Minutes

 

The Minutes of the 100th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building / Construction Projects / Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 11th -12th May, 2011 in Fazal Chamber, Scope Complex, New Delhi.

 

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

         

The Chairman welcomed the members to the 99th meeting of the EAC. Member Secretary informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 98th meeting held on 3rd – 4th March, 2011 in New Delhi. 

 

Member Secretary informed that Ministry has issued a Press statement on 17th March, 2011 on “Strengthening the Preparedness for Tsunami like Disasters around the Indian Coast.” As per the Press statement the Expert Appraisal Committee would deliberate on Tsunami related risks and examine how the same could be included in the Terms of References (TORs) for EIA for future projects. Further, Ministry has issued guidelines on 15th March, 2011 for taking non-forestry activities in Wildlife Habitats prepared by Wildlife Division of the Ministry.

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 99th meeting held on 5th – 6th April, 2011 at New Delhi.

 

          Minutes of the 99th meeting held on 5th – 6th April, 2011 at New Delhi were confirmed with the following corrections:

 

          In item No. 4.18 “Environmental Clearance for the project (i) development of East query –IA (EQ-1A) berth on south side of EQ-1 (ii) development of East query –1 (EQ-1) by replacing the existing EQ-1 berth and part of EQ-2 berth” by M/s Visakhapatnam Port Trust [F. No. 11-33/2010-IA.III], the following corrections are to be made: Cost of the project of EQ-1A is Rs. 313.39 and EQ-1 is Rs.323.18 and the capacity is 7.36 and 6.41 MTPA respectively.

 

            In item No. 4.32 “Environmental Clearance for Multiproduct Andhra Pradesh SEZ at Achutapuram and Rambilli Mandals, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd [F.No.21-379/2007-IA.III], Following additional conditions may also be added:

 

                     (i)        The SEZ PP i.e APIIC while issuing the allotment letter to individual member units shall specifically mention the allowable maximum quantity of water usage and effluent generated by each member unit.

 

                   (ii)       The member units shall provide above ground day tanks for storage of effluent for monitoring the characteristics of effluent before taking into the CETP for further treatment.

 

                  (iii)      The environmental monitoring and compliance mechanism as submitted to MoEF shall be complied. The same shall be specifically mentioned in the allotment letter issued to individual member units by the Project proponent.

 

                   (iv)       The PP shall establish an environmental monitoring cell with all the potential polluting units as members to review the environmental monitoring data and suggest for improvements.

 

3.          Reconsideration of Old Projects

 

3.1           CRZ clearance for the development of Barge building yard at Honnavara Port in Uttara Kannada District, Karnataka by M/s Master Shipyard Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 11-26/2010-IA-III]

 

          The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th – 29th June, 2010 and 20th – 22nd October, 2010 and recommended the project for the issue of clearance. While processing the project file, it is observed that there are contrary information provided in the application, EIA report submitted and recommendations of State Coastal Zone Management Authority about the project activity, CRZ classification of the area and dredging requirement. As per application, the site is in CRZ-I & II whereas in the recommendations of KCZMA, it is in CRZ-II, further, project does not involve dredging whereas, as per the EIA report the project involves dredging and also involves handling of iron ore which is against the activity mentioned in application.

 

          The proponent clarified that the area is in CRZ-II as per the approved CZMP and proposed activity is only barge building. Further, the proposal do not involve iron ore handling and also no capital dredging will be involved. The information submitted was by mistake and accordingly has submitted revised application and EIA.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)       There shall be no activities on the water front

 

ii)     There shall be no capital dredging.

 

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

 

3.2           CRZ clearance for the construction of Rajkkamangalam Fishing Harbour at Neendakarai B village, Agastheeswaram Taluk, Kaniakumari Dist. Tamil Nadu by M/s Rajakkamangalm Thurai Fishing Harbour Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-67/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

3.3    CRZ Clearance for car depots at Charkop and Mankhurd along with alignment of 32 Km through Mahim creek, Mithi river and Vakola Nalla, Village Mahim, Mumbai by M/s. Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Mumbai [F. No. 11-97/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of Car Depots at Mankhurd and Charkop on the ‘Bandra’ Mankhurd corridor under Mumbai Metro Rail Project. The master plan for Mumbai Metro project proposed by DMRC along with its phased implementation includes nine corridors covering a length of 146.50 km out of which 32.50 km is proposed underground and rest would be elevated. The Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd corridor is second corridor providing West to East connectivity in greater Mumbai covering length of 31.871 km. and consists 27 stations. As per the Traffic forecast, daily boarding will be 12.75 lakhs, 18.77 lakhs and 22.16 lakhs in the years 2011, 2021 and 2031 respectively. The proposal is being implemented on BOT/PPP model. Two depots are proposed at Charkop and Mankhurd with area requirement of 19.69 ha. and 24 ha. respectively.

 

2.       The proposal (F.No.11-45/2009-IA.III) was earlier considered in the 78th meeting of the EAC held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009, 82nd meeting held on 23rd- 24th November 2009, and again in the 86th meeting of the EAC held on 25th – 26th March, 2010. A sub committee also visited the site on 22nd December 2009. The EAC again discussed the project on 21st – 23rd July, 2010 and recommended for the issue of CRZ clearance. However, while processing the proposal, the permissibility of the activities within depots in CRZ area was re-examined. MCZMA was asked to examine the proposal as per the CRZ Notification, 2011. The MCZMA re-examined and recommended the project vide letter No. MCZMA-2010/CR-79/MCZMA dated 04.05.2011 with certain conditions.

 

3.          MMRDA informed that:

 

                     (i)        The proposed  Charkop Metro Car Shed will have depot area of 19.69 ha out of which CRZ I area will be 11.6 ha., CRZ II area will be 4.535 ha and outside CRZ area will be 3.56 ha. The Mangroves effected area is only 1.18 ha.  At Mankhurd Metro Car Shed, the depot area is 24 ha, out of which CRZ I area is 10.08 ha.  CRZ III area is 11.73 ha and outside CRZ area is 2.19 ha.  The Mangroves effected area is only 4.02 ha. 

 

                   (ii)       The metro alignment will cross the Mahim Creek, Vakola Nalla and Mithi River.  The details are :

 

Sl. No.

Water body

Mahim Creek

Vakola Nalla

Mithi River

1.

CRZ affected area i.e. CRZ-I(i) and CRZ-II (ii)

400 sq. m.

120 sq.m.

80 sq.m.

2.

Area affected by Mangroves and affected by Court order

400 sq. m.

120 sq.m.

100 sq.m.

3.

Length of Alignment

900 m

100 m

20 m

4.

Length of Mangroves along alignment and affected by buffer zone as per court order

245 m

45 m

     -

 

                  (iii)      As per the provisions of CRZ Notification 2011, construction of trans-harbour sea-link, road on stilt or pillars etc. without affecting the tidal water is permissible activity under CRZ I and CRZ II area.  Further, as per para 8(i)(I) CRZ-I(i), No new construction is permissible in CRZ I area except (b) pipelines, conveying system including transmission lines.

 

4.          MMRDA further informed that :

 

                                 (i)        The above Metro alignment is very important because of heavy traffic flow in this direction.

 

                               (ii)       MMRDA is the owner of the project, the project is to be developed on BOT/PPP model and the MoU is already signed with the operator. 

 

                              (iii)      There is no other land available for the construction of depots.

 

                               (iv)       The railway line/ metro is not covered under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and CRZ Notification, 2011. However, the proposal of construction of depot and part of alignment is through Mahim Creek, Mithi river and Vakola Nala in CRZ area requires CRZ clearance.

 

                                (v)        There will be only parking of coaches in the depot in CRZ area. The washing, ETP etc will be located outside the CRZ area. The MMRDA shall confirm the above in writing along with the details if the location of facilities outside the CRZ.

 

                               (vi)       Application has already been submitted to the Department of Forest, Govt. of Maharashtra for obtaining Forest Clearance.

 

                              (vii)     They will also approach the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay before commencement of work for the areas under mangroves and comply the orders of Hon’ble High Court.

 

                            (viii)    There is no stay order from any Court.

 

5.          Member Secretary informed the EAC about the complaints received from The Juhu Vile Parle Development Co-operative Housing Association Ltd. and M/s Dastur Dadhich & Kalambi.  A copy of the same was given to MMRDA for comments.

 

6.          During discussions in the EAC following points were emphasized:

 

                     (i)              There shall not be any filling or reclamation of land what so ever in the CRZ area.

 

                   (ii)             The car sheds/depots in the CRZ area shall be constructed on stilts and gaps/open spaces shall be provided in between for proper sunlight and ventilation.

 

                  (iii)            There shall be no maintenance / repair or washing activity atall in the CRZ area.

 

                   (iv)             All the treatment facilities to treat effluent generated from the car shed shall be located to non-CRZ area as proposed and effluent generated from the activities on car shed area shall be channelised to the  ETP in non-CRZ area for treatment.

 

                    (v)              Tsunami Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and submitted prior to the commencement of construction work.

 

                   (vi)             MMRDA shall obtain necessary permission from Hon’ble High Court of Bombay for cutting or damaging of mangroves and clearance under Forest Conservation Act 1980 as per the orders in respect of notice of Motion no. 417 of 2006 in PIL no. 87/2006, as required.

 

                  (vii)           A detailed map shall be submitted by MMRDA to the Ministry with quantification of affected mangroves with density and proposed mangrove forestation with species. The work on the proposed compensatory mangrove park should commence well before the construction of the metro line is undertaken in CRZ area.

 

                (viii)          The water quality of the Mithi River, Mahim Creek and Vakola Nala and the ground water is to be monitored on quarterly basis for a period of at least 2 years from the commencement for the construction work and the quarterly reports to be submitted to Ministry of Environment and Forests Govt. of India and Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board.

 

                  (ix)            The surface runoff from the depot area may contain oils, grease etc, which cannot be sent directly to effluent treatment plant for the treatment. A separate treatment plant for managing the waste water shall be specified and adopted. The drainage design of the surface runoff and adequate oil & grease treatment system details shall be approved by the State PCB.

 

                    (x)             MMRDA shall prepare a detailed traffic management plan to take care of vehicular traffic which should also cover/ clearly delineate widening and associated road infrastructure, installation of road safety features/ pedestrian facility/ FOB/ under passes and parking etc. Measures shall be taken to prevent encroachment along/ within the ROWs on connecting/ main arterial roads/ parking areas. 

 

                  (xi)            Traffic Management during construction phase should be clearly planned so that the traffic situation is not further worsened on the existing connecting roads. Installations of Noise barrier should be clearly indicated in the plan (After identifying critical locations).

 

                 (xii)           To avoid accidental damage in the fragile surroundings and mangrove area – a risk assessment plan and disaster management plan shall be prepared and with periodic compliance of safety measures in place to avoid loss due accidental damage that could have been otherwise avoided. Further MMRDA shall appoint a dedicated professional team/cell to handle disaster and associated risks.

 

                (xiii)          In addition to the above –MMRDA shall ensure that all the risks associated/ resultant risk during various stages of development (like planning, construction, operation) are managed within the CRZ area. In case of any unforeseen event as stated above the liability – environmental and social will rest with the MMRDA/operator, the decision of the high level Committee, stipulated below will be full and final for liability fixations.  

 

                 (xiv)          The compliance report of the monitoring shall be made ‘public’ (put online and/or also displayed for wider dissemination of compliance) at all stages (planning, construction, operation) to ensure effective monitoring and compliance of conditions.

 

                  (xv)            Environment Management Plan or associated monitoring plan shall ensure that mitigation measures detailed out in terms of role, responsibility, budgetary provisions, timeline for completion, frequency of monitoring and compliance etc. 

 

                 (xvi)          The present CRZ Clearance below is only for the construction in CRZ area. MMRDA shall obtain the Environmental/CRZ clearance separately for any building/ construction activity other than metro line and stations, if the total built up area is equal to or more than 20,000 sqm, from SEIAA, Maharashtra under EIA Notification 2006.

 

               (xvii)         Taking a clue from the man-made 26/11 incident arising out of external threat to our country, a strategic metro safety and security plan covering also surrounding inhabited areas of the Metro shall be prepared and put in place in consultation with appropriate government departments.

 

              (xviii)        A high level advisory and monitoring committee which should include experts of repute, reporting directly to the Chief of Metro Management Authority shall be constituted by MMRDA to plan, execute and maintain the environmental and CRZ issues/ recommendations mentioned above. The monitoring shall be done at various stages (planning, construction, operation) of project for compliance of conditions. Budgetory provisions shall be made to the satisfaction of this high level Committee.

 

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

 

4.          Consideration of New Projects

 

4.1           Reconsideration of the CRZ clearance accorded for reconstruction of existing building on plot bearing C.S. No. 567/51,Village Juhu, Vile- Parle      (W) by M/s. Kshetra Real Estate Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-36/2009-IA-III].

 

The Committee deferred the project, since report/ specific recommendation from MCZMA has been sought by the Ministry.

 

4.2           Environmental Clearance for the development of Birsi Airport, Gondia, Maharashtra by Airports Authority of India [F.No. 10-143/2007-IA-III]

 

The Committee deferred the project, since the project proponent did not attend the meeting.

 

4.3           Environmental Clearance for establishment of CETP at Plot No. 3460/B & 3461, GIDC Industrial Estate, Ankleshwar, Gujarat by M/s Green Eco Development Centre Ltd [F.No. 10-42/2010-IA-III]

 

          The Committee noted that the ToR has been finalized in Sep, 2010 and in October, 2010, while confirming the minutes of the September, 2010 additional ToR suggested but the proponent has prepared the EIA based on the ToR given in September, 2010. The proponent shall finalise the EIA taken in to account the additional ToR issued in October, 2010.

