MINUTES

 

          The Minutes of the 93rd 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 09th – 10th November, 2010 at Conference Hall, Van Vigyan Bhawan, ICFRE, Sector-5, R.K. Puram, New Delhi.

         

1.      Opening Remarks of the Chairman.

 

          The Chairman welcomed the members to the 93rd meeting of the EAC. He further informed about the action taken on the decisions of the 92nd meeting held on 20th – 22nd October, 2010 in Mumbai.

         

2.      Confirmation of the Minutes of the 92nd Meeting of the EAC held on 20th – 22nd October, 2010 at Mumbai.

 

Minutes of the 92nd meeting held on 20th – 22nd October, 2010 in Mumbai were confirmed with the following corrections:

 

Item No. 4.20, Pharma SEZ, conditions No. 1 & 4 are contradictory. Condition No.1 is to be deleted.  

 

3.      Consideration of Old Proposals:

 

3.1       Revised Environmental Clearance for the development of Junglighat harbour, Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar Islands by M/s Ministry of Shipping [F.No. J16011/32/2002-IA-III]

 

As presented by the proponent, the CRZ/Environment clearance was accorded to the development of Junglighat harbor, Port Blair vide letter No. J-16011/32/ 2002-IA-III dt 20/05/03. The project was planned to be executed in two phases. Phase –I: Dredging of the proposed berthing area and reclamation (9600 m2) of the adjacent shallow portion for construction of fore-shore facilities and Phase –II: construction of berths and foreshore facilities. The cost of the project (Phase I) is Rs. 17.44 Crores and (Phase II) is Rs. 78.93 Crores.

 

As per initial plan, the dredged material was to be utilized for reclaiming the area. During the dredging, it was noticed that the dredged material was not compacting due to poor particle size, and thus about one lakh m3 only could be utilized for reclamation.

 

The dredged material sample was analyzed at IIT, Chennai and found that the material is dark gray marine clay with high plasticity, not suitable for land reclamation, as it is highly compressible and will undergo large consolidation period which may continue for few years after completion of reclamation. IIT has further advised to reclaim the project area by alternative soil. Accordingly, reclamation was carried out with borrowed earth. Dredging was stopped for identifying the disposal site.

 

The CWPRS Pune, carried out modeling studies and recommended that the dredged material can be disposed off at about 300m east of Ross Island at Latitude 11042’ 27” N and Longitude 920 46’49”E. Approximately, One Lakh m3 of dredged material is proposed to be disposed off at this site.

 

In addition, the A&N Administration has proposed the following changes in phase –II of the project. 

 

Sl. No.

Item/description of work

As per the Clearance granted

Changes proposed

1.

Common piled approach to finger jetties

100 m

300 m

2.

Length of finger jetties

80 m

120 m

3.

Spacing between finger jetties

75 m

110 m

4.

Total area occupied by the finger jetties

195x95= 18525 m2

265x135= 35775 m2

5.

Dredging Quantity

2.87 Lakh m3 to be utilized for reclamation

1 lakh m3 to be disposed off in open sea

 

There is no change proposed in the utility and scope of the project except those mentioned above. The Andaman & Nicobar Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Dredge materials shall be disposed at the location identified by CWPRS.

 

ii)           Dredge materials shall be analyzed for the heavy metals/hazardous contents before disposal and a report shall be submitted to the Ministry within 3 months.

 

iii)          Care shall be taken while transporting the dredged material.

 

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

 

3.2       Review of CRZ and Environmental clearance issued for the Captive Port: Deliberations on the reports of the review committee constituted for integrated Steel Plant of M/s Posco India Pvt. Ltd. at Jagatsighpur District, Orissa. [F.No. 10-9/2006-IA-III]

 

Member Secretary informed that Forest and Environment Department of Government of Orissa forwarded a proposal for the construction of a captive minor port at Jatadhar Muhan Creek, Near Paradeep, District Jagatsinghpur, Orissa of M/s Posco India Pvt. Ltd. on 18.09.2006. The Environmental and CRZ Clearance for the construction of proposed minor port was issued on 15.05.2007. The above minor port had proposed an approach channel of 12.98 km, a raw material berth and a product berth. The proposal also included dredging and reclamation. The location of the proposed captive minor port is approximately 12 km south of Paradeep Port. The proposed port is adjacent to the steel plant.

 

After getting complaints and various representations against the project, the Ministry constituted a four member committee under the Chairmanship of Mrs. Meena Gupta. The other members of the Committee were Dr. Urmila, Dr. Devendra Pandey and Dr. Suresh on 28 July 2010.  The committee was asked to review the Environment, CRZ and other clearances given by MoEF and State and local authorities in connection with POSCO project. The report was submitted to the Ministry in two parts- one by Mrs. Meena Gupta and the second one by others each giving different findings and recommendations. The 3 members of the Committee have recommended revocation of the Environmental and CRZ Clearance issued to the project whereas the Chairperson of the Committee has recommended continuation of the clearance with an advice to the Ministry to request Expert Appraisal Committee’s to look into certain aspects of the project. The Committee has submitted its report on 18.10.2010 and the report is also posted on the website of the Ministry.

 

In view of the above, the port project for which the clearance was issued in May 2007 is to be reviewed in the light of the four member committee report. These were discussed in brief.

 

          The Committee noted that:

 

(i)           No representative from the State Government of Orissa, Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority and Orissa State Pollution Control Board attended the meeting despite information was sent to them for attending the meeting.

 

(ii)          The clearance was issued on the basis of Rapid EIA based on one season data and the project proponent has prepared a comprehensive EIA in 2007 for which no ToR was issued by the Ministry.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             The port was planned in year 2005 and in the last five years lot of developments has been taken place. Dharma port, Gopalpur port and Paradeep port have already been developed in the vicinity of the proposed project.

 

ii)           Paradeep port is 12 kms from the proposed location a long term impact analysis should be examined.

 

iii)          The comprehensive EIA has been prepared in isolation for each activity separately. It should have been prepared including plant site, power plant, township, captive port etc. A cumulative impact of all the activities should also be considered. An EIA study in isolation for each component does not reflect the overall scenario.

 

iv)          Layout plan should be superimposed on the CRZ map of 1:4000 scale prepared by an authorized agency and submitted through Orissa Coastal Zone Management Authority.

 

v)            Marine disposal is an important issue which needs to be addressed in the Comprehensive EIA.

 

vi)          Submit the copy of the latest six monthly monitoring reports.

 

vii)         The comprehensive EIA report has not been circulated to the Committee without which the details can not be examined.

 

            In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal is deferred and shall be considered in the next Expert Appraisal Committee meeting. The project proponents were asked to circulate the Comprehensive EIA report to the Committee members.

 

3.3       Amendment to the CRZ Clearance issued for intake, outfall facilities for M/s Coastal Energen Pvt. Ltd. at Melamaruthur Village, Ottaipidaram Taluk, Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. [F. No. 11-32/2009-IA-III]

 

As presented by the proponent, the CRZ clearance was accorded by the Ministry vide letter no. 11-32/2009-I.A.-III dated 10th August, 2009. for the intake channel at 8055’22” N, 78011’22” E, outfall channel at 8055’47” N, 78011’36” E and the pump house at RS 40, at Pattinamaruthur Village, Ottapidarum Taluk, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu. Subsequently, the project proponent is able to buy lands close to power house, towards port area with advantages viz. i) New location is more suitable, ii) The land is barren without any habitation and no rehabilitation is involved, iii) The location is in close proximity to the power plant, iv) The intake and outfall pipe length reduces by about 1.2 km disturbance to nature reduces, and v) The pipeline adjoining the residential location has now been shifted by about 1.0 km. Hence, it is proposed to locate the intake channel at 8054’42.2” N, 78010’53.1” E and outfall channel at 8055’10.8” N, 78011’3.7” E and the pump house at RS 202, 203 & 199 at Pattinamaruthur Village, Ottapidarum Taluk, Thoothukudi District, Tamil Nadu.

 

Modeling studies has been carried out for all seasons, to evaluate the dispersion pattern of revised intake and outfall locations for the proposed thermal outfall discharge including the desalination plant. The software has been run with and without bunds and observed that hydraulically suitable in case of intake bunds to prevent sedimentation in the channel. The model study confirms that with 50% dilution process, the ambient condition attains within 50 m from the outfall at all hydrological and metrological conditions and free from recalculation.

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 18th – 20th August, 2010 and suggested to revise the proposal and consider the pipeline instead of open channel as per the clearance granted earlier and get recommendations of SCZMA for changed route. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)           All the conditions stipulated in the clearance letter issued vide dated 10.08.2009 shall be complied strictly including regular monitoring at disposal point.

 

(ii)          The discharge point may be re-examined in view of the available depth and explore the possibility of extending the length of the disposal point along the tidal movement.

 

(iii)        The condensed water shall be cooled before marine disposal.

 

          The committee recommended for the issue of amendment to the Clearance issued on dated 10.08.2009.

