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          The Minutes of the 88th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 28th – 29th June, 2010 at Fazal Chambers, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

 The Chairman welcomed the members to the 88th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee and 1st Meeting of the newly reconstituted committee. He said that with the help and guidance of experts, the Committee shall be able to examine the various types of infrastructure, CRZ and construction projects and give clear recommendations to the Ministry regarding the projects for the issue of Environmental and CRZ clearance. He expected that the members would examine the details before they come to the meeting. The Chairman put on record the appreciation of the earlier Expert Appraisal Committee for their excellent work in the appraisal of the projects.

 

One of the committee member suggested that the Ministry may consider to nominate a representative from Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) as water is a scarce source and its over exploitation should be avoided. The Member Secretary assured that the issue would be put up to the Ministry for further action.

 

Member Secretary briefed the members about the procedure to be followed for the appraisal of the projects and the applicable EIA Notification 2006, and CRZ Notification 1991 and their amendments. He also informed about some of the important circulars/office memoranda issued from time to time. He further briefed the Committee regarding various agenda items.

 

The Chairman nominated Dr. M. L. Sharma as the Vice Chairman of the Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 87th Meeting of the EAC held on 19th – 20th April, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 87th Meeting of the EAC held on 19th-20th April, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed as circulated to the Members.

 

3.           Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1             Environmental Clearance for the construction of Commercial Building ‘Maria Park’ at S.No.143/10A2, 143/10A5, 143/10C, 143/11A, 145/7A, Village Edapally South, Taluk Kanayannur, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s. Unique Estates Development Co. Ltd. [F.No.21-3/2010-IA.III)

The project involves construction of a commercial project on a plot area of 17,339.978 sq. mts. The total built-up area of the project proposed is 53,408.6 Sq.m, (lower basement+ upper basement +Ground +9 floors). The total water requirement is 371 KLD. (Fresh water requirement is 137 KLD, The capacity of STP proposed is 315 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 205 KLD; horticulture 393.5 KLD and AC Cooling 23 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1.8 ton/day. Total power requirement will be 11,000 KVA. The total parking provisions are made for 909 cars (Lower basement-258, upper basement-221 and surface 430 parking). Total cost of the project is Rs. 85.9 Crores.

The project was considered in the 85th meeting of EAC held on 25-26th February, 2010. The EAC sought following additional information.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

i)                   Submit a signed map showing the surrounding details           including water bodies, drainage pattern with outfall invert           levels up to a distance of 500 m.  Also mention the distance           of the site from Sea Coasts.

 

ii)                 The depth of ground  water table informed is  18 m. Examine           the possibilities of rain water harvesting

 

iii)              Traffic studies should be carried out to confirm that the           carrying capacity of the approach road will be able to sustain           the additional traffic load to be generated due to the project.

 

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

 

3.2             Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the construction of Residential and Commercial Complex – “Rustomjee 100 Acres” - at village Majiwadi, Thane Municipal Corporation, District Thane, Maharashtra by M/s. Kapstone Construction Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-74/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Residential and Commercial Complex -Rustomjee 100 Acres on a plot area of 2,01,436.62 Sqm. at village Majiwadi, Thane Municipal Corporation, District Thane. 1,45,834 SQm sq.m is affected by the CRZ and 55,602.43 sq.m is outside CRZ.  The total built up area of the project including the CRZ area is 1, 63,446 sq.m. There will be 2 commercial buildings (1, 02,677 m2) of 10 and 17 storey, 4 residential buildings with built up area of 50,896.35 sq.m one school building with built up area of 9490 m2. The total cost of the project proposed is Rs. 310.00 Crores.

 

          The Thane Municipal Corporation has assured the water supply for the project. The water requirement for the proposed project is about 1,089 KLD (fresh water requirement will be 217 KLD). The capacity of 6 STPs proposed is 1000 KLD. The Flushing and the Gardening requirement of water are met by the water recycled from the STP. 242.7 m3/day of rain water will be harvested from the roof top area of 11,503.58 Sq.mt. Provisions of 7 rain water harvesting tanks of various capacities are made to collect the roof top rain water. Solid waste generation will be about 5,970 kg/day of which 3,585 kg/day is biodegradable. MSEDC Ltd. has assured the project with electricity supply. 2500 KVA DG set backup is proposed for the project.  A provision of 440 Nos. of Solar Heating Panels is made to provide hot water to the residential population and for Food court in commercial buildings. Solar lights will be provided for street lighting and garden lighting.

 

          The proposed development is falling in CRZ II. The MCZMA has recommended the project to MoEF for CRZ clearance vide letter No. MCZMA 2009/CR.103/TC.3, dated 3rd July, 2009. The environmental clearance for the Phase I (Non-CRZ) area has been issued by SEIAA of Maharashtra on 6.7.2009.

 

The proposal was earlier appraised by EAC in its 79th meeting held on 27th -28th August, 2009 and again in the EAC in its meetings held on 27th – 29th January, 2010, 25th – 26th March, 2010 and 19th – 20th April, 2010. A sub group consisted of Dr. Niraj Sharma, Member, EAC along with Dr. B. N. Patil, Member Secretary, MCZMA visited the site on 18th May 2010 and their report was put up before the committee.

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)          An undertaking shall be submitted to preserve the area           earmarked           for green belt development and carryout           Mangrove plantation. No destruction of mangroves will           be permitted. No construction           activity shall be undertaken in           the CRZ 1 area.

 

ii)          Standby arrangements shall be made for power for the           operation of STP during the electricity failure.

 

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

 

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

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves reconstruction of existing Sea Rock Hotel on plot bearing CTS No B-1150, B-1155, B-1156 & B-1153 (pt). CRZ Clearance was issued to the project vide letter No. 11-128/2008-IA-III dated 17.03.2009 for the reconstruction of 262 rooms hotel 22 floors. The existing building had 19 floors with 2.49 FSI. Permissible FSI as 1.0 and additional FSI 1.50 allotted by Government in 1972). Location of the existing building is on the seaward side, abutting the sea. Now additional 3 FSI has been sanctioned by the state Govt. and project proponent has proposed for the construction of 34 floors with 3 basements.

 

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

 

     The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 and the committee deferred the project and asked to submit the revised proposal with the recommendations of MCZMA along with parking details. MCZMA reconsidered the revised proposal in its 62nd meeting and recommended the proposal vide letter no. CRZ – 2009/1885/ CR – 318/09/ MCZMA dated 24.05.2010 and sent their recommendations for the issue of CRZ clearance. The details submitted were discussed by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)          The portion extended beyond the existing building plinth           level, on the Seaward side i.e Western and Southern sides           shall be revised           and a copy of the plan shall be submitted           along with dimensions.

 

ii)          Construction shall be on landward side of the existing           ground plinth level and not on the basement level.

 

iii)          Explore the possibility of retaining the present basement           level and           parking may be proposed in upper ground/stilt           levels or obtained a NOC from Central Ground water           Authority  for construction of 3rd basement.

 

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

 

4.           Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1                         CRZ clearance for the construction of Fish Landing Center and infrastructure facilities at SF No. 56/1, 56/2, 56/5, 56/6 Periamangadu, Ponneri Taluk, Tiruvalur District, Tamil Nadu by Dept. of Fisheries [F. No. 11-125/2009-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Periamangadu, Ponneri Taluk, Tiruvalur District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are - Berths, Slipway Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, and  parking area etc. The total project area is 3.9 ha. It is indicated that TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 16.0 KLD. It is proposed to extract 11.60 KLD of seawater per day for fish washing and market cleaning. It is indicated that quantity of effluent generation from the project shall be 25.04 KLD. The capacity of STP will be 25 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 420 kg/day. The activity includes dredging of existing 800 m long, 20 m wide channel for approach and dredging of existing 4350 mts long, 30 mts wide channel for boat parking to the required depth. As the wharf proposed, capital dredging to an extent of 36009.56 cum estimated. The dredged materials will be dumped behind the wharf walls, within the site area.  The total project cost is Rs. 4.72 Crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University. The Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project vide letter no. 21331/EC-3/2009-1 dated 25.11.2009.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)          The tertiary treatment viz. activated carbon / sand filters           need not be provided in view of the quality of the wastewater           and the economical viability of the Treatment, however,           chlorination can be done before recycling.

 

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

 

4.2                        Environmental Clearance for the development of Iron Ore Export Terminal at West of breakwater at Mormugao Port, Goa by M/s. Mormugao Port Trust [F. No. 11-127/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Iron Ore Export Terminal at West of breakwater at Mormugao Port.  Presently, Port has six operational berths viz. 5 & 6 for coal and general cargo, 8 for liquid bulk, 9 for iron ore, 10 & 11 are general cargo. Private Shipyard is operating at berth No. 1, 2 & 3. Newly constructed berth 4 is non-cargo and berth 7 is mechanized coal terminal.

 

          The present proposal will be at west of breakwater which falls within notified port limit. The proposal involves the construction of breakwater of 620 mts length and 230 mts long. Other facilities include a berth of about 300 mts length for iron ore loading, 2 barge unloading jetties, equipments like ship loaders, stackers cum re-claimers, barge un loaders and wagon tippling system. Water area about 35 acres is proposed to be reclaimed. Capital dredging is required to attain (-) 14 .10 depth and estimated dredge material is about 0.7 M cum which will be used for reclamation. A combination of dry fog and sprinkling systems to eliminate the possibility of dust pollution is proposed. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 721.00 crores.

 

          The proposal was considered in the 84th EAC meeting held on 27th –29th January 2010 and finalized the TOR including the public hearing.

 

          The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the Committee. The committee deferred the project and asked project proponent to get the public hearing conducted as per the EIA Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009.

 

          During the discussion, the project proponent informed that:

 

i)                    A draft EIA was submitted to Goa Pollution Control Board to           conduct the Public Hearing but no public hearing was           conducted           so far. 

 

          The committee suggested that the proponent should approach the Ministry requesting appointment of a third agency for conducting public hearing as per the EIA Notification, 2006.

 

4.3                        Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing 2 lane to 4/6 lane from km 100.000 (Chengapalli) to km 182.400 of NH- 47 in the State of Tamil Nadu by M/s NHAI [F.No.5-31/2008-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the widening and improvement of existing 2 lane to 4/6 lane of km 100.000 (Chengapalli) to km 182.400 of NH- 47 in the State of Tamil Nadu. The project road starts at Chengapalli at Km 102+035 and ends at Walayar at Km 183+010.  Total length of the project road, as per existing kilometer stones is 82.25 and design chainage is 80.975 Km. The land use pattern of the project road is-vacant land (29.27%), agriculture (23.58%), industrial (17.07%), commercial (13.82%), built up (8.94%) and residential (7.32%). Existing ROW varies from 18.0m to 100.0m along the project road. The proposed ROW is 60.0 m. There are 20 bridges, and 159 culverts along the alignment including both new and proposed. The project road passes through number of villages, towns and urban areas of Perumanallur, Avinashi, Thekkalur, Karumathampatty, KG Chavady, Navakkarai and Walayar. There are three bypasses proposed along the project road. The proposed bypass for Perumanallur starts at Km 106+400 and joins back the existing alignment at Km 110+940. The length of Bypass is 4.7 Km and the ROW available along this stretch varies from 28 to 50m. The proposed Bypass for Avinashi starts at Km 115+390 and joins back the existing alignment at Km 123+240. The length of Bypass is 7.85 Km and the ROW available along this stretch varies from 12 to 20m.           The proposed Bypass for K G Chavady starts at Km 174+140 and joins back the existing alignment at Km 177+660. The length of Bypass is 3.22 Km and the ROW available along this stretch varies from 43 to 45m. Six laning with service road is proposed for the section from Km 101+975 to Km 144+680 and four lanes with service road is proposed for the remaining section of the project road. There are 26 vehicular underpasses, 2 overpasses, 3 Flyovers, 22 cattle cum pedestrian passes and 2 ROBs proposed for the project road.  Service roads are proposed for the entire length of the project road. Bus bays proposed at 64 locations, truck lay bays at 11 locations and rest areas at Km 134 +180 and 158+950. A total of 560 ha. of land is required for widening, out of which existing available is 292 ha and addition required as  267.68 ha. of land to be  acquired for the project.          About 4823 trees are proposed to be cut for the widening of the road it is proposed to plant about 14,469 trees. The Cost of the project road is Rs. 917.684 Crores.

 

 The EAC in its meeting held on 25th –26th November, 2008 finalized the TOR. The Public Hearing was conducted on 30.12.2009 at Sulur - Coimbatore and 02.02.2010 at Avinashi, District, Tiruppur. The major issues raised during the Public Hearing were land compensation, safety and service roads etc.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   IRC guidelines shall be followed in design and safety.

 

ii)                 Tree plantation shall be of the same species/local species           and survival shall be monitored. Transplantation of trees           shall be carried out wherever possible

 

iii)              Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be           provided.

