Minutes

 

The Minutes of the 106th Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Building/ Construction Projects/ Township and Area Development Projects, Coastal Regulation Zone, Infrastructure Development and Miscellaneous projects held on 17th – 18th October, 2011 at Fazal Chamber, Scope Complex, New Delhi.

 

1.           Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

The Chairman welcomed the members to the 106th meeting of the EAC. The Committee also expressed their deep appreciation for the services of Mr. Bharat Bhushan as the Member Secretary of the Committee and wished him all the best.

 

Member Secretary informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 105th meeting held on 21st to 23rd September in New Delhi.

    

2.           Confirmation of the Minutes of the 105th Meeting of the EAC held on 21st to 23rd September 2011 at New Delhi.

 

Minutes of the 105th Meeting of the EAC held on 21st – 23rd October, 2011 at New Delhi were confirmed with the following corrections:

 

i)        In Item no. 4.21 Environmental Clearance for construction of Residential Complex ‘Harmony Naturals’ at Village Azara and Mikirpura Chakardoi, District Kamrup, Guwahati by M/s. SKRE Building Future Ltd [F.No.21-54/2010-IA.III], the details of project  shall read as:

 

“The project involves construction of residential complex on a plot area of 3.8943 ha. The total built-up area proposed is 77,296.45 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 970 units in 30 blocks. The water requirement proposed is 577.72 KLD (freshwater requirement –397.48 KLD). The STP proposed is 486.65 KLD. Treated waste water will be used for pond make-up-7.32 KLD, garden/green-38.56 KLD and balance 211.86 KLD will be sent to natural drain. Total solid waste generation will be 2.926 T/day. The power requirement is about 3.4 MW. The total parking spaces provided is 705 cars + 520 two wheelers. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 66.56 Crores”.

 

ii)       Environmental Clearance  for Expansion of Technology and Management Education Institute (OITM) at 12 km Stone Hisar, Chandigarh Road, Hisar, Haryana by M/s. Om Welfare Society ––-  (No.382/SEIAA(H)/2011-IA.III), the details of the project shall read as:

 

The project involves Expansion of Technology and Management Education Institute (OITM) on a plot area of 79,393.6 Sq. m. The total built-up area proposed is 49,863 Sq.m. The water requirement proposed is 210 KLD (freshwater requirement – 105 KLD). The STP proposed is 150 KLD. Treated waste water will be used for flushing/horticulture/DG cooling – 56 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 790.25 kg/day. The power requirement is about 250 KVA. The total parking spaces provided is 640 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs. 26.25 Crores

 

iii)      In other items, point no “2. Relaxation of height for the building/construction projects in Kerala- iii) Location of fire station, (c) “For buildings between 30-45 mtrs” shall read as “Buildings above 60 mtrs”.

 

iv)      In item No. “4.2 Environmental Clearance for Mining of rare minerals in Azhagappapuram village, Tamil Nadu by M/s Chandrakala Farm Products Pvt. Ltd, Chennai (F.No.11-88/2007-IA-III)”, the following condition may be stipulated.

 

“The restoration of the mining area with the reject sand shall be up to original ground level”

 

Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1  Environmental Clearance for the expansion of Games at Village Dag Mouza Beltola, Village Basistha, Guwahati, Assam by M/s. Guwahati Metropolitan development Authority [F. No. 21-25/2011-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of residential complex at Dag No. 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 38, 31, 32, 49, 18, 14, 12, 30, 33 at Mouza Beltola, Village Basistha, Guwahati, Assam. The existing development includes 700 residential apartments in 25 towers of G+6 in first phase. The 2nd phase project involves expansion of games village project on a plot area of 36957 Sq.m. The total plot area of phase I and II is 93645.45 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 2,29,725.24 (Existing Phase-I – 74,321.81 Sq.m and proposed Phase-II- 1,55,403.43) total number of units proposed in the II-phase is 675. The total water requirement is 1201 KLD (fresh water requirement 767 KLD). The capacity of 4 modular STP proposed is 200 KLD each. The treated waste water to be used for flushing 152 KLD, horticulture 170 KLD & HVAC cooling 112 KLD. A total solid waste generation is 2.5 T/day + e-waste 2491 kg/day. The power requirement is 10,066 KW. The total parking spaces provided for 1749 cars.  Total cost of the project is Rs. 269.81 Crores.

 

          The proposal was considered in the 97th meeting of EAC held on 14th-15th February, 2011 and again in the 102nd meeting held on 23rd-24th June, 2011 and the committee made certain observations.  The details submitted was examined by the Committee. 

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    It was stated by the officers of GMDA that a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister in which the resolution has already been passed and after the approval of the minutes from the Hon’ble Chief Minister, the same will be forwarded to the Ministry.  They further requested that as the construction was started without having knowledge of the EIA Notifications, the action against violation may not be taken.  

 

          The Member Secretary clarified that as per the details submitted the constructions/ development of the 1st phase are violation of Environmental (Protection) Act 1986. The violation has to be dealt as per OM No. No.J-11013/41/2006-IA.II(I) dated 16th November 2010. As per 4(ii) of the above OM, LCL shall submit a written commitment within 90 days, in the form of a formal resolution from Board of Directors of the company or to the Managing Committee/CEO of the Society, Trust, Partnership/individually owned concern for consideration of its environment related policy/plan of action to the Ministry to ensure that violations of the Environment (Protection) Act etc. shall not be repeated. Further as per 4 (iii) of the. OM, the State Government shall be informed for initiating legal action.

 

ii)                  Submit details of the committed water supply and its source both for construction and operation phases.

 

iii)                Submit details of total parking required for all activities including retail and office space.

 

iv)                Submit details of water and energy conservation plans.

 

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

 

3.           Consideration of New Proposals:

 

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

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, as requested by project proponent.

 

4.2       CRZ clearance for disposal of treated effluent into Sea near Damam from Vapi by M/s Vapi Waste & Effluent Management Co. Ltd. (F. No. 11-42/2011-IA-III)

 

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

 

4.3       CRZ clearance for Seawater intake facility from Kandaleru creek and discharge of wastewater facility in to Sea and Kandaleru Creek, Mandel, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh by M/s Meenakshi Energy Pvt. Ltd [F. No. 11-43/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of Seawater intake facility from Kandaleru creek and discharge of wastewater facility in to Sea and Kandaleru Creek, Mandel, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh. MEPL Obtained Environmental clearance for their power plant -540MW (4 X 135MWvide No: J-13011/18/2008-IA.II(T) dated 02-07-08 and CRZ clearance vide No 11-6/2009-IA.III, GoI, MoEFDt: 01-02-2010 for 540MW (4 X 135MW). EC vide No: J-13011/18/2008-IA.II(T) dated 03-06-09 for change in configuration and enhancement of capacity to 600MW (2 X 150MW+1X300MW) was obtained. Finally vide No: J-13012/18/2009-IA.II (T) dated 20-08-10 EC for change in configuration from 300MW to 350MW in Phase-I i.e. 2X 150MW +1 X300MW and Phase-II i.e. 1 X300MW was obtained.

 

          The approved facilities as per the earlier approval for 540MW consisted of:

 

(i)       construction of coal unloading wharf of suitable length along the creek bank,

 

(ii)      construction of seawater intake from the creek to draw seawater for condenser cooling and desalination plant, and

 

(iii)    construction of return warm water outfall in to the creek for a volume of 2880m3/hour.

 

The Modified facilities proposed are:

 

i)        Additional capacity with change in configurations, seawater intake facilities would remain the same i.e. from Kandaleru Creek except that the quantity  increase from 4562 to 9505 m3/hour and

 

ii)      Return warm water outfall in sea shall be developed for 4674m3/hour in order to obtain the efficient mixing.

 

          APSCZMA examined the project and recommended vide Lr. No. 1755/CZMA/2011 dt. 14/06/2011. Pollution Control Boards has issued consent for marine discharge vide lr.167/PCB/CFE/RO-NLR/Ho/2010 dated 18.05.2011 for the enhanced capacity. 

 

The Committee perused the contents of the earlier clearance vide letter No. 11-6/2009-IA-III dated 01.02.2010 and those of APSCZMA clearance letter for the first proposal of 540 MW.

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

(i)           The committee observed that in the first instance, the ambiguities which were brought to the  notice of the Committee during presentation pertaining to the earlier clearance for 540 MW project in respect of intake (pipeline vs open channel) and the outfall location (creek vs sea) vide No. 11-6/2009-IA-III dated 01.02.2010 must be addressed.  Proponent is directed to re-examine this and take appropriate action to set right these ambiguities and on this basis submit separate proposal for CRZ clearance for 1000 MW combining the creek discharge also into the sea besides the requirement of the proposed additional capacity so as to ensure that there will be only one outfall system into the sea for the power plant as a whole.

 

(ii)          Clearance shall be obtained from Inland Waterways Authority for height clearance of Buckingam Canal for discharge pipeline.

 

(iii)        The simulation results and figures of dispersion of warm water should be presented under worst dispersion consideration of the tidal cycle following the model stabilizes after appropriate iterations and shall include all the existing and proposed outfalls under maximum discharge condition. Realistic assumption may be taken and indicated in the presentation where the data is not measured actually.

 

(iv)         The present status of construction of the project for which already EC was granted.

 

(v)          Status of compliance with reference to the conditions stipulated in CRZ clearance & EC clearance granted to 540 MW project

 

(vi)         As per the EIA report @ para 4.4.4, the area allotted for greenbelt is 128 acers. As per para 8.1 on page 161, the greenbelt requirement is 170 – 200 acers for green belt. As per APPCB CFE order, the green belt requirement is 169.2 acers. As per the column XXXI of application submitted in the EIA report @ page no. xix, the greenbelt area is 156.311 acers. The PP shall submit specific green belt, with suitable plan along with suitable species identified. Details of pereheral green belt width shall be submitted. The EIA report is for enhancement of capacity from 600 MW to 900 MW and not for 1000 MW.

 

(vii)       As per the information @ column VI at page no iv of EIA report, the mangroves in 7 km radius is shown as NIL. Pl confirm as this information is not matching with the presentation data made by you to the EAC.

 

(viii)     The ash pond area is shown as 66.39 ha. Please provide the calculations on what basis the area is arrived and also to comply the Flyash notification.

 

(ix)        Arrangements and controls provided to reuse the treated fly ash effluent completely and to ensure ZERO discharge from ash pond system into marine water. Facilities proposed to comply the flyash notification dated 3.11.2009.

