MINUTES

 

          The Minutes of the 91st Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure projects, Building/ Construction Projects/ Area Development Projects and Township and Miscellaneous projects held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 at Conference Room, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Van Vigyan Bhawan, R. K. Puram, Sector-5, New Delhi

         

1.      Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 91st meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee. Member Secretary informed the committee about the number of pending projects including the projects from the State of Punjab which has been transferred as the term of SEIAA was over and it might take some time to re-constitute the SEIAA/SEAC and suggested that a special meeting may be held at Chandigarh. The chairman and members agreed to the suggestion. It was also suggested that a meeting of EAC may also be held in Mumbai along with site visits of some of the proposals. The Member Secretary informed the committee about the action taken on the decisions of the 90th meeting held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 in New Delhi.

 

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 90th Meeting of the EAC       held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 at New Delhi.

 

          Minutes of the 90th Meeting of the EAC held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 at New Delhi were confirmed with the following corrections:

 

Item No. 4.15 the conditions at (i) is replaced by-

 

Assess the geotechnical properties of the rock (density, compressive strength, stratification of rock layers etc) by conducting marine bores at the proposed site.  Powerful cutter suction dredgers are available with leading European dredging contractors today which can do rock cutting in rocks with a compressive strength of even up to 40 MPA in which case it may not be necessary to go in for underwater blasting.  This needs to be examined afresh keeping this possibility also in view for finalizing the appropriate technology on the basis of environmental issues associated with the system.

 

Item No. 4.18, condition No. (viii) is replaced by-

 

Submit a detailed layout showing the planned the proposed berth, along with details of storage/ handling of various cargo and spillage/ leakage/ dust preventive measures, detailed account of floating dock activities and its impact on the adjacent berths, use of berth for activity other than ship repair if any proposed and if so the impact thereon etc.”

 

3.      Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1       Environmental and CRZ clearance for development of ship building yard Phase-I at Silambimangalam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu by M/s. Good Earth Ship Building. [F.No. 10-142/2007-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves development of Ship building yard at Vellingarayanpettai Village, Chidambaram taluk, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu. Ship building yard will be developed in phases and the clearance is requested for developing the Phase I of the Ship yard.

 

It is proposed to develop the Phase I on an area of 60.77 hectares (625 X 1100m) to build ships such as Handymax, Aframax, Panamax, etc. Initially the ship yard would process 50,000 Tons of steel and deliver two ships per annum. The capacity expansion proposed is up to 500,000 tons of processed steel in subsequent years with setting up of additional fabrication facilities within the proposed yard as per the master plan.

 

During Phase I, the breakwater will be developed to a length of 1130m on the southern side and 300 m on the northern side, so that the total length of the breakwater in Phase I will be 1430m. The phase I will have 2 jetties of size (250m X 20m) and (300 m X 20 m).  It will also comprise of one supply quay of size (250 m X 20m). The Onshore structures facilities includes Stock Area, Pre– preparation shops, Assembly shop, Painting and Outfitting shops, Pre– erection shop, Administration and supporting facilities. The total cost of the phase I proposed is Rs. 300.00 crores

 

Tamil Nadu Government vide G.O. No. 183 dated 23.07.2007 has declared the project area as Minor Port. The phase I proposal has been recommended by the Tamil Nadu Coastal Management Authority in its 54th meeting held on 29th November 2009. 

 

The project was considered by the  EAC in its 66th meeting held on 2nd and 3rd July 2008 and finalized the ToR. The project EIA was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 25th to 26th March 2010 and raised certain quarries. The project proponent submitted the details which were discussed by the committee.

 

During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Submit an authenticated document from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board confirming the CEPI score in respect of location of the proposed site.

 

ii)           The Committee advised the proponent to explore the possibility of sharing common facilities such as breakwater with immediate neighbours on the southern side so as to optimize the resources and minimize cost on development and also impact on marine environment.  

 

iii)          Examine the details to develop appropriate system to maintain the hydraulic regime of velar river against the possibility of accretion process reaching the river mouth in 72 months at the rate of 2,60,000 Cum/ year including mapping of shoreline as appropriate at discrete intervals and submit the report along with the six monthly monitoring reports.

 

iv)          Submit a copy of the Public hearing minutes along with the complaince.

 

v)            Precautions suggested by WAPCOS and ASR shall be implemented to protect the Pitchavaram mangroves.

 

vi)          The National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy (NRRP), 2007 shall be followed in letter and sprit.

 

vii)         There shall be no ground water drawal in CRZ area.

 

viii)       There shall be no discharge of liquid and solid wastes into the coastal area.

 

ix)          There shall be no electroplating and galvanizing plant within the CRZ area.

 

x)            Paint residue and used oil shall be collected and disposed as per the Hazardous Wastes (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

xi)          Proper personnel safety measures for the workers at the painting booth/shop shall be provided.

 

xii)        Indoor Air quality monitoring shall be conducted regularly specially in the paint shop.

 

xiii)       Sand by-pass shall be carried out periodically and monitoring shall be conducted on the shore line changes. 

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations i) to iv) to the satisfaction of the committee, and v) to xiii) included as conditions in the clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.

 

3.2       Amendment to the ToR for the change of port facility within the SEZ, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Kakinada SEZ Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.10-24/2008-IA-III]

 

The proposal involves development of port facilities in Kakkinada SEZ, Andhra Pradesh. The proposal was appraised in the 63rd Meeting of the EAC held on 26th to 28th March 2008 and TOR was finalized.

 

Subsequently, the project proponent submitted a proposal to shift the port location by about 2 km towards north-east within the 8 km shoreline and back-up area in possession of Kakkinada SEZ. The port location has been positioned in such a way that it meets the requirement of all the units proposed within the SEZ and surrounding areas. At the earlier site there was a fishing hamlet which had to be relocated and this shifting will not have any R&R issues. The other change is in terms of handling dry bulk cargo in Phase I instead of liquid cargo proposed earlier. Liquid cargo has been planned in next phase. Further, LNG terminal which was considered earlier has been dropped in the new proposal.  Total number of berths planned has been kept as in original proposal at 11 and 1 SPM.

 

The port site is located on the East Coast of India at a distance of about 25 km NE of the existing Kakkinada Deep-Water Port. The proposed port will be located within 170 10’ 27.3” N, 820 26’ 31.1” E and 170 12’ 43.01” N, 820 29’ 23.68” E.

 

Indicative cargo for the proposed port are - coal, fertilizers, fertilizer raw materials, food grains and other bulk cargo containers; liquid cargo like crude oil, POL cargo, bulk chemicals/ petrochemicals, edible oils, bitumen; project and engineering cargo, passenger cars and other diverse cargo, etc. All these cargos will be handled at a SPM, eight bulk, general cargo and container berths and three liquid cargo berths. It is anticipated that the total import- export of cargo would be around 92.5 Million Metric Ton Per Annum (MMTPA) + 1 Million TEU (MTEU) of containers. The Port is planned to handle vessels of 120,000-200,000 DWT and Containers of 6,000 TEUs. Fully mechanized material handling systems will be installed. Sufficient stock yards, open and covered storages will be developed in the back-up area.

 

The proposed port layout will have a breakwater of 3,500 m length, approach channel of width and depth 225 m and (-)20 m CD, respectively, and diameter of turning circle will be 600 m.  Preliminary cost of the project is estimated at Rs. 2,058.00 Crores.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Examine and submit details of the cumulative impact due to the surrounding developments.

 

ii)           Examine and submit details of which are the other projects developing in the vicinity and integration of the off-shore common facilities and other infrastructures with project.

 

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

 

iv)       Constructing 11 berths + SPM involves long duration and the requirement shall be confined to phase wise development. Reexamine the details and phase wise development programme.

 

v)         EIA studies should address issues on ‘cargo-specific’ basis depending on the type of cargo. Submit details

 

vi)       Market demand vis port development needs are not brought out to the extent necessary to justify creation of such a massive development, more so on the need on EIA clearance for all facilities at ‘one go’. Reexamine details.

 

vii)      Dredging quantity of 33 million cum is huge and the method of disposal and connected studies for dispersion should include phase-wise details.

 

viii)       Design criteria followed for assessing the throughput of berms- especially for container does not appear in consonance with industry norms and cargo handling practices as also assumption of vessel sizes.

 

ix)       The details of end-users for various commodities proposed for planning of container general cargo and POL berths were incomplete and need to be furnished to establish the extent of marine facilities to be provided commensurate with demand in phases.

 

x)            Offshore breakwater, concept based layout may be given a rethinking in the light of its cost of construction (work harbor will be necessary) exposed conditions to some extent for waves from SE quadrant and the possibility of the marine facilities still acting as utteral barrier under conducive marine climate.

 

xi)          Submit a copy of the revised recommendations of Andhra Pradesh Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

xii)        Other studies as per the EIA guidance manual for Ports and Harbours. Refer MoEF website www.envfor.nic.in,

 

The Committee recommends the issue of amendment for the ToR.

 

3.3       Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the development of Multipurpose berths V, VI & VII in existing premises, Beach Road, Kakinada, East Godawari District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s. Kakinada Seaports Ltd. [F.No. 11-114/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the proponent, Kakkinada deep water port (KDWP) is located on the coast of Kakkinada, Bay of Bengal in Andhra Pradesh. The geographical location of the Port is 16o58’35” N and 82016’45” E. The port is naturally protected by Hope Island on southern side (16059’506” N and 82019’351” E).  and got permission to handle cargo, iron ore, coal, alumina and bauxite for operating these Three (North, south, middle) berths are in operation and recently added fourth berth and OSV facility for serving offshore exploration activities in KG basin. The port had the navigation facilities i.e. navigation channel of length 7 Km and outer channel of -12.5 m to -14.0 m., inner channel is 11.5 m to 14.0 m, berthing area 10.5 to -11.5 m and turning Circle is 350 m. A breakwater is also proposed to be constructed of 1180 x 10 m. It is proposed to reclaim about 222 acres. Capital dredging is proposed and the quantity will be 3.2 Million Cum and dredging materials will be 0.66 Cum /year. It is proposed to use for back filling, and identified disposal site at a distance of 12.5 km towards north of the site.   

 

The proposal will have three numbers of multipurpose V, VI and VII berths in the existing facility for handling Coal, iron ore and fertilizers. The berth sizes are of 300 m x 25 m each .The berths will be constructed with cast-in-situ piles and backup area filled with quarry and sand available from sand trap. The dredging soil will be disposed at designated dumping site located at Uppada.

 

          The proposal was examined by EAC in its 83rd meeting held on 21st -23rd December, 2009 and finalized the additional TOR for further study.

 

Uppada coast is a hot spot and project proponent has carried out a 3 season comprehensive studies. The Studies carried out by the CWPRS indicated the increase in siltation & recommended for periodic dredging. NIO study indicated the activity will not have any significant impact on geomorphology. Department of meteorology & oceanography, Andhra Pradesh University conducted (mike 21) Hydrodynamic (HD) & Mud transport (MT) model Studies.

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its meting held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 and sought certain additional information. The details submitted were examined by the committee. The EAC took note of the hydro-dynamic studies relating to ‘Uppada’ region comprehensive summary EIA specified in Table I – sites along the Coastal stretches where shoreline changes have been observed attached with MoEF’s office memorandum dated 03.11.2009 and the findings thereon. Current status of impact due to handling of cargo (10.83 million tones) in berths I to IV and the mitigation measures put in place.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           All handling/ loading/ unloading shall be through closed conveyors.

 

(ii)          Water sprinkling shall be provided at all the transfer points/ storage yard.

 

(iii)        Spillage/ leachate shall be treated for removal of heavy metals if any and the sludge shall be disposed to the authorized TSDF.

 

(iv)         All the recommendation of the EIA, EMP shall be put in place including the incorporation of the mitigative measures during construction stage of berths V, VI and VII and the ‘cargo specific’ impacts generated through additional cargo to the extent of some 7.0 million tones.

 

(v)          The dredging equipment/ technology shall ensure the minimization of suspension of sediments at the dredge site and reduction in turbidity.

 

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

 

4.       Consideration of New Projects

 

4.1       Environmental Clearance for the expansion of existing Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CEPT) at plot no. 619-619/1, GIDC Industrial Estate, Ankleshwar, District Bharuch, Gujarat by M/s. Panoli Enviro Technology Ltd. (F.No. 10-35/2009-IA.III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal is for the expansion of existing CETP from 1 MLD to 2 MLD within Panoli Industrial Estate, Bharuch, Gujarat. The industrial estate already have industries involved in manufacturing of Dyes and Dye intermediates, Pharmaceutical, chemical processing and textiles industries. M/s Panoli Enviro Technology Ltd. (PETL), Panoli has created a facility for common effluent treatment plant comprising of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary treatments.