 

3.4       CRZ clearance for redevelopment of Mariamma Nagar, Lower Parel Division, G South Ward, Mumbai, Maharashtra by M/s. Akshay Sathapatya Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-128/2009-IA.III].

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves redevelopment of slum rehabilitation on a plot area of 20,500 Sq.m. The total built-up area is 64,778 Sq.m. The Scheme includes 5 rehabilitation buildings, 2 sale towers, 1 bridge across the drain and a museum. It was also informed that one six storey building and a transit camp was earlier constructed but due to some resistance at the site, the construction was stopped. The project will have 80 apartments for sale and 1041 units for rehabilitations. The total water requirement is 893 KLD (fresh water requirement is 583 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 800 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 293 KLD. 397 KLD will be given to Nehru Science Centre or Race Course. Total solid waste generation will be 2.34 ton/day (Bio-degradable - 1.06 T/day and non-bio-degradable - 1.28 T/day).

 

          The Committee noted that:

 

(i)       The project has been considered by SEAC of Maharashtra in its 16th meeting held on 9th September 2009 and SEAC has recommended to SEIAA.

 

(ii)      The proposed site is in under CRZ-II area and landward side of existing authorized road as per the approved CZMP of Mumbai. MCZMA has recommended the proposal for the issue of Clearance.

 

(iii)    A complaint received by this Ministry on 22.02.2010 from Shri Raman B Jaibhawe, stating that ‘Prior Environmental Clearance’ is required for present project under EIA Notification, 1994 whereas the application was submitted under EIA Notification, 2006 and SEAC has wrongly appraised and recommended the proposal.  Complainant also appeared before the Committee and informed that the work was started before the issue of Clearance. Project proponents got the Clearance only for 1041 units, whereas presently there are 1600 inhabitants and NOC from Nehru Science Centre was not obtained. 

 

           The proposal was earlier considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 25th - 26th February, 2010 and recommended for the issue of clearance. However, in view of the violation, Ministry referred the project to the EAC for re-examination. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the project proponent informed that:

 

i)         He was not aware that Environmental Clearance is required under EIA Notification, 1994 as amended on 07.07.2004. The LOI was signed on 06.12.2004 and as per the practice prevailed in Mumbai; the approval was obtained from Planning Authority. In this case MCGM itself has given all the clearances. Assuming that all the clearances have been received, rehabilitation work was started for the slum dwellers.

 

ii)       For violation of EIA Notification, 1994 as amended in 2004, stop work order was issued by MPCB for having begun construction on one building and a Bank Guarantee also taken from the project proponent. There had been no construction on the site since then, for any of the proposed building and only about 4.5 % of the total construction work has been completed till now..

 

The Committee recommends that the action may be initiated against the violation as per Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. CRZ Clearance may be issued for the construction as the project has already been appraised and recommended by the earlier Expert Appraisal Committee.

 

3.5       Environmental Clearance for Residential project “Janta Township” at Sector.90-91, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Janta Land Promoters Ltd [F.No.SEAC-91/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves the development of township on an area of 120 acres which included plots, group housing, schools, dispensary, community center and commercial area for a population of 16,000.

 

The project was covered under EIA Notification 1994 as amended on 7.07.2004. The project proponent prepared an EIA for the project in March, 2005 and the public hearing was conducted on 09.08.2005. The project was submitted to the Ministry for Environmental Clearance. During that period, EIA Notification was amended on 14.09.2006 and as the project area was less than 50 ha. it was exempted for Environmental Clearance in February 2007 and the project proponent started the development work.

 

Project proponent acquired adjoining 18.35 acres (total area became 138.35 acres-56.05 ha) and applied for environmental clearance to SEIAA as the project area exceeded more than 50 ha on June, 2008. The project was appraised by SEAC, Punjab in various meetings and recommended for environmental clearance with “Silver” grading.

 

The SEIAA of Punjab asked to re-examine whether the project can be allowed to discharge its waste water into Patiala – Ki – Rao to which permission are granted by PPCD vide dated 04.02.2008. Further the project proponent was asked to submit a revised water balance chart used of treated waste water, type of industries located within 5000 meters from the boundary of the project and provide dual plumbing system in the project. They were also asked to submit details of air quality monitoring.

 

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

 

i)         Rain water should be stored and shall be used for domestic purposes after necessary treatment.

 

ii)       Explore the possibility to maximize the use of treated waste water including using for flushing of toilets etc.

 

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

 

3.6       Environmental Clearance for Married Accommodation Project at New Amritsar Military Station, Amritsar Attari Road, Punjab by M/s. Executive Engineer, CPWD, Amritsar [F.No.SEAC-142/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of Married Accommodation on a plot area of 3,25,407.7249 sq.m. The total built-up area of the project is 100348 Sq.m. It is proposed to construct 1168 dwelling units. The total water requirement is 1163.10 KLD (freshwater requirement will be 737 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 550 KLD. Total municipal waste generated is 2465 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 6811 KVA. Total cost of the project is Rs. 118.86 crores.

The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) at its meetings held on 9.5.2009, 1.5.2010, 29.5.2010 & 3.7.2010 at Punjab State Pollution Control Board, Patiala. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         Consent to establish to obtain from Punjab Pollution Control Board under Air and Water Acts.

 

ii)       Submit a copy of the permission from Centre Ground Water Authority (CGWA) for drawing ground water.

 

iii)      Treated waste water should be used for flushing of toilets and horticulture etc.

 

iv)      Permission for disposal of excess treated sewage into municipal drain shall be obtained.

 

v)        Revise and submit the details on Solid Waste Management and Water balance chart.

 

            In view of the foregoing observations, the proposal could not be recommended for Environmental Clearance. The proposal shall be considered after the above observations are addressed and submitted for reconsideration.  

 

3.7       Environmental Clearance for Technologies Complex at fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab by M/s.  Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University [F.No.SEAC-184/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

3.8       Environmental Clearance for establishment of an Institute at Sector-81, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Indian School of Business [F.No.SEAC-347/2010-IA.III]

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves establishment of an Institute on a plot area of 2,83,279 sq.m. The total built-up area of the project is 1,68,643 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 917 KLD (domestic water -455 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 402 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 182 KLD, horticulture-331 KLD, HVAC cooling - 131 KLD. Total municipal waste generated is 1800 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 4463 KVA out of which 1776 KVA is for Phase-1. The total parking proposed are 1689 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 351.00 crores.

The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) at its meetings held on 16.11.2009 & 19.1.2010 at Punjab State Pollution Control Board, Patiala. The committee awarded “Silver Grading” to this project. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)             Treated waste water should be used for flushing of toilets, horticulture and air conditioning etc.

 

ii)           Permission shall be obtained from Centre Ground Water Authority (CGWA) for drawing of ground water and construction of ground structure for storage purposes and also approval for the distance between two bore-wells. Recharge design shall be got recommended by GWB.

 

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

 

3.9       Environmental Clearance for Residential colony “Estate One” at  Village Rajpura/Hussainpura & Bhatian, Ludhiana, Punjab by M/s. Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties Ltd [F.No.SEAC-349/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the proponent the proposal involves construction of a Residential Colony at Ludhiana District, in Punjab. The total plot area of proposed project is 1,98,388.06 m² with a built-up area of 68302.87 m². The total water requirement for the project is envisaged to be around 1321 KLD (902 KLD domestic water requirements). An automated STP of capacity 950 KLD is proposed for treating the Sewage generated within the site. The power requirement for the proposed project is envisaged to be 2539 kVA. A  DG Set of capacity 300 kVA is proposed for Power back-up for the project. The solid waste generated from the project after full occupancy will be approx. 3442.85 kg/day. The total capital cost of the project is approx Rs.62.376 Crores.

 

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

 

i)         Permission from CGWB shall be obtained for drawing of ground water.

 

ii)       Revise and submit the details on Solid Waste Management, Water balance chart etc.

 

iii)      A thick green belt shall be provided to mitigate noise and vibrations from the adjoining railway line. Submit details.

 

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.    

 

3.10    Environmental Clearance for Residential-cum-Commercial Complex at Village Begurbori Satgaon, Guwahati, Assam by M/s. Shine Realtors Pvt. Ltd (F.No.21-40/2009-IA.III)

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves construction of a residential complex over an area of 13494 sq. m. The built up area will be 41,454 sq. m. It is proposed to construct 304 apartments (G+9). The total water requirement will be 174.7 KLD (Fresh water- 108.70 KLD, treated water- 66.0 KLD). The total capacity of the STPs proposed is 120 KLD. Treated waste water will be used for flushing of toilets/ horticulture/ irrigation (56 KLD). Total solid waste generation will be 4.075 tons/ day. The power requirement will be 3 MW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 408 cars (140 in basement, 150 in covered ground floor and 118 in open). Total cost of the project is Rs. 60.0 crores.

          The details submitted and presented by the project proponent were examined by the Committee.

          The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment                    Clearance.

 

4.     Consideration of New Projects

 

4.1       Environmental Clearance for the development of Solid Waste Management System in Panchkula Urban Complex, Haryana by M/s. Executive Engineer, HUDA Division No-III. [F. No. 10-7/2009-IA-III].

