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          The Minutes of the 89th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 21st – 23rd July, 2010 at Fazal Chambers, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

         

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

 The Chairman welcomed the members to the 89th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee and 2nd Meeting of the newly constituted committee. Some of the members felt that the proposals reached them quite late and they did not get much time to study them.  The Committee also noted that the details of some of the projects had not been circulated.

 

          The Member Secretary further informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 85th meeting held on 25th – 26th February, 2010 in New Delhi. He also briefed the Committee regarding various agenda items.

 

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 88th Meeting of the EAC held on 28th – 29th June, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 88th Meeting of the EAC held on 28th -29th June, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed with the following corrections.

 

Page No.2-4 – Item No. 3.2:

 

(i)    Recommendations should read as “The committee recommends the proposal for the issue of Environmental and CRZ clearance with the above two conditions in the clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent”. In place of “The committee recommends the proposal for CRZ clearance with the above two conditions in the clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.”

 

Page No.108 – Item No. 5.2:

 

(ii)   Recommendations should read as “The committee recommends the proposal for the issue of Environmental and CRZ clearance”. In place of “The committee recommends the proposal for the issue of CRZ clearance.

 

3.           Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1           Amendment of the Environmental Clearance issued for all weather green field Port project at Jaigad, Ratnagiri District Maharashtra by M/s JSW infrastructure Logistics Ltd. [F. No. 10-17/2006-IA.III]

 

Member Secretary informed that the project proponent vide letter dated 19.07.2010 informed that due to late receipt of intimation they were not in a position to attend that scheduled meeting.

 

The Committee decided to defer the project.

 

3.2           Environmental Clearance for the development of HDIL Cyber City (SEZ) at 717/5 Thaikkakara North Village, Kanayannur, Kalamassery, Earnakulam, Kerala by M/s Blue star Realtors [21-1116/2007- IA-III]

 

The project involves construction of HDIL Cyber City (684 Residential apartments and 456 villas, 84 rooms service apartments, IT Park, 200 rooms hotel, school, shopping malls, 1100 seats multiplex)  on a plot area of 2,83,276 Sq.m. The total builtup area proposed is 8,95,220.7 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 5606 KLD (fresh water requirement is 2267 KLD).  The total capacity of 6 STPs proposed is 2167 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 2303 KLD, horticulture - 462 KLD, AC cooling - 1373 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 15,012 Kg/day. The power requirement is 75 MVA.  The total parking spaces proposed are for 7573 ECS + 172 bus parking spaces. Total cost of the project is Rs. 2000.00 Crores.

 

The proposal was put up for consideration in the 60th meeting held on 1st -3rd May, 2008. The EAC after examination asked for additional information. The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the committee.

 

During discussion, the following points emerged:

           

(i)               The Committee noted that the nearest water body is Vembanad Backwater, which is approximately 12 km from the site, and will not attract the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

(ii)             Submit a copy of the master plan/development plan indicating the land use and copy of the approved plan from local body. Also submit details of the infrastructure available around the site.

(iii)          The revised proposal indicates the provisions of 5 STPs (750KLD, 950 KLD, 810 KLD, 1500 KLD & 530 KLD).  Explore the possibilities of reducing the number of STPs to 3. Quality of the recycling water should be monitored periodically.

 

(iv)            Examine and submit the details of the capacity of external drainage.

 

(v)              Submit specific details of number of trees to be cut, retained and transplanted.

 

(vi)            The depth of the rain water harvesting pit should be at least 4-5m above the highest level of ground water table.

 

(vii)         The stack height of diesel generating set should be at least 3 m above the highest building within the complex.

 

(viii)       Building envelope should follow ECBC guidelines for U values of roof, wall and fenestration.

 

(ix)           The entry and exit to the project site from the main road shall be left in and left out with proper intersection design without conflict point.

 

     Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) to (v) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observations (vi) to (ix) are incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.3           Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the construction of Jetty and Conveyor belt at Medhakhar, Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s. Patni Energy Ltd. [F.No.11-47/2008-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the construction of Jetty and Conveyor belt for 405 MW coal based Thermal Power Plant at Medhakhar, Raigad, Maharashtra. CRZ Clearance for intake of seawater and outfall of wastewater was obtained on 23.03.2010. The issue of Clearance for Jetty and conveyor belt was not considered due to Moratorium. Now, the moratorium was lifted and a policy has been introduced vide OM No.15-3/2009-IA-III dated 03.11.2009. As per the OM the proposed site i.e. Medhekhar village, Taluka Alibag is not a hotspot area in Raigad district.

 

The proposal involves construction of captive lighterage coal jetty for barge unloading and storage facility - 2 nos. (1 in each phase, for the proposed 405 MW coal based thermal power plant. The capacity of jetty will be to handle coal around 5,520 TPD (Phase -I) and 1,480 TPD (Phase II). Escalated Conveyor System is proposed to be installed for coal transportation from the captive jetty to Power plant site which is about 1.5 km. The total project cost estimated is about Rs. 1620 Crores.

 

          Public hearing for the power project was conducted on 28th March 2007 as an integrated proposal for captive jetty, conveyor system, sea water intake and treated waste water out fall along with 405 MW coal based thermal power plant. The environmental clearance to Thermal power project was issued vide letter No. J-13011/24/ 2007-IA.II (T) dated 31st August, 2009. The CRZ components of the project was recommended by MCZMA vide letter dated 17th May, 2008.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                Submit the details of coal spillage and management

 

(ii)              Submit the detail of dust control measures at loading, unloading and storage yard of coal.

 

(iii)           Closed Conveyor system shall be used for coal transportation.

 

     Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations (i) to (ii) is to the satisfaction of the Committee, and observation (iii) is incorporated in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Environmental & CRZ Clearance.

 

3.4           Amendment to the CRZ clearance issued for intake and disposal pipeline for 1050 MW gas based combined cycle Power project near Village Pipavav, Gujarat by M/s GSPC Pipavav Power Ltd. [11-34/2008-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the construction of channel (650 m x 10 m) for intake of sea water for proposed 1050 MW gas based combined cycle power project near village Pipavav, District Amereli.  CRZ Clearance for intake and disposal pipeline was issued on 01.04.2009 and an amendment was issued on 20th August, 2009 for change of intake and outfall location. Since the bed rock is present in the region, the laying of intake pipeline will not be possible, hence open channel is proposed. The proposed changes includes i) Replacement of 850 m offshore intake pipeline with 650 intake open channel, ii) Replacement of 1850 m offshore outfall pipeline with 1050 km outfall pipeline. The proposed Seawater Intake Point is at Latitude 20053.48’ N and Longitude 71029’04” E, and proposed effluent outfall point is at Latitude 20053’18” N and Longitude 71028’48” E.

 

            The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the proposal.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

           

(i)                       The intake sea water is proposed through a open channel of 650 m length dredged to -2.6 mts (CD). The open channel will have adverse impact on the marine life and is not permissible. Re- examine and revise the proposal for closed pipeline as per the clearance issued earlier in view of the consequence impacts.  

 

In view of the foregoing observation, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh for change of location of intake and outfall points only, if required.  

 

3.5           Amendment to the CRZ clearance issued for setting up of Vessel Traffic and Port management System at Dumas by M/s Gujarat Maritime Board and Aatash Norcontrol Ltd. [F.No.11-85/2008 – IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for setting up of Master Station of the Vessel Traffic and Port Management System at new location instead of already permitted location. CRZ clearance for setting up of Vessel Traffic and Port Management system along the Gulf of Khambhat to M/s Aatash Norcontrol Ltd. was issued vide its letter no. 11-85/2008-IA-III dated 20.10.2008.  Due to obstruction in Microwave path linking MCS and also difficulty in getting land at Dumas (210 06’ 22.01” N and 720 42’ 18.49” E) where originally Master Control Station was proposed, it is proposed to locate the Master Control Station along with staff quarters at new location having coordinates 210 4.860’ N and 720 42.410’ E, which is about 2.7 km away from the old location. The CRZ map was prepared by the Space Application Centre, Ahemadabad and the approved location and proposed location were duly superimposed. The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has also recommended for issue of amendment vide letter No. Env-10-2008-611-E dated 04.05.2010.

 

The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the Committee and the following point emerged:

 

(i)       The proposed master control station and Staff quarters are close to the coastline. Necessary emergency evacuation and disaster management plan shall be prepared for safety of the staff and equipments.

 

The Committee recommended for the issue of amendment to the CRZ Clearance dated 20.10.2008 with the above condition in the clearance letter.

 

3.6           Amendment to the CRZ clearance issued for storage of for edible oil storage tanks at Karwar port by M/s Ruchi Infrastructure Ltd. [F.No. J/16011/55/2001 IA-III]

 

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

 

4.       Consideration of New Projects

 

4.1           Environmental Clearance for 4/6 laning of package II, km 43.000 to 96.714 from Kerela/ Tamil Nadu Border to Kanyakumari of NH- 47 and Nagercoil- Kavalkinaru section of NH- 47B by M/s NHAI [5-59/2007-IA-III]

 

As per the presentation made by the Project proponent, the proposal is for 4/6 laning of package II, km 43.000 to km 96.714 from Kerela/ Tamil Nadu Border to Kanyakumari of NH- 47 and Nagarcoil- Kavalkinaru section of NH- 47B. The existing width of the project road is 2 lane.  The present proposal is for completely new alignment of total 70.36 km except initial length of 600 m starting just before the junction of Nagarecoil Bypass and existing NH 47B. The length of Karode (Kerala/Tamil Nadu Border) to Kanyakumari of NH-47 is 53.70 km and Nagarecoil to Kavalkinaru of NH-47B is 16.60 km. The existing ROW for NH-47 section is 10 m to 20 m at location wherever the existing road is utilized. 

 

          There are 26 bridges, 141 culverts along the alignment.  Bypasses are proposed at 2 locations. 20 vehicular/pedestrian/cattle underpasses, service roads have been proposed at 25 locations of built up area. Truck lay byes have been provided at 1 location. 54 Bus bays have been provided. The project road passes through 25 villages in Kanyakumari district. The entire existing NH-47 from Kerala to Kanyakumari and NH-47B Nagercoil to Kavalkinaru is heavily built-up, hence bypass/realignment has been proposed except at locations where the existing road can be widened. The alignment runs in the Deccan plateau. The average water requirement during construction will be 750 KLD and the source will be ground water. Project Road does not pass through any eco- sensitive area except only 0.88 ha forests land.

 

          About 14273 road side trees are going to be felled for the project area, against which 43,000 trees are proposed to be planted. About 558 households, 1 industry and 5358 agricultural families are going to be affected due to the project. The entitled persons will be compensated and assisted as per the extent of Govt. of India Regulation. The capital cost of the project is Rs.  621.77million. The total cost of the Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 20.12 crores.

 

            The project proposal was considered in the EAC meting held on 24th – 25th May 2007 and a ToR was finalised. Public hearing was conducted on 21.08.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                The road passes through forest land and requires diversion of forest area. Necessary permission shall be obtained before start of construction work.

 

(ii)              Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(iii)           R& R shall be as per the guidelines of Govt. of India.

 

(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 conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

         

4.2           Environmental Clearance for 4/6 laning of Deoli - Jhalawar section of NH-12 in the State of Rajasthan by M/s. NHAI. [F.No. 10-75/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves 4/6 lanning of Deoli-Jhalawar section of NH-12 (Deoli ch 0.000, km 165/000) to JN of NH-76 on Kota Bye-pass ch 83.042 in the State of Rajasthan. It involves widening and improvement of the existing alignment and bypass with more than marginal land acquisition at some locations. It requires diversion of 67.447 ha of forests land (55.80 hec. protected forest and 10.20 hec. reserved forest). The total land required is 518.08 hec. and the available land is 72.0 hec. and the land proposed to be acquired is 446.00 hec. The existing ROW varies from 20-45 M and proposed ROW is 45-76 M. There are 6600 trees within the proposed 60 m right off way out of which 6321 trees will be affected by the widening.

