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          The Minutes of the 87th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 19th – 20th April, 2010 at Fazal Chambers, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.       Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

 The Chairman welcomed the members to the 87th meeting of the EAC. He also thanked all the members for the active participation and support in the appraisal of the projects. Members Secretary informed about the communications received from Dr. Ramesh and Prof. Anantrajan about their inability to attend the meeting. He also informed that in the 86th meeting of EAC, it was decided to have a site visit of M/s. Kepton Construction Pvt. Ltd. project at Thane, Mumbai.  Prof. Anantarajan was nominated but as he will be out of country, it was decided to nominate Dr. Neeraj Sharma of CRRI.  The Member Secretary further informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 86th meeting held on 25th -26th March, 2010 in New Delhi. He further briefed the Committee regarding various agenda items.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 86th Meeting of the EAC held on 25th -26th March, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 85th Meeting of the EAC held on 25th - 26th February, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed as circulated to the Members.

 

3.      Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1    CRZ Clearance for laying of crude oil pipeline from Chennai Port Trust to CPCL Refinery at Manali, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (F.No.10-78/2008-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, a new crude oil pipeline of 42” dia. was proposed to be laid to bring crude oil from Chennai Port to Manali refinery for a distance of about 17 Km. This pipeline was to originate from Bharathi Dock III of Chennai Port and routed along the Chennai-Ennore Port connectivity road. Since there was abnormal delay in obtaining the right of way for the pipeline from to Chennai Port to refinery, an SPM was proposed. TOR was finalized by EAC in its 75th meeting held on 23rd -24th April, 2009.

 

          The crude oil requirement of the Manali Refinery is being handled through Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) through a 30” dia, 8mm thick, 7.5 Km long pipeline commissioned in 1969. This pipeline traverses 6.8 Km underground and 0.7 Km above ground through metalled roads, railway tracks, marshy areas and highly inhabited colonies. A number of structures including petrol bunks have come up above this underground pipeline system over a period of time. The coating condition of the pipeline is not satisfactory.  The present 30” dia underground pipeline was laid when the refining capacity was 2.5 MMTPA. The capacity of the Manali refinery has been enhanced to 9.5 MMTPA at present and this has increased the number of Tankers unloaded through Chennai Port. Presently the pressure head for pumping is restricted at 7 Kg/Sq.cm considering the age of the pipeline. The existing 30” Dia pipeline has not only become vulnerable with regard to its external coating, but also has a limitation to handle tankers within stipulated time.

 

          A new crude oil pipeline of 42” dia. is proposed to be laid to bring crude oil from Chennai Port to Manali refinery for a distance of about 17 KM.  The line size is so decided that it is optimum for unloading a parcel size of about 130,000MT crude oil from a Suez max tanker within the stipulated time. The pre project activities viz. Topographical survey of pipeline alignment, Soil stratification and corrosion survey, Risk analysis study and Disaster Management Plan and Environment Management Plan have been completed.

 

The project has been earlier appraised by the EAC in its meeting held on 27- 29th Jan. 2010 and certain observations were made.  The proponent has submitted the desired information. The details submitted and presented by the proponent was discussed. The proponent submitted a copy of the minutes of Tamil Nadu CZMA for the proposed new route.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                       Regarding the complaint dated 21.01.2010 from Kasimedu Fishermen Development Association, Kasimedu against laying of pipeline in residential areas and thereby problems like likely ground water contamination due to spillage or leak of crude oil and chances of explosion due to leakage of oil etc, it was informed by the project proponent that the new pipeline route is away from habitation area. The EIA, EMP and Risk analysis has been carried out incorporating all the safety measures.

 

(ii)                    The project proponent clarified that the CEPI index is for the projects requiring environmental clearance under EIA Notification, 2006 whereas their proposal is under CRZ Notification, 1991. They also clarified that it is not a new project but just to replace the old pipeline with the new pipeline and TNCZMA has already examined all the issues and recommended the proposal for the issue of clearance.

 

(iii)                  A NOC/ Clearance for laying of pipeline shall be obtained from NHAI / Railways for right of way before initiation of the work and the same shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

(iv)                   Submit a copy of a Certified Map on the New pipeline route along with the details of habitation area, demarcating the minimum distance between the pipeline and habitation.

 

(v)                Submit a copy of the recommendation of Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

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

 

3.2    Amendment of construction of Berth No.4 in stead of Berth No. 7 at Karaikal Port (Phase-II) at Puducherry by M/s. Karaikal Port Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.10-42/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of berth No. 4 instead of berth No.7 in Phase-II at Karaikal Port Pvt. Ltd. The Ministry has already issued clearance vide letter no.10-2/2006 IA – III dated 06.05.06 for the development of phase – I which includes two berths (Berth No. 1 for General cargo and Berth No.2 for coal) with handling capacity of 4 MTPA.  Phase – II clearance was issued vide letter no. 10-42/2009 – IA III dated 22.09.2009 which includes 3 berths (Berth No. 3 for the coal, Berth No. 7 for the edible oil/ multipurpose and Berth No. 9 for OSV /PSV) with handling capacity of 20.5 MTPA.

 

The present proposal is for the amendment to Environmental Clearance issued for Phase II replacing Berth no. 7 by Berth No. 4. for 10 MTPA Coal handling instead of  for the edible oil/ multipurpose. It has been observed from the EIA studies that the proposed expansion activities have insignificant impact on the environment. The baseline environmental data measured/recorded are well within the prescribed CPCB standards. No Rehabilitation and Re-settlement issues are involved.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Tranquility study shall be carried to make sure that Berth No. 4 will fulfill the tranquility requirements for handling of coal. It is to be examined if at all the extensions of breakwater will be required or not.

 

(ii)  Submit a copy of the recommendation of Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority regarding the amendment of the project.

 

   The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental and CRZ Clearance with the above conditions that these will be submitted to the Ministry before the issue of clearance.

 

3.3    CRZ Clearance for beautification of Gateway of India procumbent on plot bearing C.S. No. 475, Colaba Division -A- ward Mumbai by M/s. Chief Engineer (DP) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai [F.No.11-67/2009-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves beatification i.e. work of repairs and redevelopment of garden, toilet block, rehabilitation of affected ticketing stall of ferry boats in the vicinity of Gateway of India. Gateway of India is one of the famous heritage structures in Mumbai and is situated on the land bearing CS No. 475 in Colaba Division, /A/ Ward, Mumbai. MCGM has proposed for beautification of the Gateway of India precinct. The proposal mainly focuses on the traffic reorganization of the Gateway Plaza to restore the original scale and grandeur of the public place and to create and appropriate setting for both the monuments and the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The redevelopment will enhance environment and visual image for the plaza and the access roads connecting to it, through introduction of appropriate elements of street furniture, lighting, signage, repair, and up gradation of visitor amenities.

 

The area under proposal is 8500 sq.m and falls under CRZ-II category as per the CZMP approved by MoEF on 19.01.2000. The site is on the landward side of the existing paved road and the existing structure.

 

The MCZMA recommended the proposal to the MoEF.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 79th EAC meeting held on 27th /28th August, 2009. The Ministry while processing the proposal has some observations on which further clarifications were asked. The proponent has submitted the information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                    The details provided by the proponent shows that the area falls under Heritage site.   As per the CRZ Notification, 1991 heritage sites are categorized as CRZ-I, whereas the MCZMA has mentioned in their recommendations that the site is in CRZ-II.

 

(ii)                  As per the CRZ Notification 1991, para 3, 2 (iv) only reconstruction of heritage building are permissible, which is not the ease in the present proposal.

 

(iii)               Construction has already started, which is a violation, of CRZ notification 1991.

 

    In view of the above, the Committee deferred the project and suggested that the Ministry should seek clarification from MCZMA about the classification of areas, location of new construction, NoC from Heritage  Committee  and present status of construction.

 

3.4    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. Feed back 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 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)     Trail blast if carried out may impact the archeological site-Elephanta caves. A study shall be carried through an Independent agency like CWPRS and  the report  to be submitted to  the Ministry.