 

          As presented by the project proponent that the proposal is for establishment of Common Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility (CMSWMF) at Panchkula Urban Complex. The project site is in proximity to the protected area notified under wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 attracts the General Condition (GC), hence is treated as Category ‘A’ project of EIA Notification 2006.

 

          The proposed site is located in 5.35 ha (13.24 acres) area of open scrub vegetation in Jhuriwala which will be used to develop Sanitary Landfill Facilities (SLF) for management of 150 metric tones of municipal solid waste Panchkula Urban Complex. The water requirement is 420 LPD for domestic purpose and 12,136 l/day for flushing and Horticulture purposes. The proposed landfill will receive MSW by road from various wards/ localities located within Panchkula urban complex. National Highway-73 connects the site. However, a road down the NH-73 has been proposed for the proper accessibility to the landfill site and landfill facility for proper circulation and movement of vehicles.

 

          The TOR was finalized during the meeting held on 23rd -24th April, 2009. The EIA presented during the meeting held on 27th – 29th January, 2010 and the Committee noted that the TOR for the development of solid waste management facility at Jhuriwala, Panchkula, Haryana was issued on 20.05.2009 whereas the public hearing was conducted about a year before the TOR on 30th June, 2008. The Committee suggested that a fresh public hearing, based on the EIA prepared on the basis of TOR should be conducted as per the provisions of the EIA Notification, 2006 and the issues raised by the public should be addressed in the Environmental Management Plan. Accordingly fresh Public hearing was conducted on 25.03.2010 at Panchkula. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The proponent shall ensure that the project fulfills all the provisions of Solid Wastes (Management and Handling) Rules, 2000 including collection and transportation design etc.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(vii)   Project proponent should develop green belt all along the periphery of the site with plant species that are significant and used for the pollution abatement.

 

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

 

4.2       CRZ clearance for expansion of existing Beach Resort at Manapet revenue Village, Bahour Commune, Puducherry by M/s Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-18/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent, the proposal involves expansion of existing Beach Resort at Manapet Revenue Village, Bahour Commune, Pudhucherry by M/s. Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Ltd. The Project site is located at the latitude of 11° 48’ 31’’ N and Longitute is 79°40’ 00’’ E. The total area of the project is 9.26 ha. There are 125 rooms existing in the Resort. The project proponent proposes to construct additional 18 rooms in three Blocks.  Block - 1 has 274.119 (sq. m.) and distance from the HTL is 280 (m). Block - 2: has 205.50 (sq. m.) and distance from the HTL is 305 (m). Block - 3: has 137.06 (sq.m.) and distance from the HTL is 315 (m).  The Height of the building proposed is 7.6 (m). The existing builtup area is 10,305 Sq.m and proposed builtup area is 616.75 Sq.m. The existing water requirement (90 KLD permitted limit) is sufficient for the new rooms. 40 KLD waste water is being generated  from the existing  rooms and 5 KLD of waste water generation from the additional rooms will be treated in existing 100 KLD capacity STP for treatment is sufficient. Solid waste generation will be 120 kg/day. Existing power load of 750 KVA is sufficient. The total cost of the project is Rs. 20.0 Crores.

 

The proposed area falls under CRZ III. Puducherry Coastal Zone Management Authority discussed the proposal in their meeting held on 19.01.2010 and recommended the proposal for the clearance of MoEF vide letter no. 6735/DSTE/PCZMA/CLR/JE/2010/81 dated 15.02.2010.

 

The proposal was earlier examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 19th -20th April, 2010 and sought certain additional points. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         There shall be no disposal of wastes in CRZ area.

 

ii)       The construction shall be as CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

iii)      There shall be no Construction in No Development Zone area.

 

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

 

4.3       CRZ clearance for the Maravanthe beach resort at Hosadu village, Trassi Gram Panchayat, Kundapura Taluk, Udipi District, Karnataka by M/s Athens Leisure Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F. No. 11-65/2010-IA.III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves construction of a Beach Resort project at Sy No.6-4C1,C3,6-2A,6-2C,6-8,6-9,6-7,6-10,7-7,6-4B,6-4D,7-1, 7-2, 121, 4-2C1, 4-11, 4-13C1, Hosadu Village, Trassi Panchayat, Kundapur Taluk, Udupi District. This project will be developed on a plot of land measuring 4.62 ha. Area within the 200 m is 23,200 sqm and area between 200 to 500 m is 23,000 sqm. No. of Rooms proposed are 19. Total Built-up area proposed is 2510.45 sqm. Maximum height of building is 8.75 m. Water requirement per day is 25 KLD and will be met from open well located beyond 500 m. The Sewage generation will be 22 KLD and will be treated in 25 KLD capacity. The treated wastewater will be used for flushing and horticulture. Parking provided for 25 cars. Solid waste generated will be 15 kg / day and will be collected and handed over to the Panchayat.  DG set of 100 KVA will be used as standby. The Cost of the project is Rs. 5.0 Crores.

 The project belongs to CRZ – III and falls within 500m from High Tide Line. There will not be any construction within 200m from High Tide Line. Also there are existing buildings within 200m from High Tide Line.

SCZMA has recommended the project vide No. FEE-49/CRZ/2007 dated 22.06.2010.

 

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

 

i)         There shall be no disposal of wastes in CRZ area.

 

ii)       The construction shall be as CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

iii)      There shall be no Construction in NDZ area.

 

iv)      Permission for water supply shall be obtained prior to the commencement of the construction.

 

v)        Submit the co-ordinates of the site on CRZ map.

 

vi)      Explore the possibilities of providing advanced treatment system viz. Root Zone Treatment/MBR/compact sewage treatment etc. and submit the details to the Ministry.

 

Provided the response of the project proponent to the aforesaid observations at (v) & (vi) is to the satisfaction of the committee, the proposal may be considered for recommendation for Clearance.    

 

4.4       CRZ clearance for construction of beach resort at Aippenikuppam, Marakkanam Villupuram district Tamil Nadu by M/s SPA Legends and Resorts Pvt. Ltd. [F.No.11-72/2010-IA-III].

 

          As presented by the proponent the proposal involves construction of beach resort at R.S. No. 158/1,4,5, 159/17A, 161/8, 166/17B, 18B, 197/1,2, 198/1,2,4,6,8,10, 199/2A, 4, 200/1,2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 202/2, 201/1, 204/10, 206/2, 2A, 2B, 3, 10, 207/1, 2, 2A, 3, 3A, 3B, 5, 208/1,3,4,5,6,7, 209/3. Aippenikuppam, Marakkanam Villupuram district Tamil Nadu.  Total plot area 9,11,657. 26 sqm.  Out of which 1,25,172.96 sqm falls within 200 m from HTL and 7.86,484.3 sqm falls between 200 to 500 m. Total built up area is 95,506 sqm. 400 Nos of rooms, 340 nos of cottages are proposed.  Swimming pool of 1,636 sqm area is proposed. The water requirement is 222.3 KLD and the source is ground water. The sewage generation is 167 KLD and the STP capacity of 170 KLD is proposed. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets 37.8 KLD, horticulture 77 Kld, cooling water 45 KlD and floor washing 37.8 KLD. The effluent generated from laundary will be 37 KLD and the same will be treated in a ETP of 50 KLD capacity. The solid wastes generated will be 962 kg / day. Organic wastes will be convertred into manure and the inorganic will be disposed into Municipal authorities. Proposed parking facility is 463 nos of cars. The cost of the project is Rs. 32 crores.

 

The Tamil Nadu Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended the project vide letter No. no. 11550/EC-3/2010-1 dated 12.07.2010.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       Ground water drawal is not permissible in CRZ area. Proponent shall submit the details of source of the water.

 

(ii)      There shall be no disturbance to the sand dunes during the construction as well as operation phases. Submit details of dust erosion from Sand dunes and an action plan for the preservation of the nearby sand dunes along with the budget details

 

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

 

4.5       CRZ clearance for establishment of conveying system of cement storage facility at New Mangalore Port by M/s Ultra Tech Cement Ltd. [F. No. 11-78/2010-IA-III]

 

The Committee decided to defer the project, since the project proponent requested for withdrawal vide letter dated 03.11.2010.

 

4.6       CRZ clearance for construction of Police Staff Quarters in Police Station Complex on land bearing CS No. 1/274, 1A/274, at Malabar Hill Division, Mumbai by M/s Maharashtra State Police Housing & Welfare Society. [F.No.11-87/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the proponent the proposal involves construction of Police Staff Quarters in Police Station Complex on plot bearing CTS No. 1/274 & 1A/274 of Malabar Hill Division, Bal Gangadhar Kher Marg, Mumbai - by Maharashtra State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation Ltd. on a plot area of 4,421.80 m2, which is in CRZ area in Residential Zone. The plot is on the landward side of the existing 14.89m Walkeshwar Road. The proposed construction is a stilt + 16 storey building (Stilt + 2 Parking Floors + 14 upper floors) comprising of 30 staff quarters for Police Officials. Total water requirement for this population will be around 20 m3/day. Sewage generation out of it will be 16 m3/day. Sewage generated will be treated using Membrane Bio Reactors (MBR). Total solid waste generated from building will be 75 kg/day and biodegradable component will be composted using Vermi Composting. Total of 84 no. of parking provisions are made. The project cost is Rs.8.80 Crore.

