Minutes

 

The Minutes of the 103rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building/ Construction Projects/ Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 13th –15th July, 2011 at Fazal Chamber, Scope Complex, New Delhi.

 

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

 The Chairman welcomed the members to the 103rd meeting of the EAC. Member Secretary informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 102nd meeting held on 23rd –24th June, 2011 in New Delhi and also about the Office Memorandums issued by the Ministry in connection with i) Accreditation of EIA Consultants with the Quality Council of India / National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (QCI/NABET) ii) Appraisal of expansion projects under the EIA Notification, 2006 iii)Consideration of proposals regarding Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts, Maharashtra and iv) Consideration of projects for environmental clearance based on Comprehensive Environmental Pollution Index (CEPI) – Lifting of Moratorium in respect of industrial clusters / areas of (i) Singrauli (Madhya Pradesh Part and Uttar Pradesh Part), (ii) Ib Valley, Jharsuguda (Orissa).

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 102nd Meeting of the EAC held on 23rd –24th June, 2011 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 102nd meeting held on 23rd –24th June, 2011 at New Delhi were confirmed.

 

3.                Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1          Environment and CRZ Clearance for development of LNG Terminal at Mundra Port, Kutchch, Gujarat by M/s. GSPC LNG Ltd. (F.No.10-2/2009-IA.III)

                  

Representatives from M/s GSPC LNG Ltd. attended the meeting. Member Secretary informed that M/s Mundra Port and SEZ Ltd. vide letter dated 16.06.2011 has informed the following:

 

“Our NOC to transfer the Environment Clearance to GSPC LNG Ltd.           was concomitant to our LOI to GSPC for development of LNG terminal           under sub concession. This LOI was made with a validity of ninety           days and required GSPC to enter into binding arrangements for Sub-          concession, Port User etc. in that period”.

 

In the light of the same and in the interest of the project, we would           like to bring to your kind notice that the LOI now stands cancelled,           since it has crossed its ninety days validity period within which we           have not entered into any formal agreement, so also the NOC granted           to GSPC LNG Ltd. to be considered null & void. (Copy enclosed)

 

In order to take it further, we would like to independently go ahead           with the project in the name of M/s Mundra LNG Ltd. (NOC copy           enclosed) which was granted in the name of M/s Mundra Port &           Special Economic Zone Limited.”

 

In view of the above communication, the committee asked the representatives of GSPC LNG to sort out the issues with MPSEZ Ltd. and deferred the proposal.

 

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

 

Member Secretary informed that the Project was earlier examined by the EAC in its various previous meetings and the project was finally recommended for the CRZ Clearance in the EAC meeting held on 11th –12th May, 2011 subject to several conditions. The MMRDA vide letter dated 8th June, 2011 has subsequently informed that compliance to two of the conditions is not feasible/ viable and hence requested for their amendment. These two conditions are:

 

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

 

(ii)              There shall be no maintenance / repair or washing activity at all in the CRZ area”.

 

          The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee. During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The Committee noted that the proponent has earlier submitted before the Committee as well as to the Ministry that within CRZ area, the car deck will be constructed with gaps/ open spaces for proper sunlight and ventilation for the development of mangroves. They also informed that the facility will be only for night halting of the trains and there will be no washing / repair activities in the CRZ area. The present proposal is totally against their earlier submissions and the same was not justified by the proponent. Instead it is denied that they ever proposed or the Committee agreed to washing/ repair activities in CRZ area. The committee recommended the proposal earlier only on the basis of their presentations/ commitments viz no washing /repair activities in the CRZ area.

 

ii)          The committee observed that the claim of carrying out the  washing /repair/maintenance in CRZ – II area is practically also not possible to implement  since the area available  within CRZ- II is very narrow.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee did not agree to recommend the requested amendment in the conditions.

 

4.    Consideration of New Proposals:

 

4.1           Finalisation of TOR for the development of Port at Perunthottam Village, Sirkali Taluk, Nagapattinam District, Tamilnadu. M/s. by Sirkazhi Port Private Limited (F.No. 11-37/2011-IA.III).

 

The Committee deferred the project, as requested by project proponent vide their letter dated 11.07.2011.

 

4.2           Finalisation of TOR for enhancing the re-gasification capacity from 2.5 to 5 MMTPA at Puthuvypeen Island, Kochi, Kerala by M/s Petronet LNG [F.No.J-16011/26/2001-IA-III].

 

As presented by the proponent, the Clearance was issued vide No. J-16011/26/2001- IA-III dated 2nd June, 2003 and dated 13.03.2006 for a dedicated LNG Jetty, Two full containment LNG storage tanks of 155,000 cum net capacity each, ships of 1, 65,000 cum capacity and Re-gasification system of 2.5 MMTPA capacity. An amendment was issued on 16.11.2010 for dredging. The LNG Terminal project at Kochi is under construction for LNG re-gasification capacity equivalent to 2.5 MMTPA, associated LNG storage capacity & utilities. The Terminal is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of year 2012. PLL has adopted a modular approach for the re-gasification facilities where provision has been kept to install equipments at later stage to increase the re-gasification capacity to 5 MMTPA. Due to change in market scenario, PLL has now decided to install the equipments for 5 MMTPA re-gasification capacities along with the present construction; it shall optimize the construction schedule. Also these equipments (already identified in the drawings/documents submitted to MOEF, plant layout) involve only a small number of pumps & vaporizers. There is no change envisaged in the marine facilities, storage tanks and the utilities including captive power plant. The Quantitative Risk Analysis for the above facilities (i.e. for 5 MMTPA terminal capacities) has already been conducted. It may be mentioned that there is no change envisaged in the environment impact associated with the addition of above equipments, as all facilities like unloading arms, LNG storage tanks, power requirement, utilities etc as enumerated in the Environmental Clearance of Ministry will remain unchanged.

 

The project was examined earlier by EAC its meeting held on 3rd-4th March, 2011 and finalized additional TOR including Public Hearing. The public hearing was conducted in the year 1999. The proponent informed that and during the public hearing for the proposed project, it was clearly mentioned that the terminal will be augmented to 5.0 MMTPA capacity at a later date. The EIA submitted earlier by PLL intended (As per section 1,1.1 & 2.1 of the 2.1 of the EIA ) the ultimate capacity of the terminal to be 5.0 MMTPA and requested for waiving of the Public Hearing.

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The Committee noted that the Public Hearing was conducted in 1999 under EIA Notification 1994 prior to EIA Notification 2006. As per the OM dated 24.08.2009, since the Public Hearing was not conduced under EIA, 2006, the waiver can not be considered.

 

(ii)              The original application was for 2.5 MTPA capacities and the clearance was also issued for 2.5, hence, the present proposal will be considered as an expansion.

 

(iii)            The Committee took note of the proponent’s statement that the proposed expansion of the facility to 5 MMTPA does not induct additional impact to the environment other than those already enumerated in the environmental clearance of MOEF for 2.5MMTPA. However, the committee would still require a revised EIA report, EMP, risk studies etc for the full scale development of planned LNG facilities all at one go, for completeness of the current exercise instead of treating the earlier environmental clearance as a blanket approval for any amount of additional quantity involving higher risk in terms of more number of shipments, handling equipments, re-gasification, transportation etc.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommend not to waive the Public Hearing and submit additional information on the above lines for further consideration.

 

4.3           Environmental Clearance for proposed Port facility at Diamond Harbour (FPDH) at Kolkata by M/s. Kolkata Port Trust. (F.No. 10-31/2007-IA.III).

 

The proposed port facility at Diamond Harbour, is located at 75 km downstream of Kolkata on the Eastern Bank of River Hooghly and on National Highway no 117. The proposed port will be connected with the network of India Railway as well as integrated with Inland Waterways Transport (IWT) system leading to Kolkata Dock System (KDS) as well as to Haldia Dock Complex (HDC). Earlier it was proposed that 47.69 ha of land will be required for construction of three ship jetties and two barge jetties and relocation of Fish Harbour Jetty of GoWB for handling bulk as well as break bulk cargo/container. Thereafter as per suggestion of MoEF in their Additional TOR & by High power Committee constituted by the Hon’ble Minister of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, the plan was redesigned for cleaner & greener and dedicated fast track container terminal port to meet future requirements. Therefore it was planned for construction of three ship jetties & one barge jetty at location I and one more ship jetty and further two barge jetties at location II. But the developmental plan for the proposed port had to be withheld for some time due to delay on the part of Ministry of Defence, for transfer of land to Kolkata Port Trust which was finally completed on 15.11.2010.  Thereafter during public hearing held on 21st December 2010, it was further decided that no private land will be acquired for this port facility; and hence decided to utilize 31.81 Ha land, exclusively Government land, for this proposed port with 900 m. quay length in the first phase.

 

Presently, it has been planned to construct three numbers of container berths each of 300 m long and 35.50 m wide. At proposed Diamond Harbour port required berth length commensurate with the design ship size is 250 m.  However, considering the effect of tide and current, berth length of 300 m has been proposed, with effective of working length of 200 m. As per the cargo evacuation requirement dispersal through barge will be more preferable to the other modes due to limitation of the railway & road network capacity. Handling of barges has been considered from the total quay of 900 m availing the empty space as available.

 

Cargo will be handled by Rail mounted Quay crane, Rubber Tyre Gantry Cranes & with other modern container handling equipments. Bank protection work has been proposed for a length of 1000m including the jetty section, with concrete blocks and geo-textile filter. There is no specific requirement of dredging for this project. The proposed port facility will not come under CRZ area. Diamond Harbour Municipality will manage solid waste generated from port complex. Diamond Harbour Municipality will provide required potable water for port complex. There will be no question of acquiring private land for development of port facility at this stage. Project will handle around 14.0 million metric TPA of cargo (in 1 million TEU containers). Expected cost of project is Rs.11,752 million.

 

The proposal was examined by the Expert Appraisal Committee in its meeting held on May, 2007 and finalised ToR which was conveyed on 31-5.2007. Public Hearing was done on 21st December 2010. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During discussion following points emerged:

 

i)      Submit the details of capital and maintenance dredging, quality, method of disposal.

 

ii)           Submit details of Marine Traffic analysis including vessel sizes vis- a -vis the proposed depth at the location.

 

iii)        Submit Master plan showing the development in phases including land use and implementation programme

 

iv)          Linkage to existing port facility may be highlighted.