 

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

 

4.4           Environmental Clearance for establishing Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Sector#4, SIDCUL – Haridwar, Uttrakhand by M/s Bharat Oil & Waste Management Ltd.[F. No. 11-105/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the SIDCUL-Haridwar is an approved Industrial Estate and over 400 Industries, residential complex and commercial shops are proposed to be housed. SIDCUL had proposed Solid Waste Management facility in Sector# 4 in 2003 to MoEF & State of Uttrakhand during its planned Industrial township. As of date, there is no Municipal Solid Waste Management facility currently in SIDCUL-Haridwar or Haridwar district. The proposed facility would help in collection, reception, storage, treatment and disposal of all municipal solid waste. The expected total municipal solid waste to be generated in the area is about 5000 MT/annum.

 

          The disposal of municipal waste would be through segregation of waste. The inorganic and insert waste will be disposed in the secured landfill cell with dual composite HDPE liner, leachate management, gas monitoring per CPCB guideline. The facility will adhere to CPCB guidelines and MSW rules 2000, HW Act 2008 or as amended revised time to time. The facility will provide all necessary components of a treatment storage disposal facility (TSDF) as required in MSW rules 2000 or as amended.

 

          The site is in SIDCUL-Haridwar notified industrial area in Sector# 4, owned, selected by SIDCUL and leased to BOWML. There is no sensitive zone/ area near the site as per the guidelines and information for the selection of Landfill Sites. The site is 3 Km from NH-58, no religious place, river, habitation within 500 m radius. The Ganges River is approx. 4km away and Rajaji National Park Forest is 5km away. Nearest airport Dehradun is about 60 km from the site.

 

The TOR for the project was finalised by the EAC in its meeting held on 30th November, 1st – 2nd December, 2010. The details submitted were examined by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Proper shed shall be provided for the compost yard to prevent the rain water coming in contact with the material in the compost yard.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(viii)        The minimum width of the green belt all around the plot shall be 9.0 m.

 

(ix)            Regular ambient air quality monitoring shall be carried out as per latest Notification of 16th November, 2009.

 

(x)               The Environmental Clearance is subject to the November, 2010 recommendations of Standing Committee of NBWL.

 

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

 

4.5           Finalization of ToR for Recycling and Management Zone at village Aladar and Paniyadara, District Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s Gujarat Enviro Protection Infrastructure Ltd. [F. No. 10-68/2010-IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of a Recycling and Management Zone at village Aladar and Paniyadara, District Bharuch, Gujarat.  Dahej is one of the regions where the Industrial Infrastructure growth is at its peak especially with the Mega Infrastructure Project Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) passing by. Proposed Project is an Eco Industrial Park in Dahej housing various Resource Recovery & Recycling Facilities including Waste Disposal Infrastructure.

The concept of 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) together with an objective to accomplish zero landfill practice by 2021 in Gujarat, has driven a public and private initiative to work on establishing the Eco Industrial park. This state of the art Waste Disposal Infrastructure includes Integrated Common Hazardous Waste Treatment Storage & Disposal Facility, Common Effluent Treatment Plant along with innovative components to recycle and recover from the wastes. This will support the Petro Chemical and Petroleum Industries Region (PCPIR) in the vicinity and the industries in and around Dahej. It is going to be developed in 272 acres of land in villages Aladar and Paniyadara. The total investment in the park is to the tune of Rs 2000 Crore.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

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

 

(ii)              The scope of the project should not include recycling of hazardous wastes listed in schedule IV of the Hazardous Waste (Management, Transport & Handling) Rules 2008, as the wastes listed in this schedule require registration from the SPSBs.

 

(iii)            Submit the details of base line environmental data.

 

(iv)             Examine the details of alignment of marine disposal pipeline superimposing on the CRZ map prepared by an authorized agency on 1: 4000 scale and recommendations from State Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

(v)                Cumulative impact on marine disposal shall be studied considering the other marine disposal in the vicinity

 

(vi)             Examine the details of inventory of existing industries, details of waste generation, consented capacity present mode of disposal etc along with MoU.

 

(vii)           Examine the details of best available technology for different waste treatment/ recycling and technology proposed along with the expected character of the treated waste along with the standards.

 

(viii)        Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection etc.

 

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

 

(x)               Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xiv)         Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

(xvii)      Examine the details of water requirement, source and stress on the present users.

 

(xviii)    Examine the details of water meter / monitoring of quantity, quality of inlets.

 

(xix)        Examine the details of transportation details i.e. movement of trucks, parking etc.

 

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

 

(xxi)        Submit the details of compliance with respect to the guidelines of CPCB including green belt.

 

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

 

(xxiii)   Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 the proposed Port with Shipyard in Mugaiyur, Cheyyur Taluk, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu by M/s MARG Swarnabhoomi Port Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-108/2010-IA.III]

 

          The Committee noted that the proposal is category ‘B’ under project/activity 7 (e) of EIA Notification, 2006 and the SEIAA of Tamil Nadu is at the final stage of construction and as per the CRZ Notification, 2011, the EC to be considered by the concerned SEIAA after the recommendation of the SCZMA.

 

4.7           Finalization of ToR for Vizhinjam International Container Transshipment Terminal at Trivandrum Kerala, by M/s Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd. [F. No. 11-122/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for development of International Container Transshipment Terminal at Trivandrum Kerala. Government of Kerala (GoK) has appointed the Vizhinjam International Seaport Limited (VISL) as the Nodal Agency to develop a greenfield port at Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) district. Three alternative sites were studied for the project. The selected project site falls between Latitude 80 22’ N and Longitude 770E. Area to be developed in Phase I: 42.2 ha; Phase II: 68.6 ha; Phase III: 105.6 ha. Container Terminal Capacity will be 820,000 TEU in Phase I, 1,700,000 TEU in Phase II, 2,800,000 TEU in Phase III. Multi –purpose Terminal Capacity will be 107,000 tons in Phase I, 359,000 tons in Phase II, 777,000 tons on Phase III. The Liquid Terminal Capacity will be 518,000 tons in  Phase II and 1051,000 tons in Phase III.

 

          Design vessel sizes will be Length-350 m, Beam- 46 m and Draught-14.5m in Phase I and Length-397 m, Beam- 56 m and Draught-16m in Phase-II. Berth length will be 650 m in Phase I, 1250 m in Phase II and 2000 m in Phase III. The Approach channel will be 1850m length, depth: (-) 20.2 m and the turning circle will be 700 m diameter, depth (-) 17.5 m CD. The estimated dredging quantity will be 2.4 Million Cu.m in Phase –I and 3.9 MCM in Phase II & III. Reclamation proposed is 3.3 MCM in Phase I and 3.3 MCM in Phase II & III.

          The proposal was considered in the 95th EAC meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011. The Committee observed that the proposal was still at the conceptual stage and that the proponent must submit a concretized, firm and implementable proposal for further consideration in respect of issue of additional TOR.

 

          In response to the comments and observations of the EAC, the Project Proponent submitted the Form 1 & ToR, Technical Feasibility Report March, 2011, Market study November, 2010, Preliminary Project Plan, Strategic Option Study and CRZ Report.

 

          During the discussion, the committee noted that:

 

                     (i)                    The proponent has identified three alternative locations, which are very close to one another, and selected one that is close to the “Fishing harbour” for execution. The existing Fisheries Harbour is on the northern side of the proposed Transshipment Terminal. The lay out is similar in all proposals. The Proponent may examine the suitability of other locations away from the present locations and revert back.

 

                   (ii)                   The present proposal may affect the smooth operation of the fishing harbour in the long run due to blocking of entrance by the movement of littoral drift which is predominantly towards south in the west coast. There will be negative impact on the fishing grounds during and after construction. The development may thus cause adverse impact on the fishing activity in and around the fisheries harbor thereby affecting the very lively hood of the fishing community. It is therefore necessary to study the location of near by fishing ground and whether the beach is being used by local fisherman for landing their catch and if so, the number of people affected by the construction of the proposed facility within the close proximity of fishing harbour. (Social Impact Assessment).

 

                  (iii)                  The proponent has not taken into consideration the effect of commissioning of Vallarpadam “International Container Transshipment Terminal” at Kochi which is designed and equipped for handling 14.5 meter draft vessels with potential for further deepening. The present berth length is 650 m extendable up to 1200 m. The developments, which are being taking place in the neighborhood ports such as Chennai, Tuticorin, Colombo etc will have a great impact on the planned traffic potential of the present proposal and may even adversely impact the very survival of the port in a fierce and competitive business environment. In fact, Colombo has already expanded its container handling facilities and continues to be still on the expansion mode with the Chinese aid coming in a big way. By the time Vizhinjam is completed the Chennai Port will also be ready with their Mega Container Terminal which has been already planned/cleared for handling biggest ever container vessel of 18000 TEUS.

 

                   (iv)                   The Committee suggests to revise the Techno- economic Feasibility Study keeping in view the global scenario on container traffic and develop a Cargo Distribution Model for the apportionment of traffic to various competing Indian ports/ neighborhood ports to avoid haphazard/ piecemeal growth of container terminals all along the coast -resulting in not only environmental degradation, slowly but steadily, but also unhealthy competition.

 

          In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal for finalisation of TOR is deferred and shall be considered after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.

 

4.8           Finalization of ToR for setting up of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Facility and landfill facility at Kurumbapet, Puducherry by Puducherry Municipal Services Pvt Ltd [F.No. 10-17/2011-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of Municipal Solid Waste Facility at Kurumbapet, Puducherry. Puducherry Municipal Services Private Limited (PMSPL) has been set up by Pondicherry Urban Development Authority (PUDA), a Government of Puducherry agency jointly with Kivar Environ Private Limited for implementing Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Processing and Landfill Facility for the urban agglomeration of Puducherry. The urban agglomeration of Puducherry consists of Municipalities of Puducherry, Oulgaret and Ariankuppam and Villianur Commune Panchayat with an estimated MSW generation of 400TPD. PMSPL has proposed to develop a processing and landfill facility at Kurumbapet Village, Villianur Taluk, Puducherry in 23.88 acres of land bearing R.S.Nos:  58/1B/2, 60/1, 61/2, 61/3, 62/1, 62/2A, 62/2B, 62/2C, 62/4, 62/5 & 62/6 identified and acquired for the project under Build Own Operate & Transfer mode. The site is 1.3 km from Osudu lake on the down contour side, Gingee rive is at 2.9 KM, Pondicherry Air port is 7 km. 

 

          The technologies proposed are Materials Recovery Facility(MRF), Aerobic Composting- 280 TPD, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF)- 120 TPD, Inert Processing and Scientifically engineered Sanitary Landfill with design life of 19 years. Water requirement of 80 KLD is estimated for the project during its operation. The main source of water for operational purposes would be ground water. Power requirement of 310 KVA is estimated during the operation phase of the project. The power will be sourced from the State Electricity Department. A D.G set of 165KVA capacity is proposed as power back-up. An area of 2.558 acres is proposed for green belt development around the facility. The concession period is for 19 years and total cost of the project is Rs. 64.16 Crores.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The project should be designed based on the population projections as by Master Plan of project area. Submit the details of Land use as per Master Plan.

 

(ii)              Submit a 10 km. radius map (on survey of India toposheet) showing co-ordinates of project site, national highway, state highway, district road/approach road, river, canal, natural drainage; protected areas, under Wild Life (Protection) Act, archaeological site, natural lake, flood area, human settlements (with population), industries, high tension electric line, prominent wind direction (summer and winter), effluent drain, if any and ponds etc. should be presented and impacts assessed on the same. Submit the details of Alternative site analysis. Submit the details of environmental setting, land use plan indicating the habitation and road networking. 

 

(iii)            Airport is 7.5 km from the project site. NOC shall be obtained from Defence Airport authorities.

 

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

 

(v)                Submit the details of base line environmental data.

 

(vi)             Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composting/ landfill area. Composting shall be under the shed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(x)               Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

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

 

(xii)          Submit a copy of the status of ambient air quality and surface and ground water quality, soil type, cropping pattern, land use pattern, population, socio-economic status, anticipated air and water pollution. The air quality monitoring stations should be with respect to lake and habitation, keeping in mind the wind direction.

 

(xiii)       Submit a copy of the topography of the area indicating whether the site requires any filling, if so, the details of filling, quantity of fill material required, its source and transportation, etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xix)        Submit the details of composting yard, lining to prevent leaching.

 

(xx)          Submit the details of compliance with respect to the guidelines of CPCB including green belt.

 

(xxi)        Submit details about the route planning for solid waste transportation.

 

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

 

(xxiii)   Submit the details of the awareness program/capacity building with budgetary provisions.

 

(xxiv)    Submit Environmental Management Plan and Environmental Monitoring Plan with costs and parameters.

 

(xxv)       Submit the details of the transportation of wastes, routes selected with justification.

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.9           Finalization of ToR for Common Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Bhariyal District, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh by M/S Shimla Municipal Corporation [F.No. 10-18/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.10      Finalization of ToR for development of Greenfield International Airport at Mopa, Goa by M/s. Directorate of Transport, Goa [F.No. 10-29/2011-IA-III].

                  

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves development of Greenfield International Airport at Mopa, Goa.  Directorate of Transport (DoT), Government of Goa (GoG) proposes to develop a greenfield International airport and appointed International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in 2005 to assess its feasibility. Three alternative sites were analyzed in 1996 for the development of the International Airport; Site 1 at Mopa in an area of 4500 acres, Site 2 at Quintol in an area of 2000 Acres and Site 3 at Siolim in an area of 1000 acres. Based on alternative site analysis, Mopa Site was selected for development of the Greenfield Airport. The selected project Site falls between Latitude 150 44’ 8” N and Longitude 730 51’ 39” E located at Mopa, Pernem Taluka, North Goa District. 

