth and will be supplied LNG by another LNG carrier. The LNG unloaded into the vessel shall be re-gasified onboard in case of FSRU/ onshore in case of FSU. The use of FSU/FSRU shall only be for initial period, till the onshore facilities are completed.

Implementation of facilities for LNG Terminal: Simultaneously, LNG facilities for 10 MMTPA terminal will be developed onshore and will broadly consist of four (04) LNG storage tanks (each of approximate 200,000 cbm capacity), vaporizers, send-out pumps, gas metering station, utilities etc .

 

 

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

 

(i)           Submit MoU with the land owner for the allotment of the area,

 

(ii)         Submit the layout along with the port boundary. 

(iii)       Submit the details of safety regulations applicable and its 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)          Submit a copy of layout superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale along with the recommendation of the SCZMA.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(x)          Submit the Hydrodynamic study as required under OM dated 3.11.2009.

 

(xi)        Submit the details of the reclamation along with the source of materials and its quantity & quality.

 

(xii)      Submit the details of shore line changes along with the shore protection if nay required.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xvi)    Details of solid / liquid wastes generation and their management.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

 

4.16    Finalisation of ToR for proposed Crane Roll – on Jetty at West Port, Mundra by M/s Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd. (F.No.11-14/2012-IA III)

 

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for construction of Crane Roll – on Jetty at West Port, Mundra. APSEZL is proposing to set up a Jetty facility in the SEZ area and within existing Water Front Development Plan (WFDP) of APSEZL near Tunda Village of Kachchh District Gujarat. The proposed project is an expansion of the existing WFDP. 

 

APSEZL has handled 64.02 MMTPA Cargo for the year 2011-12. The cargo handling capacity of the proposed Jetty is very limited and for specialized cargo which is insignificant as compared to existing cargo handled by APSEZL. Proposed Jetty is of size 38 m x 68 m against more than 30 km of coastline development under WFDP. The proposed Jetty is having basin area of approx. 8 ha., turning circle diameter of 280 m, Intake channel of 120 m expanded from existing 80-90 m, dredging in the tune of 2.4 Mm3 and total project cost of approx. Rs. 93 Crores.

 

Power will be generated through DG set during construction phase, Water consumption will be 100 KLD and Domestic sewage generation will be 8 KLD and will be transported & treated through existing CETP of APSEZL. Solid waste will be sent to MSW site in the APSEZL and hazardous waste will be sent to registered recyclers as approved by CPCB.

 

The public hearing was already done for WFDP as well as Mundra SEZ project. EC has been obtained for WFDP and CRZ recommendations have been obtained from Gujarat SCZMA for Mundra SEZ project. In view of this the proponent requested for exemption of Public Hearing as it is part of SEZ area and within the existing port limit

 

 

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

 

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

 

(ii)                  There shall be no assembling unit within the CRZ area, submit the details of the location of the assembling and the details  of the road connectivity to the jetty. Examine and submit details of connectivity to the site through rail/road network and likely impacts due to the project along with the mitigation measures.

 

(iii)                Examine the Environmental setting up to 10 km radius including eco- sensitive areas- mangroves etc.

 

(iv)                 Submit the details of dredging, quality including its toxic metals (Cr+Arsenic, Mercury and lead), and method of its disposal.

 

(v)                   Marine Traffic should not affect others, submit the analysis.

 

(vi)                 Study the likely impact on Marine Environment (MEIA) and submit EMP with budgetary provisions and Study the impact on the Fishing activity Total number of people engaging in fishing /other fisheries related activities in the study area.

 

(vii)               Project specific oil contingency plan shall be prepared.  Infrastructure requirement shall be assessed.

 

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

 

(ix)             Examine the cumulative impact taking in to consideration of the developments in the vicinity.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

         

          Since the proposed site falls within water front developments for which Public Hearing was conducted under EIA, Notification, 2006, prior to grant of Clearance, the committee recommended waiving of Public hearing as per 7 (II) of the EIA Notification, 2006.

 

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

 

 

4.17    Finalization of ToR for handling of LNG Cargo at Dighi Port, Maharashtra by M/s Dighi Port (F. No. 10-8/2005-IA -III)

 

Project proponent informed that they already got clearance on 30.09.2005 for development of Port for handling bulk  and  liquid  cargo.  The EIA study Risk Assessment was carried out and Public Hearing conducted as required under EIA, notification, 1994 prior to the clearance. The development of port is nearing completion. It is proposed to operate the LNG through third party and they demands the clear mention of LPG under the heading “Liquid Cargo’.

 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)      The committee noted that since the procedure required under the EIA notification 1994 viz. EIA study, Risk Assessment, Public Hearing etc., in obtaining the Clearance dated 30.09.2005, were followed, the  Committee  recommended to treat the clearance as EC and CRZ.

 

(ii)     Regarding the issue of clarification on handling of LPG under the heading “Liquid Cargo’ the Committee suggested that Ministry may take a decision based on the authentic documents submitted by the proponent while getting Clearance. 

 

4.18   Finalisation of ToR for second stage of expansion of Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) by M/s Bengaluru International Airport (F. No. 10-24/2012-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for second stage of expansion of Bengaluru International Airport (BIA). Bengaluru International airport was commissioned in may 2008 with a single runway, terminal building of capacity 11.4 MPPA  Cargo handling capacity of 350000 MTPA. Phase –I expansion programme has been initiated in 2011 with the environmental clearance from Ministry, for increasing the passenger handling  capacity to 17.20 MPPA  The present  proposal is for development to cater 55 Million passengers and 1 million metric ton of Cargo by 2029- 30

 

No additional land acquisition  is involved. All the expansion activities are planned within the airport site of 1622 ha itself. The expansion programme comprises of aeronautical area development and non – aeronautical development.  Aeronautical zone involves, new terminal, runways, taxiways, aprons & aircraft parking, all aviation facilities and structures. The cargo warehouse, cargo offices, logistics, and fright business facilities along with associated trade centres, administrative offices shall be located in aeronautical zone.

 

Non – aeronautical zone development shall include aviation and non-aviation  commercial development, creation of new and expanded road network, drainage, utility provisions, parking  infrastructure along with development of Greenfield . landscape area. Overall Non – aeronautical zone area is 409 ha.

 

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

 

 

(i)                 Submit the compliance status to the conditions of EC, Consent orders along with valid consent orders.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vi)              Examine the details of afforestation measures indicating land and financial outlay. Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described. A thick green belt should be planned all around the nearest settlement to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

(vii)            Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures. Submit the likely impacts to the  habitation located about 200 m from the boundary and in the tunnel area.