 

          The member industries of the CETP store their raw effluent in storage tanks. These effluents are transported by rubber-lined tankers from the industries to the CETP by PETL. On receipt at CETP, samples are checked and then unloaded in Equalization Tanks. The CETP consists of Primary Treatment (Equalization, Fenton Treatment, Flash Mixing, Clarifloculator), Secondary Treatment (Aeration Tank - I & Aeration Tank - II, Secondary Settling Tank) and Tertiary Treatment.

 

          Three units of dual medial pressure filter with sand and granular activated carbon media are provided with flow capacity of 30 m3/hr.  The diameter of the filter vessel is 2.5 meter and height is 3.2 m with effective capacity of 15.3 KL each. Tertiary treatment ensures removal of residual color, COD, BOD and suspended solids. The sludge from the CETP is dried in eight sludge drying beds of 12m x 12m x 1.5m height. After tertiary treatment, effluent is being discharged to GIDC pumping station by closed HDPC pipeline, which further conveyed to final ETP of M/s Bharuch Eco-Aqua Infrastructure Ltd. (BEAIL), Ankleshwar for further treatment and disposal into deep sea. The water requirement will increase from 45 KLD to 90 KLD. A DG set of 180 KVA is proposed in addition to existing 180 KVA. There are no protected sensitive areas near the proposed site. The expected cost of expansion is Rs. 6.5 crores.

         

The EAC in its 76th meeting held on 21st-22nd May 2009, recommended to transfer the proposal to the SEIAA of Gujarat, since it was a category ‘B’ project. Later on, it was observed that the site is located in the critically polluted area ‘Ankleshwar’, so, as per the General Condition (GC) of EIA Notification, 2006, the proposal is treated as Category ‘A’. Although the SEIAA of Gujarat suggested a TOR, but the project proponent submitted the proposal for finalization of TOR. The proposal was appraised by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st- 23rd    December, 2009 and finalised additional TOR for further study. The project proponent submitted the EIA/EMP which was examined by the Committee.

         

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Confirm and justify the establishment of proposed CETP as it is located in the critically polluted area. It is for the new industries to be set up or for the existing industries.

 

ii)           Submit the details of existing member industries and their discharge.

 

iii)          Identify the waste strength, derived from the units.

 

iv)          Obtain the comments from State Pollution Control Board on the projects including inlet/ out let parameters and the compliance and submit a copy of the same.

 

v)            Submit the valid Consent order along with compliance status with respect to norms. In accordance with MoEF circular dated 25th August 2009, the comments of the SPCB shall be obtained.

 

vi)          Assessment made by the GPCB in terms of cumulative pollution load of FETP in accordance with the MoEF circular dated 25.08.2009 shall be obtained.

 

vii)         The booked quantities of effluent with member industries are 1071 KLD and the hydraulic load capacity of the existing CETP is 1000 KLD. The justification of the expansion of CETP from 1 MLD to 2 MLD, as Ankaleswar is identified in Critically Polluted Area with CEPI index of 88.50, shall be submitted.

 

viii)       The EIA report has not covered the details of primary treatment systems provided by the member units as per TOR No (v).

 

ix)          The inlet standards proposed is not meeting the CETP inlet norms as notified under E(P) Act 1986.

 

x)            The Project Proponent has not submitted the supporting documents to take a decision on exempting public hearing as per the TOR.

xi)          The quantity of HW generation is to be rechecked. Copy of latest HW annual return (Form IV) submitted to GPCB shall be furnished.

 

xii)        The design parameters for inlet norms, mentioned in Table – 2.3 of EIA Report is not complying with the Consent Conditions issued by GPCB.

 

xiii)       As per the information submitted in Annexure 12 of EIA report, the CETP is yet to comply the CCA condition with reference to inlet norms.

 

xiv)       In accordance with the MoEF circular dated 20.10.2009, the status of court cases, if any shall be submitted.

 

xv)         The copy of MoU submitted at Annexure 13, is not covering the technical norms to be complied by the member units.

 

xvi)       Table 5.1 – The concentration of TDS is 7014 mg/liter, against the standard stipulated in the consent order by SPCB of 2100 mg/liter.

 

The Committee decided that the decision on the exemption of public hearing shall be taken only after a submission of certificate from GIDC that the plot was earmarked for Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) in the layout plan at the initial stage.

 

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

 

4.2       CRZ clearance for reconstruction of existing ‘A’ category ceased building on plot bearing CS No. 8/593, Malabar Hill Division, Laxmibai Jagmohandas Marg, Mumbai by M/s Ravikiran Agarwal and Mr. Pujit Agarwal (Orbit Corporations)  Worli Mumbai [F. No. 11-24/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves reconstruction of a building on a plot area of 927.67 sq.m. The total built up area is 1,846.76 sq.m. It is proposed to demolish the existing building and construct a new residential building with Ground + 30 upper floors, including parking and refuge floors with 27 apartments. The existing building is of 6 floors. The total water requirement is 22 KLD (fresh water requirement is 14 KLD). The sewage generation will be 18.90 KLD and the capacity of STP proposed is 20 KLD. The total parking spaces proposed are for 62 cars (1st, 2nd to 7th floors, 9th & 10th floors), a 2 Nos. of car lifts are proposed. Total cost of the project is Rs 22.92 Crores.

 

The site falls within CRZ-II. MCZMA issued a NOC earlier as the investment was less than Rs. 5 crores. The revised proposal was discussed by MCZMA in its 59th meeting held on 14.01.2010 and recommended the proposal vide letter No. MCZMA/2009/CR-16/MCZMA dated 09.03.2010 for the issue of CRZ Clearance.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Prior permission shall be obtained from High Rise Committee for constructing a High Rise Building.

 

ii)           Prior permission/ NOC shall be obtained from Heritage Conservation Committee.

 

iii)          Superimpose the layout/ site plan on the HTL/ LTL map of 1:4000 Scale prepared by the authorized agency or on the approved CZMP on 1:4000 Scale. Also mark the existing roads/ structures.

 

iv)          Submit the details of FSI permissible and proposed to be consumed.

 

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.    

   

4.3       CRZ clearance for redevelopment of property bearing FP No. 1262/B, TPS-IV of Mahim Division situated at new Prabhadevi Road, near Tata Press, Prabhadevi, Mumbai by M/s Goodwill Properties Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-38/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves redevelopment of property with two wings, rehabilitation wing “A” comprising of stilt + 7 upper floors with 24.15 height and sale wing “B” comprising of  Basement + Stilt + 5 upper parking floors and podium around 6 floor level + 7-8 service floors + 9 to 28 upper floors for residential use. Height of the building is 103.35 mtr. Total plot area is 1,614 sq.m and the built up area will be 19,285.60 sq.m. The total water requirement is 40 KLD (fresh water - 23 KLD and recycled treated water – 17 KLD) and the source is municipal supply. The sewage generation will be 28 KLD and the capacity of STP of 30 KLD is proposed for treatment of Sewage. The treated wastewaters of 17 KLD (11 KLD for flushing and 6 KLD for gardening) will be used. Balance – 8 KLD will be discharged into the drain. Out of 13 trees present, 5 nos. required to be cut and 35 nos. of plantation is proposed. The total solid waste generation will be 108 Kg/day. The power requirement will be 675 KW. The total car parking proposed are 114 (Ground – 3, 1st Floor – 15, 2nd to 4th Floor – 81 and 5th floor 15). The Total cost of the project is Rs. 20.01 Crores.

 

The site is located on the landward side of the existing road in CRZ – II area. MCZMA considered the project in its 60th meeting held on 25th February 2010 and recommended the project vide MCZMA-2010/CR-26/MCZMA dated 06.04.2010. 

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Permission from the Committee for High Rise building shall be obtained.

 

ii)       Submit the copy of the permission of Fire Service Department

 

iii)      Rain Water Harvesting tank and STP are located adjacent to each other. Revise the location and submit the revised plan.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ                     Clearance after the receipt of the additional information, with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.4       Finalization of TOR for foreshore facility for the construction of jetty, convey belt, sea-water (intake and outfall points pumping station and laying of 440 KV transmission line) at village Salav, District Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s Welspun Maxsteel Ltd., [F. No. 11-40/2010-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of jetty, conveyor belt, transmission line, sea water intake for proposed captive power and expansion of steel plants at village Salav, Dist. Raigad. Presently, imports 1.50 MTPA of iron ore.  is proposed to handle steel scrap, limestone, and other additives. The proposal includes a Terminal with 3 berths along with mechanized materials handling facilities. Proposed for handling of barges with less than 3000 DWT. Approach trestle will be 0.3 to 0.5 km. Conveyor belt will be of 2-3 km. Natural draft in the range of 3-4 m available and need minor maintenance dredging.

 

          Site falls within notified Industrial Zone of MIDC. However, Public hearing was conducted on 05.03.2010 based on the TOR of Industrial Committee which includes the foreshore facilities also. The Power plant and steel plants are not in CRZ area. HTL/LTL demarcation was carried out by NIO.

 

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

 

(i)        Examine re-routing the out fall pipe to sea keeping in view the confined nature of water body. As per EPA Notification (GSR 7 dated December 22 1998) no cooling water discharge shall be permitted in ‘estuaries’ or near ecologically sensitive areas such as mangroves, coral reefs etc.

 

(ii)       The proponent submitted that the present location to discharge into river had been approved by State authorities and that the sea is some 6 km away from the present location. However, this aspect must be re-examined

 

(iii)              Hydrodynamic modeling does not indicate (a)         volume of discharge (b) Difference in temperature and salinity.

 

(iv)         Whether any intermediate transit storage within the plant site is envisaged for temperature control of effluent discharge?

 

(v)          Submit a copy of CRZ map superimposing the layout plan,  intake and outfall along the Kundalika River and the open sea, transmission lines on the HTL/LTL map of 1: 4000 scale demarcated by authorized agency with signature.

 

(vi)      Quantum of dredging and plan for spoil disposal are not indicated and if it is offshore, new modeling study is needed.

 

(vii)       Submit the details of sea water intake and outfall shall be pipeline system along with the basic design of outfall and model study on dispersion.

 

(viii)     As per page 77 of TEFR (Section 0.2), location of steel plant and power plant need to be firmed up to finalize the options of terminal. Submit the details.

 

(ix)     Data on currents, tides and bathymetry have to be presented in detail with respect to hydrodynamic study as input and studies on testing and calibration of the model need to be presented with the measured data.

 

(x)          Extent of tidal excursion inside the Kundalika River shall be marked.

 

(xi)        Air and water quality monitoring should be carried out at the upstream and downstream of the river.

 

(xii)       Submit Impact on the Marine ecosystem due to the proposed activities.

 

(xiii)     Superimpose the layout on the map showing the mangrove and other land features.

 

(xiv)      Permission from Hon’ble High Court of Bombay for the destruction of mangroves.

 

(xv)       Submit details of documents circulated to public in public hearing to prove that the components of the project include the foreshore facilities.                         

 

(xvi)      Submit the recommendations of Maharashtra SCZMA

 

(xvii)    Hydro-dyanamic study shall be conducted

 

(xviii)  Submit the details of the dredging and disposal of dredge materials and the likely impacts.

 

(xix)     Submit the details of water and source

 

(xx)       Submit the details of the reclamation and land filling.

 

(xxi)     Submit the details of transportation, handling and storage of cargo along with mitigation measures.

 

(xxii)    Submit the details on traffic study/road connectivity and impact.

 

(xxiii)  Submit the details of R&R and social issues.

 

(xxiv)   Submit the details of Risk Assessment and Emergency Management due to the activity including cyclones.

 

(xxv)    Submit the details of the fishing activities in the area and impact of the fishing activities.

 

(xxvi)   Submit the details of oil spill contingency plan.

 

The requirement of Public hearing to be decided based on the information on point (xiv) above.

         

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

 

4.5       CRZ clearance for Pedder road viaduct by M/s MSRDC [F.No.11-42/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the Govt. of Maharashtra has initiated the Pedder Road Viaduct project in the year 2000, as the daily traffic count was increasing in great proportions. This led to congestion and added to the pollution levels in the area. There are about 10 signals posts in the proposed alignment of 4.1 kilometers. During the peak hours it takes about 45 to 50 minutes to pass this alignment in the existing status. The service levels are in the “E” category that is speed of 17kmh where as after construction of Pedder Road Viaduct (PVR), the service levels will be improved to “D” category and speed to 40kmh.

 

There is an existing Kemps Corner flyover since last 50 years and which is not in a very worthy condition. The Traffic Police Department has also suggested for an alternative to this flyover. After the construction of Pedder Road Viaduct (PRV) there will be an ease out in the traffic congestion. It will save travel time and will have uninterrupted travel avoiding 10 signals posts on the north south connection of the western corridor.