 

v)            Submit details of cargo volumes phase-wise and cargo-wise impact due to handling, storage, transportation, evacuation etc and the proposed mitigation measures (terrestrial EIA study).

 

vi)          Submit details of the arrangements including capacity of the Diamond Harbour Municipality for water supply to the port and the management of the solid and other waste generated from the port.

 

vii)       Submit details of connectivity to the site through rail/road network.

 

viii)     Study the likely impact on Marine Environment (MEIA) and submit EMP with budgetary provisions  and Study the impact due to shifting the existing Fisheries Harbour

 

ix)         Submit details of total number of people engaging in fishing /other fisheries related activities in the study area.

 

x)           Submit details of the Emergency preparedness for the Tsunami

 

xi)         Submit details of the tree cutting with species types, girth size etc. along with the compensatory tree plantations.

 

xii)      Facility for handling Containers carrying hazardous cargo.

 

xiii)    Submit the details of provision for Buffer zone/ Green belt.

 

xiv)     Submit the details of Present noise level and likely incremental level along with mitigation measures

 

xv)        Pile foundation will cause scouring of river bed level resulting
caving in of river bank. Submit the precautionary methods proposed

 

xvi)     Submit the details of disposal of the quality (including their toxic metals namely Arsenic, Chromium (VI), & Mercury) of the boring muck.

 

xvii)   It is observed that the proposed width of the jetty may not be not adequate enough to accommodate the quay crane, hatch cover etc and this may be examined again.

 

xviii)      Grain size analysis of dredged material is necessary to determine the suitability of the soil for filling.

 

xix)          As the movements of containers are through barges the number and sizes of barges are to be discussed and its impact on fishing if any has to be studied.

 

xx)             Associated impacts on fishing activities arising out of handling of barge-based cargo shall be studied together with the proposed mitigation measures.

 

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

         

4.4           CRZ clearance for reconstruction of Madre-De-Deus Church, Vettucaud Thiruvananthapuram  by M/s. Parish Pariest, Madre-De-Deus Church, Vettucaud Ltd. (F.No. 11-118/2010 – IA.III).

 

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

 

4.5           CRZ clearance for Improvement and conservation of cultural/ Archaeological assets-Ganjam fort. Ganjam (Polagarda) by State Archeology, Deptt. of Culture, Orissa (F.No. 11-32/2011-IA.III).

 

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

 

4.6           CRZ clearance for improvement and conservation of cultural/ Archaeological assets-of Bhabakundaleswar Temple Manik Patna in Puri District, Orissa by State Archeology, Deptt. of Culture. Orissa (F.No. 11-33/2011-IA.III).

 

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

 

4.7           CRZ clearance for construction of seawater Intake and outfall pipeline facilities, coal corridor, bridge over Buckingham Canal, Power evacuation Corridor and approach road from Painapuram, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s NCC Power Projects Ltd [F.No. 11-44/2011-IA-III].

 

As presented by the Proponent, the proposal involves construction of seawater Intake and outfall pipeline facilities, coal corridor, bridge over Buckingham Canal, Power evacuation Corridor and approach road from Painapuram, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh. NCC Power Projects Ltd is setting up a 2 x 660 MW supercritical thermal power project near Krishnapatnam in the villages of Eduru, Pynampuram, Sivaramapuram and Anantapuram villages in Muthukur and T.P. Gudur mandals of SPSR Nellore District. Initially the projects were proposed to be developed on 100% imported coal and later the same was changed to use 70:30 blended coals (Domestic & Imported). Public hearing for the project was conducted on 6/1/2010.

 

The Company has also obtained NOC from Environment Forests Science & Technology Department (EFST&D) Govt. of AP for Construction of seawater Intake and Outfall pipeline facilities, coal Corridor, bridge over Buckingham Canal, Power Evacuation Corridor and approach road to the Plant site from Painapuram and Sivaramapuram villages through CRZ and bridge over Buckingham Canal for the proposed coal based Thermal Power Project.

 

The total area of the plant site is 1015 acres (865 Acres for the Main Plant & 150 Acres for the Coal- corridor, Sea Water piping, approach road & township). The distance of seaward boundary from the project site is 550 m, Buckingham Canal flows at a distance of 100 m to the west of the project boundary and traverses in North-South direction and the Barren land on the north of the project. The general elevation of the main plant area varies between 2.0 m to 6.0 m above MSL and it is a  more or less a flat plain and sandy terrain. The entire Power Plant facility is located outside the CRZ area. The Land Fall Point (LFP) is located is located at Latitude 140  21’ 45.69” N and Longitude 800 10’ 09.55” E  which is in  the north eastern part of the coastal front.

 

The requirement of sea water for cooling and processing purposes is 3,08,880 Cum per day (12,870 cum/hour).  The seawater intake well is located at a distance of 2,000 m from the shoreline at (-) 7.6 m depth of water. The water will be transported through submarine pipeline of 2000 mm diameter. The coordinates of the intake system is 140 21’ 45.93” N Latitude, 800 11’ 18.53” E Longitude. The quantum of warm water released into the sea is indicated as 2,33,760 cum per day (9,740 cum/ hour). The outfall diffuser will be located at a distance of 1000 m from the Shoreline at 6.0 m depth and conveyed through 1800 mm diameter submarine pipeline provided with multiple port (10X500 mm dia) diffuser arrangement system to facilitate dissipation of temperature. The coordinates of the outfall system is 140 21’ 45.82” N Latitude, 800 10’45.93” E Longitude. Desalination plant will be set up to meet sweet water requirement. The estimated quantum of discharge from the Desalination plant into the sea is 24,000 cum per day (1,000 cum/hour).

 

The coal conveyance corridor crosses the Nelatur creek and enters into the plant site at the SE with Latitude 140 19’ 35.31” N, Longitude 800 8’4.82” E. An approach road to the plant site is proposed from Painapuram Village at Latitude 140 20’ 21.67” N, Longitude 800 8’5.42” E. The pipelines are laid through the dedicated corridor earmarked for this purpose and the Land Fall Point is planned in such a way to avoid disturbance to the sand humps. Sea Water requirement for the project is 11,370 Cubic Meter per hour. The operational constructions for Thermal power plants which includes Construction of seawater Intake and Outfall pipeline facilities, Coal Conveyor Corridor, Bridge over Buckingham Canal, Approach road to the Plant site and Power Evacuation Corridor Total project cost is Rs 7046.9 Cr. 

 

The Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University, Chennai has carried out the demarcation of LTL, HTL and CRZ.  The area earmarked for the proposed power project does not fall or contain any environmentally sensitive and important ecosystem in its vicinity. The pipelines are laid through the dedicated corridor earmarked for this purpose through CRZ area and the Land Fall Point is planned in such a way to avoid disturbance to the sand humps. The terrain is plain and sandy in nature. The entire Power Plant facility is located outside the CRZ area. The area of intake and outfall of corridor within CRZ is 16.65 acres.  The coverage of CRZ area for approach road is 5.08 acres. The length of coal corridor in CRZ is 44.76 acres.  The development area does not fall or contain in its vicinity, any environmentally sensitive and important ecosystem. Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has accorded environmental clearance to the proposed power project.

 

          The Andhra Pradesh Coastal zone Management Authority has recommended the project vide letter dated 636/CZMA/2011 dated 04.06.2011.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   A revised map showing the coordinates of HTL, 200m line, 500m boundary at discrete intervals 25m/50m etc as appropriate shall be submitted to the Ministry prior to commencement of the work, in place of mere lines shown in the map prepared by authorized agency so as to enable verification of installations and compliance thereof on the ground later when the work is in progress.

 

ii)                 Periodic monitoring of water quality in terms of temperature, chlorine content if applicable, salinity etc at the outfall location shall be carried out. If the impact of temperature and salinity is found significant in future, necessary remediation measures shall be taken by extending the outfall as well as the intake lines and/or providing augmentation in inland cooling facilities

 

iii)              The proposed village road shall be extended up to seashore in order to provide access to the public to the seafront.

 

iv)                Recreational park/ Amusement park, approach road etc for public use shall be developed in consultation with user community.

 

v)                  Installation of trash bar/screen shall be put in place at the intake well to avoid fish entrapment.

 

vi)                The intake and outfall shall be buried pipelines and no open channel/cutting is permissible in CRZ areas.

 

vii)             The outfall pipe shall be extended further by at least by 200m into the sea and also it shall be ensured that the intake is properly located to avoid any re-circulation.

 

viii)           The proponent shall commit himself to be one of the partners/ proponents (who have undertaken/will be undertaking similar power projects in the close proximity of site) as and when instructed by the MOEF/State government authorities in preparing an comprehensive EIA report comprising both terrestrial/ marine EIA components for the region and share the cost of the study and proposed mitigation measures for the coastal stretch as decided by the authorities in the interest of protecting the environment in its entirety.

 

ix)               Best possible dredging technology shall be adopted to minimize coastal impact Zero discharge from ash pond shall be ensured as proposed.

 

x)                 All the conditions laid by the State level Committee shall be strictly adhered to.

 

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

 

4.8           Environmental Clearance for Common Hazardous Waste Incinerator Facility at 342 B, 2nd phase, Harohalli Industrial Area, Kanakpura Talik, Ramanagara  District, Karnataka by M/s. E Nano Incintech [F.No. 10-88/2010-IA. III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is to set up a chemical waste incinerator (Thermal Oxidation) facility for handling the non-easily biodegradable/toxic/incinerable/combustible hazardous wastes. The unit will be set up on an area measuring 4043.00 SQM of industrial land and it is an industrially notified area where in all civic amenities and infrastructure facilities required for industrial developments are available. The Incinerator installed at site shall have a capacity of 500 kg/hr and is designed to incinerate 1200 MT/A of hazardous incinerable waste. The prime objective is for the management of chemical incinerable wastes is to concentrate, convert and separate pollutants from its media, eliminate/ reduce the impact on the environment by incineration.