 

(viii)          Submit the details of validation of the modeling i.e. comparison of monitored value with predicted value.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

     Proponent requested exemption of Public hearing, since the proposed activities are within the airport premises and no land acquisition is involved. The Committee felt that since there is no Public Hearing conducted under EIA, Notification 2006, as per OM dated 14.09.,2009 Public hearing should 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. 

 

 

 

 

2nd  Day: 17th April, 2012: 9.30 A.M

 

 

4.19   Discussion on guidelines for Height of building

 

This Ministry had issued an Office Memorandum No. 21-270/2008-IA.III dated 7th February, 2012 regarding Guidelines for High-rise Buildings with respect to the minimum road width required for access to the project site, proximity to fire station, adequacy of fire-fighting facilities, obtaining NOC from the fire department and mandatory periodic mock drills in such buildings.

 

          Comments have been received from various stake holders on the above OM. Some of the important issues highlighted by the stake holders are listed below:

 

     i.        The projects are designed based on all the relevant fire safety norms, National Building Code (2005) as well as any other provision which are applicable for high-rise buildings.

 

   ii.        According to the Rules of Business of Government of India distributing work among various Ministries of Government, such rule making should be in the competence of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry and Urban Development Ministry as well as the Urban Bodies and Fire Safety Authorities of the State Governments who devise guidelines based on local infrastructure and conditions.

 

 

  iii.        It is not possible for a developer to concentrate the development only within a radius of 2/10 km from the fire station. Local administration takes the responsibility of making suitable provisions of required infrastructure and facilities like Fire Stations etc

 

  iv.        The notification is unilateral by a single department without reference to or consultation with related departments, namely departments of Urban Development and Housing. The ministry has not invited any suggestions or objections from the stake holders before issuing the above mentioned circular, which is a clear transgression of Natural Justice. Also,- the Central Government has apparently bypassed the rights of the State Governments.

 

 

    v.        The notification is not clear whether the stipulations are applicable to all building projects all over the country or only for projects for which environmental clearance is required.

 

  vi.        The ULBs while approving plans check the compliances including those related to fire safety before approval. Road width, location of fire stations and firefighting equipments, necessary to fight fire in emergency conditions are planned exclusively by ULBs, based on local conditions.

 

 

vii.        Making road width (right of way) and location of fire station as part of environmental clearance, vide above guideline, is, therefore, not understood. It will only jeopardize the development potential of land in terms of FAR/FSI.

 

 

 

 

          The above issues were discussed in detail. The committee members are of the view that the above guidelines are advisory in nature and may not be considered mandatory. These guidelines are basically to sensitize the local bodies to ensure that enough precautions are taken with respect to the requirements for fire safety and disaster management. The committee also felt that the copy of the guidelines may also be sent to MoUD and HUPA for their information/comments.

 

4.20      Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Multistoried Building Complex (Residential & Commercial) Project Village Dharapur, Guwahati, Assam by M/s. Agrim Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd [F.No.21-144/2011-IA.III]

 

         

The project involves construction of residential and commercial complex on a plot area of 13,088.48 Sq.m. The total built- up area is 32,533 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 230 dwelling units in 7 blocks (GF+6 floors) and a commercial complex (Basement+GF+7floors). The total water requirement is 143 KLD (fresh water requirement is 90 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 130 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing-38 KLD, horticulture-13 KLD, DG cooling-2 KLD, make-up for swimming pool-2 KLD and rest 44 KLD will be discharged to municipal sewer. The total power requirement is 3,804 KW. Total solid waste generation will be 714.91 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 457 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 46 Crores.

 

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

   (i)        Parking – Avoid 90% angle at corners for vehicular free movements and conflicts

 

  (ii)        As mentioned during the discussions regarding the commercial complex/convenient shopping for the residential units - Details should be for the commercial complex

 

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

 

4.21 Environmental Clearance for Establishment of Industrial estate at Sompura, Karnataka by M/s. Karnataka Industrial Area development Board [F. No. 21-26/ 2009 – IA.III]

The project involves Development of Industrial Park on a plot area of 550 ha. Out of which 137.65 ha is for residential and social infrastructure purpose. The total water requirement is 5 MLD (domestic requirement–3520 KLD + industrial requirement-800 KLD). The solid waste generation will be 15.5 T/day. Power requirement is 15.3 MVA. The total truck terminal handling is about 300-400 vehicles and a total land of 2,05,494 Sq.m is provided for traffic. Total cost of the project is about Rs. 106.84 Crores.

·         TOR for the project was issued on 9.9.2009

·         The Public Hearing was conducted on 9.1.2012

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

i.        NOC for permitting the present land use for industrial purpose to be submitted

 

ii.                  Provide contour and Google maps for the project site

 

iii.                Submit the project area break-up details zone wise in metric system

 

iv.                 Land use map to be submitted

 

v.                   KIADB should ensure 20% greenbelt area in the project site/green buffer zone

 

 

The EAC mentioned that the presentation should be prepared in details as per the TOR and every parameter should be analyzed in detail and based on the discussions presentation should be re-orientated and come back for reconsideration.

 

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

 

4.22    Environmental Clearance for the Development of SEZ for Oil & Gas including Petrochemical and proposed Non-SEZ Industrial area for energy including New and renewable energy sector at GIDC-Vilayat, Bharuch District, Gujarat by M/s. Gujarat Hydrocarbons and Power SEZ  Ltd. (F. No. 21-16/ 2009 – IA.III).

The project involves Development of SEZ for Oil & Gas including Petrochemical and proposed Non-SEZ Industrial area for energy including New and renewable energy sector at GIDC-Vilayat, Bharuch District, Gujarat on 140 ha for hydrocarbons SEZ and 108 ha for non-SEZ industrial area. The hydrocarbons will have processing area on 72.2 ha which will include Carbon Black Units, PTA Units, Dual feed Petrochemical Complex, Ethylene Oxide derivatives- MEC etc, Polyethylene derivatives, n-Butanol, Propylene derivatives, Polypropylene, Xylene & Ortho Xylene, PET, Styrene, Specialty Chemicals/Refinery catalysts/Synthetic Lubricant/products and R&D/Laboratory Testing Services. The non-processing area will have 50 ha and Greenbelt on 10 ha and Engineering/ ancillary units on 8 ha. The total water requirement will be 3.75 MLD and liquid effluent will be 2083 KLD. There will be a CEPT of 1.2 MLD capacity. The final treated effluent will be discharged into deep sea via existing conveyance and disposal system of GIDC drainage. Domestic waste water (750 KLD) shall be used for greenbelt development. The total power requirement is 6.25 MVA. Total solid waste generation will be 1103.95 Kg/day. Total cost of the project is 975 Crores.