 

iv)                Source of water during construction phase is not clear as           rivers are dry during the summer months. Alternative           arrangements shall be made for supply of water with           required necessary permission.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above three conditions i) to iii) in the Clearance letter for strict compliance and subject to submission of the information on the iv) point to the Ministry.

 

4.4                        CRZ Clearance for the construction of Elevated Express Way from Chennai Port to Madhuravoyal, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Chennai Port Trust. [F.No. 11-23/2009-IA.III].

 

The proposal is for the construction of port link road from Chennai Port to Koyambedu along the banks of river Cooum and at the centre of the existing road from Koyambedu to Maduravoyal on Chennai bypass.  Project was included under NHDP VII and NHAI will be the implementing agency for the development, maintenance and management of Port connectivity. The total length of the link road is 19 Km. (Elevated Length 17.5 Km and at Grade Length 1.5 Km). The road starts at Chennai Port Gate No. 10 and ends at Km 13+535 of NH4 before Maduravoyal interchange.

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its 76th meeting held on 21st – 22nd May, 2009 and noted that part of the proposed road is falling between HTL and LTL, which is against the recommendations of SCZMA and suggested to the proponent to revise the project based on the recommendations of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Management Authority. In addition it was suggested that State PWD may also be associated for incorporating features such as raising the height of the bund and desilting the river Cooum.

 

The proposal was again put up for appraisal in the 83rd meeting of EAC held on 21st – 23rd December, 2009 and the Committee asked the project proponent to clearly communication to MoEF the basis for their contention that the project road is simply the link between the port and the National Highway and not an Expressway by the very definition of that term. Furthermore, the project proponent must get the clear recommendations from Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNSCZMA) the proposed link road will be permissible under CRZ Notification.  Earlier TNSCZMA had directed not to have the alignment of the road between HTL & LTL with the change in the alignment, the recommendation, if any will require to be examined in case any exemption from the CRZ rules would be entailed.

The project proponent submitted the details stating that the proposed road is not a National Highway/State Highway or Expressway; it is a linkroad connecting the Chennai Port with NH – 4.  The project corridor starts at Gate No: 10 of Chennai Port and ends before Maduravoyal Interchange at km 13+216 of NH 4.  Entire alignment is envisaged as an elevated road.  The total length of the corridor is 17.543 km.  The project road is divided into two sections: Section I: Chennai Port to Koyambedu – Ch: 0+000 to Ch: 14+227, along banks of river Cooum.  Total length 14.227 km including the ramps at Koyambedu.  Section II: Koyambedu to Maduravoyal – Widening of NH4 from km 9/460 to 9/900 and elevated road along NH 4 from km 14+227 to km 17+543 (km 9+900 to km 13+216 of NH4) – Total length 3.316 km.

In section I, the alignment is designed on piers with minimum clearance of 5.5m from the bank level.  A total of 11 road bridges and two railway bridges are present across the Cooum River (one every 1.2 km), which carry the city traffic.  These bridges are at a height of 3 to 5m from the river bank.  Clearance of 5.5m for road and 6.525m for railways are provided for enabling the traffic flow on these bridges.  Four entry/exits ramps are proposed at Entry Ramp from Sivananda Salai; Exit Ramp to Kamarajar Salai; Entry Ramp from College Road; Exit Ramp to Spur Tank Road. The horizontal and vertical geometry of the project road complies with 65 - 80 kmph. The Project road pass through mainly on Government land except at ramps, for which land is proposed to be acquired. Total land required for the project is 31.5 ha, out of 30.44 ha is owned by various government departments and balance 1.07 ha is the private land which is to be acquired. The total affected structures are 4336 no. out 3635 are in slum area and balance 701 is in non-slum areas. The total cost for Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 3309.4 million. The budget for environmental management works during construction phase works out to be Rs. 1.1 million and that for operation phases come out to Rs. 0.47 million. Cost for utility shifting works out to Rs. 3.16 million. The total Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 9737.764 million.

The tranquility in the river Cooum is only up to 9.0 km. TNSCZMA has recommended the proposal for the issue of CRZ clearance.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   All the conditions stipulated by the TNSCZMA shall be           strictly complied with.

 

ii)                 There shall be no hindrance in free flow of the water in the           river.

 

iii)              R& R shall be as per the State Government norms

 

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

 

4.5           Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing 2 lane to 4/6 laning of Gujarat/ Madhya Pradesh Border to Indore section of NH-59 from Km 9.500 to 164.650 km in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. NHAI [F.No.5-1/2009-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal  involves the widening and improvement of existing 2 lane to 4/6 lanes starting from Indore at Km 9+500 and ends at Gujarat/MP Border at Km 164+650.  The total length of the project road is 161.5 km and design length is 155.15 Km. The land use pattern along the project is mainly agriculture (53.48%), open land (25.17%), commercial (11.99%) and residential (6.64%). 1.34 % of the total land is of forest areas and the rest includes industrial (0.61%), river (0.55%), institutional (0.18%) and lake (0.07%). The existing RoW varies from 9 to 40 m along the project road. There are 36 bridges, and 457 culverts along the alignment including new ones proposed. There are 11 bypasses and 1 realignment along the project road is proposed.  

             There are 17 vehicular underpass, 5 Flyovers, 30 Cattle cum Pedestrian passes and 5 ROBs proposed for the project road. Four lane with 7 m service roads on both sides are proposed at 21 locations totaling to 34.15 km. Bus bays proposed at 80 locations and rest area at Km 49+550, 84+900 and 147+230A total of 768.38 Ha of land is being acquired for the project. The project road passes through 3 major districts Indore, Dhar & Jhabua. Towns along which it passes are Kalaria, Machel, Betma, Ghattabillod, Dhar, Sardarpur, Jhabua, Gunawad, Pipalkheda, Thirla, Phulgavandhi. About 12500 trees are proposed to be cut for the project area, against which about 38500 trees are proposed to be planted. The total Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 122.325 Crores.

 

          The ToR was issued on 20.02.2009 and public hearing was conducted at Jhabua District on 18.02.2010 and at Betma, District Indore on 06.03.2010.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   IRC guidelines shall be followed in design and safety.

 

ii)                 Tree plantation shall be of the same species/local species           and           survival shall be monitored. Transplantation of trees           shall be carried out wherever possible

 

iii)              Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be           provided.

 

iv)                Source of water during construction phase is not clear.            Alternative           arrangements shall be made for supply of water           with required necessary permission.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above three conditions i) to iii) in the Clearance letter for strict compliance and subject to submission of the information on the iv) point to the Ministry.

 

4.6           Environmental Clearance for 4/6 laning of 73.40 KM length of Gandhidham-Siracha Junction Section of NH-8A (Extension) in Gujarat by M/s. National Highway Authority of India [F. No. 5-8/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project road is located in the southern part of Kutch District in the State of Gujarat which starts from Gandhidham (km 0/000) and ends at Siracha Junction km (73/400) on Mandavi road (NH-8A, Extension). The length of the project road is about 73.40 km. The road passes through the flat/plain terrain in its entire length. The existing road section has 2-lane configurations with flexible pavement. It is proposed to acquire 322.00 ha of land there are around 58 horizontal curves. These curves are suitable for a design speed of 50-65 kmph, except at few locations where radius is very less due to the 90-degree curves in the existing road alignment; hence these are redesigned and modified for design speed of 100 kmph. Existing ROW along the project road is 30 m (15 m either side) with exceptions at the locations of town and built up areas where the same has been reduced to 20 m. There are three existing major bridges and one major bridge is under construction and 14 minor bridges along the existing road. There are 90 culverts along the project road comprising of slab and pipe culverts. The existing road alignment has one level crossing in between Gandhidham and Anjar at km 10/010. It is single-track broad gauge and running between Bareilly and Bhuj via Gandhidham. The project road is passing mainly through open areas and while traversing from Gnadhidham to Mandvi (Siracha Junction), it passes through built up and congested areas. 16 major habitations/villages/towns are situated along the project road. Bypasses, realignments and geometric improvements have been proposed to avoid dense population and these settlements. The water requirement during the construction phase will be 5370 KLD. Kandla Port and Mundra Port are about 20-24 km away from project road. Khedoi Reserve Forest is located approximately between 20 to 32 m away from the center line of the existing road. However, the proposed improvement/widening is proposed on the other side of the road. The total cost of the project is Rs 891.56 crores.

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 22.05.2009 and and a TOR was finalised. The public hearing was conducted on 19.1.2010 at Mokha Junction.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   IRC guidelines shall be followed in design and safety.

 

ii)                 Tree plantation shall be of the same species/local species           and survival shall be monitored. Transplantation of trees           shall be carried out wherever possible

 

iii)              Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be           provided.

 

iv)                Source of water during construction phase is not clear.            Alternative           arrangements shall be made for supply of water           with required necessary permission.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental Clearance with the above three conditions i) to iii) in the Clearance letter for strict compliance and subject to submission of the information on the iv) point to the Ministry.

 

4.7                        Environmental and CRZ Clearance for 4/6 laning of Panaji-Goa/Karnataka Border Section of NH-4A under NHDP Phase-III in the State of Goa by M/s NHAI [F.No. 5-45/2007-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves environmental and CRZ clearance for 4/6 laning of Panaji - Goa / Karnataka border section of NH–4A in the state of Goa under NHDP Phase- III. The project road starts at Karnataka/Goa border at km 84+000 and ends at NH 17 at Panaji at km 153 +100.  Total land proposed to be acquired is 147.24 ha out of which forest land is 26.76 ha. Existing RoW varies from 10 m to 30 m along the Ghat section from km 84+000 to km 93+000 and 22 m to 45m for rest of the length. There are 7 bridges (2 major and 5 minor) and 256 culverts along the alignment.  The project road passes through 27 villages, out of which 5 villages are in South Goa District and 22 villages are in North Goa District. 

 

There are three realignments of the project road, (i) near Khandepar built up river envisages by passing the built up area and weak bridge. Realignment starts at km 118+430 and ends at km 119+850.  Total length of realignment is 1.300 km. PWD has acquired 45 m RoW, (ii) near Kundaim industrial estate is envisaged to ease the bad geometrics of the project road.  Realignment is 1.170 km.  PWD has acquired RoW of 30 m and (iii) at start of Old Goa bypass the road with bad geometrics.  Realignment starts at km 144+ 500.  Total length of realignment is 2.450 km and PWD have acquired a 45m RoW. The project road passes Bhagwan Mahaveer Wild Life Sanctuary and Mollem National Park from km 84+000 to Km 95+100. The entire project road is proposed for 4 laning with necessary geometric improvements. The total length of the road is 65.100 km. There are two flyover, one underpass and one grade separator proposed for the project road. The service roads are proposed for a total length of 7.145 km, bus bays are proposed at 11 locations (on both sides), truck terminal at km 114+500 and rest area at km 119 + 750.  The right of way of 30 m is proposed for the project road within the National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary and 60 m for the rest of the length.  A total of 147.221 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project. About 10,326 trees are proposed to cut for the widening of road and it is proposed to plant 30,978 trees. The total cost of construction is Rs. 301.74 crores.

 

The proposed project was considered by the Expert Committee on 19th to 21st April, 2007 and issued a TOR. Public hearing was conducted on 13.01.2010 at North Goa and 19.01.2010 at South Goa. During the public hearing, the major issues raised were loss of livelihood and income restoration option, road safety, Land acquisition and mode of compensation, loss of religious structures/shrines, Loss of trees, increased pollution levels, utilities and basic infrastructure, enhancement of community resources and employment of locals during construction.

 

Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal for the issue of clearance vide letter No GCZMA/MA/S/09-10/61/41 dated 9.04.2010.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   IRC guidelines shall be followed in design and safety.

 

ii)                 Tree plantation shall be of the same species/local species           and           survival shall be monitored. Transplantation of trees           shall be carried out wherever possible

 

iii)              Rain water harvesting including oil and grease trap shall be           provided.

 

iv)                There shall be no blasting of rock

 

v)                  Submit a copy of the map superimposing the project road on           the CZMP along with the recommendations or comments           of the Chief           Wildlife Warden as per the EIA Notification 2006           as amended on 01.12.2009. 

 

vi)                Submit the details of CRZ-I areas.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental and CRZ Clearance with the above conditions i) to iv) in the Clearance letter for strict compliance and subject to submission of the information on points v) and vi) to the Ministry.

 

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

 

The proposed project is for the widening of existing two lane road to four lane of NH-1A from km 130 to km 188. The above corridor falls in Ramban District of Jammu & Kashmir (Known as Package - III, IV & V of Udhampur - Banihal Section) for a total length of about 58 km. The existing RoW is 12m and proposed RoW is 45 m. No culverts/bridges are proposed as per the requirements; there is no provision of diversion of any water body. It was also informed that there is no Wildlife Sanctuary along the route. Further, 57,700 number of trees will required to be cut and compensatory plantation of 3 times is proposed on an area of 157 ha. under social forestry. The total cost of the project is Rs.1118 Crores.