 

(ii)  Archeological clearance shall be obtained before initiation of the project and submitted to the Ministry.

 

The Committee recommends the amendment of the proposal with the above conditions that there should not be any impact on the archeological site and a NoC shall be obtained from the Archeological Authorities.

 

3.5    CRZ Clearance for the construction of beach resort at R.S. No. 144, Poornankuppam, Revenue village, Ariyankuppam commune Panchayat, Puducherry by M/s. Annamalai Sea View Resorts (F.No: 16-4/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the construction of Beach Resort on a plot area of 63,600 sq.m.  The total built up area of the project is 6,000.84 sq.m.  It is proposed to construct 53 Rooms including cottages with Public areas like Reception, Restaurant, Conference Hall, and Holiday Activities etc. with Back of house. It also consists of Car parking, Swimming Pool, Outdoors Spa, Outdoor Restaurant, Outdoor Games, Children Play area with lawns, landscaping, approach road, tree plantation and wastewater treatment plants, etc.  Total water requirement is 37 KLD which will be met from 21 KLD   fresh water and about 16 KLD treated waste water. Fresh water will be purchased from Water Suppliers authorized by State Ground Water Authority. The total wastewater generation during peak demand is estimated to be 16 KLD and this is proposed to be treated in Decentralized Waste Water Treatment System. The solid waste generation is about 1.5 TPA and this will be segregated, collected & disposed by recycling/reuse and composting and the non-recyclable and non-biodegradable waste will be handed over to the solid waste disposal facility of the local panchayat. Organic Wastes will be composted and used as manure for gardening. Rain Water Harvesting is proposed to be carried out by building Rainwater sleeve wells and contour bunds to capture rainwater. The total cost of the project is Rs.16 Crores.

 

The proposal was discussed in the 19th meeting of the Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 12.2.2009 and recommended to the Ministry.

 

The project was earlier appraised by the EAC in its 77th meeting held on 25th - 26th June, 2009 and certain observations were made.  The proponent has submitted the information. The details submitted and presented were examined by the EAC.

 

During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Sterilization viz- Chlorination shall be done after tertiary treatment.

 

(ii)  Parking plan shall be revised relocating the parking in Development Zone area (200-500 mts from HTL) and submit to the Ministry.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the above two conditions that these will be submitted to the Ministry before the issue of clearance.

 

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

 

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

 

           Gujarat SCZMA recommended the project on dated 28.07.2008.

 

          The project was earlier appraised by the EAC in its meeting held on 23rd - 24th November, 2009 and 25th -26th, Feb. 2010 certain observations were made. 

 

Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran visited the site as part of the study of hot spots and has informed that the field survey was undertaken at key locations along the Gujarat Coast during 14th – 16th March, 2010 to validate the maps that have been prepared by them at Dahej District, Gujarat. He also informed that a total of 6 different data sources were used to obtain historical shorelines for this study and observed that the shoreline change was predominantly “insignificant” (< -10 to + 10 mts. of the Dahej Coast). 

 

          On the basis of the report submitted and presentation made by Dr. Ramesh Ramachandran, the Committee recommended that as the shoreline changes were insignificant, a Comprehensive Environment Impact Assessment study for a period of three seasons data is not required. The other details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the EAC.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 All the recommendation of EIA, risk analysis shall be strictly complied with

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4. Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1. Environmental Clearance for the development of Airport at Jaiselmar, Rajasthan by M/s. Airport Authority of India (F. No. 10-124/2008 – IA.III)  

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of new air terminal building, apron and taxi track for new civil enclave at Jaisalmer Airport. The site of new terminal is located adjacent to existing Jaisalmer Airport (Rajasthan) on east side. The land for proposed terminal building is barren and is located within the existing airport (24ha). The proposed terminal building project at Jaisalmer airport shall consist of a Terminal building, Substation and AC plant room, Lift pits, escalators pits and related civil works for lifts, escalators, Underground sump and pump house and underground storage tank for fire fighting system, Other infrastructure facilities like roads, overhead tank for water supply and plumbing and Septic tank/sewage treatment and disposed arrangements, road/street lights, drainage systems, insulation of roof, cable trenches, car parking areas, horticulture, landscaping, interior furnishing, decoration and allied facilities.

 

          The proposed civil enclave of new terminal is proposed to be located close to existing operational airport; therefore environmental disturbances will be insignificant. The new terminal building with 7000 sq m covered area will be located in a plot of 24 ha area close to existing airport. The site of proposed air terminal is free from vegetation and buildings. The total water requirement will be about 30 KLD average water requirement will be for domestic purpose and cooling, which will be met from ground sources. The total cost of the project is Rs.81 crores.

 

The project has been earlier appraised by the EAC in its 72nd meeting held on 19-20th Dec. 2008 and finalized the TOR. The Public Hearing was conducted on 19th Feb., 2010 and the main issues raised were related to disposal of solid waste and air pollution etc. The project proponent incorporated the issues and submitted the EIA.The committee examined the details submitted and presented.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                             A copy of the monitoring reports on air and water quality.

 

(ii)                          The type / species of tree saplings shall be selected on the suitability for the Airport Zone based on climatic conditions.

 

(iii)                        Conditions of NOC dated 20.03.2002 of Ministry of Defense shall be strictly complied.

 

(iv)                         The terminal building shall incorporate the features of local architecture in and around the areas as well as take special measures to highlight the Indian antiquity through a museum depicting the same.

 

(v)                            All the recommendations of EIA, EMP, disaster Management plan shall be strictly complied with. 

 

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

 

4.2   Environmental Clearance for expansion and modernization of Jalgaon Airport by M/s. Maharashtra Airport Development Company. [F.No. 10-31/2009-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves extension and modernization of Jalgaon Airport by developing existing airstrip at Jalgaon. Presently the Runway 09/27 has a length of 1478 m and width of 45 m and is in the most dilapidated condition. In addition, a single storey airport terminal building is also available. The airport has been used for landing of chartered aircraft and helicopters of VIPs, Govt. Officials and industrialists. Based on the traffic forecast by M/s Darashaw, the airport is proposed to be developed in a phased manner. Initially aircraft ATR 72 and ATR 48 are proposed to be operated on routes, depending on traffic. In the initial phase, Runway 09/27 shall be constructed for length and width of 1880 m and 45 m along with associated taxiways, apron for parking of 4 nos. aircraft and terminal building to handle 200 passengers daily i.e. 100 arriving and 100 departing passengers. In addition, Air Traffic Control Tower (ATC), fire station building, fuel farm along with electrical lights, water supply, sewerage, storm water drainage, perimeter road approach road, car park & internal roads are proposed to be constructed.

In the final phase, runway will have length of 3030 m and width 45 m. In addition, there will be augmentation of parallel taxiway, apron, terminal building, car park and fire station. There will be a requirement of 1 MLD of water and the same will be supplied by the Municipal Corporation of Jalgaon. Power requirement will be of 1.00 MW and shall be available with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL). The total land requirement for the final phase is 303 Ha. (Existing 41 Ha. and 262.59 Ha. is to be acquired).

 

The project has been earlier appraised by the EAC in its 77th meeting held on 25th -26th June, 2009 and finalised the TOR. The Public Hearing was conducted on 3rd Feb., 2010 and all the issues raised were incorporated in the EIA/EMP. The details submitted and presented were examined by the EAC.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Explore the possibility to reuse the treated wastewater.

 

(ii)              All the recommendations of EIA, EMP, and Disaster Management plan shall be strictly complied with. 

 

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

 

4.3    Finalization of ToR for the construction of State Highway Project in Jharkhand by M/s. Jharakhand Accelerated Road Development Company Ltd. [F.No.10-10/2010-IA-III]

 

            As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of State Highway Project (Category-B). The project consists of six lanes (ROW-60 meter) divided in four Sections- Section III- Rampur (at NH-33 to Jamsedpur) to Tupudana (Chibasa Road)- 12.75 km, Section IV- Tupudana (Chaibasa Road) to Sethio (Karra Road)- 6.335 km, Section V- Sethio (Kara Road) to Lalgutua (NH-23)-10.007 km and Section VI- Lalgutua (NH-23) to Kathitar (NH-75)- 7.10 km. The total length of the road  is 36.21 km.