 

The EAC in its 81st meeting held on 29th – 30th October, 2009 finalized additional TOR for further study. The public hearing was held in three districts – Kota on 15th March, 2010, Bundi on 22nd March, 2010 and Bhilwada on 4th May, 2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The road passes through reserve forest area and requires diversion of forest area. Necessary permission shall be obtained before start of construction work.

 

(ii)              Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(iii)            R& R shall be as per the guidelines of Govt. of India.

 

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

 

(v)                Necessary bus bays and road side facilities and amenities shall be provided.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.3           Environmental Clearance for widening of existing 2 lane NH-8D to 4 lane divided carriageway from Jetpur to Somnath in the State of Gujarat by M/s. NHAI [F. No. 10-60/2009-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening of NH-8 D existing 2 lanes to 4 lane divided carriageway from Jetpur to Somnath, Gujarat. The project road stretch starts at km 0.000 at Jetpur and ends at km 127.000 at Somnath in the State of Gujarat. The proposed length of the road is 123.49 kms. The project involves expansion from 2 lane to 4 lane of existing ROW which is 30m, the proposed ROW is 60 m. There are two districts - Rajkot and Junagadh, 7 talukas and 9 urban settlements along the project stretch. The road runs through plain terrain. There are 3 proposed bypasses (Junagadh, Keshod, Veraval) and two proposed realignments (Vanthili, Agatrai) along the project stretch. There are eleven major bridges and 79 minor bridges existing along the project road. 3 additional minor bridges have been proposed. 4 vehicular underpasses & 13 cattle / pedestrian underpasses have been proposed along the project road. One unidirectional flyover has also been proposed at the start of the project road. Service road for a total length of 26.985 km has been proposed in urban stretches. 3 truck lay byes, 3 toll plazas and 1 way side amenity has been proposed.  About 85% of the land use along the project road is agriculture land, settlements make up 3.7 %. Barren land comprises about 4%, pasture land about 3% and others about 3%. There are no Reserve forests, Wild life Sanctuaries or National Parks along the project road. Roadside plantations (within existing ROW) are notified as Protected Forest in certain stretches. Trees notified as Protected Forest cover are on about 89km of the project road. A total of 18,056 trees are within the proposed alignment out of which 10951 trees are saved (Notified Protected Forest -8544 trees & non forest stretches-9512 trees). Some roadside tree species include Amla, Karanj, Khair, Sisam. Nine rivers cross the project road. They are Uben (Ch 14/200), Lol (Ch 29/200), Sonrakh (Ch 30/800), Ozat (Ch 48/000), Madwati (Ch 49/200), Sabli (Ch 60/200), tributary of Sabli (73/400), Meghal (Ch 102/000) & Devka (Ch 117/000). All rivers are non-perennial & rainfed. The endpoint of the project road is at Ch 127/000, which is close to the western coastline, however it is 800m away from the coastline. Land to be acquired for the project is approximately 462.27 Ha. About 844 structures are affected in the widening of the road. The total cost of the project is 110.93 Crores.

 

The EAC in its 79th meeting held on 27th – 28th August, 2009 finalized additional TOR for further study. The public hearing was conducting on 15th Dec 2009 at Rajkot and on at 5th January 2010 at Junagarh. The project also attracts the CRZ Notification, 1991.  Gujarat costal zone management authority has recommended the proposal vide letter no. CRZ - ENV-10-2010-1245-E Dated 18th May 2010. The project proponent submitted the EIA along with the public hearing proceedings and Costal Zone Management Authority’s recommendations. The details were put up before the committee. 

   

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authorities. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

(ii)              R& R shall be as per the guidelines of Govt. of India.

 

(iii)            Necessary conditions shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Authority if ground water is to be used for the construction proposes.

 

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

 

(v)                The responses/commitments made during public hearing should 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 and CRZ Clearance with the above conditions in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.4           Environmental Clearance for development of Municipal Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill and composting site near Industrial area on Jhansi Laitpur Highway, Jhansi by M/s. Jhansi Nagar Nigam. [F. No. 10-33/2009-IA-III].

 

          The Committee decided to defer the project to the next meeting since the project proponent has not presented the proper TOR compliance.

 

4.5           Environmental clearance for the establishment of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Narela- Bhawana, Delhi by M/s. Ramky Enviro Engineer Ltd. [F. No. 10-67/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves establishment of Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Narela - Bawana Notified Site for the city of Delhi. Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) being one of the largest Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India is currently experiencing pressures on its already overloaded/exhausted landfill sites. About 6,000 to 7,000 TPD of municipal solid waste is generated in Delhi. The existing three landfill have already exhausted its capacity. Hence an immediate requirement stems in the present situation, to take up suitable measures to develop waste processing and treatment facilities. In view of this, Govt. of NCT, Delhi has notified Narela - Bawana site under its Master Plan 2021 for the development of SLF. The Processing and Disposal Facility is planned for 1,000 TPD waste. The activities involve Segregation, Composting, RDF & SLF with Leachate Collection & Treatment of wastes. The water requirement will be 50 KLD, which will be met from DJB. DG sets of 2 x 500 KVA as back up. Complete Recycle & Reuse of treated Leachate is proposed. Use of Solar Power for hot water and street lighting and maximum use of natural light has been proposed for Administrative building in the design, At least 15 m green belt all around the facility and Nylon wire fencing up to a height of 10 m at the down wind of SLF & waste segregation area to stop blowing of liters is proposed.  The cost of the project will be 70.00 Crores (Phase 1) and Rs. 378.00 Crores in (Phase 2).

 

The project falls under Category ‘B’ - Project/Activity 7(i), of EIA Notification 2006. Since the Bawana Reserved forest is within 2.5 km radius of site, Shri Krishna Sultanpur Reserved Forest is within 4.5 km radius of site and Haryana State boundary is within 5 km radius of the site, the project has been categorized as ‘A’ as per EIA Notification, 2006, General Condition.

         

The EAC in its 80th meeting held on 17th - 18th September, 2009 finalized additional TOR for further study. The public hearing was conducted on 14th May 2010. The project proponent submitted the EIA report along with the public hearing proceedings. The details were put up before the committee. 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                    The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement)) Rules, 2008 including collection and transportation. design etc

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

4.6           Environmental Clearance for the development of Integrated Solid waste Processing Facility (1800 TPD) through windrow composting, reuse of refused derived fuel and rapid bio-methanation and scientific landfill at Kodungiayur landfill site, Chennai, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Corporation of Chennai (F.No. 10-82/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the development of Integrated Solid waste processing facility at Kodungiayur landfill site, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The facility proposed includes processing through accelerated Aerobic Composting, refuse derived fuel formation, power generation and sanitary landfill of Non-degradable waste. The capacity of the facility will be 1800 TPD at 100 acres of land of Chennai Municipal Corporation Kodungayiur Dump site, whereas the present waste generated per day in Chennai city is 3500 tons. The cost of the project is Rs. 31.00 Crores.

 

          As per EIA Notification, 2006, the project/activity is categorized as ‘B’, however since the project site is located within 10 km from Critically Polluted area ‘Manali’, Tamil Nadu, the project is treated as Category ‘A’.

 

The EAC in its 83rd meeting held on 21st - 23rd December, 2009 finalized additional TOR for further study. Public hearing was conducted on 18.06.2010. The details submitted were put up before the committee. 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   The committee noted that there is a Court Case pending in the High Court of Madras opposing the present location of solid waste processing facility/landfill site. Submit the details of Court case and its present status.

 

ii)                 The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary movement) Rules, 2008 including collection and transportation design etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

vii)             Project proponent shall prepare and implement an On Site Emergency Management Plan.

 

viii)           Project proponent shall carryout periodical ground water/soil monitoring in and around the site to check the contamination.

 

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

 

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

 

2nd  Day:  22nd July, 2010:

 

4.7           Environmental Clearance for establishment of Common Facilities for Treatment and Disposal of Common Effluent and Hazardous Solid Waste Facilities at KIADB Industrial Area, Sompura 1st State Dobaspet, Nelamangala Taluk, Banglore Rural District, Karnataka by M/s. Banglore Eco-Park Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 10-2/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is to establish common facilities for treatment and disposal of hazardous solid and liquid wastes at KIADB Industrial Area, Sompura 1st State Dobaspet, Nelamangala Taluk, Banglore Rural District to cater to the need of nearby industries generating hazardous wastes. The company has also proposed to establish facilities for manufacture of pollution control equipments at the above location to meet the needs of industries and other establishments in the region.

 

          The proposed common waste treatment facility shall consist of Effluent treatment plant for treatment and disposal of Biodegradable effluent and Non-Biodegradable effluent, Incineration plant for treatment and disposal of Hazardous Solid Waste. ETP for biodegradable effluent will be treated by conventional methods such as neutralization, clarification, anaerobic and aerobic methods to irrigation standards. Non-biodegradable effluents will be treated by methods such as multi effect evaporation, crystallization and centrifuge. The incineration plant is designed for thermal treatment for disposal of hazardous solid wastes. The plant consists of primary chamber, secondary chamber followed by flue gas treatment system (scrubbing system). Hazardous solid wastes will be burnt completely in the primary & secondary chambers of the incinerator. The flue gases generated will be treated in scrubbing system.

 

          The total area of the plot is 16,188 sq.m. allotted by KIADB. The total built up area proposed is - 4,920 sq.m. and green belt - 5,503 sq.m. It is proposed to develop a Common Treatment Facility for Bio-degradable Effluent - 300 cum / day, non-bio-degradable effluent - 60 cum/day and common incineration plant - 200 kg/hr. The capacity of boiler will be 2 ton/hr at 15 kg/cm2.  Boiler fuel will be agro waste and the power requirement will be 125 KVA. The fresh water requirement will be 21 KLD and source is KIADB. The total cost of the project is Rs. 4.9 crores.

 

The EAC in its 85th meeting held on 25th - 26th February, 2010 recommended for the exemption of Public Hearing since the project is located within the notified industrial estate and finalized additional TOR for further study. The details submitted by the project proponent were put up before the committee. 

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                       The proponent has not prepared the EIA properly based on the approved Terms of References. The EIA/EMP should be revised.

 

(ii)                    The details should also be examined in terms of what will be the inventory for the operation of the plant in relation to the capacity of the plant. The details should be based as per the guidelines of CPCB/State Pollution Control Board.

 

(iii)                  The consultant has not submitted complete papers to Quality Council of the India and as per the Office Memorandum dt. 28th June, 2010 was not permitted to make a presentation before the Expert Appraisal Committee.  

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee recommended to defer the proposal.

 

4.8           Finalization of TOR for 8-lane access controlled expressway on the right bank of Upper Ganga Canal from Sanauta bridge (Great Noida) to UP – Uttarakhand border, near Purkaji, Distt. Muzaffarnagar and construction of Link expressway by M/s Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority [F. No. 10-23/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of 8-lane access controlled expressway on the right bank of Upper Ganga Canal from Sanauta bridge (Great Noida) to UP– Uttarakhand border, near Purkaji Distt. Muzaffarnagar before Uttar Pradesh -Uttarakhand border including Link expressways. The proposed project will include Link Expressways viz: i) New alignment on south western side of Meerut town connecting proposed Upper Ganga Canal Expressway to Meerut Airport and proposed DFC Terminal (Approx. Length = 23.5km), ii) New alignment from Purkazi to Deoband traversing in north western direction (Approx. Length = 16.5km) and iii) New alignment from NH-24 near Masuri traversing in north easterly direction to Upper Ganga Canal Expressway near Dasna fall (Approx. length 3.5km). There are 2 nos. Future Links of 25km length at later stage.