 

The wastes shall be collected in secured manner and transported in approved vehicles without causing adverse effect on the environment and incinerate the same in an incinerator with sound technology and proper control equipments. The total quantity of hazardous waste proposed to be incinerated is about 1200 MT/A which includes Used/spent oil (which cannot be recycled) (category 5.1), Waste/residue containing oil (category 5.2), Contaminated aromatic, aliphatic waste/ residue containing napthenic solvents not fit for originally intended use (category 20.1), Spent solvents (category 20.2), Distillation residues (category 20.3), Wastes & residues from production or industrial use of paints, pigments, lacquers, varnishes, plasticizer and inks (category 21.1), Residues and wastes from drug/pharmaceutical industries (category 28.1), Spent catalyst/spent carbons, off specification products (category 28.2 & 28.3), Date-expired, discarded and off-specification drugs/medicines (category 28.4 ), Spent mother liquor (category 28.5), Spent organic solvents (category 28.6), Wastes/ residues containing pesticides  (category 29.1), Date expired and off specification pesticides (category 29.3), Distillation residues from contaminated organic solvents (category 36.4). The total cost of the project is Rs. 2.70 crores.

 

The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th – 20th January, 2011 and finalised ToR. The Committee recommend to exempt the Public Hearing as per clause 7 (c) of the EIA Notification, since it is proposed within the notified industrial area. The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The EIA report has not addressed the transportation of Hazardous Wastes and its impacts.

 

(ii)              There are two lakes at a distance of about 1. 5 km from the site, the details of impact on these lakes and proposed mitigative measures shall be submitted.

 

(iii)            The committee also pointed out that the EIA report prepared by the consultant is having serious defects which neither the Project proponent nor EIA consultant could clarify during the meeting. The committee viewed seriously the poor quality of the EIA report and recommended that the EIA report shall be submitted afresh.

 

(a)               Page No 15 – Point No 5 – Details of odour control – PP reported that as a part of EMP for noise control buffer zone is created by planting trees along the internal periphery of the project.

 

(b)              Page No 15 – Point no 6 – Examine and submit the provisions of having GPS for tracking the movement of HW transport vehicles – Not submitted the details.

 

(c)               The proposal pertains to establishing HW incinerator. But, at para no 4.4.1, it is proposed to use waste such as trash, paper, cardboard, garbage consisting of animal and vegetable waste from restaurants, hotels, hospitals, animal ponds etc. It is totally wrong to use this type of waste in HW incineration.

 

(d)              Table 4.2 – The EIA consultant elaborately discussed the calorific value of paper, cardboard, saw dust, biological waste, coated milk cartoons, rubber, egg yolk, egg white, leather, street sweepings, Hospital waste etc. The EIA consultant failed to clarify the relevance of this data in an EIA report of HW incineration facility. It is a clear case of giving data by “CUT & COPY”.

 

(e)               Page 38 – It was reported in the EIA report “The general / industrial waste will be stocked on a perforated base to enable its water contents to partially seeped out. This water will be outsourced through CETP”. – But, the EIA consultant could not able to give the details.

 

(f)                 Title of the chapter no is “Environmental Impact Assessment”. – PP and EIA consultant could not clarify on this chapter and its contents.

 

(g)               Page 77: Baseline data such as Inversion Height, Cloud Cover, etc – Source of secondary data not furnished.

 

(h)              Table 7.3 discusses the SPM values for all the five AAQM stations. Again Table 7.10 discusses SPM, PM10 & PM 2.5.

 

(i)                 Table 7.4 – At all the locations the minimum value of SO2 is reported as 0.1 micrograms/m3. The method followed which detects such low concentration in the ambient air, the consultant could not clarify.

 

(j)                 Table 7.21 – The distribution of population in the study area is not correct. For instance, the total population in the study area is reported as only 135.

 

(k)              The information submitted in project cost on page no 26 in Table no 9.1 are not matching. For instance, the provision for DG set is shown as Rs10.00 lakhs in page no 26 and where as the provision for the same is shown as Rs5.00 lakhs in Table No 9.1. Similarly the provision for HW transport vehicle was shown as Rs 25 lakhs in page no 26 and again for the same the provision in the EMP was shown as Rs 2.00 lakhs only. It clearly indicates that the project costing and EMP costing was not done properly.

 

(l)                 Table  9.7 – Post project monitoring parameters are not as per the Incinerator emission standards notified under EP Act.

 

(m)            Chapter 10 – RA & DMP – There is no clarity of this chapter.

 

(n)              The wastes categories namely 5.1 i.e. used/spent oil and category 21.1 i.e. Paint and ink sludge/residues are covered in Schedule IV meant for recyclable wastes as per the HW (Management, handling & Trans-boundary Movement) Rules 2008. The estimated quantity of the waste coming for incineration is therefore not correct.

 

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

 

4.9          Environmental Clearance for Common Effluent Treatment Plant at GIDC Industrial Estate, Ankleshwar, Distt Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s. Ankleshwar Cleaner Process Technology Center Ltd. (F.No. 10-96/2010-IA.III).

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for establishing a common effluent treatment plant at GIDC Industrial Estate, Ankleshwer, district Bharuch, Gujarat for industries of Ankleshwar and Panoli area generating ammonical nitrogen containing effluent.  Ankleshwar and Panoli estates are having Final Effluent Treatment Plant (FETP). The treated effluent of FETP is discharged into deep sea. The ammonical nitrogen limit of inlet standard is 50 mg/lit. It has been proposed that industries having difficulty to achieve the above norm will send their effluent by tankers to this proposed facility. Here ammonical nitrogen recovery facilities will be created. The recovery will be in the form of ammonium sulphate and other salts. After recovering ammonical nitrogen, the remaining effluent will be treated for meet CETP out let norms.

 

The project is of 3 MLD capacity. The industries will segregate their effluent and typically only this effluent will be sent here. The industries will apply for amendment in their consent and total discharge quantity will remain same. The hydraulic load to FETP will remain unchanged. The technologies applied will be ammonia stripping in alkaline media, anti solvent crystallisation, cracking of ammonium carbonate, bio chemical conversion, hypo chloride oxidation etc. The facility will have full fledged conventional treatment plant having primary, secondary and tertiary treatment facilities.  The utilities include boilers, cooling tower, DG sets, chilling plant etc. The land is allotted by GIDC specifically to develop CETP. The land area is 63004 sq. meter.

 

The project was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 14th -15th February, 2011 and finalised ToR. The Committee decided to exempt Public Hearing as per 7 (c) since it is proposed within the notified industrial area. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Submit the details of the treatment using bio-Topaz during the rainy days along with the filed kinetics.

 

(ii)              The liability for associated risk of the product – Bio- Topaz, fully rest with the developer and also the product certification from the accredited agency shall be provided prior to the commencement.

 

(iii)            Submit the details of the transportation of hazardous materials as per the Motor Vehicle Act, 1989

 

(iv)             Submit details of treatment to be given by the member industries especially for removal of ammonical nitrogen and the mechanism of ensuring of the compliance to the limit of ammonical nitrogen in inlet to the CETP.

 

          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.

 

4.10 Finalisation of ToR for development of a landfill site at Village Noah, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan by M/s Rajasthan Urban Development Project [F.No. 10-39/2011-IA-III].

 

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

 

4.11      Finalisation of ToR for the development of Municipal Solid Waste Processing & Disposal Facility at Shishambada, Vikasnagar, Dehradun by M/s. Nagar Nigam, Dehradun [F.No. 10-62/2011-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of Municipal Solid Waste Processing & Disposal Facility at Shishambada, Vikasnagar, Dehradun. Dehradun being one among the JNNURM cites, CPCB had carried out a study through NEERI which revealed that Dehradun city generates 131 tonnes of waste per day. Out of which 51.4% waste is compostable, 19.6% is recyclable in nature and rest inert materials. According to the records maintained by Dehradun Nagar Nigam (DNN), it is observed that they transport on an average 155 MT waste per day. The DNN, transport only 60% of the waste regularly and rest of the backlog is cleared through special drive carried out from time to time. This amounts to waste generation rate of about 210 MT/Day.

 

It is proposed to set up a CMSWMF in a total area of 8.323 hectares or 83230 square meter to process 150 MT/day capacity of compost plant and 50 MT/day capacity of Sanitary landfill in Shishambada, Vikas Nagar, Dehradun. The project site is located within 10 km from boundary of the notified Doon Valley Eco Sensitive Areas. The site is located at an aerial distance of 4.46 km from the western most boundaries of Doon Valley eco sensitive areas notified by MoEF on dated 1st February 1989. Hence, General Condition applies on the proposed project making it a “Category A”. The proposed site is located at distance of approximately 24 from Dehradun. The project site is presently a barren land. An area of 79,780 sq meter of Village Brahamanwala was examined for setting the CMSWF but rejected later because the site at Village Brahamanwala site was earmarked for establishing a sewage treatment plant. The project area falls in seismic zone IV and is moderately hazardous zone for earthquake. Pre-investigation for the water table of the project area has been carried out. The water table in the project area is 65 to 70 meter below ground level. MSW collected will be stored in temporary storage area. Storage of compost materials and other materials is also proposed at the site. The approximate power requirement for the compost plant is (pre-processing composting, curing, and storing) is 150 KVA. The consent for power requirement will be obtained from the Uttarakhand Electricity Board. Additionally,   DG Set of 50 KVA capacities is also proposed. Total water demand is estimated to be 160.0695 KLD. Treated effluents from landfill, ETP and compost plant will be released after monitoring of quality of treated leachate into the public sewer/water body as per standards laid in MSW Rules 2000. The total cost of the project is Rs. 23.50 crores.

 

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

 

(i)                The Committee noted that the Project life is planned only for 15 years, Examine and submit the Long term plan The project should be designed based on the population projections as per Master Plan.

 

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

 

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

 

(iv)             Submit a copy of the land use certificate from the competent authority.

 

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

 

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

 

(vii)          Submit the criteria for assessing waste generation.

 

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

 

(ix)            Examine and submit details of storm water/ leachate collection from the composted area.

 

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

 

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

 

(xii)         Several water channels are running close to the site. Examine and submit details of impact on water bodies/rivers/ ponds and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xix)       Submit the details of green belt and buffer between the proposed university and the site. Submit the details of the road network likely impacts due to transportation. Submit the details of the MSW Rules compliance.