 

          The project will also involve demolition of existing structures and removal of roadside vegetation within the ROW. 3076 trees need to be removed.

 

            The terrain is more or less plain with minor undulations. Cutting and filling operations will be required for leveling and grading of land according to the proposed landscape. There are 5 water bodies (village ponds) coming to ROW of project road, JARDCL will acquire the affected water bodies for enhancement and rehabilitation. There are two rivers Subran Rekha / Hatia River at Chainage 7.320 in section V and Tundhal River at Chainage 6.650 in section VI crossing the project road alignment.

 

            The land use on the both sides of proposed alignment is mainly agriculture; however the alignment crosses some urban and industrial area, commercial establishment. There is no reserved forest, national park or sanctuary along the project road. The most of the land for the project road has to be acquired.  Total land requirement for the project is 220.152 ha. All sections of project road alignment are falling under seismic Zone – II. 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     The proposed road has not been declared as a National Highway or State Highway, hence the EIA Notification, 2006 is not applicable to this project.

 

            In view of the above observation, the Committee recommens to return the proposal and close the file.

 

4.4   Finalization of ToR for upgradation of Chhindwara / Chourai / Seoni Section of NH-69A in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. NHAI [F. No. 10-14/2010-IA-III]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(i)                             Necessary clearance shall be obtained for cutting of trees. Details to minimize the cutting of trees shall be submitted.

 

(ii)                          Justification for selection of bye pass shall be submitted.

 

(iii)                        Examine and submit the details of R& R

 

(iv)                         Details of the safety measures adopted to prevent animal accidents in the forest area due to vehicle movements.

 

(v)                            Details of the forest clearance/clearance from the Wildlife Board of India with regard to the project site in the forest area.

 

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

 

(vii)                       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.

 

(viii)                    Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

 

(ix)                        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. 

 

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

 

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

 

(xii)                      Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

 

(xiii)                   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.

 

(xiv)                     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided if any.

 

(xv)                       Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided.

 

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

 

(xvii)                  Examine and submit the details of the accident prone zone and the mitigation measures. Examine and submit the details of vehicular under passes.

 

(xviii)                Submit the details of road safety and signage.

 

(xix)                    Submit details of corporate social responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

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

 

(xxi)                    Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation and forest /wild life area.

 

(xxii)                 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.  

 

(xxiii)               Examine the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(xxiv)                The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvii)              Submit details of alternate route diversion plan during construction phase to avoid in convenience to the existing traffic.

 

          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.

 

4.5. Finalization of ToR for upgradation of Narsinghpur / Amarwara section of NH-26 B in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No.10-16/2010-IA-III]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(i)                             Study regarding the Animal bypasses / underpasses etc. across the habitation areas shall be carried out.

 

(ii)                          Study regarding alternate by passes shall also be carried out.

 

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

 

(iv)                         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.

 

(v)                            Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

 

(vi)                         Examine and submit the details of cutting of trees.  The efforts should be made to minimize the number of tree cutting.

 

(vii)                       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.

 

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

 

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

(x)                           Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

 

(xi)                        Examine and submit the details of R&R.

 

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

 

(xiii)                   Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided.

 

(xiv)                     Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided if any.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxi)                    Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation. 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.

 

(xxii)                 Examine and stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(xxiii)               The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

          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.

 

4.6    Finalization of TOR for rehabilitation and up gradation of 2 – lanes with paved Shoulders Configuration of Multai - Chhindwara Section in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. NHAI [F.No.10-18/2010-IA.III]

 

            As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening of existing NH 69 A between Multai and Chhindwara to 2 lanes with paved shoulders including 4 laning of Chindwara Linga section of NH 26 B and new 2 lane link between Imlikhera and Chhindwara ring road on eastern side in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The total land requirement for the project is 301.69 ha. available land for the project is 212.20 ha. and land to be acquired is 89.49 ha out of which forestland - 7.874 Ha, agriculture land -  80.616 Ha. and built up area  - 1 Ha. The proposed new alignment for the project is 6.2 km. between Imlikhera junction and Eastern Bypass. The length of the remaining existing alignment proposed to be only strengthening /widening. Approximately about 12 km. of the project road falls in the forest area. Diversion proposal is submitted to CCF (Nodal).  3 major bridges and 17 minor bridges are existing in the alignment.  6 no. of cattle under pass and 1 no. of vehicular under pass are proposed.

 

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

 

(i)                             Impact on water bodies and rehabilitation measures.

 

(ii)                          Details of the safety measures adopted to prevent animal accidents in the forest area due to vehicle movements.

 

(iii)                        Details of the forest clearance/clearance from the Wildlife Board of India with regard to the project site in the forest area.

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

 

(v)                            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.

 

(vi)                         Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

 

(vii)                       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.

 

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

 

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

 

(x)                           The proposal indicates 16,262 trees are proposed to be cut. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division. Efforts should be made to minimize the number of tree cutting.

 

(xi)                        Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

 

(xii)                      Examine and submit the details of R&R.

 

(xiii)                   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.

 

(xiv)                     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided.

 

(xv)                       Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxii)                 Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation. 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.

 

(xxiii)               Examine and stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(xxiv)                The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

          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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(i)                             Explore all possible measures to minimise the cutting of trees.

 

(ii)                          Details of the safety measures adopted to prevent animal accidents in the forest area due to vehicle movements.

 

(iii)                        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.

 

(iv)                         Necessary arrangement shall be made for drainage and over flooding of the surrounding area.

 

(v)                            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.

 

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

 

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

 

(viii)                    The proposal indicates 3,385 trees are proposed to be cut. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division. 

 

(ix)                        Submit details of requirement of water during the construction phase and its source.

 

(x)                           Examine and submit the details of R&R.

 

(xi)                        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.

 

(xii)                      Examine and submit the details of sand quarry to be provided if any.

 

(xiii)                   Examine and submit the details of service roads to be provided.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)                Submit details of corporate social responsibility. Necessary provisions should be made in the budget.

 

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

 

(xx)                      Examine and submit the details of projected noise levels and its likely impact on the nearby habitation.

(xxi)                    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.

 

(xxii)                 Examine and stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting or embankment / control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

(xxiii)               The proposal should also indicate the location of wayside amenities, which should include petrol station/service centre, rest areas including public conveyance, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.8.   Environmental Clearance for the expansion of Hyderabad Airport, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (F.No. 11-1/2010-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the expansion of some activities within the Airport at Hyderabad. GHIAL has obtained Environmental Clearance and consent for establishment for 12 million passengers per annum and also for cargo handling capacity of 1,00,000 TPA with in an area of 5494 Acres as mentioned in the reference with the list of activities viz. Airport terminal, Runways, taxi ways, aprons, Air traffic control tower with CNs and air traffic management facilities, Facilities for baggage handling, Cargo handling facilities, Passenger handling facilities, Aircraft maintenance hangers, Ground service equipment maintenance workshops, Fuel storage facilities, Flight catering centers.

 

          GHIAL now proposes to construct a Special handling terminal – 2592 sqm and a Passengers transport center – 1020 sqm. It is also proposed to enhance the cargo handling capacity from 1,00,000 TPA to 3,00,000 TPA. The enhanced cargo handling capacity require a small increase in infrastructure facilities like: Ware houses (Perishable goods, non perishable goods) 2 no’s of 5000 sqm, Cargo agents building – 3735.9 sqm and Additional cargo facility (Blue Dart) – 1425 sq.m.  The total water requirement for terminal building will be 40 KLD and for SEZ project will be 2937.7 KLD. The power requirement will be for terminal building – 70 KWH and SEZ – 72 MW.