 

     The proposed Airport will attract international and domestic air passengers for Phase I (2014) are ~2.8 Million passengers (Mpax) and Phase II (2034) are ~7.3 Mpax. The Passenger Aircraft Movements (Busy Hour) for Phase I are 15 movements/hour (arrivals + departures) and Phase II are 27 movements/hour (arrivals + departures). A380-800 (Code 4F) is the design aircraft for long-term airfield master planning and for structural calculations of culverts, aircraft bridges. The most recent code E aircraft (A 340-600 & B 777-300ER) is considered for geometrical design

 

The components in Phase I  includes one runway, with half parallel taxiway, three runway exits and in Phase II includes one runway, with full parallel taxiway, seven runway exits including four rapid exits. The other facilities includes Terminal building, Security area and control points, GSE storage area, Parking area, Technical area, Cargo area, Maintenance area, General aviation area, Business aviation area, Helicopters area, Road network, Rail connectivity, Airport City (With a hotel, offices, business centre, golf course, employees accommodation).

The expected cost of the project in Phase I excluding Airport City is INR 8748 million. 

 

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

 

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

 

(ii)              Details of master plan and the integration of the airport in the regional plan.

 

(iii)            Examine details of land use around 10 km radius of the project site. Analysis should be made based on latest satellite imagery for land use with raw images.

 

(iv)             Examine the details of the impact on the near by pond due to the project.

 

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

 

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

 

(vii)           Examine the details of ambient air quality.

 

(viii)        Examine the impact of airport location on the nearest settlements.

 

(ix)            Examine and submit contour map showing the slopes, drainage pattern of the site and surrounding area of the site.  Examine in detail the diversion of surface drain system because of low lying area.

 

(x)               Examine and submit details of levels, quantity required for filling, source of filling material and transportation details etc.

 

(xi)            Examine and submit details of Geo-technical studies.

 

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

 

(xiii)       Examine the details of parking requirement for various type of vehicles and circulation plan.

 

(xiv)         Examine the details of the construction material and its transportation.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)    Examine soil characteristics and depth of ground water table for rainwater harvesting before and after the rainy season.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxii)     Examine the details of fuel storage.

 

(xxiii)   Examine the details of the energy requirement and conservation measures using alternate source of energy.

 

(xxiv)    Seismic nature of the area shall be taken into consideration in the design.

 

(xxv)       The terminal building should carefully incorporate the features of local architecture in and around the area as well as take special measures to highlight the Indian antiquity through a museum like corner depicting the same.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxix)   Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR).

 

(xxx)      Details of economics of agricultural land loss in longer period for the proposed development.

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.11      Finalization of ToR for the development of all weather port at Village Nate, Taluka Rajapur, District Ratnagiri, Maharashtra by M/s Log Ports Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 11-7/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.12      Finalization of ToR for development of southern dock complex for construction of multi purpose clear cargo terminal  at Paradip port by M/s Paradip Port Trust [F. No. 11-8/2011-IA.III]

 

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

         

4.13      Finalization of ToR for Multipurpose all weather port at Tadadi, Karnataka by M/s Karnataka Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd [F.No. 11-28/2011-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.14      Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of 4/6 laning of Nagpur-Saoner-Baitul road section of NH-69 from km 3.000 to km 59.300 in  State of Maharashtra and km 137.00 to km 257.400 in State of Madhya Pardesh by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-30/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves 4/6 laning of Nagpur-Saoner-Baitul road section of NH-69 District Nagpur in the State of Maharashtra. The project covering a total length of 176.6 Km including 8.00 km Saoner Bypass from Km 32/600 to Km 40/600 of NH-69. The proposed road falls in Agriculture and barren land (70%) and built up land (30%). The existing Right of Way of NH-69 is 30 to 40m and proposed ROW is 60m except for the stretch passing through built up area of Nagpur City where proposed ROW is 40 to 45 m.  Approximately 159.00 ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for widening and alignment improvement including forest area (Zudpi Jungle). Approximately 4.6 ha. of area will be required for widening within the forest area (Zudpi Jungle).  There are 2 major bridges, 21 minor bridges, 6 slab/box culverts, 61 hume pipe culverts, 1 ROB on the project road length are proposed. 3 Vehicular underpasses, 4 Pedestrian underpasses, 2 Flyovers, 4 ROB and 1 ROB cum flyover are proposed. Bus bays with shelters are proposed at 12 locations. Truck lay bays have been proposed at 2 locations. Service road of total 34.00 km length is proposed. The project road passes through 30 revenue villages.   About 1950 trees are required to be cut for the development of the project road against which about 5850 trees are proposed to be planted. The project does not pass through any National Park, Sanctuary and Wild Life habitation. The total project cost is Rs. 2497 crore.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th -29th June, 2010 and finalized the additional TOR for further study. Public hearing was conducted at Saoner in Nagpur District, Maharashtra on 29.01.2011 and at Multai in Betul District on 10.01.2011 and at Pandhurna in Chhindwara District on 28.01.2011.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Necessary prior Forest clearance shall be obtained for widening and alignment improvement for the stretch passing through Zudpi Jungle.

 

(i)                 The project indicates cutting of 1950 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(v)                All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the receipt of the Forest Clearance as per OM dated 31.03.2011 with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.15      Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of 4 lane to 6 lane of NH-8 from Ahmedabad to Vadodara in the State of Gujarat by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-34/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves the widening and improvement of 4 lane to 6 lane of NH-8 from Ahmedabad to Vadodara in the State of Gujarat.  The project road starts from Ahmedabad (km 6.4) and terminates near Vadodara (km 108.70).The length of the proposed and existing road is 102.30km.  The road passes through the districts of Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand and Vadodara in Gujarat State.  The project road is passing through towns and cities such as Narol, Aslali, Jatalpur, Kheda, Nadiad etc. There is one existing bypass at Kheda and no new bypass has been proposed. 346.41ha. of protected forest (Road side plantation) is required to be diverted for non forest purpose.   Acquisition of 165.80 ha of land with most of the land being agricultural followed by homestead and other types will be required.  There are 4 Major bridges, 12 minor bridges 24 new culverts, apart from which the widening of 161 of existing culverts has been proposed. 15 flyovers, 4 railway over bridges, 9 Vehicular underpasses, 14 pedestrian underpasses, 3 truck lay byes and two toll plazas have also been proposed.  82.50 km lengths of service roads are proposed near the towns of Ahmedabad, Kheda, Anand & Vadodara.  About 1320 structures falling in the proposed right of way will be demolished.  The proposed alignment does not pass through any of the protected areas such as wild life sanctuaries and national parks or reserve forests/protected forest. Approximately 36000 numbers of trees exist along the existing right of way which are required to be cut and 1320 buildings are required to be demolished falling within the RoW. The total cost of the project is Rs. 2251.07 Crores.   

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th -29th June, 2010 and finalized the additional TOR for further study. Public Hearing was conducted at Ahmedabad on 02.02.2011, Kheda on 04.02.2011, Anand on 11.02.2011 and Vadodara on 09.02.2011.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

                     (i)                    There are 19 ponds. There shall be no encroachment of water bodies/ponds.

 

                   (ii)            Permission for water drawal shall be obtained from CGWA.

 

                  (iii)           Forest clearance shall be submitted for diversion of protected forest.

 

                   (iv)                  The project indicates cutting of 36000 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                (viii)                All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after the receipt of the Forest Clearance as per OM dated 31.03.2011 with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.16      Finalization of ToR for rehabilitation and up gradation of existing carriageway to 2-Lane with paved shoulders configuration of Bilaspur Ambikapur section of NH-111 in the State of Chhattisgarh by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-25/2011-IA.III].

As presented by the project proponent, the project road starts at Chainage 80.750 near Katghora (Korba district) and terminates at Ch. 222.060 at Ambikapur ring road (Surguja district). The road passes through the district namely; Korba and Surguja. This stretch of road passes through populated areas such as Katghora, Tara, Udaipur, Lakhanpur and Ambikapur. Land use pattern within 10 km on either side of project area is predominantly Forest. The land use pattern along the proposed ROW is predominantly Forest. Existing ROW is about 8-24 m and proposed ROW is 30 m. 260.66 ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road. This comprises 45.58 ha. of Govt. land, 82.99 ha. of Agricultural land and 132.09 ha. of Forest land(including revenue forest). There are approximately 59066 Nos. of trees are affected in the proposed ROW, out of which 37000 no. to be felled for widening and improvement of Highway. The project road passes through protected forest and about two and half km. under reserve forest. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road. Proposal for the diversion of the forest land is submitted with State Govt.

The existing road has 5nos. major bridges, 21nos. minor bridges and 192 culverts.

There is no existing Railway Track. There are 3 nos. of major and 46 nos. of minor intersections on the project road which have been proposed for improvement. Bus Bays have been provided at 21(Twenty one) locations both ways. Truck Lay Byes have been proposed at three locations.  One rest area have been proposed. Toll plaza have proposed at two locations which are at Km 118+500 and Km 177+000. Medical facilities and ambulance for locals have been proposed. There are 617 Nos. of buildings require to be demolished for widening and improvement of Highway. Adequate lighting arrangement has been proposed in-habitation areas. Peak demand of water would be approximately 425 K.L. per day during construction. Water harvesting structures and Oil and grease separators shall be provided. Total no. of affected structure will be 617, households- 1543, affected people – 4629. The project cost is Rs. 521.6 Crore. The cost of EMP is Rs 4.5 Crores.   

         

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

         

i)                   Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

ii)                 The proposal indicates the acquisition of forest land 132.09 ha. and necessary application has been submitted for forest clearance. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

viii)           It is indicated that 37000 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxi)          Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxix)      Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.17      Finalization of ToR for widening and improvement of existing carriageway to two lane with paved shoulder of Aligarh-Moradabad section (km85+ 000) of NH-93 in Uttar Pradesh by M/s. NHAI. [F.No. 10-26/2011-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project road starts from Km. 85.000 near Aligarh city limits and ends at Km. 232.000 at Moradabad town, covering a length of 147 km (Total project length 145.022 km including bypass & realignment sections). The road falls in Aligarh, Bulandshahr, Budaun and Moradabad districts in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The land use along the project road is predominantly agricultural and built-up villages and towns. The percentage distribution of land use is 8.1%, 30.2% & 61.7% for Semi Built-up, Built-up, and agricultural respectively. The existing Right of Way varies approx. 20 m to 25 m. Two lane up-gradation of the project road will be carried out within existing RoW without land acquisition. For five proposed bypasses (25.538 km) and major realignments (4.350 km at 6 locations) Row will be 60 m. Approximately 186.577 ha of land will be acquired; which includes 5.175 ha for toll plaza, 181.402 ha for bypass and realignments. The project does not pass through wildlife sanctuary, national park or any other sensitive location within 10 km distance on either site.  There is no reserve forest along the project road. Proposal for diversion of 210 ha of protected forest land (land under road side plantation) will be submitted with State Govt. shortly.  The project road is crossing Ganga river near Naraura, however, no new bridge is proposed on Ganga River. There is existing 9 major bridges, 25 minor bridge and 168 culverts. All these existing structures proposed to be improved and additional 6 culverts proposed to be constructed. 3 nos. vehicular underpasses, 8 nos. cattle/ pedestrian underpasses have been proposed. Bus bay at 8 nos. locations and bus shelters at 8 nos. locations have been proposed. Truck lay byes have been provided at 2 nos. locations. Two toll plaza are proposed in the project road.

Total water requirement for the project road will be 350 KLD and met through river water and ground water resources after taking approval from Concerned Authorities.   Approximately 0.3 million cum fly ash will be used from Kashimpur Thermal Power Station.  There are 5 congested locations where bypasses have been proposed in total length  of 25.538 km which includes Jawan Bypass-6.818 km, Dibai Bypass-8.150 km, Koser Kalan Bypass -.220 km, Chandausi Bypass-4.800 km, Kundarkhi Bypass 3.550 km. Total length of Realignment is 4.350km. Within the ROW about approx 2950 trees are present, out of which about 2250 trees likely to be cut for two lane up-gradation of the project road. About 63 structures and 1650 families are likely to be affected.  Cost of implementation of EMP will be Rs. 3.25 Crores.  R&R cost is estimated as Rs. 52.54 Crores. The civil construction cost is Rs. 578.91 Crores. 2900 trees to be cut for the proposed road.

 

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

 

i)                   Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

ii)                 The proposal indicates the acquisition of forest land 210 ha. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

viii)           It is indicated that 2250 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxi)          Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxix)      Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxvii)      Approval for using Ganga water shall be obtained.