 

           The proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 and the Committee finalized the TOR for further study. The Public Hearing was conducted on 28.11.2006 under EIA Notification 1994. The Ministry has accepted the request for exemption of public hearing under EIA Notification 2006 vide letter No. 10-3/2010-IA-III dated 11.05.2010.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)          A confirmation shall be obtained from Defence Authorities to           the effect that the road meets the required standards for           the movement of troops and other heavy vehicles.

 

ii)          Sufficient measures shall be taken to prevent land sliding,            rock           blocks rolling /falling on the forest area and damaging           the trees.

 

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

 

4.9         Environmental Clearance for 4/6- laning of Jammu-Udhampur Section including Nagrota Bypass and Udhampur bypass of NH-1A in the State of Jammu & Kashmir by M/s. NHAI. [F.No.10-4/2010-IA-III]

 

The proposed project is for 4/6- laning of Jammu-Udhampur Section (9.7 km to 72.750 km) of NH-1A including Nagrota Bypass and Udhampur in State of Jammu & Kashmir. The project road is a part of NH-1A, which originates at Jammu bypass (km 9.7) and passes through Sidhra, Khanpur, Kamini, Jagti, Dhammi, Panjgram, Ban, Sitleen, Jhanaakha, Suketar, Dayni, Jhajjarkotli, Mand, Tikri, Garnai, Malaad, Battal, Ballian, Rathain, Thanda-Padder, Karlia-Khalki, Sial-Sallan, Niwati, Barrian, Sangoor, Shajalta, Jakhaini and Udhampur. The terrain along the project road is rolling and mountainous. The project is passing through Jammu and Udhampur Districts of J&K. The project road is passing through Ramnagar Wildlife Sanctuary (km 19.00 – km 20.30 and km 9.20 to km 9.70) and Nandini Wildlife Sanctuary (km 21.80 – km 26.20). The total length of the Wildlife Sanctuaries is 6.20 km. A total of 304 ha including 153 ha private land, 53 ha Forests Land and 98 ha of State/Revenue land has been acquired. 3 bypasses, 9 vehicular underpasses, 3 cattle underpasses are proposed. 4345 trees are proposed to be cut and 13500 tree saplings will be planted. 4 Monkey ladders are proposed in consultation with the Forests Department for providing crossing facilities to monkeys. 4 tunnels in Nandini Sanctuary are proposed to prevent Wild life animals and 3.5 km long road will be abandoned within Sanctuary.

 

          The Public Hearing was conducted on 07.10.2007 for Jhajhar Kotli to Udhampur section of NH-1A and on 12.10.2007 for Sindra (Jammu) to Jhajhar Kotli section of NH-1A under EIA Notification, 1994.

 

          The proposal was examined by the EAC in its 85th meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 and the Committee finalized the TOR for further study. Considering the situation in the area Ministry has exempted the fresh public hearing under EIA Notification 2006.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   A confirmation shall be obtained from Defence Authorities to           the effect that the road meets the required standards for           the movement of troops and other heavy vehicles.

 

ii)                 Sufficient measures shall be taken to prevent land sliding,            rock           blocks rolling /falling on the forest area and damaging           the trees.

 

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

 

4.10     Finalisation of TOR for rehabilitation and upgrading of 2 lanes with paved shoulders configuration of Piprakothi to Raxaul border of NH-28 – A, Dist. East Champaram in the State of Bihar by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-22/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves the rehabilitation and upgrading of 2 lanes with paved shoulders configuration of Piprakothi to Raxaul border of NH-28 in the State of Bihar. The project road involves widening and improvement of the existing alignment and realignment with some acquisition at different locations. The total land proposed to be acquised to be acquired is 116ha.  It does not involve diversion of forest land, however cutting of road side trees (within RoW) and trees from private land.  The total length of the project road is 69.0 km. There is no major change in topography/landscape of the area. The project road will cross many rivers, streams and canals. It crosses river Burhi Gandak (kM 38/00) at near Sugauli.  The existing road has two lanes configuration in its entire length. There are around 97 horizontal curves, road geometry of the above curves are found to be conforming to the National Highway standard with exceptions to some locations where the road geometry is to be redesigned.  Existing RoW along the project road has 45m with exceptions at the locations of towns and built – up areas where the same has been as low as 20m due to encroachments.  There are 32 bridges, and 71 culverts on the project road.  The road will pass through the densly populated builtup areas of Motihari, Jhakia, Chargraha, Sargo, Chapra, Suganli, Ramgarhwa and Raxaul. There are about 189 road junctions and 15 minor junctions in proposed road and it will have 7 km bypass at Raxaul international Border. It is proposed to cut 2752 trees. A total of 524 people will be affected by the project. The total cost of the project is Rs. 349.88 crores.

 

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

 

1.           The Form –I shall be revised and submitted

 

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

 

a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

     (i)          Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation                          Act (1980)

     (ii)          Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

     (iii)          CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

     (iv)          Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under                               EPA.

b. Also indicate whether the proposed project is -

     (i)          New Project

     (ii)          Modification/upgradation

     (iii)          Modification with bypasses

     (iv)          Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

c. Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in           the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

d. Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

 

e. Whether construction activities have already been started or           not.

 

3.          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.

 

4.          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.

 

5.          Describe various alternatives (including that for route           alignment)           considered, procedures and criteria adopted for           selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

6.          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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including           archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

9.          If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks,           Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild           animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife           Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location           and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife           Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

10.          Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses /           underpasses /FOB 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.

 

11.          If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the           information should be provided for number of trees to be cut           (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also           involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine           and submit details of compensatory afforestation.              Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the           highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the           guideline and cost provision should be made for regular           maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of           the project.

 

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

 

13.          Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian           safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges           along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC           guidelines.

 

14.          Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed           project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the           surrounding areas both during construction and operation           phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and           traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic           forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

15.          Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the           revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the           project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal           Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

16.          Examine and submit the details of sand quary, borrow area           and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

17.          Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area           (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.

 

18.          The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before           and during the construction phase and also expected           increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA           guidance manual.

 

19.            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 at critical locations if any.  Prediction of           noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling           at different representative locations, suitable for Indian           conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the           world.

 

20.          Examine the impact of the project during the construction           phase 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  including ARA/           CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological              parameters ) and reference of derivation, distribution of           major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy           interpretation shall be carried out.

 

21.          Also examine and submit the details about the protection to           existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during           construction and operation stages.

22.          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.

 

23.          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.

 

24.          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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

25.          Submit the details of source of water, availability and           utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive           users.

 

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

 

27.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table           and soil characteristics.  Provide details of Rain Water           Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB           provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the           highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil           and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

29.          Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both           during construction and operation phases with the details of           signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident           prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening &           up gradation of road.

 

30.          Examine road design standards, safety equipment           specifications and Management System training to ensure           that design details take account of safety concerns.

 

31.          Submit traffic management plan during construction phase           including the diversions etc.

 

32.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further           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.

 

33.          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.

 

34.          Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due           to the proposed construction of road.

 

35.          Estimated cost of the project including environmental           monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental           or on the basis of BOT etc  for atleast 5 years after the           construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital           & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).            Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs           exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

37.          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

 

38.          Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).           Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and           clearly delineated.

 

39.          Project proponent should also clearly submit that no           construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before           the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the           provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

40.          Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for           all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for           at least 5 years. .41.          Any further clarification on carrying           out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to           the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is           advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on           Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

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

 

4.11     Finalisation of TOR for 4/6 laning of Nagpur-Wainganga bridge section (Bjamdara) of NH-6 under NHDP phase-III in the State of Maharashtra by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-29/2010-IA.III].

         

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening of 4/6 laning of Nagpur-Wainganga bridge section of NH-6 under NHDP phase-III in the State of Maharashtra.  The project road covering a total length of 59.10 Km proposed is 60.63 km. The road passes through Bhandara District (13.00 Km.) and Nagpur District (46.10 Km.). The proposed road falls in agriculture and barren land (76%) and built up land (24%). The total area of land requirement is 392.484 ha for this land acquisition will be 12.947 ha. The existing Right of Way varies from 36 m to 45 m. The proposed ROW is 60m. The project does not pass through any National Park, Sanctuary and Wild Life habitation.  The proposal will require forest area 4.67 ha. 828 Nos. Electric poles & 138 Nos. telephone poles shall be relocated. There are 5 major bridges, 11 minor bridges, 20 slab/box culverts; 143 hume pipe culverts on the project road length are proposed. 8 passenger/ passenger cum animal underpasses and 2 Flyovers are proposed.  Bus bays with shelters are proposed at 28 locations.  Truck lay bays have been proposed at 2 locations.  Service road of total 37.11 km length (in terms of linear length) is proposed. The project road passes through 21 Villages. About 5933 trees are going to be cut for development of the project road against which about 17799 trees are proposed to be planted.  The total project cost is Rs. 930.683 crore.

 

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

 

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

     a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

 

                               i.            Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation           Act           (1980)

                             ii.            Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

                          iii.            CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

                            iv.            Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under EPA.

 

     b.     Also indicate whether the proposed project is -

 

     (i)     New Project

     (ii)     Modification/upgradation

     (iii)     Modification with bypasses

     (iv)     Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

  c.      Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in             the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

 

  d.      Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

 

  e.      Whether construction activities have already been started or                not.

 

2.          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.

 

3.          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.

 

4.          Describe various alternatives (including that for route           alignment)           considered, procedures and criteria adopted for           selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.       If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses / underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10. If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

11.     Forests clearance shall be obtained for Acquisition and conversion of forests lands.

 

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

 

13.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with         flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

15.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

16.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

17.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (max     and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, frequency of tropical cyclone and snow fall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatologically data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

18.     The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

19.     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 at critical locations if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

20.     Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

21.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

22.     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.

 

23.     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.

 

24.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

25.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users,

 

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

 

27.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

29.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC   guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

30. Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns

 

31.     Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

32.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

33.     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.

 

34.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

35.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring   cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis   of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and  provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable). Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required). No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

37.     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

 

38.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary          provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

39.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

40.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

41      Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including        anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures, Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website “http://moef.nic.in /Manual/ highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan..

 

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

 

4.12     Finalisation of TOR for widening and improvement of 4/6 laning of Nagpur-Saoner-Baitul road section of NH-69 in District Nagpur, Maharashtra 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. 951.63 crore.

 

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

 

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

 

  a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

 

           (i)      Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation    Act (1980)

          (ii)      Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

          (iii)     CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

            (iv)       Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under EPA.

 

b.   Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

 

          (i)       New Project

          (ii)      Modification/upgradation

          (iii)     Modification with bypasses

          (iv)     Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

    c.  Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised     in the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

    d. Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

 

e. Whether  construction activities have already been started or not.

 

2.       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.

 

3.       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.

 

4.       Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment)   considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.       If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses/ Underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.  If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will           adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing       increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

15.     Submit the details of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users.

 

16.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

17.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

18.     During the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

19.     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 at critical locations if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

20. Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

21.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

22.     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.

 

23.     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.

 

24.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

26.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics.  Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

28.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC   guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

29. Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns

 

30.     Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

31.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

32.     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.

 

33.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

34.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring   cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis   of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable). Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

36.     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

 

37.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary          provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

38.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

39.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

40.Any further clarification on carring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately 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. 

 

4.13      Finalisation of TOR 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 39950 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.  

 

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

 

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

 

a.           Clearly indicating whether it passes through-

 

     (i)       Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation    Act (1980)

     (ii)      Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

     (iii)     CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

     (iv)     Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under EPA.

 

b.            Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

 

          (i)          New Project

          (ii)          Modification/upgradation

          (iii)          Modification with bypasses

          (iv)          Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

c.           Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in           the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

 

d.           Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

 

 e.           Whether  construction activities have already been started or           not.

 

2.       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.

 

3.       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.

 

4.       Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment)   considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.       If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses / underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline  and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

11.     Tree plantation shall be of the same species/local species and        survival shall be monitored. Transplantation of trees shall be carried out wherever possible

 

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

 

13.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and          construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will           adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing       increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

15.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

16.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

17.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

18.     The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and    during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

19.     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 at critical locations if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

20.     Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

21.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

22.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.

 

23.     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.

 

24.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

26.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users.

 

27.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions. RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

29.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC   guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

30.     Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns

 

31.     Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

32.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

33.     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.

 

34.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

35.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring   cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis   of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

37.     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.

 

38.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary          provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

39.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

40.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

41.     Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including        anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately 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. 