 

(x)          The PP submitted two addendums along with other documents. These documents have no date and the details of the authorized person who submitted these documents. In one of the addendum list of experts and government officers were mentioned. The relevance of the list to the document submitted is not clear. The PP shall take adequate quality check before submitting the documents to EAC members.

 

(xi)        The HTL and LTL report of NIO is dated July 2009. Please confirm whether the map submitted is as per the CRZ Notification 2011 or not. A confirmation letter from NIO shall be submitted.

 

(xii)       As per the marine EIA report, page 73, the temperature of return water released to sea will not exceed 5 c. The mitigation facilities, proposed to achieve the same and monitoring facilities to demonstrate the compliance shall be given

 

In view of the foregoing observations, the committee deferred the proposal.  Further consideration of the proposal shall be only after re-examination of the earlier clearance and submission of the complete details.

 

4.4       CRZ clearance for construction of Holiday Resort at Gat No.43/1, Village Kolmandle, Taluka Murud, District Raigad, Maharashtra  by Mr. Prabhakar Gujanan Thakur, Mumbai. (F. No. 11-59/2011-IA-III)

 

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

 

4.5       CRZ clearance for Construction of Resort at Long Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands by M/s Long Island Nature hotel and Pvt. Ltd. (F. No. 11-62/2011-IA-III).

 

    As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Resort at Long Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. , Total plot  areais 12 ha. The total built-up area is 4,346.95 sq.m. It is proposed to construct 32 cottages. The total water requirement is 7.232 KLD (fresh water requirement is 5.12 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 8 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 2.112 KLD & horticulture 3.88 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 35.20 Kg/day. The power requirement 71 KW. Total cost of the project is Rs. 27.48 Crores.

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The proponent submitted the proposal showing No Development Zone as 50 mtrs from the High Tide Line (HTL) as per CRZ Notification, 1991 whereas as per CRZ Notification, 2011 the distance of No Development Zone from the HTL should be 200 mtrs. Revise and submit the proposal with recommendations of Andaman Nicobar Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

(ii)          Submit more technical details about power generation and sewage disposal as there is no infrastructure available on the island.

 

(iii)        Submit details of Boat Jetty as there is no other means of transportation to the Island.

 

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

 

4.6       CRZ clearance for laying marine discharge of treated effluent and installation of mobile Container Seaware Reverse Osmosis units at Gangavaram, Visakapattinam, Andhra Pradesh   by M/s Rashtraya Ispat Nigam Ltd [F.No. 11-121/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, this is a proposal for laying of pipeline for marine discharge of treated effluents & installation of mobile container seawater reverse osmosis units for the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

 

The total effluent proposed to be discharged into marine environment is for about 14,1400 cum/day. The industry proposed to lay a subterranean and submarine pipeline for the discharge of treated effluents into the sea near Gangavaram within the project premises. The National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Visakhapatnam, an authorized agency carried out the demarcation of LTL, HTL and CRZ area including firming up of outfall point. The NIO carried out field studies to generate baseline and site-specific data and also suggested suitable disposal point to facilitate quick dispersal of treated effluents.

 

The width of the inter tidal zone varied between 130 and 175 meters at this stretch and covered with sand/beach and interspersed with low elevated sand dunes. The NIO, Visakhapatnam after considering the prevailing physico-chemical and bathymetry data of the study area, recommended the discharge point at 20 m water depth i.e. at 170 35’ 39” N latitude and 830 13’ 50” E longitude which is 1.12 km from the Land Fall Point (LFP). The assessed the filed dilution can be enhanced with a jet velocity of 2 m/s at a depth of 20 m. The dilution can be enhanced 198 times by using a 6 port diffuser of 0.11 m diameter with a jet velocity of 2.5 m/s at a depth of 20 m. it is recommended that the jet velocity of 2.0 m/s is essential to avoid bio fouling and accumulation of the particulate matter inside the pipeline.

 

   The industry intends to establish Mobile Container Seawater Reverse Osmosis (MCSRO) Units to treat sea water in mobile RO units as make up water to plant for 3 months which will be extendable 6 month to tide over the water crisis. It is proposed to draw seawater through open channel of   2M x 1M size and lagoon size of 100 M x 200 M along with stand trap sumps. The lagoon will be provided with 3 mm PVC sheets to avoid any seepage loss. The water from the lagoon will be fed pumped to MRO units through mobile pre-treatment units. The water will be drawn through the pipeline for discharge of treated effluents by installing pumps on the beach on temporary basis. The treated seawater with TDS less than 400 ppm will be pumped to make-up water pressurized net work, which is at a distance of 3.5 km. The reject from the RO will be left in to the sea using open channel. The TDS of the RO reject will be 74,000 ppm approximately. It involves digging a open channels from the sea to the lagoon and another to discharge from the RO units. The total quantum of drawl of seawater is 3750 cum/hour. The NIO carried out studies to firm up the intake and outfall locations and also impacts on account of the discharge of high-density plant rejects. The temperature of the seawater varies between 26.80 C to 27.90 C. Salinity range is 32.92 to 34.04 psu in the study area. Seawater density varies between 1021 – 1022 kg/cum in the water column. The temperature and salinity vary with the season, the density generally varies between 1015 – 1025 kg/cum on annual scale. No ecologically sensitive areas such as mangroves or national parks are present in the vicinity of the proposed landfall point or along the route of the pipeline. The estimated cost of the pipeline project is Rs. 6.0 crores.

 

   The proposal was examined by the Andhra Pradesh State Coastal Zone Management Authority on 14.09.2010 and recommended.

 

          The details submitted by the proponent were examined by the Committee. During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The Committee noted that the proposal involves construction of lagoon to store sea water for the proposed desalination plant which is not permissible in CRZ area.

 

ii)           The proponent is not ready with details of dispersion model studies for presentation and discussion etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The project was examined earlier by EAC its meeting held on 3rd-4th March, 2011 and finalized additional TOR including Public Hearing.  The proposal was again considered in the EAC meeting held on 13th – 15th July, 2011.  The proponent informed that the public hearing was conducted in the year 1999 and during the public hearing it was clearly mentioned that the terminal will be augmented to 5.0 MMTPA capacity at a later date. The EIA submitted earlier by PLL intended (As per section 1,1.1& 2.1 of the 2.1 of the EIA ) that the ultimate capacity of the terminal to be 5.0 MMTPA and requested for waiving of the Public Hearing.  The Committee did not agree and suggested to conduct Public Hearing.

 

The Public Hearing was conducted on 26.08.2011.

 

          The details submitted by the proponent were examined by the Committee. During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The commitments made during the Public Hearing and as recorded in the Minutes shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

ii)           All the conditions stipulated in the earlier Clearance including the recommendations of Environment Management Plan, Disaster management Plan shall be strictly complied with.

 

iii)          The Committee noted the proponent’s statement that augmentation of the capacity from 2.5 MMTPA to 5.0 MMTPA will not induct additional environmental issues and that the planned system will take care of the overall requirements of the facility.  However, impacts if any arising out of increased activities to meet the additional capacity shall be brought to the notice of the Ministry with appropriate mitigation measures that will be put in place, to ensure that the given commitment of ‘no additional impact’ is maintained in letter and spirit. 

 

iv)          At least 5% of the total cost of the project shall be earmarked towards the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and item-wise details along with time bound action plan shall be prepared and submitted to the Ministry prior to the commencement of the project. Implementation of such program shall be ensured accordingly in a time bound manner.

 

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

 

4.8       Environmental Clearance for proposed terminal building at Amousi Airport, Luknow, Uttar Pradesh by M/s AAI [F. No. 10-18/2007-IA-III]

 

          The project involves the construction of new terminal building at Amausi Airport, Lucknow. One existing terminal is already running having a capacity to handle 2470 passengers/day. With the increase in domestic and international traffic the new terminal is conceived. The total available land area is 1,04982 sq. m and plot area used for construction is 12,912 sq.m. The total built up area for the project is 21,440 sq. m.

 

          The new terminal will facilitate 12000 passengers/day, 10,000 visitors/day and 2000 staff/day. The total water requirement of the project is 600 KLD which will be taken from the existing bore well of the existing terminal having a yield of 25-30 KLD/hr. However as part of the project an STP will be construction of capacity of 450 KLD and the treated water will be used for flushing, cooling and landscaping. The fresh water demand is after considering the treated waste water is 287 KLD. Rainwater harvesting has been considered in the project and it is estimated that about the project area has a harvesting potential of 64,000 cum/annually i.e. 175 cum/day.  The total power requirement for the project is 2434 KW and the power will be supplied by Uttar Pradesh Vidyut Vitaran Nigam. For emergency power requirement 6X750 KVA D.G set will be installed. As part of the project 230 car parking, 100 taxi parking and 10 coaches parking facility has been provided as per the building by laws. The total area for parking provided is 11,300 sq.m. There are no environmentally sensitive areas, forest area present within 15 Km from project site. The solid waste generated from the project shall be collected and will be handed over to the municipal corporation for final treatment and disposal. Fire safety and electrical safety measures are already installed in the existing terminal building; similar arrangement shall be made in the new terminal as well. Fire hydrant, sprinklers and fire extinguishers are provided within the project terminal. The total cost of the project is 129.3 Crores.

 

          During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The fresh water requirement will be 347 KLD which is proposed to meet from existing two bore wells.  The continuous drawal may reduce the yield.  The proponent shall use the maximum quantity of treated waste water to reduce the fresh water requirement.  It I also suggested to provide the rain water harvesting pits to recharge the ground water.

 

ii)                  The Noise level model has been done for the DG set only, the proponent shall carry out Noise Modeling for aircraft operation,  both during landing and take-off and shall submit the details within three months to the Ministry.

 

iii)                The Entry and Exits for the nearby habitations shall be provided as demanded and committed in the public hearing.

 

iv)                Necessary architectural features of historical buildings located in and around Lucknow shall be incorporated in the design/ interiors of the building.

 

v)                  All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to Regional Office of MoEF.

 

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

 

4.9       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]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves development of ship building yard Phase-I at Silambimangalam, Cuddalore District, Tamil Nadu.  Tamil Nadu Government has declared the project area as Minor Port ‘Silambimangalam Shipyard Port’ and notified in the Gazette on 23.07.2007.