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.18      Finalization of ToR for rehabilitation and upgradation of existing carriageway to 2-lane with paved shoulders configuration of Biaora-MP/Rajasthan Border existing km 2.600 to km 67.000 section of NH-12 in the state of Madhya Pradesh (pkg. No. DPR/MP/02-09) by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-28/2011-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Project Road starts from the junction of Biaora Bypass on NH-3 existing km 2.6000 (Project km 0.000) and ends at MP/Rajasthan Border existing km 67.000 (project km 61.000) covering total length of 61.00 km including new constructions of bypasses, realignments for geometrical improvements and approaches of new bridge across Nevaj River. The Project Road passes though Biaora, Rajgarh and Khilchipur Tahsils of Rajgarh District in MP. Project Road passes through 3 towns and 9 villages. The Land use pattern of the Project area is predominantly agricultural 60% followed by barren 40%. There are no wild life sanctuary, bird sanctuary, reserved forests and archeological monuments along the project road. Existing ROW is 31.70 m and improvements / up-gradation of the road is proposed in a length of 11.545 km within available land except in the length of bypasses and realignments. For proposed bypasses ROW will be 60 m and in the stretches of realignment ROW of 45 m is proposed. However, 30 m ROW is proposed in  forest areas for bypass. Total land proposed to be acquired for rehabilitation and up-gradation is 52.135 Ha. It is classified as Private Land 24.025 Ha, Govt. Land 24.280 Ha and Forest Land 3.830 Ha. Existing road is 2 lane (7.00 m carriageway width) with soft shoulder of 1.50 m to 2.00 m width. Roadway proposed is 2 lane (7.00 m carriageway width) with paved shoulders of 1.50m width and soft shoulders of 2.00m width on either sides. Existing structures on Project Road are 2 major bridges, 19 minor bridges, 8 slab culvert, 41 pipe culverts, 1 RUB and 3 canal crossings (siphons). Improvements to structures such as widening, repairs, reconstruction, new construction to structures are proposed including existing structures on Project Road for 2 major bridges, 20 minor bridges, 16 slab / box culverts, 51 pipe culverts, 1. RUB and 2 pedestrian underpasses. Bypasses proposed at two locations namely, Khilchipur Bypass of 5.275 km length and Bhojpur Bypass of 1.620 km length. New construction in 1.40 km length for approaches of proposed new bridge across Nevaj river including improvement to steep gradient at Kishangarh. Realignment for geometrical improvements is proposed at 5 locations for total length of 3.25 km, where there are acute horizontal curves and narrow low level minor bridges. Total 21 road junctions including existing are proposed for improvement on Project Road. Facilities proposed on Project Road are pedestrian underpasses at 2 locations; wayside amenities at 1 location; bus bays at 40 locations; bus shelters at 29 locations and Toll Plaza including administrative building at 1 location.

 

Total Protected Forest land of 3.830 Ha is required to be acquired in the proposed bypass outside Khilchipur town in a length of about 900 m and for geometrical improvement near Kishangarh in 500 m length. Protected Forest is open type having density less than 0.4 to barren.  Total no. of trees falling within proposed ROW are 6500. However, 1760 nos. of trees will be required to cut. About 85 families of population 520 are going to be affected due to this project. The structure includes a Government School, and temple. The entitled persons will be compensated and assisted as per NHAI, Act. Alternative site will be provided for the School. The cost of Resettlement and Rehabilitation of structures including assistance is about Rs. 1.96 crore while the cost of Land Acquisition in about Rs. 2.83 crores. Estimated Project Cost is Rs. 269 crores. The budget for Environmental Mitigation Measures during construction and operation phases is Rs.5.37 crores. Water for construction will be abstracted from river, Nevaj and Garganga. Use of fly ash in proposed road is not considered since there is no thermal power plant within 100 km.

 

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

 

i)            Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

ii)          The proposal indicates the acquisition of forest land 3.83 ha. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

viii)           It is indicated that 1760 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xx)      Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxviii)  Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxvi)  Submit the details of existing site, location of base line monitoring stations etc with photos

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.19      Finalization of ToR for widning and improvement of existing 2 lane to 4 lane of NH_7 and construction of Panagar Bypass including new Connectivity Link road (NH) from NH-7 to NH- 12A in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. National Highway Authority of India [F.No. 10-31/2011-IA-III].

 

      As presented by the project proponent, the proposed road starts from Panagar Tehsil in Jabalpur District and ends at Jabalpur Bypass at Junction of Bhopal road and construction of New Link road in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The project consists of following three parts for aggregate length of 36.692 kms. Construction of Proposed four lane Panagar bypass from km 438.222 to km 451.507 on NH-7. Construction of existing two lane to four lane of NH 7 Bypass from km 451.507 to km 465.600. New Construction link road is proposed from km 476.500 on NH 7 ( Jabalpur- Nagpur section) to km 11.400 at Saliwara on NH-12A ( Jabalpur-Mandla section) for 11.4 km. The project road passes through total 25 villages. 17 number of village are located in Panagar section in northern side of Jabalpur (part defined at a & b above) and remaining eight villages are aligned on southern section i.e. Connectivity link road (defined 2. at above). Some of the main settlements are Panagar, Umariya, Kusner, Bagheli, Maharajpur & Manegaon, Saaliwara, Kosamghat etc.  Existing Right of Way of NH-7 is 60 metre and proposed Right of way is also 60 metre in Jabalpur Section.  For Panagar Bypass 60 metre Right of way is proposed for which Land has to be acquired.  On the southern side the proposed road is 2 lane with paved shoulder with 60 metre ROW. This is a new link and land has to be acquired. 72.33 Ha of Land is proposed to be acquired on Panagar Bypass, out of which 66.42 Ha is Private Land and 5.91 Ha is Govt. Land.  There is no Forest land.  On the south side 80 Ha of land out of which 65 Ha is private land and 15 Ha is under Govt land and is proposed to be acquired. About 84% of the Land is agriculture Land and 16% is Govt. Land. About 1990 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road.  There is no wild life sanctuary and reserve forest area in the proposed alignment. Only 0.3 ha of Revenue forest land is under project corridor in the new link road between NH-7 & NH-12A. This land is to be diverted.

      There is no existing Major Bridge on existing NH-7 (Jabalpur Bypass).  A Major Bridge is proposed over Pariyat River on Panagar Bypass. But on the new connectivity link road on NH-7 & NH-12A, two major bridges on Narmada River & Gaur River are proposed to be constructed. Minor Bridges: The details of minor bridges are given hereunder. Panagar Bypass:- There exists no minor bridge on Panagarh Bypass.  5 Nos. of new minor bridges with 4 lane configuration are proposed on this stretch of road. Existing NH-7 Bypass Main Carriageway:- On existing carriageway of NH-7 Bypass there exists 3 Nos. of minor bridges.  Additional 3 Nos. of minor bridges are proposed parallel to the existing bridges on the new 2 lane carriageway (widened portion) to meet the requirement.  Existing NH-7 Bypass Service Road:- There exist 3 Nos. of minor bridges on the existing service road.  Additional 3 Nos. of minor bridges are proposed to meet the requirements.  3 Minor bridges’ are proposed on southern connectivity link at Ch. 0.680, 1.380 & 4.400 .  One ROB on NH-7 (JABALPUR BYPASS) at km 462+880 on existing chainage exists. Additional 2 lane ROB is proposed at this location on the widened portion of carriageway. One number ROB on Southern Connectivity Link road at design chainage 5+289 is proposed. One pedestrian/ cattle underpass is proposed at Ch. 452+672 of NH-7 at Jabalpur Bypass. Two Grade separators are proposed at Ch. 442+350 (Jabalpur  Bypass, 459+150 (Katangi crossing). One Grade Separator is proposed to be constructed on southern connectivity link on NH-12A. 16 No. of Bus-Bays / shelters are proposed on the entire stretch of the road along with Toilet Blocks on Panagar side on both sides of the road (8 on each side).   On south side 10 Nos. Bus bays/ bus shelters along with toilet blocks are proposed on both sides of the road (5 on each side).  2 No. Truck lay bye (1 on each side) alongwith Traffic Aid Post & Medical aid post are proposed. On southern connectivity link road 2 Nos. truck lay bays are proposed (1 on each side of the road). 14 km of service road on entire Jabalpur Bypass is proposed on both sides of the roads. There are around 434 PAPs due to proposed improvement. The entitled and compensation to PAPs will be done as per NRRP 2007. 20 structures are to be dismantled. Adequate lighting arrangement has been proposed in existing bypass.  Peak demand of water would be approximately 350 kl/day. No thermal power station is within the radius of 100 km of proposed project. Water harvesting structures shall be provided at least one on each side of the project road at every 500 m interval. Oil and grease separators have been proposed at new structures. Total estimated Environmental Cost is about Rs. 5.00 Crores. Total estimated R&R cost is about 11.6 Crores. Total Civil cost of the Project is Rs. 535 Crores.

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

 

i)                   Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)             It is indicated that 1990 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xix)          Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

xxii)        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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)    Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

    

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

 

4.20     Finalization of ToR for rehabilitation and upgrading of existing 2 lane to 4 lane from Solapur to Yedeshi section of NH-211 in the State of Maharashtra and from solapur to Sangareddy section of NH-9 including solapur bypass in the State of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh  by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-32/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposed road has two sections: Section 1: Solapur to Yedeshi of NH-211: and Section 2: Solapur-Sangareddy of NH-9.

 

i)        The Solapur to Yedeshi of NH-211 Starts from Solapur (Km 0.000) and ends at Yedeshi (Km 85.000) of NH-211. The Project road passes through major locations such as Solapur, Tuljapur, Osmanabad and Yedeshi in the district Solapur and Osmanabad in the State of Maharashtra. The total length of the project is 85.00 Km. Land use pattern on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, barren and built up. The land use pattern along the proposed ROW is predominantly agriculture and barren. Existing ROW of Project Road is 20-30 m. The proposed ROW is 60 m except at built-up location where is being restricted within 45m. 255 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road.  The proposed project is passing through the Great Indian Bustard Wild life Sanctuary in Solapur City for a length of 7.5 Km. It is mentioned that the said Sanctuary is under process of denotification of area 8496.44 sq.km to 1222.61 sq.km. based on the recommendation by Sawarkar Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the same has been approved by the National Board of Wild Life.

 

About 3000 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road, against 9000 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation apart from the statutory requirement.

 

There are existing 24 Minor Bridge, 2 Major Bridge, 93 culverts.  There are 24 minor bridges, 2 major bridges i.e. existing structures are proposed to be widened/ improved. There is 1 two-lane ROB on existing Railway Track; one additional two lane ROB is proposed parallel to existing ROB. There are 14 nos. of intersections on the project road which have been proposed for improvement.  There are 2 bypass (Tuljapur & Yedeshi) and 4- Realignments are proposed to avoid congestion along the project road. 32.525km Service road is provided along the project road. There 3 nos of Vehicular Under Passes & 8 nos. of Pedestrian & Cattle Under Passes. Bus Bays have been provided at 20 location both ways. Truck Lay Bye have been proposed at two location

 

Two rest area and Two toll plaza have been proposed. Ambulance and recovery vehicle for locals have been proposed. Adequate lighting arrangement has been proposed in-habitation areas. Peak demand of water would be approximately 200 K.L. per day during construction. There is no provision of using fly ash. Water harvesting structures shall be provided at the interval of 500 m. The budget for Environmental cost is Rs. 1.2 Crores, Resettlement cost Rs. is 49.04 Crores, Shifting of Utilities cost Rs. is 15.89 Crores. Total Project Cost is Rs. 861 Crores.

 

ii)          Section 2: Solapur - Sangareddy of NH-9: starts from Solapur (Km 249.00) and ends at Sangareddy (Km 493.00) of NH-9. It also includes Solapur Bypass (26.3 km) joining NH-13 & NH-9. Solapur Bypass is proposed from NH-13 at km 13+500 to km 254+850 of NH-9. The total length of the project is 271.30 Km. Project road passes through major locations such as Solapur, Andur, Naldurg, Jalkot, Umerga in Maharashtra; Rajeshwar, Humnabad, Hudgi, Mannakhedi, Murkanda in Karnataka; Chiragapalli Zaheerabad, Digwal, Kamkol, Budhera, Sadashivpet, Sangareddy in Andhra Pradesh. The project section falls in four districts namely Solapur, Osmanabad in the state of Maharashtra, Bidar in the state of Karnataka and Medak in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Land use pattern on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, barren and built up. The land use pattern along the proposed ROW is predominantly agriculture and barren. Existing ROW of Project Road is 20-30 m. The proposed ROW is 60 m in open areas and 45m in built up areas. 651.72ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road.  The proposed project is passing through the Great Indian Bustard Wild life Sanctuary in Solapur City for a length of 5.0 Km. It is mentioned that the said Sanctuary is under process of denotification of area 8496.44 sq.km to 1222.61 sq.km. based on the recommendation by Sawarkar Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the same has been approved by the National Board of Wild Life. About 23,000 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road, against 69,000 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation apart from the statutory requirement. There are existing 65 Minor Bridge, 8 Major Bridge, 310 culverts.  There are proposed 65 minor bridges, 8 major bridges. i.e existing structures are proposed to be widended/ improved. There is no ROB on existing Railway Track; Two New ROBs are proposed on level crossing.  There are 124 nos. of intersections on the project road which have been proposed for improvement.  There are 6 bypasses proposed to avoid congestion along the project road.

 

Service roads are provided for 40.2km in Maharashtra, 18.4 km in Karnataka and 24.1km in Andhra Pradesh along the project road. There 17 nos of Vehicular Under Passes & 19 nos. of Pedestrian & Cattle Under Passes. Bus Bays have been provided at 30 location both ways. Truck Lay Bye have been proposed at four location. 7 rest area and 5 toll plaza have been provided. Ambulance and recovery vehicle for locals have been proposed. Adequate lighting arrangement has been proposed in-habitation areas. Peak demand of water would be approximately 250 K.L. per day during construction. Water harvesting structures shall be provided at the interval of 500 m. 

 

The budget for Environmental cost is Rs. 4.1 Crores, Resettlement cost Rs. is 86.72 Crores, Shifting of Utilities cost Rs. is 49.84 Crores, Total Project Cost is Rs. 2633 Crores.

 

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

 

                     (i)                    Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

                   (ii)                   The proposal indicates the proposed project road passing through the Great Indian Bustard Wild life Sanctuary in Solapur City for a length of 5.0 Km. Examine and submit the likely impact on the sanctuary along mitigation measures proposed. Also submit the necessary clearance from WildLlife Department.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                (viii)                It is indicated that 26000 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                 (xx)                 Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

              (xxiii)             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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

            (xxviii)            Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          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. 