 

4.14      Finalisation of TOR for widening and improvement of 2 lane to 4/6 lane of NH-47 from Cherthalai to Thiruvananthapuram in the State of Kerala by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-35/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening and improvement of 2 lane to 4/6 lane of NH-47 from Cherthalai (km 379.100) to Thiruvananthapuram (km 551.900) in the State of Kerala. The length of existing road is 172.800 km and existing RoW is 30 mts. The proposed length of this section of NH 47 is 169.310 km with proposed Right of Way (RoW) 45 m. There are three major bypasses proposed namely Alappuzha bypass, Kollam bypass and Attingal bypass.  Approximately 254 Ha. of land will be acquired  for  the  proposed stretch.  It is crossing many rivers/streams. The major ones are Manimala, Pamba, Achankovil, Karunagapalli River Chavara River, Neend Kara, Ithikkara River and Vamanapuram River. There are 9 major bridges falling in the project road widened enhanced to four lanes. 5 new four lane bridges need to be constructed and one four lane wide existing bridge over Thottappaly needs to be rebuilt due to its poor condition.  There are 14 minor bridges, 3 of them will be new four lane bridges, 9 will be two lane wide, which need to be enhanced to four lanes and 2 are already four lane bridges.  There are 243 culverts proposed out of which 43 culverts are RCC box type, 99 culverts are RCC Slab type and 101 culverts are hume pipe type. There are 4 ROB’s involved in the project road.  _2 will be new four lane wide and the two are existing 2 lane ones need to be enhanced to 4 lanes. A new four lane grade separator (flyover) is proposed over NH-208 at ch. 494.960 of Kollam bypass on NH-47.   There are 27 major intersections in the project road. 2 Toll Plazas, 5 Vehicular Underpass 5 Cattle/Pedestrian Underpass, 1 Over Pass and elevated Road 9 locations (8.959 Km) have been proposed. 246 Structures falling in the Right of way, requiring demolition.

 

There are approximately 13534 Nos. of trees falls along the existing project road that require to be cut and 1246 structures which will require demolition  for widening and improvement of Highway. Such trees have been inventorised jointly with the representatives of Department of Forest, Govt. of Kerala. There is no reserve/protected forest along the project road.  There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 2053.26 crore. 

 

The Project Road passes through Chertalai, Alappuzha, Kayamkulam, Paravur and Kollam which are fall in the Coastal Regulation Zone of Kerala and will required CRZ clearance. In addition to above, there are mangroves over 2.0 ha of area which will require cutting for widening of the highway.

 

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

 

1.          Submit the details of source of water, availability and           utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive           users,

 

 a.   Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

 

          i)          Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation                          Act (1980)

          (ii)          Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

          (iii)          CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

          (iv)          Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under                               EPA.

b.       Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

 

          (i)     New Project

          (ii)     Modification/upgradation

          (iii)     Modification with bypasses

          (iv)     Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

  c.        Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in        the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

  d.       Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

  e.       Whether construction activities have already been started        or not.

 

2.  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.

 

3.  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.

 

4.  Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment) considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.  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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.    If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.  Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses /   underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.  If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and   submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should   be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.  Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.  Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas   both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing   increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.  Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

15.  Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

16.  Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

17.  The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

18.  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 at critical locations if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using   mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

19.Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase   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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters ) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants  and  presentation  in  tabular  form    for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

20.  Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

21.  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.

 

22.  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.

 

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

 

24.  Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users,

 

25.  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 as   per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

27.  Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics.  Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table.   Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

29.  Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during   construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

30.  Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns

 

31.  Submit traffic management plan during construction phase   including the diversions etc.

 

32.  Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

33.  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.

 

34.  Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

35.  Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring   cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for atleast 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried   out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

36  There shall be no destruction of mangroves,

 

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

 

38.  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

 

39.  Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary   provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

40.Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction   activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

41.  Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5   years. .

 

42.  Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

   

43.  As the project is also passing through the CRZ area, necessary details shall be submitted to Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority and a copy of the recommendation will be submitted along with the EIA application.

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan..

 

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

 

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

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening and improvement of existing 4 lane to 6 lane of NH-2 from Barwa-Adda (Km 398.240) in Dhanbad district of Jharkhand to Panagarh (Km 521. 213) in Bardhwan District of West Bengal.  The proposed length of this section of NH 2 is 122.973 km with proposed Right of Way (RoW) of 60m.

 

The project stretch has 4-lane, divided highway with 2 carriageways of 7.25m width separated by 4.5m wide median. Bituminous carriageways have 1.5m paved and 1m earthen shoulder on both sides.  Widening to 6-lane has been proposed along the existing 4-lane alignment.  Existing RoW is 35 m to 48 m and proposed ROW is 60 m. The project road alignment is crossing four major Rivers-Badakar River at km 441.100, Barma River at Km 420.06, Ghagarguri River at Km 464.550 and Kajada River at Km 482.60.  There are approximately 44,626 trees and 2744 Buildings which require to be cut/demolished for widening and improvement of the Highway. Total of 230.00 Ha (Agriculture, Homestead) of land will require to be acquired.  One bypass at Panagarh has been proposed.  202 culverts are proposed in the project corridor. There is no Reserve/Protected forest along the project road.   There is no Wildlife Sanctuary or National Park along the project road.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 1789.85 Crore.

 

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

 

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

a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

(i)  Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation Act (1980)

(ii) Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

(iii) CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

(iv) Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under EPA.

 

 b.      Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

 

     (i)     New Project

     (ii)     Modification/upgradation

     (iii)     Modification with bypasses

     (iv)     Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

c.       Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in        the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

 

d.       Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

 

e.       Whether  construction activities have already been started or          not.

 

2.         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.

 

3.         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.

 

4.         Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment) considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.         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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.         If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.         Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses/ underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.       If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.       Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.       Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.       Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines. .

 

15.       Examine and submit the details of sand quarry borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

16.       Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

17.       The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected         increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

18.       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 at critical locations if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

19.       Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

20.       Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

21.       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.

 

22.       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.

 

23.       Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users.

 

24.       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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

26.       Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

28.       Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

29.       Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns.

 

30.       Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

31.       Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

32.       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.

 

33.       Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

34.       Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after  the  construction  and  provide  details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable). Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

36.       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.

 

37.       Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary        provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

38.       Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the         “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

39.       Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

40        Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative        measures, Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA     guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

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

 

4.16      Finalisation of TOR for widening and improvement of 2 lane to 4/6 lane of NH-17 from Kannur to Vengalam in the state of Kerala by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-37/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening and improvement of 2 lane to 4/6 lane of NH-17 from Kannur (km 148.00) to Vengalam (km 230.00) in the state of Kerala. The proposed length of this section of road is 83.09 km with proposed Right of Way (RoW) 45 m. The length of existing road is 82.00 km and existing RoW is 30 mts. 

 

          The road in general has two lanes carriageway with paved shoulders as well as earthen shoulder (1.0m to 3.0 m). Total carriageway ranges between 7.00 m to 10.00 m wide.  The land use pattern commonly consists of built-up habitation along with lands under agriculture and silviculture.  Project road passes through an area close to the Arabian Sea.  The project road has rivers and streams with the major rivers being Valapattanam, Kakkad, Ancharakandi, Dharmadam, Eranholi, Mahe River etc.   There are approximately 2820 trees present within the existing ROW and 38426 Nos. of trees along the 3 proposed bypasses.  738 properties are likely to be affected by widening and improvement of Highway. 290.00 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for this project.  There are 3 bypasses has been proposed in the project stretch; Kannur bypass, Thalassery – Mahe bypass and Koilandy bypass.  The existing road has 154 culverts, 8 major and 6 minor bridges. 30 new bus shelters and 1 Trauma and First Aid Center,1 ROB, 1 vehicular underpass, 3 cattle cum pedestrian underpass and 2 overpass have been proposed.  There is no reserve/protected forest along the project road. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road.  The project road passes through Kannur and Kozhikode, which are part of Coastal Regulatiion Zone having mangrove plantation at few locations. The total cost of the project is Rs. 215.97 Crore.

 

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

 

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

a.       Clearly indicating whether it passes through  -

(i)          Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation Act           (1980))

(ii)          Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

(iii)          CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

iv)          Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under EPA.

 

b.            Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

     (i)          New Project

     (ii)          Modification/upgradation

     (iii)          Modification with bypasses

     (iv)          Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

 

     c.           Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in                the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

 

     d.          Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

 

     e.          Whether construction activities have already been started or                        not.

 

2.       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.

 

3. 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.

 

4.       Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment)   considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.       If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses / underpasses /FOB 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.

 

11.     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will           adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing       increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

15.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

16.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

17.     The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and    during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

18.     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 at critical locations if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

19.     Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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 including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

20.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

21.     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.

 

22.     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.

 

23.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users,

 

24.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

26.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

28.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

29.     Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns

 

30      Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

31.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

32.     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.

 

33.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

34.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring   cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required). No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

36.     There shall be no destruction of mangroves.

 

37.     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

 

38.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary          provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

39.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

40.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

41.     Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately 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      Finalisation of TOR for 4/6 laning of NH-200 stretch from Raipur to Bilaspur in the State of Chattishgarh by M/s. NHAI [F.No. 10-39/2010-IA.III].

         

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening and improvement to 4/6 laning of NH – 200 stretch from Raipur – Bilaspur.  There will be permanent change in land use at locations of bypasses and realignments.  Bypasses are planned at Raipur, Charoda, Simga, Limtara, Sargon and Bilaspur. Total land acquisition is planned around 343.80 Ha.  There are approximately 10,032 trees which require to be cut for widening of the road. The project includes about 160 new culverts, 3 flyovers, 16 bridges and 1 RoB. The existing road is crossing Shivnath River and minor drains and canals. Total length of the project road is 126.8km.  The total cost of the project is 1500 crores.

 

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

 

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

a.      Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

         (i)  Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation       Act (1980)

         (ii)  Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

         (iii)  CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

         (iv)  Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under       EPA.

         Also indicate whether the proposed project is -

         (i)  New Project

         (ii)  Modification/upgradation

         (iii)  Modification with bypasses

         (iv)  Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

       b.   Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being         appraised in the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

       c.   Whether the project is funded by Central         Govt./ADB/WB.

       d.   Whether  construction activities have already been       started or not.

 

2.       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.

 

3.       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.

 

4.       Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment) considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.       If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses / underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

15.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

16.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

17.     The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

18.     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 at critical locations if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

19.     Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

20.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

21.     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.

 

22.     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.

 

23.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competition users.

 

24.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

26.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

28.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

29.     Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns.

 

30.     Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

31.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

32.     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.

 

33.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

34.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

36.     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.

 

37.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

38.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

39.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

40.     Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately 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     Finalisation of TOR for widening and improvement to 6 laning of Delhi - Agra Section of NH-2 from km 20.500 to km 199. 000 in the States of Haryana and U.P. by M/s. NHAI. [F.No. 10-40/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project involves widening and improvement of 6 laning of Delhi - Agra Section of NH-2 from km 20.500 to km 199.000 in the State of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. The portion of road from Delhi to Agra is having 4-lane divided carriageway configuration.  The total length of  the road isabout 180 km. The Project road does not pass through any Forest area, Sanctuary or National park. The project road is close to the boundary of Sur Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary for approx 1 km stretch. Approximately 101 villages fall along the project road, 71 villages are in Uttar Pradesh state and 30 villages in Haryana State. Total number of 2175 commercial structures, 451 residential cum commercial structures, 406 residential structures and 313 boundary walls are required to be demolished.  Total 130 nos. of Common Property Resources (CPRs) are falling in the project corridor.  Approximately 9,571 families including 52,642 persons are likely to be affected due to widening and strengthening of the existing corridor. The proposed ROW is 60m along the road stretch and 100m near toll plaza. At all major junctions, flyovers and elevated corridor have been proposed for uninterrupted flow of traffic. In built-up/urban stretches, pedestrian subways are provided for local people. There are 14 vehicular under pass, 10 pedestrian under pass, as 15 -6 lane Flyover, 1-4 Lane Flyover and 2.2 Lane overpass are proposed.  bus bays with shelter are proposed along the project stretch.179 ha. of land will be acquired for widening.

 

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

 

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

a.           Clearly indicating whether it passes through -

          (i)          Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation           Act           (1980)

          (ii)          Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

          (iii)          CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

          (iv)           Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under                               EPA.

               Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

(i)                 New Project

(ii)              Modification/upgradation

(iii)            Modification with bypasses

(iv)             Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

b.           Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being appraised in           the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

c.           Whether the project is funded by Central Govt./ADB/WB.

d.           Whether construction activities have already been started or           not.

 

2.       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.

 

3.       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.

 

4.       Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment) considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.       If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses / underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines. 

 

15.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry, borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

16.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

17.     The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

18.     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 at critical locations if any. Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

19.     Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters ) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

20.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

21.     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.

 

22.     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.

 

23.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users,

24.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users.

 

25.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

27.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics.  Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

29.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

30.     Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns.

 

31.     Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

32.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

33.     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.

 

34.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

35.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

37.     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.