 

The approximate length of UGC Expressway (8 lanes) will be approx. 147.8 km while length of Link Expressway (6 lanes) will be approx. 68.5 km. Service road (2 lanes) will be provided in the length of approx. 97.30 km. The proposed expressway project will be interlinked with i) Land parcels for township development (i) area of approx. 93 ha. (spread over 6 locations); and the area to be opted by the Concessionaire will be part of its bid ii) Navigational Facilities (optional) along the canal for the development of tourism and water sports, iii) Augmentation of Hydro Power generation at Seven fall locations on the canal and iv) Repair and rehabilitation of Upper Ganga Canal. The present proposal is only for the construction of Expressway and separate clearances shall be obtained for other components as and when required under Environmental Impact Assessment Notification 2009 for other interlinked projects.

         

The proposed project is passing through Bulandshahr, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur districts of Uttar Pradesh.

 

There is no Reserve Forest land involved in the project, however, approx, 655 ha (for ROW) Protected Forest land is involved. The process of obtaining Clearance for diversion of protected forest land for non-forestry purposes under the Act has been initiated.

 

The proposed project is passing completely outside the boundary of Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary. The Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary is situated more than 650 m away on the left bank (opposite side of Expressway) of Upper Ganga Canal at Canal Chainage km 71.040 (at Berla).

 

There will be 52 nos. underpasses and 7 nos. ROBs across the project. 138 ha will be acquired for the Expressway and 200 ha for link expressways. 44,000 trees are likely to be cut for the project. Total Cost for the expressway is estimated as Rs. 5064 crores.

 

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

 

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

 

a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through –

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

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

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

b. Also indicate whether the proposed project is -

     (i)          New Project

     (ii)          Modification/upgradation

     (iii)          Modification with bypasses

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

 

c. Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’

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

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

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.

 

i.                   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, notified industrial areas, 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.

 

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

 

iii.              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, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:4000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

iv.               If the proposed route is passing through any sloppy terrain, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting of embankment /control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

v.                  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.

 

vi.               If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished. Study the details of Alternate routes near Sanctuary and submit justification for the identified route. Examine details of air quality / noise and it’s impact on the Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary.

 

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

 

viii.          The proposed route requires cutting of 44000 trees, the information should be provided for exact number of trees to be cut (including their girth sizes), their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Also examine and submit details of compensatory afforestation.    Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway/expressway with proper central verge as per the guideline and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance for at least 5 years during operational phase of the project.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xiv.           Examine in detail the climate and meteorology of the area (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

xv.             Examine and submit road safety audit as per the guidelines of Ministry of Road Transport of Highway.

 

xvi.           Hydrology study should be carried out and examine the impact on the canal system.

 

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

 

xviii.      Identify project activities during construction and operation phases, which will affect the noise levels and the potential for increased noise resulting from this project. Discuss the effect of noise levels on near by habitation during the construction and operational phases of the proposed highway. Identify noise reduction measures and traffic management strategies to be deployed for reducing the negative impact at critical locations if any.  Prediction of noise levels should be done by using mathematical modeling at different representative locations, suitable for Indian conditions clearly indicating the various inputs used in the world.

 

xix.          Examine the impact of the project during the construction phase due to generation of fugitive dust from crusher units, air emissions from hot mix plants and vehicles used for transportation of materials and prediction of impact on ambient air quality using appropriate mathematical model, description of model, input requirement  including ARA/ CBCP emission factors and on site meteorological    parameters) and reference of derivation, distribution of major pollutants and presentation in tabular form for easy interpretation shall be carried out.

 

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

 

xxi.          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.

 

xxii.       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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxi.     Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

         

4.9           Finalization for TOR for rehabilitation, upgradation and strengthening of SH-84 (Ghogha– Barahat) in the State of Bihar by M/s BSR Devl Corp. Ltd.  [F. No. 10-25/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation, up gradation and strengthening of SH-84 (Ghogha – Barahat). The project road of SH- 84 starts at km 150 of NH-80 about 22 km away from center of Bhagalpur town from Gol Sadak Chowk Ghogha in Bhagalpur District and ends at Barahat in Banka District. The design length of road is 53.073 km. The road portion falls within Bhagalpur District is 21.5 km and remaining in the Banka District. The major settlements on the project road are Ghogha, Sanhaula, Kurma hat, Dhoriya, Panjwara, Lakhpura and Barahat in the districts of Bhagalpur and Banka. Apart from these, the road also passes through number of smaller settlements. Existing RoW is 6m to 24.39 m and in Built-up sections it varies from 6 to 10m. The proposed ROW is 30 m except in settlements/built up areas where it has been restricted to 12 m to save structures. The topography of the region is plain with slight undulation in small stretches. The land use pattern is predominantly agricultural followed by settlement and built up section. The proposed development work involves up gradation to two lane standards with 7.0 m pavement and 2.5 m earthen shoulder on either side, provision of longitudinal drains, rehabilitation/ reconstruction of existing culverts and bridges etc. Alternative sites were examined at two realignments locations (Km 23.400 – 24.000 and Km 45.430 – 45.700) and three Bypasses have been proposed at congested settlements/location of Gogha (km 0.825 to 2.260), Kurmahat  (Km 25.600 to 27.160) and Bikrampur (Km 44.470 to 45.430).

 

The existing road has 106 culverts and 12 minor bridges. It is proposed to have additional 22 culverts, 1 bridge and 2 ROBs. The main river crossing the project road is Gehra at km 16.4. The project road falls in seismic zone IV i.e. High Damage Risk Zone. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road; about 610 trees  present within proposed ROW, are likely to be affected due to the widening activity; 206 Buildings will require to be cleared and 35.58 Ha. of Land will need to be acquired. The road side plantation has been declared as protected forest as per Forest & Environment Department of Bihar State Government notification dated 28.08.1997. Therefore forest clearance is required.

 

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

 

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

 

a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through –

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

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

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

 

b. Also indicate whether the proposed project is -

     (i)          New Project

     (ii)          Modification/up-gradation

     (iii)          Modification with bypasses

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

 

c. Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’

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

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

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, notified industrial areas, 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 (including that for route alignment) 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, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:4000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

vi)               If the proposed route is passing through any sloppy terrain, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting of embankment /control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

vii)             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)          If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished. Study the details of Alternate routes near Sanctuary and submit justification for the identified route. Examine details of air quality / noise and it’s impact on the Wildlife Sanctuary, if any.

 

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

 

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

 

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, telephone booths and ambulance/first aid centers etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xvi)           Examine in detail the climate and meteorology of the area (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

xvii)        Examine and submit road safety audit as per the guidelines of Ministry of Road Transport of Highway.

 

xviii)      Hydrology study should be carried out and examine the impact on the canal system.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxiii)Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

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

 

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 (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

4.10      Finalization for TOR for rehabilitation, up gradation and strengthening of SH-85 (Akbarnagar - Amarpur) in the State of Bihar by M/s BSR Devl Corp. Ltd.  [F. No. 10-26/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves Rehabilitation, Up-gradation and Strengthening of SH-85 from Akbarnagar to Amarpur Section in the State of Bihar. The entire project road is confined to Bihar State only. The project road of SH- 85 starts at km 113 of NH-80 from Akbarnagar in Bhagalpur District and ends at km 34.000 at Amarpur in Banka District. The design length of road is 29.304 km. The major settlements on the project road are Akbarnagar, Panchrukhi, Sakund, Amba, Pawai and Amarpur in the districts of Bhagalpur and Banka. Apart from these, the road also passes through a number of smaller settlements.Existing RoW is 6m to 24.39 m and in Built-up sections it varies from 6 to 10m. The PROW is 30 m except in Settlements/Built up areas where it has been restricted to 12 m to save structures.The topography of the region is plain with slight undulation in small stretches. The land use pattern is predominantly agricultural followed by settlement and built up section.

 

The proposed development work involves upgradation to two lane standards with 7.0 m pavement and 2.5 m earthen shoulder on either side, provision of longitudinal drains, rehabilitation/ reconstruction of existing culverts and bridges etc. Alternative sites were examined and realignment at one location (Km 21.510 – 21.760) and a one bypass  have been proposed at congested settlements of Chapre (km 24.580 to km 25.780). The existing road has 76 culverts; 1 major bridge and 4 minor bridges. It is proposed to have additional 9 culverts and one 2-lane bridge proposed to be replaced. The main river crossing the project road is Chanan river at km 3.8.The project road is prone to floods particularly from Akbarnagar to Milky and falls in seismic zone IV i.e. High Damage Risk Zone.

 

There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road; about 325 trees  present within proposed ROW, are likely to be affected due to the widening activity; 223  Buildings will require to be cleared and 15.57 Ha. of Land will needed to be acquired. The road side plantation has been declared as protected forest as per Forest & Environment Department of Bihar State Government notification dated 28.08.1997. Therefore forest clearance is required.

 

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

         

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

 

a. Clearly indicating whether it passes through –

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

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

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

 

b. Also indicate whether the proposed project is -

     (i)          New Project

     (ii)          Modification/up-gradation

     (iii)          Modification with bypasses

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

 

c. Indicate category of the project ‘A’ or ‘B-1’

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

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

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, notified industrial areas, 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 (including that for route alignment) 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, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:4000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way (RoW) namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

vi)               If the proposed route is passing through any sloppy terrain, examine and submit the stability of slopes, if the proposed road is to pass through cutting of embankment /control of soil erosion from embankment.

 

vii)             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)          If the projects is located within 10km. of the National parks, Sanctuaries, Biosphere Reserves, migratory corridors of Wild animals, then a map duly authenticated by Chief Wildlife Warden showing these features vis-à-vis the project location and the recommendations or comments of the Chief Wildlife Warden thereon should be furnished. Study the details of Alternate routes near Sanctuary and submit justification for the identified route. Examine details of air quality / noise and it’s impact on the Wildlife Sanctuary, if any.

 

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

 

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

 

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, telephone booths and ambulance/first aid centers etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xvi)           Examine in detail the climate and meteorology of the area (max and min temperature, relative humidity, rainfall); the nearest IMD meteorological station from which climatological data have been obtained to be indicated.

 

xvii)        Examine and submit road safety audit as per the guidelines of Ministry of Road Transport of Highway.

 

xviii)      Hydrology study should be carried out and examine the impact on the canal system.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xxxiii)Provide details of “Accident Prone “Areas (if any).  Further Accident data and geographic distribution should be reviewed and analyzed to predict and identify trends – incase of expansion of the existing highway and provide Post accident emergency assistance and medical care to accident victims.

 

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

 

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

 

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 (CSR). Necessary provisions should be made in the budget and clearly delineated.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

4.11      Finalization of TOR for development of a green field Airport in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra by IRB Sindhudurg Airport Pvt. Ltd. [F.No. 10-27/2010-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of a green field Airport in Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. The site is located between village Chippi-vadi and village Parul, 23 km west of Kudal, district Head Waauter of Singhudurg. The airport site reference coordinates are Latitude 16000’ N and Longitude 73032’ E.