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.12      Finalisation of ToR for 4-Lane with paved shoulder of the section Km 316/10 to Km 423 of NH-12 (Bhopal to Bioara), State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited. [F.No. 10-45/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves 4- laning with paved shoulder of the section Km 316/10 to Km 423 of NH-12 (Bhopal to Bioara), State of Madhya Pradesh. The road starts at km.  316/10, Bhopal Airport Junction and ends at Km. 423/4, Indore-Piaora Junction.  The total length of the road is 106.40 Km and designed length is 105.6 Kms.   The proposed carriageway width is 7.0 mts.  It passes through mainly plain terrain except some stretch from Km.  379 to 386 with the total length of  7.0  km in rolling terrain.  Land use pattern along with the road are agricultural, forests, built up in 24 villages/ towns. Existing ROW is 30 m to 45m.   Service road will be provided for a length of 13.5 km.  Seven numbers of vehicular under-pass and 40 no of bus laybye, three nos. of trucks lay-bye are proposed.  There is one major bridge, 11 minor bridges and 79 culverts. Out of which, one minor bridge and 29 culverts will be reconstructed.  Total area to be acquired is 299.40 ha. About 3020 trees are proposed to be cut for the project. The project road passes through Wild life Sanctuary (Narsinghgarh) namely ‘Chidikho” from Km 378 to Km 391, Application for wild life clearance has been submitted to DFO, Rajgarh on 10.6.2011.  Total cost of the project is 7.35 crores.

 

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

           

(i)           Explore alternate route for passing the Sanctuary, avoid additional land from Sanctuary.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(viii)  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.

 

(ix)      If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

(x)         The projects passes through  Wild life Sanctuary (Narsinghgarh) namely ‘Chidikho” from Km 378 to Km 391, a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xv)     Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxiv)    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.

 

(xxv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxviii)     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.

 

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

 

(xxx)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxxvi)      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.

 

(xxxvii)   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.

 

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

 

(xxxix)     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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.13      Environmental Clearance for rehabilitation, up-gradation and strengthening of SH-87 (Runnisaidpur-Bhiswa) in the State of Bihar M/s. Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. (F.No. 10-45/2010-IA.III).

                  

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgradation of the State Highway-87 in Sitamarhi district of Bihar state. It starts from Runnisaidpur at its junction with NH-77 and terminates at Bhiswa. The total existing length of the sub-project road is 64.75 Km. Design Length is 67.787 Km. Community settlements along the project road are: Mahasoul, Salempur, Koyli, Nurpur, Behera, Pupri, Narayanpur, Basudebpur, Rasulpur, Koyri, Bhakri, Birak, Sursand, Barahi, Sisotia, Parihar, Bhiswa. The existing Right of Way (RoW) along the whole stretch varies between 15 m - 18 m with exception near the existing bridge approaches, where it exceeds to approximately 25 m. The average width of the carriageway throughout the stretch varies between 3.00 and 5.50 m with about 1 m wide unpaved shoulders on either side. The horizontal alignment of the existing road has several sub-standard and sharp curves including reverse S-curves. The vertical alignment of the road is at a flat grade with the height of embankment generally varying from 0.50 m to 3.00 m, except for the approaches to major bridges. 

 

Key up-gradation components involve widening of exiting single lane/intermediate lane road into a 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of 1.5 m on both sides, improved road geometry, proper and adequate embankment, adequate cross drainage structures and side drains, improved junctions/intersections and way side amenities.  Proposed ROW is varying from 25m to 30m except in bypass stretch which has been kept as 30m. 32 minor bridge and 158 culverts have been proposed. One ROB will be constructed at Ch. Km 25.500 near Janakpur. Two underpass is proposed at Ch. 24.898 Km & 25.287 Km.

 

Project road improvements consist of 10 important junctions. All junction design shall be as per the guide guidelines of IRC-SP-41, IRC-62 and MOSRT&H. Two bypass at Janakpur (from 5.6 Km to 9.55 Km and Sursand from 27.65 Km to 32.225 Km) of approximately 10.100 Km length has been proposed to avoid demolition of large number of commercial and residential structures. The total land acquisition involved is 124.67 Ha. Diversion of forest land is not involved. Approximately 482 trees are likely to be affected due to the project. The estimated cost is Rs. 372. 226 Crores.

 

          The project was examined by the EAC in its 91st meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and finalised ToR including the Public hearing. The public hearing was conducted on 11.04.2011. The details submitted and presented were examined by the committee.

 

          During discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The project indicates cutting of 482 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.14      Finalisation of ToR for 4-Lane with paved shoulder of the section Km 98/2 to Km 46/6 of NH 27 (Mangawan to MP/UP Border) in  the State of Madhya Pradesh by Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited [F.No. 10-46/2011-IA-III].

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves 4-laning with paved shoulder of the section Km 98/2 to Km 46/6 of NH 27 (Mangawan to MP/UP Border) in the State of Madhya Pradesh.The Exisitng length of the raod is 51.60 kms and the desigh length is 52.074 kms. The existing road havinf 7.00 m wide carriage way with 2 to 2.50 m wide hard shoulders. The proposed road will have paved shoulders with divided carriage way having two lane 7.00 m widecarriage way with 1.5 m wide paved shoulders i/e 5.5 m wide service raod, and in open country area having 7.00 m wide two lane with 2.50  granular sahoulders in either side of the project. The project raod passess through 12 villages / towns. Land acquisition of 191.02 ha is required for the project.  The project requires diversion of 30 ha forests land. The proposed widening includes 11 no. of Bay s on both sides, 2 no. of truck lay bay, 01 toll plaza, 9 & 2 no. of Vehicular & pedestrian underpasses. 6 temples, 25 no. of OFC, 2 no. of well, 2  hand pumps,  10 No. of Water tanks, 29 bore wells and 5 transformers will be affected due to the project. One no. of Major bridge will be widenined and out of 9 nos of minor bridges, 6 will be reconstructed. The corridor crosses one Major river- Tamas and few small streams. About 1200 nos. of tress will be likely to be affected by the widening of the road.

 

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

             

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

 

ii)                The proposal indicates the acquisition of 30 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)             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.

 

viii)          If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xi)              It is indicated that 1200 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)           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.

 

xxiv)             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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)          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.

 

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

 

xxix)            Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxv)           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.

 

xxxvi)        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.

 

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

 

xxxviii)   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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.15      Finalisation of ToR for 4-Lane with paved shoulder of the section Km 155 to Km 198.60 of NH-75 (Satna to Bela) in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s. Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited (F.No. 10-47/2011-IA-III).

 

          As presented by project proponent, the proposal is for the development of Satna to Bela (NH-75) 4-Lane with paved shoulder (48.40 Km) road. The above road provides connectivity to NH-7 the present average traffic is 15048 PCU and projected traffic will be 56234 PCU in year 2038. The start point is Km 155 at Satna end point is Km 198.6. The present width of the carriageway is 7m and the available ROW is 22.0m – 35.0m. It is propose to have three by passes, Satna 22.60, Rampur Bahelan 6Km, and Sajan pur 3.9 Km there will be four major junction project and 23 minor junction improvements. The total land acquired is 89.99 hect. In villages Rampur Baghelan, Raghuraj Nagar and Amaarpatan there is no forest land in the project area. 1160 trees are affected in the widening there will be 11 bus-bay shelters and two truck lay-bye.  The total cost of project Rs 366.90 crores.

 

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi)               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.

 

vii)             If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

x)                 It is indicated that 1160 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxii)              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.

 

xxiii)           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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvi)             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.

 

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

 

xxviii)              Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxiv)              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.

 

xxxv)                 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.

 

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

 

xxxvii)            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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.16      Finalisation of ToR for 4-Lane with Paved shoulder of the section of the section Km 299/10 to Km 140/6 of NH-7 (Rewa to MP/UP Border) in the State of Madhya Pradesh by M/s Madhya Pradesh Road Development Corporation Limited. [F.No. 10-48/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves 4-laning with Paved shoulder of the section of the section Km 299/10 to Km 140/6 of NH-7 (Rewa to MP/UP Border) in the State of Madhya Pradesh. The road starts at km.  229/10, outside Rewa City on NH-7 and ends at Km.  140/6 near MP-UP border.  The total length of the road is 89.40 Km and designed length is 89.30 Kms.  The proposed carriageway width is 7.0 mts.  It passes through mainly plain terrain except some stretch from Km.  142/6 to 141/6 with the total length of 1.0 km in rolling terrain.  Land use pattern along with the road are agricultural and built up in 43 villages/ towns. Existing ROW is 18.0 m to 35.0m.   Service road will be provided for a length of 15.70 km.  Bypasses with length of 27.9 km proposed at 6 locations. 20 numbers of vehicular under-pass and 26 no of bus laybye, 4 nos. of trucks lay-bye are proposed.  There are 20 minor bridges and 90 culverts.  Out of which, 8 nos of minor bridges will be abandoned, 5 will be reconstructed, 7 widened and 8 nos. will be newly constructed.  Total area to be acquired is 324.32 ha. About 3528 trees are proposed to be cut for the project. There are no  forests land, eco- sensitive areas along the project road.  Total cost of the project is 8.25 crores. 

 

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi)                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.

 

vii)             If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

x)                 It is indicated that 3528 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxii)        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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxv)               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.

 

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

 

xxvii)          Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxiv)              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.

 

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

 

xxxvi)              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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.17          Finalisation of ToR for 4 laning (105.7 Km) SH –16 (Bhiwani bypass to Rohtak District Border) and SH-17 (Near Nagal Shirohi to Bhiwani), Haryana by M/s. Haryana Public Works Department. (F.No. 10-54/2011-IA.III).