 

The proposed plot is reserved for Residential Zone as per the Development Plan of MCGM. As per the approved CZMP, the site falls in CRZ – II category on landward side of the existing road. The MCZMA has recommended the project vide letter no.MCZMA-2010/CR-42/MCZMA dated 06.04.2010.

 

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

 

i)         Revise and submit the parking details as per the norms.

 

ii)       The construction shall be as CRZ Notification, 1991.

 

iii)      RWH shall be adopted. 

 

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

 

2nd Day : 10th November, 2010

 

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

 

The initial proposal of Navi Mumbai Airport was submitted by CIDCO in August 2007, which included 161 ha. of mangroves and water area.  As per Coastal Regulation Zone, 1991, setting up of the Greenfield Airport in CRZ area was not a permissible activity at that time. 

 

2.       The Ministry issued an amendment to  CRZ Notification 1991 on 15th May 2009 in respect of  development of Greenfield Airport at Navi Mumbai, subject to undertaking a detailed scientific study for incorporating adequate environmental safeguard measures required for neutralizing damage to coastal environment as may be appropriate to the Navi Mumbai region.

 

3.       CIDCO submitted the proposal for the setting up of a green field Airport on 22nd June 2009, which was put up for finalization of TOR in the Expert Appraisal Committee meeting held on 20-22 July, 2009 and the TOR was issued on 4th August 2009. The development of Navi Mumbai Airport attracts both CRZ Notification, 1991 and EIA Notification, 2006. The Committee therefore asked CIDCO to prepare a detailed EIA/EMP both for environment and CRZ issues. The TOR particularly included studies to be undertaken with regard to destruction of mangroves, Hydrology due to river diversions, reclamation, quarrying and hill cutting and disaster management and R & R which are critical to the project.

 

4.       A site visit was undertaken by the then Expert Appraisal Committee on 23rd December, 2009 and an additional TOR for the proposed Greenfield Airport was issued on 8th February 2010.The main issues on which the additional TOR was issued were to examine whether the two runways proposed may be reoriented and /or shifted by redefining  the boundaries of the proposed project site so as to ensure i)  no change in alignment and consequential damage to the two rivers, ii) minimum or no damage to the mangroves present at the site, iii) provision of a detailed drainage network for the area to  drain away the rain water efficiently without affecting the sub-region, iv) how the proposed transport systems to serve the airport would be effective in reducing travel time to the main city and help in reducing air pollution and noise levels besides providing comfort, convenience and safety to users.

 

5.       On 7th June 2010, Ministry received a copy of the public hearing held on 5th May 2010 at Panvel Taluka, Dist. Raigad along with a set of the draft EIA study (I to V) reports sent by Regional Officer, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB), Maharashtra.

 

6.       The final EIA/EMP was submitted by CIDCO on 6th July 2010 for the issue of Environmental and CRZ Clearance. The recommendations of MCZMA were also submitted on 6th July 2010.

 

7.       The proposed site of Airport is situated on National Highway No. 4B at a distance of approx. 35 kms. from the existing airport near Panvel in the geographical centre of Navi Mumbai having longitude of 730.4’.18” and latitude 180.59’.33”. The  main access to the proposed airport from the east is existing 4 lane National Highway 4B abutting the eastern boundary of the airport and 4 lane concrete road called Aamra Marg touches the western boundary of the airport. The proposed airport is also accessible by present commuter railway line called Mankhurd-Belapur-Panvel commuter railway line from the Khandeshwar Railway Station.

 

8.       The proposal was considered in the Expert Appraisal Committee meetings held on 21st – 23rd July 2010, 18th – 20th August 2010, 21st – 23rd September 2010 and 20th – 22nd October 2010. The present Committee also made a site visit on 20th October 2010.

 

9.       In the earlier meetings, the Committee had made a number of observations on the environmental concerns which among others included the location of the Airport project in the CRZ area, training and diversion of Gadhi and Ulwe Rivers, cutting of 90m high hill and filling the entire site from 2m to a level of 7.0 m and reclamation of 161 ha of mangroves areas. The Committee also observed that due to the cutting of 90m high hill and filling the airport site will change the hydrology and drainage pattern of the entire Sub region including the JNPT and Panvel areas and may cause flooding. The noise levels during the take off and landing may have an adverse effect on the nearby Matheran hills and Karnala Bird Sanctuary and also pointed out some incorrect data and its analysis in the EIA report.

 

10.     In the above meetings, the Committee also suggested CIDCO to examine the alternative sites out side CRZ area and not involving such environmental issues and indicated Wada, Ansoli and Kalyan as alternative potential sites, reducing the distance between two runways, staggering of runways and redesigning of the terminal building to avoid training and diverting the Gadhi and Ulwe Rivers and relocating the “Off Airport non-operational activities” to some other location to save the large part of mangroves and lagoon area.

 

11.     In the later meetings, the Committee discussed the clarifications on the above concerns in the light of the observations made during the meetings as also the various representations received for this project. The Committee found that CIDCO rejected the alternative sites on one or the other reasons and tried to justify the Navi Mumbai Site as the most suitable site. The reasons of the justifications were mainly based on:

 

i)          Out of 2110.733 ha. of land area, 1294.741 ha (842.301 private land and 452.440 Govt. land) is in possession of CIDCO.

 

ii)        Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India has accorded “In Principal” approval for the development of a Greenfield Airport through Public Private Partnership (PPP) at Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra in July 2007.

 

iii)       Government of Maharashtra has approved the project of Navi Mumbai International Airport and appointed CIDCO as nodal agency in July 2008.

 

iv)       Ministry of Environment and Forests had amended the CRZ Notification 1991 permitting the development of a green field Airport at Navi Mumbai subject to detailed scientific study for incorporating adequate environment safeguards measures required for neutralizing to coastal environment.

 

12.     The Committee noted that:

 

i)          The proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport will be developed on “Public-Private-Partnership” model and CIDCO after obtaining all the necessary clearances will invite competitive bids. Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAPL) will have a Right of first Refusal (RoFR).

 

ii)        The Ministry of Civil Aviation Government of India vide letter dated 12th October 2010, informed that the existing airport at Santa Cruz (40 MMPA) will get saturated by the time the new airport will come up at Navi Mumbai, say by 2014-15.

 

iii)       The proposed airport will be designed for a capacity of 60 MPPA by the year 2030-31, which is based on the projected air travel demand.

 

iv)       The CWPRS carried out I-D & 2-D mathematical studies to assess rise in flood levels under worst conditions and also to predict rise in flood levels along various rivers in Panvel creek. The reclamation for the proposed airport indicates a marginal increase in level to the extent of 0.15m to 0.30 m

 

v)         Necessary road (National and State Highways) and rail connectivity shall be upgraded to handle the increased passenger and cargo traffic.

 

vi)       The Master plan/development plan shall be revised on the basis of the above.

 

13.     The Ministry had requested the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS), Mumbai to examine the ecological assessment undertaken by the IIT, Mumbai and provide their views on the relevant ecological aspects. Accordingly the BNHS carried out a Rapid assessment Survey of the area and submitted their findings. The findings were communicated to CIDCO.

 

14.     CIDCO revised the proposal based on the discussions in the meetings and observations raised by the committee. As per the revised proposal, the area of the airport zone is being reduced to 1160 ha. consisting of On-airport area (Airfield) for aeronautical use. The non-aeronautical activities related to airport have now been shifted to the south of airport on an area of 276 ha. Further an area of 60 ha. will be required for diversion of tidally influenced water body of Ulwe River and 279 ha for off site infrastructure for roads, and crossings/intersection improvements.

 

15.     The airfield of Navi Mumbai International Airport is designed to accommodate the new large aircraft (A-380 and equivalent) compatible to ICAO Standard of aerodrome 4-F. The ultimate capacity of airport will be 60 MPPA which will reach in four stages commencing from 10 MPPA in 2014. The Airport accommodates two parallel independent runways with the spacing of 1.55 kms. for simultaneous and independent operation with the provision of full length parallel taxi way along runways. The length of runway is of 3700 mts. X 60 mts. with runway safety area of 150 mts. X 60 mts., approach lighting of 900 mts., terminal building of domestic and international including Cargo admeasuring about 5,00,000 sq.mt. with other facilities  such as; parking stands, GSE storage area, ATC Tower, airport ground lighting, airport lighting, cargo apron, maintenance and hanger along  with other allied facilities etc. The other project activities involved are land development by cutting of hill and filling, development of airport in phases, re-coursing of the tidally influenced water body outlets from Ulwe, shifting of EHVT line, development of non-aeronautical activities, off-site physical infrastructure in terms of roads, interchange, water supply, power, etc., re-settlement & re-habilitation, and development of utility lines required for airport zone. The estimated basic cost (2008-09) of the project is Rs. 8722 Cr. spread over 4 phases i.e. in the first phase Rs 4424 Cr. in 2015 for 10 MPPA and Rs.1934 Cr. in 2020 for 25 MPPA in second phase; and Rs.1728 Cr. in 2025 for 45 MPPA in 3rd phase and finally Rs.636 Cr. in 4th phase for 2030 for 60 MPPA.

