Minutes of the 26th meeting of State Environment Impact Assessment

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					Minutes of the 24th meeting of State Environment Impact Assessment
Authority, Haryana held on            19.03.2010 at Gurgaon under the
Chairmanship of Sh. K.S. Bhoria, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, SEIAA
regarding environmental clearance under EIA Notification dated
14.9.2006.

             The 24th meeting of SEIAA was held on 19.03.2010 in the
conference room of the HUDA Gymkhana Club, Sector-29, Gurgaon, to
consider the cases received from SEAC.

The following attended the meeting.

1. Dr. G. Prasanna Kumar IAS           Member Secretary SEIAA

2. Sh. R.N. Malik                            Member SEIAA

The following business was transacted:-



[1]   Environmental Clearance for proposed commercial office complex
      “Signature Tower II” at 32nd Milestone, Sector-15 Part II in revenue
      land of Village Silokhera, District - Gurgaon.


         The SEAC has recommended the grant of EC subject to conditions
stated therein. This case was earlier taken up in the 22nd & 23rd meeting of
SEIAA. In the 23rd meeting, the representative of the Project Proponent
submitted plan indicating surrounding features of the proposed project site
within 500 meters radius. It was observed by the Authority that the plan
submitted by the Project Proponent is not clear and self explanatory and
decided to visit the site in the next meeting to check the surrounding features
of the proposed project site within 500 meter radius.


         In the meeting today, the Authority visited the project site and it was
found that the project lies and opens on the main NH-8. It is in fact part of the
32 milestone complex and the Unitech is developing a part of it as a
commercial complex. It was informed by the Project Proponent representatives
that there is a provision of service roads of 12 meter width which they would
construct and the project would open on the service road. It was found that at
present there is no service road in this entire reach of the NH-8. The 32


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milestone complex is protruding in the green belt of the NH-8. It was also found
that if the service road is to be provided here, then the green belt will be
disturbed as there would be large scale felling of trees in this area. Apart from
this it was observed that this project will result in traffic problem on the main
Highway. In fact, this portion of the NH-8 is already over-crowded and there
are frequent traffic jams. The commissioning of this project may further
accentuate the problem. It was also found that as per the master plan of
Gurgaon; sector-15, in which this project is proposed, is a residential sector. It
was not clear as to how Town and Country Planning Department has given a
licence to this commercial project. The green belt development plan was also
found inadequate.


           After detailed deliberations, the Authority decided to defer this case
for the next meeting with the advice to the Project Proponent to submit the
following information / documents:-


   [i]     Certificate from the Town and Country Planning Department stating
           that the 12 meter wide service road as pointed out by the Project
           Proponent will be as per and permissible under master plan of the area
           and that it will not disturb the green belt area of the National Highway
           .
   [ii]    Certificate from the Commissioner of Police Gurgaon stating that the
           amount of traffic to be generated by this commercial complex will be
           reasonable and will not add to the public and commuters in-
           convenience.
   [iii]   The Project Proponent will submit revised green belt development
           plan as advised on the site. There will be tree plantation on the both
           sides of periphery roads of the complex along with green lawns and
           shrubs of suitable variety.
   [iv]    A reference should also be made to the Town and Country Planning
           Department Haryana for clarification as to how the licence for
           commercial complex has been given to the Project Proponent in
           residential sector.




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[2]   Environmental Clearance for proposed development of IT/ITES SEZ
      project at village - Sohna and Mohammadpur Gujjar, Tehsil –
      Sohna, Gurgaon by M/S Parsvnath SEZ Ltd. 6th Floor, Arunachal
      Building, 19, Barakhemba Road, New Delhi.

         The SEAC has recommended to file this case as the Project Proponent
vide letter dated 16.02.2010 informed that the plan for development of IT /
ITES SEZ has been revised and the revised plan will be submitted as an when it
is ready. It was found that the revised development plan will have different
environmental parameters accordingly the revised development plan of IT /
ITES SEZ will now be considered as new project.


         After detailed deliberations the Authority decided to accept the
recommendation of SEAC and to file this case.