 

The first evaluation of an international airport site at Sindhudurg was undertaken by the Airports Authority of India, who after evaluating various locations recommended a site at Mahapen located approximately 20 km south of Kudal. This site was re-examined by RITES, who reported insufficient land for development of an international airport. Another site between village Chippi-vadi and village Parule was located 23 km west of Kudal, it was observed that the site was suitable for development of an airport. MIDC subsequently acquired about 271 ha of land for the site of proposed airport. 271 ha of land has been acquired. The site is located on Lateritic Plateau with small mounds and valleys. In principle approval for the Greenfiled domestic airport project from the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been obtained vide letter dated 29.09.2008 and site approval from DGCA vide letter dated 17.05.2008. NOC from Ministry of Defense has been obtained vide letter dated 09.09.2008.

 

The proposed runway length is 3450 m, width is 45 m to service D type aircraft. A half length parallel taxiway of 1565m which will be added in phase II and the separation of runway and taxiway will be 176m. ATC tower, Technical building and metrological lab is also proposed. One level terminal building has been designed at a norm of 20 sqm per peak hour passenger. About 61 KLD water is required during construction phase and 350 KLD during operational phase which will be met from Dhampur, which is 20 km away from the site. Power supply will be obtained through dedicated lines of Kudal and Dhampur. Standby DG set of 3X1500 KVA are proposed. Expected sewage generated will be 180 KLD. No eco sensitive area is within 10 km. radius.  Sea coast is appox. at 4 km  distance and creek is about 1 km from the site. The total project cost is 186 Crores.

 

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

i)             Examine and submit a brief description of the project, nature, size location, geology, hydrology, topography, climate and  connectivity by road/rail of the project including land description/ plot/ survey / khasra nos, village, tehsil, district, State & extent of the land, project coverage, Master Plan, phasing of the project  and scope and its importance to the local and national level.

 

ii)           Submit the copy of the techno economic feasibility report submitted to the Ministry of Civil Aviation

 

iii)        Any litigations pending against the proposed project site and / or any directions or orders passed by any court of law against the project are to be detailed out.

 

iv)          In case of expansion/ modernization of the project, the environmental compliance status for the existing project should be explained.

 

v)            Examine and submit details  of the study area (project area and area 10 km around its boundary) delineating the major topographical features such as land use, drainage, locations of habitats, major constructions including roads, railways, pipelines, major industries, if any.  The details should also include environmental sensitive areas, including the cropping pattern, waste land, forest area and built up area etc.

 

vi)          Examine and submit baseline data of existing situation including description of terrain, hill, slopes and elevation.

 

vii)       Submit the baseline data on flora and fauna based on field survey clearly indicating the details of site and within 10 km radius.

 

viii)     Provide the historical and climatic data such as climatic conditions, rainfall, wind pattern, history of cyclones, storms surges, visibility etc.,

 

ix)         Submit the meteorological data consisting of climatic conditions, wind pattern, wind speed, history of cyclones, storms surges, wind direction, rainfall,  temperature, cloud cover, (amount and height),  and humidity of in an area of 10km radius.

 

x)           Examine and submit details of impact of the project both during construction and operation phase on the soil nearby settlements, surface drainage etc. Soil data should include type, classification, characteristics, properties, etc.

 

xi)         Submit the baseline data on nearby ground water, surface water bodies, lakes, their dimensions, present quality and their utility.  Baseline data on ground water its quality and depth of the ground water table.

 

xii)      Submit details of storm waters, drainage of the site and surrounding area. Also examine the discharge of trade effluents and sewage, run off from cargo storages and toxic or harmful substances, and their percolation to underground water. Examine the impact of airport operations on surface water sources, contamination due to cargo operations, impact on utility of surface water resources by the neighboring colonies, impact on surface water flow (flooding) due to any anticipated obstructions and spillages etc.

 

xiii)    Submit the water requirement, use of treated waste water along with detailed water balance and flow chart of water use during construction and operation phases.

 

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

 

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

 

xvi)     Submit the layout plan/site plan of the  proposed project development, activity areas with facilities including terminal building  runways, taxi/link taxi ways, air traffic control tower, Repair& Servicing(R&S) hangars, AC plants, DG set rooms, operational buildings such as RADAR and Instrument Landing System(ILS) structures, administrative buildings, utilities such as main and stand by power, water supply installations, cargo storage facilities, Petrol Oil Lubricant (POL) stores, Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) store and Bulk Petroleum installation aprons, drainages, sewage disposal, navigation facilities, communication facilities, airfield lighting, crash fire & rescue facilities, car parking, access/approach roads, refueling facilities, boundary wall, meteorological observatory, landscape, waste disposal etc.

 

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

 

xviii)      Examine and Submit the details of Borrow /quarry sites for    development  keeping in view the following:

 

a.     Appropriate measures must be taken while undertaking digging activities to avoid any likely degradation of water quality.

b.     No excavation or dumping on private property is carried out without written consent of the owner.

c.      No excavation or dumping shall be allowed on wetlands, forest areas or other ecologically valuable or sensitive locations.

d.     Excavation work shall be done in close consultation with the Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Agencies working in the area, and

e.     Construction spoils including bituminous material and other hazardous materials must not be allowed to contaminate water courses and the dump sites for such materials must be secured so that they shall not leach into the ground water.

 

xix)    The construction material should be obtained only from approved quarries.  In case new quarries are to be opened, specific approvals from the competent authority shall be obtained in this regard.

 

xx)          Adequate precautions should be taken during transportation of the construction material so that it does not affect the environment adversely.

 

xxi)    A detailed traffic and transportation study should be made for existing and projected passenger and cargo traffic. Road connectivity to the site and its adequacy shall be examined. Examine the details of parking requirement for various type of vehicles and circulation plan.

 

xxii)        Examine and submit the details on types of waste, which are generated, can be classified into construction or demolition waste and municipal waste, i.e., biodegradable and recyclable waste, hazardous waste and waste. Details of authorized Municipal solid waste facilities and hazardous waste disposal facilities in the area are to be given.

 

xxiii)     Provide the details of Ambient Air Quality (AAQ) based on the many other factors such as, background pollution levels, other sources of pollution, weather and proximity of residential areas.

 

xxiv)       Thick green belt of adequate width shall be planned all around the airport site especially near the settlements to mitigate noise and vibrations. The identification of species/ plants shall be made based on the botanical studies.

 

xxv)         Examine and submit the details of impact on the local population,  utilities, settlements, infrastructure facilities in the existing and relocated area, economic conditions in the existing and relocated area, cultural and archaeological assets  etc. Regulation should be made for development around the airport to avoid the bud manus and authorized development.

 

xxvi)       Provide details on R&R plan with data on the existing socio-economic status of the population in the project area and broad plan for resettlement of the displaced population, site for the resettlement colony, alternative livelihood concerns/employment for the displaced people, civil and housing amenities being offered, etc and the schedule of the implementation of the project specific R&R Plan if any is to be given.

 

xxvii)    Examine and submit the details of activities associated with airport construction and operations such as Occupational hazards due to exposure, Fire and / or explosion, Leakage of flammable material, Release of toxic material.

 

xxviii)  Submit the details on estimated cost of development of the project, environmental costs, funding agencies, whether governmental or on the basis of BOO or BOT etc., manpower, time frame etc required for the completion of the project.

 

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

 

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

 

xxxi)       Examine and submit information on Administrative and technical set up for management of environment, In built mechanism of self monitoring of compliance of environmental regulations, Institutional arrangements proposed with other organizations/ Govt. authorities for effective implementation of environmental measures proposed in the EIA, Safe guards/mechanism to continue the assumptions/field conditions made in the EIA, for arriving the site suitability.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal involves for laying Kochi-Kayankulam subsea pipeline to transport re-gasified LNG from proposed PLL LNG re-gasification terminal at Vyapeen Kochi to NTPC, Kayamkulam, Kerala. NTPC has planned to setup a 1050 MW gas based power plant at Kayamkulam for which GAIL has to supply R-LNG from PLL terminal at Kochi. The pipeline will be laid from GAIL terminal in the vicinity of nearby area of PLL terminal for around 1.2 km onshore and thereafter it will take offshore route to Kayankulam. The coordinate for the LFP-1 at starting point from PLL LNG terminal Vyapeen is Latitude 9’ 58” 54.9 N Longitude 76’ 13” 20.59 E and LFP-2 at end point of NTPC Kayamkulam is latitude 9’ 14” 18.9 N and Longitude 76’ 24” 57.52 E. Pipeline from dispatch terminal at Kochi is aligned westwards toward Vyapeen seashore and is located onshore. It crosses the shore approach area up to a water depth of (-)30 to (-)35 meter and then southward. Pipeline then runs parallel to the shore up to Kayamkulam. It then turns eastward till Kayamkulam coast. Beyond coast line the pipeline continues in the same direction till it reaches NPTC-Kayamkulam Power Plant. Pipeline length is estimated to be 93.5 km (based on desk top study). Out of this length on-shore portion in each coast is approx. 3.5 km and balance is located onshore (including 2.0 km HDD to cross Kochi shipping channel). The Kayamkulam LFP will further traverse through the National Waterways – III to NTPC. The total cost of the project is Rs. 906.44 Crores. 

 

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

 

(i)                 Submit the recommendation of Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

(ii)              Submit the details of fishing activities and impact due to the activity.

 

(iii)            Submit the details of the applicability of MSIHS rules and preparedness shall be addressed in the DMP.

 

(iv)             Submit Disaster Management Plan including risk assessment. The details should address natural calamities viz Cyclone, earthquake, Tsunami and damage due to other ship/ vessels movement.

 

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. 

 

4.13      Finalization of ToR for Construction of new Integrated building at Veer Savarkar Airport, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar island by M/s Airport Authority of India [F. No. 10-39/2010-IA-III]

 

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

 

4.14      CRZ Clearance for proposed intake and outfall for Coal based (2x150 MW) Power plant at Village Bhadreshwar, Taluka Mundra, District Kutch, Gujarat by M/s OPG Power Gujarat Pvt. Ltd. [F. No.11-7/2010-IA.III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of intake point and discharge line to the coal based Power plant village Bhadreshwar, Taluka Mundra, District Kutch, Gujarat. It is proposed to use seawater for cooling and discharge the warm water into the adjoining Gulf of Kuch. The proposed marine facilities will consist of:  i) intake of seawater from the Gulf by a dredged channel, ii) construction of intake ponds with pump houses and iii) marine outfall for the discharge of warm water by five numbers of offshore pipelines with diffuser ports.  The total volume of seawater intake will be 4500 m3/hour during Phase I, additional 10000 m3/hour during Phase II and another 10000 m3/hour during Phase III. The channel of required cross section has to be dredged to meet the design flow. The intake ponds with a pump house will be constructed close to High tide line.

 

The volume of return water will be 3500 m3/hour during Phase I, another 8000 m3/hour during Phase II and another 8000 m3/hour during Phase III. The outfall will be located at 1250 m distance for Phase I discharge, 1400 m discharge for Phase II discharge and 1550 m distance for Phase III discharge. The warm water will be carried back into the sea by pipelines of size 1 × 900 mm dia. for Phase I, additional 2 × 900 mm dia. for Phase II and another 2 x 900 mm dia. for Phase III. The pipelines will be buried below the seafloor and it will have multiple port diffuser arrangement of each line consisting  15 nos. x  200 mm dia. for Phase I, 18 nos. x 200 mm dia. ports for  each Phase II and Phase III. The return water temperature will not exceed 3°C higher than the ambient water while salinity will be 1 ppt higher. The chlorine dosage of 3 ppm will be given to the seawater drawn and the return water discharged into the sea will have a concentration around 0.5 ppm.