 

16.     CIDCO informed that out of the total area required for airport development, about 66% land is in possession and balance 13% is Government land which is being transferred and 21% is private land which is under process for acquisition.

 

17.     After discussions and based on several exercises on possible options, the Committee felt that there was no practical alternative to the proposed location of the airport at Navi Mumbai due  to several reasons. Firstly, 79% land is already in possession of CIDCO/Govt. and selection of another site suitable both from technical, operational and environmental point of view may be a long drawn time consuming process/exercise. Secondly, the ground conditions so far studied and presented by CIDCO at the instance of the Committee have indicated that due to the limitations put by the requirements of the take off/glide slope, keeping a minimum distance between the two runways and a clear flight path of 15 kms on each side of the runways, a change in the orientation of the runways would affect the flight paths of the aircrafts operating from the existing airport at Mumbai. The Committee was left with no other tangible option but to consider Navi Mumbai as the most preferable and appropriate choice in the given circumstances and time. The Committee has tried its best to ensure that all the necessary environmental concerns are adequately addressed as also notified in the amendment dated 2009 to the CRZ Notification 1991. The CIDCO was requested by the Committee during its various meetings to incorporate and modify their requirements based on the observations of the Committee.

 

18.     The Committee also noted that as per revised proposal:

 

(i)           The distance between the two runways is being reduced from 1854 meters to 1550 meters; because of this, the need for the diversion of the Gadhi River is not required.  The capacity (60 MPPA) and efficiency of the proposed airport has been kept as it was proposed originally.

 

(ii)          Off airport non operation facilities earlier proposed on the north side are being shifted to south side and as a result 245 hectares of good quality Mangroves Park shall be developed by CIDCO.

 

(iii)        Approximately 60 hectare area located on the west side of the airport site around Moha creek and Panvel Creek shall be developed as Mangroves Park by CIDCO. 

 

(iv)         Another 310 hectares area on the northeast of the airport site between Gadhi River, Mankhurd Panvel Rail corridor and National Highway 4B shall be declared as No-development zone and CIDCO shall under take the development as Mangroves park/green area. CIDCO shall formally amend the land use in the sectioned development plan of Navi Mumbai following the due procedure under MRTP Act to achieve this objective.

 

19.     CIDCO further informed that:

 

(i)           The total airport area will be filled to raise the level of the airport site from 2 m to 7 m.

 

(ii)          Around 98 hectares of mangroves (albeit of low quality) will be lost which are falling within the Airport Zone.

 

(iii)        The tidally influenced water body outlets from Ulwe River will be re-coursed and connected to Moha Creek.

 

(iv)         The 90-meter high hill will need to be plained up to enable smooth access to the runaways. The hill, admittedly, has already been quarried indiscriminately which significantly diminishes its ecological value.

 

(v)          The Coastal Zone Management Plan (reclassification proposal) of Panvel area prepared by Anna University has already been considered by the MCZMA and recommended for approval to NCZMA.

 

20.      CIDCO submitted the revised Water Environment and Ecology reports.  The details submitted were discussed by the Committee. During discussions, following points emerged:

 

(i)           CIDCO shall rehabilitate about 3000 families of 10 settlements from 7 villages falling within the airport zone as per the R & R policy of the Government of India or the Government of Maharashtra, which ever is more beneficial to the project affected persons.

 

(ii)          CIDCO shall obtain necessary permission from Hon’ble High Court of Bombay for cutting or damaging of mangroves and clearance under Forest Conservation Act 1980 as per the orders in respect of notice of Motion no. 417 of 2006 in PIL no. 87/2006, as required.

 

(iii)        The plantation and protection of mangroves by CIDCO noted at para 18 (ii), (iii) and (iv) i.e. 615 ha (245 ha + 60 ha + 310 ha) would be implemented in the shape of Biodiversity Mangrove Parks well before the airport project is initiated and its progress reported to the high level committee mentioned below at (xxxiii).

 

(iv)         The proposed re-coursing of tidally influenced water body outlets from Ulwe river has a large cross sectional area at the middle with the river/creek on either end remaining unchanged with its natural course. The whole system should function as was functioning earlier without airport project. Surface runoff should not be let into the channel just because the area of cross section is large. The whole airport area will be reclaimed and the level raised to 7m whereas the existing level all around the airport will continue to be low in its natural state. There will be flow all around due to surface runoff. This additional quantity must be collected by appropriate drainage system and let into Gadhi River and not into the re-coursing channel. The recourse channel may be able to take it but not the river or creek on either side of the channel. This aspect shall be examined by CIDCO in details to avoid the flooding of the low-lying areas besides inducting other hydrological and environmental studies.

 

(v)              The entire system shall be studied as one composite system with appropriate boundary conditions to reflect the worst conditions – minimum 100 years to be specified and compliance ensured such as -flooding, surface runoff not only from the airport but also from surrounding areas as well, normal flow, tidal flow due to tidal surge having a long return period, possible obstructions to flow, tributaries joining the main river etc so as to take appropriate protection and remedial measures. Due to construction of recourse Channels and also due to tail end of the Gadhi & Ulwe Rivers into Panvel Creek, there is a need to prepare a Comprehensive Master Plan for Surface drainage and Flood protection, keeping in view the proposed developments. CIDCO shall submit the above Master Plan to the Ministry.

 

(vi)             Systemic and periodic monitoring mechanism need to be put in place by CIDCO to assess the impact on sub-surface flow/ impact on aquifers as well as surface water bodies in different seasons. Necessary additional environmental protection measures to be adopted to address the impact of proposed development in coastal sub-subsurface flow as well as impact on aquifers.

 

(vii)           CIDCO shall prepare a management plan to handle the runoff from the airport and to ensure that runoff associated risks/ impacts such as siltation in receiving water body are avoided and are taken care within airport area during monsoons.

 

(viii)         On the northern part of the airport there is a secondary channel of the Gadhi River which will be filled up for the airport runway construction. This will be replaced by a shorter channel along the northern boundary of the airport. The channel shall be designed appropriately through overall modeling study so that the channel provides tidal water to the mangrove park and moderate tidal flows under worst environmental conditions. Need for widening and deepening of Gadhi River may also be studied simultaneously, if required.

 

(ix)            The flow channels and the low lying mangrove area which will receive water from diverted recourse/ Channels should remain undisturbed. No road, embankment or any other construction shall be permitted. Any island formed due to deposition of sediment in front of Panvel creek shall be periodically removed.

 

(x)              A detailed map shall be submitted by CIDCO to the Ministry with quantification of affected mangrove area with density i.e. initial proposal & modified proposal and proposed mangrove forestation with species. The work on the proposed compensatory mangrove park should commence well before the construction of the airport is undertaken.

 

(xi)            Whatever EIA data was submitted and presented was related to a situation for “no airport condition”. The project proposal has under gone many changes in terms of converting the lagoon as Mangrove Park, shifting of non-aeronautical activities to the south etc. Updated EIA report with all the modifications and commitments given by CIDCO shall be submitted to the MoEF, MPCB and to MCZMA. This updated EIA report will serve as the preliminary baseline data. CIDCO shall submit the second report (EIA Report II) after finalization of all the facilities followed by Comprehensive  EIA report  prepared with approved layout of the airport, new hydrological scenario, altered topography and land use. The Comprehensive EIA report should also include ecological aspects answering quires raised by BNHS and several other points raised during the meeting. After completion of Phase I of the project, the CIDCO shall conduct the “Environmental Audit” with a reputed organization and the audit shall also include the “Validation of the conclusions drawn in the EIA Report” and to submit to MoEF, MPCB and to MCZMA.

 

(xii)           The water quality of the River Gadhi, Ulwe, the Panvel Creek and the ground water is to be monitored on quarterly basis for TOC, Pb, Cd and Hg at all the locations identified in the EIA study for a period of at least 2 years from the commencement for the construction work and the quarterly reports to be submitted to Ministry of Environment and Forests Govt. of India and Maharashtra State Pollution Control Board.

 

(xiii)         The waste water generated from the aircraft maintenance hangers may contain hazardous materials like lead, chromium, Sulphates, Phenolic compounds, V.O.C’s etc. The surface runoff from the airport area shall also contain oils, grease, Sulphates etc, which cannot be sent directly to sewage treatment plant for the treatment. A separate treatment plant for managing the waste water shall be specified and adopted.

 

(xiv)          Based on the geological profile underneath the proposed airport, suitable consolidation factor shall be arrived to assess the additional noise/ vibration levels that would be produced during impact of landing & take off the air crafts simultaneously on both the runways. Further, the partially quarried hills in the vicinity will become a rebound shell for noise. CIDCO shall examine the details of noise/ vibration levels those are likely to be increased both during day and night time and the mitigative measures shall be installed to reduce the (noise/ vibration levels) impacts.