[3]   Environmental Clearance for Construction of “Summit Plaza”
      (Retail-Cum-Office Building) at Sector 54, Village – Wazirabad,
      DLF City Phase V, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/S DLF Ltd, DLF
      Centre, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.

      The SEAC has recommended the grant of EC subject to conditions stated
therein. It has been pointed out that the project is for Construction of “Summit
Plaza” (Retail-Cum-Office Building) at Sector 54, Village – Wazirabad, DLF
City Phase V, Gurgaon, Haryana by M/S DLF Ltd, DLF Centre, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi. The HUDA will be able to supply water in this area in 3 years. It
was noticed that village- Wazirabad falls in the Aravalli area and also closed
under section 4&5 of PLPA, 1900 as per the information supplied by
conservator of forest Gurgaon. It was also noticed that the project proponent
will meet requirement of the 85.2 KLD of fresh water from HUDA. 153.5 KLD
of waste water will be generated which will be treated in the common STP of
9000 KLD capacity. Entire treated waste water will be recycled & reused
leading to zero discharge. The total project area is 10724.21 sqmt and proposed
built-up area for Commercial Complex will be 34765.86 sqmt. The building
will comprise of 2 Basements + GF + 7 Floors. The maximum height of the
building will be 27.75 meters and NOC from AAI has been obtained. The green
belt development plan, traffic plan and solid waste management plan were not
found proper by the Authority.




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       After detailed discussions, the case was deferred for the next meeting
with the advice to the Project Proponent to appear before the Authority in the
next meeting with the following information/documents.

 [1] Revised green belt development plan with dimensions / calculations.
 [2] Plan for providing Common facilities for the composting of bio-
       degradable waste for the entire DLF city phase-v.
 [3] Revised traffic circulation plan as advised.
 [4] Plan indicating surrounding features of the proposed project site within
       500 meter radius along with distances.
 [5]       Steps being proposed to be taken by the Project Proponent for achieving
       green building concept.
 [6] Certificate from concerned D.F.O. stating that the project area is not
       covered under MOEF, GOI Notification Dated 07.05.92.



[4]    Environmental Clearance for “Expansion of Mega Mall” on 3.2 acres
       plot at DLF City Phase-1, Sector-28, Gurgaon by M/S DLF
       Commercial Developers Limited Shopping Mall Complex, Arjun
       Marg, DLF City, Phase-I, Gurgaon.

           The SEAC has recommended the grant of EC subject to conditions
stated therein. During the discussions in the meeting it transpired that this area
is already congested without any adequate green development and open spaces.
The existing complex of the project was built earlier without any Environment
Impact Assessment (as there was no such requirement at that time). However
for the environmental clearance of the expansion project the environment
impact assessment of the entire complex has to be seen. It was also pointed out
that the project area falls in village- Chakkarpur and as per the list provided by
conservator of forest Gurgaon; village – Chakkarpur falls in the Aravalli area of
district – Gurgaon as well as also closed under section 4&5 of PLPA, 1900. The
Authority therefore decided to visit this site to have assessment on the ground
reality.


       During the visit it was found that the Mega-Mall is a compact complex
with little bit of green bushes in front area. However, there was no plantation on
the periphery of the complex. There was neither any open space available. No,
energy conservation measures appear to have been adopted. No use of solar


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light has been made. There was STP in one corner of the complex which was
found to the functioning. However there were no arrangements of proper solid
waste management. It was also found that there was traffic problem at the entry
of the Mall as well as at the exit point. One of the representatives of the Project
Proponent informed that the people do not want to pay Rs. 30 /- as parking fee
in the basement and therefore they prefer to park their vehicles out side. On this
the Authority felt that such a huge amount of parking fee should not be charged
and project Proponent should provide facilities of parking at reasonable rate,
may be of Rs 5/- per vehicle.


          Based on the assessment of the site, the Project Proponent was advised to
attempt up-gradation of the existing complex / facilities by introducing ECBC
norms, adequate, solid waste management measures, green belt development to
the extent of at list 30% of the project area and proper traffic circulations
arrangements and parking within 15 days. The case was accordingly deferred
for the next meeting.