 

38.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

39.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

 

40.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

41.     Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately 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:  29th June, 2010:

 

4.19      CRZ clearance for the establishment 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 involves establishment of Barge building yard at the existing the Honnavar port in Uttara Kannada District. The proposed land of 25,300 Sq.m was allotted by the Port Department on lease basis for a period of 5 years at 14017 N and 17o 26E.  The activity involves construction of three boat building bays, fabrication shed (900 sq.ft) and blasting shed (200 sq ft.) compound wall, office and administrative blocks and slipway. 

 

 The proposed activity need water frontage.  Due to the recent amendments in the marine laws, small barges are allowed to operate within the 12 nautical miles for transport of cargo from one port to the other in the country. The kind of barges that are proposed to be constructed will reduce pressure on the road traffic presently caused due to movement of heavy vehicles /cargo carriers.  It is proposed to construct small slip way to slide the barges in to the river.  The draft available in the river is sufficient for the movement of the proposed barges.  Further the Port Department has allotted separate shed towards the landward side of the existing site for accommodating staff and establishment of the office and therefore, no office building or the staff quarters will be constructed within the barge construction premises, only 8 to 10 labours who will be accommodated in the designated quarters for which the existing sanitary facilities of the Honnavar Municipality will be utilized. The total water requirement will be 5 KLD and power requirement will be 250 KVA.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 9.83 crores

 

          The proposed area is situated on the right bank of sharavathi river and is classified as CRZ – II as per the CZMP. The area is plain and devoid of any vegetation.  There is no sanctuary or National parks within 10 kms radius. Karnataka Coastal Zone Management Authority (KSCZMA) has recommended the proposal vide letter no. FEE 45 CRZ 2009  dated 17.03.20120 after submission of commitment with regard to the establishment of Maritime Training Institute, afforestation programme and specific social commitment plan for the benefit of locals with the budget provision and time frame.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)          Submit a copy of the CRZ application along with complete          details.

 

ii)          Identify and submit the details of types of waste, quantity,          treatment and disposal during the construction and          operation phase and also where it will  be stored before          disposal.

 

iii)          Submit copy of MoU made with the authorized agency for the           disposal of Hazardous substances- empty paint drums / oils,           paint residue etc.

 

iv)          Submit the likely impact on the aquatic environment           including the nearby fishing harbor/ jetty due to the project.

 

v)          Submit the details on expected noise levels/ emission levels           from the proposed activities and proposed mitigation           measures.

 

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

 

vii)           Regarding office memorandum issued on 3rd November, 2009           about the location of Honnavara Port which has been           identified as a hotspot, the project proponent clarified that           the activities proposed are off site the port and there is no           proposal at the coast line and will not have any impact.           Submit details that there shall not have impact on the           shoreline abutting the project.

 

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

   

4.20      CRZ clearance  for renovation and upgradation of Ship Building and Ship Repair facility at Village Kurul, Taluka Alibag, District Raigarh, Maharashtra by M/s. Konkan Barge Builders Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 10-08/2009-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the development of off Shore Logistic Base and ship repair facilities, including wet berth /jetty of size 160 x 12m berthing facilities for ship visiting the basal for repairs a slipway of length 195 x 20 m with of 1 in 15. It is also proposed to construct a workshop and 16 Nos. of silos for storage of cement (6), barite (6) and bentonite (4). The ship repairs facility will include fitting machine shop, electric shop and painting shop etc. The waterfront available is 205 m. The depth of water as per hydrographic chart is 2.0 m and reclamation of land by stone and sand filling is proposed to achieve working ground level of +6.5 m above C.D. Maintenance dredging of 4.5 m is required. The water requirement will be 50 Cum/day. The area of the project is 8.45 acres and the total cost of the project is Rs. 56,00 crores.

 

The proposal was earlier examined by EAC in its meeting held on 30th – 31st January 2009 and decided to defer since the proponent was not very clear whether to have both ship building and ship repairing or any of the one. The proponent proposes both ship building and ship repairing facilities and the proposal was placed before the EAC in its meeting held on 23rd – 24th April 2009. The proposal was again deferred since recommendation of MCZMA was not there.

 

As per the survey report of NIO Goa for the proposed project site, the proposed land facilities area is bounded by compound wall with some permanent structures. Very sparse mangroves are noticed between HTL and LTL in the proposed area. On either side of the proposed area, mangroves of 30 cm height were noticed in most of the area.  The area proposed for shipyard is in the creek and is not having and mangrove patches.  MCZMA has recommended the project vide no. MCZMA-2009/CR-16/MCZMA dated 11.02.2010 subject to the following condition:

 

No mangroves shall be cut during construction and operation phase of the proposed project. It should not violate order of Hon’ble High Court of Mumbai given in case of WP No. 3243/2004.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The report submitted and circulated is very poor without having details of air, water, noise, hazardous wastes etc. The report does not have basic information viz. whether it is for expansion or a new project, the details of waste generation, treatment and disposal, Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan, EIA & EMP etc have not been prepared.

 

ii)                   The site is surrounded by mangroves and tidal flats and impact on this sensitive environment was not studied.

 

iii)                 The proposal involves reclamation but the details of impact was not assessed.

 

iv)                 The hydro-dynamic studies have not been undertaken to indicate that the expansion activities of the existing port shall not have significant impact to the shoreline abetting the project and has no significant impact on the ecologically sensitive areas along the stretch.

 

The project was already considered twice by the Expert Appraisal Committee and the proponent has not submitted the complete details. In view of this, the Committee recommended for rejection of the proposal.

 

4.21      Finalization of TOR  for strengthening  and widening of Nakhatrana - Dayapur - Gadhuli - Panendhro Road in the State of Gujarat by M/s. Gujarat State Road Corporation Ltd. [F. No. 10-21/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the improvement and widening of existing 2 lane with pave side shoulders/ four-lane carriageway configuration for Nakhtrana - Dayapar – Gadhuli – Panendhro Road section which constitutes part of SH – 42 (length 62.6 km) and MDR (length 17.3 km) having total length of 85.775 km in the state of Gujarat. The improvement work includes addition of paved shoulders to a length of 74.525 km and four laning for a length of 11.5 km. Bypass is proposed at Nakhtrana town having length of 5.8 km. The 1st section of the project road constitutes of State Highway-42 starts from Nakhtrana at km 52.00 and end at Gadhuli at km 114.60. The 2nd section major District Road (MDR) starts from Gadhuli at km 00.00 and ends at Panandhro at km 17.375.

 

The total area of land acquisition is estimated to be 112 ha for ROW expansion and 26 ha for Nakhatrana town bypass. Major land use is agricultural. The number of trees required to be cut are estimated to be about 415 (both side inclusive). At very few places, built up area (buildings, structures etc.) are required to be cleared for the project. The number of structures likely to be impacted is very less. The total cost of the project is expected to be Rs. 203.00 crores. 

 

          The proposed project falls under category ‘A’ of item 7(f) of the schedule to EIA Notification, 2006 as the project road passes through Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary for a length of 6 km having chainage 99.250 km to 103.000 km and 104.200 km to 106.450 km. The project authority has excluded this project road stretch from improvement work and no activity is proposed to be carried out under this project.

 

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

 

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

          a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through  -

          (i)          Forest Areas (as specified under Forest Conservation                          Act           (1980)

          (ii)          Wild Life (Protection) Act (1972)

          (iii)          CRZ Area (as per CRZ (1991)

          (iv)          Any other Ecological Sensitive Areas specified under           EPA.

               Also indicate whether the proposed project is  -

          (i)          New Project

          (ii)          Modification/upgradation

          (iii)Modification with bypasses

          (iv)          Whether requiring additional RoW (a) <20m (b) >20m

          b.          Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’ (being                                      appraised in the absence of duly formed SEIAA).

          c.           Whether the project is funded by Central                                               Govt./ADB/WB.

          d.           Whether construction activities have already been           started or not.

 

2.       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.

 

3.       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.

 

4.       Describe various alternatives (including that for route alignment) considered, procedures and criteria adopted for selection of the final alternative with reasons.

 

5.       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 (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

8.         If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished. Mitigative measures about animal hit within Narayan Sarovar Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

9.       Study regarding the requirement of animal bypasses / underpasses /FOB 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.

 

10.     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

12.     Submit details about measures taken for the pedestrian safety and construction of underpasses and foot-over bridges along with flyovers and interchanges as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

13.     Assess whether there is a possibility that the proposed project will adversely affect the existing road traffic in the surrounding areas both during construction and operation phases. (e.g. by causing increases in traffic congestion and traffic accidents). Using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines.

 

14.     Examine and submit the details of use of fly ash as per the revised fly ash rules (2009) in the road construction, if the project road is located within the 100 km from the Thermal Power Plant as per the relevant IRC guidelines.

 

15.     Examine and submit the details of sand quarry borrow area and rehabilitation and mark them on the layout plan.

 

16.     Examine in detail the climate and meteorology  of the area (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.

 

17.     The air quality monitoring should be carried out both before and during the construction phase and also expected increase/decrease after the construction as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

18.     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 at critical locations if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

19.     Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase 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  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

20.     Also examine and submit the details about the protection to existing habitations from dust, noise, odour etc. both during construction and operation stages.

 

21.     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.

 

22.      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.

 

23.     Submit the details of source of water, availability and utilizable quantity, usage and impact on other competitive users, also obtained permission for drawing water from CGWB.

24.     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 as per the relevant IRC guideline.

 

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

 

26.     Examine and submit details of highest ground water table and soil characteristics.  Provide details of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH), which should be designed as per CGWB provisions.  RWH pit should be at least > 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

28.     Submit the details of road safety measures proposed both during construction and operation phases with the details of signage, service roads, vehicular under passes, accident prone zone.  IRC guidelines shall be followed for widening & up gradation of road.

 

29.     Examine road design standards, safety equipment specifications and Management System training to ensure that design details take account of safety concerns

30.     Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc.

 

31.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further 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.

 

32.     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.

33.     Submit details of social impact assessment of the project due to the proposed construction of road.

 

34.     Estimated cost of the project including environmental monitoring cost and funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOT etc  for at least 5 years after the construction and provide details of budget provisions (capital & recurring) for the project specific R&R Plan (if applicable).  Separate SIA has to be carried out (if required).  No. of PAFs exceeds the no. as specified under NRRP (2007).

 

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

 

36.     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.

 

37.     Submit details of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

38.     Project proponent should also clearly submit that no construction activity /tree cutting will be taken –up before the project the “Project EC” has been accorded as per the provision of EIA notification 2006 (as amended in 2009).

39.     Submit environmental management and monitoring plan for all phases of the project viz. construction and operation for at least 5 years.

 

40.     Any further clarification on carring out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website” http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

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

 

4.22     Finalisation of TOR for the construction of  Passenger Aerial Ropeway Project at Kud - Sangote - Karla (Patnitop District Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir by M/s. Patnitop Development Authority. [F.No. 10-28/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction and operation of a passenger aerial ropeway project and associated facilities at villages Kud – Sangote – Karla, (Patnitop) District Udhampur of Jammu and Kashmir. The Aerial Ropeway will pass through compartment 95/C of Dudu Forest Range and is almost 1km away from compartment – 99 of Sudhmahadev Conservation Reserve.  The project envisages having its one base terminal station at a point close to the 99 km mile stone on the Jammu – Srinagar National Highway 1A.  The intermediate terminal near the Sangote village will be 1269 m away from the base terminal and at an elevation of 254 m below the base terminal.  The Upper terminal shall be at Patnitop close to Hotel Varadan at a distance of 2618 m from the intermediate terminal and at elevation of 694m above the intermediate terminal.   The total length of the ropeway will be 2.6 km with 23 trollys. A total of 2619 mts (2619mtsX 10mts) including private land will be required for the construction of the Ropeway Project.  Out of this area, a total of 9100 mts (910X 10 mts) of the Forest land will be required. The total power requirement for the ropeway is about 750 KVA.  For all other activities such as, resort, amusement park, shops etc., it is estimated that a further 250 KVA power would be required. The State Government of J&K has already agreed in principle to provide the necessary power at the terminal stations.  The total water requirement will be 50KLD which will be met through the local streams. A rain water harvesting plant has also been proposed to be constructed at village Sangote.  The total cost of the project is Rs. 52.00 crore.

 

The project area is one Km away from the Sudhmahadev Wild Life Conservation Reserve. Forest clearance involves 0.91ha. of land and cutting of 124 trees of different spices with in a corridor of 10 meters ( 5 meters on either side of centre line of ropeway.  The forest exists on both sides of alignment; therefore there is no possibility of adverse effects of wind on the system.  Wind speed meters will also be installed at all critical locations.  

 

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

 

i)                   Submit the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden as per the EIA amended on 01.12.2009. 

 

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

 

iii)              Submit the details of safety signages at the nearby roads.

 

iv)                Examine and submit a brief description of the project-name, project site, geology, topography, nature, size, location of the project, project coverage, master plan, length of the proposed aerial rope way, details of ROW, height from MSL and its importance to the region/ State.