 

2nd Day:  12th May, 2011:

 

4.          Consideration of New Projects

 

4.21      Environmental Clearance for construction of Residential Complex ‘Harmony Naturals’ at Village Azara and Mikirpura Chakardoi, District Kamrup, Guwahati by M/s. SKRE Building Future Ltd [F.No.21-54/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of Group Housing aimed at economically weaker section at affordable prices on a plot area of 3.8943 ha. The total built-up area of the project is 77296.45 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 1297 units (1BHK- 453 units, 2 BHK- 660 units & 1 BHK- 184 units) in 10 blocks (Blocks-1 to 10, all = GF + 5 Floors). The total water requirement is 621.09 KLD (freshwater - 475.4 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 550 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing will be 145.69 KLD, horticulture 43.36 KLD & balance 234.46 KLD will be sent to natural drain. Total solid waste generation will be 4.98 kg/day. The power requirement is about 6.5 MW. The total parking proposed are 967 ECS (open parking 538 and covered 429). The total cost of the project is Rs. 66.56 crores excluding land cost & development cost.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance.

 

4.22     Environmental Clearance for the Development of Hill Station Township at Village Mulshi and Velhe Talukas, District Pune, Maharashtra by M/s. Lavasa Corporation Ltd [F.No. 21-9/2011-IA.III]

 

          The proposal of Lavasa Hill Station was considered in the 97th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee held on 14th – 15th February, 2011, 98th meeting held on 3rd – 4th March, 2011 and 99th meeting held on 5th – 6th April, 2011.   

 

2.       In the earlier meetings, the Committee had made a number of observations on the environmental concerns about the location of the hill station township, cutting of hill slopes, concentration of metals and the ph of soil construction of Bandharas, impact on water quality and availability of water for the down stream areas including water supply to Pune city.

 

3.       In the above meetings, the Committee suggested LCL to:

 

                     (i)        Reexamine the EIA reports prepared in the year 2004 and 2009 by NEERI specially regarding the concentration of metals in the soil in view of the development being for human habitation.

 

                   (ii)       The concentration of heavy metals including lead, cadmium, mercury and arsenic in surface waters should be within the drinking water limits prescribed in the BIS.

 

                  (iii)      Mapping of hill slopes steeper than 1:3, 1:3 to 1:5 and flatter than 1:5.

 

                   (iv)       Use/ disposal of soil resulting from digging/excavation for the construction of villas and roads.

 

                    (v)        Use of treated waste water and saving in energy by using alternative source of energy.

 

                   (vi)       Provision of health and education facilities as per norms.

 

4.       In the later meetings, the Committee discussed the clarifications on the above concerns in the light of the observations made during the meetings.  The Committee found that:

 

                     (i)        The layout plan for an area of 613.94 ha. approved by Dist. Collector, Pune for a built up area of 2,47,377.028 sqm was revised after the constitution of  SPA.

 

                   (ii)       The development and construction is limited to 681.27 ha in Dasve village with a total built up area 4,55,605.60 sqm. approved by SPA.

 

                  (iii)      Fresh sampling of water and soil analysis has been carried out through an approved lab for the above area (681.27ha.) and EIA report is also reviewed and LCL is getting a fresh analysis of the soil (grid sampling) and water.

 

5.          Senior officers from the State Government of Maharashtra (Department of Town Planning and MKVDC) also attended the meeting to assist the Committee in the appraisal process.

 

6.          Member Secretary also informed that on the basis  of the observations of the Committee, Ministry asked the State Government of Maharashtra regarding the compliance of LCL with regard to the hill station development policy and regulations, requirement of Non-Agriculture (NA) approval and construction on MKVDC leased land etc. The details sent by the Principal Secretary, Department of Urban Development, Govt. of Maharashtra dated 9th May, 2011 were also discussed with the officers from the State Govt. A brief point-wise detail is as under:

 

i)        Hill Station Policy:-

 

(a)               The Government in Urban Development Department, vide Notification dated 26th November, 1996 has modified the sanctioned Regional Plan of Pune District to include Special Regulations for Development of Tourist Resorts/Holiday Homes/Townships in Hill Station Type Areas under the provisions of Section 20(4) of the Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1966.  As per the sanctioned policy of the Regional Plan, slopes which are steeper than 1:5 are not allowed for development. However, the Government of Maharashtra vide its Notification No.TPS-1806/203/CR-434/06/UD-13, 7th June, 2007 modified the Regulation No.22 of Hill Station development and development on slopes, which are as steep as 1:3.  The development contemplated, however, shall in no case involve the cutting of the mountains.  

 

(b)              The development/constructions in hill station area are regulated and allowed according to Annexure-A as mentioned in Regulation No.26 of Hill Station Policy.

 

(c)               Subsequently, the Government of Maharashtra vide Notification No.TPS-1807/1544/CR-821/07/UD-13, 28th February, 2008 has inserted a note that “With prior approval of the Government, global FSI of development shall be considered sector-wise and shall be used in the same sector.” Accordingly, the Government of Maharashtra vide letter No.TPS-1808/449/CR-93/08/UD-13, 7th April, 2008 has given approval to allow global FSI sector-wise.

 

(d)              The Lavasa Corporation Ltd., the Special Planning Authority vide their letter dated 29th March, 2011 had communicated to the Government that they have sanctioned as Special Planning Authority an FSI of 0.06 i.e. on a buildable area of 681 hectares, 41.57 hectares of buildable area has been sanctioned. The above FSI has been worked out on the entire area of 681 hectares, but it is necessary to work out the global FSI on the developable/buildable land, which means that the areas which are steeper than 1:3 cannot be counted while calculating the global FSI. It will, therefore, be necessary for the Special Planning Authority to demarcate the areas where the slopes are steeper than 1:3, get the same verified through the Director of Town Planning and then calculate the global FSI on the basis of developable/buildable land only.

 

ii)       Water availability:-

 

The LCL vide their application dated 29th October,2001 had requested for permission to construct 8 Bandharas in catchment areas of Varasgaon dam and 2 Bandharas on nallas following West ward (i.e. in Konkan area). Permission to construct 8 Bandharas was given by MKVDC vide letter No.4148 dated 29th May, 2002. The storage capacity of 2 Bandharas in Varasgoan submergence is 8.04 Mm3 and 16.63 Mm3 of remaining 6 Bandharas in catchments of Varasgaon dam.  As per clause No.10 of agreement 8.04 Mm3 water is to be released by LCL in Varasgaon dam as per the demand and instruction of Water Resources Department every year.

The permission to utilise 66.63 Mm3 water is given by MKVDC vide letter No.6843 dated 27th August, 2002.  The water requirement for LCL considering projected population of 2.55 lakh with standard norms (175 ltr./capita/day) shall be 16.3 Mm3. As per Water Resources & Investigation Circle, Pune report vide letter No.1465 dated 22nd April, 2002 there is balance of yield available in Khadakwasla system at 75% dependability to the tune of 178.13 Mm3.

The requirement of Lavasa is 16.3Mm3 and balance yield available is 178.13 Mm3.  Hence it will not affect the utilization of Khadakwasla system, but construction of Bandharas will marginally affect the utilization of Ujjani dam which is at downstream of Khadakwasla. Also the domestic water requirement of Pune city is 325.68 Mm3 which is considerably higher than requirement of Lavasa city as per the state water policy, domestic water use has priority area irrigation use, hence the marginal diversion shall affect the downstream irrigation use but there will not be any effect on domestic water.

iii)          MKVDC land leased:-

The land leased to Lavasa company given by MKVDC is as per provisions of MKVDC Act, 1996 Sr. No.18(i) and 18 (j). The agreement of leased land is executed on dated 23rd September, 2002 for a period of 30 (thirty) years. The total leased land is 141.15 ha out of which 128.79 ha land is under submergence of Varasgaon and only 12.36 ha land is out of submergence.

As Lavasa is authorized as SPA by the State Government, Lavasa has permitted the construction of building & structures on leased land in their jurisdiction.

iv)          Special Planning Authority:-

On the request of Lavasa City corporation, LCL has been declared as Special Planning Authority (SPA) for the area under their jurisdiction under the Section 40(1)(b) of MR & TP Act, 1966 vide Government Notification No.TPS-1808/449/CR-493/08/UD-13 dated 12th June, 2008 with certain conditions. As per the regulation No.28 of the Hill Station Development Policy, Development Control Regulation of C class Municipal Councils shall be applicable mutatis mutandis except those expressly provided in the Policy. Also, while granting status as a SPA; the Government has incorporated certain conditions as below :

Conditions No.2 - The SPA has no right to grant any relaxation in the present DCR applicable to notified area.

Conditions No. 5 - The SPA shall follow the DCR and the provisions of sanctioned regional plan and amendment made to it from time to time.  Any violation in DCR and provision of regional plan shall be liable for legal action by the Collector, Pune.

v)          Requirement  of NA approval:-

As informed by the Govt. of Maharashtra regarding the requirement of NA approval for layout and building plan even if approved by SPA, it is mentioned that:

“The person who has intended to change the use of land, should obtain the NA permission as per section 44 of MLR code 1966.  As per the Hill Station Policy Regulation No.25, hill station development shall be treated as an industry.   As per the policy Regulation No.20 of Hill station development that being an industry shall not require NA permission, but as per Section 44 (A) (2) of M.L.R. Code, 1966 where permission is required for bonafide industrial user they shall be required to give intimation of the date on which the change of user of land has commenced within 30 days from such date to the Collector.” 

Lavasa City Corporation as SPA has not communicated within 30 days the change of use to the Collector.

vi)          Approvals by SPA and submission to the State Government:-

          As stated above, the Government has granted SPA status to Lavasa City Corporation vide Notification dated 12.6.2008 with certain conditions.  The relevant ones are:

a)       All development permissions granted by the SPA shall be brought to the notice of ADTP, Pune within a period of 3 months from the date of grant of permissions.

It is seen that two permissions given by the Special Planning Authority have been brought to the notice of ADTP, after a period of two years.

b)       The provisions of Section 115 and other provisions of the said Act shall be fully applicable to the said notified area.

It was expected that the Special Planning Authority would prepare the planning proposal (Development Plans and Development Control Regulations) before sanctioning the development of the various sectors, which does not seem to have been done.  Now, the Lavasa Corporation has published planning proposal and DC Regulations on 21st April, 2011. This will now go a through a process of public referendum through hearing of objections & suggestions and final sanction by the State Government.

7.       After carefully examining the information made available by Govt. of Maharashtra, submission made by LCL and discussions with the Senior Officers from State Government, the EAC concluded that:

(A). Further, construction in the Dasve Sector (681.27 ha) shall be     carried only after

Detailed Mapping of the slopes of 1:3, 1:3 to 1:5 and flatter than 1:5 areas.

(i)    The calculation of FSI/global FSI shall be worked out based on the Hill Station policy i.e. only on development/buildable areas.

 

(ii)  Commitment from LCL to earmark necessary/ adequate funds as per report to be submitted shortly regarding the quantum of penalty/ re-compense and creation of Environmental Restoration Fund. 

 

(B). For development and constructions in the balance area (2000 ha - 681.27 ha), it needs be ensured that :

         (i)        The intensity and magnitude of development in the remaining area shall be strictly as per the Hill Station Policy in terms of Land use, Slops, FSI and number of storyes. LCL needs to rework on the planning and design of the whole complex. For any interpretation of development control norms prior permission should be sought from the State Government of Maharashtra/ Collector, Pune/ Town Planning dept.

       (ii)       As far as possible, no hill cutting, digging, excavation or any other activity involving generation of soil or its transportation shall be carried out. No cutting should be permitted for slopes steeper than 1:5 (at least for buildings). Construction details in the slope ranges between 1:5 and 1:3 must be reviewed and approved by govt. approved independent structural experts.

      (iii)      Sewage Disposal System – There is lot of inconsistency in the EMP about the disposal system. As per the earlier NEERI’s EIA reports, it was proposed to treat the entire wastewater and re-use with zero disposal option, including the rainy days. Later on, it was changed and informed that “To ensure safe discharge of Treated Sewage Effluent during monsoon and/or when irrigation requirement reduces during post construction stage, it is proposed to lay approximately 25 km of pipe line discharge the TSE in west flowing Kal River. Alternatively if the above system poses any problem, the most viable option would be to release TSE (which has parameters comparable to dam water) in the storage Bandaras from where the water has been taken for consumption”. However, again in the latest EIA report, the EIA consultant submitted that the entire wastewater is proposed for treatment and re-use with zero disposal option, even during the rainy days. Submit a clear disposal option with justification and commitment.

       (iv)       “Map showing location of STP & SW disposal facility” should show the locations of treated sewage collection ponds.

        (v)        EMP on water conservation aspects should address in protection measures and impacts of buildings in close proximity to water bodies or on slopes earmarked as No development zones.

       (vi)       Water and Energy conservation plan in the EMP needs to set up higher benchmark for the delivery based on detailed feasibility and review global good practices in an environmental fragile region as well as uncertainties associated with resource sustainability.

      (vii)     The Environmental Management Plan shall be revised and EMP needs to include both long and short term commitments including financial commitments and role and responsibilities of others responsible to implement the plan addressing environment impacts of already completed.   

    (viii)    The earlier EIA report (NEERI) had made certain specific recommendations for implementation. The new EIA report should discuss all these recommendations and to come up with final recommendations with justification.

      (ix)      Secondary and tertiary check dams must be reviewed by irrigation dept. and report to be submitted for their long term (life span of Lavasa) capacities and dam dredging schedule.

        (x)       Secondary storage w.r.t. the primary storage for Dasve Sector is only 4.5% and Koloshi-Ugavali Sector is NIL while the same for Mugaon Sector is as high as 17.4% (Ref “Ravine corridor and Bandharas in 2000 ha). The basis in terms of percolation, evaporation and other utilizations should be explained.