 

Length of Viaduct from Haji Ali square to beyond G.B Pant Chowk on Marine Drive is proposed as 4100 m., 3700m with a approach from Haji Ali side 200m and Wilson College side is 200m. The Overall width is 13m. The carriageway will be 12m of 4 lane without any median and crash barriers is 0.5m width on either side. There is an entry and exit ramp at Haji Ali and Marine Drive. There is a provision in design for entry ramp at Khadya marg and at Tardeo road. The latest noise and visual barriers will be installed throughout the viaduct. Various alternatives have been studied so as to avoid CRZ area for the alignment. There will be no pier in CRZ area however upper protrudes 8 m above CRZ area.

 

Substructure will be a single pier with single pour or pre-cast piers caps. Superstructure shall be of steel and concrete composite section. Girders fabrication will be off site. Transportation on trailers and erection of the same in night time Deck slab cast in situ. No staging for deck slab but sheet decking will be used. Noise barriers on both the sides of the flyover will be installed. The expected noise levels to be less than 35db.

 

In order to have better safety following safeguards have been proposed during the construction phase;

 

(i)           Work in short starches of 100 m to avoid distribution to traffic.

 

(ii)          Concreting using RMC to avoid pollution at site.

 

(iii)        Concreting in the night to avoid difficulties to traffic.

 

(iv)         Transportation of girders at night to avoid difficulties to traffic.

 

(v)          Use safety nets for superstructure works and traffic wardens to be used to safeguard the area and for safety of traffic.

 

MSRDC informed that a Public Consultation was held in March 2008 to examine the grievances of the local residents. All the suggestions were heard and were properly incorporated in the project, wherever applicable. There will be high-tech air purifier, noise barrier and visibility barrier installed.

 

The beginning of the Pedder Road Viaduct (PRV) i.e Rajni Patel Chowk fall under CRZ –II (300 m) and a loop at Tambe Chowk also falls under CRZ –II. MCZMA considered the project in its 60th meeting held on 25th February 2010 and recommended the proposal vide letter No. MCZMA/06/186 dated 19th April 2010.

 

  During discussions, the following points are emerged:

 

(i)        Submit details if 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. 

 

(ii)       Examine and submit the details by using primary traffic data, traffic forecasting methods as indicated in IRC guidelines of alternative transport network/ diversion of traffic during the construction phase. (e.g. increase in traffic congestion and traffic accidents).

 

(iii)             The air quality monitoring shall be carried out both before, during the construction and operation phases as per the EIA guidance manual.

 

(iv)      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 road. 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 globally.

 

(v)       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

 

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

 

(vii)       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 zones including lay byes in case of break downs and accidents.

 

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

 

(ix)             Submit traffic management plan during construction phase including the diversions etc. to avoid any inconvenience to the daily commuters.

 

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

 

(xi)             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”.

 

Although public hearing is not required under CRZ Notification, 1991, but due to various representations received from some local residents of Pedder Road, the committee suggested to conduct a Public hearing 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 observations and should be submitted to the Ministry for the issue of clearance. 

 

4.6    CRZ clearance for construction of layout of treated effluent disposal pipeline in the Gulf of Cambey, Kalamsar, Dhuvaran Road, Cambay by M/s Cambey Chem Ltd. [F. No. 11-44/2010-IA-III]

The project proponent did not circulate the documents nor attended the meeting.

 

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

 

4.7   CRZ clearance for construction of bridge with approach road on River Sal at Village Benaulim Sinquetim, Goa by M/s Public Works Department, Goa. [F. No. 11-47/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of a bridge connecting Benaulim and Sinquetim village including approach road in Navelim constituency, Taluka Salcete, South Goa, Goa. The proposed structure will be of 60m length and 12m width. Bridge proposed with 3 span and no footing is proposed in river bed. The project will involve construction of an approach road of 370.25 mts length with 12 m width and 7.5 mts carriage way. On both side of the road, land is already in possession of PWD. This proposal is in conformity with the Development Plan of Government of Goa. The main objective of the proposed project is to facilitate connectivity between the two villages- Benaulim and Sinquetim. At present, the two villages are not well connected and this entire patch has remained undeveloped. The Survey numbers of the area are for Benaulim 233/4,234/2 & 4, 236/1, 16, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 237/2 & 4, 238/1 & 5 and Sinquetim 231/2.

 

     The project will improve socio-economic environment in positive way as the bridge will provide access to places of tourist interest. On implementation of the proposed project, existing connectivity of two villages will shorten by 7 km. The total cost of project is Rs. 9.55 Crores.

 

The NOC for the proposed construction has been obtained from Captain of Ports Department, Goa Government, Panaji, Goa, dated 11/01/2008 and Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA/S/07/35/359 dated 03/08/10).

 

There is a complaint against the project that the constructions are proposed in CRZ-I (i) area and destruction of mangrove. There was a court case against the project (362/2010). The petitioner has withdrawn the case.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Submit a copy of the clarification about the CRZ classification as per the approved CZMP along with agenda and the minutes of the meeting.

 

ii)           Superimpose the road layout showing the proposed facilities on the HTL/LTL map prepared by an authorised agency on 1:4000 Scale. 

 

iii)          Submit the details of mangroves present in the proposed site, along with types, density etc. and likely to be effected/ damaged/ removed for the project.  Submit the details of mangrove plantation.

 

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

 

4.6       CRZ clearance for construction of a Beach Resorts at Chepala Kancheru village Bhogapuram Mandal, Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Sunray Properties.[F. No. 11-54/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of beach resort at Chepala Kanchera village. The construction includes 97 nos of Villas, a hotel and a swimming pool. The total plot area is 2,34,788 sq.mtr. (58 acres) and the buildable area will be 36175 sqm.  The plinth area of each villa is 304.08 sq. m and the swimming pool is 280 sq. m. It is proposed to construct 97 Villas and 63 rooms Hotel. The proposed FSI is 0.18. The total water requirement is 120 KLD including 50KLD recycled water and the source is ground water located out side the CRZ area. The sewage generation is 54 KLD and STP of 55 KLD capacity is proposed.   Parking area proposed is 7,000 sqm. Green belt proposed is 48,561 sqm. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 100 Crores.

 

The site falls in CRZ –III as per the approved CZMP. Out of total 1,34,788.37 sq.m., 1,34,195.37 sq.m. falls within CRZ area. All the developmental activities are proposed between 200m - 500m. The APSCZMA recommended the proposal vide letter no. 2679/CZMA/2010 dated 22.05.2010.

 

The Environmental Clearance under EIA, Notification, 2006 was issued by SEIAA, Andhra Pradesh vide letter No. SEIAA/AP/VZM-26/ 2010-1372 dated 29.06.2010.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         There shall be no permanent fencing within 0-200 m. from HTL.

 

ii)       There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

iii)      Solid waste Management shall be as per Municipal Solid         (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

iv)      Public access to the beach shall be provided.

 

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

 

4.9    Environmental Clearance for Industrial (Pharma) Complex at Chittivalasa (V) Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Vijayasri Organics Ltd. [F.No. 21-42/2009-IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of proposed “Pharma Complex” on plot area of 382580. sq.m. (100 Acres). It is proposed to develop 22 plots for manufacturing units & 11 plots for common infrastructure. The total water requirement is 2770 KLD. The total waste water generated is 2355 KLD. Out of which 1100 KLD will be evaporated in forced evaporation syste. 650 KLD will be treated in biological treatment system. Total process waste estimated will be 225 T/day and other wastes 25 T/day. The power requirement is 30 MW. The total parking area proposed within the complex is 10,642 sq.m Total cost of the project proposed is Rs. 31.43 Crores.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             CRZ clearance is required for laying pipeline for marine disposal. Obtain and submit a copy of the recommendations from APSCZMA along with the study on marine disposal.

 

ii)           On line monitoring for VOC at least at three locations shall be provided.

 

iii)          A green belt should be proposed all around the site. The roads with dead end should be revise and cul-desac for the movement of vehicles. The approach road (village road) should be widened. Revise and submit the layout plan.

 

iv)          Ensure sufficient budget allocation for the proposed knowledge centre and submit the details.

 

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

 

4.10  Environmental Clearance for Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) Mohali at Sector 81, Mohali [SEAC/189/2010]

The proposal is already recommended by SEAC of Punjab for Environmental Clearance and withdrawn from the agenda.

 

4.11    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Corporate office project at Kaloor, Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s Muthoot Finance Ltd [F. No. 21-23/2010/IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the project involves construction of Corporate Office Project on a plot area of 1.345 ha. The total built-up area is 22,104 Sq.m. The proposed complex will have Basement + Ground + 14 Floors. The total water requirement is 80.775 KLD (fresh water requirement is 29.925 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 88 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 53.85 KLD & horticulture 11.577 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 269.25 Kg/day. The power requirement is 1,391 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 360 cars + 171 two wheelers + 4 buses. Total cost of the project is Rs. 46.082 Crores.

The site is about 5 Km. from the sea and there is no backwaters/ rivers, hence will not attract CRZ Notification, 1991.

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environmental                    Clearance.

 

4.12    Environmental Clearance for the expansion of Games Village at Dag, Mouza – Beltalg, Village, Basistha, Guwahati, Assam by M/s Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority. [F.No.21-25/2010/IA-III]

          The Committee deferred the project, since the project proponent did not circulate the documents nor attended the meeting.

4.13    Environmental Clearance for UL Cyber (SEZ) Park at Kozhikode, Kerala by M/s ULCCS IT Infrastructure (P) Ltd [F. No. 21-26/2010/IA-III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of a modern IT/ITeS Park “UL Cyber Park” on a plot area of 105699 Sq.mts at Kozhikkode, in northern Kerala under the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) scheme of the Govt. of India. Project is planned to be implemented in two phases and will involve development of two buildings (Software development Building 1 and Software development Building 2) in first phase, with total built up area of 48,624 Sq.m. The total water requirement for the project is envisaged to be around 602 KLD (fresh water requirement will be 444 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 460 KLD (350 KLD + 110 KLD). The treated waste water to beused for flushing of toilets 132.2 KLD, horticulture 131 KLD, DG cooling 27 KLD and HVAC 53 KLD. The solid waste generated from the project after full occupancy will be approx. 2.5 tons/ day. The power requirement for the proposed project is envisaged to be 5,053 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 920 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs.386 Crores.

The Nearest River is Mampuzha is 2 km from the site, hence it will not attract CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Submit the details of land use as per the approved Master Plan of Kozhikode.

ii)       Submit a copy of the contour map superimposing the layout plan with the details of drainage pattern along with the outfall and also the details of the surrounding area and their drainage pattern.

 

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.    

 

2nd Day:  22nd September, 2010:

 

Minutes of the 91st EAC meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010

 

4.14    Environmental 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].

The proposal was considered in the 89th meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee held on 21st-23rd July 2010 and 90th meeting held on 18th – 20th August 2010. CIDCO submitted the reply to the observations on 15th September 2010, which was examined by the Committee. The Committee discussed the responses made by CIDCO to observations made in the last meeting held on 19th August 2010 and also examined the CRZ map prepared by Anna University, Chennai on 1:4000 scale. The remaining TORs and additional ToRs issued in August 2009 and February 2010 were examined. During discussions, following points emerged:

 

i).       As informed by CIDCO, the Navi Mumbai International Airport is planned for 60 million passengers per annum (MPPA) by the year 2030-31. It is proposed to be developed on public private partnership (PPP) model. The facilities proposed both off-airport and on-airport are placed keeping in view of the viability of the project.

 

The Committee observed that the present airport at Santa Cruz is also planned for about 40 MPPA capacities by the year 2030-31. Once Mumbai has these two airports, how will the passenger traffic be divided between the two airports, keeping in view the need for viability of both the airports? The Ministry of Environment & Forests may seek this clarification from Ministry of Civil Aviation.

 

ii).   CIDCO informed that the proposed airport design is based on the prevailing wind direction, present orography conditions of hilly terrain in and around the airport site, technical and operational feasibility of the airport. The two independent parallel runways are proposed spaced 1800m apart with runway orientation of 08-26 with the terminal building located between the two parallel runways. It was also informed that minimum distance required between two runways is 1035m, in case the terminal building is not in the middle and further a minimum distance of 1500m is required even if the terminal building is in between the two runways.

 

The Committee observed that a detailed study of adjoining area in south and west needs to be re-done in terms of existing constraints (natural or man made) and cost of acquisition and development for suitability to house the non operational activities to the south of the operational airport area.

 

a)    Reducing the distance between two runways.

b)   Staggering of runways.

c)    Redesigning of terminal building.