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves 4 laning (105.7 Km) SH –16 (Bhiwani bypass to Rohtak District Border) and SH-17 (Near Nagal Shirohi to Bhiwani), Haryana. Project stretch starts from Narnaul bypass from km 4+500 of MDR (near km-11 of SH-17) and terminates at km 113.750 of SH-16 on Bhiwani-Rohtak district border. However, the initial 30.687 km stretch of MDR-129 is not taken into consideration since MDR is not considered for environmental clearance as per EIA notification 2006 and Amendment 2009. Total Length: Total length of SH-16 and SH-17 is 105.7 km (excluding 30.687 km of MDR-129), Bypass length= 20.63 km (3 bypasses) Narnaul bypass – km 4.500 of MDR-129 to km 18.500 of SH-17 (8 km) Nangal Shirohi bypass – km 27.600 of SH-17 to km 31.300 of SH-17 (3.7 km), Bhiwani bypass – km 101.350 of SH-17 to km 129.250 of SH-16 (8.93 km ). Road under District/State: Mahendragarh and Bhiwani District (Haryana State), Realignment: 4 locations excluding bypasses. The important settlements: Nangal Shirohi, Jatuwas Mor, Mahendragarh, Sisoth, Paladi, Pali, Akoda, Mandola, Dadri, Kithlana, Nimriwali, Bamla and Kharak. There are no Major Rivers. The Terrain is Plain. Proposed ROW: 40 m, but at some isolated locations like tollplaza, wayside amenity, truck laybye, etc. More land has been proposed in order to accommodate these facilities. Existing Carriageway: 6.8-7.0 m. Proposed Configuration: 2x7.25 m c/w, 2x1.5 m paved shoulder, 2x1.5 m earthen shoulder and 2.0/4.5 m median width. Road Geometry: The geometric design for Bypass and Mainline SH-17 and SH-16 has been done considering the design speed of 100 kmph with a maximum super elevation of 5%, except at few stretches of the bypass where it has been restricted to 80 km/hr. The preliminary vertical alignment design for project road has been done using a ruling gradient of 2% with a maximum of 3.3% at critical stretches. Major Bridges: Mainline – Nil, ypass – Nil, Minor Bridges: Mainline – 8 nos. ypass – 4 nos. Underpasses: Vehicular: Mainline: Nil, Bypass: Nil /  Pedestrian Underpasses: Mainline: Nil, Bypass: Nil. Flyover/ ROB: Mainline- 1, Bypass – 2. Culverts: Box culverts – 78.  Slab culverts – 7. Pipe culverts – 27. No. of trees likely to be felled: About 130000 nos. of trees to be felled from protected forest within ROW against which compensatory afforestation shall be of 260000 trees. Quantum of Land Acquisition: About 125 ha of land are being acquired from title holder in Mainline and 95 ha land for Bypass. Total basic construction cost of SH-16 and SH-17 is Rs 797 crores.

 

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

 

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

             

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

 

ii)                Necessary forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report, if forest land is required for widening of the road.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)             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.

 

viii)          If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xi)              The Committee noted that very high number of trees 130000 nos.  are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species, girth size, height and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)    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.

 

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

 

xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxvi)  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.

 

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

 

xxxviii)   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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2nd Day:  14th July, 2011:

 

3. Consideration of Old Proposals, contd…

 

3.3          Environmental clearance for construction of ESIC Hospital and           Medical College at Faridabad by ESIC [F.No. 354/SEIAA(H)/2011

 

          The project involves expansion of residential township project 91.89 ha. The environmental clearance was accorded to this project on 21.1.2010. Now the project proponent is expanding the project. The details are as follows:

 

S.No

Items

Original Proposal

Revised Proposal

Total

1

Total plot area

12.42 ha

12.42 ha

12.42 ha

2

Existing  built-up area

7821.68 sq.m.

Demolition

--

3

Total Built-up area

1,71,911.95 sq.m.

77,752.11 sq.m.

2,49,665.06 sq.m

4.

Total Water requirement

---

--

2829.464 KLD

5

Freshwater requirement

991.52 KLD

--

859.914 KLD

6

Wastewater generation

561.735 KLD

---

382.22  KLD

7

STP capacity

675 KLD

---

459  KLD

8

Power demand

11071 KW

--

60 MW

9

Solid waste generation

---

--

1724.20 Kg/day

10

Bio-medical waste

490 Kg/day

---

350 Kg/day

11

Parking

1720 cars + 250 two wheelers + 5 ambulances

---

3294 ECS + 300 two wheelers + 7 ambulances

12

Cost of  project

515 crores

135 Crores

650 Crores

 

The proposal was considered by the State level Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) in its meetings held on 10.2.2011 and 9.3.2011. The SEAC recommended the project for environmental clearance. Since the total built up area of the project is more than 1,50,000 Sq m. and the proposal should have been appraised as category B1, the Ministry referred the proposal to EAC for re examination. The details submit and presented were examined by the committee.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

i)                   Submit Details of number of trees to be cut number of trees are to be planted with landscape plan.

 

ii)                 Examine and submit the parking requirement and adequacy based on number of beds.

 

iii)              Submit details of disposal of debris from demolition of existing building and reuse and disposal.

 

iv)                Submit Drainage and Rain water harvesting details.

 

v)                  Entry to the hospital shall be through service road only.

 

vi)                Water metering shall be installed for usage of treated waste water.

 

vii)             Vetting of the designs shall be carried out at planning stage by BEE for energy efficiency.

 

viii)           Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

ix)               In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations at (i) to (iv) is to the satisfaction of the committee, and above conditions at (v) to (ix) for strict compliance the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.   

 

3.4          Environmental Clearance for the Group Housing Project at Sector-109, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s.  Chintels India Ltd [F.No.371/SEIAA (H)/2011-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the development of a Group Housing Project at Village Babupur, Sector-109, Gurgaon, Haryana. The total plot area of the project is 79, 997.64 m2 with a  total built up area of 1,95,954.17 m2 (817 Du’s, 3 BHK – 456, 2 BHK – 361). The project has 24,313.09 m2 of landscape area that is 30.4% of total plot area.  The total water requirement for the project is 704 KLD from which 70% i.e.411 KLD will be domestic water requirement. 505KLD waste water will be generated and 505KLD water will be treated in 610KLD capacity STP. Total parking required is 1,408 ECS as per State-bye-laws and total no. of 1,700 ECS is proposed. Total power requirement will be 14,600 KVA with power backup by 6 D.G. sets (4x1500 +2x650 KVA) 7,300 KVA capacity D.G. set. The quantity of total solid waste generation is estimated approx 2,374.6 Kg/day. 21 nos. of Rain water harvesting pits are proposed. The total cost of the project is Rs. 182 crores.

 

The proposal was earlier considered by SEAC in its meeting held on 10.04.2011 and recommend the proposal for the issue of Environmental Clearance but as the total built up area of the project is more than 1,50,000 Sq. m, Ministry has referred the proposal to EAC for further examination.

 

          During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)                Submit a copy of the sector plan with the details of surrounding development.

 

(ii)              Submit the details of assured source of water along with the commitment from the local body/ State Govt.

 

(iii)           Submit details of diesel generating sets and stack height.

 

(iv)             Re examine the parking details separately for club house and pocket wise based on the type of housing.

 

(v)               Examine and submit details of water bodies.

 

(vi)             Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(vii)          In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

          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.

 

3.5          Environmental Clearance for Residential Group Housing project at Sector-73, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Realtech Realtors Pvt. Ltd [F.No.372/SEIAA (H)/2011-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the development of a Group Housing project at Sec -73, Gurgaon, Haryana. The total plot area of the project is 93,306.72 m2 with a total built up area of 2, 09,342.53 m2 (2 BHK-400, 3 BHK-372, 4 BHK-176). The total water requirement for the project is estimated as 817 KLD from which 70% i.e. 460 KLD will be domestic water requirement. In proposed project 565 KLD waste water will be generated and 452 KLD water will be treated in 750 KLD capacity STP. Total parking provisions are made for 1990 ECS will be provided. Total power requirement for the proposed project will be 5760 KVA with power backup by 2000 KVA capacity D.G. set. The quantity of total solid waste generation is estimated approx 2735.65 Kg/day. 23 nos. of Rain water harvesting pits will be provided in the proposed project. The total cost of the project is Rs 1277 Crores including land and development cost.

 

The proposal was earlier considered by SEAC in its meetings held on 03.03.2011. As the total built up area of the project is more than 1,50,000 Sq. m. the proposal should have been appraised as Category B1 as per EIA Notification 2006. The Ministry has referred the proposal to EAC for further examination.

 

          During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)                Re-examine the depth of water table, location of sample and quality of water.

 

(ii)              Submit the details of assured source of water along with the commitment from the local body/ State Govt.

 

(iii)           Re-examine the parking details based on type of houses.

 

(iv)             Water balance chart is wrong. Revise and submit details.

 

(v)               Submit details of percentage in energy saving.

 

(vi)             Submit Rain water harvesting details.

 

(vii)          Submit Landscape plan and top soil management plan.

 

(viii)        Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan. Developer shall submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of  potable and non-potable water requirement (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling within 3 months to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

(ix)            In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region the developer will submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable and shall be submitted within to the Ministry/ Regional office at Chandigarh before the start of construction.

 

          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.    Consideration of New Proposals:

     

4.18          Environmental Clearance for a Hospital Project at Sy.No.85/1A, 85/3, 85/4, ….100/7 & 100/8, Puliyannur Village, Kozuvanal Panchayat, Merachil Taluka, District Kottayam, Kerala by M/s. Palai Diocesan Medical Education Trust [F.No.21-25/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of Hospital Complex project at Sy. No. 85/1A, 85/3, 85/4, 85/6, 86/1, 86/3, 86/3A, 86/3B, 86/4, 86/5A, 86/5-2, 86/6-1, 86/7, 87/1, 87/2, 87/4, 87/5A-1, 87/6, 87/7, 88/4, 88/5, 88/6, 88/6/2, 98/2, 100/5, 100/6, 100/7 & 100/8, Village Puliyannur, Kozuvanal Panchayat, Meenachil Taluka, District Kottayam, Kerala on a plot area of 9.88 ha. The total built-up area proposed is 67,721.29 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 700 bedded Hospital, 104  residential units for the staff and other facilities like accommodation for attendants to patients & essential facilities like restaurants, shops etc. The proposed complex will have Basement + Gr. Floors + 7 Floors. The total water requirement is 331.532 KLD (fresh water requirement is 255.69 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 358 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 75.842 KLD, boiler 15 KLD & horticulture 182.698 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1,140.40 Kg/day. Bio-medical waste 490 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2,500 kVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 312 cars + 400 two wheelers & 6 ambulances. Total cost of the project is Rs. 150 Crores.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)                Surface runoff shall be worked out based on the capacity and adequacy of surrounding drains.

 

(ii)              Because of the steep slopes of site necessary provisions shall be made to avoid soil erosion.

 

          The committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance with the above two conditions for strict compliance.

 

4.19      Environmental Clearance for Medical College at Dudh Line, Port Blair by M/s. Directorate of Health Services, A&N Administration  [No:21-26/2011-IA.III]

 

The project proponent informed that at CRZ map has not been received yet, the proposal may be deferred.

 

The committee deferred the proposal.