 

·         TOR for the project was issued on 25.5.2009

·         The Public Hearing was conducted on 12.10.2011

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

(i)           Submit the contour map to find-out the drainage pattern in the site and surrounds

 

(ii)          Landscape plan/layout plan to be submitted with 33% greenbelt development with 18 m width

 

(iii)        Separate parameters for Petro-chemical effluents should be mentioned before discharging into the deep sea in the EIA report

 

 

(iv)        Explore the possibility of reusing the treated sewage/water instead of discharging such a huge amount of water into drain ( 600 KLD)

 

(v)          Environmental parameters studied and presented in tabular forms must have descriptive paragraphs in the EIA report. Description of Soil parameters and Water quality should be presented in detail.

 

(vi)        Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) parameters should be recalculated

 

(vii)       Energy saving should be recalculated and quantified in a tabular form

 

(viii)     Marine outfall discharge details with parameters should be given

 

(ix)        Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities with financial details should be presented

 

(x)          Detailed Disaster management Plant should be prepared and submitted. Infrastructure facilities provided with quantifications

 

(xi)        Risk Assessment details to be submitted

 

 

xi.  SEZ being a Petrochemical etc lot of vehicular/truck movement will take place. Hence, a ideal parking facilities (with resting/repairing facilities should be provided)

 

The EAC mentioned that the presentation should be prepared in details as per the TOR and every parameter should be analyzed in detail and based on the discussions presentation should be re-orientated and come back for reconsideration.

 

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

4.23. Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Residential Township at Pilliyarkuppam & Seliamedu villages, Bahour Takluka, Puducherry by M/s Pelican Realty Projects Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 21.24/2012-IA.III]

          The project involves construction of residential township  on a plot area of 2, 32,569 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed for the project is 1,01,621 Sq. m. The total water requirement is about 699 KLD (freshwater requirement- 361 KLD). The capacity of STP is 390 KLD. The treated water will be used for flushing-155 KLD and gardening-293 KLD. Total solid waste generation for the project will be 2226 Kg/day. The power requirement is 3559 KVA. Total car parking proposed 1912 ECS.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 245.45 Crores.

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

                                                              i.      Basic facilities for the township viz. school, dispensary, community hall, open area distribution should be provided with details

 

                                                            ii.      Follow the CRZ & CGWA rules/norms if the project site is less than 6 km from the sea shore

 

 

                                                          iii.      Parking plan should be revised providing the details for Multiplex within the complex. ECS norms for multiplex –35 Sq.m. hence revise the parking plan

 

                                                           iv.      Energy saving should be more than > 20%

 

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

 

4.24. Environmental Clearance for the construction of Shopping Mall-cum-Hotel- cum-Office Building project at Bhangagarh, G.S Road, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Brahmaputra Infrastructure Limited [F.No. 21.26/2012-IA.III]

          The project involves construction of Shopping Mall cum Hotel cum Office Building on a plot area of 30,755 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed for the project is 1,28,648.94 Sq. m. (above ground built up area is -76,721.94 Sq. m  + 51,927 sq. m. will be the built up area for 2 basements). The complex will have GF+8 floors with 1 lower ground floor and 2 basements. The total water requirement of the project is estimated to be about 940.24 KLD (freshwater requirement- 454.23 KLD). The capacity of STP is 700 KLD. The treated water will be used for HVAC-277 KLD, greenbelt-6.32 KLD and 46.1 KLD will be discharged to the nearby drain. Total solid waste generation for the project will be 2040.15 Kg/day. The power requirement is 7420 KW. Total car parking proposed 1417 cars + 1065 two wheelers.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 294.1 Crores.

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

i.        Internal road width should be 9 m. Provide specific area for pedestrian movement & Bus parking

 

ii.           Ensure the smooth functioning of the Stack Parking

 

iii.          Energy saving should be increased from 11% to 20%

 

iv.      Emergency evacuation plan should be submitted

 

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

 

4.25. Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Commercial-cum-Residential Complex at R.G. Baruah Road, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Kamrup Ice and Cold Storage Company Limited [F.No. 21.27/2012-IA.III]

          The project involves construction of commercial-cum-residential on a plot area of  10,278 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed for the project is 34,497 Sq. m. The total water requirement of the project is 136 KLD (freshwater requirement- 92.193 KLD). The capacity of STP is 135 KLD. The treated water will be used for flushing-36 KLD, horticulture-5 KLD and 54 KLD will be discharged to the nearby drain. Total solid waste generation for the project will be 405 Kg/day. The power requirement is 4112 KVA. Total  parking proposed is 267 ECS. 

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

i.        Parking plan/circulation should be revised showing bus parking/taxi parking and internal road width should be minimum 9 m

 

ii        Revise and submit  the parking calculations as per MoEF norms for  3 BHK and hotel blocks

 

iv.          Indicate clearly the parking plan the entry and exit including parking for physically challenged persons

 

v.            Landscape plan should be submitted

 

vi.          Revise the energy calculations and conservation measures should be quantified &Energy Conservation should be more than > 20%

 

iv.      Water Conservation measures should be detailed and should be quantified in percentage-wise (%).

 

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

 

4.26  Environmental clearance for Extension of NRL Township Phase-III, Numaligarh, District Golaghat, Assam by M/s. Numaligarh Refinery Ltd [ 21-30/2012-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.27  Environmental Clearance for the Construction of Hotel-cum- shopping Mall project “Marine Plaza” at Marine Drive Road, District Sonari, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand by M/s. Ashiana Housing Ltd. (F.No. 21-34/ 2012 - IA.III).

 

The project involves construction of Hotel-cum-Shopping Mall on a plot area of 7,891.80 Sq.m. The total built up area is 25,964 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 316 KLD (Fresh water requirement - 212 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is about 165 KLD. The treated water will be used for flushing-39 KLD, horticulture-2 KLD, HVAC cooling-160 KLD. The total power requirement is 1,558.03 KW. Total solid waste generation will be 522 kg/day. The total parking proposed is for 201 ECS. Total cost of the project is 57.34 Crores.

 

The EAC considered the project and after detailed discussions, the following have been emerged:

 

i.        Parking – the slope should be at-least 2 m away from the entry point, while vehicles are entering into the ram.