 

          Earlier, the project (Phase-I and Phase-II) was considered in the meeting of Expert committee on Infrastructure development and Miscellaneous Project held on 2nd and 3rd July 2008.  It was noted that around 110 houses in Velingarayanpettai village are falling under the project area. Most of the people in the project affected village are engaged in fishing. It was informed that necessary R&R has been undertaken for the PAP as per the State Government norms. Further, it was informed that a new township will be proposed for Project affected village people. GSPL will be spending around Rs.10 crore for R&R Package. The new township is located in Kothatai village, south of project site. The Committee after detailed discussions recommended the project subject to certain additional information including details of R& R. Now, the proponent has proposed only Phase ‘I where no R& R is involved.

 

          It is proposed to develop the Phase I on an area of 60.77 hectares (625 X 1100m) at a cost of 300 crores to build ships such as Handymax, Aframax, Panamax, etc. Initially the shipyard would process 50,000 Tons of steel and deliver two ships per annum. Capacity expansion up to 500,000 tons of processed steel is envisioned 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). Onshore structures facilities will include Stock Area, Pre-preparation shops, Assembly shop, Painting and Outfitting shops, Pre-erection shop, Administration and supporting facilities.

 

          The Phase-I proposal was considered in the 54th State CRZ Management Authority meeting held on 28.10.2009 and recommended the proposal vide letter No.21409/EC-3/2009-1, dated 25.02.2010.

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its 66th meeting held on 2nd -3rd July 2008 and finalized the ToR. The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 25th to 26th March 2010 and 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and suggested to conduct Public Hearing. Public Hearing was conducted on 14.07.2011.

 

          The details submitted were examined by the Committee.  During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Sand by-pass shall be carried out periodically and monitoring shall be conducted for the shore line changes and the details shall be submitted along with the Six- Monthly monitoring report.

 

ii)           The painting activity shall be carried out in closed chamber. Any paint residue from the activity shall be properly collected and disposed in accordance with the provisions of the Hazardous Waste (Management, Handling and Trans-boundary Movement) Rules, 2008.

 

iii)          VOC monitoring shall be carried out in painting area periodically.

 

iv)          The commitments made during the Public Hearing and recorded in the Minutes shall be complied with letter and spirit.

 

v)            All the conditions stipulated in the earlier Clearance including the recommendations of Environment Management Plan, Disaster management Plan shall be strictly complied with.

 

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

                                                

vii)         There shall be no disposal of effluent, solid wastes etc, into sea.

 

viii)       The Proponent at any point of time shall be ready to consider the possibility of sharing common facilities such as breakwater with immediate neighbors on the southern side so as to optimize the resources and minimize cost on development and also impact on marine environment.

  

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

xiv)       The proposed facilities shall be job-specific and the clearance  shall not be construed as applicable for cargo handling activities.

 

xv)         The coastline and its environmental status in the close proximity of the proposed facilities falling outside the declared port limit shall not be disturbed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The project is Category ‘B’ project and since Sudh Mahadev Conservation Reserve is within 10 km from the project site, it was categorized as ‘A’ was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 28th -29th June, 2010 and finalized ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. The Public Hearing conducted on 30.09.2011 at Terminal -1 Kud

 

          The details submitted were examined by the Committee.  During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)               Permission shall be obtained for the  cutting of 117 trees from the concerned local forest Authority and Compensatory forestation shall be carried out in consultation with  the Authority.

 

ii)           There shall be no commercial activities at the Terminal Stations.  

 

iii)         The solid waste shall be properly collected and disposed as per the rules. Sufficient numbers of collection bins for different wastes shall be provided.

 

iv)           Public conveniences and rest areas shall be provided at the Terminal Stations and Sewage shall be collected and treated and reused for flushing of toilets and horticulture purposes.

 

v)             Disaster Management including the evacuation of the people during the natural or man made disasters shall be put in place. Proper signage on safety shall be displayed.

 

vi)           Installation and operation of DG sets shall comply with the guidelines of CPCB and the EPA standards.

 

vii)         Any additional activity at Terminal 2 or any other terminal  or any other activity shall obtain prior clearances as applicable.

 

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

 

4.11    Environmental Clearance for waste to energy plant at Integrated Solid Waste Management facility at Narela Bawana, Delhi by M/s Delhi MSW Solution Ltd (F.No.10-67/2009)

 

          As presented by the Project proponent, M/s Delhi MSW Solution Ltd. has established 4000 TPD Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility at Narela Bawana, notified Site, The Environmental Clearance was issued vide Letter F.No-67/2009- IA.III, dated 25th October,2010, for Composting, RDF & SLF. The proposed project ‘Waste to Energy Plant’ is also to be located with in the same plot where the Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility is developed. It is aimed to strengthen the IMSWMF, encompassing energy recovery in addition to existing process through establishment of a Min 36 MW Power Plant having MSW processing capacity up to 3000 TPD for the WtE Plant.

 

          The total project area is 40.47 Ha out of which WtE plant area designated is 5.82 Ha. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 378 Crores. The technology proposed to be employed is ‘Reciprocating grate Technology’ as recommended by MNRE. The power plant constitutes of Boilers, Steam Turbine Generators, with power generation capacity of Min36 MW. The in house consumption will be 15 % of the generated power. Air Cooled condensers are to be used in lieu of WCC and the ash to be sent to the Captive Landfill is less than 20 % of Input Waste. A site specific Environment Management Plan has been developed to ensure that the project is implemented in an environmentally sustainable manner. Air Pollution Control system will consist of Flue Gas Treatment System which includes Adsorption of acidic components and filtration of dust particles through bag filters. The captive landfill will act as a safe long term disposal of wastes, both from health & environmental view point.

 

          Leachate generated from the WtE Plant will be treated in the Effluent Treatment Plant and other waste water will be used for ash quenching. A green belt area is proposed to be designed primarily for effective control of pollution within the tolerant limit, and having tremendous sink capacity, can help contain & attenuate pollutant concentration in air, and thereby restore & revitalize the environment on a long term basis. The proposed project will help in the disposal of waste in an environmentally safe manner and a more productive utilization of waste in form of RDF & electricity, thus adding to clean & renewable energy, safeguarding the already depleting fossil fuels. The residue reaching the captive Landfill too will be reduced, hence conserving land. The proposed project is to obtain EC for the WtE plant to generate Min 36 MW power from the municipal waste.

 

     Further it was informed that the proposal submitted to the Ministry had already proposed to set up Waste to Energy plant of 36 MW in the Phase–II and has carried out the public hearing accordingly, the Clearance letter did not indicate the waste to energy plant. They claimed that the details of public hearing are already available with the Ministry. They requested for the amendment of the clearance to include the Waste to Energy plant at the proposed site.

 

     The Committee examined the details submitted and presented and decided that amendment to the earlier clearance can not be considered and finalised the TOR for further study. The project proponent is required to submit EIA report covering the following TORs for Waste to Energy.

 

The details of EIA submitted for the WtE plant were examined by the Committee.  During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    Spraying of an appropriate herbal sanitizer shall be adopted for odour control in addition to its the vacuum suction and destroying in furnace.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.12    Finalisation of ToR for the establishment of Hazardous Waste Management Facility at Dungi, Jharkhand by M/s Adityapur Auto Cluster [F.No.10-84/2011-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the Project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of Hazardous Waste Management Facility at Dungi, Jharkhand. It is proposed to handle 17400 MTPA.  The total project area is 20 acres. Presently there are 11 large scale, 64 medium scale include 550 small scale and 166 tiny units scale operation units Activities of industrial units are sheet metal, pressed/ fabricated components and sub assemblies, light and heavy fabrication, casting, forging, machining, polymer components and food processing industries.  There are four main categories of industries, which include i) Chemicals sub category into acid, aluminum, plastic and rubber, paint, pharmacy, oil & chemicals, ii) Engineering subcategory include machining and forging, electroplating fabrication and metal finishing, casting/ alloys and electrical, iii) Food & beverages: subcategory into wet (milk, cold drink etc.) dry (flour, spices) and semi wet (pickles, squashes, sauces, etc.), iv) Others: subcategory into paper glass, LPG bottling, services, mineral, cement refractory and miscellaneous.

 

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

 

i)                    Submit the details of site selection criteria - CPCB guidelines        along with the various sites examined based.

 

ii)                  Compliance with reference to hazardous waste (management        and handling) rules, 2008 as amended.

 

iii)                Submit the justification of the Project.

 

iv)                Submit the details of the waste generated, present mode of disposal as per the State PCB authorization etc.

 

v)                  Submit the MoU made between member units along with    responsibilities.

 

vi)            Examine the details of monitoring of Dioxin and Furan.

 

vii)          Examine the details of transportation of Hazardous wastes, and its         safety in handling.

 

viii)        Submit a copy of MoU for disposal of ash through the TSDF.

 

ix)            Submit the details of treatment and disposal of waste water from the scrubber.

 

x)              Examine and submit details of impact on water body and mitigative measures during rainy season.

 

xi)            Environmental Management Plan should be accompanied with Environmental Monitoring Plan and environmental cost and benefit assessment. Regular monitoring shall be carried out for odour control.

 

xii)          Water quality around the landfill site shall be monitored regularly to examine the impact on the ground water.

 

xiii)        The storage and handling of hazardous wastes shall be as per the Hazardous Waste Management Rules.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.13    Finalization for ToR for the proposed Greenfield airport and commercial and allied developments near Bijapur in Karnataka State by M/s MARG Aviations Private Ltd. (F. No. 10-92/2011-IA-III)

 

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

 

2nd Day: 18th October, 2011

 

4.14    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Township Project at Birubandh, Bokaro, Jharkhand by M/s. Murti Housing & Finance Pvt. Limited. [F.No.21-57/2011-IA.III].

 

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

 

4.15    Environmental Clearance for the construction of IT Building at Sy. No. 82, 83 and 85 at Puthencruz Village, Kunnathunadu Taluk, Ernakulam , Kerala by M/s. Infopark Limited. [F.No.21-65/2011-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction of I.T. building project on a plot area of 2.834 ha. The total built-up area proposed is 36,727.90 sq.m. It is proposed to construct 2 blocks, I.T. Block (Ground + 10 floors) and Multi level car parking Block (Ground + 05 Floors). The total water requirement is 82.458 KLD I.T. Block (fresh water requirement is 45.81 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 90 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 36.648 KLD & horticulture 10.142 KLD and cooling 20.00 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 458.10 Kg/day. The power requirement is 4,000 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 773 cars + 300 two wheelers. Additional parking space provided for 8 buses & 10 taxies. Total cost of the project is Rs. 76.41 Crores.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The boundary wall on the river side of the project shall be shifted at least 10m from the river bank and should be developed as green belt/ walkway.