 

     During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The committee noted that the proposal is for the construction of an open channel for intake within the CRZ area. Due to various environmental problems including the adverse impact on the marine life the present proposal is not acceptable.

 

(ii)     There are presence of sand dunes and mangroves in certain areas and the construction is proposed which will destroy the sand dunes which is not permissible.

 

(iii)      The committee suggested that:

 

a.     For intake water, the pipeline should be considered instead of a open channel.

 

b.    Fresh recommendations from Gujarat State Coastal Zone Management Authority should be obtained for the revised proposal.

 

In view of the above, the committee recommended rejecting the present proposal.    

 

4.15      CRZ clearance for the construction of coal conveyor from
Coal Jetty and pipeline of cooling water intake and outfall at Vanagiri Village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu by M/s PEL Power Ltd., Hyderabad  [F. No. 11-9/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves  construction of coal conveyor from Coal Jetty and pipeline of cooling water intake and outfall at Vanagiri Village for their proposed  3x350 (1050 MW) Coal based power Plant at Marudampallam village in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. The sea shore is about 1 Km distance from the eastern boundary of the project site. The sea shore is covered with sand and there are no mangroves in this area. The coal from Indonesia shall be transported by sea route up to the captive coal jetty near the project site. The imported coal from the ships will be unloaded into the hoppers, which would be positioned over the belt conveyers to convey the coal to the proposed site. The coal handling system will have design capacity of 1200 ton/h with two conveyers (one operating and the other stand-by). The water requirement at the project site for heat cycle make-up, chilling plant make-up, sweet water etc. would be met from desalination and demineralization of sea water. 

   

Total land requirement for the project is 185 Acres which has already been acquired. Environment Clearance for the Power plant has been issued by the Ministry vide letter dated 26.03.2010. No Objection Certificate for stack height obtained from Airport Authority of India vide  letter dated 21.12.2009. Forest & Wild Life clearance from Wildlife Warden, Nagapattinam obtained vide letter dated 11.06.2010. Tamil Nadu Maritime Board accorded permission for drawal of sea water vide letter dated 06.07.2009.

 

Government of Tamil Nadu issued G.O. on 07.01.2010 notifying the coordinates of jetty/port.  Tamil Nadu Maritime Board allotted water front area within the port limits and License Agreement was signed on 03.06.2010. 

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The project attracts both EIA, Notification, 2006 and CRZ Notification, 1991. The proponent has stated that Jetty is Category ‘B’ project since the coal handling capacity is only 4.5 MTPA which is less than 5MTPA, hence requires clearance from SEIAA and has submitted application to SEIAA for clearance. The proponent avoided making a presentation of the details of Jetty for consideration of CRZ Clearance. The committee was of the opinion that both the activities are interrelated and project should be considered as whole both for Environmental and CRZ Clearance.

 

(ii)        The site is at Vanagiri, which is close to Poombuhar, a hot spot as per OM No.15-3/2009-IA-III dated 03.11.2009, a Comprehensive EIA should be prepared for three season data.

 

(iii)       A model study should be carried out to examine the shoreline changes and impact of erosion.

 

(iv)       The committee suggested that a letter should be written SEIAA Tamil Nadu in the reference to the Office Memorandum dated 03.11.2009 that the proposals of Jetty less than 5 MTA should be considered in the light of the hot spot identified in the ICMAM studies.

 

(v)          The committee further suggested that several coal based thermal power project are coming up in the close vicinity of the above project and it will be necessary that an overall EIA assessment should be carried out to examine the impact of those project in the comprehensive manner. Ministry may write to State Govt. of Tamilnadu to undertake a study to examine the adverse impacts of the projects including the erosion of the coast line.

 

In view of the above, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh after the above studies are carried out and submitted for both EIA / CRZ Clearance.  

 

4.16      CRZ clearance for the construction of Eco-restoration of  Adyar creek and estuary in Chennai, Tamilnadu by M/s Adyar Poonga Trust, Chennai. [F. No. 11-10/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves development of Eco-Restoration Park at Adyar Creek in Chennai. The total area covered under the project is 58 Acres. The aim of the project is to restore the Adyar Poonga and preserve it for the benefit of the public by building it as an Environmental Education Canter. The various components in the proposed Construction of Eco –restoration Park are a) Development of Landscaping, b) Aforestation and shrub maintenance including edge plants, mangroves, water plants, reeds, medicinal plants etc., c) Pedestrian walkways, swales etc., d) Activity spaces such as children interactive learning spaces, amphitheater and dune garden, e) Nursery & education center and f) Parking lots. The project dose not proposes any permanent structure other than tiny sheds required to maintain and for convenience of the visitors.

 

As per Tamil Nadu State Costal Zone Management Plan approved by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of Tamil Nadu vide. No J-17011/16/93-IA-lll dated 27th September 1996, para A(xvi) Park, Play Grounds, regional parks, green zones and other and non buildable area falling within Coastal Regulation Zone –ll are classified as CRZ-III as per Costal Regulation Zone Notification 1991 vide para 6(2) Coastal Regulation Zone –lll. (i) Activities such as setting up of garden, parks, play fields, forestry and horticulture are permissible activities in Coastal Regulation Zone-lll.

 

The proposal was placed before the 55th meeting of the Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 11.12.2009 and the Authority recommended the proposal for the construction of the Eco-restoration Park to Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India subject to the certain conditions since the cost of the project is above Rs. 5 Crores. The cost of the project is Rs. 20 Crores.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                   There shall be no construction of permanent structure within the above project area. Only such activities shall be carried out which are permissible under CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

ii)                 Before commencing development of Phase–II, the proponent shall obtain clearance since it likely to involve dredging activity. Complete Master Plan shall be submitted along with the Phase-II proposal.

 

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

 

4.17      CRZ clearance for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant unit 3-6 at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu M/s Nuclear Power Corp. of India Limited. [F. No. 11-25/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.18      CRZ clearance for construction and maintenance of beach resort at SF No. 60/1 to 60/8, 60/1, 62/2, 62/7, 62/9, 63, 64/1, 66/1, 67/1A, 68/3A & 68/4A of Panichamedu village, Tindivanam Taluk, Villupuram district by M/s Parabola Hotels Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-32/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves  construction of a beach resort at SF No. 60/1 to 60/8, 60/1, 62/2, 62/7, 62/9, 63, 64/1, 66/1, 67/1A, 68/3A & 68/4A of Panichamedu village, Tindivanam Taluk, Villupuram district consisting of 10.74 ha. The total built up area 21,418 sq.m. It is proposed to 85 guest rooms, ground floor - 54 and 1st floor – 31 along with Spa Block, suites, villas, swimming pool and car parking.  Out of the total area of the project site of 107400 sqm, the applicant proposed to construct 21,418 sqm with FSI of 20%. The project area is falling in between 200 mts and 500 mts from HTL and also outside 500 m from HTL i.e. outside Coastal Regulation Zone.

 

The total water requirement proposed is 130 KLD (fresh water requirement 75 KLD). The capacity STP proposed is 75 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 30 KLD, horticulture – 26 KLD and HVAC – 16 KLD. The water requirement will be met from the three proposed bore wells, which are falling outside Coastal Regulation Zone. The Central Ground Water Authority, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India in their order No. 21-4(158)/SECR/CGWA/2009-1035 dated 07.11.2009, has permitted the applicant for the drawl of ground water from the above three bore wells. The IRS, Anna University have duly superimposed the layout, bore wells together with other proposed constructions and facilities on the CRZ map.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 33.00 crores.

 

As per the approved Coastal Zone Management Plan map the site is falling in Coastal Regulation Zone-III. The Tamil Nadu State Coastal Zone Management Authority held on 29.01.2010 has recommended the proposal.  

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           There shall be no disturbance to the sand dunes.

 

(ii)        All the solid waste shall be handled as per the Solid waste Management Rules.

 

(iii)      Construction shall be carried out strictly as per the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991. No construction work other than those permitted in Coastal Regulation Zone Notification shall be carried out in Coastal Regulation Zone area

 

(iv)       Sewage shall be treated and the Treatment Facility shall be provided in accordance with the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. The disposal of treated water shall confirm the regulation of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. There shall be no disposal of untreated waste water into the coastal area. 

 

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

 

4.19      Finalization of TOR for the project (i) development of East query –IA (EQ-1A) berth on south side of EQ-1 (ii) development of East query –1 (EQ-1) by replacing the existing EQ-1 berth and part of EQ-2 berth by M/s Visakhapatnam Port Trust [F. No. 11-33/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves development of East query –IA (EQ-1A) berth on south side of EQ-1 for the cargo handling capacity of 5.95 MTPA  (ii) development of East query –1 (EQ-1) for the cargo handling capacity of 7.40 MTPA by replacing the existing EQ-1 berth and part of EQ-2 berth in Visakhapatnam Port Trust. Port land of about 1.77 ha. will be utilized for construction of EQ-1. A quality of 1.75 lakhs (approx.) cum of dredging is to be carried out for berthing of the vessels. The dredged material will be dumped in the designated dumping ground. The dumping ground is approved by CWPRS, Pune after carrying of the detailed study. The existing dumping ground being used for dumping dredged material of maintenance dredging every year. The additional quantity of 1.75 lakhs (approx.) cum of dredging will not have significant affect.

 

The water required for the proposed berths will be 1000 KLD and which will be procured from Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Visakhapatnam. The sewage sludge from the existing 10 KLD STP will be transported and disposed at identified municipal dumping grounds at Kapuluppada. The power supply requirement will be in the range of 1.5 to 2 MVA, which will be obtained from AP Transco. The total cost of the project (i) development of East query –IA (EQ-1A) berth on south side of EQ-1 is Rs. 265.52 Crores (ii) development of East query –1 (EQ-1) is Rs. 269.71 Crores.

 

EAC noted that the Vishakapatinam is a Critically Polluted area     (CEPI is above 70), as per the OM No.J-11013/5/2010-IA-II(I) dated 15.03.2010, there is temporary moratorium. However, since the present proposal is only for finalization of ToR, the Committee decided to consider the Finalisation of ToR.

 

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

 

         

(i)           Submit the recommendations of Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

(ii)        Details of fishing activities and impact due to the activity.

 

(iii)      Submit the details of inputs used in different models for prediction of impacts.

 

(iv)       Submit the details of Comprehensive cargo handling, quantify expected benefit due to the mechanization

 

(v)          Submit the Risk Assessment and DMP

 

(vi)       Submit the details of proposed Corporate Social Responsibilities.

 

(vii)     Examine and submit details of the land use and the physiography of the site and the surrounding area.

 

(viii)  Submit details of input and parameters considered while carrying out the modeling studies.

 

(ix)      Submit details of the cargo handling facilities including the storage facilities if any.

 

(x)         Submit details of the dust separation systems.

 

(xi)      Examine and submit details of the transport management plan because increase of cargo handling facilities.

 

(xii)    Examine and submit details of ambient air quality. The monitoring stations should be located at the site and also near the residential areas.

 

(xiii) Submit details of Disaster Management Plan including Risk assessment and emergency evacuation plan.

 

(xiv)   Submit details of corporate social responsibility.