 

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

 

4.26   Environmental Clearance for rehabilitation & upgradation of existing 4-lane to 6-lane form Agra (199.660) to Etawah Bypass (Km 323.525) section of NH-2 including Firozabad Bypass in the State of U.P. by NHAI (F. No. 10-36/2011-IA-III)

 

       As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation & up-gradation of existing 4-lane to 6-lane form Agra (199.660) to Etawah Bypass (Km 323.525) Section of NH-2 including Firozabad Bypass in the State of U.P. by NHAI. The project road starts at Agra (Km 199.660) and ends at Etawah Bypass (Km 323.525) on NH-2 in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project road passes through Agra, Firozabad, Manpuri and Etawah districts.  Firozabad bypass starts at km 232.620 and ends at km 252.250.,The project road passes through plain terrain. Existing ROW width varies from 30 to 70 m. The proposed ROW width is 60 m.,The project road does not pass through any protected area like wildlife sanctuary, national park, biosphere reserve, etc within 10 km radius area. However, the project road is located in Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) from km 199.660 to km 252.000. The project road crosses Yamuna River at Km 200+600, Jhirna Nala at Km 204+825, Minor at Km 224+670, Bamma drain at Km 227+765, Drain at Km 237+500, Sirsa river at Km 254+900, Hazara/ Sikohabad canal distributary at Km 257+800 and Canal distributary  at Km 309+370.  The proposal for diversion of 28.51 ha protected forest land is at advance stage with State Govt.  Total 5450 trees are likely to be felled for six laning of the project road. 

 

     In the six lane road, 2 existing major bridges, 12 existing minor bridges, 173 existing culverts will be retained and widened/reconstructed and also 26 new minor bridges and 30 new culverts shall proposed to be constructed.

There are 2 vehicular underpasses and 7 pedestrian/cattle underpasses in the project road.  Under six laning 14 vehicular underpasses and 17 pedestrian/cattle underpasses are proposed in the project road. Service roads are available at 14 locations in 82.4 km both sides. During six laning, 46.6 km additional service road will be provided at 16 locations.   Bus Bays have been provided at 20 locations and truck lay byes at 2 locations. All major junctions (10) and minor junctions (155) will be improved in the project road.   Toll plaza is proposed on the project road at two locations. 

Quantity of flyash proposed to be utilized for embankment on the project road as per IRC-SP-58-2001 is 10000 cum from Kashimpur Thermal Power Plant near Aligarh. For construction of the project road, estimated average water requirement is about 375 kl per day, which will be met mostly from surface water resources. 191.7094 ha land will be acquired for six laning of the project road including Firozabad bypass. Total 571 structures (residential and commercial structures) are likely to be affected partly due to six laning of project road. Affected families will be compensated as per National Highways Act. The budget for environment management and monitoring has been earmarked as approximately Rs. 6.6 Crores. The estimated cost for Resettlement & Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 142 Crores. The capital cost of the project is Rs. 953 Crores.

 

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on….. and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearings were conducted on 31/01.2012 at Collectorate, Agra, on 12/03/2012 at Collectorate, Firozabad, on 14/03/2012 at Collectorate, Etawah and  on15/03/2012 at TEP Center, Manpuri

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

                                     

i)                    The proposal requires 28.51 ha. of Protected Forests. Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

ii)                  The project indicates 5450. 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 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.

 

 

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

 

              As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for widening and rehabilitation of NH Sections in the State of UP. The proposed road starts from (NH 25 junction) Km 0+400 of NH-232A at Unnao and ends at Lalganj (Km 66+623) covering about 66+223 kilometres; The project road falls in Unnao and Raebareli District of Uttar Pradesh; The road section passes through built-up areas of Gadan Khera, Lohcha, Achalganj, Bather, Pachodda,  Sikandarpur Karn, Lalkuan,  Bighapur, Patan Takiya, Bihar,Simari and at Lalgunj Town; Land use pattern within 10 km on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, and built-up. Land use along the project road (within 45 meter corridor) is also the same. Existing RoW of the project road is about 12-54 meters. The proposed right of way (RoW) for widening is 45 m; 90 ha. land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road, out of which agricultural land is 88 ha and built-up land is 2 ha; Tree cutting within existing RoW will be required for the construction of 2/4- lane, which is a protected forest;  8334 trees proposed to be felled for the improvement of project road, against which about 25002 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation. 

 

     There are 7 bridges including one major bridge, 123 pipe/slab/arch culverts. Out of which, only one major bridge has been retained and six minor bridges have been proposed for re-construction. Additionally one minor bridge has been proposed for new construction. The 4 culverts have been retained and widened, 92 pipe culvert proposed for reconstruction and 32 RCC Box culverts proposed on to be replaced. There are 9 major and 89 minor intersections on the project road, which have been proposed for improvement under proposed design; Footpaths cum drain have been provided for 30+209 km; Only one bypass is proposed at Achalganj (km 7+800 to km 13+000) and one realignment to avoid two Railway level crossing (Km 37+00 to Km 39+200). Detailed alternative alignment analysis have been conducted before finalization of bypass/alignment 4-lanes with divided carriageway have been proposed at start of project road to end of Achalganj bypass and built up areas for safe movement of local traffic; Pedestrian Underpasses have been provided at 5 locations Bus bays have been provided at 22 locations on both sides (2x22=44 nos.); Truck lay byes have been provided at 2 locations on both sides at km 28+600 and km 51+300. One Trauma Centre (Medical facilities) and ambulance facilities for the locals is proposed at Toll Plaza at Km 32+450. High mass lighting at 12 locations;

There would be 445 nos of project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956;  Peak demand of water would be approximate 450 KLD during construction; The approximate budget for environmental management works worked out to Rs. 3 Crores. Cost for Land acquisition including Resettlement and Rehabilitations worked out to Rs. 9 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is approximately Rs. 274.51 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.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The proposal requires 66 ha of Protected forests land. Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

(ii)               The project indicates cutting of 8334 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 along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

The Committee noted that there is some error in the dates  of public hearing. The correct information shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance after the receipt of the correct information with respect to Public Hearing, with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

 

4.28   Environmental Clearance for rehabilitation & upgradation of 2-line with paved shoulders of NH-231 (Raebareli to Jounpur) and NH-232 (Ambedkar Nagar to Banda) in the State Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI (10-60/2011-IA.-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation &upgradation of 2-line with paved shoulders of NH-231 (Raebareli to Jounpur) and NH-232 (Ambedkar Nagar to Banda) in the State Uttar Pradesh. This project has been divided in three packages. Package –1 is NH-231 which starts at chainage Km 0.000 in Raebareli & ends at Km 166.400 in Jaunpur, Package-2 is further subdivided into Package – I  which starts at Km 0.000 at Tanda and ends at Km 152.170 in Raebareli of NH-232 and package – II which starts at km 156.43 at Raebareli and ends at km 289.71 in Banda of NH-232 of Uttar Pradesh. All three packages of this project passes through eight districts of Uttar Pradesh namely Rae Bareli, Pratapgarh, Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar (CSM Nagar), Jaunpur, Akbarpur, Sultanpur, Fatehpur & Banda. The land use pattern of the proposed ROW is mainly agriculture, Barren/Waste Land, Commercial, Built-up and forest land. The land use pattern of either side of 10 km is similar in nature except forest. The project road does not pass through any wildlife area or reserved forest. The roadside plantation is notified protected trees. 484 hectare of private land is proposed to be acquired which is under process as per NH Act. Proposal for diversion of 140 ha of Forest land is with State Government.