 

(ii)          Review water balance chart especially make up water for HUAC. Proper meters shall be provided to continuously record the quantity of treated waste water recycled for different purposes.

 

(iii)        Encourage public transport and provide more parking spaces for buses.

 

(iv)         Storage of diesel shall not be placed in the basement along with DG set. Necessary space shall be earmarked away from the building blocks

 

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

 

4.16    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Artech Empire & World Mall, Residential and Commercial Project at Village Vanichiyoor, Corporation Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by M/s. Artech Realtors Pvt. Ltd  [F.No.21-69/2011-IA.III].

 

        The project involves construction of Residential & Commercial project on a plot area of 0.911 ha. The total built-up area is 28,593.97 sq.m. It is proposed to construct 97 residential units (Basements + Gr. Floor + 11 Floors) recreation club & mall block (Basement + Ground + 3 Floors). The total water requirement is 62.275 KLD (fresh water requirement is 39.436 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 68 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 22.839 KLD & horticulture 2.00 KLD and cooling 25.591 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 396.10 Kg/day. The power requirement is 2,850 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 328 cars + 34 two wheelers. Total cost of the project is Rs. 30.16 Crores

 

            During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           Storage of diesel shall not be placed in the basement along with DG set.  Necessary space shall be earmarked away from the building blocks.

 

(ii)          Proper meters shall be provided to continuously record the quantity of treated waste water recycled for different purposes.

 

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

 

4.17    Environmental Clearance for the construction of Hospital and Healthcare Center at DLF Phase-1, Sector-28, Gurgaon by M/s. OSL Healthcare Pvt. Ltd  [F.No.21-66/2011-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction of hospital and healthcare centre on a plot area of 22,779.54 Sq.m. The total built up area of the project proposed is 38,457.565 Sq.m. The project will have 2 Basements + Ground floor + 6 floors). The total water requirement proposed is 466 KLD (freshwater requirement 253 KLD + recycled water-230 KLD). The capacity of STP is about 280 KLD. Treated water will be used for flushing 51 KLD, horticulture/ gardening–17 KLD and HVAC cooling 166 KLD.  The total power requirement is 2742 KW. Total solid waste generation will be 497.5 Kg/day + Bio-medical waste-60 Kg/day. The total parking spaces proposed are 364 ECS. The total cost of the project is about Rs.243.14 Crores

 

            During the discussions, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           It was informed by the project proponent that the plot is located in the developed area – DLF city phase I on the main Golf Course Road, Sector 28, Gurgaon.  M/s DLF Estate Developers Ltd. has already provided the water connection for the above project.  Necessary arrangements shall be made for allocation of water during construction phase keeping in mind that whole of the Gurgaon area is declared as grey area by Central Ground Water Authority and no ground water can be withdrawn.

 

(ii)          Proper meters shall be provided to continuously record the quantity of treated waste water recycled for different purposes.

 

(iii)        Additional parking provisions shall be made within the plot.

 

(iv)         Storage of diesel shall not be placed in the basement along with DG set. Necessary space shall be earmarked away from the building blocks.

 

(v)          ECBC guidelines shall be followed to conserve energy.

 

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

 

4.18    Finalisation of ToR for the construction of Residential-cum-Commercial Project at Village Kherki Majra, Sector-102 & 102A, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Akarshan Estates Pvt. Ltd  [F.No.21-104/2011-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction of Group Housing cum Commercial project on a plot area of 9.854 ha. The total built-up area is 2,10,600 sq.m. It is proposed to construct 747 residential units & commercial area (Basement 1, 2 + Stilt + 25 Floors). The total water requirement is 375.276 KLD (fresh water requirement is 270.145 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 300 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 105.131 KLD & horticulture 117.842 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1,727.70 Kg/day. The power requirement is 4,979 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 1,752 cars. Total cost of the project is Rs. 500 Crores.

 

            During the discussions, the Committee finalised the following TOR:

 

(i)         Submit a copy of the approved Sector Plan. Superimpose the site on the sector plan showing the approach roads.

 

(ii)        A site plan showing the project site and its surroundings with physical features and topographical details, such as land use, contours and drainage pattern, along with photographs of the site from all four sides, should be included in the background information.

 

(iii)      If the site is low lying and will require earth, examine the quantity required and identify the area from where the earth will be borrowed and whether any permission will be needed.

 

(iv)       Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the complex on land/water body and into sewerage system.

 

(v)        The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project.

 

(vi)       Proposal indicates 138.875 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan Submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement, (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling.

 

(vii)       Proper meters shall be provided to continuously record the quantity of treated waste water recycled for different purposes.

 

(viii)   In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region, examine and submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable.

 

(ix)      Carry out hydro-geological investigations and seek permission from Central Ground Water Authority for withdrawal of ground water.

 

(x)        Consider soil characteristics and permeability for rainwater harvesting proposals, which should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximise recycling of water and utilisation of rainwater.

 

(xi)      Make provision for guard pond and other provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.  Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

 

(xii)     Noise mitigation plan should be described.  Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and proposed complex.

 

(xiii)   Examine existing education and other health facilities, police and other services and include adequate provisions in the proposal.

 

(xiv)    Study the existing flora and fauna of the area and the impact of the project on them.

 

(xv)     Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described.

 

(xvi)    Assess soil erosion in view of the soil characteristics, topography and rainfall pattern.

 

(xvii)      Application of renewable energy/alternate energy, such as solar and wind energy may be described including solar water heating in the guidelines for entrepreneurs.

 

(xviii)  Consider solid wastes, including hospital waste and e- waste in addition to other solid wastes and their disposal.

 

(xix) Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilisation arrangements may be made.

 

(xx)     Explore possibility of generating biogas from biodegradable wastes.

 

(xxi)   Arrangements for hazardous waste management may be described as also the common facilities for waste collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of all effluent, emission and refuse including MSW, biomedical and hazardous wastes.

 

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

 

(xxiii)  Disaster management plan should be prepared.

 

(xxiv)   Traffic management plan including parking and loading/ unloading areas may be described.  Traffic survey should be carried out both on weekdays and weekend.

 

(xxv)Provide service road for entry and exit to project site.

 

(xxvi)     Use of local building materials should be described.

 

(xxvii) Consider DG Fuel Gas emissions to be treated in a scrubber.

 

(xxviii)     Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code /BEE guidelines for energy efficiency  

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and submitted to the Ministry in the prescribed form as per EIA Notification dated 14th September 2006.

 

4.19    Finalisation of ToR for the construction of Group Housing Project at Village Kherki Majra, Sector-102 & 102A, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/s. Realty Build Home Pvt. Ltd  [F.No.21-105/2011-IA.III].

 

The project involves construction of Group Housing project on a plot area of 7.283 ha. The total built-up area is 2,01,220 sq.m. It is proposed to construct 415 residential units (Basement 1, 2 + Stilt + 25 Floors). The total water requirement is 190.45 KLD (fresh water requirement is 138.875 KLD).  The capacity of STP proposed is 206 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 51.575 KLD & horticulture 102.685 KLD.  Total solid waste generation will be 830 Kg/day. The power requirement is 3,343 KW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 1,273 cars. Total cost of the project is Rs. 480 Crores.

 

            During the discussions, the Committee finalised the following TOR:

 

(i)          Submit a copy of the approved Sector Plan. Superimpose the site on the sector plan showing the approach roads.

 

(ii)         A site plan showing the project site and its surroundings with physical features and topographical details, such as land use, contours and drainage pattern, along with photographs of the site from all four sides, should be included in the background information.

 

(iii)              If the site is low lying and will require earth, examine the quantity required and identify the area from where the earth will be borrowed and whether any permission will be needed.

 

(iv)        Examine in detail the proposed site with reference to impact on infrastructure covering water supply, storm water drainage, sewerage, power, etc., and the disposal of treated/raw wastes from the complex on land/water body and into sewerage system.

 

(v)         The information with respect to Ground water depth, various rules/ regulations applicable to the project.

 

(vi)        Proposal indicates 138.875 KLD of fresh water, without assured source of water supply. Overexploited groundwater and impending severe shortage of water supply in the region requires the developer to redraw the water and energy conservation plan Submit details of good practices that have been included in the project to reduce the overall footprint of the proposed development including a detailed water balance along with source and quantities of potable and non-potable water requirement, (including water requirement during construction phase) incorporating water efficiency/ savings measures as well as water reuse/recycling.

 

(vii)       Proper meters shall be provided to continuously record the quantity of treated waste water recycled for different purposes.

 

(viii)      In view of water resources sustainability and severe constraints of water supply augmentation in the region, examine and submit NOC from CGWA specifying water abstraction quantities and NOC from HUDA/ utility provider indicating source of water supply and quantity of water with details of intended use of water - potable and non-potable.

 

(ix)       Carry out hydro-geological investigations and seek permission from Central Ground Water Authority for withdrawal of ground water.

 

(x)         Consider soil characteristics and permeability for rainwater harvesting proposals, which should be made with due safeguards for ground water quality. Maximise recycling of water and utilisation of rainwater.

 

(xi)       Make provision for guard pond and other provisions for safety against failure in the operation of wastewater treatment facilities.  Identify acceptable outfall for treated effluent.

 

(xii)        Noise mitigation plan should be described.  Also make provision of green belt as a measure for mitigation of dust and noise and buffer between habitation and proposed complex.

 

(xiii)      Examine existing education and other health facilities, police and other services and include adequate provisions in the proposal.

 

(xiv)       Study the existing flora and fauna of the area and the impact of the project on them.

 

(xv)        Landscape plan, green belts and open spaces may be described.

 

(xvi)       Assess soil erosion in view of the soil characteristics, topography and rainfall pattern.

 

(xvii)        Application of renewable energy/alternate energy, such as solar and wind energy may be described including solar water heating in the guidelines for entrepreneurs.

 

(xviii)      Consider solid wastes, including hospital waste and e- waste in addition to other solid wastes and their disposal.

 

(xix)     Identification of recyclable wastes and waste utilisation arrangements may be made.

 

(xx)        Explore possibility of generating biogas from biodegradable wastes.

 

(xxi)      Arrangements for hazardous waste management may be described as also the common facilities for waste collection, treatment, recycling and disposal of all effluent, emission and refuse including MSW, biomedical and hazardous wastes.

 

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

 

(xxiii)      Disaster management plan should be prepared.

 

(xxiv)       Traffic management plan including parking and loading/ unloading areas may be described.  Traffic survey should be carried out both on weekdays and weekend.