 

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

 

vi)                Submit map of the project area and 10 km area from boundary of the proposed / existing project area, delineating project areas notified under the wild life (Protection) Act, 1972/critically polluted areas as identified by the CPCB from time to time/notified eco-sensitive areas/inter state boundaries and international boundaries. 

 

vii)             Submit Land use map of the study area to 1:25,000 scale based on recent satellite imagery of the project area and 10 km from the proposed project boundary delineating the cropping pattern, wastelands, forest area and built up areas, water bodies, human habitation and other specific features such as railway tracks, ports, airports, roads, major industries etc. and submit detailed ground surveyed map in 1:5000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological and religious, monuments wild life corridors etc.

 

viii)           Submit baseline data to be given on description of existing situation of the land at the proposed project area including description of terrain, hill slopes, inland topography, slope and elevation, rock types, regional tectonic setting (reported fractures/faulting/ folding, warping), and history of any volcanic activity, seismicity and associated hazards.

 

ix)                Provide Soil data including type, classification, characteristics, soil properties etc., are important from engineering considerations for design of structures, porosity and permeability, sub soil permeability, etc.

 

x)                 Submit Area drainage contour map of the project area and 500 meters from the proposed project area should be clearly indicated. In case of any proposed diversion of nallah/canal/ river, should also be shown in the map.

 

xi)               Examine and submit baseline data on noise pollution due to demolition / construction activities at the project area in relation to human environment and wildlife including avi-fauna and the neighborhood up to 500 meters and environmentally sensitive receptors should be monitored as per the CPCB norms.

 

xii)            Examine and submit Climate and meteorology (max and min temperatures, relative humidity, rainfall, wind direction/ velocity, barometric pressure, and history of cyclones and snowfall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data (10 Years) have been obtained to be indicated.

 

xiii)          Water quality from all sources such as groundwater, municipal water, surface water need to meet the water quality norms prescribed for drinking water. Baseline data of ground water including data of pH, dissolved solids, suspended solids, BOD should be collected for one season. Usage purpose of ground water, if any, is to be indicated with necessary permissions/clearance.

 

xiv)           Submit details on water conservation measures should be addressed.

 

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

 

xvi)           Submit the details of facilities viz. administration          building, toilets, restaurants etc at base stations.

 

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

 

xviii)      Submit details on impact of vibrations on the surrounding          environment including damage to materials/ structures and          due to present and future transportation activities by road.

 

xix)          Details of public and private land in the proposed and          immediate surroundings, socioeconomic status of the          affected owners of the private lands should be properly          compiled.

 

xx)            Submit details on R&R plan with data on the existing socio-         economic status of the population in the study area and          broad plan for the 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          R&R Plan. Details of provisions (capital & recurring) for the          project specific R&R Plan.

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     Submit details of safety signages at the nearby roads.

 

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

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009 ) in all the districts separately 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.   

 

4.23     Finalization of TOR for laying Kochi-Kayankulam subsea pipeline project to transport R-LNG from PLL, LNG terminal vyapeen Kochi to NTPC, Kayankulam, Kerala by M/s. GAIL (India) Ltd. [F. No. 10-33/2010-IA.III].

 

The Committee decided to defer the project for the next meeting to be held in the month of July, 2010, since the project proponent did not circulate the documents to the members.

 

4.24     Finalization of TOR for Environmental & CRZ clearance  for  Single Mooring Point (SMP) and allied facilities of Veera in Gulf of Kutchh for handling crude oil on BOT basis in the State of Gujarat by M/s. Kandla Port Trust [F. No. 11-27/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting up of Single Mooring Point (SMP) and allied facilities off Veera in Gulf of Kutchh for handling crude oil on BOT basis. The location of SPM will be at Latitude 22 45’15”N and Longitude 69 57’00”E and location of LFP at Latitude 22 54’50”N and Longitude 70 01’30”E (Tentative). The size of the VLCC proposed to be handled will be 300000 DWT and length of offshore and inter-tidal pipeline from SPM to LFB will be 19 km (3.25 km inter-tidal) through put - 9 MMTPA. The Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) has been envisaged for the proposed location considering the advantage of operational ease and the experience of such types in operation in Gulf of Kutch. The CALM type SPM system comprise of a buoy moored to the seabed by a number of Category anchor legs connected to anchor points, and a rotating part carrying the mooring and product transfer equipment. Two locations were studied for proposed Land Fall Point (LFP) on the west and east of Lerakh River. The location was finally selected based on the advantage of its falling in the KPT Water limit.

 

The location of Crude Oil Terminal (COT) is approximately 0.5 km from the LFP and total area is 48 ha. It is proposed to install 5 no tanks of 60,000 KLD capacities with a provision for future installation of one more tank. The crude oil tanks will be provided with fire protection with both water and foam as per the OISD-117. A treatment plant of capacity 20 KLD per hour is proposed for treatment of oily waste water. The total project cost is Rs. 830.00 crores.

 

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

 

i)                   Submit the recommendation of Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority

 

ii)                 Submit the layout plan of the project superimposed on the HTL/LTL map prepared and demarcated by an authorized agency

 

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

 

iv)                Submit Disaster Management Plan and Emergency Evacuation Plan both for natural and man-made disasters especially with reference to fire,

 

v)                  Submit a comparison of the primary marine data at the site with the available secondary base line data.

 

vi)                Submit the likely impact of the activity on the biodiversity

 

vii)             Submit the details of the compliance to the various conditions stipulated in EC/ Consent orders and copy of the valid consent orders.

 

          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. 

 

4.25    Environmental Clearance for the development of Industrial Park at SIPCOT, Thervoy Kandigal, Thirvallur District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd (SIPCOT). (21-41/2009-IA.III).

 

The project  involves the development of a Industrial Park on a plot area of 456.27 ha at Latitude 13 o 21’33’N to 13 O 22’80”N and Longitude 79 o58’41” E to 79 o59’49”E.  The developed plots will be allotted to set up industries like Synthetic rubber (tubes / tyres, industrial products), Engineering fabrication / manufacturing units and Glass industries, etc.  The total area under industrial plots will be 369.83 ha (81.05%). The total water requirement proposed is 4.5 MLD, which will be met by Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewage Board (Metro water) through the desalination plant.  No industry will be permitted to discharge waste water and solid waste from outside the industrial park.  The Hazardous wastes will be disposed at Common Hazardous Wastes Management facility at Gummidipponda.  A 40 m wide green belt is proposed around the boundary of industrial park and both sides of major roads.  The total cost of the project is 240 crores. 

 

The TOR for the project was issued on 14.12.2009 and the public hearing was conducted on 30.04.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Possibility shall be explored  for providing a Common Sewage treatment Plant of modular form

 

ii)                 Sewage conveyance shall be through the closed pipeline

 

iii)              Ensure zero discharge by the member industries

 

iv)                Transportation and disposal of Hazardous Wastes shall be as per Rules.

 

v)                  All the assurance made during Public hearing especially providing grassland for cattles. 

 

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

 

4.26     Environmental Clearance for construction of Group housing Complex at Sy.no.22/14, Chengamanadu Village, Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s. Skyline Foundation & Structures Pvt. Ltd ( No.21-9/2010-IA.III).

 

The project involves construction of group housing complex on a total plot area is 0.6567 Hectars. The total built-up area proposed is 28,795.42 sq. m. It is proposed to construct 226 dwelling units ( 1 BR – 136 and 2 BR – 90) in 2 towers (Basement +Ground floor + 11 floors) with recreational area and swimming pool.  The total water requirement is 161.55 KLD (Fresh water requirement is 105.70 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 175 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 56 KLD, horticulture/irrigation 5.72 KLD, Balance 68.28 KLD will be used for nearby plantation. Total solid waste generation will be 452 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1332.45 KVAMW. The total parking proposed for 249 cars and 100 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs 45.80 Crore.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Submit a signed map showing the details of the surrounding area including physical features including water bodies adjacent to the site up to 500 m distance. Also mention the distance of the site from Sea.

 

ii)                 Submit details about how much water required for construction phase and its source.

 

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

 

4.27     Environmental Clearance for the construction of Group housing project at Sy. No. 280/5, 70/9, 70/8, 71/2, Desom village,  Chengamanadu Panchayat, Aluva Taluk, Ernakulam District, Kerala by M/s. Skyline Foundations & Structures Pvt. Ltd. (No:21-11/2010-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of group housing complex on a total plot area is 0.6402 Hectares. The total built-up area is 28,839.15 sq. m. It is proposed to construct 143 dwelling units (1 Br – 26 and 2 BR + study – 117) with recreational area and swimming pool in 2 towers (Basement +Gr. Floor+13 floors). The total water requirement is 102.525  KLD (Fresh water requirement is 66.85 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 111 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 36.175 KLD, horticulture/irrigation 6.843 KLD, and balance 40.022 KD will be used for nearby plantations. Total solid waste generation will be 286 Kg/day. The power requirement is 857.87 KVA. The total parking proposed for 157 cars and 129 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs 48.84 Crore.

 

         During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   Submit a signed map showing the details of the surrounding area including physical features including water bodies adjacent to the site up to 500 m distance. Also mention the distance of the site from Sea.

ii)                 Submit details about how much water required for construction phase and its source.

 

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

 

4.28    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Indian Institute of Science Education & Research (IISER)-TVM Campus at Sy. No.2316/3, Vithura Village, Nedumangad Taluka, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Director, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram (No: 21-16/2010-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research complex on a total plot area of  86.9420 Hec.(200 Acres)  at latitude 08o 04’ 13”N and longitude 77o 07’ 26”E. The total built-up area proposed is 1,17,000 sq. m. The complex will have administrative buildings, teaching laboratories and various sciences buildings instrumentation and fabrication facilities, computer centre, students hostels and faculty housing including various other infrastructure facilities. The campus is proposed on lower slopes of the 800m high, steep-sided hill Kotamala (Kun Sumala) adjoining the perennial Stream Makki. The total water requirement is 1700 KLD (Fresh water requirement is 700 KLD). The capacity of 2STPs proposed is 170 KLD for residential and 400 KLD for academic zones. Treated waste water to be used for horticulture and HVAC system. Total solid waste generation will be 15000 Kg/day. The power requirement is 5 MVA.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The treated wastewater shall be recycled and reused for flushing of toilets, horticulture and HVAC to reduce the demand of fresh water.

 

ii)                 Solid waste management shall be collected, treated disposed as rules.

 

iii)              The Biomedical wastes shall be collected, treated and disposed as per rules.  Also submit a copy of MoU signed with the authorised recycler.

 

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

 

4.29    Renovation, Preservation and Beautification of Sector-95 Parks of NOIDA, U.P. by M/s. New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (No:21-18/2010-IA.III)

 

          In pursuance of the Order of the Hon’ble Supreme Court passed on 22.04.2010 in I.A.No.2609 – 2610 in W.P. (Civil) No.202 of 1995, and wherein the Hon’ble Court in its order directed Ministry of Environment and Forests “……MoEF is directed to make a study of the environmental impact of the project as stated in paragraph 4 of its affidavit. It should also suggest measures for undoing the environment degradation, if any, caused by the project and the amelioration measures to safeguard the environment, with particular reference to the adjacent bird sanctuary”.

 

          Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) filed an affidavit in which it was stated: “…..in case the Hon’ble Supreme Court desires this project to be approved from environmental angle, MoEF will able to appraise the project based on the details and documents to be prepared and submitted by the project proponent (U.P. Government. NOIDA) and submit its recommendations including safeguards measures require to minimise the likely adverse environmental impacts…….”

 

          In compliance to the above order, Noida Authority was asked by the Ministry to submit the required application along with the study reports prepared by bird conservation  specialists like…..Wildlife Institute of India (WII)/ Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON).

 

          Noida Authority submitted the details of the project along with the study reports by (i) Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History (SACON) and ANGR Agriculture University, Hyderabad, (ii) Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun and (iii) EIA consultants reviewed by Dr. Arvind Kumar Neena and Dr. Atul K. Mittal, Associate Professors of IIT, Department of Civil Engineering, Delhi.

 

          The Committee noted the observations of:

 

1)       Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History & All India Network Project on Agricultural Ornithology, A.N.G. Ranga Agriculture University, Hyderabad:

 

    (i) “As there is no endangered species or flora in the project site, the           felling or removal of trees in the project site seems to have no           impact on any plant diversity of the sanctuary.

 

    (ii) The felled trees constitute 2.68 percent of the total vegetation. The           contiguous stretch of habitat is still existing which also serves as           habitat refugia.

 

   (iii)  The construction of stone wall with proper perforation for aeration           purpose helps in the prevention of the threats from the eastern           side from the illegal activities such as poaching, grazing, fishing           and also acts as noise barriers for birds etc. in the OBS.