 

GHIAL has also proposed to establish aviation SEZ within the premises of the airport on an area of 101.8 ha (251.85 acres) and proposed to establish aircraft maintenance hangers namely – Engine MRO, Component MFO and airframe MFO (already permitted under EC already obtained by GHIAL for the existing airport) along with administrative building of 1500 sqm, training centers – 5 no’s each of 2000 – 500 sqm built up areas, assembly units, supply chain center including incubation center with in the proposed Aviation SEZ. The estimated project cost is for Terminal building Rs. 15 crores and Aviation SEZ Rs. 166.76 Crores.

 

          The project was submitted for the amendment of earlier Clearance issued which was put up for appraisal during the EAC in its 83rd meeting held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009. The Committee recommended that the project cannot be considered simply as an amendment to the earlier Clearance issued, but involves both, the expansion of the existing project as well as the development of a SEZ, which was not earlier part of the project. The proposal should be treated as a new project. The Committee suggested to the project proponent that they should submit draft TOR for the above project under Project / Activity 7(a) combined with 7(c) under EIA Notification, 2006. The project proponent submitted a draft TOR for finalization and also requested exemption of Public hearing, since the proposed activities are within the airport premises and no land acquisition is involved.  The public hearing was already conducted on 28.12.2002 for getting initial clearance for the development of the airport. There is no increase in passengers facility/nos. and the activities proposed under SEZ are not under Category ‘A’ or ‘B’. 

 

          The Committee finalised the TOR in the 84th meeting of EAC held on 27th – 29th Jan, 2010 with the recommendation of exemption of public hearing. The TOR was issued on 16th Feb., 2010.  The proponent submitted the EIA/EMP. The details submitted and presented were examined by the Committee.

         

During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     Although the project proponent has covered all the issues/points of TOR in the presentation but the EIA/EMP does not clearly reveal that the entire TOR has been covered.

 

(ii)  The Committee suggested that project proponent should revise and submit the EIA/EMP as per the TOR to the Ministry.

(iii)                        The project proponent should submit details of a Comprehensive Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster integrating with existing airport.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance after the submission of the details indicated  above by the project proponent to the Ministry.

 

4.9    Finalisation of TOR for the expansion of facilities at Port Redi, Sindhudurg,  Maharashtra by M/s Redi Port Ltd., [F. No. 11-15/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves expansion of existing facilities at Port Redi to develop berths and to make an all weather Port. This is one of the oldest existing port facility operating for more than 30 years in Maharashtra. The project includes development of 1 container berth - 1770 m, 3 dry bulk berths - 900 m, 4 multipurpose berths- 670 m and 1 LNG/ Liquid berth and 1 Molasses berth. Storage facility for dry bulk cargo (Coal, Bauxite, Iron ore as well as containerized, bagged and liquid cargo is proposed in an area of  500 ha. The total area is required 160 ha. including reclamation of 60 ha.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 9500 million.

 

The proposed project will be developed in 5 phases. Phase – 1 includes 1 dry bulk berth, 1 multipurpose berth, breakwater and rock bund, Phase – II includes additional 1 dry bulk berth, 1 multipurpose berth and corresponding storage area, Phase – III includes 1 Molasses berth, 1 container berth & 1 dry bulk berth, Phase – IV additional 1 multipurpose berth and corresponding storage area, 1 LNG/ Liquid berth and Phase –V includes 1 multipurpose berth.

 

 A Southern breakwater of length 860 m connected to a rock bund of length 2150 m is proposed in the initial phase to maintain the required tranquility in the harbor basin. The turning circle is designed so as to handle 60,000 DWT vessels with a diameter of 460m and dredged depth of (-) 12.7 m.  The approach channel is proposed to have a length of 3070m and width of 165m with a dredge depth 0f (-) 13.3m. The initial development phase will require sand dredging of 1.82 million m3. The land available behind the waterfront is partially low lying and the ground level will have to be raised by backfilling with earth and murum with proper compaction to + 4.0 MCD. Also there will be reclamation behind the berths. 

 

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

 

(i)                             Submit a copy of the recommendation of MCZMA regarding the expansion project

 

(ii)                          Examine and submit details of impact on the existing ports nearby

 

(iii)                        Submit details of total area requirement, land available for the expansion, land reclamation required etc.

 

(iv)                         Examine and submit details of dredging, rock dredging and impact of construction of breakwater.

 

(v)                            Submit details of transportation of iron ore from source to stock yard and loading into  ships including dust suppression measures,

 

(vi)                         Submit details of unloading of coal and storage and transportation to the destination including dust suppression measures.

 

(vii)                       Submit details of EIA, Risk Analysis & Disaster Management Plan.

 

(viii)                    Examine and submit details on handling of molasses & Oil Spill Contingency  Plan

 

(ix)                        Examine the existing available infrastructure – road/ railway network and impact on traffic due to the expansion.  

 

(x)                           Submit the details on ISPS compliance.

 

(xi)                        Submit details of existing clearances /Compliance.

 

(xii)                      Submit details of dredging and disposal of dredge material.

 

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.

 

4.10. CRZ clearance for petroleum products storage terminal in Karwar Port by M/s Tropicana Liquid Storage (p) Ltd. [F. No. 11-16/2010-IA.III.]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves expansion of Karwar terminal to store bulk liquid cargo and handling facilities at Karwar Port by M/s Tropicana Liquid Storage (P) Ltd. The Project site is located at latitude 14° 47’ 30 N and longitude 74° 07’ 40 E.  The terminal is located near Karwar port.  The storage terminal is proposed on an area of 2.0 acres of land in Survey Number 36A and 36B in Baithkol village which has been leased by Karwar Port Trust. The products to be stored are proposed to be brought by ships to the jetty at Karwar port and then pumped in to the storage terminal and later dispatched to the customers through road tankers.

 

The Ministry has already accorded clearance vide letter No. J-16011/57/2001-IA-III dated 18.03.2008 for the establishment of 6 storage tanks in Karwar Port at Sy. No. 36 A and 36 B of Baithkol village, Karwar by M/s Mysore Mercantile Company.

 

Now M/s Tropicana Liquid Storage (p) Ltd. is proposing to add three more storage tanks of-      (1) 16 X 20 Meters – 2 for storage of 4022 KL of class B petroleum products and (2) 8 X 12 Meters – 1 for storage of 600 KL of class C petroleum products.

         

The proponent has submitted the EIA report which includes description and baseline data of the environment Risk analysis and Disaster Management Plan, Mitigation Measures and Environmental Management Plan.  

 

As per the KCZMA, the proposed area has been classified as CRZ - III as per the approved Karnataka State Coastal Zone Management plan. The proposed site is at a distance of 290 Meters from HTL of Arabian sea and 210 Meters from Baithkol Creek. KCZMA discussed the proposal in their meeting held on 27.11.2009 and recommended the proposal for the clearance of MoEF vide letter No. FEE 38 CRZ 2004 dated 09.02.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 NOC/Clearance shall be obtained confirming that all the fire fighting provisions are as per standards specified by the  Chief Controller of Explosives/ Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO) for the additional storage tanks.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance with the above condition that this will be submitted to the Ministry before the issue of clearance.

 

4.11. CRZ clearance for expansion of existing Beach Resort at Manapet revenue Village, Bahour Commune, Puducherry by M/s Mahendra  Holiday & Resorts India Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-18/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves expansion of existing Beach Resort at Manapet Revenue Village, Bahour Commune, Pudhucherry by   M/s.  Mahendra Holiday & Resorts India Ltd. The Project site is located at the latitude of 11° 48’ 31” N and Longitute is 79°40’ 00” E.  There are 125 rooms existing  in the Resort. The project proponent proposes to construct additional 18 rooms in three Blocks.  Block – 1 has 274.119 (sq. m.) and distance from the HTL is 280 (m). Block – 2: has 205.50 (sq. m.) and distance from the HTL is 305 (m). Block – 3: has 137.06 (sq.m.) and distance from the HTL is 315 (m).  The Height of the building proposed  is 7.6 (m). The total area of  the project is 9.2 ha.