 

(xxv)     Provide service road for entry and exit to project site.

 

(xxvi)       Use of local building materials should be described.

 

(xxvii)     Consider DG Fuel Gas emissions to be treated in a scrubber.

 

(xxviii)   Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code /BEE guidelines for energy efficiency  

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          A detailed draft EIA/EMP report should be prepared as per the above TOR and submitted to the Ministry in the prescribed form as per EIA Notification dated 14th September 2006.

 

4.20 Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing two lane with paved shoulders of Agra-Aligarh Section (Km.0.000 to km.79.000) of NH-93 in the State of Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No.10-27/2011-IA.III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project road starts at Agra (km 0.000) and ends at Aligarh (km 79.000) on NH-93 in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The project road passes through Agra, Mahamaya Nagar and Aligrah districts. The project road passes through plain terrain. The project will be up-graded 2-lane with paved shoulders and 4 laning in urban stretches within existing RoW in 9.5 km length.  Existing RoW width varies from 20 to 30 m. The proposed RoW width will be 40 m to 45 m in realignment and bypass. The project road does not pass through any protected area like wildlife sanctuary, national park, bio reserve, etc. There is no sensitive location within 10 km distance from the project road. However, the project road is located within Taj Trapezium Zones (TTZ) from 0.0 km to 39 km. There is no perennial river crossed by the project road. No pond/lake will be affected by the project road.   The project is not passing though Reserve Forest. Total 37.285 ha diversion of protected forest land (road side plantation) will be involved in the project road. The proposal of diversion of forest land is at advance stage with Regional Office of MoEF.   Due to proposed up-gradation of the project road, total 2830 trees (484 in Agra district, 1841 in Mahamaya district, 505 in Aligarh District) are likely to be felled. The species of trees to be cut are Neem, Babul, Shisham, Vilayti Babul, Eucalyptus hybrid, etc.

 

          Hathras bypass has been proposed in the length on 13.5 km from km 36.600 to km 52.100 to avoid displacement of large numbers structures. The project road will be realigned at Sadabad from Km 27.500 to Km 28.050. There is no major bridge but 3 minor bridges and 42 culverts are on the existing road. During up-gradation, 5 new minor bridges and 20 new culverts will be constructed. There is 1 ROB on the project road. In the urban stretches, 15 m wide four laning is proposed with median at Agra (Km 0.000 to Km 3.500), Sadabad (Km 25.600 to Km 28.500), Sasni (Km 57.400 to Km 58.700), Aligarh (Km 77.400 to Km 79.200) within existing RoW.  Foot Path is proposed at Sadabad (Km 25.600 to Km 28.500), Sasni (Km 57.400 to Km 58.700) and Aligarh (Km 77.400 to Km 79.200). Bus Bays are proposed at 6 locations and truck lay byes at 2 locations. Bus shelters are proposed at 15 locations. All major junctions (20) and minor junctions (18) will be improved in the project road. Toll plazas are proposed at two locations (km 15+050 & km 72+450) in the project road.  65 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project road, out of which 60.1 ha land is private land. Only 7 structures and 12 common properties are likely to be affected due to up-gradation of the project road. Total 523 families will be affected due to land and structures acquisition. Affected families will be compensated as per National Highways Act. The budget for environment management and monitoring has been earmarked as Rs. 5 Crores. The estimated cost for Resettlement & Rehabilitation is Rs. 30 Crores. The capital cost of the project is Rs. 250 Crores.

 

          The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 11th – 12th May, 2011 and finalised ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. The Public Hearing was conducted on 05.08.2011 at Collectorate, Aligarh.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)                    The proposal indicates the diversion of 37.285 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted.

 

ii)                  Separate clearance shall be obtained as applicable under TTZ prior to commencement of work in TTZ area.

 

iii)                The project indicates cutting of 2830 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

viii)            All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to Regional Office of MoEF.

 

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

 

4.21  Environmental Clearance for widening and improvement of existing carriageway to 4 laning of Sambalpur-Baragarh-Orissa/ Chhattisgarh Border from km.0.000 to km.88.000  section of NH-6 in the States of Orissa by M/s NHAI. [F.No. 10-57/2010-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the Project proponent, the project road starts at Sambalpur (km 0.000) and ends at Orissa/Chattisgarh Border (km 88.000) on NH-6 in the state of Orissa. The project road passes through Sambalpur and Bargarh districts. The project road passes through plain and rolling terrain except from km 5.30 to km 7.0 in hilly terrain. Existing ROW width varies from 13.5 to 72 m. The proposed ROW width is 60 m and 45 m. The project road does not pass through any protected area like wildlife sanctuary, national park, bio reserve, etc. There is no sensitive location within 10 km distance from the project road. The project road crosses Mahanadhi River (Km 7.200), Power Channel (Km 8.800), Jain Jore  River (Km 27.300), Danta River  (Km 39.600), Jeera River (Km 50.000), Nalla near Sohila (Km 72.000). The project is passing though Lakshmidungri Reserve Forest from km 5.5 to km 7.0. Total 2.631 ha diversion of reserve forest land and 16.140 ha Village Forest will be involved in the project road. Within the RoW 15497 trees exist, however, only 13443 trees are likely to be felled for four laning of the project road. 

 

          Bargarh bypass has been proposed in the length on 7.3 km from km 43.700 to km 51.000 to avoid displacement of structures. There are 6 major bridges, 12 minor bridges and 103 culverts in the existing road. In the 4 lane road including bypass, 5 existing major bridges, 10 existing minor bridges, 94 existing culverts will be retained and widened/reconstructed, while 1 new major bridge, 3 new minor bridges and 19 new culverts will be constructed.  In the 4 laning of the project road, 4 vehicular underpasses and 3 pedestrian/cattle underpasses have been provided.  There is 1 ROB on the project road. Two new ROBs have been proposed in the alignment.  The service road has been provided in the aggregate length of 27.80 km both side.  Bus Bays have been provided at 30 locations and truck lay byes at 6 locations. Rest area has been proposed at one location.  All major junctions (3) and minor junction (4) will be improved in the project road. One Toll plaza is proposed in the project road before start of Baragarh bypass at km 42.  435 ha land will be acquired for four laning and Bargarh bypass on the project road. Out which 142 ha land will be private land. Total 1108 structures (residential and commercial structures) are likely to be affected due to 4 laning of project road. Affected families will be compensated as per National Highways Act. The budget for environment management and monitoring has been earmarked as Rs. 5.4 Crores. The estimated cost for Resettlement & Rehabilitation is Rs. 56.5 Crores. The capital cost of the project is Rs. 1060 Crores.

      

          The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th – 20thAugust, 2010 and finalised ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. The Public Hearing was conducted on 27.03.2011 at Town Hall, Bargarh.

 

It was informed that Stage –I forestry clearance for diversion of 19.311 ha forests land has been obtained vide Lr.No. 5-ORC138/2011-BHU dated 13.10.2011.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)                 The proposal indicates the diversion of 15.18 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted.

 

(ii)               The project indicates cutting of 6530 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vii)           All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission of the stage –I forestry clearance as per OM dated 31.03.2011, with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.22  Environmental Clearance for 6-Laning of Chilkaluripet to Nellore section of National Highway No-5 from Km 1182.802 to Km 1366.547 (including 10.125 Km long New Ongole bypass) in the state of Andhra Pradesh by M/s NHAI [F.No. 10-58/2010-IA-III]

 

          The present project includes widening and up-gradation of the section of NH-5 from Km 1182+802 (at Tatapudi village of Chilakaluripet Mandal in Guntur District) to Km 1366+547 (at Kovour village of Kovur Mandal in SPSR Nellore District) from existing 4 lane to 6-lane configuration, and a new six lane Ongole bypass having a length of 10.125 Km. The project including new Ongole bypass is 183.620km. The entire project is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh and passes through the administrative boundary of Guntur, Prakasam and SPSR Nellore District. The Project road passes through major locations such as Marturu, Maddipadu, Muppavaram, Ongole, Pelluru, Tanguturu, Bitragunta, Ulavapadu in the district of Prakasam and Kavali, Rajupalem and Kovour of Ongole District in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The Carriageway will be 2 x 10.75 m including Curb shyness, and paved Shoulders 1.5 m on either side of median. The Median width will be 4.5 m The project road is designed for speed of 100 km/hr for plain sections and 80 km/hr for rolling section. The project will be fully access control. The existing ROW of Project Road varies between 40m and 60 m. The proposed ROW is 66 in rural and open areas, 50 m in urban areas. For proposed new Onlgole bypass the proposed ROW is 80m. Land use pattern on either side of project area is predominantly agriculture, barren and built up. The land use pattern along the proposed ROW is predominantly agriculture and barren.

 

          The project would require acquisition of 270.98 Ha of additional land (186.02 Ha for main alignment and 84.96 Ha land for proposed Ongole Bypass) for the improvement of project road. 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 affected persons will be suitably compensated as per NPRR, 2007 and NHAI Act and Policy. There is not proposal of acquisition of forest land for widening of road to 6-lane configuration. There are 7 Water Tanks/Reservoirs (5 in Prakasam district and 2 in Nellore district) are falling within proposed ROW and partial acquisition of water tanks would be required to accommodate the desired width.

 

About 32506 trees proposed to be felled for improvement of project road, against 97518 trees shall be planted as avenue plantation. The project road is crossing 11 streams including Mudigandi River, Musi River, Pelluru River, Manneru River etc.  

 

          There are existing 108 Minor Bridge, 22 Major Bridge, 586 culverts. Out of existing 108 Minor Bridges 56 will be retained, 3 will be replaced with new 3 Lane Bridge and 34 bridges will be widened. 11 new minor bridges have been proposed. Out of 22 major bridges, 12 bridges is proposed to retain without widening; provision of 6 new 2-lane bridges parallel to existing bridges, 3 bridges will be widened and for 1 major bridge only wing wall will be provided. 1 six lane new major bridge is proposed at proposed Ongole bypass.

 

          The length of existing service road is only 13.529 Km. It is proposed to provide new service road along the highway section for a total length of 84.66 Km (42.33 Km on each side). Apart from this 13.520 km long cart track along Ongole Bypass is also proposed. The existing road has 2 underpasses including one Vehicular and one Cattle-pass. It is proposed to provide 47 new underpasses including 22 Pedestrian/cattle underpasses, 25 vehicular underpasses.  4 number of fly-overs; 2 on main alignment and 2 at Ongole By-pass have been proposed.