 

The Committee felt that the distance between two runways can be reduced to an acceptable extent. This could be done by shifting the southern runway westwards (with the highway to the west being taken underground) and staggering the runways. The terminal building could also be redesigned and relocated. If these options are examined the training of Gadhi River may not be required at all. CIDCO may request the rules/ clarification/ instructions in this regards from Ministry of Civil Aviation/ Director General Civil Aviation and also inform MOEF in this regard.

 

iii).  CIDCO informed that the total area under off airport facilities is 415 ha., out of which under Warehousing- 42 ha, Offices- 78ha., Institutional Services- 76 ha, Housing- 15 ha, Leisure/ Entertainment- 58 ha, Utilities- 14 ha., open spaces- 70 ha. and for transportation- 62 ha. is proposed.

 

The available area in the Southern side is 599.28 ha., out of which under village settlements- 89.11 ha., Transportation linkages- 66.16 ha., 2 SEZs- 222.51 ha., Diversion of Ulwe River- 38 ha., Utilities- 28.17 ha and undeveloped area- 155 ha. is proposed. Therefore the available area in the south side is only 72 ha. This is grossly inadequate for non-aeronautical activities.

 

The Committee observed that the non operational activities could be shifted in the area south of the operational area, earmarked for 2 SEZs (about 222 ha.) and transportation (66 ha.). Combining these with the 72 ha. available on the south side, the land may be sufficient. CIDCO can also relocate the SEZs to some near by location. The allocation of areas for non operational activities requires review and detailed examination with a view to finding a solution to its relocation south of the operational area. The commercial activities like Hotels and offices may also be shifted to other locations outside the CRZ. This appears to be feasible but may involve some additional costs. CIDCO may re-examine these aspects and intimate.

 

iv). The Committee noted that the weightage criteria for the short listed sites- Wada, Ansoli, Kalyan and Navi Mumbai was not rationally allocated. CIDCO submitted the details giving weightage to cutting, filling with quantities, diversion/training of rivers, rehabilitation of the population and land acquisition/ possession and has ranked the Navi Mumbai site as the best. CIDCO has not submitted any financial implications of the mitigation measures at the above four sites or the costs of land acquisition at the four sites. Approximately 50% of the cost of the first phase development at Navi Mumbai is incurred mainly in making the site suitable for the airport which includes cutting of a 97m high hill, filling of site up to 6.7m and diversion and training of the rivers.

 

The Committee felt that environmental costs & impacts as well as the security considerations must also be added in the set of identified parameters for selection of alternative sites. Land acquisition as a parameter in this analysis is relatively less significant.

 

An alternative site suitability analysis should be carried out as Wada, Ansoli and Kalyan sites seem to have more potential than Navi Mumbai site. Rejection of other sites on land acquisition considerations or location of existing BARC High Pressure Physics Laboratory is not justified on Environmental consideration. If the land acquisition criterion/ weightage is removed, all the other 3 sites are more suitable as compared to the Navi Mumbai site. This aspect requires further detailed examination in terms of environmental damages associated with each of these sites. CIDCO will undertake this exercise and intimate the results.

 

v).   CIDCO Informed that Ulwe river is having a length of 10 km. and has a small catchment area of 35 Sqkm. Emanating from Karnala hills, joining Panvel creek has a maximum discharge of 916 m3/sec and passes through almost middle of the airport site. Constructing a series of bridges along the facilities will obstruct the smooth and efficient functioning of the airport. The provision of bridges would increase the level of airport by 2m. calculated by keeping in view the highest flood level and sea level rise due to the climate change. The maintenance repair of transport infrastructure facilities will increase the cost and a passage below the operational area in terms of water way will a be constant security threat to the airport. Considering the above points, CIDCO informed that the diversion of Ulwe River is inescapable.

 

The Committee was of the view that a few kilometres length of the Ulwe River can be hydrologically designed as a through channel for the required/ maximum discharge without changing it’s natural alignment after ensuring least interference or damage to the mangroves. In case the runways are staggered as suggested above, the location of the terminal building could also be shifted eastward to avoid being positioned above the Ulwe River. It was also mentioned that in similar circumstances the Chennai airport is constructing an effective runway passing over river Adyar. The Ministry has issued an environmental clearance to this project.  CIDCO will re-examine and revert.

 

vi).  As per the recommendations of MCZMA, there is a deviation from the CZMP of Navi Mumbai, that was approved by MoEF in 1996 and the one that has been prepared in 2010. There is an increase in areas in CRZ I, CRZ II and water body and a decrease in CRZ III areas. This amounts to reclassification of CRZ areas. The reclassification proposal has to be recommended by MCZMA which will be examined by NCZMA and its recommendations submitted to MEF. MOEF will finally decide with regard to the reclassification. CIDCO will move appropriate proposal to MSCZMA.

 

vii). The Committee also observed that the contention of CIDCO that there is no increase in the mangrove area in the last few years is not very relevant. Mangroves act as a nursery for many aquatic species/ harbor many aquatic species and provide livelihood to many. The presentation made did not explain how the aquatic flora and fauna associated with mangroves will be compensated in the new area proposed for the planting of mangroves.

 

Existing mangroves are required to be protected for environmental and ecological considerations of Panvel, Navi Mumbai and adjoining areas. The destruction, as proposed would cause permanent environmental damage to this region and can not be compensated.

 

viii). The development of airport will have direct effect on the surrounding land use (developed/undeveloped). The Master Plan/ development plan should be revised and recasted based on the phased development. The infrastructure facilities will also have to be upgraded accordingly. A detailed re -examination and analysis is required to be done by CIDCO and results intimated.

 

ix).  Due to the development of the International level airport,  additional passenger and cargo traffic will be generated in and around the Navi Mumbai region, which will require widening/ up-gradation of roads and better connectivity. The details presented do not show an overall network system to meet the increased traffic.

 

       The Committee suggested that a detailed traffic and transport analysis should be carried out with projections, phase development with costs by CIDCO and results intimated.

 

x).   The proposal indicate Nerul – Dronagiri sub urban rail connectivity which is proposed to be extended to airport zone.

      

       The Committee suggested that a world class mass transportation system including Metro network (Airport express) should be planned instead of road based transport network.  

 

xi).  Justification of using AERMOD model for carrying out vehicular pollution prediction modeling in Indian traffic meteorological conditions may be provided further. Various input parameters used in the model viz. emission factors for different categories of vehicles, meteorological parameters may also be indicated by CIDCO.

 

xii). CIDCO informed that by using CFL’s and other alternative sources the energy saving will be approximately 10%.

 

       The Committee suggested that the terminal building should be designed in such a manner that no artificial light may be required during the day time. The target should be to achieve the energy saving at least 20%.

 

xiii). The Committee also suggested that the peak level of noise during take off and landing and its impact along with the mitigation measures should be addressed by CIDCO. The 24 hrs. average values will not address the specific impacts during the above mentioned conditions.

 

xiv). The Committee pointed out the incorrect data and its analysis in the EIA report, some of which are-

 

(a)  The submissions made by the proponent with regard to the quality assurance of Air/Water quality monitoring data are not acceptable. It has been submitted that there is a calculation error and the data given in the table 4.29 for Lead and Mercury on page 81, table 4.37 on page 105 are actually lower by the order 2 than those actually reported in these tables.  In other words all the values of lead and Mercury in these two tables are to be divided by 100 for obtaining the correct value.

 

(b)  Introduction of systematic errors of the same order in the results of parameters like lead and Mercury involving entirely different sample processing and analytical techniques is not possible. In the instant case l Mercury is analyzed by cold vapor atomic absorption whereas the metal Lead is analyzed by hot vapor atomic absorption measurements. It may be noted here that there is no such error reported in the values of Cadmium which is analyzed in the same way as lead in the same sample.

 

(c)  There is no explanation given in regard to the high values of TOC with low BOD in tables 4.26, 4.30 and even BOD values zero in table 4.37 with COD values as highest 66.4 mg/l and presence of fecal coliform.

 

(d)  The total marine water quality stations reported (para 4.8.1) here as studied are 13 i.e. W1 to W13. However, the break-up of the stations has been reported as: 10 in the Gadhi River, 2 in the Panvel Creek and 8 in the Ulwe River making the total number of stations as 20. The results given in Table 4.23 for the Unwe River covers just one station against the above reported selection of 8 stations in this river. Also the location of the stations shown in figure 4.23 has only 12 stations and the station W5 is missing in the figure. Also the figure 4.24 referred on page 80 for the selection of only 1 station in Ulwe River is actually showing the location of air monitoring stations in this figure i.e. fig 4.24 shown on page 122.There are 10 ground water (GW1 to GW10) monitoring stations selected, but the description given in table 4.23 includes open well at some stations and ponds at some stations.

 

(e)  The parameters selected for calculation of water quality index under para 4.8.2 of the report page on 75 do not include toxic metals, TOC etc, whose values have been found to be very high in the EIA study.

 

(f)   The figure 4.23 does not reveal the exact location of the various stations. The station W5 is also missing. Also the number of the marine stations indicated under para 4.8.1 and in figure 4.23 do not match.

 

(g)  The water quality analysis of Gadhi River given in table 4.26, 4.27 and 4.28 has many discrepancies especially in respect of the values of TOC, oil & grease BOD etc.

 

(h) The results of just one station given in table 4.29 have the same data variation as given in respect of Gadhi River in the sense of discrepancies.

 

(i)   The results of the water quality in Panvel Creek given in table 4.30 are for 6 stations in the Creek whereas the number of stations selected in the creek as reported under para 4.8.1 is only 2. The results also have the same discrepancies as indicated in the data for the Ulwe and Gadhi Rivers.

 

(j)   The results of the ground water monitoring (GW) stations shown in figure 4.35, 4.36 and 4.37  include values of BOD as low as zero with COD values as high as 66.4 and  very  high values of lead and Mercury. It is also to be noted that the pre and post monsoon ground water quality data figure 4.35 and 4.36 do not include toxic metals.

 

The entire study report requires re-examination by CIDCO because the correctness and authentication of data is very necessary to arrive at any conclusion.

 

xv).  The Committee observed that due to the cutting of 97m high hill and filling the airport site and raising it to 6-7 mt. ground level         will change the drainage pattern of the entire         region and will cause flooding in Panvel and JNPT areas.      This aspect needs further examination and model      studies. The         drainage pattern of the region should be studies both    during monsoon/ non monsoon season to avoid the        recurrence of 26th July 2005 flood situation by CIDCO and      results intimated.

xvi). CIDCO asked clarification about the clearance required under Forest Conservation Act 1980 as per the orders in respect of notice of Motion no. 417 of 2006 in PIL no. 87/2006 of Hon’ble High Court of Bombay.

 

       It was informed that Govt. of Maharashtra may get the orders examined and obtain necessary clearance, if required. The position in this regard may be intimated by CIDCO to the Committee.

 

xvii). CIDCO was asked to submit the details of land in possession (private and Govt.) and proposed to be acquired, demarcated on 1.4000 scale revenue map to the Committee.

 

It is expected that CIDCO would submit the above details in a few weeks. The Committee suggested that a meeting of EAC may be arranged in Mumbai sometimes after 18th October 2010 so that site visits of some of the important projects can also be organised. The committee also suggested visiting Navi Mumbai Airport site especially to properly appreciate CIDCO’s EIA/EMP in respect of some ToRs.

 

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

 

4.15    CRZ clearance for establishment of Aqua Marine Park at Bengre Village, Karnataka by M/s Karnataka State Industrial Investment & Development Corporation Ltd [F.No.11-55/ 2010-IA-III]

          The Committee deferred the project, since the project proponent did not circulate the documents nor attended the meeting.

4.16    CRZ Clearance for setting up of a resort & Spa at S.F. No.No. 91/48 & 91/30 pt, Mamallapuram Town Panchayat, Tirukalukundram Taluk, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s The Beach Retreat Resorts & Spa [F.No. 11-58/2010-IA-III]

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of a beach resort & Spa at Mamallapuram Panchayat, Tirukalukundram Taluk, Kancheepuram District on a plot area of 8096 ha., which falls between 200-500m of HTL. The construction includes 32 rooms on ground floor and a main block with reception, restaurant, kitchen and swimming pool. The proposed construction area is 2271 sq.m. The total water requirement is 24 KLD (fresh water requirement 15 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 10 KLD. Treated waste water will be used for toilet flushing 4.50 KLD, green belt 3.00 KLD and dust control 1.50 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 25 Kg/day and power requirement will be 850 KVA. The proposed FSI is 0.32. The total parking facilities proposed is for 16 cars and 15 two wheelers. The total cost is Rs 4.92 Crores.