[5]       Environmental Clearance for setting up of Leather Dyeing at plot
          No. 9, MIE Bahadurgarh, Distt- Jhajjar, Haryana by M/S M/S Alsa
          Industries, Plot No. 9, MIE, Bahadurgarh, Haryana.

                The SEAC has recommended to transfer this case to MOEF, GOI
for taking further necessary action on grounds that the project area falls within
10 KM of the inter - state boundary therefore this project activity will be treated
as category- A as the General Conditions is applicable as per amended EIA
Notification Dated 01.12.2009.


                It was found that the project activity is covered under item no. 4(f)
and as per amended Notification the General Conditions is applicable as the
project is located at a distance of 2 Km from the inter-state boundary. It was
noticed that the amendment to the EIA Notification provides that the
requirement regarding distance of 10 KM of the inter-state boundaries can be
reduced or completely done away with by an agreement between the respective
states.
                After detailed deliberations, it was decided to write a letter to Delhi
Government for seeking their concurrence in this case in view of the provisions
of amended EIA Notification Dated 01.12.2009 regarding distance of 10 KM of


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the inter-state boundaries, which can be reduced or completely done away with
by an agreement between the respective states.


[6]   Environmental Clearance for construction of commercial complex,
      sector-88, village Harsaru, Hayatpur, Gurgaon by M/S Bestech India
      Pvt. Ltd. Bestech House, 124, Sector-44, Gurgaon.

             The SEAC has recommended the grant of EC subject to conditions
stated therein. It has been pointed out that the project is for setting up of
Commercial Complex Sector-88, village Harsaru, Hayatpur, Gurgaon by M/S
Bestech India Pvt. Ltd. Bestech House, 124, Sector-44, Gurgaon. The HUDA
will not be able to supply water in this area in 3 years. It was also noticed that
the Project Proponent will meet requirement of the 2099 KLD of fresh water
from HUDA. 1792 KLD of waste water will be generated which will be treated
in the 5 STP’s of 550 KLD, 560 KLD, 180 KLD, 570 KLD and 320 KLD
capacity. Entire treated water will be recycled & reused leading to zero
discharge. The total plot area of Proposed Commercial complex project is
115051.94 sqmt. The total built-up area will be 375176.3 sqmt. The commercial
complex will house Shopping Centre, Five Star Hotel, Boutique, Offices and
street retails. The maximum height of the Building will be 60 meters.


           After detailed deliberations, the Authority decided to accept the
recommendations of SEAC and to accord Environmental Clearance to this
project subject to the following conditions in addition to the conditions
recommended by SEAC.


[i]   The project proponent shall setup rain water harvesting pits @ 1 pit/ acre
       having 400 mm bore and 200 mm slotted pipe as proposed.
[ii] The Project Proponent shall comply with the EC BC norms.
[iii] The Project Proponent will submit revised green belt development plan
       with calculations with dimensions.
[iv] The Project Proponent shall develop a water body of about one acre of
       land in the project area.
[v] The Project Proponent shall provide chimney in the kitchen with stack
       height above the roof level for exhaust of obnoxious gases.


[7]   Environmental Clearance for construction of Hotel Complex at NH-
      8, Sector – 2, Growth center, Bawal, District - Rewari. Haryana by
      M/S Jhankar Consultants Private Limted. Asiad Tower, Khel Gaon,
      New Delhi-110049.



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             It was observed that SEAC has recommended to file the case on
the grounds that the project proponent had failed to provide the vital
information sought by SEAC despite issuance of various letters and final notice.
In the absence of the vital information it was not possible to appraise the
projects for the environmental clearance. It was found that the Project
Proponent has also failed to appear before the Authority in the today’s meeting
despite timely notice issued by the office of SEIAA.


         Finding no reason to disagree with recommendations of SEAC in this
case the Authority decided to file this case. It was also decided that the decision
of the Authority should be conveyed to the project proponent and copy of the
same be forwarded to the Haryana State Pollution Control Board & R.O.
MOEF, GOI for information and necessary action.


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




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