 

(xv)           Standard instrument arrival and departure procedure shall be designed to minimise the noise levels within the permissible limits for the area falling in the funnel near the airport on either side.

 

(xvi)          Energy conservation to the extent of 20% shall be incorporated in the bidding documents including water conservation (reuse/recycle, rain water harvesting and water efficient fixtures) and other green building practices for various buildings proposed within the airport complex. CIDCO shall consider ECBC Guidelines 2009 to achieve the energy – efficient design.    

 

(xvii)        CIDCO shall prepare a detailed traffic management plan to take care of increased vehicular traffic which should also cover/ clearly delineate widening/ increasing the existing roads and associated road infrastructure approving/ installation of road safety features/ pedestrian facility/FOB/under passes etc (that can be done by carrying out road safety audits). Measures shall be taken to prevent encroachment along/within the ROWs on connecting/ main arterial roads. 

 

(xviii)      Necessary road (National and State Highways) and rail connectivity shall also be upgraded to handle the increased passenger and cargo traffic, in addition to metro for transition of passengers. The proposal of Havorport shall not be taken up on the north part of the airport area as this shall damage the mangroves.

(xix)         The measures should be taken to improve public transportation including dedicated road / MRTS corridors to access to Airport, may also be considered for the same. Energy Efficient dedicated rail based public transport facility, suburban/ metro train in particular, may be created between the Santa Cruz and the Navi Mumbai Airport in addition to all other links connecting various parts of Mumbai city.

 

(xx)           Traffic Management during construction phase should be clearly planned so that the traffic situation is not further worsened on the existing connecting roads. Installations of Noise barrier/ Green Belts should be clearly indicated in the plan (After identifying critical locations).

 

(xxi)         To avoid accidental damage (fire, hazardous material waste handling, oil spills, wastewater disposal) in the adjacent ecologically fragile surroundings and mangrove area – a risk assessment plan and disaster management plan should be prepared and with periodic compliance of safety measures in place to avoid loss due accidental damage that could have been otherwise avoided. Further CIDCO shall appoint a dedicated professional team/cell to handle disaster and associated risks.

 

(xxii)        In addition to the above –CIDCO shall ensure that all the risks (such as fire, hazardous material waste handling, oil spills, waste – both liquid/solid wastes) associated/ resultant risk during various stages of development (like planning, construction, operation) are managed within the airport area. In case of any unforeseen event as stated above the liability – environmental and social will rest with the developer/CIDCO, the decision of the high level Committee, stipulated below will be full and final for liability fixations.  

 

(xxiii)      The compliance report of the monitoring committee shall be made ‘public’ (put online and/or also displayed for wider dissemination of compliance) at all stages (planning, construction, operation) to ensure effective monitoring and compliance of conditions.

 

(xxiv)       Environment Management Plan or associated monitoring plan shall ensure that mitigation measures detailed out in terms of role, responsibility, budgetary provisions, timeline for completion, frequency of monitoring and compliance etc. 

  

(xxv)        In order to meet all the essential aeronautical requirements and the further airport expansions, no property development shall be undertaken within the proposed aeronautical Airport Zone area (1160ha).

 

(xxvi)       The Master plan/Development plan of Navi Mumbai shall be revised and recasted in view of the airport development to avoid and unplanned haphazard growth around the airport.

 

(xxvii)     All other nearby villages, if not required to be relocated should be provided with best possible infrastructure so that they compare well with the adjoining ultra modern airport infrastructure.

 

(xxviii)   CRZ provisions shall be applicable on the tidally influenced diverted channels of Ulwe and Gadhi Rivers and CIDCO shall finalise the Airport plans accordingly.

 

(xxix)      Any cutting or filling up the airport site will create significant turbidity problem. CIDCO shall examine the impact on the marine life. The details will be put up on the website every 3 months.

 

(xxx)        CIDCO shall conduct the baseline survey of avian fauna before the start of construction and the details shall be put up every 3 months on the website in association with BNHS.

 

(xxxi)      The Environmental Clearance/ CRZ Clearance is recommended below is only for the Navi Mumbai Airport project. CIDCO shall obtain the Environmental and CRZ clearance separately for off airport facilities and other off infrastructure projects after finalising the locations and details as may be required under the EIA Notification 2006 and the CRZ Notification.

 

(xxxii)     Taking a cue from the man-made 26/11 incident arising out of external threat to our country,  a strategic airport safety and security plan covering also surrounding inhabited areas of the airport shall be prepared and put in place in consultation with appropriate government departments

 

(xxxiii)   A high level advisory and monitoring committee which should include International experts of repute, reporting directly to the highest Airport Management Authority shall be constituted by CIDCO to plan, execute and maintain the environmental issues/ recommendations mentioned above. The monitoring shall be done at various stages (planning, construction, operation) of project for compliance of conditions. Budgetory provisions shall be made to the satisfaction of this Committee.

 

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

 

4.8       CRZ clearance for the foreshore facilities for assembling and off loading of structures associated with Offshore extraction of oil and Natural Gas by M/s Das Offshore Engg Pvt Ltd [F.No.11-95/2010-IA-III]

 

As presented by the project proponent the proposal involves foreshore facilities for assembling and off loading of structures associated with offshore extraction of oil and Natural Gas in Rajpuri creek at village Rohini, Tal. Mhasala, Dist. Raigad, State Maharashtra.

 

The proposal pertains to assemble of structures such as jackets of maindecks and helidecks required for offshore extraction of oil and natural gas. The structures are very bulky and heavy weighing around 1000 Tons. These components have to be transported from the site to their offshore location at sea. Hence the proposed activity requires foreshore facilities, waterfront and wharf for load out and subsequent transportation to installation site at sea. There will be facility to assemble engineering structures like jackets, heli decks etc (Capacity: 70,000TPA) and Wharf/quay to offload these structures onto barges. The total land area shall be 3,40,500 m2. Total quantity of water required will be 50 KLD for domestic and gardening purpose. STP will be provided to treat the sewage and treated sewage will be used for gardening/flushing purpose. The estimated power requirement is about 1716 KW. At present supply is proposed to be taken through express feed transformer from MSEDCL. Four DG sets of 125 KVA will be provided as stand by. A green belt of 50 m width will be developed around the project site to act as a buffer for the air and noise pollution. The estimated cost is Rs 7,897.35 lakhs.

 

Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority has recommended vide ed (No: CRZ 2010/CR 26/TC 3 dated 23rd June 2010 and clarification letter dated 18th October 2010.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

i)         The site is surrounded with mud flats, mangroves and there is no justification for the selection of the site.

 

ii)       The project requires both Environmental and CRZ Clearance for which a ToR will be required. The Committee suggested that the project proponent may submit a draft ToR, which will be discussed and finalised by the Committee.

 

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

 

4.9       CRZ clearance for construction on plot bearing CS No. 554/E, 555/D, 555/F… 648/A-B-C of Village Eksar, IC Colony Borivali (West), Maharashtra by M/s Bhupesh J.Govani [F.No.11-96/2010-IA-III]

 

On the behalf of project proponent, consultants attended the meeting and informed that project proponent could not attend the meeting because of his earlier engagements and requested the Committee to permit them to make the presentation.

 

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

 

4.10    CRZ for construction of 15.212 km approach road laying of pipeline from village Taratalo to Drilling platforms in connection with the development and production of hydrocarbon at Gulf –A field of CB, Block in the Gulf of Khambhat, Ankleswear Baruch Gujarat by M/s ONGC [F.No.11-97/2010-IA-III].

 

As presented by the project proponent the project involves construction of 15.212 km approach road from village Taratalo to Drilling platforms in inter tidal area and laying of pipeline from drilling pad to existing akholjuni field of ONGC along the approach road for further process. The Environmental Clearance for the development and production of hydrocarbon at Gulf –A field of CB, Block in the Gulf of Khambhat. Further, it was informed that Environmental Clearance has already been issued by the Ministry vide letter no. F.No. No.J-11011/649/2009-IA.II (I) dated 04.02.2010. The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority has also recommended the project vide letter No. ENV-10-2010-413-E dated 20.08.2010. The details submitted and presented were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The proposal of constructing embankment in CRZ I (i) and CRZ-I (ii) area is not advisable. No embankment should be constructed in the inter-tidal zone. The construction of the approach road should be made on the piles only so that there will be minimum disturbance to the Marine Ecology. Revise and submit the proposal.

 

(ii)      Re-examine the details submitted; it seems there are some errors which requires correction/revision.

 

(iii)    In the attachment submitted along with the Form –I at para No –5.8.4.3 it is stated that- “The Excepted drilling mud generated during the drilling phase would be 3000m3. Since the soils in the area have poor fertility, the controlled dosage of drilled waste could actually serve as good nutrient supplement to the soil. However, the operator will not permit discharge until this is proven for sure. Lined pits /portable effluent treatment plant /metallic effluent treatment plant, evaporation of excess liquid, licensed landfill and /or land farming will all be applied to manage drill waste (mud and cutting) until further notice .the application of drilling waste as manure in land farming shall be further explored”. The project proponent shall submit specific plan of action, along with quantification/ categorization in line with the HW Rules, 2008 as amended.