 

737 KLD for NH-231 & 741 KLD for NH-232 proposed to be abstracted from ground water. 15782 trees proposed to be felled for widening of 450 km stretch. The avenue plantation shall carried out as IRC SP-21as per availability of land apart from statutory requirement. 9 lakh cubic meter fly ash will be used for construction of embankment from NTPC Tanda, Uchchahar and Kanpur. Safety measures will be taken as per IRC guidelines for two lane with paved shoulder.

 

NH-231 (Km 0.000 to Km 166.400 – Raebareli to Jaunpur)

 

The existing RoW in this package varies from 10 m to 37m and the proposed ROW in built-up area is minimum 19 m to accommodate drains and utility & at bypasses is 60 m, while the proposed RoW in the remaining area have been the same as existing ROW. Major important towns along the alignment (NH-231) are Badhopur, Rajapur Sahibganj bazaar, Raniganj Kaithola, Lalganj, Vikrampur, Fatehganj, Pratapganj.

7416 trees proposed to be felled. The project road has 2 major bridges, 23 minor bridges and 248 cross drainage structures. Existing 2 major bridges and 23 minor bridges proposed to be improved after safety audit. Total 258 cross drainage structures are proposed including existing culverts. 1 flyover-cum RoB, 1 RoBs, 8 major junctions 12 minor intersections, 4.62 km service road at 5 locations, 3 vehicular underpass, 12 Bus bays and 6 Truck lay byes and two toll plaza have been provided in the project. 3 bypasses of total length 19.7km have been proposed in this package namely Lalganj, Mungra Badshahpur and salon.

2740 families shall be affected partially/ completely.  Entitled persons/ family shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. Total civil cost of this package is Rs.477.04 Crores.

Total land acquisition and compensation cost of this package is Rs.82 Crores. Total cost of the environmental management works of this package is Rs. 1.5 Crores

 

(B) NH-232 (Km 0.000 to Km  289.710 – Tanda to Banda)

 

Package I - NH-232 (Km 0.000 to Km 152.170 – Tanda to Raebareli)

 

The existing RoW in this package varies from 10 m to 35 m and the proposed ROW in built-up area is minimum 19 m to accommodate drains and utility & at bypasses is 60 m, while the proposed RoW in the remaining area have been the same as existing ROW. 2807 trees proposed to be felled. The project road has 2 major bridges, 28 minor bridges and 287 cross drainage structures. 1 new major in bypass, 9 new minor bridges and existing 22 minor bridges proposed to be improved after safety audit. Total 278 cross drainage structures are proposed including existing culverts. 3 RoBs, 11 major junctions, 1.76 km service road at 4 locations, 4 vehicular underpass, 2 pedestrian underpasses 24 Bus bays and 12 Truck lay byes and two toll plaza have been provided in the project. 4 bypasses of total length 28.2 km have been proposed in this package namely Akbarpur, Semri, Gauriganj and Jais. 568 families shall be affected partially/ completely.  Entitled persons/ family shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. Total civil cost of this package is Rs. Rs 556.65 Crores. Total land acquisition and compensation cost of this package is Rs.108 Crores. Total cost of the environmental management works of this package is Rs. 70 Lakhs.

 

Package II - NH-232 (km 156.430 to km 289.710 – Raebareli to Banda)

 

The existing RoW in this package varies from 10m to 35m and the proposed ROW in built-up area is minimum 19 m to accommodate drains and utility & at bypasses is 60 m, while the proposed RoW in the remaining area have been the same as existing ROW. 5259 trees proposed to be felled. The project road has 2 major bridges, 16 minor bridges and 208 cross drainage structures. 7 new minor bridges, existing 2 major bridges and 15 minor bridges proposed to be improved after safety audit. Total 210 cross drainage structures are proposed including existing culverts. 2 RoBs, 6 major junctions 45 minor intersections, 4.48 km service road at 4 locations, 2 vehicular underpass, 2 pedestrian underpasses,  24 Bus bays and 12 Truck lay byes and two toll plaza have been provided in the project. 2 bypasses of total length 16.13 km have been proposed in this package namely Fatehpur and Lalganj. 360 families shall be affected partially/ completely.  Entitled persons/ family shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. Total civil cost of this package is Rs 391.34 Crores.

Total land acquisition and compensation cost of this package is Rs.80 Crores. Total cost of the environmental management works of this package is Rs. 71 Lakhs.

 

 

         The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on….. and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. Public hearings were conducted on 25.11.2011 at Bachat Bhawan, Raebareli, 30.11.2011 at Collectarate Office, Jaunpur, 1.12.2011at Collecrorate, Ambedkar Nagar, 2.12.2011 at Collectorate, Sultanpur, 11.01.2012 at Vikas Bhawan, Banda, 2.02.2012 at Hadihal Municipal Corporation, Pratapgarh, 31.01.2012 at Vikas Khand Office, CSM Nagar and 13.03.2012 at Collectorate, Fatehpur.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     The proposal requires 140 ha of Protected forests land. Necessary Stage-I permission for diversion of forest area shall be submitted.

 

(ii)   The project indicates cutting of 15782 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 along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

          The Committee noted that  project involves two different roads hence suggested to submit two separate Form-I. Also suggested that NHAI shall not combine two roads in single project.

 

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   Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation of existing 2-lane to 2-lane with paved shoulders of Varanasi-Hanumanha Section from km.14.800 to km.138.000 of NH-7 in the State of Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI(F.No.10-20/2012-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation and upgradation of existing 2-lane to 2-lane with paved shoulders of Varanasi-Hanumanha Section from km.14.800 to km.138.000 of NH-7 in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The proposed road starts from Km 14+800 of NH-7 near Tengra more on Varanasi Bypass of NH-2 and ends on UP-MP border near Hanumanha at km 140+252. The project road falls in Varanasi and Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh. The road section passes through built-up areas of Naryanpur village, Jamui, Purushottampur, Narega, Chunar village, Mirzapur, Karnpur, Lalganj, Drumondganj.  Land use pattern within 10 km on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, Forest and built-up. Land use along the project road (within 45 meter corridor) is also the same. Existing RoW of the project road is about 14-56 meters. The proposed right of way (RoW) for widening is 24 meters and for bypasses and realignments it is 45 meters. Approximately 242 ha. land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road. The project involve acquisition of forest land. Tree cutting within existing RoW will also be required for the construction of 2/4- lane.