          The Tamil Nadu SCZMA discussed the project in its 59th meeting held on 28.05.2010 and recommended the project vide No. 11545/EC-3/2010-1 dated 29.06.2010. The project is about 129.5 mtr from the Archaeological Monument (Mukundanayanar Temple) and NOC has been obtained from Archaeological Department. As per the NOC, height of the building will not be more than 4 meters.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         There shall be no permanent fencing within 0-200 m from HTL.

 

ii)       There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

iii)      Solid waste Management shall be as per Municipal Solid (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

iv)      Public access to the beach shall be provided.

 

v)        Rain Water harvesting system shall be provided.

 

vi)      Parking facility shall take care of bus parking also. The approach road to the site shall have sufficient turning circle at corners.

 

vii)     A NOC/ permission shall be obtained from Archlogical Survey of India as the proposed project is only 129.5 mtr. from the Archlogical Monument (Mukundanayanar Temple).

 

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 setting up of a resort at 98/5B1, 98/6B, 98/9B, 98/7 of Muthukadu village, Chengalpattu Taluk, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu by M/s Kaiser Surya Samudra Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-60/2010-IA.III]

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of resort at Muthukadu village, Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu on a plot area of 4.62 ha. The construction includes 91 rooms beach resort (ground floor 42 rooms and first floor 49 rooms), restaurant and conference hall etc. All the project areas are falling in between 200mt and 500mt from the HTL of sea. However the project area is also falling within 100mts and beyond 100mts from HTL of creek. The area falling in between 0 mts to 100 mts from HTL of Muthukadu creek is 28,555 sq.mts (2.38 Ha.) and beyond 100 mts is 17645 Sq.mts (1.76 Ha.). The total water requirement is 120 KLD and it is proposed to purchase from vendors. The capacity of STP is proposed 60 KLD. The treated waste water will be used for flushing of toilets 20 KLD, floor washing 5 KLD and horticulture 35 KLD. The total solid waste generated will be 46 Kg/day and power requirement will be 500 KVA. The total cost of the project proposed is Rs 20 Crores.

          The site falls in CRZ-III. SCZMA discussed the project in its 50th meeting held on 6.3.2009 and again on 56th meeting held on 29.01.2010 and recommended the project vide letter no. 3132/EC-3/2010-1 dated 10.03.2010.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Examine alternative source of water supply as tanker/ vendor supply is not authentic and assured supply. Submit details.

ii)       Water balance Chart is not correct. Revise and submit the details. Why separate STP and ETP is proposed.

iii)      There shall be no disturbance to the sand dunes.

iv)      There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

v)        Solid waste Management shall be as per Municipal Solid (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

vi)      Public access to the beach shall be provided.

 

  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.

 

4.18    CRZ clearance for construction Hotel and Resort at Baad and Gudeangadi Village, Karnataka by M/s Nayaks Hospitalities, Hubli [F. No. 11-61/2010-IA.III]

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of hotel and Resort at Baad and Gudeangadi Village, Karnataka. The total plot area is 5.26 ha. The construction involves 8 Cottage blocks (32 cottages), hotel with 24 rooms, restaurant, conference hall, indoor game building and a swimming pool. The total built-up area proposed is 5,000 Sq.mtr. The total water requirement will be 49.37 KLD (fresh water requirement 25.83 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 54 KLD. The treated waste water will be reused for flushing 23.54 KLD and gardening 16.45 KLD. The total solid waste will be generated is 137 Kg/day. The total parking proposed is 50 Cars and 24 two wheelers. The total cost of the project proposed is Rs.4.50 Crores.

          The project site falls in CRZ-III as per the approved CZMP. Constructions are proposed in the area between 200-500m from HTL. The KCZMA discussed the project in its meeting held on 16.04.2010 and recommended vide FEE/3/CRZ/2010 dated 22.06.2010.  

During discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)         There shall be no permanent fencing within 0-200 m from HTL.

 

ii)       There shall be no ground water drawal within CRZ area.

 

iii)      Solid waste Management shall be as per Municipal Solid (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

iv)      Public access to the beach shall be provided.

 

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    Environmental Clearance and CRZ clearance for Eco Tourism-Vasahat & Beach Resort at village Nagaon, Tal. Alibag, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s Calcite Properties Developers Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai [F. No. 11-62/2010-IA.III]

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of Tourism-Vasahat & Beach Resort at village Nagaon, Taluka Alibag, Dist. Raigad on a plot area of 74.64 Ha. (7,46,400 sq.m.) Out of this area 52,155.14 sq.m. is below HTL, 2,62,563.65 sq.m. is between HTL & 200m, 2,63,023.67 sq.m. is between 200m & 500m from HTL and 1,68,657.53 sq.m is beyond 500m from HTL is. Out of this area, on the landward side of road is 4,31,681.22 sq.m. & area on the seaward side is 3,14,718.78 sq.m. It is proposed to construct 19 villas, 194 cottages, a 216 rooms hotel, restaurant with 50 seating capacity and a business centre. The total water requirement is 2,022 KLD. The sewage generation is about 893 KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 910 KLD. The treated waste water will be reused for gardening and flushing. Total solid waste will be generated organic – 828 Kg/day and inorganic wast 552 Kg/day. The power requirement will be 30 MW. The parking facilities proposed is for 720 Cars, 178 Two Wheelers and 12 Buses. The total project cost is Rs. 88 Crores.

          As per the approved CZMP, the site falls partly in CRZ-III and Non-CRZ area. SCZMA discussed the project in its 62nd meeting held on 20.05.2010 and recommended the project vide letter no CRZ-2009/CR-37/TC-3 dated 23.06.2010.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Submit a copy of the CRZ map with the demarcation of HTL/LTL on 1:4000 Scale superimposing the layout plan of the project prepared by an authorised agency with signature.

 

ii)       Explore the possibility of reducing the nos. of STP’s proposed.

 

iii)      Submit a copy of the contour plan showing the drainage pattern of the site with surrounding area along with the land features around the site including the water bodies, natural / manmade features and services.

 

iv)      Submit the details of the entry and exit of the site with the traffic circulation plan.

 

v)        Parking should be worked out on the basis of the norms i.e. no. of rooms, restaurant seating facility, business centre, cottages and villas. Re-examine and submit the details.

 

vi)      Submit a circulation plan with important junction points / conflict points.

 

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

 

4.20    Finalisation of ToR for setting up of 300 MW Barge Mounted combined cycle Power Plant-phase II at Mangalore, Karnataka by M/s GMR Energy Ltd. [F.No. 11-56/2010-IA-III]

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting  up of 300 MW barge Mounted combined cycle power plant-phase II, cooling tower and supporting on shore facilities like gas-conditioning skid, gas insulated sub station at Mangalore, Karnataka. Environmental Clearance for the Phase –I of the project was accorded in September 1998. Project was installed and started the commercial operations in 2001. The total land requirement is 5 acres. The existing plant area is 30 acres. The barge dimension is 106 m long, 55.2 m width, and 6 m height. The fuel to be used is Natural Gas and the quantity of fuel requirement is 1.6 MMSCMD. The source of the fuel is Krishna-Godavari Basin. The total water requirement will be 19200 Cu.m/day which will be met from Sea. The cooling tower blow down will be discharged back to the sea.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         The project requires EC under EIA, 2006 also, hence the project proponent should make an application to the Thermal Committee / SEIAA.

 

ii)       For CRZ clearance, submit a copy of the CRZ map demarcating HTL/LTL superimposing the layout plan showing the proposed facilities on 1: 4000 scale prepared by an authorised agency with signature.

 

iii)      Submit a copy of the recommendations from SCZMA.

 

iv)      Submit the details of activities proposed in CRZ area.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee deferred the proposal.  

 

4.21    Finalisation of ToR for foreshore facilities for setting up of 300 MW Barge Mounted based power plant Phase-II in Kakinada Port area, Kakinada by GMR Energy Ltd. [F.No. 11-57/2010-IA-III]

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves setting  up of 300 MW barge Mounted combined cycle power plant-phase II, cooling tower and supporting on shore facilities like gas-conditioning skid, gas insulated sub station at Mangalore, Karnataka. The Environment Clearance for the Phase –I of the project was accorded on 15th April 2008. Single Cycle has been commissioned on 24th June, 2010 and Combined Cycle has been commissioned on 16th August 2010. The total land requirement is 20 acres. The fuel to be used is Natural Gas and the quantity of fuel requirement is 1.6 MMSCMD. The source of the fuel is Krishna-Godavari Basin. The total water requirement is 19200 Cu.m/day which will be met from Sea. The cooling tower blow down will be discharged back to the sea.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)    The project requires EC under EIA, 2006 also, hence the project proponent should make an application to the Thermal Committee / SEIAA.

 

(ii) For CRZ clearance, submit a copy of the CRZ map demarcating HTL/LTL superimposing the layout plan showing the proposed facilities on 1: 4000 scale prepared by an authorised agency with signature.

 

(iii)  Submit a copy of the recommendations from SCZMA.

 

(iv)   Submit the details of activities proposed in CRZ area.

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee deferred the proposal.  

 

4.22    Finalisation of ToR for foreshore facilities for establishing a Multipurpose Terminal and Ship Repair facility at Chanje, Distt Raigad, Maharashtra by M/s Karanja Terminals & Logistics Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 11-59/2010-IA.III]

     As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development of foreshore facilities for establishing a Multipurpose Terminal and Ship Repair facility at Chanje, Distt Raigad, Maharashtra. The site was approved by MMB for development of a “Multipurpose Terminal and Ship- Repair Yard’ along 1000 meters of water front at Karanja creek is strategically well located for the envisaged development.

 

     The site is located just beyond the eastern limits of Mumbai Port consists of tidal ‘mud flats’ along the eastern bank of Karanja creek. Geotechnical data available indicates very soft marine clay varying in depth from 3m to 13m. It is proposed to develop the ‘Multipurpose terminal and Ship-repair yard in the intertidal zone about 300 meters off the existing saline bund - ‘Khar bund’. The land required for the purpose (80ha) would have to be reclaimed and suitably treated to provide stability and strength to accommodate the envisaged facilities. The total fill required is estimated to be about 3.8 million cum. The water-front and back-up land are sufficient to develop 10 cargo berths to accommodate 4000 Dwt. barges, a ship repair yard to service barges, offshore supply vessels and port craft, as well as a boat parking facility. Dredging of the approach channel and other navigational areas may be reduced by taking advantage of the tidal window available in Mumbai harbor. The initial development (phase-1) of the project comprising 2 cargo berths and a ship repair yard with a cost of Rs. 575 crores.

 

          The site is close to state and national highways. A link road would be less than 2 Km. The nearest rail terminal is around 2.5 km.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         The project proponent could not explain clearly the location of the project site and other details of the project.

 

     The Committee deferred the project for the next meeting and asked the proponent to confirm the details first.

 

4.23    Finalisation of ToR for one time Ship breaking of 06 Nos. vessels in Port Blair Harbour by Andaman & Nicobar Administration. [F. No. 19-62/2010-IA.III]

          The Committee deferred the project, since the project proponent did not circulate the documents nor attended the meeting.

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

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of CETP at GIDC, Ankleshwar on a plot area of 9,270 sq. mtr. The industries will segregate their effluent and segregated effluent will be brought by dedicated tankers to CETP. The segregation at individual level will be done based on guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board. The segregated effluent will be stored in separate storage tanks. The facilities proposed to be created are Solvent striping and recovery of solvent, Ammonia striping and recovery of ammonium sulfate, Multi effect evaporators, Recovery of phenolics and other inorganic materials, Solvent recovery plants.

 

          The CETP will also have conventional treatment facility. After recovery of products, effluent will be given primary treatment, biological treatment and tertiary treatment to meet discharge norms.  Normal utilities like boiler, DG set, cooling tower, air compressor, fire system, etc will be provided.

 

The CETP will collect 1MLD (1,000 KL) effluent and solvent recovery system will have capacity of 600 KL per month. The total water requirement will be 830 KLD and fuel for boilers will be 660 SM3 Naural gas. The total power requirement will be 1 MW. The total cost of the project is Rs. 20.00 Crores.

 

          The unit will become member of landfill site and common incinerator for disposal of solid wastes. As the project is located at Ankleshwar which is a Critically Polluted area, the proposal is categorized as Category ‘A’.

 

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

 

i)         Submit details of member units, their production capacity, waste generation, characteristic and details of primary treatment provided by the member units. The details should be worked out with the categorization of quantities.

 

ii)       Details of the usage of treated sewage for green belt development and horticulture.

 

iii)      Submit details of transportation of effluent and its disposal. Also clarify if any hazardous material is to be transported (examine with reference to Motor Vehicle Act)

 

iv)      Examine and submit details of inlet characteristics.