 

(iv)     During the presentation it was stated that- “Drilling operations effluent will be collected in HDPE lined pit /portable ETP ”. The Project Proponent shall submit the details of the same and characteristics of waste before and after portable ETP. The performance of the portable ETP operated at other drilling sites shall be reported.

 

(v)      During the presentation it was stated, “Potentially contaminated surface run- off will be treated before discharging”. Anticipated quantity of contaminated surface run-off and method of treatment /discharge point shall be furnished. 

 

(vi)     Action plan to implement the recommendations (2,10,11,12,13) of the State Government to grant Environmental clearance under the CRZ notification 1991 Vide letter dated 20, August 2010 shall be furnished

 

(vii)   In the REIA report the project proponent stated, “It is accepted that approximately 100 MT ETP sludge will be generated from the treatment of waste effluent generated during the processing of hydrocarbons at GGS site. Sludge will be stored in separate storage areas in polyethylene bags and disposed off by bio-remediation /selling to CPCB /GPCB authorized Vendor” (para no 5.14). The project proponent shall furnish – characteristics of the ETP sludge from the similar facilities operated by ONGC and disposal system followed, details of bio-remediation (if proposed in this project) and details of authorized vendors by CPCB/GPCB for purchasing the ETP sludge as reported in the EIA report.        

 

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

 

4.11    CRZ clearance for Bulk cement handling at New Mangalore Port by M/s Ambuja Cement [F.No. 11-98/2010-IA-III]

 

This relates to proposal seeking CRZ clearance for establishment of facility for pulp cement receiving, storage and packing at New Mangalore Port Trust by M/s Ambuja Cements. New Mangalore Port Trust has allotted 8250 sq mt. on lease basis. The proposal involves construction of close conveyor system from berth no. 5 to the storage facility. The storage facility will have two silos of capacity 12500 MT. Total cost of the project is 100 crores.

 

The Regional Director Environment Mangalore has reported that the proposed storage facility is at a distance of 1 km from the HTL of the sea and at a distance of 362 mts from the creek (backwater). The Regional Director has stated that the proposed site is outside the CRZ and the conveyor system lies in CRZ-II. 

 

As per the para 3(2)(ii) of CRZ Notification, 1991 conveying systems is permissible with prior clearance from Ministry.   

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i)       The conveyor shall be closed system.

 

(ii)      Dust control measures shall be provided at loading, unloading and Transfer points.

 

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

 

4.12    Environmental Clearance for the development of Petro Chemical Hub at Panipat and Karnal, Haryana by M/s. HSIIDC Ltd (F.No.21-38/2009-IA.III)

The project involves development of Industrial Estate on a plot area of 373 ha. Project proponent informed that earlier, a ToR was issued by the Ministry on 23.2.2010. The State Government has revised the proposal and now it is proposed to develop an industrial state where only Category ‘B’ units will be allotted the plots.

The details submitted and presented were discussed by the Committee and Committee suggested that as the proposal is for the development of plots and infrastructure for Category ‘B’ units and Ministry has already constituted SEIAA/SEAC for the State of Haryana the proposal may be transferred to SEIAA, Haryana for further necessary action. The project proponents were advised to contact SEIAA Haryana.

 

4.13    Environmental Clearance for “Brigade Infopark” at Sy.no.601, 602, 617, 619 & 623, SEZ, Kakkanad, Cochin by M/s. Brigade Enterprises Ltd [F.No. 21-27/2010-IA.III]

 

          The project involves construction of Brigade Infopark SEZ plot area of 20,234.13 Sq.mts. The total built-up area is 75,436.70 Sq.m ( multistoried building comprising of 2 towers –Stilt + 10 Floors). The total water requirement is 307 KLD (potable requirement is 206 KLD).  The capacity for 2 STPs proposed is 130 KLD each. Treated waste water to be used for flushing of toilets – 101 KLD, landscaping – 32 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 1862 Kg/day. The power requirement is 6000 KVA. The total parking spaces proposed are for 661 cars. The details submitted were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

    

(i)           The waste water generation indicating is only 80% whereas it should be calculated at the rate of 90%. Revise and submit the water balance chart.

 

(ii)          Parking provisions are inadequate for a IT/Institutional building parking calculation should be made at the rate of 50 sq.mts per PCU. In addition to the bus parking spaces. Revise and submit the parking and circulation plan.

 

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

 

4.14    Environmental Clearance for proposed Hospital-cum-Hotel Complex at Sy. No. 198, 199, 200, 201 to 221, Taluk Kanayannur, District Ernakulam, Kerala by M/s. D. M. Healthcare Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 21-28/2010-IA.III]

 

          Project proponent requested for withdrawal.

 

4.15    Environmental Clearance for proposed Housing project at Sy. No. 40/10, 40-10-1, 37/11 and 40/17 of Kazakuttom Village, Trivendrum District, Kerala by M/s. Nikunjam Constructions Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 21-29/2010-IA.III]

 

          Project proponent requested for withdrawal.

 

4.16    Finalization of ToR for Super mega Mixed use Integrated Industrial Park Phase-1 at Village Nagla, Tehsil Zirakpur, District Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Shipra Estates Ltd [F.No. 21-30/2010-IA.III]

 

The project involves construction of Super mega Mixed-use Integrated Industrial Park Phase-I on plot area of 445633.616 Sq.mt. The ground cover area is 568150.02 Sq.m. The total area will be developed for IT/ITES (40.3%), residential (28.42%) and commercial (1.37%) balance area (29%) will be for roads and open spaces. The total water requirement is 1700 KLD (freshwater requirement is 909 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 1000 KLD each.  Treated waste water to be used for flushing – 284 KLD, gardening – 375 KLD, cooling 300 KLD. Total solid waste generation will be 4820 Kg/day. The power requirement is 33 MW. The total parking spaces proposed are for 5818 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 600 Crores.

 

Khoihai Raitan Reserve Forest is 10 km, and Dariya Reserve Forest is 7.8 km from the project site. That is why the proposal is submitted in MoEF for approval.

 

          The details submitted and presented were discussed by the Committee and after discussions with the project proponents, the following “Terms of Reference” were finalised to be suitably added to those furnished by the project proponent for the construction of IT/ITeS/ Residential/Commercial development at Mohali, Punjab.

            

(i)            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.

 

(ii)          Examine the quantity required for filling/ excavation of site and identify the area from where the earth will be borrowed/ disposed and whether any permission will be needed.

 

(iii)         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.

 

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

 

(v)           Examine water quality also with reference to Persistent Organic Pollutants.

 

(vi)         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.

 

(vii)        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.

 

(viii)      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 I.T. Park.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xvii)     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.  Special attention should be made with respect to bird menace.

 

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

 

(xix)      Disaster management plan should be prepared.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxiii)   Consider DG Flue Gas emissions to be treated in a scrubber.

 

(xxiv)   Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code.

 

(xxv)     Application of resettlement and rehabilitation policy may be described. Project affected persons should be identified and rehabilitation and resettlement plan should be prepared.

 

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

 

          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.

 

4.17    Environmental Clearance for Integrated Township & Area Development at Rajpura, Punjab by M/s. Vividha Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd [F.No. 21-31/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.18    Environmental Clearance for Cooperative Housing Complex Pocket-II-Group Housing at Sector-79, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Superintending Engineer, Housefed, Punjab [F.No. 21-32/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.19    Environmental Clearance for Cooperative Housing Complex Pocket-II; Group Housing at Sector-79, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Superintending Engineer, Housefed, Punjab [F.No. 21-33/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.20    Environmental Clearance for Cooperative Housing Complex -Group Housing at Circular Road, Kapurthala, Punjab by M/s. Superintending Engineer, Housefed, Punjab [F.No. 21-34/2010-IA.III]

 

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

 

4.21    Environmental Clearance for India Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) proposed at Pochipuram Village, Theni District, Tamil Nadu by M/s Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Tharamani [F.No. 21-967/2007-IA.III].

 

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

 

4.22    Finalization of ToR for the development of land fill site for Aizawl City in State of Mizoram by M/s Project Director, SIPMIU (NERCCDIP) [F. No. 10-73/2010-IA-III]

 

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

 

Extra item

 

4.23 Finalization of ToR for proposed Shopping Mall & Community living project at Survey Nos. 12/5, 12/6, village Nemon, Taluk Trivandrum, District Trivandrum, Kerala by M/s Kuriakose Elias Trust for Communication & Development. [F.No. 21-48/2010-IA.III]

 

          The project involves construction of a Shopping Mall and a Community living project on a plot area of 3.2834 ha. The total built up area proposed is 1,87,741,15 sq.mts (more than 1,50,000 sq.mts and falls under category 8 (b) as per EIA Notification, 2006). It is proposed to construct 276 dwelling units and a shopping mall. The total water requirement will be 326.085 KLD and waste water generation will be 293.476 KLD. It is proposed to re-use the treated waste water. The total solid waste generation will be 1376.35 kg/day. The total cost of the project will be 222.21 Crores.