 

          The Project also includes safety Road and traffic safety measures such as MS Crash Barriers at 86 locations, 126 numbers of new bus shelters in addition to existing 92, street lights at 35 locations near junctions and settlement areas, provision of pedestrian guard railing between service roads and main carriageway at 14 locations covering a total length of 22.932 Km, 6 Truck lay-byes cum rest area (3 on LHS & 3 on RHS), and 6 way side amenity centers, have been provided.  The project cost is Rs. 1422.13 crores, which includes civil construction cost of Rs. 1233.32 crores, Rs. 14.00 Crores Environmental cost and Rs 174.81 Crore for R&R Plan.. Rs. 1002.24 crores for Main section.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           The project indicates cutting of 32506 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vi)         All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

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

 

4.23  Environmental Clearance for Widening and improvement of existing two lane to two lane with paved shoulders of Bhopal-Sanchi section of NH-86 Extn. from km 0.000 to 54.200 in the state of Madhya Pradesh by M/s NHAI. (F. No.10-91/2010-IA-III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the project road starts from Misrod bypass (in bhopal district) at Km 12.600 and ends at Sanchi at Km 46.000 in Raisen district. Total length of the road is 53.77 km. Project Highways passes through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project area is mostly agricultural and built up. The project road passes through 28 villages out of which 5 falls in Bhopal district and 23 in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh. The project road does not pass through any National Park and Sanctuary.  The project road passes through three compartment of reserve forest area and two compartment of protected forest area in Raisen district. The proposal for diversion of total 15.18 ha forest land is at the State Govt.

 

The existing ROW varies from 22m to 38m. The proposed ROW is 60 m in Raisen bypass and remaining stretch is 35 m.  Total 60.45 ha land is proposed to be acquired (49.95 ha private land and 10.5 ha govt land).  Two major bridges, 16 minor bridges and 61 culverts are existing on the project road. Out of 16 no. of minor bridges, 4 no. will be left out due to construction of 7.7 Km Raisen bypass where one new bridges proposed to be constructed and remaining 12 shall be improved.  24 no. of bus bays, 2 truck lay byes, one toll plaza, 7.0 Km service road, one underpass, 35 junctions improvement are also proposed.  About 6530 trees proposed to be felled. Avenue plantation shall be carried out as per IRC-SP-21, 2009 as per availability of land apart from the statutory requirement. 327.5 KLD water proposed to be abstracted. For construction purpose water will be withdrawn from Betwa river and ground water shall be used only for construction camp. There would be about 317 structures likely to be impacted. All the affected person will be compensated as per NH Act 1956. There is no thermal power plant with in 100 Km radius of project site. The budget for environment management is Rs. 1.3 crores. The total cost for land acquisition and utility shifting is about 16.08 crore. The total construction cost of the project is Rs. 201.12 crore

 

The project was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 20th – 22nd October, 2010 and finalised ToR including conduct of Public Hearing. The Public Hearing was conducted on 27.02.2011at Panchayat Bhawan Village, Adampur Chawani.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

              (i)              The proposal indicates the diversion of 15.18 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted.

 

             (ii)             Submit the details and clarification on the water problem issues raised during the public Hearing.

 

            (iii)            The project indicates cutting of 6530 trees for the widening of the road. Necessary prior permission shall be obtained for cutting of trees from the competent authority. Compensatory afforestation shall be carried out as per stipulated conditions of MoEF and State Forest Division.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

           (viii)           All the recommendation of the EMP shall be complied with letter and spirit. All the mitigation measures submitted in the EIA report shall be prepared in a matrix format and the compliance for each mitigation plan shall be submitted to MoEF along with half yearly compliance report to MoEF-RO.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment Clearance after submission information at (i) & (ii) with the above condition in the Clearance letter for strict compliance by the project proponent.

 

4.24  Finalization for ToR for Rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Sultanpur-Varanasi section of NH-56 in the State of Uttar Pradesh by M/s NHAI. (F. No. 10-93/2011-IA-III)

 

     As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing 2-lane to 4/6-laning of Sultanpur-Varanasi section of NH-56 in the State of Uttar Pradesh. The project road starts fromkm 134+700 (Sultanpur) and end at km 279+700 (Varanasi). It passes through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project area is mostly agricultural and built up, 190 villages/towns and four districts namely Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Jaunpur and Varanasi. The existing ROW varies from 20 m to 30 m and proposed is 60 m.840 ha land is required for the improvement of the project. Out of which 155 ha land fall under notified protected forest (road side plantation), which is to be got diversified for non forest use. The project road does not pass through any reserve forest, National Park and Sanctuary. 12 bypasses have been proposed to avoid dense habitation areas in built up sections including existing structures construction of one major bridge, 12 minor bridges, 256 culverts, 5 railway over bridge, 4 vehicular underpass, 20 pedestrian underpass,  50  bus bays, 3  truck lay byes, 2 rest area and 2 Toll Plaza have been proposed. About 15,000 trees will be affected.  Some of trees may be saved by adopting proper widening options. 45,000 saplings are proposed to be planted along the road side. About 530 KLD Water (mostly surface water) for 400 days shall be required for construction including   plantation and dust suppression. Fly ash shall be used if available within the 100 km radius of the project road. 389 community properties will be partially affected due to proposed widening. These include 87 Wells, 208 Hand Pumps, 36 Temples, 2 Mazars 12 Ponds, 6 Govt. buildings, 3 hospitals and 35 other structures.

 

          The Total Project Cost is 1432.66 Crore which includes environmental cost 6.97 Crore and 51.70 Crore R&R Cost.

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

 

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

 

(ii)               The proposal indicates the diversion of 155 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(viii)         It is indicated that 15,000 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

(xiii)         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.

 

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

 

(xv)           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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xviii)     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.

 

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

 

(xx)           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.

 

(xxi)         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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xxiv)     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.

 

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

 

(xxvi)           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.

 

(xxvii)         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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxxi)           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. 

 

(xxxii)         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.

 

(xxxiii)       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.

 

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

 

(xxxv)         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.

 

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

 

(xxxvii)     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.

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

         

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

 

4.25  Finalization for ToR for rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing 4-lane to 6-laning of Varanasi-Aurangabad Section of NH-2 in the State of Uttar Pradesh/Bihar by M/s NHAI (F. No. 10-94/2011-IA-III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves rehabilitation and Upgradation of the existing 4-lane to 6-laning of Varanasi-Aurangabad Section of NH-2 in the State of Uttar Pradesh/Bihar. The project road starts form Varanasi at km. 786.000 and ends at Aurangabad km. 978.400 in Aurangabad in the State of Uttar Pradesh/ Bihar.  Total length of the road is 192.400 km. Project Highway passes through plain terrain. The land use pattern of the project are is mostly agricultural and built up. The project road passes through 11 urban establishments. The Project Road does not pass through any Reserve forest, National Park and Sanctuary, however Road side plantation along this section of NH-2 is notified as protected forest. The existing Right of Way varies from 41m to 60m.  The proposed Right of Way (PROW) is 60m.  At junction improvement locations, toll plaza and truck lay-bye PROW will be 80 to 100m.200.48 ha of land is proposed to be acquired for the improvement of the project, out of which 165.11 ha is private land & remaining 35.37 ha is protected Forest land. There are existing 16 major bridges, 24 minor bridges and 281 culverts.  Out of which 14 major bridges, 24 minor bridges to be strengthened and widened to 6 lane and 2 major bridges (over Ganga & Son river) shall be kept as it is. There are 18 VUP’s, 11 PUP’s, 3 ROB’s in the Project corridor. 24 VUP’s, 66 PUP’s, 7 flyovers and 7 truck lay byes aye proposed in the Project corridor.

 

          There are existing 14 major junctions out of which 7 junctions are proposed to be grade separated and rest 7 junctions shall be improved as per the IRC:SP:41-1994 “Guidelines on design of at-grade intersections in rural & urban areas”.  83 bus shelters are observed in the project corridor. Additional 53 bus shelters & 7 truck lay byes have been provided. Existing service roads is about 66 Kms, in addition to this 291.4 Kms of service roads have been proposed on both sides almost throughout the project road.

 

          About 9430 trees are proposed to be felled and compensatory afforestation/ plantation shall be done by respective forest authorities as per IRC:SP:21-2009 “Manual on landscaping of roads” depending on the availability of land.750 KI/day water for construction period shall be required for construction and other purpose including plantation and dust suppression. There would be about 248 residential structures & 56 commercial structures likely to be partially affected due to the improvement of the project road.  All the affected families will be compensated according to the provisions of the National Highways Act 1956. The budget for environment management plan during construction and operation phases works out to be Rs. 6.83 Crores.

There is no thermal power plant located within 100 km of the project road and hence no provision is made for using fly ash. Safety aspects such as Traffic signs, carriageway markings, safety barriers have been designed as per“Manual of specification & standards for six laning of highway through PPP”The total construction cost of the project is Rs. 1888.77 Crores.

 

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

 

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

 

(ii)              The proposal indicates the diversion of 35.37 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vii)           It is indicated that 9439 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(viii)         The proposed route is passing through a city 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          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.