 

   (iv)  Due to the presence of wall, the thin strip of vegetation facing OBS           has the potential to develop into riverine vegetation in due course           of time. It will be potentially a good habitat for small mammals and           herpetofauna as well.

 

    (v) The bird estimates during migratory season clearly shows that           there has been no reduction in the number of birds in the           sanctuary despite developmental activities in the park.

 

  (vii) It appears that the existence of High tension line along the           boundary wall of the project site before the start of the project           might have been a barrier for the movement of birds forms OBS as      high electromagnetic influence would restrict the movement of       birds. Hence the construction and felling of trees in the project site           has minimal influence on OBS.

         

          In view of the above, we are of the opinion that felling of trees and constructions have no perceptible impact on the OBS habitat.”

 

2)       The Committee also noted the following observations of the           Wildlife Institute of India:

 

   (i)    “We believe that in the absence of specific scientific information           collected and analyzed over a long time period, it will not be           prudent to relate the increasing or decreasing trend of certain           groups of water birds population of the OBS to the removal of the    said vegetation. The removal of the said vegetation has certainly           not altered the wetland habitat.”

 

3)       The Committee further noted the following observations of Dr. Atul           K. Mittal and Dr. Arvind K. Nema, Associate Professors of the           Department of Civil Engineering, IIT, Delhi, who have reviewed the    Study Report on Environmental Setting and Possible Effects of the           Project:

 

   (i)          “There is a high tension electrical power line which passes along           the boundary wall of the park separating it from the Okhla Bird           Sanctuary. This high tension power corridor existed before the           project was undertaken. Probably, this power line separates the    park from the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. If there is any barrier to the           movement of birds, probably it is the electrical high tension           corridor, therefore birds coming from Okhla Bird Sanctuary and           nesting in the project site appears to be low.

 

    (ii) We thus are of the opinion that the predominant issue could be the    river pollution and its impact on the Okhla Bird Sanctuary.           Proposed project activities do not involve any discharge of           wastewater in to the Okhla Barrage. Therefore there will not be any           negative impact on the water quality of Okhla Bird Sanctuary due    to the project.

 

    (iii) Illumination of the park is another important issue which may   have           bearing on the bird’s habitat. It is recommended that Noida           Authority should ensure that high intensity illumination shall not           be used during night hours (10 pm to 6 am). Suitable mechanism           could be worked out for that.”

 

          The above details were put up for appraisal in the 88th meeting of Expert Appraisal Committee held on 28th-29th June, 2010. The meeting was also attended by the officers of Forest Conservation and Wildlife Wings of the Ministry. Senior Officers from State Government of UP and Noida Authority along with consultants made a presentation of the project and its likely impacts on the surrounding area.

 

          During discussions following points emerged:

 

i)        Noida Authority, while making presentation, informed that the       project involves the renovation, preservation and beautification of Park on a total plot area is 33.43 Ha. The total      built-up area of the covered construction is 6,999 sq. m.  Before     the development of site there were 6,803 trees of different species out of which 6241 trees were cut and 562 trees were shifted to other parks. Further they informed that the following components of the project have already been completed:

 

(a)          Boundary wall and gate                                  - 90%

          (b)          Construction of Monument building                - 60%

          (c)          Landscaping and plantation                       - 80%

          (d)          Pavements                                                         - 75%

The other infrastructural works proposed by Noida Authority for environmental safeguards/measures and for effective EMP are use of treated waste water, solid waste management, energy saving, tree plantation and parking etc. The other works which are important in the context of Okhla Bird Sanctuary are control of noise, glare and efficient traffic management.

 

ii)       Possibility should be explored to increase the greenery and plant broad leaf native trees along the pathways inside and outside the park. This will help in the reduction of surface runoff.

 

iii)      The water quality and water balance are key elements and require detailed management and monitoring. No fresh water/ground water should be used for gardening/ horticulture purposes. The requirement of water should be met from self recycling treated sewage without placing of strain on the supply system for the nearby residential and commercial areas.

 

iv)      Treated waste water from Sector 54 Sewerage Treatment Plant is proposed for horticulture purposes. It must also be utilised as much as possible for such purposes as toilet flushing and pavement/floor washing. The aforesaid purposes will need tertiary treatment of sewage.

 

v)       No more than 20 per cent of rain water shall be discharged out of the project site into the existing drain. The rain water harvesting system should be designed based on the soil characteristics and highest level of ground water table.

 

vi)      The species of trees inside the park and in buffer zone both on Okhla Bird Sanctuary side and road side should be of indigenous types that do not disturb the water balance of the area.      The grass and artificial plantations which are not native should be avoided.

 

(vii)    Adequate noise barriers in the form of thick plantation of appropriate species of trees and bushes laid in a tiered form to create a green screen on either side of bund road should be provided. A no horn zone should be declared and maintained around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. The development of green belt and tree plantation shall be carried out in consultation with Indian Council of Forest Research and Education, Dehradun.

 

(viii)   Solar energy should be utilised for illumation of common areas, lighting of gardens and paved footpaths etc.

 

(ix)     No artificial illumination on tall poles or towers should be allowed inside the park during the night hours. The street lights on the bund road and the round about should be of special design, low intensity and low height with least disturbance to the bird’s habitat.

 

(x)      The solid wastes generated should be properly collected and segregated before disposal. The in-vessel bio-conservation technique should be used for composting the organic waste.

 

(xi)     The opening of the park would increase the traffic load on the front road and adjoining link road intersections. A detailed traffic study should be carried out and proposals for necessary widening redesign of intersections and strengthening of road structure should be prepared.

 

(xii)    Provision of a parking area is proposed inside the park. Allocation and configuration of spaces for other modes of transport like mini buses, 2-3 wheelers, cycle-rickshaws and bicycles and even pedestrians have to be considered for realistic assessment of traffic and parking management.

 

(xiii)   All required sanitary and hygienic measures should be in place before the opening of the park and should be maintained          through out the operation.

 

(xiv)   Adequate drinking water and sanitary facilities should be provided in the park.

 

(xv)    A monitoring committee should be constituted for overseeing the project so as to ensure effective implementation and compliance to environmental safeguards.

 

4.30     Finalization of ToR for establishment of Industrial Growth Centre at SIDCO Industrial Complex, Ghati, Kathua, Jammu & Kashmir by M/s. State Industrial Development Corporation Pvt. Ltd. (No:21-22/2010-IA.III).

 

          The project involves development of “SIDCO Industrial Complex” on a plot area of 182.29 ha. located at Ghatti in Kathna District (comprising of villages – Naman, Kamah, Pandrah, Mehra and Keiana) which is 77 km on NH – 1A (3.5 km away from National Highway).  Different type of industrial units are expected to be set up in the complex which may include – Food processing, cement production, chemical / pharmaceutical, textile and engineering (iron & steel), etc.  It is proposed to develop 450 plots for various type of industries and it is expected that the individual units will take Environmental Clearance separately.  It is proposed to set up two CETPs within the complex.  Jasroat Wildlife Sanctuary is  2.5 km away from project site.  The total cost of the project is Rs.81.1537 crores.

         

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

 

(i)                Examine and submit a brief description of the project, objectives, use of resources, justification etc.  Alternative sites should also be evaluated on relevant parameters in which impact on the nearby villages/settlements should be included and also examine the agricultural productivity of land explaining is it a correct choice.

 

(ii)              Any litigation pending against the project and / or any direction /order passed by any Court of Law against the project/site, if so, details thereof.

 

(iii)           The project study area for EIA studies should include 10 km radius from the boundary of the proposed industrial estate.  Examine and submit the soil characteristics, topography, rainfall pattern and soil erosion, existing flora and fauna, hydrological and geo-hydrological conditions of the project area including a contour plan indicating slopes, and drainage pattern.

 

(iv)              Submit details of infrastructure available at site i.e. water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of solid wastes including hazardous wastes from the industrial estate on land/water body and into sewerage system.

 

(v)               Rain water harvesting proposals should be made with due safeguards for groundwater quality. For the design of rain water harvesting pits, examine the depth of highest ground water table and soil characteristics. The rain water harvesting pit should be atleast 4-5 m above highest ground water table   Maximize recycling of water and utilization of rain water. 

 

(vi)             Submit the details of proposed green belt along the periphery of the site. Details of greenbelt should include the details of species, width of plantation, planning schedule etc. within the boundary around the industrial estate and also along the major roads for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and industry.

 

(vii)          If any ecologically sensitive area falls with in a 10 km radius of the project boundary, proponent should describe the sensitivity   (distance, area and significance) and  impact of the proposed industrial estate on the area.

 

(viii)        Submit the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden as per the EIA amended on 01.12.2009.  Also examine the impact on the Sanctuary.

 

(ix)            Submit details of the type of industries, and their proposed capacities of installation, if available. The other infrastructure facilities to be provided in the industrial estate should be detailed such as power generation/back CEPT, STP and water treatment plant etc. Explore the possibilities of providing Common Treatment facilities.

 

(x)              Submit development strategy. Industries should be grouped on the basis of their nature e.g. water polluting, air polluting according to metrological consideration with respect and large size industries and the principals of industrial ecology. No water polluting industries shall be allowed since the site is close to the water bodies.

 

(xi)             Submit a copy of the Layout plan of the industrial  estate indicating  industrial plots, residential area/workers/staff housing, roads, plots green belt/ open spaces and  common facilities and utilities area etc., Submit the details of internal road width also.

 

(xii)         The layout plan should also indicate the surrounding Land use of study area and its impacts.

 

(xiii)       Examine the source of water including the water quality with reference to persistent Organic Pollutants.

 

(xiv)         Submit Details on estimated water balance taking into account conservation measures, reuse and recycling.

 

(xv)           Examine and submit the details of the quantity of wastewater generation, treatment and disposal. Make provision for guard pond and similar provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities. Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

 

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

 

(xvii)      Details of solid Waste management including arrangements for hazardous waste management and e-waste.

 

(xviii)   Identify recyclable wastes and waste utilization arrangements.

 

(xix)       Evaluate and submit alternative disposal modes of effluent and solid wastes, from the point of view of disposal points and associated impacts.  STP and water treatment plant should not be near each other.

 

(xx)          Submit details on Common facilities for waste collection, treatment, recycling and disposal (all effluent, emission and refuse including MSW, biomedical and hazardous wastes).  EMP should include technical and institutional aspects for pre-treatment by constituent units.

 

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

 

(xxii)     Details on estimated quantity of fuel required, fuel type, nature, source and transportation.

 

(xxiii)  Submit details on the application of renewable energy/alternate source of energy, such as solar energy, wind energy may be described and explore possibility of generating biogas from decomposable wastes.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvi)    Examine and submit the risk assessment and disaster management plan should also include flood fighting, traffic management plan including parking and loading/unloading areas may be described, odour mitigation plan may be described.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxx)     Appropriate monitoring network should be designed and proposed for regulatory compliance and to assess the residual impacts, if any.

 

(xxxi)   Any further clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measures,  Project proponent is advised to refer to the EIA guidance manual available on Ministry’s website http://moef.nic.in/Manual/Industrial Estates”

 

          Public hearing to be conducted for the project as per      provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 (as amended in 2009) in all the districts separately and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. 

 

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

 

4.31 CRZ clearance for construction and rectification double circuit           33 KV transmission lines evacuating power supply from 20 MW   IPP, South Andaman to Port Blair by Electricity Department,       Port Blair [F. No. 11-39/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the Project Proponent, the proposal involves reconstruction of the damaged 33 KVD double circuit overhead transmission  line due to Tsunami along with construction of new 33 KV Double circuit line on 66 KV tower between 20 MW IPP Bambooflat Power House to Chathan Power House. CRZ clearance was issued by the Ministry for the existing 33 KV double circuit overhead transmission line vide letter no. J-17011/14/2001-IA-III dated 22.08.2001. The tie line over sea was snapped at 4 locations and many polls/towers were earthquake/ Tsuanmi. Now, the proposal includes the rectification of damaged cable is planned for about 6.101 km by replacement of poles by providing 7 Nos. of towers in sea bed. New construction will be for 15.172 kms including erection of 4 Nos. of towers on land and 12 Nos. of four pole towers & 22 Nos. pile foundation on sea bed. The height of transmission towers will be between 20.725 m & 22.190 m and will be erected on 8 x 8 mtrs pile foundation. The cost of the project is Rs. 26.09 crores.

 

 The Corals are located about 500 m away from the proposed site and the present alignment will not damage the corals or marine flora and fauna. Mangrove trees are present 300-500 m away from the proposed alignment. No seaweed beds are witnessed along the proposed electrical transmission line alignment.

 

Andaman & Niocobar Coastal Zone Management Authority in its meeting held on 01.04.2010, has recommended the project to MOEF for the CRZ clearance. The details were discussed by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   There shall not be any damage to the mangroves while construction /erection of towers.