      (xi)      Bohini Sector (for workers) without its own Bandhara and secondary storage (3.58 MLD which is much more than Dasve) may face water problem. Mugaon Sector development, where more storage is available) is essential for Bhoini Sector at early stage of activities.

     (xii)     Additional storage capacity in each sector for storing treated sewage during monsoon and non-monsoon seasons, design basis, measures for runoff protection against silting may be provided with location map, elevation, inflow and outflow details. The “Daily Water Consumption Balance Chart” should be provided for each sector with above details.

    (xiii)    Details about Emergency Preparedness Plan for accidental cases, e.g. land slide in building and quarry areas, forest & other fire, terrorist attack etc. may be included in EMP.

     (xiv)    The project proponent/ consultant while submitting the EIA/EMP report shall give an undertaking to the effect that the data submitted is factually correct.

(C) As regards the inputs from the state Govt. of Maharashtra relating to the water availability in the down stream areas the committee felt that state Govt. should give quantitative picture of :

         (i)        Overall water availability based on last 20 years data

       (ii)       Water consumption for Pune town, present and projected for 20 years.

      (iii)      Water availability for irrigation purposes present and projected 20 years.

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

 

4.23     CRZ and EC for the construction of residential building ‘Cochin Residential Development Project’ at Sy. No. 843 of Ernakulam Village Kerala by M/s TRIF Kochi Projects Ltd [F.No.11-11/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the project involves construction of residential project on a plot area of 3.4151 Ha. The total built-up area is 1,49,325 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 621 dwelling units (2 B.R. = 186 Nos., 3 B.R. = 352 Nos. and 4 B.R. = 83 Nos.) with club facility in 6 towers (Podium 1, 2, 3 + Ground + 24 Floors). The total water requirement is 282.03 KLD (fresh water requirement is 206.83 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 300 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 75.20 KLD & horticulture 35 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1,242 Kg/day. The power requirement is 6.0 MVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 1,383 cars + 296 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 431.35 Crores.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Submit a copy of NOC from Ministry of Defence (Indian Navy) as the project is located within 10 km from the Naval establishment.

 

ii)                 The storm water drainage shall be worked out after analyzing the contour levels of the site and the surrounding area and the capacity of storm water drainage.

 

iii)              The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m., due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

 

iv)                Tsunami Emergency Management Plan shall be prepared and submitted prior to commencement.

 

v)                  The Committee noted that the proposed site is on the area reclaimed for construction of a Bridge for Goshrre Development Authority and suggested to submit the copy of details of land allotment.

 

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

 

4.24     Environmental Clearance for a Residential Project (Condor Cyber Gardens) at Village Attipra, Thiruvananthpuram District, Kerala. M/s Condor Builders Pvt. Ltd [F.No:21-11/2011-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent the project involves construction of residential project on a plot area of 3.4151 Ha. The total built-up area is 1,49,325 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 621 dwelling units (2 B.R. = 186 Nos., 3 B.R. = 352 Nos. and 4 B.R. = 83 Nos.) with club facility in 6 towers (Podium 1, 2, 3 + Ground + 24 Floors). The total water requirement is 282.03 KLD (fresh water requirement is 206.83 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 300 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 75.20 KLD & horticulture 35 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1,242 Kg/day. The power requirement is 6.0 MVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 1,383 cars + 296 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 431.35 Crores.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The storm water drainage shall be worked out after analyzing the contour levels of the site and the surrounding area and the capacity of storm water drainage.

 

ii)                 The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m., due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

 

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

 

4.25     Environmental Clearance    for a Residential Project (Apartment at Kaniapuram) at village Pallippurma Thiruvananthpuram District, Kerala.by M/s Condor Builders Pvt. Ltd. [ F.No:21-12/2011-IA.III]

 

          The project involves construction of group housing project on a plot area of 0.7413 Ha. The total built-up area is 32,815.61 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 147 dwelling units (2 B.R.= 141 Nos. and 4 B.R. = 6 Nos.), swimming pool with club area in 2 blocks (Basement + Stilt + 20 Floors). The total water requirement is 72.21 KLD (fresh water requirement is 52.775 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 80 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 19.435 KLD & horticulture 6 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 294 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2,000 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 169 cars + 172 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 65 Crores.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Connectivity to the National Highway shall be redesigned and submitted to NHAI/ PWD and necessary approval shall be obtained prior to construction at site.

 

ii)                 The storm water drainage shall be worked out after analyzing the contour levels of the site and the surrounding area and the capacity of storm water drainage.

 

iii)              The total height of the building shall not be more than 60 m., due to the non-availability of sufficient fire fighting facilities in the area.

 

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

 

4.26     Finalisation of TOR for proposed Sector specific Industrial Cluster with CETP, TSDF facility (landfill) for synthetic organic chemicals at Nallamattipalem and N.Narasapuram Villages Nakkapalli Mandal, Vishakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh by  M/s Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association [F.No:21-13/2011- IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Sector specific Industrial Cluster for manufacturing synthetic organic chemicals (Bulk Drugs, Intermediates and other Chemicals) industries and Commercial R&D with Common Effluent Treatment Plan, Common Solvent Distillation facilities, Internal Roads, Compound Wall and Fire Hydrant System alongwith the dedicated TSDF (Landfill) adjacent to Industrial Cluster.  The project will be developed in a total of 280 Acres.  The total land will be utilised for Common facilities like CETP, TSDF, Common Solvent Distillation facilities, Fie Hydrant facilities etc., and remaining land will be allocated amongst various project proponents.

 

The infrastructure will be designed to facilitate the basic needs of the member industries of Plot sizes of 5 to 20 acres like – Plots sizes (5-20 acres in Gross area of 170 acres), Security system at the entrance of the Industrial Cluster (Gated Community), Common Effluent Treatment Facility, Common Sewage Treatment Facility (Maximum 2 KLD per acre), Solvent recovery facility, Dedicated TSDF facility at 0.5 km from Industrial Cluster, Water storage for Fire Hydrant facility Primary Health Care Centre with Ambulance Facility, Communication systems like Phone, Internet etc., Water Requirement 51 KLD per acre, Wastewater generation (30 KLD Trade effluent per acre), Auditorium for Training / conference, Common Internal Roads, Common Truck Parking, Common Canteen & Guest house and Construction of Boundary wall.  The Total Gross investment of the project is approximately Rs.175.0 crores.  The investment includes the other common facilities also. 

 

During discussions, the Committee finalised the following additional TOR –

 

                     (i)        Submit Justification of the project site from environmental angle.

 

                   (ii)       Submit the details of the present land use as per the revenue records and present status.

 

                  (iii)      Submit water requirement, identified sources and impact on the existing users.

 

                   (iv)       Submit whether the site falls in semi-critical, critical over exploited zones as per the CGWA classification.

 

                    (v)        Submit Roles and legal responsibilities of SEZ developer and individual member units for EMP implementation and monitoring.

 

                   (vi)       Submit the details of the approach road and its adequacy.

 

                  (vii)     Submit the impacts due to land use change.

 

                (viii)    Submit the impacts due to liquid waste discharge, air emissions, solvent emissions, handling of hazardous waste & chemicals, odour.

 

                  (ix)      Submit the EMP at SEZ level to handle the liquid waste by segregation as per the CPCB document for Bulk drug manufacturing units – HCOD, LCOD, HTDS, and LTDS etc. Explore the options for reuse of treated effluent. The discharge into marine should be the last option and shall submit with scientific justification. Committee also noted that the marine environment at the site is under stress due to existing marine outfalls, hence suggested the proponent should examine the details keeping this in mind.

 

                    (x)       Submit the storm water management and impacts due to contamination of storm water with effluent/chemicals and mitigation measures at SEZ developer level and Unit level.

 

                  (xi)      In case marine option is considered – submit the justification of the disposal point, dilution available, verifiable mechanism to establish illegal discharges are not made, on-line monitoring facilities for critical parameters in the effluent, impact on the fish, modeling for the critical parameters. A detail of the existing and already permitted marine out falls with in 25 kms of the proposed marine out fall site.   Fishing activities and the impact  shall be addressed. Submit the impacts and mitigation due to marine pipe lying – execution stage & operation stage.

 

                 (xii)     Submit the green belt plan by SEZ developer along the periphery of the SEZ.

 

                (xiii)    Submit the parking arrangements at SEZ level.

 

                 (xiv)    Submit fire fighting arrangements at SEZ level.

 

                  (xv)      Submit the details of effluent collection system at member units level to meet the inlet norms for the CETP.

 

                 (xvi)    Submit the effluent conveyance system from the member units to CETP.

 

               (xvii)   Submit on-site and off-site emergency plan and infrastructure requirements at SEZ level to comply MSIHC Rules 1989.

 

              (xviii)  Submit the details of the CETP with design parameters.

 

                (xix)    Site suitability for the development of TSDF, if planned. The experience gained from the operation of the existing TSDFs shall be addressed with good operational practices. Submit to comply the Hazardous Waste Rules 2008 as amended.

 

                 (xx)     Submit the common solvent recovery systems planned at SEZ level with anticipated efficiencies.

 

                (xxi)    Submit VOC monitoring in the ambient air at SEZ level.

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vi)             If any decision taken on CETP clearance by SEIAA, then the same may be added suitably.

 

          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. 

 

4.27     Finalisation of TOR for proposed Sector specific SEZ with CETP- Treated effluent marine outfall at Chittivalasa, Boyapalem & Naravu Village, Ranasthalam Mandal, Srikakulam  District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vivimed Labs Limited, SEZ. [F. No:21-14/2011- IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves is to establish a Sector Specific Special Economic Zone for establishing its own Synthetic Organic Chemicals manufacturing unit in about 95 acres out of a total of 325 acres (131.68 hectares) and the balance land will be converted into various plot sizes of 5 – 20 Acres and will be allotted to other project proponents interested in carrying out similar activities. The overall activity includes manufacturing of Sector Specific SEZ comprising of Synthetic Organic Chemicals manufacturing units (Cosmetics, Bulk Drugs, Dyes and intermediates and Commercial R&D (Pilot and Lab scale) with CETP and Common Solvent Recovery Unit with an investment of Rs. 772.0 Crores.

 

          Coal is proposed to be used in the proposed boilers of 2 Nos. of 25 TPH and 2 Nos. of 50 TPH. The Coal consumption will be about 450 TPD. Diesel will be used in the proposed 5 Nos. of 1000 KVA D.G.Set, which will be about 1000 Ltrs/hr at full operation load. The total power requirement of the plant is 4000 KVA. DG set are used only as standby during power failures. The above requirements are for the SEZ with one industry owned by proponent.

 

          The total estimated Water requirement will be 7500 KLD and will be met from the Ground Water & Private Tankers. Wastewater generation @ 21.0KL per Acre will account to about 4600KL/Day. The sources of effluent from the individual plots will be collected separately by laying 4 nos. of pipelines to CETP. Segregation in different streams like HTDS/HCOD (Mainly from Process), HTDS (Mainly from Boiler blow down, Cooling tower bleed, DM Water & Scrubbers), LTDS / LCOD (from other sections like Washing, R&D, Q.C etc.,) and Domestic wastewater will be collected after approval of inlet CETP parameters from SEZ Environment Division.

 

          All types of trade effluent storage and primary treatment tanks will be allowed to store in 1m above ground effluent tanks. Effluent treatment tanks will be construct minimum 1 m above ground tanks in the CETP. Minimum 2 day storage tank will be constructed for storing individual effluent streams. Stripped solvents from steam stripper will be collected and sent to APPCB authorized agencies for reuse as alternate fuel. Concentrate from MEE system will be sent to ATFD and the salts will be collected and sent to CWMP – TSDF, Parwada along with the ETP sludge for safe disposal.

 

          Estimation of Solid waste at this point of time is not possible, as the number and size of the industries that are to be established in the proposed SEZ is yet to be decided. As this is a Sector Specific SEZ (Synthetic Organic Chemicals, Bulk Drugs, Intermediates, Cosmetics, Dyes and Dye Intermediates) the solid waste generated from the individual member industries will be segregated and stored on the raised covered platform before sending it to APPCB authorization parties directly on obtaining authorization from APPCB. Solid waste generated at the project site will be segregated into Organic and Inorganic. The Organic Solid waste will be disposed off to Cement, Steel or Power units as per the guidelines of the CPCB where the waste will be used as alternate fuel. The Inorganic Solid waste from the individual industries and from the common liquid waste treatment facility will be collected and disposed off to the nearest TSDF presently located at Parwada belonging to JN Pharma City.

 

          For Gaseous emissions, the individual industries will provide Scrubbers based on the characteristics of gases. Boiler emissions will be controlled by providing Bag filters to reduce the particulate emissions.

 

The infrastructure will be designed to facilitate the basic needs of the member industries of Plot sizes of 5 to 20 acres like Own Plot of 95 acres for establishing Vivimed Labs Limited Unit III, Plots sizes (5 – 20 acres in Gross area of 170 acres incl. greenbelt), Water Supply (Maximum 32 KLD per acre), Water storage for Fire Hydrant facility, Common Effluent Treatment Facility (Maximum 20 KLD per acre i.e., 10 KLD for HTDS/HCOD, 5 KLD for LTDS/LCOD and 5 KLD for HTDS effluent), Common Sewage Treatment Facility (Maximum 1 KLD per acre), Solvent recovery facility, Electricity for Common facilities with standby power, Auditorium for Training / conferences, Common Internal Roads, Primary Health Care Centre with Ambulance Facility, Communication systems like Phone, Internet etc., Construction of Boundary wall, Security system at the Entrance of the SEZ and Commitment of Greenbelt development of about 33% of total area of SEZ land.

 

During discussions, the Committee finalised the following additional TOR –

 

i)                   Submit Justification of the project site from environmental angle.