 

4.26  Finalization for ToR for Widening and Improvement of existing 4 lane to 6-lane from Etawah to Chakeri (km.323.475 to km.483.687) section of NH-2 in the State of U.P by M/s NHAI [ F. No. 10-99  /2011-IA-III]

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening and Improvement of existing 4 lane to 6-lane from Etawah to Chakeri (km.323.475 to km.483.687) section of NH-2 in the State of U.P.The terrain along the project road is plain terrain.  Total length of existing project road is 160.212 km and the length of proposed road is 160.212 km. The project road passes through districts of Etawah, Auraiya, Ramabai Nagar and Kanpur in Uttar Pardesh State.Existing ROW varies from 37 to 80 m. The proposed ROW is 60 m and   115 m  at  the proposed two toll plazas.141 ha additional land is proposed to be acquired wherein diversion of 84.921 ha protected forest land is included. The project alignment does not traverse along any wild life Sanctuary or any protected area. There are about 8654 no. of tress in the proposed ROW to be cut for the proposed widening activity. At no location realignment or new bypasses are proposed. There are 3 nos. existing major bridges out of which 2 nos. shall be widened and rehabilitated with addition of new parallel 2/3 lane bridges with footpath to meet 6 lane requirement.  Existing 17 minor bridges will be repaired.  There are 30 new bridges (LHS & RHS combined) of 2/3 lane width with footpath to be constructed on main carriageway/ service road.  There are 279 existing culverts on the road, out which 17 will be reconstructed, 238 widened and repaired and 24 to be repaired only. 2 existing ROBs are proposed to be repaired and rehabilitated No new ROB is proposed. In the widening of the project road, 18 new vehicular underpasses, 25 pedestrian/ cattle underpasses and 4 foot over bridges have been provided.  In addition, 2 existing pedestrian/ cattle underpasses are proposed for widening by providing additional lanes. In the project road entry and exit ramps have been proposed at 1 location for movement of traffic from and to the existing elevated section of Kanpur bypass.  New service road has been provided in the length 137.506 km (both sides) in addition to widening of existing 42.716 kms, 88 nos of Bus Bays and Shelters, 4 Truck Lay Byes are proposed. Toll plaza is proposed at 2 locations.  All major and minor junctions (total 245 nos) will be improved. There are about 1444 properties/ structures affected due to the widening of the existing road.  Out of the total number of properties that are likely to be affected, there are 11 schools and 47 religious structures.   Affected families will be compensated as per NHAI policy. The Fly ash from Thermal Power Plant at km 465.000 shall be used in the Project Road.  600 KL of water per day is proposed to be extracted from surface sources and ground water.  The budget for environment management is approximately Rs. 12.06 crores. The estimated cost for Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation is approximately Rs. 47.22 crores. The estimated total project cost (TPC) is Rs.1573 crores.

 

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

         

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

 

(ii)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 84.921 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

      

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

 

(vii)       It is indicated that 8654 no. of tress  are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(viii)         The proposed route is passing through a city 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          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 Notification. 

 

4.27  Finalization for ToR for widening and upgradation of existing 4 lane to 6 lane of section of NH-2 (starts near Khokhraj about 2 km before the Allahabad Bypass and ends at Varanasi ) from Km 628.753 to Km 785.859 covering total length of 157.106 Km under NHDP phase-V. F. No. 10-98 /2011-IA-III)

 

          As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves widening and upgradation of existing 4 lane to 6 lane of section of NH-2 (starts near Khokhraj about 2 km before the Allahabad bypass and ends at Varanasi ) from Km 628.753 to Km 785.859 covering total length of 157.106 Km. The project road starts at km 628.753 from Khokraj near the staring of Allahabad Bypass and ends at km 785.859 in Varanasi. The entire project falls under the state Uttar Pradesh. Existing ROW varies from 70m to 90m on Allahabad bypass section (from km 628.753 to km 713.146) and 30m to 65m on Handia – Varanasi section (km 713.461 to km 785.859). The ROW has been retained throughout the entire stretch of the Allahabad bypass section (from km 628.753 to km 713.146) i.e. 70m to 90m. Also the ROW from Handia to Varanasi section (km 713.461 to km 785.859) has been retained i.e. 30m to 65m. However, the proposed ROW is 150m at some locations where Toll Plaza and truck lay byes have been proposed. The entire alignment is passing through the plain terrain. Land use pattern along the project road is mainly agricultural, followed by built-up areas and some barren land. The project road falls under ZONE III of seismic zone of India.

 

          The project alignment does not traverse along any wild life Sanctuary or any protected area. There are 5 major and 15 minor bridges along the existing road, out of these, 4 major and 15 minor bridges will be upgraded to six lane capacity and 5 new minor bridges have been proposed. Also the existing 178 culverts along the existing road will be upgraded to six lane capacity and 47 new culverts have been proposed. There are 70 underpasses (43 vehicular & 27 pedestrian), 3 overpasses, 2 interchanges, 3 flyovers and 3 numbers of ROBs along the existing alignment. In the proposed development 3 new flyovers and 30 new underpasses (11 vehicular and 19 pedestrian) have been proposed. Also all existing ROBs, Flyovers and Underpasses will be upgraded to six lane capacity. There are four major junctions along the existing alignment. Total 4 numbers of truck lays and 16 numbers of bus bays have been proposed. There are 5 toll plazas on Allahabad bypass section (from km 628.753 to km 713.146) and one toll plaza exist on Handia – Varanasi section (km 713.461 to km 785.859). The last one is having 6 lane capacity at present and that will be upgraded to 12 lane capacity. At present condition the Allahabad Bypass section (from km 628.753 to km 713.146) is having a length of 61.052km service road at LHS and 59.461km at RHS. On Handia – Varanasi section (km 713.461 to km 785.859) 20.658 km of service road lies at LHS and 23.060 km at RHS. This will be retained and strengthened during the development as per the requirement. Total  764872 Kl water proposed to be abstracted from surface and ground. About 16,732 plants along the roadside which are likely to be affected. Unchahar Thermal Power Plant is located within a radius of 100km from the proposed alignment. The fly ash from this power station will be used for construction .Total 1190 structures likely to be affected. Cost of Environmental Management Plan is Rs.13.97crores. The cost of R&R is Rs.19.65 crores. Total cost of the project is Rs.1261.71crores.

 

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

 

(i)           The proposal indicates the acquisition of 19 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

(iii)        Submit 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)         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.

 

(v)          It is indicated that 16732 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(vi)         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.

 

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

 

(viii)     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).

 

(ix)        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.

 

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

 

(xi)        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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiv)      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.

 

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

 

(xvi)      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.

 

(xvii)    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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

          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 Notification. 

 

4.28  Finalization for ToR  for Rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 lane/ 2 lane with paved shoulder configuration and strengthening of Anishabad – Aurangabad – Hariharganj section NH-98 in the State of Bihar by M/s Superintending Engineer-cum-Nodal Officer, Patna Bihar. (F. No. 10-86/2011-IA-III)

 

          The National Highway -98 originates at Patna (Anishabad) Junction Point of NH-30 & NH-98 and terminates at Daltenganj (Jharkhand) where it meets NH-75.  The project Section Anishabad – Aurangabad – Hariharganj (from Ch. 0.00 to 154.625), starts at Anishabad Jn. (Km. 0.00) and passes through important township and places viz. Phulwarisharif  & Janipur (Km. 2 to 5.70), Naubatpur (Km. 17–19), Bikram (Km. 29-34), Mahabalipur (Km. 50), Arwal (km. 60-61), Balidad (Km.71), Kaler (km.83), Daudnagar (96-98), Obra (Km.112-114), Aurangabad (km. 128-131), Pawai (Km.134), Amba (km. 146) and ends at Hariharganj (Km. 154.625) Bihar-Jharkhand Border. Total length of project road with reference to existing running chainage is 154.625 Km. The entire project stretch falls under State of Bihar and passes through three (3) Districts viz. Patna (Km. 0.00 to Km. 52), Arwal (Km. 52 to Km.88) and Aurangabad (Km. 88 to Km. 154.50).  The Project Road is connecting NH-2 (Golden Quadrilateral) at Aurangabad (Km. 127.825).

 

          The region traversed by NH-98 is economically backward and completely lagging behind in good Technical and General Institutions, Hospitals, Industrial Setup, efficient connectivity. Predominant land use along project road is agriculture.  This region is neglected in terms of effective and efficient mode of communication, either Railways or Roadways. Hence the major thrust of vehicular traffic is on N.H–98 for goods as well as for passenger transport.  Need of Food Product, Coal, Iron and other minerals for North and South Western part of Bihar is catered through this route from Orrisa, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and South eastern UP.  Majority of agricultural products of North & South Western part of Bihar are supplied to Jharkhand, MP, South Eastern UP, Orrisa through this route. 

 

          Along the project road, there are total 13 no. of  road Side  Habitations  falls under Patna District,  18 no.  falls under Arwal  District  and 18 no. of  Road Side Habitations falls under Aurangabad District.  The carriageway of Highway from Ch. 0.00 to 3.00 Anishabad to Phulwarisharif  (Patna Town Portion) of 3 Km. length is 4-lane. For remaining section, the carriageway width varying from 3.50 m. to 7.00 m. The height of embankment is in the range of 1 m. to 3.50 m. The carriageway and existing RoW (Road Land) in the project section is summarised below:

 

1.   Ch. 0.00 to 3.00                  :    4-Lane  14 m. Carriageway  and Row is 26 to 30 m.

2.   Ch. 3.00 to 7.00                  :    7 m. Carriageway + 3 m. Paved Shoulder and Row is 22 to 24 m.

3.   Ch. 7.00 t0 17.00               :    7 m.  Carriage way (Two Lane) and Row is 22 to 24 m.

4.   Ch. 17.00 to 18.80              :   5.50 m. Carriageway (Intermediate Lane) and Row is 12 to 22 m.

5.   Ch. 18.80 to 35.00              :   3.50 m. Carriageway (Single Lane) and Row is  8 m. to 22 m.

6.   Ch. 35.00 to 52.00              :   7.00 m. Carriageway (Two Lane) and Row is 22 to 25 m.

7.   Ch. 52.00 to 59.00              :   5.50 m. Carriageway (Intermediate Lane) and Row is 22 to 25 m.

8.   Ch. 59.00 to 64.00              :   7.00 m. Carriageway (Two Lane) and Row is 22 to 24 m.

9.   Ch. 64.00 to 127.850          :   5.50m. Carriageway (Intermediate Lane) and Row is 18 to 24 m.

10.    Ch. 127.825 to 130.500   :   NH-02  (4-Lane) (Not the Part of Project Road) and Row is 60 m.

11.    Ch. 130.50 to 154.625     :   7.00 Carriageway (Two Lane) and Row is 18 to 24 m.

 

          There are 2 major bridge, 11 minor bridges, 430 culverts and one Railway Level crossing falling under the project section.   

The planned improvements proposal for project section is summarised below:

 

1.   Widening of existing Highway to Two Lane standard (7 m. Carriageway + 2.50 m. earthen Shoulder on either Side) in open area.

2.   Widening of existing Highway to Two Lane standard (7 m. Carriageway + 1.50 m. Paved Shoulder + 2.50 m. Pucca RCC Drains and Footpath on either Side total 15 m. width) in all the Built-up Section.

3.   One bypass of Length 6.50 Km. has been proposed at major congested habitations of Bikram, Mauzaka and Azadnagar between chainage 27.500 to 33.750. This bypass has been recommended due to environmental and social considerations.

4.   Provision of ROB in replacement of Existing Level Crossing in Km. 118.

5.   Rehabilitation, Replacement and Widening of Existing CD Structure to two lane standard.   

6.   Provision of adequate Traffic Signage including speed restriction sign and embankment protection at required location throughout the project section.