 

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

         

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

 

3rd Day: 23rd July,2010

 

4.20     CRZ clearance for modernization of Nagapattinam Fishing Harbor, Nagapattinam District by M/s Dept. of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu [F. No. 11-28/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves modernization of fishing harbour project on the banks of Kaduvaiyar river of Akkaraipettai, Vadakkupoigainallur village of Nagapattinam District.Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu. As part of Tsunami rehabilitation works, it was decided to redesign the fishing industry in a better and more sustainable way, which includes developing of new fish landing centres of International standards. Under the Tsunami Rehabilitation Project sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, New Delhi vide letter No:33015-6/2004-FY(H) dated 03.04.2006 had proposed to develop 10 new fish landing centres in Tamil Nadu with a view to  improve the standard of life of fishermen and to add hygiene  to the environment. The proposed sites were selected in consultation with Central Institute of Coastal Engineering for Fishery, Bangalore and six of the proposed sites have been cleared by the MoEF. 

 

The activities to be undertaken are construction of Diaphram wall -810 m, Retaining wall – 683m, Dredging, Auction hall-3 nos, Net mending shed – 2 nos, Gear locker shed, administrative building, Solid waste Management system, sewage treatment facility, etc.  Dredging required for -0.3 m and estimated quantity is 4, 03, 645 Cum. The dredged material will be utilized for reclamation of lands. The total water requirement is 50 KLD and will be met from local body supply. STP of 50 KLD is proposed. The treated wastewater will be recycled for gardening and flushing.  The cost of the project is Rs.36.39 crores.

 

The State Coastal Zone Management Authority recommended the proposal for CRZ clearance with certain conditions.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Oil waste shall be separately collected, treated and recycled.

 

(ii)              All the recommendations of the EMP shall be strictly complied with.

 

(iii)            Construction activity shall be carried out strictly as per the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991. No construction work other than those permitted in Coastal Regulation Zone Notification shall be carried out in Coastal Regulation Zone area.

 

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

 

4.21      CRZ clearance for construction of Fish Landing Center at Ennore, Mugathuvarakuppam village, Tiruvallur District by Dept. of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu [F. No. 11-29/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Center in Survey no’s 15 & 235/1 of Ennore Mugathuvarakuppam village, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu. As part of Tsunami rehabilitation works, it was decided to redesign the fishing industry in a better and more sustainable way, which includes developing of new fish landing centres of International standards. Under the Tsunami Rehabilitation Project sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, New Delhi vide letter No:33015-6/2004-FY(H) Dated: 03.04.2006 had proposed to develop 10 new fish landing centres in Tamil Nadu with a view to  improve the standard of life of fishermen and to add hygiene  to the environment. The proposed sites were selected in consultation with Central Institute of Coastal Engineering for Fishery, Bangalore and six of the proposed sites have been cleared by the MoEF.  The cost of the project was arrived at Rs.5.44 crores.

 

The activities to be undertaken are construction of Auction hall, Net mending shed, berthing structures, Security Room, Chill room facility. Toilet facilities, Solid waste collection area, sewage treatment facility, etc. The total project area is       ha. It is indicated that TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 15.0 KLD. It is proposed to extract 9.60 KLD of seawater per day for fish washing and market cleaning. It is indicated that quantity of effluent generation from the project shall be 24.6 KLD. The capacity of STP will be 25 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 400 kg/day.

 

The State Coastal Zone Management Authority, during the meeting held on 28.08.2009, for clearance of similar FLCs, suggested providing improved/ modern techniques to handle the liquid and solid waste generated within the proposed FLC.  Accordingly, sewage treatment plant, using latest Fluidized bed bio-reactor and Solid waste management using Organic Waste Converter, oil spillage mitigation measures have been included.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           There shall be no disposal of untreated waste water into the coastal area. 

 

(ii)        All the solid waste shall be handled as per the Solid waste Management Rules.

 

(iii)      Construction activity shall be carried out strictly as per the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991. No construction work other than those permitted in Coastal Regulation Zone Notification shall be carried out in Coastal Regulation Zone area

 

(iv)       There shall be no drawl of ground water.

 

(v)          Washing from Auction Hall /Sewage shall be treated and the Treatment Facility shall be provided in accordance with the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. The disposal of treated water shall confirm the regulation of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

 

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

 

(vii)     Oil spills if any shall be properly collected and disposed as per the Rules.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

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

 

4.22     CRZ clearance for construction of Fish Landing Center and infrastructure facilities at Uvari, Radhepuram Taluk in Tiruneveli District by Dept. of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu [F. No. 11-30/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Center and infrastructure facilities at unsurveyed land below Survey no’s 686,429&430 area of 2.30 acres of Uvari village, Radhepuram Taluk, which is one of the Fishing Village in Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu. As part of Tsunami rehabilitation works, it was decided to redesign the fishing industry in a better and more sustainable way, which includes developing of new fish landing centres of International standards.Under the Tsunami Rehabilitation Project sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, New Delhi vide letter No:33015-6/2004-FY(H) Dated:03.04.2006 had proposed to develop 10 new fish landing centres in Tamil Nadu with a view to  improve the standard of life of fishermen and to add hygiene  to the environment. The proposed sites were selected in consultation with Central Institute of Coastal Engineering for Fishery, Bangalore and six of the proposed sites have been cleared by the MoEF.  The cost of the project was arrived at Rs.4.04 crores.

 

The activities to be undertaken are construction of Auction hall, Net mending shed, Retaining wall, Compound wall, Security Room, Chill room facility. Toilet facilities, Solid waste management system, sewage treatment facility, etc. The State Coastal Zone Management Authority, during the meeting held on 28.08.2009, for clearance of the earlier six FLCs, suggested providing improved/ modern techniques to handle the liquid and solid waste generated within the proposed FLC. Accordingly, sewage treatment plant, using latest Fluidized bed bio-reactor and Solid waste management using Organic Waste Converter, oil spillage mitigation measures have been included.

 

It is indicated that TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 14.0 KLD. It is proposed to extract 11.2 KLD of seawater per day for fish washing and market cleaning. It is indicated that quantity of effluent generation from the project shall be 25.2 KLD. The capacity of STP will be 25 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 380 kg/day.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 There shall be no disposal of untreated waste water into the coastal area. 

 

(ii)              All the solid waste shall be handled as per the Solid waste Management Rules.

 

(iii)            Construction activity shall be carried out strictly as per the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991. No construction work other than those permitted in Coastal Regulation Zone Notification shall be carried out in Coastal Regulation Zone area

 

(iv)             There shall be no drawl of ground water.

 

(v)                Washing from Auction Hall /Sewage shall be treated and the Treatment Facility shall be provided in accordance with the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. The disposal of treated water shall confirm the regulation of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

 

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

 

(vii)           Oil spills if any shall be properly collected and disposed as per the Rules.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

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

 

4.23     CRZ clearance for construction of Fish Landing Center at Kadalur Periyakuppam in Kancheepuram District by Dept. of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu [F. No. 11-31/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Fish Landing Center at survey no’s 608, 609, 615, 621,an area of 3.56 Acres of Kadalur periyakuppam village, which is one of the Fishing Village in Kanchipuram  District, Tamil Nadu. As part of Tsunami rehabilitation works, it was decided to redesign the fishing industry in a better and more sustainable way, which includes developing of new fish landing centres of International standards.Under the Tsunami Rehabilitation Project sponsored by Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, New Delhi vide letter No:33015-6/2004-FY(H) Dated:03.04.2006 had proposed to develop 10 new fish landing centres in Tamil Nadu with a view to  improve the standard of life of fishermen and to add hygiene  to the environment. The proposed sites were selected in consultation with Central Institute of Coastal Engineering for Fishery, Bangalore and six of the proposed sites have been cleared by the MoEF.    The cost of the project was arrived at Rs.4.75 crores.

 

The activities to be undertaken are construction of Auction hall, Net mending shed, Retaining wall, Compound wall, Security Room, Chill room facility. Toilet facilities, Solid waste management system, sewage treatment facility, etc. It is indicated that TWAD Board will supply the required fresh water of 17.0 KLD. It is proposed to extract 13.2 KLD of seawater per day for fish washing and market cleaning. It is indicated that quantity of effluent generation from the project shall be 24.8 KLD. The capacity of STP will be 25 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 425 kg/day.

 

The State Coastal Zone Management Authority, during the meeting held on 28.08.2009, for clearance of the earlier six FLCs, suggested to provide improved/ modern techniques to handle the liquid and solid waste generated within the proposed FLC. Accordingly, sewage treatment facility, using latest Fluidized bed bio-reactor and Solid waste management system using Organic Waste Converter, oil spillage mitigation measures have been included.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 There shall be no disposal of untreated waste water into the coastal area. 

 

(ii)              All the solid waste shall be handled as per the Solid waste Management Rules.

 

(iii)            Construction activity shall be carried out strictly as per the provisions of CRZ Notification, 1991. No construction work other than those permitted in Coastal Regulation Zone Notification shall be carried out in Coastal Regulation Zone area

 

(iv)             There shall be no drawl of ground water.

 

(v)                Washing from Auction Hall /Sewage shall be treated and the Treatment Facility shall be provided in accordance with the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. The disposal of treated water shall confirm the regulation of Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.

 

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

 

(vii)           Oil spills if any shall be properly collected and disposed as per the Rules.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

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

 

4.24     Environmental Clearance for consideration of the representations against Angamalai -Azhutha Railway line project at Kerala as per the Order of Hon’ble High Court of Kerela. (F.No.10-13/2010-IA.III)

 

In a W.P No. 735 of 2008 filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala challenging the proposed Angamali - Azhutha Railway Line, mainly on the ground that the project is formulated with out conducting a proper Environment Impact Assessment Report, the Hon’ble High Court has directed that Ministry of Environment and Forests (Respondent No. 1) and Ministry of Railways (Respondent No.2) to consider the comprehensive representation made by the petitioners and all the interested persons. Respondents 1 and 2 are also at liberty to constitute Expert Committee, if necessary in this regard and take up proper decision within the time frame indicated.  The representatives of Railways informed that a large number of representations were received from public against the proposal.  They (petitioners) also got a report prepared through the Forest Research Institute, Trivandrum. The total length of the railway line is 130 km, mostly undulated terrain, hilly terrain, passes through Wetlands, agriculture lands and settlements.

 

          In W.P. (C) No.735/2008, the Court has mentioned:

 

          “The W.P. is filed challenging the proposal Angamali-Azhutha Railway line, mainly on the ground that the project is formulated and proposed without conducting proper Environmental Impact Assessment. 

 

          After hearing counsel on both sides and perusing the Environmental Impact Studies said to have been conducted by the Kerala Forest Institute, instead of going into the details of the arguments of both sides, we propose to direct respondents 1 & 2 to consider the comprehensive representation to be made by the petitioners and all the interested persons within four weeks from today after filing of the comprehensive representation and documents, if any, respondents 1 & 2 shall consider the same within three months thereafter.  Respondents 1 & 2 are at liberty to constitute Expert Committee, if necessary in this regard and take up proper decision within the time frame indicated. 

 

          The Writ Petition disposed off as above”.

 

          The present proposal was put up for consideration of the representations made by the public in the EAC meeting held on 25th – 26th March 2010. On the instructions of the Ministry the proposal is put up again for consideration. The committee while discussing the representations with the representative of Ministry of Railways noted that the following are the major points raised in the representations:

 

i)             The proposed railway line is 142.9 km long and it passes through:

 

a.           Midland, hills, six rivers, 64 streams and seven irrigation canals in three revenue districts of Kerela, viz. Ernakulam, Idukki and Kottayam.

 

b.           Total of 1,273 residential buildings would be destructed and about 515 ha. of land including prime agricultural land would be acquired.

 

c.            About 12 km of the rail line would pass through the Eco-Sensitive area of Periyar Tiger Reserve.