 

v)        Submit a copy of MoU made between the Member units.

 

vi)      Submit details of storage facility available at the CETP.

 

vii)     Examine and submit details of sludge generation and method of disposal.

 

viii)   Submit details of solid waste generated and its disposal.

 

ix)      Submit the details of water requirement and water balance chart and how to reduce the quantity of water required.

 

x)        Submit the sources of emissions and its likely characteristics.

 

xi)      Submit the details of air pollution control measures proposed.

 

xii)    Submit the details of Environmental Management Plan with budgetary provision.

 

The Committee recommended for exemption of Public hearing since the proposed site is located within the notified industrial estate and the plots are allotted by GIDC.

         

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

 

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

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the construction of Fishing harbour at Rajkkamangalam, Kanniyakumari. The total area is 16.69 ha. The proposed fishing harbour will be a Harbour complex and will be serving the berthing needs of all types of fishing vessels about 400 in number consisting of both traditional and modern mechanized fishing boats with drafts ranging from 4m to 8mtrs. The handling capacity of the Harbour will be 8,500 tons/annum.

          The project components includes construction of Break waters:- Western b/w : 860mtr long with 64m round head & Eastern b/w : 440mts long with 64m rounded, Approach channel with a width of 72 mts at entrance, RCC wharf of 500mts length and 30 mts width, RCC finger Jetties of 150mts length and 10 ms width – 5 nos in Phase-I, Slip way of 60 mts long with 12 m width, Boat building, repair and maintenance, Dredging of Harbour Basin to maximum (-) 8 mts. Level from Chart Datum, Development of land based Harbour facilities, Construction of RCC bridge across “Pantri Vaickal” for access.

          The water requirement will be 150 KLD which will be met through bore well located outside CRZ. Out of 150 KLD about 50 KLD will be supplied to the boats as drinking water. About 50 KLD sewage and 50 KLD of trade effluent will be generated during the operation phase and to treat them both STP and ETP have been proposed. The project cost is Rs. 80 Crores.

          The site is falling in CRZ-I (ii) and CRZ-III. The proposal was discussed by TNSCZMA in its 59th meeting held on 28.05.2010 and recommended vide letter no. 11546/EC-3/2010-1, dated 29.06.2010.

During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The project attract EIA Notification, 2006 as amended in 2009, Category ‘B’ hence, requires Environmental Clearance should be obtained from SEIAA of Tamil Nadu.

 

(ii)      Submit a copy of the WP No. 2/2009 and 2206/ 2009 along with the Orders passed by the Court.

 

(iii)    Submit the pre-monsoon study also to ensure a meaningful baseline data.

 

(iv)     Examine and submit the stability of coast-line abutting the Pandri River by appropriate mathematical study on coastal processes (littoral drift) and incorporate suitable measures to maintain the hydraulic regime of the ‘Pandri’ River and the proposed location of the groyne shall be decided on the basis of the study.

 

(v)      Examine and submit the impact on marine environment arising out of the dredging work (0.3 million cum) and incorporate appropriate mitigative measures required during construction and later due to maintenance dredging on a regular basis.  If the spoil disposal is proposed at offshore location, then a modeling study shall be necessary to identify location dispersion pattern etc. as per environmental requirements.

 

(vi)     Examine and submit the impact of shipway and other shore based repair activities including bunkering facilities relating to fishing travelers on marine and terrestrial environment and provide appropriate mitigation measures where necessary and the EMP shall include all these requirements.

 

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

 

3rd Day:  23rd September, 2010:

 

4.26    CRZ clearance for beach resorts in Sy. No. 1297, 1296/1, 1294/1, 1295/1 and 1295/2B of Gokarna village, Kumata Taluk, Karnataka by M/s Greenleaf Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-64/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of beach resorts in Sy. No. 1297, 1296/1, 1294/1, 1295/1 and 1295/2B of Gokarna village, Kumata Taluk, North Karnataka on a plot area of  69,194 sqm. (17 Acres). The area within the 0-200 m from HTL is 8,754 sqm and area between 200-500 m is 60,440 sqm. Construction includes 15 No. of guest rooms including 12 independent Cottages and 3 rooms in Guest house in Ground and First Floor. Total built up area is 3,892 sq.m, The proposed FAR is 0.056. The project cost is 5.35 Crores. The water requirement will be 35 KLD. Sewage generation will be 28  KLD. The capacity of STP proposed is 30 KLD. The treated waste water to be used for gardening. The total solid waste will be generated 27 Kg/day (organic 18 Kg/day and inorganic 7 Kg/day + STP sludge 2 Kg/day). The power requirement will be 8 KVA. The car parking proposed for 25 nos.

          The site falls in CRZ-III. SCZMA of Karnataka discussed the project in its meeting held on 16.04.2010 and recommended the project for CRZ Clearance vide letter no. FEE/10/CRZ/2010 dated 22.06.2010.

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Submit the details of the proposed rain water storage ponds. The details should be quantified.

 

ii)       The treated waste water should be first used for flushing of toilets and balance for horticulture purposes.  

 

iii)      Committee felt that the water requirement assessed is on much higher side, and hence there may not be requirement of STP of 30 KLD. Re-examine the requirement of water of 35 KLD. Revise and submit the water balance chart.

 

iv)      Submit the road connectivity to the site along with the adjacent land features.

 

v)        Approach to the beach shall be given to the local residents.

 

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

 

4. 27 CRZ clearance for the Maravanthe beach resort of Hosadu village, Kundapura Taluk, Karnataka by M/s Athens Leisure Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-65/2010-IA.III]

The Committee decided to defer the project since the proponent requested for postponement vide letter dt. 14th September, 2010. 

 

4.28  CRZ clearance for construction of Hotel building at 110, old       Mahabalipuram Road, Thiruvanmiyur village, Chennai by M/s           Brigade Enterprises Ltd. [F. No. 11-66/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves construction of a 248 rooms hotel building on a plot area of 7,185Sq.m (1.77 Acres). The project includes construction of one tower of 2 Basements for parking + Ground + 1st + 2nd Floor + 10 Upper Floors totaling to about 23,743Sq.m of built-up area. The total water requirement is 312 KLD (fresh water requirement 273 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 220 KLD. Treated waste water will be used for flushing of toilets 39 KLD, landscape 18 KLD and air conditioning units 140 KLD. The total solid waste generation will be 300 Kg/day. The total parking facilities proposed is for 172 cars and 200 two wheelers. The estimated cost of the project is 25.00 Crores.

 

          The site falls in landward side of the existing road in CRZ-II. SCZMA discussed the project in its 59th meeting held on 28.05.2010 and recommended the project vide letter no. 11549/EC-3/2010-1 dated 29.06.2010.

        During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Superimpose the layout on the approved CZMP of Tamil Nadu.

 

ii)       The treated waste water should be used first for flushing of toilets and balance for horticulture and landscaping purposes. Submit revised water balance chart.

 

iii)      There shall be no ground water drawal within the CRZ area. Necessary permission shall be obtained from Central Ground Water Authority for drawal outside the CRZ area.

 

iv)      Solid waste Management shall be as per Municipal Solid            Management and Handling) Rules, 2000.

 

v)        Provision for bus parking and parking for taxies / cabs shall also be made within the complex.

 

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  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and       strengthening of SH-87 (Runnisaidpur-Bhiswa) in State of      Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F. No. 10-45/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(i)       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.

 

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

 

(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, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

(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 at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(viii) If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species.  Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.30  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and       strengthening of SH-86 (Saraiya - Motipur) in State of Bihar by        M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F. No.         10-46/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves for up-gradation of the State Highway-86 Saraiya - Motipur is located in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar state. It takes off near Saraiya Kothi Market at junction with NH-102 and terminates at Motipur where it meets NH-28. The existing total length of the sub-project road is 28.33 Km. The Design Length of the Road is 28.203 Km. The project road forms a very important link between NH-102 and NH-28 bypassing Muzaffarpur town. It reduces the significant distance for vehicles travelling from places along NH-102 (Muzaffarpur–Chapra) to NH-28 (Muzaffarpur – Pipra Kothi). The existing Right of Way (RoW) along the whole stretch varies between 8 m to 22 m with exception near the existing bridge approaches, where it exceeds to approximately 25 m - 30 m. The average width of the carriageway throughout the stretch is 3.0m with about 1 m wide unpaved shoulders on either side.  The carriageway condition is mostly poor to fair.

 

The horizontal alignment of the existing road has several sub-standard and sharp curves including reverse S-curves. The vertical alignment of the road is at a flat grade with the height of embankment generally varying from 0.50 m to 3.00 m, except for the approaches to major bridges. The overall terrain is predominantly flat throughout with gradual rise in ground elevations from south to north. Project corridor is predominantly agricultural and rural with scanty commercial establishments in built up areas. Saraiya, Raghunathpur, Jaintpur, Basra, Rasalpur, Distolia Chowk, Bagahi, Dhumnagar and Mishrolia Chowk. The land use on both sides of the corridor is mostly agricultural and rural. Key up-gradation components involve widening of exiting single lane/intermediate lane road into a 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of 1.5 m on both sides, improved road geometry, proper and adequate embankment, rehabilitated and new bridges, adequate cross drainage structures and side drains, improved junctions/intersections and way side amenities.  Proposed ROW is 25m at urban section & 30m in open area. No need for bypass has been envisaged. 1 major Bridge, 7 minor bridge and 87 culverts have been proposed. One ROB will be constructed at existing level crossing.

 

Project road improvements consist of 7 intersections/ junctions. All junctions design shall be as per the guide guidelines of IRC-SP-41, IRC-62 and MOSRT&H. The total land acquisition involved is 29.05 Ha. Diversion of forest land is not involved. Approximately 771 trees are likely to be affected due to the project. The estimated cost is 196.070 Crores.

 

The Committee noted that the design length of the proposed widening of the road is less than 30 km, hence it does not require Environmental Clearance under EIA, 2006 as amended in 2009. Further, the committee suggested that an EIA/ EMP should be prepared and necessary mitigative measures should be incorporated in the project report.

 

4.31    Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and strengthening of SH-89 (Siwan - Siswan) in State of Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F. No. 10-47/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposed upgrading of the State Highway-86 in Siwan district of Bihar state. It starts from Aradia Chawk at Siwan on NH-85 and terminates at Siswan where it meets on Tejpur-Majhi-Siswan-Barauli MDR. The total existing length of the sub-project road is 33.221 Km. The Design length is 33.065 Km. The project road constitutes a very important connection between NH-85 at Aradia Chowk and Tejpur-Majhi-Siswan-Barauli MDR serving as a bypass and a shortcut route for vehicles travelling from NH-85 to Tejpur-Majhi-Siswan-Barauli MDR and vice versa. The overall terrain is wholly in plain terrain with gradual rise in ground elevations from south to north. Land use on the project corridor is mainly agricultural. Important settlements along the project road are Siwan, Surapur, Chhapiya, Gopalpur, Sahuli, Nawada, Hasanpura, Jalalpur, Simri, Rajjanpura, Madhawapur, Rampur, Bhagwanpur Ghurghar, Chandpur and  Siswan. The existing Right of Way (RoW) along the whole stretch varies between 8 m to 22 m with exception near the existing bridge approaches, where it exceeds to approximately 20 m -25 m. Carriageway width is generally 3.0 m varying from 3.05 m to 5.50 m.  Proposed ROW is 25 m in built up section & 30 m in open area including bypass.