 

4.20     Environmental Clearance for the construction of 5 star deluxe Hotel-Spa project at villages Raid Marwet, Them Marwet and Khanapara, District Ri Bhoi, Meghalaya by M/s. Meghalaya Infratech Ltd [F.No.21-27/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of “5 Star Deluxe Hotel-Spa on a plot area of 40.468.60 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed is 40.091.17 Sq. m. It is proposed to construct G+6 storey building with 2 basements. The project constitutes of hotel building area (6092.40 Sq. m). Swimming pool (425.00 Sq. m) recreational/open area (28341.2 Sq. m) and internal roads (5610.00 Sq. m). The total water requirement will be 502.63 KLD at 75% occupancy. At 100% occupancy, the total water requirement shall be 533.35 KLD of which 225.9 KLD will be fresh water during summers. The sewage generation will be 245.35 (at 75% occupancy) and 273 KLD (at 100% occupancy) which will be treated in an STP. The treated water available will be 220.82 KLD (at 75% occupancy) and 245.7 KLD (at 100% occupancy) which will be used for flushing of toilets watering green belt and HVAC system. During summer and winter season, entire treated water will be reused, however during  monsoon about 2.71 KLD (75% occupancy) to 23.27 KLD (100% occupancy) will be discharged in to outside drains solid waste generation will be 746.04 Kg/day and 70.23 Kg/day is the envisaged sewage sludge generation. E-waste  generation will be approximately 1.77 Kg/day. The maximum power demand for the project will be 2700 KW and the source will be Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited. DG sets of total capacity 3000 KW have been proposed as standby during power failure. Part of the landscape lighting and common space lighting shall be solar photovoltaic. 434 ECS have been proposed for the project (174 in first basement, 187 in second basement, 73 in surface parking and 61 on surface). The initial expenditure on environmental control measures is Rs 20,90 Crores and the recurring expenditure will be Rs 1.07 Crores/year. Total cost of the project is 145 Crores

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)                Higher bench mark shall be adopted for water conservation.

 

(ii)              Re-examine the Energy conservation plan. The efforts should be to achieve at least 20% Saving.

 

(iii)           Efforts shall be made for employment to local people.

 

          The committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance with the above three conditions for strict compliance.

 

4.21      Environmental Clearance for Commercial Complex project “Bokaro Mall” at Sector-3/C, Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand by M/s. Amit Realty Pvt Ltd [F.No.21-29/2011-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.22     Environmental Clearance for the Expansion of “Ramprastha Sare Towship” at Wazirpur and Mewka, Sector-92, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Ramprastha Sare Realty Pvt Ltd [F.No.21-30/2011-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.23     Environmental Clearance for construction of Housing project at Sy.No. 23/1, 23/2A-1, 23/2A2, 42/1 & 14/1, village Olavana, Kozhokode, Kerala by M/s. TC-One Properties & Projects (India) (P). Ltd [F.No.21-31/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of Housing Project at Sy. No. 23/1, 23/2A-1, 23/2A-2, 42/1 and 14/1 Village Olavana, Kozhikode, Kerala on a plot area of 0.7935 ha. The total built-up area proposed is 43,023.20 sq.m. The housing project will have 216 apartments, swimming pool with club / office area with 2 towers ( 4Basements + Ground floor + 18 Floors). The total water requirement is 105.88 KLD (fresh water requirement is 77.20 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 115 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 28.68 KLD & horticulture 7.0 KLD Balance 50.08 KLD will be used for nearby plantations.  Total solid waste generation will be 432 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1,000 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 238 cars + 119 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 58,00 Crores.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

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

 

(ii)              Proposals for storm water drainage shall be worked out after analyzing the contour levels of the site and the surrounding area and the carrying capacity of storm water drains and their outfall.

 

          The committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance with the above two conditions for strict compliance.

 

4.24     Environmental Clearance for construction of residential apartment project at Sy.No. 2659/A3, 2659/B, 1501/1, 1501, 1502/A, 1503, 1499, 1500, 1502/B, 2659/A-2, 2659/A-1, 1498, 1498/1-1, 1498/1 village Kowdiar, Trivandrum, Kerala by M/s. Heera Constructions Co. (P). Ltd [F.No.21-32/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of residential apartment Project at Sy. No. 2659/A3, 2659/B, 1501/1, 1501, 1502/A, 1503, 1499, 1500, 1502/B, 2659/A-2, 2659/A-1, 1498, 1498/1-1, 1498/1 village Kowdiar, Trivandrum, Kerala on a plot area of 2.145 ha. The total built-up area is 58,938.94 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 336 Residential units, swimming pool with club area in 3 towers (2Basements + Ground floor + 17 Floors). The total water requirement is 158.48 KLD (fresh water requirement is 117.20 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 171 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 41.28 KLD & horticulture 29.25 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 672 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2,016 kWh. The total parking spaces proposed are for 371 cars + 51 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 74 Crores.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

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

 

(ii)              Proposals for storm water drainage shall be worked out after analyzing the contour levels of the site and the surrounding area and the carrying capacity of storm water drains and their outfall.

 

          The committee recommended the proposal for environmental clearance with the above two conditions for strict compliance.

 

4.25     Finalisation of ToR for Chitradurga –Shimoga section of NH-13, Karnataka by M/s National Highway Zone, Karnataka. (F.No. 10-75/2010-IA.III).

 

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

 

4.26     Finalisation of ToR for upgrading to 2-lane/2 lane with paved shoulders configuration of Bhojpur-Chhatabar Section (Km 131.000 to km 192.000) of NH-200 in Orissa M/s National Highways, Orissa (F.No. 10-55/2011-IA-III).

 

As presented by the propject proponent, the proposal involves upgrading to 2-lane/2 lane with paved shoulders configuration of Bhojpur-Chhatabar Section (Km 131.000 to km 192.000) of NH-200 in Orissa.  The project road is up-grading to 2-lane/2-lane with un-paved shoulders configuration of Bhojpur - Chhatabar Section (Km 131.000 to Km 192.000) of NH-200 in Orissa State. The project road starts near Bhojpur at Km 131.00 and ends near Chhatabar at Km 192.000 on NH-200. The project road for most of its length passes through rolling and plain terrain. From km 140+500 to km 141+500 and km 158+000 to km 167+000, the road passes through hilly terrain. The project road passes through Sambalpur and Deogarh districts of Orissa State.  The project road passes through settlements, namely, Bhojpur, Sirid, Pravasuni, Deogarh, Riamal, Telimunda and Chhatabar. Total length of the project road is 61 km. Existing ROW width varies from 6.5 to 30 m. For up-gradation of the project road, 13 m to 30 m ROW is proposed for existing alignment (additional ROW is less than 20m). Two minor realignments are proposed where the ROW requirement is less than 20m. The project road does not pass through any wildlife sanctuary or national park or bio-reserve within 10 km distance from the project road. Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary is located about 11 km from the project road.  There is no critically polluted area, international or interstate boundary with 10 km distance from the project road.  There is no bypass proposed in the alignment. The project road is passing through reserved and protected forest areas. Approx. 3.69 ha reserved forest land and 0.95 ha protected forest land may be involved in the up-gradation of the project road.   About 4600 trees may need to be cut for up-gradation of the project road. About 14.6 ha land will be acquired for up-gradation of the project road. Out of which 72 % land is agricultural land while forest land will be about 28%. There will be 1 no. of major bridge, 22 minor bridges and 181 culverts in the project road. Bus Bays have been provided at 30 locations and truck lay bye at 1 location.   All major junctions (5) and minor junction (31) will be improved in the project road. About 132 Residential, 193 Commercial structures and 34 Residential cum Commercial structures may be affected due to 2 lane up-gradation of the project road. Affected families will be compensated as per NRRP -2007. The budget for environment management and monitoring has been earmarked as approximately Rs. 8.5 Crores. The estimated cost for Resettlement & Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 6.42 Crores. The estimated cost of the civil works for the project is approx. Rs. 165 Crores.

 

During discussions, it was informed that the project does not attract the provisions of EIA Notification 2006 and its subsequent amendments. The committee suggested that an EIA should be prepared as per standard ToR. Any clarification on carrying out the above studies including anticipated impacts due to the project and mitigative measure, project proponent can refer to the model ToR available on Ministry website “http://moef.nic.in/Manual/highways

 

The committee deferred the project.

 

4.27     Finalisation of ToR for widening and improvement of existing carriageway to 2/4 lane of Bilaspurner Chowk section of NH-21 from Km 134.500 to km 186.500 in the State of Himachal Pradesh by M/s. NHAI, (F.No. 10-52/2011-IA-III).

 

     As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening and improvement of existing carriageway to 2/4 lane of Bilaspurner Chowk section of NH-21 from Km 134.500 to km 186.500 in the State of Himachal Pradesh.  Project Road starts from Bilaspur town at km 134+350 and ends near Ner Chowk at km 186+650. The existing road is a 2-lane carriageway with earthen shoulder Total length of the road is 52.3 km. New Alignment Between Nauni Chowk to Jarol Village of Km 126+500 to Km 159.070 length of 32.570 km ( Existing Km. 126+500 to 165+425 length of NH 39 km). Widening of Existing Road Section Between Jarol to Start of Sunder Nagar bypass of Km 159+070 to 167+473 Length of road Km 8.403 (Existing Km 165+425 to Km 173+904) and end of Sunder Nagar bypass to start of Ner Chowk bypass Km 179+582 to Km 184 +323 widen an existing road and Km 184+323 to Km 188.874 proposed Ner Chowk Bypass including 1.971 km long link road ACC plant to Proposed NH-21.

 

     Total length of the proposed road is 52.236 with link road (New alignment length including link road is 39.092 Km. & 13.144 km is existing widen portion). Existing Km 173+904 to 179+582 is sunder Nagar Bypass to be executed under a separate contract done by another agency. 2 tunnels (length of long tunnel is 1.410 km and short tunnel is 0.866 km), 10 major bridges, 12 minor bridges, 1 fly over, 1 pedestrian/Cattle underpass,140 Culverts, Truck lay-bye 2,  and 1 Toll Plaza at km 151+735 have been proposed. There are 7 major junctions and 22 minor junctions proposed on the project road. The existing Right of Way varies from 22 m to 24 m. The proposed Right of Way is 45m except the existing stretch of NH-21 with 24m-30m and link connectivity to ACC cement plant with 20m. The proposed project passes through 35 villages, which fall in two districts namely Bilaspur and Mandi. The road passes mostly through hilly and mountainous terrain of Himalayan range, but part of it crosses through agricultural land and built-up area.