 

The existing water requirement (90 KLD permitted limit) is sufficient for the new rooms. 40 KLD waste water is being generated  from the existing  rooms and 5 KLD of waste water generation from the additional rooms will be treated in existing 100 KLD capacity STP for treatment is sufficient. Solid waste generation will be within the permitted limits (120 kg/day). Existing power load of 750 kVA is sufficient. The existing 630 KVA Diesel generator capacity is sufficient.

 

The proposed area falls under CRZ III. Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority discussed the proposal in their meeting held on 19.01.2010 and recommended the proposal for the clearance of MoEF vide letter no. 6735/DSTE/PCZMA/CLR/JE/2010/81 dated 15.02.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged

 

(i)        The project submitted and presented is incomplete.

 

(ii)     Comparative details should be prepared examining the existing and proposed requirements of infrastructure.

 

(iii)            The requirement of additional requirement of water, power, Solid Wastes generation and its disposal as well as a comprehensive plan for parking facilities etc.  has not been worked out and also the impact on existing available infrastructure has not been examined.

 

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

 

4.12. CRZ clearance for setting up of a Resort at S.F. No. 92/1B1 pt and 93/3A of Thiruvidanthai  Village, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District by M/s Nest Hotels & Resorts (Kodaikanal) Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-19/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.13. Environmental Clearance for LPG Import Terminal at Puduvypeen SE-2 (Cochin Port Trust, Cochin) by M/s Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Cochin. [F. No. 11-21/2010-IA.III] (Aug 2008)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of facilities for receipt, storage and dispatch of imported LPG at Puduvypeen, Cochin, by M/s.  Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Ltd.

 

It is proposed to set up a 0.6 MMTPA capacity LPG import facility. The project site falls in SEZ in the land allotted on lease by Cochin Port trust at longitude 76°13’34” E and latitude 09°59’82” N.  The main activity involves i) Uploading of LPG from ships at proposed jetty of Cochin port trust, ii) Transfer to mounted bullets through thermal insulated pipelines, iii) Storage under pressurized conditions in  mounted bullets and iv) Loading in road tanker for distribution of the same.

 

The LPG unloaded at Multi User Liquid Terminal being constructed by Cochin port Trust and transferred to the terminal through 2.8 KM long pipeline of 20” dia.  The storage facility consist of 08 nos. of mounded bullets (capacity: 1925 MT each) constructed in two clusters.  The mounded storage is the safest LPG storage suitable to the site as the LPG bullets are buried in sand and enclosed inside concrete bunkers with minimum wall thickness of 50 cm. The stored LPG shall be further distributed through road tankers to different consumption centers. 

 

The proposed construction of LPG Import Terminal and Pipe line lies between 200 to 300m from High Tide Line of sea. Facilities for receipt and storage of petroleum products and LPG can be permitted in CRZ area except CRZ I (i). The proposed area is devoid of classified CRZ I (i) area.

 

The Kerala coastal zone management Authority discussed the proposal in their 32nd meeting and recommended the proposal for the clearance of MoEF vide letter no. No.2126/A2/08/S&TD dated 9/12/2009.

 

The TOR for the project was issued finalized vide letter no. 10-89/2008-IA-III dated 02.09.2008 and Public hearing was conducted on 29.09.2009.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)     All the issues raised in the public hearing shall be incorporated and    complied  with strictly.

 

(ii)  Clearance/NOC shall be obtained from Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organization (PESO).

 

(iii)                        Necessary Safety measures shall be incorporated conforming to the standards.

         

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

 

4.14. CRZ clearance for Coastal Protection Works at Coco beach and Colava beach, Goa, under “Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Programme” by M/s Asian Development Bank [F. No. 11-23/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for Coastal Protection Works viz. (i) Restoration of Coco Beach (North Goa) by beach nourishing and construction of retaining submerged structure (western side of the beach) and a rubble – mound break water (to reduce and redirect wave energy), (ii) Training of nallahs and restoration of sand dunes at Majords and Utorda beach stretches (South Goa) and offshore submerged reef off Colva beach (South Goa under “Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment Programme” by M/s Asian Development Bank.

 

          The proposal include the (i) Re-nourishment of the bay with 180,000 m3 of sand to replace the lost volume, (ii)Construction of a sand retention structure by a 125m precast concrete box structure is proposed on the west side and (iii) Construction of a semi submerged rock Breakwater Reef and Mama Point to block the passage of waves that come into Coco bay (96 length, crest 2.5 m above LAT).

 

 The Coco beach is a small embayment located on the North side of Aguada Bay, across the water from the Goa State capital city Panaji. The work of sediment retention structure is at LTL, Break water Reef at Mama point in the river and beach nourishment from sand dredged from the mouth of Mandovi river is within the river moth at inner shelf at depths 2m below MSL at Miramar, Panaji. The total area envisaged for setting up of the  project is 8.96 ha for beach nourishment, sediment retention structure of 0.037 ha. and breakwater structure of 0.042 ha.

 

The Colva beach is sub-project stretches and falls under the Government property. The sub project is a part of the 25 kms. Salcette beach which is slowly, but substantially, eroding over its full length.  All project activities are within foreshore and inner shelf area, within 330 m from coast at water depths of 5 to 7 m for reef construction and 1 to 4 m for beach nourishment. Scraping of 300,000 cum of sand will be from the intertidal zone to a maximum depth of 0.5m for dune nourishment

 

The proposed works for the sub project are  (i) Nalla training at Majorda and Utorda beaches and Colva urban beach using small geotextile,  (ii)Dune restoration and management along 6.5 kms of shore including scraping from the lower beach, restoration of dunes, planting, sand fences, boundary fences and access pathways and (iii) Geotextile offshore reef at Colva at approximately 330 m offshore with slong-shore length of 180m based on discussions with review consultants, government officers and stakeholders it is proposed to defer the construction of the offshore reef at Colva until year 3. This would allow monitoring of the impact of dune management as well as other reef project.

 

The cost of the above works for Coco beach restoration is estimated to be Rs.11.48 crores and Colva beach management is estimated to be Rs.20.63 crores. 

 

Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority discussed the proposal in their 54th meeting held on 03.03.2010 and recommended the proposal for the clearance of MoEF vide letter no. GCZMA/N/09-10/78/857 dated 10.03.2010. GCZMA also recommended that good practices of sand dune management including vegetation growth and fencing should be carried out and the offshore reef construction should be undertaken after studying the effects of similar offshore reef structures proposed at Mirya bay at Ratnagiri and Ulal at Mangolore. 

 

During the discussion, the following point emerged:

 

(i)                 Periodical monitoring of the shoreline changes shall be monitored and submitted.

(ii)              All the conditions/recommendations stipulated by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority in their letter no. GCZMA/N/09/10/78/857 dated 10.3.2010 shall be strictly complied and submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

4.15  Environmental Clearance for Multi-product Special Economic    Zone (SEZ) Project in Sinnar, District Nashik, Maharashtra by       M/s. India Bulls Industrial Infrastructure Ltd. (F.No.21-202/2008-IA.III)

 

The project involves setting-up Multi-Product SEZ on a plot area of 1008.42 ha which include processing zone (540.82 ha) and non-processing zone (120.20 ha) and the thermal power plant on 345.94 ha. The processing zone will have auto & ancillary, aviation & ancillary, textiles, pharmaceuticals & Biotech, light engineering electronic & Electrical, Free Trade Ware housing, and miscellaneous activities.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 1380 Crores.

 

It was informed that MSIDC has notified the industrial area in 1996.  Ministry of Commerce has notified the SEZ in 2009.  It was further informed that individual units/industries shall have their own treatment plants up to a certain standards.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                    Quantitative and qualitative of wastes generation has not been worked out properly reexamine and submit details along with the norms for assessment.

 

(ii)                  Study Comprehensive Cumulative and integrated impact  of the project including the Power plant impacts

 

(iii)               Submit the certified maps specifying Survey Nos / plot nos etc of the SEZ area with Notification as notified by the Ministry of Commerce and also the MSIDC notification notify the land details in 1996.

 

(iv)                 The EIA/EMP submitted, seems to be incomplete and confusing without specific details and does not clearly reveal that the entire ToR has been covered.  The committee suggested that the project proponent should revise and submit the EIA/ EMP as per the ToR.    