 

Approximately 15000 trees proposed to be felled for the improvement of project road. There are 4 nos of major and 40 bridges no minor bridge, 286 pipe/slab/arch culverts.  There are 10 intersections (major) on the project road, which have been proposed for improved under proposed design. There are 1 grade separator at km 22.200. There are 2 no Rest area at Km 58+500 and Km 105+700. Drain have been provided app. 10 km width of 1+75 m. Only two bypass is proposed at Mirzapur app. 16 km and at Lalganj app. 5km. Detailed alternative alignment analysis have been conducted before finalization of bypass alignment. Cattle crossing have been provided at 6 locations. Bus bays have been provided at 55 locations on both sides (2x55=110 nos.). Truck lay byes have been provided at 2 locations on one side at km 58+500, and at km 106+450. One Trauma Centre (Medical facilities) and ambulance facilities for the locals is proposed at 2 Toll Plaza at Km 33+550 and 91+900.

 

There would be  appro. 445 nos project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. Peak demand of water would be approximate 1150 KLD during construction. The approximate budget for environmental management works worked out to Rs. 3 Crores. Cost for resettlement and Rehabilitation and compensation worked out to Rs. 5.32 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is approximately Rs. 660 Crores.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The proposal indicates the acquisition of 42 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 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. 

 

4.30   Finalisation of ToR for  4-laning of Vikkravandi to Meensuriti Section from km.0.000 to km.93.500 and 2-lane with paved shoulders from Meensuriti to Thanjavur Section from km.93.500 to km.164.614 of NH-45C in the State of Tamil Nadu by M/s NHAI. (F.No.10-21/2012-IA.III)

 

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for 4-laning of Vikkravandi to Meensuriti Section from km.0.000 to km.93.500 and 2-lane with paved shoulders from Meensuriti to Thanjavur Section from km.93.500 to km.164.614 of NH-45C in the State of Tamil Nadu. Terrain is plain all along the project road. Existing length of the project road is 164.615 km. It  includes seven member of bypasses. The project road passes through Villupuram, Cuddalore, Ariyalur and Thanjavur Districts of Tamil Nadu.  Existing ROW varies from 10 to  30 m and the proposed ROW will be 60 m. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road. About 640 ha private land will be acquired for the project. Project road involves leavened Major bridges under 111 Minor bridges and 231 culverts. About 1238 residential buildings, 136, commercial  and 631 residential cum commercial structures will be affected by the project. 6 vehicular and 11 cattle underpasses are proposed . There is Thermal Power Plant exist within 100 Km of project road. 2700 no. of trees to be felled for the project. he estimated cost of the project 1055.19 Crore.

 

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

 

(i)     It is indicated that 2700 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)   Fly ash shall be used in the project.

 

(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. 

 

 

4.31   Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and Upgradatin of existing 2-lane to 4-lane of Birmitrapur – Barkot – Palhara section from km.211.500 to km.337.300 of NH-23 in the State of Orissa by M/s NHAI(F.No.10-29/2012-IA.III)

 

 

         The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent withdrew the project.

 

4.32   Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and Upgradatin of existing carriageway of Rajasthan Border (km.0.000) to Fatehpur-Salasar (km.154.141) section of NH-65 in the State of Rajasthan by M/s NHAI(F.No.10-30/2012-IA.III)

 

            As presented by the project proponent the proposal is for rehabilitation and Upgradatin of existing carriageway of Rajasthan Border (km.0.000) to Fatehpur-Salasar (km.154.141) section of NH-65 in the State of Rajasthan. The proposed project road starts from km 0.000 at Rajasthan-Haryana Boarder in District Churu and ends at km 154.141 near Salasar in Sikar District in the State of Rajasthan. The existing length of the road is 158.00 km. and proposed length is 154.141 km. The project road traverses through two district viz. Sikar and Churu in Rajasthan state. The alignment passes through the 18 no’s of City/villages/towns like: - Salaser, Fathehpur, Devash, Khotiya, Ramgarh, Churu, Dhadhar, Lakhau, Sirsala, Dudhawa Khara, Ratanpura, Dokwa, Lasedi, Gothya etc. The existing landuse along the project corridor is predominantly sandy plain in Thar Desert. Agriculture area is 67.07%, Built up area 13.09%, Barren land 18.03% rest is others. There are No environmental sensitive areas within 15 km. The project does not pass through National park/Sanctuary/ Wildlife corridor/eco sensitive zone.  The total land required for the proposed project is 741.758 ha ( 366.59 ha. for  widening purpose of Rajasthan Border to Fatehpur , 69.60 ha. for Rajgarh Bypass , 63.90 ha. for Churu –Ratan Nagar Bypass and 241.668  ha. for Missing Link (Fatehpur to Salasar). The existing carriageway varies from 5.5 m to 14 m it is proposed to widen the alignment to 2 lane with Paved Shoulder and service road (9.255 km) and slip road (5.055 km). The existing ROW varies from 0.00 m to 70.12 m. whereas the proposed ROW is 60 m.  There are 2 nos. of bypasses are proposed, Churu-Ratan nagar bypass has been proposed from existing km 23.750 to 37.950 (Proposed length 10.650 km) and Rajgarh bypass from existing km 101.750  to 91.100 (Proposed length 11.600 km ) and one missing link from Proposed Chainage Km 113+869 to 154+141 Fatehpur to Salasar (40.272 km) are proposed). The realignment length is 0.725 km.  The existing corridor there are no Major Bridges, no Minor Bridges, 5 Major road Junctions, 3 Pipe Culverts are exist and in the proposed improvement involves 9.255 km Service Road on both Sides, Slip Road 5.055 km, 3 ROB, 1 flyovers, 1 VUP, 20 Box culverts, 6 CUP, 31Pipe Culverts, 05 Major road Junctions, 03 Truck laybye, 24 Bus Stop and 03 toll plaza have been proposed in the section.

       About 3000 numbers of trees are likely to be felled. About 288 no of structures likely to be affected . Total water requirement are 495 KLD. There is no thermal power plant exist within 100 km of radius of project corridor.  Total Project Cost is Rs. 520.16 crores (Including Civil cost Rs. 416.13 crores, R&R cost Rs. 24.31crore, and EMP cost Rs. 4.03 crores).

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 

(i)     It is indicated that 3000 nos. trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

 

4.33   Finalisation of ToR for 4 laning from Km 0.000 to 50.000  Section Zirkapur to Southern Sirhind bye pass of NH-64  in Punjab State by M/s Executive Engineer,  PWD, B&R, Patiala (F.No.10-75/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves 4 laning from Km 0.000 to 50.000  Section Zirkapur to Southern Sirhind bye pass of NH – 64  in Punjab State. The existing length of the road is 50.700 and the proposed length will also be 50.700 Km the existing ROW is 28 – 60 m and proposed ROW is 32.64 to 60 m. project involves acquisition of 1.738 ha private land and 1.203 ha of government lands.  One Vehicular underpass and one Cattle underpasses are proposed. There are no water bodies in the project alignment. Bir Motibagh  Wildlife sanctuary is about 5 km from the project road.