 

ii)                 The Committee noted that the marine environment at the site is under stress due to existing marine outfalls, hence suggested the proponent shall  revise the project with zero discharge concept.

 

iii)              The quantity of water drawal is very high and there are possibilities of saline water intrusion. Re-examine the details to reduce the water requirement. Submit details.

 

iv)                Submit the details of the present land use as per the revenue records and present status.

 

v)                  Submit water requirement, identified sources and impact on the existing users.

 

vi)                Submit whether the site falls in semi-critical, critical over exploited zones as per the CGWA classification?

 

vii)             Submit Roles and legal responsibilities of SEZ developer and individual member units for EMP implementation and monitoring.

 

viii)           Submit the details of the approach road and its adequacy.

 

ix)               Submit the impacts due to land use change.

 

x)                 Submit the impacts due to liquid waste discharge, air emissions, solvent emissions, handling of hazardous waste & chemicals, odour.

 

xi)               Submit the EMP at SEZ level to handle the liquid waste by segregation as per the CPCB document for Bulk drug manufacturing units – HCOD, LCOD, HTDS, and LTDS etc. Explore the options for reuse of treated effluent. The discharge into marine shall be the last option and shall submit with scientific justification.

 

xii)            Submit the storm water management and impacts due to contamination of storm water with effluent/chemicals and mitigation measures at SEZ developer level and Unit level.]

 

                     (xxii)         Submit the EMP at SEZ level to handle the liquid waste by segregation as per the CPCB document for Bulk drug manufacturing units – HCOD, LCOD, HTDS, and LTDS etc. Explore the options for reuse of treated effluent. The discharge into marine should be the last option and shall submit with scientific justification. Committee also noted that the marine environment at the site is under stress due to existing marine outfalls, hence suggested the proponent should examine the details keeping this in mind.

 

xiii)          Submit the green belt plan by SEZ developer along the periphery of the SEZ.

 

xiv)           Submit the parking arrangements at SEZ level.

 

xv)              Submit fire fighting arrangements at SEZ level.

 

xvi)           Submit the details of effluent collection system at member units level to meet the inlet norms for the CETP.

 

xvii)         Submit the effluent conveyance system from the member units to CETP.

 

xviii)      Submit on-site and off-site emergency plan and infrastructure requirements at SEZ level to comply MSIHC Rules 1989.

 

xix)          Submit the details of the CETP with design parameters.

 

xx)             Site suitability for the development of TSDF, if planned. The experience gained from the operation of the existing TSDFs shall be addressed with good operational practices. Submit to comply the Hazardous Waste Rules 2008 as amended.

 

xxi)          Submit the common solvent recovery systems planned at SEZ level with anticipated efficiencies.

 

xxii)        Submit VOC monitoring in the ambient air at SEZ level .

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vi)             If any decision taken on CETP clearance by SEIAA, then the same may be added suitably.

 

          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.

 

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor

 

The Committee finalised the model ToR for all the six nodes in the 99th EAC meeting held on 5th - 6th April, 2011 and suggested that the additional ToR based on specific location and activities will be finalised in the next meeting. Accordingly, DMIC submitted the details which were discussed during the meeting. After discussion, the Committee finalised the following additional ToR in addition to site specific and location specific.

 

Additional ToR for all the six nodes

 

                     (i)              Reasons for selecting the site with details of alternate sites examined/rejected/selected on merits with comparative statement and reason/basis for selection. The examination should justify site suitability in terms of environmental damages, resources sustainability associated with selected site as compared to rejected sites. The analysis should include parameters considered along with weightage criteria for short-listing selected site.  

 

                   (ii)             Developer should also include copy of policy level appraisal including environmental and resources sustainability considerations (if any) done for Delhi Metro Investment Region by Ministry of Commerce to arrive at the suitability and selection of the corridor as the best strategic decision.

 

                  (iii)            The project boundary area and study area for which the base line data is generated – submit through a suitable map. Justification of the parameters, frequency and locations shall be discussed in the EIA.

 

                   (iv)             Submit Legal frame work for the implementation of Environmental Clearance conditions - to be clearly spelt out in the EIA report.

 

                    (v)              Submit Roles and responsibility of the DMIC/developer etc for compliance of environmental regulations under the provisions of EP Act.

 

                   (vi)             Site justification of the identified industry sectors from environmental angel and the details of the studies conducted if any.

 

                  (vii)           Ground water classification as per the Central Ground Water Authority.

 

                (viii)          In view of present uncertainties regarding farmers land acquisition, what will be the procedure for the acquisition of land for investment regions.

 

                  (ix)            It was stated in the Pre-feasibility report that:

 

(a)         Concept Plan Framework and guiding principles followed are – Compact Development, Liveable Communities, Connectivity, Identity, Sustainability, Natural Heritage and pedestrian – oriented. These identified guiding principles shall be elaborately and specifically discussed in the EIA report.

 

(b)        Sustainable development will be achieved by protecting the environment by promoting clean industries, encouraging the smart use of energy, water and materials – The EIA report shall address how these are going to be achieved and the recommendations shall be in verifiable format.

 

(c)         The concept Master Plan of Investment Region will be developed as a new industrial and integrated township according to a comprehensive land use framework following international standards – The EIA report shall give the details with references of the international standards that are being followed.

 

(d)        Adequate buffers to separate industries to be located away from one another and from residential neighbourhoods – Specific details like buffer distance and this will be enforced with role and responsibilities, the act provisions shall be submitted.

 

(e)         The proposed framework of low, medium and high-density development will preserve green buffers between the urban and real estate areas forming part of IR – Submit details with suitable map and the agency for development and maintains of the buffer green area.

 

(f)           To implement the Investment Region vision it was reported that it will require a policy, regulatory and administrative structure that assures orderly and comprehensive master planning and development of the new city according to the world class standards and guidelines. – Submit details in the EIA report. The EIA report shall specifically say what international standards and guidelines are planned for implementation and reasons for choosing the set of international standards and guidelines. It was stated that the first guideline focuses on overall development strategy towards site selection and design. Second is on the residential and commercial districts and the third refers the industrial component of IR – The EIA report shall cover how these aspects are integrated in the actual project formulation.

 

          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. 

 

Site Specific ToR

 

4.28     Nashik- Sinnar Investment Region in Maharashtra [ F. No 21-15/2011- IA.III]

 

(i)    Examine and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Jaikwadi Wildlife Sanctuary which is about 13 km from the boundary of the proposed site,

 

(ii)  Study and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Reserved forest along the northern boundary of the site.

 

4.29     Pithampur – Dhar Mhow Investment Region in Madhya Pradesh [F. No 21-16/2011- IA.III]

 

(i)    Examine and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Betma Reserved Forest.

 

4.30     Dighi Port Industrial Area in Maharashtra [F. No 21-17/2011- IA.III]

 

(i)    Examine and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Tala Fort and Phansad Sancturay which are within 1 km and 10-12 km respectively.

 

4.31      Khuskhera- Bhiwadi-Neemrana Investment region in Rajasthan [F. No 21-18/2011- IA.III]

 

                                 (i)        Examine and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Aravali Eco sensitive Zone notified by MoEF and Nangla Rudh Reserve Forest whic is within 10km radius.

 

4.32     Manesar – Bawal Investment Region in Haryana [F. No 21-19/2011- IA.III]

 

                                 (i)            Examine and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Aravali Ranges and Jhabua Reserve Forests which is surrounding the site.

 

4.33     Dholera Special investment Region in Gujarat [ F. No 21-20/2011- IA.III]

 

i)       Examine and submit the likely impacts of the project on the Velvadar Black Buck Sanctuary which is located at south-western side at a distance of about 7 km.

 

Extra item

 

4.37            Finalisation of TOR for Two Laning with Paved Shoulders of Agra-Aligarh Section of NH-93 from KM 0.0 TO 79.00 KM in State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT Basis [F.No. 10-27/2011-IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposed road starts from Agra (Km. 0.000) and ends at Aligarh (Km. 79.000)  The road falls in District Agra, Mahamaya Nagar and Aligarh in the State of UP. Project road passes through Agra, Khandoli, Sadabad, Hathras, Sasni and Aligarh. Land use pattern within 10 km on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture and built up. The land use pattern along the proposed ROW is predominantly agriculture. Existing ROW of Project Road is 20-30 m. The proposed ROW for new Hathras Bypass (13.5 km) is 45 m and no land acquisition is proposed along the existing road except for Toll Plaza location (2nos) and Bypass. The road comprises mostly of 2-Laning with Paved Shoulders however 4-Laning is proposed in small stretches in Agra city, Sadabad, Sasni town  and Aligarh city. 65.00 Ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road. This comprises 58.5 Ha. of agriculture land, 6.24 Ha Non-Agriculture and 0.15 Ha built-up. The project does not pass through any National Park / Wild Life Sanctuary, however road side plantation in UP has been declared as Protected Forest. Hence diversion of 37.125 Ha of this Protected Forest has been proposed. Felling of trees is involved within existing ROW for the implementation of the project. 2600 trees (aprox) proposed to be felled for improvement of project road, against 7800 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation apart from the statutory requirement. There are existing 04 Minor Bridges &  79 culverts. There are proposed 06 minor bridges, 1 major bridge and 53 Culverts. The existing structures are also to be improved. There is 01 ROB  proposed on the existing Hahtras-Mathura Single Railway Track. There are 16 intersections and 162 small junctions on the project road which have been proposed for improvement.  Bus Bays have been provided at 06 location both ways and 15 nos Bus Shelters have also been proposed. Truck Lay Bye have been proposed at two locations. Two Toll Plazas have been provided. Medical facilities and ambulance for locals have been proposed. Peak demand of water would be approximately 215 K.L. per day during construction. One structure, 19 family affected. Environmental enhancement and safety provision have been included in the civil cost. The budget for – Environmental Monitoring & Management Cost is Rs. 5.0 Cr. The Capital Cost (Civil Work) of the Project is 250.400 Cr.

 

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

 

i)                   Submit the details of the various norms / conditions stipulated Taj- trazom along with complaqince. 

 

ii)                 Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xx)             Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxviii)  Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

    

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

 

4.38           Finalisation of ToR for SH-80(Bhabhua- Adhura Road, by M/s Bihar State Road Developments Corporation Ltd. [F. No. /2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation, up-gradation and strengthening of SH-80  from Patel Chowk, Bhabhua to Adhaura section in the State of Bihar. The project road takes off from Patel Chowk, Bhabhua and terminates at Adhaura, The total length of the project road is 53.00 kms. The major settlements along the project road include Bhabhua, Bhagwanpur and Tori. This road section is a single/intermediate lane carriageway with average width varying from 3.5 to 5.5 m and is being upgraded to two lane standards with 7.0 m pavement and 2.5 m both side earthen shoulder, provision of longitudinal drains, rehabilitation/ reconstruction of existing culverts and bridges etc. The project road is passing through plain, rolling and hilly topography, Major part of the project road lies in Vindyan platean. This plateau rises sharply above Sone river to an height of over 500 m above msl. The entire stretch of the project highway traverses through seismic zone-III.  The soil are primarily belonging to sandy, loam (Domat), sandy loam and very light silt type. The land use pattern of the project of the project area is mainly forested followed by agriculture. Rest is shared by barren land and settlements at few locations.  The highest temperature recorded in Kaimur district is 42.540 while the lowest recorded is 4.49 C. The normal depth of water table is 5-10 meters in winters and up to 15 meters in summers. The are 1 pond, 43 hand pumps and 2 wells, found along the existing road. The total number of cross drainage structure along the SH-80 are 1 minor bridge, 3 vented causeway and 89 culverts.

 

     The sub project road traverses through Kaimur Wildlife Sancturary for  significant length (Ch. 15.500 to Ch.500). Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, notified in year 1978, is the largest sanctuary in the state and occupies an area of about 1342.22 sq km. The present road passes through through 14 villages in kaimur district. 11 schools, 9 religious structutes are present along the existing road. Congested area of Bhabhua, Bhagwanpur, Tori etc come along the project road. The project road runs in plan terrain from km. 0.000 to km. 15.300 (15.300km) and in hilly terrain from km. 15.300 to km. k. 2700(11.700km) and in rolling terrain from km. 27.000 to k. 53.000 (26.000km). In the length of 53km., the project road ascends about 300 m., from an altitude of about 140m. at Patel Chowk, Bhabhua to about 440m. at k, 19.000.  The road sections traverse intermittent built up sections, agricultural fields and through wildlife sanctuary. The considerable length of project road project (from Km 15.500 to 46.500) is passing through Kaimur Wild Life Sanctuary. However, no land acquisition from wildlife is envisages as all widening proposals are kept within available ROW. The Road side plantation/forests has been declared as protected forest as per Forest.

 

About 1515 trees are coming under the widening proposals which are likely to be affected due to the widening activity. The tree species comprise of Sisam, Mango, Pipal Jamun, Bargad, Tar, Ashok, Siris, Kathal, Gulmohar, Neem., Mahua, Khaua etc. The main water body crossing the project road is river channel of river Durgawati.

 

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

 

i)                   Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

ii)                 The proposal indicates the proposed project road passing through the Kaimur Wildlife Sancturary. Examine and submit the likely impact on the sanctuary along mitigation measures proposed. Also submit the necessary clearance from WildLlife Department.