 

          The project road does not pass through any reserved forest. However, there is diversion of 30.825 ha of Notified Protected Forest land under proposed widening to two lane of existing Highway. There are no endangered species of flora and fauna. Total 16724 No. of  trees within the ROW have been found. About 2250 trees (Girth-300 mm. & above) will need to be cut for the project road widening. 

Having direct connectivity of NH-98 for Patna (the State capital of Bihar), NH-02 (GQ) at Aurangabad and Daltenganj Jharkhand, the project road after its upgrading and improvement to 2-lane/2-lane with paved shoulder configuration will become an important and vital road link in South Western Part of Bihar.

 

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

 

(i)               The proposal indicates the acquisition of 30.825 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

(iii)            Submit 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)             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.

 

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

 

(vi)             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.

 

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

 

(viii)         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).

 

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

 

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

 

(xi)            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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiv)          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.

 

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

 

(xvi)          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.

 

(xvii)        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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.29  Finalization for ToR  for Rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 lane/ 2 lane with paved shoulder and strengthening of Fathua –Harnaut –Barh section (k.m. 0.0 to k.m. 69.0) of NH-30A Package no.SP/A/7 by M/s Superintending Engineer-cum Nodal Officer, Patna, Bihar (F. No. 10-87/2011-IA-III)

 

As presented by the project proponent, the Project Highway starts at Fathua at km 0.00 and ends at km 69.600 at Barh (at T Junction with NH 31). The Project Highway traverses through two districts viz Patna and Nalanda and passes through 32 major villages. The existing ROW is 20 m-24 m and for proposed new bypasses RoW 30 m. Total required land is 44.46 ha. In which 40.46 ha  lands is agricultural and 4.0 ha is built-up section. The road traverses through plain terrain with carriageway varying from single lane to Intermediate and two-lane. Provision of three bypasses at Daniawan from 7.475 km 9.515 (2.24 km) Harnaut from km 38.760 to km 42.30 (3.66 km) and Barh from 67.45 to km 174 .030 (5.16 km) has been proposed. The project road does not pass through forest area/Wild life Sanctuary/National archeological and tourist importance.  Nearly 350 KLD water for 400 days shall be required for construction purpose. About 300 KLD water shall be drawn from Ganga and Phalgu River. Nearly 50 KLD water for domestic use/drinking purpose shall be obtained from ground water sources spread over whole stretch. Rain water harvesting drains/ structures have been provided in project design.  About 1,800 trees will be felled.  Some of trees will be saved by adopting proper widening options. 5,500 saplings are proposed to be planted along project corridor and maintained. Total 12 major bridges, 26 of minor bridges, 155 of culverts, 11 major junctions, 3 Railway over bridge, 2 bus bays, 1 rest area, and 2 Truck lay bay have been proposed including existing structure. Fly ash shall be used in the project from Barh Super Thermal Power Plant, Barh, district Patna, which is about 5 km from the project road, There are 191 partially affected households and 54 community properties including 27 Temple/Sharine, 16 Hand pumps and 11 Bus stations will be partially affected. Suitable relocation will be taken up before acquisition.   Total project cost is 420.07 crores, which includes 1.47 crores as environmental cost and 28.30 crores R&R cost.

 

          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, 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.

 

(iii)        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.

 

(iv)         It is indicated that 5700 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(v)          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.

 

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

 

(vii)       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).

 

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

 

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

 

(x)          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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiii)     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.

 

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

 

(xv)       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.

 

(xvi)      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.

 

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

 

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

 

(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.

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.30  Finalization for ToR for Rehabilitation and upgrading to 2 lane/ 2 lane with paved shoulder and strengthening of Birpur-Bihpur Section of NH-106 (Km. –0 to Km-136 in the State of Bihar  by M/s NHAI [F. No. 10-88/2011- IA-III]

 

As presented by the Project proponent, the project road starts at Bhimnagar at km 0 and ends at Bihpur chowk at km 136 at junction with NH 31. The project road is passing through plain terrain and falling in four districts namely Supaul, Saharsa, Madhepura and Bhagalpur. The existing ROW of the project road varies between 20 m to 24 m. Additional 10 m wide land is proposed on either side of ROB at km 28 and km 76. The project road does not pass through forest area or does not pass through any Wild life Sanctuary or area of National archeological/tourist importance.  Total required land is 10.85 ha out of which 9.75 land is private and 1.10 ha is Govt. Land. Nearly 500 KLD water for 400 days shall be required for construction purpose. About 450 KLD water shall drawn from Kosi River and Kosi canal. Nearly 50 KLD water for domestic use/drinking purpose shall be obtained from ground water sources spread over whole stretch. Rain water drains/ structures have been included in project design. About 4,050 trees may be affected.  Some of trees will be saved by adopting proper widening options. Nearly 12,000 saplings are proposed to be planted and maintained. Five major bridges, 30 minor bridges, 154 culverts, 10 major junctions, 2 Railway Over bridge, and 1 truck lay bay have been proposed include existing. Fly ash is not available in 100 km radius of the project road. There are 270 affected households and 76 community properties will be partially affected. Suitable rehabilitation / relocation will be taken up before acquisition.  The total cost as per Feasibility Report is Rs 501.50 crore for Package I (km 0 to km 106) and Rs 836.06 crore for Package II (km 106 to km 136) including construction of missing link from km 124 to km 134 and three major bridges across Kosi River and its Tributaries. The total cost of EMP is Rs 3.00 crore and total R&R cost is Rs 18.76 crore.

 

          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, 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.

 

            (iii)            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.

 

             (iv)            It is indicated that 4050 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

             (v)             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.

 

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

 

            (vii)            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).

 

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

 

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

 

             (x)             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.

 

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

 

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

 

           (xiii)           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.

 

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

 

            (xv)            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.

 

           (xvi)           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.

 

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

 

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

 

           (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.

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.31  Finalization for ToR for 4- laning of NH-79 from Chittorgarh to Neemuch (MP Border) and 2- laning of NH-113 from Nimbahera to Pratapgarh in the State of Rajasthan by M/s Public Works Department, NH Circle, Kota, Rajashthan [F.No.10-81/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves development and operation of NH-79 from Chittorgarh - Neemuch (MP Border) Section (Km 183.000 to Km 221.400) by 4-laning and 2- laning of NH-113 from Nimbahera - Pratapgarh section (Km 5.4000 to Km 80.000) in the State of Rajasthan. The existing length of the road is 43.100 km (NH-79) and 74.600 km (NH-113). The proposed designed length is 44.082 km (NH-79) and 72.915 km (NH-113). Existing carrige way 5.5 to 5.7 mtr. The road traverse through two district viz. Chittorgarh and Pratapgarh. The present project NH-79 starts from km 183+000 in Chittorgarh and ends at km 221+400 in Nimbahera, whereas NH-113 starts from Nimbahera km 5+400 and ends at km 80+000 in Pratapgarh. In urban areas, as Shamabhupura, Bari and Chotti Sadari the existing ROW is very less and having congested area, therefore bypasses have been proposed.

 

          The project road passes through Reserved Forest area from km 45/280 to 48/950 in Barol block (length 3.670 km) and km 49/080 to 49/900 (length 0.82 km) in Kala Khat block. Total 342.42 ha of land required for proposed project (135.50 ha land on NH-79 and 206.92 ha land on NH-113). Existing ROW width varies from 15m to 45m. Proposed ROW width is 45-60m. There are 1648 trees likely to be cut for the project road. 4 truck lay-by (2 on NH-79 and 2 on NH-113), 7 Nos. Bus bays have been proposed in the section of NH-79 and 16 nos. have been proposed in the section of NH-113 and 4 toll plazas (2 on NH-79 and 2 on NH-113) etc are proposed. The total land required for the project is 616.42 ha. and total available land is 274 .0 ha and land to be acquired 342.42 ha. The tentative environmental budget is approximately Rs. 41,55, 900.

 

          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)          The project road passes through Reserved Forest area from km 45/280 to 48/950 in Barol block (length 3.670 km) and km 49/080 to 49/900 (length 0.82 km) in Kala Khat block. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

(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)         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.

 

(v)          It is indicated that 1648 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

(vi)         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.

 

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

 

(viii)     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).

 

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

 

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

 

(xi)        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.

 

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

 

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

 

(xiv)      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.

 

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

 

(xvi)      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.

 

(xvii)    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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

General Guidelines:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4.32  Finalization for ToR for 2 lane with paved shoulder of Ajmer – Nagaur Section KM.0/0 to 161/0 of NH-89 by M/s Superintending Engineer, PWD, NH Circle, Bikaner (F. No. 10-96/2011-IA-III)

 

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

 

4.33  Finalization for ToR for rehabilitation and upgrading 4 –lane divided carriageway for Pune- Nashik Road on NH- 50 from Km 177/00 to 201/350 including new construction of Sinner bypass by M/s National Highway (P.W), Navi Mumbai [F. No.10-79/2011-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project propoent, the project involves rehabilitation and upgrading 4 –lane divided carriageway for Pune- Nashik Road on NH- 50 from Km 177/00 to 201/350 including new construction of Sinner bypass in the State of Maharashtra. Total length of the road is 25.31 km including Sinnar bypass of 9.51 km. The existing ROW is varying from 17.00 m to 51.26 m. Proposed ROW is 45.00 m to 60.00 m. The total land requirement is 128.21 ha. and available land is 51.086 ha. Land to be acquired is 77.124 ha. which includes 3.4 ha of Forest land, 71.555 ha of Agricultural land and 2.169 ha of N.A. plots area. The total water requirement is 180 KLD and will be met from Ground water and surface water. The Fly ash is available from NTPC, Nasik plant which is 2 km away from the proposed road. The proposed alignment will have 9 major junctions, 16 minor junctions, 1 major bridge and 14 minor bridges. 55 nos of culverts are proposed. 5 nos. of pedestrian underpasses and 6 nos. of vehicular underpasses are proposed. Total of 75 families and 127 structures will be affected due to the proposed road. There are approximately 1000 trees to be cut. The total project cost is Rs. 324.34 crores.

 

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

 

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

 

(ii)                     The proposal indicates the acquisition of 3.4 ha forest land. Necessary stage –I forestry clearance shall be obtained as per OM dated 31.03.2011 and submitted along with final EIA report.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(x)                     It is indicated that 1000 trees are proposed to be cut, the information should be provided about their species and whether it also involved any protected or endangered species. Necessary green belt shall be provided on both side of the highway with proper central verge and cost provision should be made for regular maintenance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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