 

The horizontal alignment of the existing road has several sub-standard and sharp curves including reverse S-curves. The vertical alignment of the road is at a flat grade with the height of embankment generally varying from 1.00 m to 1.75 m, except for the approaches to major bridges. One bypass from km 0.000 to km 2.750 near Siwan has been proposed to avoid large scale demolition of structures in Siwan town. Another important realignment is proposed at km 5.800 to 6.800 Km near Chatta due to very limited ROW, built-up area, large religious structure and to avoid dangerous S-curve. 1 major bridge, 7 minor bridge and 95 culverts have been proposed.  5 junctions (3 major and 2 minor) will be improved in compliance with IRC standards. The total land acquisition involved is 85.818 Ha. Forest land is not involved. Approximately 972 trees are likely to be affected due to the project. The estimated cost is 181.616 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

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

 

(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, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

(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 at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(viii)     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species.  Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.32  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and       strengthening of SH-91 (Birpur - Udalishanganj) in State of     Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F. No. 10-48/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves upgradation of the State Highway-91 in Supaul and Madhepura districts of Bihar. It takes off at 5-legged intersections near Birpur bus stand and terminates at NH-106 (Bihopur–Madhepura Road) near Madhepura, which is a 3-legged junction at Udakishanganj covering a total length of 104.00 kms. The design length is 101.70 km. Community settlements along the project road are: Birpur, Basantpur, Bhawanipur, Bishanpur, Balua, Chainpur, Chapin, Vhimpur, Jibashpur, Bhagawathpur, Rampur, Lalganj, Chattapur, Manganj, Kariapatti, Jadiya, Fulkaha, Bishunpura, Tikulia, Kumarkhand, Laxmipur, Rahata, Mirganj, Murliganj, Bishanpur, Laxmipur, Udakishanganj

 

The sub-project road provides strategic linkage for traffic originating locally as well as long distance traffic from Nepal border to south Bihar and beyond. It connects 2-National Highways, several state highways and major district roads. The Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) in base year (2009) is about 3,900 PCU near Muraliganj, 2,800 PCU near Gorpar and 1,600 PCU near Jadia. The projected AADT in year 2030 considering diverted traffic at all the three locations will be about 8,377 PCU, 23,545 PCU and 12,658 PCU, respectively. The sub-project road improvement is programmed to be implemented through ADB assistance under BSHP II. The existing Right of Way (RoW) along the whole stretch varies between 12 m to 15 m with exception near the existing bridge approaches, where it exceeds to approximately 25 m. The average width of the carriageway throughout the stretch varies between 2.80 m and 2.90 m

 

Key up-gradation components involve widening of exiting single lane/intermediate lane road into a 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of 1.5 m on both sides, improved road geometry, proper and adequate embankment, rehabilitated and new bridges, adequate cross drainage structures and side drains, improved junctions/intersections and way side amenities.  Proposed ROW is varying from 25 m at Built Up section & 30 m in Open area including the bypass stretch. New construction/improvement of 2 major bridge, 29 minor bridge and 273 culverts have been proposed. One bypass of approximately 3.22 km length has been proposed to avoid demolition of large number of commercial and residential structures in an extremely congested Bihariganj Market area (km 96.200-99.420).

 

The total land acquisition involved is 146.78 Ha. Out of which 145.8 is Pvt. land and remaining 0.98 Ha is govt. land. There is no forest in the vicinity of the project road. Approximately 3120 trees are likely to be affected due to the project. The estimated cost is 592.277 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

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

 

(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, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

(vi)         If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species.  Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xix)     Examine and submit 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvii) 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.

 

(xxviii)   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.

 

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

 

(xxx)    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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.33  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and       strengthening of SH-90 (Mohammadpur - Chappra) in State of          Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd.        [F. No. 10-49/2010-IA.III]

 

          The proposal involves for upgradation of the State Highway-90 in Gopalganj and Saran districts of Bihar state. It starts at NH-101 near Mohammadpur and terminates at Chappra near Samiti Bazaar on NH-19 covering a total length of 64.711 km. The sub-project road forms a shortest link between NH101 and NH19.  Once developed the project road will act as better connectivity for traffic originating locally as well as long distance traffic from NH28, which is part of East-West corridor of NHDP project. The sub-project road improvement is programmed to be implemented through ADB assistance under BSHP II. The existing Right of Way (RoW) along the whole stretch varies between 12 m to 15 m with exception near the existing bridge approaches, where it exceeds to approximately 25 m.

 

          The overall terrain is predominantly flat throughout with gradual rise in ground elevations. Land use on the project corridor is mostly agricultural in rural areas with few commercial establishments in built-up areas.  Community settlements are Bhagwanpur (Dak Banglow Chowk), Rajapatti Market, Rajapatti Gola Market, Masrakh Market, Ajitpur Village, Isuapur Market, Goura Bazaar, Nagra Market and Chhapra Bazaar Samiti market. The Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) in base year (2009) is 5200 PCU near Shankerpur (km.8.5) and 19711 PCU at Sadha (km 64.500). The projected AADT in year 2030 considering diverted traffic both locations will be about 22569 PCU and 76808 PCU, respectively.

 

          Average carriageway varies between 3.0 m to 3.7 m. In some sections it is 4.8-5.5 m. The rigid pavement section is 7.0 m wide. Road condition is predominantly poor. The vertical alignment of the road is at a flat grade with the height of embankment generally varying from 1.00 mto 1.75 m, except for the approaches to major bridges. Horizontal curves along the alignment are generally of large radius except where the route is influenced by river or railway crossing or road layouts within villages. Key up-gradation components involve widening of exiting single lane/intermediate lane road into a 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of 1.5 m on both sides, improved road geometry, proper and adequate embankment, rehabilitated and new bridges, adequate cross drainage structures and side drains, improved junctions/intersections and way side amenities.  Proposed ROW is in general 30m and 45m in open areas.

 

          There are 25 minor bridge and 170 culverts are proposed. Need for ROB at existing railway crossing is not envisaged. The total land acquisition involved is 58.80 Ha. Out of which 58.58 is Pvt. land and remaining 0.22 Ha is govt. land. No forest land is required Approximately 869 trees are likely to be affected due to the project.  The estimated cost of the project is 361.542 Crores.

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

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

 

(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, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

(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 at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(viii)     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species.  Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.34  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and       strengthening of SH-88 (NH-103, Baruna bridge to Rasiyari) in        State of Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development       Corporation Ltd. [F. No. 10-50/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves upgradation of the State Highway-88 in Samastipur and Darbhanga districts of Bihar. It takes off at Junction with NH-103 and terminates at Raiyari covering a total design length of 124.126 km. The existing length is 124.20 km. Community settlements along the project road are: Raipura Chowk, Gangsara, Khejuri Chowk, Daini Chowk,Dolsingh Sarai, Kalyanpur, Singhia Ghat, Rosra, Dhubpur, Singhia, Bandha Chowk, Baheri, Bahera, Ashapura, Pakri Chowk, Alinagar, Pohadi, Brahmpura, Pari, Ghyanshyampur, Shambhu Chowk and Rasiyari 5 bypasses (Km. 17.65 Km to Km 21.10 near Dalsinghsarai, Km 62.850 to Km 64.150 near Sighia village, Km 70.00 to Km 71.15 Km near Fulhara village Km 96.450 to to 101.150 Km near Ashapura Chowk and Km. 112.350 to Km. 119.450 near Ghayanshyampur village) have been proposed to avoid large scale displacement/demolition of structures.

 

The project road passes through plain terrain. The topography is mostly flat. Pavement condition of the existing single lane is generally in fair to good condition. Horizontal curves along the alignment are generally of large radius except where the route is influenced by river or railway crossing or road layouts within towns and villages. The existing Right of Way (RoW) along the whole stretch varies between 15 m to 18 m with exception near the existing bridge approaches, where it exceeds to approximately 25 m. The average width of the carriageway throughout the stretch varies between 3.00 m and 3.70 m. In some sections it is 5.5 m to 7.0 m,.

 

Key up-gradation components involve widening of exiting single lane/intermediate lane road into a 2-lane carriageway with paved shoulders of 1.5 m on both sides, improved road geometry, proper and adequate embankment, rehabilitated and new bridges, adequate cross drainage structures and side drains, improved junctions/intersections and way side amenities.  Proposed ROW is 25 m in built up section 30 m in open area including in bypass. 2 major bridge (including retention of existing one), 26 minor bridge and 295 culverts have been proposed.

 

At the present moment there are 3 Nos. railway crossings at existing Ch. 21.425 Km, Ch. 39.155 Km, 105.323 Km. (Darbhanga – Sitamarhi railway line). Three ROB have been proposed at Ch. 19.054 Km, 37.045 Km, 101.50 Km been proposed at all three locations. The total land acquisition involved is 144.870 ha. Majority of land is privately owned agricultural/built up land.  No forest land is involved for the project road. Approximately 847 trees are likely to be affected due to the project. The estimated cost is 939.396 Crores.

 

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

         

(i)           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.

 

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

 

(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, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

(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 at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(viii)     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species.  Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxxvi)    Explore the possibility of acquiring land for future development /for 4 lane

 

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

 

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

 

4.35  Finalization of TOR for proposed Airport at Mallappuzhasserry, Aranmula and Kidangannur villages, Kozhencherry Taluk,      Patthanamthitta District, Kerala by M/s KGS Aranmula Airport           Ltd. [F. No. 10-51/2010-IA.III]

          The proposal involves development of Airport at Mallappuzhasserry, Aranmula and Kidangannur villages, Kozhencherry Taluk, Patthanamthitta District, Kerala on a plot are of 500 Acres to cater air bus A – 300 approx. 347.556 Acres of land proposed to be acquired. The length of the run-way in the first phase will be 2800 mtr. x 45 mtr. Construction will have G+1 floor of terminal building of 1250 sq.m. in phase I and 15000 sq.m. in phase II. The total water requirement is 7.55 KLD in the first phase and 31 KLD in the second phase. The capacity of STP proposed is 3.6 KLD in the first phase and 21.6 KLD in the second phase.   The total power requirement will be 2 MVA. Isolation parking bay of size 80 x 80 mtr of flexible pavement is proposed for 40 cars, 50 taxis and 10 buses in phase I and 205 cars, 250 taxis, and 30 buses in phase II.  The cost of the project is Rs.81.1836 Crores for phase I and 125.4383 Crores for phase II.

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

 

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

 

(ii)      Examine baseline environmental quality along with projected incremental load due to the proposed project/activities. 

 

(iii)    Submit details of a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Disaster Management Plan including emergency evacuation during natural and man-made disaster integrating with existing airport.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xii)   Submit details of corporate social responsibilities (CSR).

 

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

 

         

          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 EIA Notification, 2006.

 

4.36  Finalization of TOR for 6/8 lane divided expressway          carriageway of Vadodara Mumbai Expressway from Km. 499.00    of N.H.-8 of Maharashtra to km 80.00 Ahmedabad to Vadodra Expressway (VE-I) in the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra and       Union Territory of Dadra Nagar Haveli. [F. No. 10-52/2010-         IA.III]

 

          The proposal involves widening and up gradation of Vadodara Mumbai Expressway from Km. 499.00 of N.H.-8 of Maharashtra to km 80.00 Ahmedabad to Vadodra Expressway (VE-I) in the States of Gujarat. The proposed length of the expressway is 379.688 km with proposed right of way along the entire stretch is 120 mt. MBMC, CIDCO and Govt of Gujarat have frozen 60 mt, 100 mt and 600 mts corridors respectively for the alignments within their limits. The proposed road passes through Thane district in Maharashtra, Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch and Vadodara district in Gujarat. The proposed road passes through Reserve Forest in Maharashtra (Thane District) and Protected Forest in Gujarat and Dadar and Nagar Haveli. The proposed alignment corridor passes in the vicinity of Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thane Maharashtra and also passes near Dadar and Nagar Haveli Wildlife Sanctuary and Satmaliya Deer Park in UT of Dadar and Nagar Haveli. The proposed project corridor passes through Dhanu Taluka in Maharashtra which is declared as ecologically fragile area. The proposed alignment also passes within 15 km distance from Tarapur in Maharashtra and Vapi and Akhleshwar in Gujarat State. The alignment also run along CRZ area in the state of Maharahstra and few of these CRZ areas are covered by mangroves.

 

          The total land acquisition is required 4823.17 hectares. Approximately 862 structures will be affects and 1,20000 trees will be required to cut.  The construction work will include 6 lane expressway (118.55 km) and 8 lane expressway (260.65 km) there will be 28 major bridges and 77 minor bridges.

 

          During the discussions, the Committee noted that the proposal is a parallel expressway close to existing N.H.-8 because of the increased traffic. The committee suggested to submit a detailed examination and comparison with NH-8, widening with service lanes on both side the proposed express way for optimizing the land requirement for the new road. Also examine and submit the cost benefit analysis.

 

          Further, the committee finalized the following additional TOR for study: 

 

i)          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.

 

ii)        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 archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

iii)       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.

 

iv)       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.

 

v)         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 centres etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

vi)       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.

 

vii)      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.

 

viii)       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.

 

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

 

x)         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.

 

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

 

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

 

xiii)       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.

 

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

 

xv)      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.

 

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

 

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

 

xviii)    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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxi)       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.

 

xxii)     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.

 

xxiii)    Necessary prior permission shall be obtained under Forest Conservation Act, Wildlife Protection Act and also recommendations from Maharashtra State Coastal Zone Management Authority before presenting the final EIA/EMP.

 

xxiv)    Necessary permission shall be obtained from High Court of Bombay for the construction of road in the mangroves area. 

 

xxv)      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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxviii) 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.

 

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

 

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

 

xxxi)    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).

 

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

 

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

 

xxxiv) 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).

 

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

 

xxxvi) 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 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. 