 

     The project road passes through Govind Sagar lake declared as a Sanctuary area in Dist. Bilaspur. 2 bridges have been proposed on Govind Sagar lake.  Approximate 179.14 ha. of land is proposed to be acquired for the project, out of which agricultural land is approx. 22 ha. reserve forest land is 1 ha ,built-up/settlement  land is approx. 14 ha. Approximately 10000 trees are found within the Proposed Right of Way, which will be impacted due to new alignment and proposed bypass.  858 households comprising of about 3953 Project affected people (PAPs) also falls in PROW. PAPs shall be compensated according to the provision of NH Act 1956. 15.3 lac KL of water is required for construction and the water will be abstracted from surface sources only. Fly ash will be utilized for construction of embankment from Guru Gobind Singh super thermal power plant at Ropar near Ghanauli, Panjab as per MoEF notifications. The total project cost is Rs. 1000.49 crore (including civil cost, Environmental cost, shifting of utilities, land acquisition and R&R cost). The total cost for Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 183.96 crore. The budget for environment management work and operation phase is Rs. 2.03 crore.

 

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

           

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

 

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

 

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

 

iv)                  Estimate the maximum quantity of seepage that may occur at the proposed tunnel size and indicate its proper disposal and management.

 

v)                    Safety measures adopted during Construction and operation of tunnels.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ix)                 The proposed route involves tunnelling (2 tunnels 1.4 Km and 0.8 K) the details of the tunnels and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

x)                   The projects is located within 10km. of the sanctuary  a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be Examine the impact on birds because of bird sanctuary.

 

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

 

xii)              It is indicated that 10,000 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiv)            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.

 

xxv)               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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxviii)             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.

 

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

 

xxx)                    Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxvi)              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.

 

xxxvii)           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.

 

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

 

xxxix)             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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.28     Finalisation of ToR for upgradation of existing carriageway to 4/6 lanning of Hubli - Hospet section of of NH-63 in the State of Karnataka by NHAI [F.No. 10-44/2011-IA-III]

           

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves upgradation of existing carriageway to 4/6 lanning of Hubli - Hospet section of of NH-63 in the State of Karnataka. Project road starts at Hubli at km 132+000 (Design Chainage km 133+418) and ends at Hospet at km 268+700 (Design Chainage km 271+545). Total length of existing road is 136.7 km and the right of way (ROW) varies from 8 to 30 m. Design length of the road is 138.127 km and the proposed ROW is 60m (45m at built-up areas). Design speed is 100 kmph. The project road is part of NH-63 starting at Ankola on NH 17 in Karnataka and ending at Gooty on NH 7 in Andhra Pradesh. It connects western part of Andhra Pradesh and northern districts of Karnataka with western coast of India and gives connectivity for these areas to Karwar Port through NH 17. The project road traverses through 3 districts (Dharwad, Gadag and Koppal), 6 Taluks, 81 revenue villages and 12 towns. Bypasses and realignments are proposed at 3 locations each, as given below.  There are 41 bridges existing along the project road in which 13 bridges are bypassed. Additional 16 new four lane bridges are proposed. Total 144 culverts are there in the existing road. Out of these 34 culverts are bypassed. Remaining 110 culverts are widened /reconstructed. 117 new box culverts are proposed along the project stretch. One ROB and is proposed at Hubli Bypass. There are 17 major Junctions and 159minor junctions, which are proposed for improvement. Bus bays are proposed at 38 locations. Service roads are proposed for 47.902 Km. The project doesn’t require diversion of any forest land.  The project road is not located in whole or in part within 10 km from the boundary of: (i) Protected Areas notified under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, (ii) Critically Polluted areas as identified by the Central Pollution Control Board (iii) Notified Eco-sensitive areas, (iv) inter-State boundaries and international boundaries.

 

About 3125 trees are to be felled for the project road, against which about 9375 trees are proposed to be planted. Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 1055 Crores. Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 6.369 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 3.15 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 32.12 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. Total 438.8 Ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project and about 437 buildings are to be cleared. R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 132.09 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 6.76 Crores.

 

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

             

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vi)                  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.

 

vii)               If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxii)             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.

 

xxiii)           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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvi)            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.

 

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

 

xxviii)       Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxiv)        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.

 

xxxv)          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.

 

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

 

xxxvii)     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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.29           Finalisation of ToR for up-gradation of existing carriageway to 2-lane with pave shoulders of NH- 218 from Bijapur – Gulbarga- Homnabad in the State of Karnataka by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-42/2011-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal upgradation of existing carriageway to 2-lane with pave shoulders of NH- 218 from Bijapur – Gulbarga- Homnabad in the State of Karnataka. The Project starts at Km 195.000 (Bijapur)  and ends Km 418.000 (Homnabad) which is about 65km away from Gulbarga of Karnataka State covering total length 220.400 km. The project road falls in Bijapur, Gulbarga and Bidar Districts of Karnataka. The road section passes through important built up areas like Devar Hippargi, Jevargi, Gulbarga and Hallikheda. The land use pattern with in 10km on either side of the project area is predominantly mixed of agricultural/barren land and also partly Forest. Land use pattern with in 30m ROW is also similar in nature. The project does not pass through National park/sanctuary/wild life corridor/eco-sensitive zone. Existing RoW is about 24m (avg). The proposed RoW is 30m for rural/open areas and 45m in bypass sections. Approximately 181.912 ha land proposed to be acquired for improvement and widening of the road out of which, agriculture, barren and built up is about 179.752 ha and forest land is about 2.16ha.

 

          About 35676 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road. Against which about 107028 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation as per IRC-SP-21, 2009. The project road has existing 6 major bridges, 50 minor bridges and 229 slab/pipe/Box/arch culverts. 2 major bridges and 16 minor bridges proposed for new construction along with improvement of the existing major, minor bridges and culverts. The 57 no. culverts have been proposed for re-construction and 160 new culverts have been proposed. There is one existing ROB in Gulbarga Ring Road. There are 15 major and 154 minor intersections on the project road, which have been proposed for improvement. Service roads have been proposed at built-up sections. Bus bays have been proposed at 156 locations on both sides. Truck lay byes have been proposed at 6 locations on both sides at frequency of 30kms. One trauma centre (medical facilities) and ambulance facilities are proposed at 4 proposed toll plazas. There would be about 271 project affected families due to improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated as per National Highways Act, 1956. The ponds, lake, reservoir etc. are not falling within proposed ROW. RCC/Metal crash barrier guard wall has been proposed at about 61100m. Pedestrian/median railing at about 44000m.  High mass lights   at about 16 locations.  Peak demand of water would be about 925 kld during construction. Water harvesting system and oil grease separators have been proposed at 80 locations. The approximate Environmental Management works to be about Rs. 28 Crores. The cost of resettlement and compensation worked out to be about Rs. 52 Crores. The total civil cost of the project is about Rs.915. Crores.

   

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

 

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

 

ii)             The proposal indicates the acquisition of 2.16 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)         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.

 

viii)       If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xi)           It is indicated that 35676 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)    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.

 

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

 

xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxv)     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.

 

xxxvi)  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.

 

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

 

xxxviii)   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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.30     Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation & upgradation of existing Carriageway to 4-lane divided carriageway of Hospet – Chitradurga section of NH-13 in the State Karnataka by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-43/2011-IA-III].

 

Project road starts at Hospet at km 299+000 on NH 13 (Design Chainage km 297+628) and ends at Chitradurga junction on NH-4 at km 418+600 (Design Chainage km 417+729). Total length of existing road is 119+600 km and the right of way (ROW) varies from 8 to 30 m. Design length of the road is 120+101 km and the proposed ROW is 60 m (45 m in built up and forest areas). Design speed is 100 kmph. The project road traverses through 3 districts (Bellary, Davanagere and Chitradurga), 6 Taluks, 58 villages and 8 towns. No Bypasses are proposed in the Stretch due to sufficient RoW, but realignment is proposed at one location. There are 2 bridges existing along the project road. Additional 2 new major and 4 minor four lane bridges are proposed. Total 152 culverts are there in the existing road. Out of these 62 culverts are reconstructed and rest of them are widened. Around 108 new culverts and one ROB are proposed along the project stretch. There are 7 major Junctions identified and 10 junctions are proposed with underpasses. 9 vehicular underpasses and 11 pedestrian / cattle underpasses are proposed. Bus bays are proposed at 8 locations and Truck laybys are propose at 6 locations. One toll plaza and One rest place are also proposed. Service roads are proposed for 34.36 Km.

 

The project requires diversion of 9.61 ha of forest land. The project road is not located in whole or part within 10 km from the boundary of: (i) Protected areas notified under the wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972, (ii) Critically polluted areas as identified by the Central Pollution Control Board, (iii) Notified eco sensitive areas and (iv) Interstate boundaries and International Boundaries. About 4165 trees are to be felled for the project road, against which about 12495 trees are proposed to be planted. Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 822.55 Crores. Environmental management cost during construction phase works out to Rs. 7.68 Crores and that for operation phase is Rs. 3.15 Lakhs per year for first three years and Rs 29.90 Lakhs from fourth year onwards. Total 234.11 Ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the project. R&R cost for the project is about Rs. 118.35 Crores and utility shifting cost is Rs. 5.69 Crores.

 

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

         

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

 

ii)             The proposal indicates the acquisition of 9.61 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)         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.

 

viii)       If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xi)           It is indicated that 4165 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)    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.

 

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

 

xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxv)     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.

 

xxxvi)  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.

 

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

 

xxxviii)   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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.31      Finalisation of ToR for rehabilitation & up-gradation of 2-line with paved shoulders of NH-231 (Raebareli to Jounpur) and NH-232 (Ambedkar Nagar to Banda) in the State Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI (F.No. 10-60/2011-IA.-III).

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation & upgradation of 2-line with paved shoulders of NH-231 (Raebareli to Jounpur) and NH-232 (Ambedkar Nagar to Banda) in the State Uttar Pradesh .The entire project has been split into 3 packages viz. Package 1: Rae Bareli to Jounpur, Package 2: Tanda to Banda.  The package 2 has been further subdivided in to Package-i: Tanda to Rae Bareli  & Package- ii: Rae Bareli to Banda.