 

(v)                   Examine and analyze the impact of the power plant project on the SEZ located within the site. Examine the impact and give details of mitigative measures.

 

(vi)                 Submit details of the land – how much area has been notified and how much is transferred. Any other area acquired or proposed to be acquired with certified maps.

 

(vii)              The environmental monitoring plan and management plan with cost and parameters both for construction and operation.

 

(viii)            Examine the impact on agricultural productivity of the area due to the development.

 

(ix)                Examine and submit details of potentially polluting industries likely to come within the complex which may impact on the area.  Examine and submit details.

 

(x)                  Make assessment of any regulatory measure in view of the environmental and social impacts of the project (such as unauthorized development around the park).

 

(xi)                Permission / NOC for drawing water from Dharna river shall obtained and shall be submitted.

 

(xii)             Detailed drainage plan linked with the existing drainage system with capacities.

 

(xiii)           Environmental merit of the alternative proposal has not been examined and presented.

 

(xiv)            Re-examine the baseline environmental data, including wind rose diagram, air quality and biodiversity.

 

(xv)               Identify the TSDF/BMW/E-waste management agencies and destinations of their disposal.

 

(xvi)            Baseline linked to Environmental monitoring; during construction and operation should be examined.

 

(xvii)          Open spaces and space for services appear inadequate; re-examine and submit details.

 

(xviii)       Zoning of industries should be done for environmental planning. Adopt the concept of industrial ecology.

 

(xix)           The planning of the complex should have Hierarchy of roads, their widths and rights of way based on traffic volume density

 

(xx)              Examine and submit details of hydrological and geo-hydrological studies

 

(xxi)           Submit strategy and procedural safeguards for energy conservation and use of energy from renewable sources.

 

(xxii)         Consider bio-methanation of biodegradable wastes and submit details.

 

(xxiii)      Consider vocational training for employment of PAPs and to check immigration.

 

(xxiv)        The project proponent claimed that it is a SEZ project for which MSIDC has allotted the Notified land for industrial use, so as per EIA Notification 2006 public hearing is exempted.  The Committee carefully looked into the contention of the proponent regarding the issue of public hearing as a requirement under EIA, Notification 2006.  The Committee came to the conclusion that for a multipurpose SEZ where Pharmaceuticals and Bio-tech, Textiles, Aviation, Auto and engineering industries are likely to be established and as at this stage, the wastes, discharge and emissions are not even confirmed and detailed environmental issues have not been examined and addressed, the Public consultation/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. The aforesaid requirements were clearly explained to the proponents and it was clarified that keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the matter the Expert Appraisal Committee will spell out clearly its views regarding the issue of public hearing.

 

Accordingly, in view of the foregoing observations, the proposal could not be recommended for Environmental Clearance. The proposal shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed, public hearing is conducted  and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.16  Construction of Electronics Industries Sector (SEZ), Nest Hi-Tek Park at Kalamassery, Kochi by M/s. Nest Hi-Tek Park Ltd. (No.21-34/2009-IA.III) 

 

            The project involves the construction of Hi-Tech Park (SEZ) on a plot area of 1,21,025.54 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 3,61,498.34  Sq.m. The total water requirement is 338 KLD (fresh water requirement is 237 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 350 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 101 KLD, horticulture - 89 KLD, AC cooling - 72 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1989 Kg/day. The power requirement is 20,000 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 7500 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 27 Crores.

          The proposal was earlier put up for consideration in the 75th EAC meeting held on 6-7th October, 2009 wherein the project proponent requested for postponement.

During the discussions it was clarified that as the total builtup area is 3.61, 498.34 sq.m. (> 1,50,000 sq.m.) as per EIA Notification 2006 the project is to be appraised as category B1 and a ToR should be presented.  The project proponent were permitted to make the presentation to finalize the draft Terms of Reference (TOR) so that appropriate documents may be prepared for considering the grant of Environmental Clearance.

 

The Committee finalized the following additional TOR for further study:  

 

(i)                    Examine the landuse in the Master Plan/Zonal Development Plan of Kochi and Regional Plan and permissible uses.

 

(ii)                  A site plan showing the project site and its surrounding with physical features, meteorology and topographical details, such as land use, contours and drainage pattern, along with photographs of the site from all four sides, should be included in background information.

 

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

 

(iv)                 Examine entry/exit of the project including the crossings from the highway and provision of service roads.

         

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

 

(vi)                 Study the impact on the nearby habitation and on the industries in the vicinity.

 

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

 

(viii)            Details of Municipal Solid wastes / electronic/ hazardous wastes generated from the process and their disposal.

 

(ix)                Details of recycling of treated waste water.

 

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

 

(xi)                Examine and submit details about the resettlement and rehabilitation of project-affected persons in the nearby villages, in accordance with the national resettlement and rehabilitation policy.

 

(xii)             Submit development strategy for the proposed project.

 

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

 

(xiv)            Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximise recycling of water and utilisation of rain water. Fresh water should not be used for flushing of toilets.  Use treated waste water first for flushing, then for horticulture and then for HVAC.  Maintain safeguard of 5 m. gap against contamination of ground wastes. Assess soil erosion in view of soil characteristics, topography and rainfall pattern.

 

(xv)               Application of renewable energy/alternate energy, such as solar and wind energy, may be described in KWH/Sq.m./annum.

 

(xvi)            Diesel power generating sets, if proposed, as source of back up power for elevators and common area illumination during construction/operation phase should be of enclosed type and conform to rules made under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 and the guidelines issued by CPCB.

 

(xvii)          The height of stack of DG sets should be equal to the height needed for the combined capacity of all proposed DG sets.  The location of the DG sets may be decided with in consultation with Kerala State Pollution Control Board.

 

(xviii)       Management of wastes discharged by the units including electronic wastes and the service facilities, especially the CETP may be described.

 

(xix)           Examine the details of air quality monitoring as per latest Office Memorandum.

 

(xx)              Examine and submit details of electronic waste including storage and disposal.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxiii)      Arrangements for hazardous waste management including e-waste may be described.

 

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

 

(xxv)          Risk assessment and disaster management plan should be proposed.

 

(xxvi)        Traffic management plan including parking and loading / unloading areas may be described. Traffic survey should be carried out on week days and week end and also analyse the anticipated traffic increase.  Back to back parking shall not be permitted.

 

(xxvii)     Make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and industry.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxx)         Use environment friendly materials and local building materials. The provisions of fly ash notification should be kept in view.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxxv)      Solar PV for daytime lighting of corridors and other common areas.

 

(xxxvi)      Examine U & R values for roof and walls.

 

(xxxvii)         The facilities to be provided in the complex should be detailed out.

 

(xxxviii)       Make assessment of any regulatory measure in view of the environmental and social impacts of the project (such as unauthorized development around the park).

 

(xxxix)           Provision shall be made for the housing of construction labour within the site with all necessary infrastructure and facilities such as fuel for cooking, mobile toilets, mobile STP, safe drinking water, medical health care, crèche etc. The housing may be in the form of temporary structures to be removed after the completion of the project.

 

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

 

A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and after incorporating the concerns of locals and other stakeholders, the final EIA/EMP report should be submitted to the Ministry in the prescribed forms as per notification.

 

4.17   Construction of Residential-cum-Commercial Complex at village Baghurbori Satgaon, Assam by M/s. Shine Realtors Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-40/2009-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of residential complex “Shine Heaven” cum commercial complex on a plot area of 13,396 sq. m.  The total built up area is 39767 sq.m.  It is proposed to construct 310 apartments (G+ 9 floors) (2 BR – 160 and #BR 108). The total water requirement is 155.275 KLD (fresh water requirement is 121.175 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 150 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets/horticulture/irrigation 171 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 5.5875 Tons/day. The power requirement is 8 MW.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 409 cars (313 covered and 90 opened). Total cost of the project is Rs. 60 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                    Form 1, Form 1A submitted had some errors which has been revised now. It was suggested to submit a fresh Form 1, Form 1A and the concept land plan to the Ministry.