 

4.37  Finalization of TOR for widening of existing 2-lane to 4-lane      divided carriageway from Bhopal- Barelly section in the State          of MP by M/s NHAI New Delhi. [F. No. 10-53/2010-IA.III]

 

          As resented by the project proponent, the Project road starts from Bareli km 201.343 and ends near Bhopal at km 299.714. The design length of the Project is 98.371 kms. The NH-12 connects the North – South corridor. The Project road is being designed for max. design speed of 100 km/h. The existing ROW varies from 30 to 45 and Proposed ROW is 60 m. There are existing 4 major bridges, 33 minor bridges and 91 culverts and also proposed to improve and widening of same number of bridges. 44 Bus bays, 5 Vehicular underpasses, 3 animal underpasses, one flyover & two Toll Plazas and 7.7 km Service Road on both sides of the Road is proposed. There are proposed three Bypasses, namely Bari Bypass, Goharganj Bypass, Obaidullaganj of length 4.4km, 3.75 km and 5.5 km at Chainage km.213.700, km.268.750 and km.278.475, respectively. Total of 313.912 ha. Of land is proposed to be acquired for the project (Built up– 55.872 ha, Agricultural – 162.00 ha, Forest - 84.040 and Barren- 12.00 ha. The proposal for diversion of 84.4 ha of Forest land is under process. About 20,786 trees exists within Project ROW out of which about 10,393 trees are to be felled for the project road against which about 3-times trees (about 32,700 trees) are proposed to be planted. About 682 structures are partially affected due to the Project. The Cost of construction for the project road is Rs. 8610.1 million.

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

(ii)          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 archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(iii)        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.

 

(iv)         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.

 

(v)          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 centres etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

(vi)         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.

 

(vii)       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.

 

(viii)     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.

 

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

 

(x)          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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiii)     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.

 

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

 

(xv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxi)     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.

 

(xxii)    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.

 

(xxiii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvi)   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.

 

(xxvii) 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.

 

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

 

(xxix)  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).

 

(xxx)    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

 

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

 

(xxxii) 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).

 

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

 

(xxxiv)    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 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

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

 

4.38  Finalization of TOR for widening of existing 2-lane to 4/6-lane of Patna – Bhakhtiyarpur section NH-30 from km 181.300 tp l,         231.9         50 in the State of Bihar by M/s NHAI, New Delhi [F. No.      10-54/2010-IA.III]

 

The proposal involves widening of existing 2-lane to 4/6-lane of Patna – Bhakhtiyarpur section NH-30 from km 181.300 tp l, 231.950 in the State of Bihar. Total length of the road is 50.650 kms.  The expansion from 181.3 to km 195.0 is along the existing highway will have minor change in land use. Land acquisition is envisaged in realignment / new bypass. There is no forest land involved. There are total of 2139 tree within the proposed ROW which are likely to be cut.

 

58 culverts are proposed along with 11 minor bridges and 1 major bridge. River punpun is there only perennial being crossed at km 201.320. Besides, there are few nallas/ drains. very few structures needs to be dismantled since most of the proposed alignment passing through open agriculture land. Total land requirement for the project is 237.6 ha and all the land likely to be acquired is privately owned agriculture land. Drinking water will be met from the ground water and the project corridor does not fall under notified area by Central Ground Water Authority. 

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

(ii)          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 archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(iii)        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.

 

(iv)         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.

 

(v)          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 centres etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

(vi)         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.

 

(vii)       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.

 

(viii)     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.

 

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

 

(x)          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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiii)     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.

 

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

 

(xv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxi)     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.

 

(xxii)    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.

 

(xxiii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvi)   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.

 

(xxvii) 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.

 

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

 

(xxix)  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).

 

(xxx)    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

 

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

 

(xxxii) 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).

 

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

 

(xxxiv)    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 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan.

         

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

 

4.39  Finalization of ToR for 6-laining of Chilkaluripet to Nellore        section of NH-5 from km 1182.802 to km 1366.547 including         Ongole bypass of length 10.125 km at chainage 1241.450 to 1251.7000 in the State of Andhra Pradesh by M/s National           Highways Authority of India [F.No.10-58/2010-IA-III].

 

As resented by the project proponent, the project road starts from km 1182.802 (Chilakaluripet) and ends at km 1366.547 (Nellore) and passes through Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore Districts of Andhra Pradesh. The major settlement enroute are Chilakaluripet, Ongole, Kavali, Nellore etc. The length of existing road is 180.68 km and proposed road is 183.745 km. The existing road is four lanes Configuration. The proposed improvement is widening of the road section to Six Lane Configuration from four lanes. The existing Right of way varies from 27 to 70m and proposed right of way is 66m except at interchanges, toll plaza and other project facilities. The proposed land acquisition is 258.6581 ha which includes 187.4873 ha of agriculture land, 58.96 ha. barren land and 12.20 ha Forest land.

 

          The Carriageway will be 2 x 10.75 m including Curb shyness, Median width 4.5 m and paved Shoulders 1.5 m (both sides). The project road is designed for speed of 100 km/hr for plain sections and 80 km/hr for rolling section. The existing road has 11 major bridges, 54 minor bridges, 293 culverts. One new additional major bridge along with improvements to existing 11major bridges, two new minor bridges on Ongole bypass along with Improvement of existing 54 minor bridges, 2 new Culverts along with improvements to 293 culverts are proposed. The existing road has 2 underpasses including one Vehicular and one Cattlepass. 47 underpasses including 22 Pedestrian / cattle underpasses and 25 Vehicular Underpasses are proposed in six laning. The project road is crossing 12 streams including Mudigandi River, Musi River, Pelluru River, Manneru River etc.

 

          The existing road has one number of flyover and 4 no of Flyovers are proposed at km 1218.00, km 1240.045, two flyovers in Ongole bypass. The length of existing service road is 13.260 Kms and proposed length of service road is 84.66 km (42.33 each side). The cart track of length 13.520 km along Ongole Bypass is also proposed. 

 

          The proposed road stretch is passing for a length of 10.82 km through Reserve Forest of Districts Prakasam and Nellore. The Process of Forest Clearance has been initiated for the diversion of 12.20 Ha of Forest land into non-forestry purpose. However, project does not pass through any ecological sensitive areas/ National Zoological Parks/ Sanctuaries etc. Approximately 181941 plantation including 200 trees are required to be felled which include trees under proposed acquisition and avenue plantation planted at the time of 4 lane (Girth size ≤ 30 cm 178614, 30-60 cm 2605, 60-90 cm 605, 90 cm and above 547. Total 363882 nos. of tress will be planted as avenue plantation as per NHAI tree plantation policy apart from statutory requirement.  1104 Numbers (approx.) of structures will require to be demolished which includes 653 Number of Pucca House, 387 Number of Semipucca and 64 Kachha houses. The Total Project Cost is Rs. 1535 crores approximately. 

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

(ii)          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 archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(iii)        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.

 

(iv)         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.

 

(v)          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 centres etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

(vi)         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.

 

(vii)       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.

 

(viii)     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.

 

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

 

(x)          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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiii)     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.

 

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

 

(xv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxi)     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.

 

(xxii)    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.

 

(xxiii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvi)   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.

 

(xxvii) 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.

 

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

 

(xxix)  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).

 

(xxx)    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

 

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

 

(xxxii)     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).

 

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

 

(xxxiv)    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 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. 

 

 

 

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4.40  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation/up-gradation and strengthening of NH-82 (Gaya-Bihar Sharif) in State of Bihar   (F. No. 10-66/2010)

 

As presented by project proponent the project road is located in Gaya, Nawada and Nalanda District of Bihar. It starts near Gaya with it’s junction with NH-83 and terminates near Bihar Sharif at Junction with N.H.-31 covering total length of 95 Km. The designed length is 92.939 Km. The important settlement on the rout are Gaya, Manpur, Wazirganj, Hisua, Tungi, Silao, Rajgir and Bihar Sharif. The up-coming international university is proposed near the project road at Nalanda.

 

          There are 3 byepassess proposed at Manpur (Km 5.600 to Km 9.550), Wazirganj (Km 27.650 to Km 32.225) and Tungi (Km. 35.925 to Km 38.000). The existing average right of way is 27 mtr. And proposed is 60 mtr. Accept in the sanctuary area where no widening is proposed (Km 65.750 to Km 70.200). The existing width of the carriage way is 6.7 mtr. To 7.0 mr. The proposed carriage way width is 14.5 mtr. with 1.5 mtr. Paved shoulders. There are 6 major and 15 minor bridges existing. It is proposed to widened the above 6 major bridges and widen / construct 33 minor bridges. The total land requirement is 335.8 ha. (private 296.2 ha. and Govt. land 39.60 ha. )

 

          The total water requirement is 600 KLD during the construction phase which will be extracted from rivers and nallas only 50 KLD extraction from ground. There is no thermal power plant located within 100 Kms. of the project road. The project road passes through Rajgir Wildlife Sanctuary from 65.750 Km. to 70.200 Km. Approx. 11,486 trees will be affected and compensatory afforestation will be done on the basis of the 1:3.

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

(ii)          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 archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

(iii)        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.

 

(iv)         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.

 

(v)          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 centres etc. Submit the details of noise control measures viz. noise reflector/ barriers at the Sanctuary area/ thickly populated area.

 

(vi)         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.

 

(vii)       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.

 

(viii)     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.

 

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

 

(x)          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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiii)     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.

 

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

 

(xv)       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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxi)     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.

 

(xxii)    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.

 

(xxiii)  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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxvi)   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.

 

(xxvii) 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.

 

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

 

(xxix)  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).

 

(xxx)    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

 

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

 

(xxxii) 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).

 

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

 

(xxxiv)    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 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. 

 

4.41  Finalization of TOR for Rehabilitation and up-gradation and strengthening of SH-81 Sakkadi To Nasriganj Section In The State Of Bihar by M/s Bihar State Road Development Corporation Ltd. [F. No. 10-24/2010-IA.III]

 

          The proposed project is Rehabilitation, Up-gradation and Strengthening of SH-81 from Sakkadi to Nasriganj Section in the State of Bihar. The project road of SH- 81 starts from Sakkadi Mor on NH-30 in Bhojpur District and ends at Km 83.250(design length) at Nasiriganj in Rohtas District .The design length of road is 83.250 Km. The major settlements on the project road are Sakkadi, Chandi, Akhgaon, Chilosa, Sandesh, Virpura, Nanaur, Sahar, Andhari, Bihita, Danwar, Kachawa and Nasariganj in the districts of Bhojpur and Rohtas. Apart from these, the road also passes through number of smaller settlements.

 

Existing RoW 24.39 .The PROW is 30 m except in Settlements/Built up areas where it has been restricted to 12 m to save structures. The road passes through plain terrain mostly on the bank of a canal. 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 ten realignments locations (Km20.970 – 21.350, Km 40.630 – 40.900, Km 43.900 – 44.050, Km 47.00 – 47.400, Km 51.900 – 52.170, Km 62.400 – 62.900, Km 64.650 – 65.00, Km 68.100 – 68.400, Km 72.400 – 73.300 & Km 77.930 – 78.700). Bypasses have been proposed at congested settlements/location of Sakardi (Km 0.00 to 1.600), Akhgaon (Km 11.700 to 13.900), Nanur (Km 35.300 to 38.750) and Andhari (Km 55.450 to 57.150).

 

There are 17 existing minor bridges on the road and most of these are on canals. Out of 17 bridges, two would be retained after widening and rest abandoned, 15 nos. are new bridges to be provided due to realignments. There are total 230 culverts on the project road. Out of 230 existing culverts on the project road 163 are recommended for reconstruction, 36 for widening and remaining for retaining and ROBs have been proposed at km 1.700. The project road crosses following   major streams /canals Koilwar Distributory at Km 34.55, Km 40.065, Km 43.32, Km 46.7 and Km 51.6 Ara Canal at Km 62.24 Km 67.95, Km 73, and Km 78 Behea Canal at Km 64.35 and Sone River is the major river which flows from North to South and runs parallel to the existing road at a varying distance

 

          The project road falls in seismic zone III i.e. Moderate Damage Risk Zone. There is no wildlife sanctuary or national park along the project road; about 1634 trees  present within proposed ROW, are likely to be affected due to the widening activity; 746 Buildings will require to be cleared and 108.82 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 16.02.1994. Therefore forest clearance is required.

 

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

 

(i)           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.

 

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

 

(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, ports, airports, roads, and major industries etc. and  submit a detailed ground surveyed map on 1:2000 scale showing the existing features falling within the right of way namely trees, structures including archaeological & religious, monuments etc. if any.

 

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

 

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

 

(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 at the stage of EC.

 

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

 

(viii)     If the proposed route requires cutting of trees, then the information should be provided for number of trees to be cut, their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species.  Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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