 

d.           EIA conducted by Kerala Forests Research Institute (KFRI) concludes that “The prevalence of an exceptional road network connecting Sabarimala to various destinations renders the new rail proposal at such colossal costs and ecological and social disruptions unviable and superfluous. Hence the project is not recommended”

 

Sr. Officer from Ministry of Railways (Shri Surendra Kumar Director (Works) informed that the earlier proposal of the railway line was proposed which passes through the Reserve Forests/ Periyar Tiger Reserve and buffer area. Now, it is proposed to end the route at Azhutha avoiding Reserve Forests/ Periyar Tiger Reserve and buffer area. The others issues raised are mainly related with the rehabilitation and resettlement of the affected people which will be decided by the Ministry of Railways as per the existing rehabilitation and resettlement policy.

 

The committee discussed the various representations and found that most of them are for opposing the proposed railway line and suggested that Ministry of Railways should undertake a Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study of the project as per the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy 2007 of Ministry of Rural Development published in the Gazette of India dated 31st October 2007, and decision of construction of railway line may be taken after taking in confidence the local residents / affected peoples.

 

As per as the Environment Impact Assessment is concerned the construction of the railway line is not within the preview of EIA Notification, 2006.  

 

     The committee recommended that the Ministry of Railways should take up further necessary action.   

 

4.25     Environmental Clearance for construction of SEZ for proposal Oil & Gas, Petrochemical sector at GIDC – Vilayat (Vagra) Indusrial Estate, Vilayat, Bharuch District, Gujarat by M/s Gujarat Hydrocarbons and Power SEZ Ltd (No. 21-16/2009-IA.III)

 

          The project involves construction of SEZ for Oil, Petrochemical sector project on a plot area of 248 ha SEZ will have 2 components,  Zone-I ( 210 ha)   will have processing zone, utilities, infrastructure corridor etc. and Zone-II (38 ha.) will have non-processing zone (administrative complex, club/guest house, training centre, commercial complex to support SEZ activities, green belt, roads). The total water requirement is 3 MLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 2 MLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1103.95 Kg/day. The power requirement is 6.25 MVA. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1,735          Crores.

 

          During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)                 Project proponent is not confirmed about the types of industries likely to be set up in the proposed SEZ, so the EIA & EMP prepared is based on the assumptions which are not correct. The committee suggested that the project proponent carry out a demand survey and the EIA and EMP should be prepared on the basis of the demand (at least minimum of 50 to 60% industrial plots).

 

(ii)              The EIA / EMP should be prepared on the basis of the ToR as finalize by the Ministry.  

 

The committee recommended to defer the project.  

 

4.26     Environmental Clearance for construction of shopping mall, multiplex and hotel Grand – The International Mall at Khatta no. 150, Mouza no. 6, Dhanbad by M/s Prabhatam Build Well Ltd. (No. 21-10/2010-IA.III)

 

     The Committee deferred the project since the  project site is located in the critically polluted area as per Office Memorandum J-11013/5/2010 dated 15.03.2010 and there is a temporary moratorium for the consideration of projects till August 2010.

 

4.27     Environmental Clearance for construction of Taj Vivanta Hotel at Guwahati, Assam by M/s The Indian Hotels Company Ltd. (No. 21-14/2010-IA.III)

The project involves construction of Hotel “Taj Vivanta” plot area of 20,146.57 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 33112.46 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 243 KLD (domestic water requirement is 137 KLD).  Wastewater generation is 118 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 180 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 30 KLD, horticulture – 6   KLD, HVAC cooling - 70 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1200 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1737 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 262 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 75 .0 Crores. RWH of 800 Cum . 21.75 % energy saving. DG sets of 2 nos of 750 KVA. 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The proposed site is located within the Veterinary Science Department area. The necessary change of land use shall be obtained from the competent authority for the construction of hotel.

 

(ii)              Submit the details of land features of the site and immediate adjacent area with slopes and drainage pattern.

 

(iii)            Submit the details of areas covered under Non-FSI.

 

(iv)             Submit the details of sludge generation and its disposal.

 

(v)                Parking proposed is inadequate. Re-examine and submit the details based on the number of rooms, seating capacity of the restaurant and banquet halls. Provision should also be made for bus parking taxies and staff parking.

 

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

   

4.28     Environmental Clearance for construction of shopping mall-cum-convention center & hotel at Re. Sy. No. 4/3B, 4/4B, 4/5, Kottooli Village, Kozikode Taluk, Kozikode, Kerala by M/s Sree Gokulam Hotels India Pvt. Ltd. (No. 21-15/2010-IA.III)

The project involves construction of Special Residential-cum-Commercial Complex on a plot area of 1.2126 ha. The total built-up area is 52,273.91 Sq.m. The proposed complex will have 2 basements + Ground + 9 Floors. The complex will have retail area, office area, hotel restaurant & other facilities like video gaming hall, exhibition hall and assembly hall, pool table, dining hall etc. The total water requirement is 262.765 KLD (domestic water requirement is 129.205 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 284 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 133.56 KLD, horticulture - 5 KLD, AC cooling – 76.269 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 1103.95 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2,700 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 432 cars + 200 two wheelers + 2 buses + 2 mini buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 82.132 Crores.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Parking proposed is inadequate. Re-examine and submit details separately retail areas, office area hotel and restaurants. Provision should be made for bus parking taxies and staff parking. Parking facility should also include parking for physically challenged people.

 

(ii)        Submit the details of transportation and disposal of excavated earth.

 

(iii)      Re-examine and submit details of energy saving and compliance with ECBC guidelines. Building envelope should follow ECBC guidelines for U values of roof, wall and fenestration.

 

(iv)       Submit the details of measures taken for seepage since the ground water table is at 1m depth and the proposal indicate the construction of two basements.

 

(v)          Re-examine and submit the circulation plan. Entry and exit should be left in and left out.

 

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.    

   

4.29     Environmental Clearance for construction of Medical Collage & 500 bedded hospital complex at Plot A-1, Biada, Bhita Patna, Bihar by M/s Employees State Insurance Corporation (No. 21-17/2010-IA.III)

 

The project involves construction of ESIC Medical College and Hospital Complex on a plot area of 10,1150 sq.m. The total built-up area is 1,97,649.43 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 1,061 KLD (domestic water requirement is 504 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 750 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 216 KLD, horticulture - 75 KLD, DG + HVAC cooling – 266 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 2,811.75 Kg/day. The power requirement is 12,250 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 922 ECS.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The site is L shape having a hospital in the front area and medical college along with staff quarters and hostel in the rear side. Re-examine the circulation network including parking provisions for hospital, medical college etc.

 

(ii)        Submit a copy of the master plan/development plan indicating the land use and copy of the approved plan from local body. Also submit details of the infrastructure available around the site.

 

(iii)      Examine and submit the details of the site and the surrounding area along with the drainage pattern with the help of a contour map and also disposal with invert levels.

 

(iv)       Examine the impact of the surrounding land use on the proposed project and also the impact of the project on the surrounding development.

 

(v)          Re-examine and submit the details of by Medical waste and other solid waste and it’s collection treatment and disposal.

 

(vi)       Submit details of energy requirement and saving in energy by using alternate source of energy including solar energy.

 

(vii)     Submit details of the building materials proposed to be used.

 

In view of the foregoing observation, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered afresh.

 

4.30     Evironmental and CRZ Clearance for establishment of Navi Mumbai International Airport by M/s. City & Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. [F.No.10-53/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the development of Navi Mumbai International Airport situated on National Highway No.4B at a distance of approx. 35 kms. from the existing airport near Panvel in the geographical centre of Navi Mumbai having longitude of  73º.4’.18’ and latitude 18º.59’.03’. 

 

The proposal was earlier put up for finalisation of ToR in the 78th meeting of the expert appraisal committee held on 20th-22nd July 2009, and issued a ToR on 4th August 2009. The committee visited the site on 23rd December 2009 and based on the site visit, an additional ToR issued on 8th February 2010. The public hearing was conducted on 5th May 2010 at Panvel Taluka, Distt. Raigad. Maharastra Coastal Zone Management Authority considered the project in their meeting held on 16.07.2009 and again on 5th July 2010 and recommended the project for further necessary action.

 

The proposal along with EIA/EMP was submitted on 06.07.2010 which was put up for appraisal in the 89th meeting of the EAC held on 21st-23rd July 2010.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The committee noted that the present airport at Santa Cruz is experiencing congestion due to constraints on airfield capability and further scope of expansion is limited due to non-availability of land. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA), Government of India as well as Government of Maharashtra granted in principal approval for setting-up second airport at Navi Mumbai through Public-Private-Participation (PPP). CIDCO is the Nodal Agency for implementing the project.

 

(ii)              CIDCO informed that the Technical Committee appointed by Ministry of Civil Aviation had also approved the Navi Mumbai Site for Airport. Submit a copy of the report prepared by the Technical Committee who has recommended the Navi Mumbai site.

 

(iii)            The committee wanted to know the reasons for selecting the site with details of alternatives sites examined earlier and rejected/ selected on merits with comparative statement. The committee also wanted to know if any other site within a radius of about 100 km from Mumbai has been examined outside the CRZ area with scientific studies, with a check list for selection or rejection and if so the details of the sites and if not why, and asked to submit a map based on the latest satellite imagery.

 

(iv)             The Committee observed that Social Impact Assessment (SIA) study had not been carried out as per the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy 2007, issued by Ministry of Rural Development, published in the Gazette of India dated 31st October 2007, which says:

 

“4.3.1. Where it is required as per the provisions of any law, rules, regulations or guidelines to undertake environmental impact assessment also, the SIA study shall be carried out simultaneously with the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study.”

 

(v)     The Committee also observed that the CRZ map has not been prepared though an authorised agency on 1:4,000 scale. The old map of 1996 in 1:15,000/1:25,000 scale has been enclosed with the EIA/EMP. The CZMP of Mumbai including that of Navi Mumbai were prepared and approved in 1996. These maps which are on 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 scale are based on the satellite images of 1990 prepared by Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad. After 1990, these areas have undergone several changes. Simply by enlarging or blowing up these CZMP maps which are on 1:25,000 or 1:50,000 does not indicate the finer details/ the land use pattern of the area. Further, the project involves training and diverting of rivers including reclamation of tidal influenced water bodies which are affected by the CRZ Notification, 1991. To understand the changes in the CRZ area it would be imperative that the CRZ maps in cadastral scale be prepared indicating HTL, LTL, CRZ boundary and superimpose the project layout. This map needs to be approved by the MCZMA in accordance with the CRZ Notification, 1991.

         

          Submit a copy of the map prepared by an authorised agency demarcating fresh High Tide Line (HTL) and Low Tide Line (LTL) and superimposed the project layout on the map.

 

(vi)      The committee also felt that a representative from Airport Authority of India/ Director General Civil Aviation may be invited/co-opted for the examination of technical suitability of the site i.e. descending angle required for clear vision of the flights including other technical aspects.

 

          In view of the foregoing observation, the proposal is deferred and shall be reconsidered after submission of above information.

 

4.31 Construction of Dabolim Apartments and Club House at Plot No. 1, 2, 3, 4, Survey No.43/1, village Dabolim, Mormugao Taluka, South Goa by M/s. Saravati Builders and Constructions Pvt. Ltd.  (No.21-192/2008-IA.III)

 

          Ministry has issued an Environmental Clearance for the construction of apartments in Debolim Goa on 11th January 2010.  A Writ Petition No. 13/2010 was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay at Goa by The Goa Foundation in which Ministry was also one of the respondents. The issues raised in the petition were regarding cutting of trees, the entire project area is a private forest and project site is having a gradient more than 25% where the construction is not permissible as per Town and Country planning rules. Ministry has put the Environmental Clearance issued on 11th January 2010 in abeyance on 15th April 2010.     