 

(ii)                  The internal road width is only 4.8 mt. It should be minimums 6 mts. all around for the easy movement of fire tender.

 

(iii)               The ground coverage proposed covers almost whole of the ground without having proper open spaces. It is suggested to reduce the ground coverage to have more organised open space / play area.

 

(iv)                 Provision for parking for physically handicapped persons should be provided.

 

(v)                   Submit a copy of the Contour Plan showing slopes, drainage pattern and site features.

 

(vi)                 Submit details about disposal of solid waste management.

 

(vii)              Revise and submit the water balance chart also examine and submit details of disposal of excess water.

 

(viii)            Submit details for storage of water for 165 to 200 rainy days supported by the IMD data.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal could not be recommended for Environmental Clearance. The proposal shall be considered afresh after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

4.18   Construction of Medical College at Dudh Line, Port Blair M/s. Directorate of Health Services (F.No. 21-46/2009.IA.III)

 

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

 

4.19  Development of Integrated Check Post (IPC) at Jogburi along Indo-Nepal Border by M/s. Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi. (F.No.21-13/2010-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of Integrated Check-post on plot area of 70 ha. The total built-up area of the entire project is 13406.6 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 95 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 72.1 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 85 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 210.5 kgs/day. Total power requirement is 1250 KVA. Number of vehicles/day in each direction for traffic forecast is 103 vehicles. Total cost of the project is Rs. 82.49 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The details of trees to be cut, transplanted and retained shall be examined and compensatory afforestation shall be carried out accordingly.

 

(ii)              Treated waste water shall be used for flushing of toilets, horticulture and air conditioning etc.

 

(iii)            Solar energy and alternative source of energy shall be used to reduce the power demand.

 

(iv)             Necessary provisions shall be made including the budget provisions under rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R).

 

(v)                The runoff is likely to carry considerable quantities of oil and grease released from parking and movement of trucks. Necessary arrangement for removal of oil and grease and their disposal shall be made. Provision should be made for a garland drain surrounding the parking area with a pumping facility back to STP.

 

(vi)             Rainwater harvesting shall be designed considering the highest ground water table and soil profile.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter.

 

4.20  Amendment to the condition in the Environmental and CRZ Clearance for reconstruction of North & South Stand and additions/alternations to existing of Wankhede Stadium on bearing C.S. No. 9/1778 of Fort Division of D Road, Churchgate Mumbai by M/s. Mumbai Cricket Association (F.No. 11-137/2008 – IA – III). 

 

          The Ministry had issued the Environmental and CRZ clearance for the reconstruction of Wankhede stadium on 12th June 2009 vide letter no. 11-137/2008 – IA – III.  One of the conditions in the in the clearance letter was:

 

“The green belt of the adequate width and density preferably with local species along the periphery of the plot shall be raised so as to provide protection against particulates and noise from nearby railway line.”

 

The above condition was stipulated on the basis of the observation of the EAC in their 74th meeting held on 12th -14th March, 2009. M/S Mumbai Cricket association vide letter no. MCA/ 105 – A/364/2010 dated 29th March 2010 has informed the Ministry that in the High Court of Bombay in the PIL No. 137 of 2009 of Shri Amit Maru v/s Western Railway and others raised the above point.  Ministry is also one of the responendent in the above case. 

 

          The proponent has requested to relax the above  condition since there is no space on east and west side of stadium as it abuts the Western railway line on the east side and the plots of private buildings in the locality on the west side. Further a 6 mts wide corridor is required except east stand for the movement of fire engine. It was also informed that there are around 122 trees existing on the plot and a proposal to plant additional 80 trees along the peripheral plot.  For east and west stand it is proposed to construct the sound barricades/sound reflectors for protection of spectators in the stadium from the adjoining railway line at the time of matches.

 

During the discussion, the following point emerged:

 

(i)                    Supporting documents/ details for noise level reduction due to the proposed sound barricades/sound reflectors as informed during the meeting shall be submitted to the Ministry along with details of specifications and Technology.

 

  The committee recommends to amend the condition on the green belt as proposed by the project proponent subject to submission of the above information to the Ministry. 

 

4.21  Finalization of ToR for the development of Heliport at Rohini, New Delhi by M/s. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, (Ministry of Civil Aviation) New Delhi. (F.No14-17/2010-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the construction of a heliport at Rohini in Delhi on an area of 25 acres land.  The plot is allotted by Delhi Development Authority as per the Master Plan of Delhi. The proposed site is barren land and there is no habitation exists up to 2.5km distance.

The proposal will include the construction of an ATC Building, Fuel Tanks and Fuel System, and Navigational Aids. ATC building will house the control tower on the top floor with clear visibility of the approaches and a ground floor to accommodate the met briefing room. 200 sqm area of building with 25 sqm tower area is therefore proposed for ATC building. The Fuel Services to comply with Aircraft Fuel storage, Handling, and Dispensing on Airports. Fuelling of helicopters would be through fuel tankers. 4 nos of hangars of 30 X 30 m capable of maintaining the largest helicopter Mi 172 are proposed. The passenger terminal facilities will accommodate public and private activities for helicopter operator. Based on the initial estimates, an area of 2000 sqm of terminal building with administrative area is envisaged at the immediate stage with future expansion possibilities. The ground access requirements will include terminal curbside, roadways, and vehicle parking for employees and visitors. Car parking area for 100 cars is proposed.

The heliport would require a wind sock to show the direction and magnitude of the wind, heliport lighting of FATO, TLOF and taxiways, and a heliport identification beacon to aid in locating the heliport in accordance with ICAO. Lighting aids such as Heliport beacon; Approach lighting system; Alignment guidance system; approach slope indicator; final approach and take-off area lights; aiming point lighting; touchdown and lift off area lighting; taxiway lighting; and Obstacle lighting are proposed to be provided for night operations. For providing approach lights, 90 m length of land is required beyond FATO for non-instrument FATO and at least 210m length for Non-Precision FATO.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 64.00 Crores.

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

 

(i)     Examine details of land use around 10 km radius of the project site

 

(ii)  Analysis should be made based on latest satellite imagery for land use with raw images. 

 

(iii)            Submit details of environmentally sensitive places, rehabilitation of communities/ villages and present status of such activities.

 

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

 

(v)    Examine the anticipated environmental impacts of the project and mitigation measures

 

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

 

(vii)     Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart

 

(viii)  A thick green belt should be planned all around the heliport     site to mitigate noise and vibrations

 

(ix)      The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

(x)         Examine soil characteristics and depth of ground water table for rainwater harvesting.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xiv)   Submit a copy of the contour plan with slopes, drainage pattern of the site and surrounding area.

 

(xv)     Examine the impact of heliport location on the nearby settlements.

 

(xvi)   Examine road/rail connectivity to the project site and impact on the traffic due to the proposed project.

 

(xvii)      Examine the details of probability of flooding of the agricultural land, residential areas and other areas due to the proposed development /construction of the airport.

 

(xviii)    Examine the details of afforestation measures indicating land and financial outlay.

 

(xix)        A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic 

 

(xx)          Examine and submit the details of Noise modeling studies and mitigative measures

 

(xxi)        A thick green belt should be planned all around the nearest settlement to mitigate noise and vibrations

 

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

 

(xxiii)   Examine soil characteristics and depth of ground water table for rainwater harvesting.

 

(xxiv)    The identification of species/ plants should be made based on the botanical studies.

 

(xxv)       Examine the details of water requirement, use of treated waste water and prepare a water balance chart.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxxii) Submit details of social corporate responsibilities

 

(xxxiii)          Submit details of a risk assessment and 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. 

4.22  Redevelopment and beautification of Chaitya Bhoomi at Dadar (West) in Mumbai city, Maharashtra by M/s Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. (F.No.Z-12011/6/2003-IA-III, Part II)

 

As presented by the project proponent the project involves redevelopment and beautification of Chaitya Bhumi at Dadar (west) at Mumbai city by Municipal corporation of Greater Mumbai. The Ministry has issued a CRZ clearance on 20.05.2010 for the construction of a retaining wall to Chaitya Bhoomi and beautification there of at the above site. . The total land area was 4,536 sq. m and was located on the sea shore. The said lands fall under the CRZ – II.