 

          A) NH-231 (Km 0.000 to 165.490- Rae Bareli to Jounpur)

 

The project road starts at (Km 0) from Rae Bareli & ends at (Km 165.49) at Jounpur. The project road passes through four districts, Rae Bareli, C.S.M. Nagar, Pratapgarh and Jounpur. The land use pattern of the proposed ROW is mainly agriculture, Barren/Waste Land, Commercial, Built-up area and forest. Land use pattern within 10 Km on either side of project road is agriculture, Barren/Waste Land, Commercial, Built-up area and forest land. Similarly, land use within 30 meters corridor for NH-231 is 40% commercial and Built-up area. 58% land use is mixed type which includes combination of any of agricultural and/or barren areas on left side and right side of carriageway. Out of the rest remaining 2% land 1% is forest land and 1% is Industrial land on both side of the carriageway. The existing ROW varies from 11m to 41m & from 12m to 45m for NH-232. Proposed ROW for carriageway is same as the existing ROW. The Proposed Right of Way (PROW) for bypasses is 60m for both project roads.  Major Important towns along the alignment are Badhopur, Rajapur Sahibganj bazaar, Raniganj Kaithola, Lalganj, Vikrampur, Fatehganj, Pratapganj. Approx.140 hectare of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road at NH-231 out of which agriculture land is about 119.76 ha, Forest Land 0.24ha. Tree cutting permission shall be obtained from the concern State Forest Division before felling of trees. The project road does not pass through any wildlife area or reserved forest. The roadside land is notified Protected Forest. The forest clearance is mandatory for the diversion of road side forest land. There is one bird sanctuary at Samaspur, located around 9 Km (approx.) from the project road alignment on Rae Bareli to Jounpur section (NH-231).

 

Approx 13039 trees are proposed to be felled for the improvement of project road, against which about 26078 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation apart from statutory requirement. The proposed project road NH-231 has 2 major bridges, 23minor bridges, 248 numbers of Culverts. There are 288 culverts have been proposed including existing culverts and 3 railway level crossings (ROBs). There are 9 major junctions and 148 minor intersections on the project road which have been proposed for improvement under proposed design. 4.9 Km service road will be provided at 4 locations of NH-231.Toll plazas has been proposed at 2 locations on both sides along the proposed project road one on each side lane for extra wide and exempted vehicles has been proposed.  Bypasses have been proposed to avoid congestion for built-up town portion. There are  3 bypasses proposed in the project corridor these are Lalganj Bypass, Mungra Badshahpur and salon & the total length of bypass is 18.80 Km. 110 Bus bays are proposed to be provided along the project highway. Vehicular Underpasses are proposed at 3 locations. Truck lay byes are provided at 6 locations on both sides of the project road.  W-beam crash barrier/ stone masonry guard wall be proposed. There would be about 148 project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956. Peak demand of water would be approximate 737.50 KLD during construction. Fly ash will be used for construction of embankment. Source of fly ash is National Thermal Power Plant, Tanda. Total civil cost of the project- Rs.590.25 Crores. Total social cost of the project (cost of resettlement and compensation) – Rs.11.42 Crores. Total cost of the environmental management works –Non Civil works is 45.23 Lacs

 

B)   NH-232 (Km 00 to 289.60- Ambedkar Nagar to Banda)

 

NH-232 the project road starts at Km 0 from Tanda (junction point of SH-30A) & ends at Km 289.60 at Banda (junction of NH-76) of Uttar Pradesh. The project road (NH 232) passes through six districts Akbarpur, Sultanpur, C.S.M.Nagar, Rai Bareli, Fatehpur & Banda. The land use pattern is mainly agricultural, commercial and built-up area and forest land. Nearly 58% of the project corridor has purely agricultural land, 30% is pure built-up area/commercial use, 1% is pond, 1% is industrial land and 10% is barren land. The existing ROW varies from 12m to 45m for NH-232. Proposed ROW for carriageway is same as the existing ROW. The Proposed Right of Way (PROW) for bypasses is 60m for both project roads.  Major Important towns along the alignment are Babuganj, Sarainya, Lalganj, Janta Bazar, Fatehpur, Banda. Approximately 400 hectare land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of project road out of which agriculture land is about 349.28 ha, Forest Land 0.72ha.Tree cutting permission shall be obtained from the concern State Forest Division before felling of trees. The project road does not pass through any wildlife area or reserved forest. The roadside land is notified Protected Forest. The forest clearance is mandatory for the diversion of road side forest land.

 

Approx 26078 trees are proposed to be felled for the improvement of project road, against which about 59913 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation apart from statutory requirement. NH-232, the proposed project road has 4 major bridges, 45minor bridges, 474 numbers of Culverts, 4 fly over (ROBs). There are 572 culverts have been proposed including existing culverts. There 8 major junctions and 190 minor intersections which have been proposed for improvement under proposed design. 2.6 Km of service road will be provided at 2 locations of NH-232.Toll plazas has been proposed at 4 locations one on each side lane for extra wide and exempted vehicles has been proposed. Bypasses have been proposed to avoid congestion for built-up town portion. There are 6 bypasses proposed in the project corridor at NH-232 these are Akbarpur, Semri bazaar, Gauri Ganj Jais, Lalganj, Fatehpur, & total length of bypass is 47 Km.  160 Bus Bays are proposed to be provided along the project highway at NH-232. Vehicular Underpasses are proposed at 12 locations. Pedestrian/Cattle Underpasses are proposed at 9 locations. Truck lay byes are provided at 12 locations on NH-232 on both sides of the project road.  W-beam crash barrier/ stone masonry guard wall be proposed.  There would be about 432 project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled persons shall be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act, 1956; Peak demand of water would be approximate 741 KLD during construction. Fly ash will be used for construction of embankment. Source of fly ash is National Thermal Power Plant, Tanda. For Package –I,   Total civil cost of the project- Rs 628.86 Crores. The cost of resettlement and compensation is Rs.48.80 Crores and total cost of the environmental management works is 45.23 Lakhs. Package II:   Total civil cost of the project- Rs 477.33 Crores. The cost of resettlement and compensation is of Rs.45.77 Crores and cost of the environmental management works is 45.23 Lakhs

 

During discussions, the Committee finalized the following additional ToR for both the sections for further study:        

           

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

 

ii)             The proposal indicates the acquisition of 0.24 and 0.72 ha forest land for NH- 231 and NH-232 respectively. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)         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.

 

viii)       If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xi)           It is indicated that 13039 trees and 26078 trees for NH- 231 and NH-232 respectively are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)    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.

 

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

 

xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxv)           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.

 

xxxvi)        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.

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

 

xxxviii)   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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.32     Finalisation of ToR for widening and improvement of the existing carriageway to 4-laning of Hoskote to Dobbaspet section of NH-2007 in the State of Karnataka by M/s. NHAI (F.No. 10-59/2011-IA-III).

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening and improvement of the existing carriageway to 4-laning of Hoskote to Dobbaspet section of NH-2007 in the State of Karnataka.  The project road starts from Hoskote at Km. 57.740 at Hoskote at NH 4 & NH 207 junction and ends at Dobbaspet at Km 139.180 at NH4 junction of NH 207. Total existing length of the project road is 82.940 Km. The existing length includes 1.5 km overlap with NH 7 within Devanahalli town. The proposed starting point is 58.300 at Hoskote Realignment at Hospet Bypass and end point is Km 138.320 at Dobbaspet on existing NH-207. The total proposed length of the project road is 80.020 Km. Predominantly the road is passing through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project area is Agriculture, Built-up, Govt, Barren and Reserved Forest. Project Road passes through 33 villages and settlements. The Project Road does not pass through any National Park / Sanctuary / Wild Life Area. The existing right of way is varies from 15 to 15 to 30m on an average. The proposed right of way is 60m throughout except 170m at Toll Plazas, 180m at rest area and 71, 97 & 105m ROW is proposed at 3 locations for junction improvement. Total 400.39 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project, out of which Bypasses is 126.54 Ha., realignments is 101.75 Ha., Widening is 137.9 Ha., Toll plaza 31.32 Ha., rest areas & amenities is 2.88 Ha. About 13.7431 Ha of Reserve Forest land within the proposed RoW proposed for diversion for widening of the project road. The forest proposal is considered by Bangalore Rural Forest Division, GoK. No major bridges, 5 Minor bridges, 25 box, 88 pipe & 1 slab culverts are present in the existing road.No major bridges, 11 Minor bridges, 175 culverts, 5 vehicular underpass, 2 pedestrian & 2 cattle underpasses, 1 Foot Over Bridge 1 Grade Separator,  3 ROBs, 58 Bus shelters, 1 parking and rest area, 2 Toll Plaza, 2 bypasses & 1 major realignment has been proposed. Service road of 11.760 km has been proposed along the project road at 4 locations.  2 Bypasses for Devanahalli (10.350 Km) & Doddaballapur (10.750 Km) and 1 major realignment at Hoskote (12.600 Km), 3 minor realignments at Channahalli (2.420 Km), Muddalinganahalli (1.690 Km) & Sompura near Dabbaspet (0.440 Km) are proposed. Total 179.50 KLD water shall be required for construction and other purposes. There is no provision of Fly Ash as there are no Thermal power plants. Hoskote Lake near existing project road has been avoided by realignment. There are a few manmade water-bodies along the road stretch.

 

          Approx 1499 trees are affected due to proposed road, against which avenue plantation along the road side is proposed apart from the statutory requirement. There would be about 1565 project affected families due to the improvement of project road. The entitled person shall be compensated according to the provision of NH Act 1956. The budget for environmental management works during construction and operation phases is Rs. 11.313 crore. The total Non Civil Works cost (Land Acquisition, Environmental Cost, Relocation of utilities and R & R cost) is Rs. 581.265 crores. The total civil construction cost is 625.707 crores. The total project cost of the project including Civil Works & Physical and price contingencies, IDC and other financing cost etc. is INR 782.134.

 

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

           

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

 

ii)             The proposal indicates the acquisition of 13.7431 ha. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)         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.

 

viii)       If the proposed route involves tunnelling, the details of the tunnel and locations of tunnelling 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xi)           It is indicated that 1499 trees for NH- 231 and NH-232 respectively are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xv)              Clearly indicate/provide details regarding the location, date (along with site photographs with the background of monitoring equipments and/or sample collection in process) and  protocol adopted for sampling and analysis of various environmental parameters as a part of the baseline  data collection.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxiii)     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.

 

xxiv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxvii)    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.

 

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

 

xxix)      Rain water harvesting pit should be at least 3 - 5 m. above the highest ground water table. Provision shall be made for oil and grease removal from surface runoff.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxv)     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.

 

xxxvi)        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.

 

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

 

xxxviii)   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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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