 

iii)              The proposal indicates the acquisition of forest land. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained from the Forest Department.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ix)               It is indicated that 1515 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxi)          Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxix)      Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.39           Finalisation of ToR for development of Major Bridge across river Ganga connecting the proposed Bhakhtiyarpur Bypass of NH-31 near Village Karja and Tajpur on NH-2 along with four lane approach road by M/s Bihar State Road Development Coprporation Ltd [F.No. 10-55/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves development of Major Bridge across river Ganga connecting the proposed Bhakhtiyarpur Bypass of NH-31 near Village Karja and Tajpur on NH-28 along with four lane approach road. Total length of Ganga Bridge and approach is 50.943 km. The start point of the bridge approach is near Karjan village on the Proposed Bakhtiyarpur bypass of NH-31 in the south side of Ganga and the end point of approach road is near Tajpur on NH-28. Row purposed is 60 m. There is no National Park OR Wildlife Sanctuary along the project. Some buildings coming in the RoW may be demolished. About 250 KL per day is likely to be needed for construction.  Out of 250, 175 KL per day will be extracted from Ganga River and 75 KL per day will be extracted from ground.

 

The road passes through Patna, Samastipur, Darbhanga Districts.  There will be 2 major bridges, 9 minor bridges, 70 culverts, 9 vehicles underpass, 5 pedestrian underpass.  Service road of 2.39 km is proposed.

 

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

         

               (i)       Examine and submit a brief description of the project, project name, nature, size, its importance to the region/state and the country.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

           (xx)           Examine and submit details of water quantity required and source of water.

 

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

 

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

 

        (xxiii)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

       (xxvii)       Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns and submit the traffic management plan. Road safety audit shall be carried out and report shall be submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.38  CRZ for construction of 15.212 km approach road, laying of pipeline from village Taratalao to drilling platforms in connection with the development and production of Hydrocarbon at Gulf –A field of CB-OS/1, Block in the Gulf of Khambhat, Ankleswear Baruch Gujarat by M/s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC) [F.No.11-97/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the project involves construction of 15.212 km approach road from village Taratalao to drilling platforms in inter tidal area and laying of pipeline from drilling pad to existing adjoining field of ONGC along the approach road for further process. The Environmental Clearance for the development and production of hydrocarbon at Gulf –A field of CB-OS/1, Block in the Gulf of Khambhat. Further, it was informed that Environmental Clearance has already been issued by the Ministry vide letter no. F.No. No.J-11011/649/2009-IA.II (I) dated 04.02.2010 for augmentation of existing GGS at Akholjuni.

 

The promoters of the project is ONGC, HOEC & Tata Petrodine Ltd. (Joint Venture) and ONGC will be operator. The expected production is 1,805 MMT in 10 years.  Area of Gulf –A is 190 sq. km. and number of wells will be 4 (2 producer and 2 injector). The depth of producers is 2700 m and depth of injectors is 1698 m. The location is 22010’59.016”N and 72024’32.41”E. The water requirement will be 1250 KLD and length of pipeline will be 23 km (15.2 km along the road and + 8 km will be buried).

 

The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has also recommended the project vide letter No. ENV-10-2010-413-E dated 20.08.2010. The proposal was considered in the 93rd meeting of EAC held on 10.11.2010 and Committee raised some observations. The project proponents submitted the details. The details submitted and presented were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i) The Committee noted that the proponent was asked for a revised proposal to avoid road on embankment in CRZ-I areas whereas as per the revised proposal submitted by the proponent, the approach road on embankment is 6.4 km.

 

(ii)  It was informed that due to the cost considerations it will not be possible. The Committee suggested that the entire project should be revised based on the environmental considerations, not on cost considerations.

The proponent has not revised the project as per the suggestion, however, agreed to provide the road on stilt in the CRZ –I area.

During the discussion the following points emerged:

The proponent shall submit the revised plan and superimpose on the HTL/LTL map of 1: 4000 scale prepared by an authorized agency.

The Committee deferred for want of additional information.

 

Recommended Projects

 

5.1          Environmental clearance for Proposed Group Housing project “Heera Windfare” at Sy. Nos. 4/1, 4/3, 4/4, 4/6, 4/8, 4/23 Village Maradu, Kanayannur  Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s Heera Constructions Co.  Pvt. Ltd.  [F. No 21-6/2011- IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of Group housing project on a plot area of 0.6419 ha. The total built-up area is 23,810.81 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 95 Apartments ( stilt + 19 floors ) with club facility. The total water requirement is 42.35 KLD (fresh water requirement 31.37 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 50 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 10.98 KLD, horticulture 7.5 KLD, 15.82 KLD to nearby plantation. Total solid waste generations is 190 kg/day. The power requirement is 600 KWH. The total parking spaces 160 Cars and 50 Two wheelers. The total cost of the project is Rs. 46.36 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 99th meeting held on                  5th – 6th April, 2011. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

          The committee recommended environmental clearance for the project.

 

5.2          Environmental clearance for construction of Hospital cum Residential Project in Sy. Nos. 2140/73, 936/1/46, 939/1/45 at Edathala village, Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s Rajagiri Healthcare and Education Trust [F. No 21-5/2011- IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of Hospital-cum-Residential on a plot area of 9.2382 ha. The total built-up area is 61,025.46 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct a 500 Bedded Hospital (Cellar Floor 1, 2 + Basement + Gr. Floor + 7 floors), 50 residential units for doctors (Ground + 9 floors), 60 Rooms & 200 rooms for hostel. The total water requirement is 244.83 KLD (fresh water requirement 195 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 265 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 49.83 KLD, horticulture 148.482 KLD. Total solid waste generations is 872.50 kg/day. Bio-medical waste 350 Kg/day. The total parking spaces 517 Cars and 5 Ambulances. Total cost of the project is Rs. 100 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 99th meeting held on            5th – 6th April, 2011. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

          The committee recommended environmental clearance for the project.

 

5.3           Environmental and Clearance for the Mega container terminal at Chennai Port by M/s Chennai Port Trust [F.No.10-127/2007-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of mega container terminal at Chennai Port. The Chennai Port is located at 13° 0’ N & 82° 18’ E on the East Coast of India, is one of the Major Ports in India. The Port has a dedicated Container Terminal of 885 m length with an alongside draft of (-) 13.4 m CD which has been operated since August 2001 by a private consortium under a 30 years lease/ concession agreement. The rated capacity of the terminal is 1.20 Million TEUs per annum. Also, a second Container Terminal is being set up with a quay length of 820 m and a rated capacity of 1 Million TEUs per annum for handling growing volumes and is in operation from September 09. However, considering the steady growth in the container volumes, it is forecast that the container throughput demand will outstrip available capacity of 2.2 million TEUs by 2016-17. To cater to this demand for the next 30 years Chennai Port proposed to develop a container terminal at the new outer harbour, with a quay length of 2 km, 2.75 Km extension of existing outer arm breakwater and a new northern breakwater of about 1.73Km emanating from the Eastern Breakwater of the Fishing Harbour. The proposed initial Depth in front of the new terminal is (-) 18 m CD and (-) 22 m CD later on. The 90 Hectares of land area behind the terminal will be the back-up and storage area which has to be reclaimed. The estimated rated capacity of the Terminal is 4 Million TEUs. The estimate cost worked out to Rs. 3686 crores.

 

          The ToR for the project was issued on 6th December 2007. The Public hearing was exempted since the proposed development is within the port limit.

 

          The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 20th -22nd October, 2010 and again in the 95th EAC meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 and sought additional information. The details submitted by the project proponents were examined by the project proponent.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Weigh in motion (WIM) or similar Dynamic Weighing System on EMRIP road shall be considered.

 

(ii)              Pavement shall be designed as per guidelines stipulated under IRC 37:2001 for roads. Bridges shall be designed for IRC 70R loading as per guidelines stipulated under IRC 6:2000 which will take care of trailer traffic.

 

(iii)            Service road of 5.5m on either side shall be provided for EMRIP road and 7 m with 1.10 m paver block shoulder on either side shall be  provided for TPP road.

 

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

 

5.4           Environmental and CRZ Clearance for establishing captive coal jetty for 2 x 800 MW upgrading Super Thermal Power Project at Udangudi Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Udangudi Power Corporation Ltd. [F.No.11-48/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishing captive coal jetty for 2 x 800 MW upgrading Super Thermal Power Project at Udangudi. The Udangudi Power Corporation Limited, a joint venture of TANGEDCO (successor to Tamil Nadu Electricity Board) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, is establishing 2xBOO MW Super Critical Thermal Power Project (A CDM Project) at Udangudi, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Government has alienated 305 ha of Government land and administrative sanction has been accorded for compulsory acquisition of 114 ha of private lands and the final Gazette Notification for taking over of land is being published. The project site is 1.2 Km away from the HTL on East cost.

 

          The Feasibility Report for establishment of the Coal Jetty and Pipe Conveyor has been carried out by the lIT-M, Chennai. The Mathematical Modelling Studies for the Cooling Water intake & out fall systems and Coal Jetty have been carried out by the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa (NIO). The comprehensive Marine Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan (Marine EIA & EMP) has been done by the Institute of Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai. The Centre of Advance Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University has undertaken the Marine Environmental Survey for the Project.

 

Based on the above studies, the location of the cooling water intake and outfall systems is proposed at 1.600 KM and 0.360 KM respectively from the shore. The Coal Jetty has been proposed at 7.5 Km from the shore. The Coal Jetty will have two berths at 15m depth at sea and designed to handle Panamax vessels for unloading coal. To avoid coal spillage and dust pollution, it is proposed to establish Pipe Conveyor system from the Coal Jetty to the Power Plant by providing trestles with height 6m to 8m. No ash or ash water is let into the sea.

 

Since the Power Project is proposed with Cooling Towers for circulation water system, 13,790 m3/hr make up water will be drawn from Sea (including water for OM plant). About 7,800 m3/hr of blow down water will be let into the sea to maintain the cycle of concentration at 1.30. R.O reject of about 1,090 m3/hr will be mixed and diluted with the blow down water and let into the sea. NIO, Goa has considered intake of 21000 m3/hr and outfall discharge of 13500 m3/hr for the model studies. 5.0 The Public Hearing for the Power Project including the Coal Jetty component was held on 07.02.2009. CRZ mapping has been completed by IRS (Anna University, Chennai). Anna University has carried out the Marine Environmental Impact Study. There is no mangroves and sand dunes in the project area. As per the report, there is no  coral reef, pearl bank within 10 km from the disposal point.

 

The State Coastal Zone Management Authority (SCZMA) has recommended the Power Project and the infrastructural facilities in CRZ area (Coal Jetty, Pipe Conveyor, Cooling Water intake and outfall systems) to the Ministry.

 

Tamil Nadu Maritime Board has given in-principle approval for establishing Coal Jetty, Pipe Conveyor and Cooling Water intake & out fall systems on 06.07.2009. The Government of Tamil Nadu has notified the Minor Port at Udangudi for the captive use of UPCL to handle coal vide G.O.Ms.No.282 (Highways & Minor Ports (HF2) Department dt.16.09.2010. The Expert Appraisal Committee considered the project in May, 2010 meeting but because of coal linkages, clearance to Thermal project is not issued yet.

 

          The committee observed at its meeting held in April, 2011 that the feasibility report submitted by the PP prepared by their consultant (IIT-M) was in incomplete in more ways than one in terms of material content, technical inadequacies, factual inaccuracies, costing aspects, overall presentation etc resulting in a situation whereby the Committee was not able to appreciate the full impact of the project on environment. With the above background the proponent presented again the project for consideration.

 

          The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 20th -22nd July, 2009 and again in the 99th EAC meeting held on 5th  – 6th April, 2011 and sought additional information.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The jetty shall be of adequate size to facilitate deployment of equipment connected with repair and maintenance of the material handling equipment planned for cargo operations.

 

ii)                 Lighting of trestle (both side) to avoid accident of moving boats shall be provided.

 

iii)              The outfall location shall be 1.06 km and intake is at 5.4 m depth 2.05 km, away from the shore line and regular monitoring of dispersion of the effluent shall be carried out to ensure no adverse impact to the neighbouring eco-sensitive environments.

 

iv)                The gap between the trestle supports (piles if it is a piled structure) shall be a minimum of 30 m and 7.0 m height to facilitate navigation/movement of fishing and other such vessels.

 

v)                  Oil Spill Contingency Management Plan including necessary oil spill combating equipment like tug with booms and skimmer and sorbent pads shall be provided as appropriate.

 

vi)                Sea bed levels shall be regularly monitored at the location of trestle.

 

vii)             Protective measures for the piles /foundation against hitting of moving boats shall be provided.

 

viii)           Tugs to be provided shall have dual functions-one for navigation purposes and the other for firefighting operations.

 

ix)               A copy of the DPR shall be submitted to the Ministry in due course so as to have full details of the proposed facilities and their impact on marine environment.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 11th -12th May, 2011 at Fazal Chamber, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

  

1.           Dr. M.L. Sharma                                                               Vice Chairman

2.           Dr. Apurba Gupta                                                Member

3.           Shri V.G.Koshy                                                    Member

4.           Shri G Bala Subramanyam                                   Member

5.           Dr. S.P. Bansal                                                         Member

6.           Dr. H.S. Ramesh                                                                 Member

7.           Dr. Y. Basavaraju                                                             Member                          

8.           Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                                      Member

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

10.      Dr. R.S. Mahawar (Rep. of Chairman, CPCB)           Member

11.      Shri Bharat Bhushan                                                   Member Secretary

 

Supporting Staff           

 

13. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                                     Dy. Director, MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. Master Shipyard Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, Mumbai

Representatives from M/s. Green Eco Development Centre Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Bharat Oil & Waste Management Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Gujarat Enviro Protection Infrastructure Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. MARG Swarnabhoomi Port Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Vizhinjam International Seaport Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Puducherry Municipal Services Pvt Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Directorate of Transport, Goa

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. SKRE Building Future Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Lavasa Corporation Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. TRIF Kochi Projects Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Condor Builders Pvt. Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Assn.

Representatives from M/s. Vivimed Labs Limited

Representatives from M/s. DMICDC

 

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