 

In principle approval for diversion of 110.111 ha and 5 .035 ha of forest land has been granted by MoEF vide  letter dated 19 March 2012 and 3rd March, 2011. The project falls within 10 km from wildlife sanctuary.  Chief wildlife warden Punjab also issued a NOC vide letter dated 3rd March, 2012. About 31453 numbers of trees from existing row of project road will be removed for award-winning of the project road  about 173 numbers of structures(Private-173, religious- 1 and community / government structure-ite) will be impacted Total project cost is Rs. 4 2 1.778 crore

 

 

The Committee noted that Principal approval for diversion of 110.11 ha and 5.035 forest land were obtained dated March 19, 2012 and 04/03/2012

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     The Project site is within 10 km from Patiyala Beer Sanctuary and proponent has obtained NOC. However clearance shall be obtained  from the National Board for wildlife

 

(ii)   The project indicates cutting of 31453 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) The additional ToR and General Guidelines as per the annexure-I and Annexure-II respectively to this Minutes shall also be considered for preparation of EIA/EMP.

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.34   Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation of 2-lane / 2lane with paved shoulders configuration from Jeolikot to Ghigarikhal section of (km 0.000 to km 109.000) NH- 87-E in Uttarakhand by SE, !0th NH Circle, PWD, Yamuna Colony, Dehradun [F.No.10-22/2012-IA-III]

 

Committee noted that the project length is less than 30 km hence it will not attract EIA Notification, 2006.

 

4.35   Finalisation of ToR for strengthening and widening of State Highway-3 by The Chief Engineer, PWD (F. No. 10-25/2012-IA.III)

 

 

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

 

4.36     ToR for the proposed setting of Incineration Plant (waste to energy) for Mixed Municipal Solid Waste Village Diaghar for Thane Municipal Corporation, Thane by M/s Commissioner, Thane Municipal Corporation, Thane (F.No. No. 10-26/2012-IA.III)

 

 

The committee noted that the project is Category ‘B and hence requires consideration by SEIAA.

 

 

4.37   Finalisation of ToR for improvement & upgradation of Nayabazar to Namchi State Highway SK 02 (total length 19.7 km) in the State of Sikkim under North Eastern State Roads Investment Program- Tranche 1 Roads by Project Director – ADB, Project and Bridges, Sikkim (F.No. 10-28/2012-IA-III).

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project road takes off at Jorethang (Nayabazar) on eastern bank abutment of Akkar Bridge and terminates at Namchi covering a total length of 19.7 km. The proposal involves  expansion of existing single lane to intermediate lane with 5.5 m carriageway.  Total formation width is 10.2 m considering future widening. Project road is not passing through any Biosphere reserves, National Parks wildlife Sanctuary or any another similar eco-sensitive areas.  However, it is located within 10 km radial distance from Kitam Bird Sanctuary. 7.36 km of road section is passing through forest (1.0 km of reserved forest and 6.36 km protected forest).  3079 trees are likely to be affected.  No loss of any endangered/ rare/ threatened species.  There is no river crossing.  However, there are several streams locally known as khola, crossing the project road.  Most of them are non-perennial in nature.  Diversion of stream/ nallah is not envisaged. Project area lies in Seismic Zone IV.  All civil structures have been designed as per BIS codes corresponding to seismic zone IV. Few sections of the road is under landslide prone areas.  Protection measures have been proposed as per IRC-SP 48: 1998. Diversion of 1.030 ha forests land is required for the project.  Stage-1I Forest Clearance already obtained.

 

No alternative alignment or bypass proposed. The existing ROW is 16.36 m (uniform on either side) and almost same as existing except at junction and curve improvement and bus bays.  50 culverts (3 retained, 1 abandoned, 6 to be widened, 32 to be reconstructed and 9 new) proposed.

 

The project is Category “B”, however,  General Condition applies owing to its proximity to Kitam Bird Sanctuary and interstate Boundary (West Bengal).

 

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

 

(i)       The Project site is within 10 km from Kitam bird Sanctuary hence clearance shall be obtained  from the National Board for Wildlife

 

(ii)            It is indicated that 3079 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, control of soil erosion from embankment,  details of drainage management measures.

 

 

(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. 

 

Etc. item

 

4.38   ToR for NH-17

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal road starts from km 265.000 at Ozarkhol and ends at km 351.000 at Rajapur and traverses through total 28 villages/ towns in the Ratnagiri District of Maharashtra. The existing and proposed length of the road is 86.000 km. The existing carriageway is 7 m and existing RoW 30 m whereas the proposed RoW varies from 30-45 m. The existing land use along the project corridor is 65% Hilly and 35% Plain and Rolling including mainly settlement and agriculture. The alignment does not pass through any National park or Sanctuary.

 

In the existing corridor there are 4 major and 17 minor bridges, 11 major and 64 major junctions and in the proposed improvement mostly involves construction of additional 2-lane bridges, improvement of all junctions, 38 bus bay, 2 truck lay bye, 2 toll plaza, 2 vehicular underpass and 15 pedestrian cum cattle under pass. About 7230 numbers of trees are likely to be felled. Total water requirement are 600 KLD, source will be Surface water as well as Ground water. There is no thermal power within 100 km of radius of project corridor.

 

Total civil cost for project road is INR 600.93 crore.

 

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

 

(i)     It is indicated that 7230. 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, control of soil erosion from embankment,  details of drainage management measures.

 

(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. 

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 86th meeting held on 14th -15th February, 2011 finalized the additional ToR for further study including conduct of Public Hearing.      Public Hearing was conducted on 26.07.2011 at Collectorate, Jabalpur, on 07.08.2011 at Collectorate at Rewa, on 18.07.2011 at Collectorate, Satna, on 23.07.2011 at Collectorate, Katni.  The proposal was examined by the Expert Appraisal Committee in its meeting held on  5th -7th March, 2012 and the committee noted that there are various points raised during the Public hearing especially on the land acquisition,  lack of information to the public and reply  to those points is not satisfactory.  Therefore it was suggested the proponent to  provide the details / documents to the Public by way of consultation at sihora and the submit the details. Also suggested to examine the option -3 in consultation with the Town Planning Department.

 

          The proponent has submitted the details of public consultation done at Sihora. The committee examined the details and information presented before the committee and decided to recommend the project for Environment clearance.