 

The proposal was to be developed in 3 phase. The present proposal falls under the CRZ – I and extension of Phase – I, Phase – II and Phase III towards seaward side. The activities proposed are:

 

Phase – I a) Widening and beautification of the existing 11m wide pathway to proposed 22m wide pathway (11 m existing + 11m proposed). b) Landscaping in newly added area by filling of the low lying seaward side land, beautification and construction of retaining wall etc. c) construction of steps towards the sea. 

 

Phase – II a) Extension towards seaward side from existing seawall by 11m. b) Landscaping in newly added portion by filling of the low-lying seaward side land, beautification and construction of retailing wall etc.

 

Phase – III a) Landscaping in newly added portion by filling of the low-lying seaward side land, beautification and construction of retailing wall etc. b) Extension towards seaward side from existing seawall by 14 m.
c) Construction of Ashok Stambha along Suryavanshi Sabhagriha Road etc.

 

The total cost for the proposed work is Rs.37.4 crore.

 

The proposal was considered in the 58th and 61st meting of Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 4th Dec., 2009 and 25th March 2010 respectively. The MCZMA has recommended the proposal vide letter no.  MCZMA/2010/CRZ/MCZMA dated 31-03-2009.

 

During discussion following points emerged. 

 

(i) The proposed construction is on the seaward side in CRZ – I by filling and projecting towards sea.  It will obstruct the approach towards the beach which will spoil the beauty of the beach and also it will obstruct the approach towards beach. 

 

(ii) The proposed construction is only for short function to accommodate the visitors for which elaborate temporary arrangements can be made. Efforts should be made for only temporary structures which can be dismantable and removed after the occasion.  

 

In view of the above the committee recommended to refer back the proposal to MCZMA to reexamine and suggest some other alternative arrangements.

 

5.      Recommended proposals:

 

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

5.1                 Construction of Group Housing project “Heera 4 Pillars” at Thycadu Village, Thiruvananthapuram Disrict, Kerala by M/s. Heera Constructions Co. Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-5/2010-IA.III)

          The project involves construction of Group Housing “Heera 4 Pillars” on a plot area of 1.356 ha. The total built-up area is 61116.42 Sq m. It is proposed to construct 544 apartments (1 BR + study = 272 and 2 BR + study = 272) in 4 towers (Ground floor + 20 floors). The total water requirement is 382.20 KLD (fresh water requirement is 249.80 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 415 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 132 KLD, horticulture 15.38 KLD, balance of 177.18 KLD will be used for nearby plantation. Total solid waste generation will be 1088 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2745 KVA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 598 cars (Ground Floor = 298 + First Floor = 300)+ 300 two wheelers (Ground Floor = 148 + First Floor = 152). Total cost of the project is Rs. 93 Crores.

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 86th meeting held on  25th & 26th March, 2010, wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance.

5.2                 Construction of Group Housing project “Santhi Lotus” at Sy.No.36/38, 21, 39, 40-47, Aluva West Village, Aluva Municipality, Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. Almark Housing Co. Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-7/2010-IA.III)

          The project involves construction of Group Housing “Shanti Lotus” on a plot area of 0.5382 ha. The total built-up area is 26228.74 Sq m. It is proposed to construct 144 units (1 BR + study 72 and 2 BR + study = 72) in 1 tower (lower ground + upper ground + 18 floors). The total water requirement is 103.20 KLD (fresh water requirement is 67.30 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 110 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 36.40 KLD, horticulture 4 KLD, balance of 47.19 KLD will be disposed into sewer. Total solid waste generation will be 288 Kg/day. The power requirement is 300 KWA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 158 cars + 79 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 23.60 Crores.

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 86th meeting held on  25th & 26th March, 2010, wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance.

 

5.3    Multi-product SEZ at Khed, District Pune, Maharashtra by M/s. Khed Economic Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. (F.No.21-944/2007-IA.III)

 

          The project involves the development of multi-product SEZ on a plot area of 4,500 ha. Total area notified by the Maharashtra Govt. is 6850 ha. The total project area is 4500 ha. out of which 1705.62 ha. is already acquired and 2794.38 ha land is under acquisition.  Industries likely to be set up are : heavy industries, light industries, electronics and electrical products, automobiles, biolichnology, pharmaceutical, IT/ITES / Food processing, textiles and apparel, gems, jewelry, plastics, aviation & logistics. No chemical industries are proposed, Under Pharmaceutical category, only formulation is proposed. The total water requirement is 353.50 MLD (source – Chas Kaman and Bhama Askhed Dams). Treated waste water will be 153 MLD (81.60 MLD from industrial use and 71.40 MLD from domestic use). The proposal will have 7 STPs. The project proponent informed that no Forest area has been acquired for SEZ. The Chief Conservator of Forests has authenticated map stating that the project area does not fall under Eco-sensitive area and NOC from Chief Wildlife Warden is awaited. Budget of R&R for Phase I is 208 Cr and for Phase II is 407 crores.

         

          The proposal was earlier considered in the 75th EAC meeting held on 6th – 7th October, 2009 and again in the 76th EAC meeting held on 20th November, 2009. The public hearing was conducted on 8th March, 2010 and project proponent submitted the revised EIA based on the issues raised by the public and also the observations made by the Expert Appraisal Committee. The details submitted by the project proponent were taken up for discussion in the 86th EAC meeting held on 25th – 26th March, 2010 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee and it was suggested to include the following conditions:

         

(i)                 All the details submitted vide letter dt. 20.01.2010 and 14.04.2010 shall be strictly complied

(ii)              Separate clearance shall be obtained for CETP.

(iii)            Necessary provisions shall be made as proposed in the letter dated 14.04.2010 for Disaster Management Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan both for natural and man-made disasters.

(iv)             TSDF/BMW/E-waste management shall be disposed through approved agencies and at identified locations.

(v)                Zoning of industries shall be done for environmental planning. Concept of industrial ecology shall be adopted.

(vi)             All the commitments made in the public hearing shall be strictly complied.

(vii)           Necessary provision to develop facilities for disabled people shall be made under CSR.

         

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter.

 

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87th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 19th - 20th April, 2010 at Fazal Chambers, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

 

1.                 Shri Nirmal Narinder Andrews        Chairman

2.                 Prof. M.M. Kamath                          Vice Chairman

3.                 Lt. Gen. Arvind Mahajan                 Member

4.                 Dr. S. Manjappa                              Member

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

6.                 Dr. Neeraj Sharma                           Member                          

7.                 Dr. Chitrarajagopalan                     Member

8.                 Dr. S.P.S. Kushwaha                       Member

9.                 Mr. V.K. Mathur                              Member

10.            Shri Bharat Bhushan                      Member Secretary

12.     Dr. A. Senthil Vel                            Add. Director, MoEF                 

 

Special Invitees:

 

13. Dr. S. P. Bansal – Ex-Member, EAC for Construction Committee.

 

Supporting Staff  

 

14. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu - Dy. Director, MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Karaikal Port Pvt. Ltd.      

Representatives from M/s. Chief Engineer (DP) Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

Representatives from M/s. Mumbai Port Trust.

Representatives M/s. Annamalai Sea View Resorts

Representatives from M/s. Airport Authority of India

Representatives from M/s. Gujarat Maritime Board

Representatives from M/s. Maharashtra Airport Development Co.

Representatives from M/s. Jharakhand Accelerated Road Dev. Co. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Redi Port Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Tropicana Liquid Storage (P) Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Cochin.

Representatives from M/s. Asian Development Bank

Representatives from M/s. India Bulls Industrial Infrastructure Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. M/s. Nest Hi-Tek Park Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. M/s. Shine Realtors Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. M/s. Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi

Representatives from M/s. Mumbai Cricket Association

Representatives from M/s. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd, (Ministry of Civil Aviation) New Delhi

Representatives from M/s. Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

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