 

          After discussions with the project proponents, the following “Terms of Reference” were finalised to be suitably added to those furnished by the project proponent for the construction of a Shopping Mall and a Community living project at village Nemon, Taluk Trivandrum, District Trivandrum, Kerala. 

 

(i)       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.

 

(ii)          Examine the quantity required for filling/ excavation of site and identify the area from where the earth will be borrowed/ disposed and whether any permission will be needed.

 

(iii)        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.

 

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

 

(v)          Examine water quality also with reference to Persistent Organic Pollutants.

 

(vi)         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.

 

(vii)       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.

 

(viii)     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 I.T. Park.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xvii)    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.  Special attention should be made with respect to bird menace.

 

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

 

(xix)     Disaster management plan should be prepared.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(xxiii)  Consider DG Flue Gas emissions to be treated in a scrubber.

 

(xxiv)   Provide for conservation of resources, energy efficiency and use of renewable sources of energy in the light of ECBC code.

 

(xxv)    Application of resettlement and rehabilitation policy may be described. Project affected persons should be identified and rehabilitation and resettlement plan should be prepared.

 

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

 

          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.

 

5.      Recommended projects

 

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

 

5.1    Environmental Clearance for construction of Hotel “Ramada Fantasy Hotel” at Chandigar-Ambala Road, NAC Zirakpur, Punjab by M/s. Fantasy Hotels (India) Ltd. (ISB) [F.No.SEAC-127/2010-IA.III]                                                                                                                                                                                                     

          The project involves construction of a hotel on a plot area of 6689.01 sq.m. The total built-up area of the project is 19972.94 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 155 KLD (domestic water -455 KLD). The capacity of STP proposed is 124 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 14.85 KLD and horticulture-1.5 KLD. Total municipal waste generated is 440 Kg/day. The power requirement is about 2500 KWA. The total parking proposed is 485 cars. Total cost of the project is Rs. 110 crores.

          The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) at its meetings held on 17.1.2009, 26.9.2009, 9.1.2010, 30.1.2010 at Punjab State Pollution Control Board, Patiala. The committee awarded “Silver Grading” to this project. The SEAC sought certain information from the project proponent. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment   Clearance.

 

5.2    W. P. No. 13/2010 (Goa Foundation V/s M/s. Saravathi Builders & Construction Pvt. Ltd) –reg.

 

Member Secretary informed that this case pertains to construction of “ Dabolim Apartment & Club House at Plot No. 1, 2, 3, 4 Survey No. 43/1, Village Dabolim, Murmugao Taluka, South Goa submitted by M/s. Saravathi Builders & Constructions Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi. The Ministry issued Environmental Clearance on 2.2.2009 as per the provisions of Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006. Thereafter, project was revised & after thorough examination and scrutiny, the Ministry granted revised environmental clearance to the project on 11.1.2010.

 

As per the Hon’ble High Court order dated 27.4.2010, the project was placed before the EAC during its meeting held on 22-24 July, 2010 at New Delhi. The EAC sought some information. The project proponent submitted the requisite information and the same were again placed before the EAC on 18-20 August, 2010. The committee decided to send copy of the survey map/layout plans to the Town Planning Department, Goa for examination at site & verification and authentication. These were sent by MoEF to Chief Town Planner (CTP) on 27.8.2010. With reference to this letter, the Chief Town Planner, Town & Country Planning Dept, Goa has sent the attested copies of the layout maps back to the Ministry.

 

In his letter, the photocopies have been verified/checked/attested from the original records available at their office vide letter no. 17-A/MOR/257/TCP-09/3142 dated 2.9.2009. Therefore, the Ministry once again requested the CTP, Goa on 8.10.2010 to examine and verify at site and confirm the slopes and permissibility of construction. The Chief Town Planner has sent a letter mentioning that only after due diligence carried-out using Survey of India Topographical sheets and correlated data available in the office, in accordance with guidelines and the procedures used for all such cases in Goa. A site visit is part of the due diligence carried-out before issue of permission.  The site visit was carried-out by the CTP and his team along-with the representatives of the petitioner on 21.1.2010 & 16.2.2010.

Now, the project proponent has submitted a letter to Ministry mentioning that all the issues raised have been attended and requested the Ministry to withdraw the abeyance order.  The details along with the maps were presented to the Committee.

 

The Committee after discussions suggested that Ministry may inform the Government Counsel/ ASG that the site inspections were conducted twice by Government Departments viz. Town Planning Department & Forests Department of Goa on 21.1.2010 and 16.2.2010. During the site visit, Petitioners i.e.  M/s Goa Foundation was also present. The site visit report and the maps may also be forwarded to the Counsel informing that the issue is related to the local laws and Environmental Clearance has been issued only under EIA Notification, 2006. The project proponent has to obtain prior clearance from the Local body as per the local laws incorporating all the Environmental parameters as suggested by the Expert Appraisal Committee. Further action on the above issue should be taken only after the Hon’ble High Court orders about revocation of abeyance order.

 

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

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

The Nearest River is Mampuzha is 2 km from the site, hence it will not attract CRZ Notification, 1991. The proposal was considered by EAC at its meeting held on 21-23rd September, 2010 and sought certain additional points. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment   Clearance.

 

 

5.4    Environmental Clearance for construction of Group Housing-cum-Retail Complex “CAMELOT” at Village Kansal, Tehsil Kharar, Mohali, Punjab by M/s. Tata Housing Development Co. Ltd. [F.No.SEAC-147/2010-IA.III]

The project involves construction of Group Housing –cum-Retail Complex on a plot area of 216061.32 sq.m. The total built-up area of the project is 701370 Sq.m. The total water requirement is 2753 KLD (freshwater -1225 KLD). The capacity of 4 STPs proposed is 2x650 KLD + 2x350 KLD. Treated waste water to be used for flushing 373 KLD, horticulture-486 KLD, HVAC & DG cooling-387 KLD. Total Municipal waste generated is 7.5 T/day. The power requirement is about 25.7 MVA. The total parking proposed are 7627 ECS. Total cost of the project is Rs. 1800 crores.

The proposal was considered by the State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) at its meetings held on 6.6.2009 & 3.7.2010 at Punjab State Pollution Control Board, Patiala. The committee awarded “Gold Grading” to this project. The SEAC sought information from the project proponent. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for Environment   Clearance.

 

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

 

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

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

         

The Proposal was examined by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and sought information from the project proponent. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal for CRZ Clearance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The proposal was considered by the EAC in its meeting held on 21st – 23rd September, 2010 and sought information from the project proponent. The details submitted by the project proponent were discussed by the Committee.

 

          During the discussion, the following points emerged:

 

(i) The solid waste management and disposal shall be as per the MSW Rules.

 

The Committee recommends the proposal with the above condition for CRZ Clearance.

 

The next meeting of the Committee would be held on 30th November to 1st - 2nd December 2010.

 

         

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

 

 

 

                   Chairman                               Member Secretary


93rd Meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Infrastructure Development, Coastal Regulation Zone and Miscellaneous projects held on 09th – 10th November, 2010 at Conference Room, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Van Vigyan Bhawan, R. K. Puram, Sector-5, New Delhi.

 

List of Participants/ Expert Committee

 

1.       Shri Naresh Dayal, IAS(Rtd)                Chairman

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

3.       Shri Kathirvel Dharmalingam             Member

4.       Dr. S.P. Bansal                                    Member

5.       Dr. Apurba Gupta                               Member

6.       Dr. H.S.Ramesh                                   Member

7.       Dr. Y.Basavaraju                                  Member                           

8.       Shri G Bala Subramanyam                 Member

9.       Dr. Suresh Kumar Rohilla                   Member

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

11.  Shri Bharat Bhushan                          Member Secretary

 

Supporting Staff  

 

12. Shri E. Thirunavukkarasu                    Dy. Director, MoEF

13. Dr. P.V. Subba Rao                               Research Officer, MoEF

 

Project Authorities:

 

Representatives from M/s. Ministry of Shipping

Representatives from M/s. Posco India Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Coastal Energen Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Akshay Sathapatya Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Janta Land Promoters Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Executive Engineer, CPWD, Amritsar

Representatives from M/s. Indian School of Business

Representatives from M/s. Eldeco Infrastructure & Properties Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Shine Realtors Pvt. Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Executive Engineer, HUDA Division No-III

Representatives from M/s. Mahindra Holiday & Resorts India Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Athens Leisure Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. SPA Legends and Resorts Pvt. Ltd.

Representatives from M/s. Maharashtra State Police Housing&Welfare Society

Representatives from M/s. CIDCO

Representatives from M/s. Das Offshore Engg Pvt Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Bhupesh J.Govani

Representatives from M/s. ONGC

Representatives from M/s. Ambuja Cement

Representatives from M/s. HSIIDC Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Brigade Enterprises Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Shirpa Estates Ltd

Representatives from M/s. Kuriakose Elias Trust for Comm. & Devl.

 

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