 

          The Hon’ble High Court has taken note of Ministry’s action of keeping the clearance in abeyance and further examination of the matter by the Ministry.

 

          The proposal was put up for examination of issues raised by The Goa Foundation in the Expert Appraisal Committee meeting held on 22nd-24th July 2010 in which the representative of The Goa Foundation and M/s Saravati Builders and Constructions Pvt. Ltd. were also called. During discussions The Goa Foundation represented by Dr. Claude Alvares informed that:

 

(a)   The area is a forest and therefore prior permission under the Forest Conservation Act requires to be obtained. This aspect was not put up before the Expert Appraisal Committee earlier.

 

(b)   That the area is a steep slope and hence the law prevailing in Goa banning development/ construction on steep slopes prohibits construction of the project in the said area.

 

(c)    It was also informed that there is severe water shortage in the vicinity of the proposal. Further, many illegal bore wells were made. The River juari is about 500 m from the site and the proposed extraction of ground water may lead to sea water intrusion.

                   

In respect of the above issues he presented photographs of the area indicating the extent of natural vegetation of the plot. He further informed that three permissions were obtained for cutting of trees and a total of 200 trees were cut in the last three years.

 

          The representatives of M/s. Saravati Builders and Constructions Pvt. Ltd. informed that

 

(a)  As per the records of Goa Government, the site is not declared as Forest and this was confirmed by the Government of Goa in their affidavit filed in the Hon’ble High Court.

 

(b)  Only 92 trees were felled with required permission. A Committee constituted by Town Planning Department including the petitioner has visited and surveyed and based on the survey, an affidavit has been filed which states that the slop is within norms.

 

          They further informed that the Local body has given permission for supply of 314 KLD of water from Public supply, 95 KLD will be met from the two Nos. bore wells. The site is about 1000 feet above the river level; hence the possibility of sea water intrusion is remote.

 

          The EAC after deliberation sought the following information:

 

(i)                 Submit the details of trees cut down with their permissions, certifying that no other trees will be cut.

 

(ii)              Submit a copy of the contour map superimposing the layout plan of the site with clear spot levels authenticated by the Local Town Planning Department.

 

(iii)            Submit a copy of the permissions for cutting of the trees and a certificate form DFO that the area is not declared as forest under Forest Conservation Act.

 

          The committee deferred the project and shall reconsider after the submission of above information.

 

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

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of Car Depots at Mankhurd and Charkop ‘Bandra’ Mankhurd corridor under Mumbai Metro Rail Project. The master plan for Mumbai Metro proposed by DMRC along with its phased implementation includes nine corridors covering a length of 146.50 km out of which 32.50 km is proposed underground and rest would be elevated. The Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd corridor is second corridor providing West to East connectivity in greater Mumbai covering length of 31.871 km. it consists of 27 stations. As per the Traffic forecast, daily boarding will be 12.75 lakhs, 18.77 lakhs and 22.16 lakhs in the years 2.11, 2021 and 2031 respectively. The proposal is being implemented on BOT/PPP basis. Two maintenance depots are proposed at Charkop and Mankhurd with area requirement of 19.69 ha. and 24 ha. respectively. Govt. of India has already accorded approval for Rs. 1532 Cr.

 

The proposal (F.No.11-45/2009-IA.III) was earlier considered in the 78th meeting of the EAC held on 20th - 22nd July, 2009, 82nd meeting held on 23rd- 24th November 2009, and again in the 86th meeting of the EAC held on 25th – 26th March, 2010. A sub committee also visited the site on 22nd December 2009.

 

During discussions following points emerged:

 

(i)       The committee noted that as per CRZ Notification 1991, the project falls in CRZ–II (i), CRZ–I (ii), CRZ–II & CRZ-III. Effluent generation activities and construction activities are not permissible in CRZ-I (i) and CRZ-I (ii) areas.

 

(ii)      The also noted that MMRDA has made changes in the project and has proposed an elevated corridor for the metro line and depots are in order to avoid disturbing the mangroves. It was also clarified that a limited number of piles will be constructed without damaging a single mangrove. There will be sufficient gaps and open spaces for sun light and ventilation. They stressed that construction of car depots on stilt, with railway lines/ bridges on stilts crossing CRZ-I areas is a permissible activity and the requirement of CRZ Notification are fully met.

 

(iii)     It was also informed that in the WP No 1643/2009 was admitted in the court and affidavit has already been submitted to Hon’ble High Court on 07.04.2010, all the petitions are related to alignment (Overhead v/s Underground metro rail) and do not relate to matter under consideration namely CRZ clearance for the locations of the car depots, no stay has been granted for metro rail construction by the Hon’ble High Court.

 

(iv)     MMRDA also committed to undertake compensatory afforestation at proposed Ecological and Conservation Zone at Monori, Gorai, Uttan region before implementation of the project. It was also informed that MMRDA has already appointed as SPA for Manori, Gorai, Uttan Region. In the proposed land use prepared by MMRDA for the said region, 500 ha of land has been proposed to be developed as Mangrove Park.

 

(v)      The MCZMA has re-examined the proposal. As per the Minutes of MCZMA, no other suitable location is available for Charkop Depot site as well as economically viable. Further authority noted that, Charkop and Mankhurd Car Depot are falling in CRZ-I area wherein said activity is not allowed as per the CRZ Notification, 1991. However, MMRDA committed that Car Depots will be constructed on stilt and ensured that all arrangement will be provided to abate the pollution of creek area. They will also obtain permission of Hon’ble High Court since area under consideration is affected by its order and also committed to regenerate the mangroves along with compensatory afforestation. Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the revised proposal vide letter no. MCZMA 2009/CR16/MCZMA dated 7th July 2010 for further necessary action.

 

          The committee suggested that:

 

(i)                 The construction activities for proposed metro lines on stilts should be carried out without destruction /damaging the mangroves and also no disturbance to the free flow of water in the creek. The Car Depot and workshop activities should be relocated in non-CRZ areas since these are not permissible under the Costal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991.  

 

(ii)              MMRDA shall obtain necessary permission from the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay in the W.P. No. 3246/2004 and 87/2006 prior to the commencement of the work on ground.

 

(iii)            Proposed site is also appears to be affected by declared mangroves forest and permission from Forest Department shall be obtained.

 

(iv)             Compensatory mangroves plantation, shall be carried out before the implementation of the proposed project and details of area existing number of species, duration of plantation etc. should be submitted to MCZMA with copy to MoEF.

 

(v)                MMRDA shall not carry out any reclamation of land for the proposed activity since it is prohibited activity as per CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

(vi)      Proper rehabilitation of the project affected people shall be      carried out prior to the commencement of the work on      ground.

 

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

 

5.          Recommended projects

 

5.1           CRZ Clearance for the construction of Hotel at Plot bearing F.P.No.1211 on TPS-4, Mahim Division, Prabhadevi, Mumbai by M/s. Chaitra Realty Ltd. [F. No. 11-66/2009-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of a star category hotel/business centre on a plot area of 21,489.30 Sq.m. The plot was earlier used as Hindustan Spinning and Weaving Mills Ltd., which was closed down and at this location no polluting industry or SEZ is permitted to develop. All around the plot is residential houses within 150 m. The total built-up area proposed is 2,14,644.83 Sq.m. (3 basements + 77 storeys). It is proposed to construct a 320 rooms hotel with 630 service apartments and 84 business centers. The total water requirement is 1580 KLD and the waste water generation will be 1035 KLD. (fresh water requirement is 1150 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 1343 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets - 504 KLD, horticulture - 127 KLD, and Air-conditioning - 510 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 2081 Kg/day. The total car parking spaces proposed are 4,614. Total cost of the project is Rs. 522.28 Crores.

 

          The proposal was also considered by the additional Expert Appraisal Committee for Building Construction and Area Development Projects in its 19th meeting held in the month of July, 2007 and 21st EAC meeting held in the month of September, 2007 and the Committee recommended the project for the issue of Environmental Clearance subject to obtaining approval under CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

          The proposal was considered by Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority in its 52nd meeting held on 14.05.2009. The above plot falls under CRZ-II as per CZMP, 2000 and the plot is towards the landward side of existing authorized buildings prior to 1991. 

 

            The project was put up earlier for appraisal in the EAC in its 81st meeting held on 29th - 30th October, 2009 and site visit was also undertaken by the EAC on 22nd December, 2009 and made certain recommendations.  The response of the project proponent on the recommendations of the site visit report and also observations made earlier by the Expert Appraisal Committee were discussed in the meeting held on 25th – 26th February 2010 and made certain points. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

 i) The development shall confirm to the local regulation on land use.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The project was considered in the 85th meeting of EAC held on 25-26th February, 2010 and 28th – 29th June, 2010. The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the Committee and found them in order.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance

 

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

 

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

 

The project was earlier considered in the 88th meeting of EAC held on 28th – 29th June, 2010. The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the Committee and found them in order.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of Environmental Clearance

 

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

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

The project was considered in the 85th meeting of EAC held on 25-26th February, 2010 and 28th – 29th June, 2010. The details submitted by the project proponent were examined by the Committee and found them in order.

 

          The Committee recommends the proposal for issue of CRZ Clearance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 22nd - 24th June, 2010 at Fazal Chambers, SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

 

1.                 Shri Naresh Dayal, IAS(Rtd)               Chairman

2.                 Dr. M.L.Sharma, IFS(Retd)                      Vice Chairman

3.                 Shri Kathirvel Dharmalingam                    Member

4.                 Dr. S.P. Bansal                                     Member

5.                 Dr. Apurba Gupta                                    Member

6.                 Dr. H.S.Ramesh                                              Member

7.                 Dr. Y.Basavaraju                                               Member                          

8.                 Shri G Bala Subramanyam               Member

9.                 Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                  Member

10.            Dr. Niraj Sharma (Rep. of CRRI)          Member

11.            Dr. R.S.Mahawar (Rep. of CPCB)           Member

12.            Shri Bharat Bhushan                               Member Secretary

                  

Supporting Staff           

 

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

16.Dr. P.V. Subba Rao – Research Associate, MoEF 

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. Blue star Realtors

Representatives from M/s. Patni Energy Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. GSPC Pipavav Power Ltd

Representatives from M/s. GMB & Aatash Norcontrol Ltd

Representatives from M/s. NHAI

Representatives from M/s. Ramky Enviro Engineer Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Corporation of Chennai

Representatives from M/s. Banglore Eco-Park Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. U.P. Expressway Ind. Dev. Authority

Representatives from M/s. BSR Devl Corp. Ltd.    

Representatives from M/s. IRB Sindhudurg Airport Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. GAIL (India) Ltd

Representatives from M/s. OPG Power Gujarat Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. PEL Power Ltd., Hyderabad 

Representatives from M/s. Adyar Poonga Trust, Chennai.

Representatives from M/s. Parabola Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Visakhapatnam Port Trust

Representatives from M/s. Dept. of Fisheries, Govt of Tamil Nadu

Representatives from M/s. Ministry of Railways.

Representatives from M/s. Gujarat Hydrocarbons and Power SEZ Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. The Indian Hotels Company Ltd.                          

Representatives from M/s. Sree Gokulam Hotels India Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Employees State Insurance Corporation

Representatives from M/s. CIDCO

Representatives from M/s  Saravati Builders and Const. Pvt. Ltd. and                                                             Dr. Claude Alvares, The Goa Foundation

Representatives from M/s. Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA

 

 

 

 

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