 

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

 

4.32          Finalization of TOR for construction of breakwater at Veli,           Thirunananthapuram, Kerala by M/s Harbour Engineering           Department, Government of Kerala (F.No.11-50/2010-IA III)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(i)       Examine and submit details of the dredging, disposal and reclamation.

 

(ii)      Examine and submit details of the breakwater.

 

(iii)     Examine and submit details of land filling.

 

(iv)     Examine the details of the shore line studies to study the erosion and accretion

 

(v)      Examine the details of the fishing activities in the area and impact of the fishing activities.

 

(vi)     Examine the details of the sand dune area and ecologically sensitive areas.

 

(vii)    Periodical monitoring of the shoreline changes shall be monitored

          and submitted.

 

(viii)   No construction work other than those permitted in Coastal

          Regulation Zone Notification shall be carried out in Coastal Regulation Zone area. Submit details of the proposed construction required for the break water.

 

(ix)     It shall be ensured that such coastal protection works does not       cause adverse impact on fish and fisheries of the area and shall      not have any disturbance to regular fishing activities. Examine and          submit details.

 

(x)      It shall ensure that the works do not affect fishing of local communities in the area and the movement of boats.

 

(xi)     It shall ensure that due to such shore protection works, the creek, estuary, river, lagoon etc. mouths are not altered.

 

(xii)    It shall ensure that due to such construction activities no sand bar is built in the fishing channels.

 

          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. 

 

5.          Recommended proposals:

 

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

 

5.1    CRZ Clearance for the reconstruction of building on plot bearing CTS No. 897, Plot No. A/2, Theosophical Society, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu Vile-Parle (West), Mumbai by M/s. Thakural Constructions [F.No. 11-11/2010-IA.III]

 

          The proposal involves reconstruction of a building on a plot area of 8449 sq.m. Net area 732.15 sq.m. The total built-up area proposed is 631.49 sq.m. It is proposed to reconstruct one residential building having stilt + upper 3 floors with 3 flats (one flat every flat). The total water requirement is 3 KLD (sewage will be disposed into MCGM sewer. Total solid waste generation will be 7 Kg/day (dry 2 kg/day and wet 5 kg/day). The power requirement is 47 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 9 ECS.

 

          As per the approved CZMP the land is in CRZ-II and is situated on the seaward side of the sanctioned DP road and on the landward side of the existing structure prior to 1991. The MCZMA stated that as per the MCGM report the existing building is constructed before 1991. The MCZMA in its meeting held on 14.01.2010 considered the project and recommended vide letter No. MCZMA 2009/ CR 16/ MCZMA, dated 11.02.2009.

 

          The proposal was considered in the 86th EAC meeting held in 25th – 26th March 2010 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          The proposal was considered in the 85th EAC meeting held in 25th – 26th February 2010 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

5.3          Reconstruction of existing school building on C.S.No.14/593 and 15/593 of Darabsha Lane, Malbar and Cumbala Hill by M/s. Pagnis and Pagnis [F.No. 11-118/2008-IA.III].

 

          The proposal involves the reconstruction of existing school building on a plot area of 2125 sqm and the area under reconstruction is 11180 sqm. It is proposed to reconstruct 2-tire basement + 18 floors building after demolishing the existing school building on the said land. The water requirement will be 149 KLD (2920 Nos). The wastewater generation will be about 132 KLD. Packaged STP of 135 KLD capacity is proposed. 95 KLD of treated wastewater will be reused. Total solid waste generation will be 1460 Kg/day and it will be handled as per rules. The total cost of the project is 118.13 crores. 

         

          As per the sanctioned Development Plan of D ward, the land falls in residential zone and partly reserved for School Building and is within 100 meters from the Heritage structure. The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee has issued a NOC for the proposed School Building.

         

          As per the report submitted by Urban Development Department and the Coastal Zone Management Plan of Mumbai approved by MoEF, the land under reference is in CRZ-II and towards the land ward side of the existing authorized structure. Hence development on the said land is permissible as per the D C Rules existed on 19.2.1991. As per Amendment dated 22.4.2003 -CRZ Notification- demolition/ Reconstruction of building under public use (worship, education, medical etc.) needs clearance from MoEF.

         

          The proposal was discussed in the 47th meeting of Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 26.9.2008, who recommended the project.

 

          The proposal was earlier discussed in the 74th meeting of EAC held on 12th - 14th March 2009 and 81st meeting held on 29th - 30th October, 2009 and in view of the proposal of high rise school building, the Committee decided to visit the site.

         

          The sub-group of the Expert Appraisal Committee visited the site on 22nd December, 2009. The report of the sub-group was put up before the Expert Appraisal Committee in the 84th EAC meeting held in 27th – 29th January 2010 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The height and coverage of the construction shall be as per Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

(vii)          The compound wall on the sea side shall be raised to a height of minimum 1.5 meter and provided with a productive screen as an additional safety measure for a sufficient height.

 

(viii)        A well designed turn around space at the end of the street shall be developed for safe turning of the vehicles. The adjoining land presently occupied by encroachers shall be developed as a playground for children and shall be made available for school when new building of the school put to use.

 

(ix)            The building with 18 floors with 2 basements for parking is proposed. Certificates from concerned State Government authorities should be obtained on the following and submitted to the Ministry.

 

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

 

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

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          The proposal was considered in the 85th EAC meeting held in 25th – 26th February 2010 2010 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

 

(i)           A mechanism shall be developed for consistency in the inlet quality of the effluent and also for identification of defaulters.

 

(ii)        Provision shall be made for the expansion of capacity to accommodate the surplus effluent.

 

(iii)      The capacity of the FETP shall sufficient to take up the treated effluent both in the context of quantity as well as quality.

 

(iv)       Measures shall be taken to accommodate/store or stop the effluent not meeting the standards

 

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

         

5.5    CRZ Clearance for redevelopment and modernization of entire Esel Outdoor location Film Studio at plot bearing CTS No. 114,115,115/1-17 Village Turbe V.N. Purav Marg, Chembur by M/s. Esel Group. [F.No. 10-41/2009-IA.III]

 

          The proposal involves redevelopment and modernization of old structures existing in Film shooting studio. The plot area of the studio is 16,064.89 sq.m. and is situated in I2 (industrial zone) as per revised sanction Development Plan of M-ward approved by the Government. Total built up area 10,138.860 sq.m.  The proposal is to demolish all the existing old structures and to reconstruct 5 numbers of additional studio buildings accommodating additional 6 studios. All the studios shall be provided with acoustic treatment and shall be Air Conditioned. There will be arrangements for post production facilities also including dubbing, Folly Studio, Stereo Track, Laying background music, premix etc. The studio floors will be attached with computerized control rooms for film shooting along with arrangements for Live Telecast. The total water requirement is 100 KLD. The power requirement will be 287 KW. The estimated cost is Rs. 25.21 crore.

 

          The proposed structures are located in CRZ- II, on landward side of existing structures MCZMA in its 50th meeting held on 22.04.09 recommended the proposal for the issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

          The proposal was put up for consideration in the 77th EAC meeting held on 25th - 26th June, 2009 and again in the 78th EAC meeting held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009, wherein the project proponent requested for postponement. On their request, the proposal was put up again for consideration by EAC in its 79th meeting held 27th -28th August, 2009 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

5.6    CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Keezhakkari Village, Ramanthapuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-118/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Kanijrangudi, Ramanthapuram District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 0.9413 acres. The fresh water requirement will be – 26.25 KLD and 18.4 KLD Sea water will be used for fish washing and market cleaning. The wastewater generation will be 40.45 KLD will be treated in a STP of 40 KLD capacity. Total solid waste generation will be – 1.5 Ton /day which will be converted in to compost using bio- mechanical composting. And will be used for gardening. RCC wharf is proposed  along the beach front for a length of 144.75 mts and RCC approach & landing jetty have been planned for a total length of 133.25 mts. The project cost is Rs. 7.0336 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details were placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and recommend the proposal to MoEF. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

5.7    CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Nagore village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu by Ms/. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-119/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Nagore village, Nagapattinam District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 8.40 acres.

The fresh water requirement will be – 22.5 KLD and 11.2 KLD Sea water will be used for fish washing and market cleaning. The wastewater generation will be 34.0 KLD will be treated in a STP of 34.00 KLD capacity. Total solid waste generation will be – 1.5 Ton/day which will be converted in to compost using bio- mechanical composting and will be used for gardening. As the wharf is proposed, capital dredging to an extent of 129054.20 cum is estimated and it is proposed to dump the dredged materials or utilized leveling during the construction of wharf walls. The project cost is Rs. 5.32 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

5.8    CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Center and other infrastructure facilities at Threspuram village of Thoothukkudi District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-120/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Center and other infrastructure facilities at Threspuram village of Thoothukkudi District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 10 acres. The fresh water requirement will be - 14 KLD and 38.5 KLD Sea water will be used for fish washing and market cleaning. The wastewater generation will be 50.1 KLD will be treated in a STP of 50 KLD capacity.

 The project cost is Rs. 4.76 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

5.9    CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Annamalaicherry village Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries, [F.No.11-121/2009-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Annamalaicherry village Tiruvallur  District. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The total project area is 1.71 Ha. It is indicated that the quantity of effluent generation and sewage from the project shall be 11.00 KLD and 8.96 KLD respectively. The activity includes dredging of existing 1 km long, 20 m wide channel for approach and dredging of existing 450 mts long, 30 mts wide channel for boat parking to the required depth. As the wharf is proposed capital dredging to an extent of 43963.80 cum is estimated. The dredged materials will be dumped behind the wharf walls and within the site area. The project cost is Rs. 4.72 crores.

 

          The site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone – I (ii) – inter tidal zone and Coastal Regulation Zone – III, as per the HTL demarcation map furnished by the Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University.

 

          The above details have been placed before the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009 and the Authority has resolved to recommend the proposal to Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

5.10  CRZ Clearance for construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities at Periathalai Village, Sattankulam Taluk, Thoothukkudi District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. The Commissioner of Fisheries [F.No.11-124/2009-IA.III].

 

            The proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Centre and other infrastructure facilities. The infrastructure facilities envisaged and other activities proposed are as Berths, Slipway, Auction Hall & Market, Weighting plate form, Buyers Waiting Hall, Administrative Office, Cafeteria, Locker room, Utility/Electrical Room, Net mending shed, Fish drying platform, security room, chill room facility, Women self help group building, chill room, parking area, under ground sump, solid waste collection area, diesel storage area, sanitary/toilet facility, sewage treatment facility, approach and internal roads, water supply, Electrical supply and lighting, compound wall. The fresh water requirement will be – 13.5 KLD and 13.2 KLD Sea water will be used. The wastewater generation will be 24.5 KLD will be treated in a STP of 25 KLD capacity. Total solid waste generation will be –1.5 Ton/day which will be converted in to compost using bio- mechanical composting and will be used for gardening.

 

            The above project was recommended in the 54th Meeting of Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority (TNCZMA), held on 28.10.2009. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

          The proposal was considered in the 85th Meeting held on 25th – 26th February 2010 wherein the Committee asked some information. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance

 

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88th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 28th - 29th June, 2010 at Fazal Chambers, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

 

1.                 Shri Shri Naresh Dayal, IAS(Rtd)               Chairman

2.                 Dr. M.L.Sharma, IFS(Retd)                      Vice Chairman

3.                 Shri Kathirvel Dharmalingam                    Member

4.                 Dr. Apurba Gupta                                    Member

5.                 Dr. H.S.Ramesh                                              Member

6.                 Dr. Y.Basavaraju                                               Member                           

7.                 Shri G Bala Subramanyam               Member

8.                 Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                  Member

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

10.            Shri R.K.Singh (Rep. of NDMA)           Member

11.            Dr. R.S.Mahawar (Rep. of CPCB)           Member

12.            Shri Bharat Bhushan                               Member Secretary

 

Special invitees for Noida Park project

 

13.     Shri Uma Kant AIG (FC)

14.     Mrs. Prakriti Srivastava JD (Wildlife)

                  

Supporting Staff           

 

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

 

Project Authorities:

 

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

Representatives from M/s. Kapstone Construction Pvt. Ltd.

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

Representatives from M/s. Dept. of Fisheries

Representatives from M/s. Mormugao Port Trust

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. Chennai Port Trust.

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. Master shipyard Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Konkan Barge Builders Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Gujarat State Road Corporation Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Patnitop Development Authority

Representatives from M/s. Kandla Port Trust

Representatives from M/s. State Ind. Promotion Corp. of Tamil Nadu

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

Representatives from M/s. Director, IISER, Thiruvananthapuram

Representatives from M/s. New Okhla Ind. Development Authority

Representatives from M/s. State Ind. Development Corp. Pvt. Ltd. J&K

Representatives from M/s. Electricity Department, Port Blair

Representatives from M/s. Harbour Engg. Department, Govt. of Kerala

 

 

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