 

5. Recommended Projects

 

5.1 Corrigendum to Environmental Clearance and CRZ clearance issued for Eco Tourism-Vasahat& Beach Resort at village Nagaon, Tal.Alibag, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s Calcite Properties Developers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai [F.No. 11-62/2010-IA-III]

 

The proposal involves the construction of EcoTourism-Vasahat & Beach Resort at village Nagaon, Taluka Alibag, Dist. Raigad on a plot area of 74.64 Ha. (7,46,400 sq. m) Out of this area 52,155.14 sq. m. is below HTL 2,62,563.65 sq. m. is between HTL & 200m, 2,63,023.67 sq. m. is between 200m & 500m from HTL and 1,68,657.53 sq. m. is beyond 500m from HTL is. Out of this area, on the landward side of road is 4,31,681.22 sq. m. & area on the seaward side is 3,14,718.78 sq. m. It is proposed to construct 19 villas, 194 cottages, a 216 room’s hotel restaurant with 50 seating capacity and a business centre. The total water requirement is 2,022 KLD. The sewage generation is about 893 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 910 KLD. The treated waste water will be reused for gardening and flushing. Total solid waste will be generated organic 828 kg/day and inorganic waste 552 kg/day. The power requirement will be 30 MW. The parking facilities proposed is for 720 cars, 178 Two Wheelers and 12 Buses. The total project cost is Rs. 345 Crores + 30% escalation = Rs. 448.50 Crores; since this is the first mega project in Raigad District informed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. which is a Government of Maharashtra Public Sector undertaking units through M/s Calcite Properties Developers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai.  The proposal was discussed and considered at Agenda No. 6.7 of 107th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects was held on 16th December, 2011.

 

However, some information was not incorporated in the minutes which is as under :

 

It is proposed to construct 19 villas, 194 cottagestwo hotels comprising of 116 room’s and 100 room’s respectively including restaurant’s as per requirements having 50 seating capacity each and other facilities to the hotels. Apart from above, 5 satellite kitchens, 2 business centre, 2 Auditorium, 3 restaurants, 3 café shops, 2 beach café, 2 recreation centres, 3 nos. Dormitory “D Types, Staff housing, 4 wind mill of 1 MW and 2 swimming pools.  

 

 The Committee recommended to issue corrigendum for including the following components viz 5 satellite kitchens, 1 business centre, 1  Auditorium, 3 restaurants, 3 café shops, 2 beach café, 1 recreation centres, 3 nos. Dormitory “D Types, Staff housing, which were examined and recommended by the MCZMA.  It is noted that the proponent has submitted the other components viz. wind mill and swimming pools in the application to MCZMA, Ministry and presented before EAC. Though these components are permissible under CRZ Notification, since those were not part of MCZMA recommendation, those can not be included in the clearance. The proponent shall apply for amendment. 

 

 

5.2  Corrigendum for CRZ clearance issued for beach resorts in Sy. No. 1297, 1296/1, 1294/1, 1295/1 and 1295/2B of Gokarna village, Kumata Taluk, Karnataka by M/s Greenleaf Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-64/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves construction of beach resorts in Sy. No. 1297, 1296/1, 1294/1, 1295/1 and 1295/2B of Gokarna village, Kumata Taluk, North Karnataka on a plot area of  69,194 sqm. (17 Acres). The area within the 0-200 m from HTL is 8,754 sqm and area between 200-500 m is 60,440 sqm. Construction includes 15 No. of guest rooms including 12 independent Cottages and 3 rooms in Guest house in Ground and First Floor. Total built up area is 3,892 sq.m, The proposed FAR is 0.056. The project cost is 5.35 Crores. The water requirement will be 35 KLD. Sewage generation will be 28 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 30 KLD. The treated waste water to be used for gardening. The total solid waste will be generated 27 Kg/day (organic 18 Kg/day and inorganic 7 Kg/day + STP sludge 2 Kg/day). The power requirement will be 8 KVA. The car parking proposed for 25 nos.

          The site falls in CRZ-III. SCZMA of Karnataka discussed the project in its meeting held on 16.04.2010 and recommended the project for CRZ Clearance vide letter no. FEE/10/CRZ/2010 dated 22.06.2010.

         

The Proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and 30th November,1st -2nd December, 2011 and recommended for the proposal for CRZ Clearance. Accordingly clearance was issued on  09.02.2011. Proponent requested that the swimming Pool component was missing and requested to be included.

 

The Committee recommended to issue amendment to the clearance dated. Including Swimming Pool.

 

5.3 CRZ Clearance for Fish Landing Centres in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

 

Proposals of 13 Fish landing Centers examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 10th -11th January, 2012 and the committee sought the recommendation of the A&NCZMA and layout superimposed on the HTL/LTL map demarcated by an authorized agency on 1:4000 scale/ approved CZMP.

 

The Proponent has submitted the information and the same were examined by the EAC and committee recommends the proposal for the issue of CRZ clearance subject to the following conditions.

 

i)                    There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

ii)                  Rainwater harvesting shall be adopted

 

iii)                It shall be ensured that no disturbance be made to mangroves and the corel reefs.

 

iv)                EMP shall be modified accommodating odour and fly control and submit to the Ministry before the commencement of the projects.

 

(i)           Washing from Auction Hall /Sewage shall be treated and the Treatment Facility shall be provided in accordance with the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. The disposal of treated water shall confirm the prescribed standards.

 

(ii)         Putrefied and discarded parts of fishes shall be removed from the Fish Landing Centre and disposed off in the approved landfill/ used as manure/ poultry feed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(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.

 


111th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 16th – 17th April, 2012 at Annexe, Scope Complex, 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. Niraj Sharma (Rep. of CRRI)                   Member
  9. Shri Bala Subramaniam                     Member
  10. Shri Lalit Kapur                                Member Secretary

 

MoEF officials   

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

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

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from

M/s Harbour Engineering Department, Government of Kerala

M/s. Mumbai Port Trust

M/s Rewas Port Ltd

M/s Dahej SEZ Ltd

M/s DMCC Oil Terminal (Navlakhi) Ltd

M/s Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd

M/s ADANI, Gujarat

M/s Hazira LNG Pvt. Ltd.

M/s Mundra Port and SEZ Ltd

M/s UP Jal Nigam

M/s Enviroprotect Waste Management Ltd 

M/s Petronet LNG Ltd 

M/s Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd

M/s Dighi Ports Ltd

M/s Bengaluru International Airport

M/s. Agrim Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd

M/s. Karnataka Industrial Area development Board

M/s. Gujarat Hydrocarbons and Power SEZ  Ltd

M/s Pelican Realty Projects Pvt. Ltd

M/s Brahmaputra Infrastructure Limited

M/s Kamrup Ice and Cold Storage Company Limited

M/s. Ashiana Housing Ltd

M/s NHAI

Executive Engineer,  PWD, B&R, Patiala

Project Director – ADB, Project and Bridges, Sikkim

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