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dedicated freight corridor corporation of india LIMITED


E4732 v4

Scoping Report on Cumulative Impact Assessment of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (Ludhiana – Mughalsarai Section)

April, 2015












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DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED

Scoping Report on Cumulative Impact Assessment of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (Ludhiana – Mughalsarai Section)

© Kadam Environmental Consultants (‘Kadam’), April, 2015

This report is released for the exclusive internal use of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation Of India Limited. Information provided (unless attributed to referenced third parties) is confidential and shall not be used for any purpose other than its intended use, without the written consent of Kadam Environmental Consultants.


QUALITY CONTROL

Name of Publication

Scoping Report on Cumulative Impact Assessment of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (Ludhiana – Mughalsarai Section)

Project Number

1521008136

Report No.

1

Version

1

Released

April, 2015

DECLARATION

Prepared By

Dr. Dibyendu Banerjee, Dr. Dushyant Mishra, Mr. André van Kuijk, Mr. Satish Joshi

Checked By

Mr. André van Kuijk

Approved and Released By

Mr. Sangram Kadam

DISCLAIMER

Kadam has taken all reasonable precautions in the preparation of this report as per its auditable quality plan. Kadam also believes that the facts presented in the report are accurate as on the date it was written. However, it is impossible to dismiss absolutely, the possibility of errors or omissions. Kadam therefore specifically disclaims any liability resulting from the use or application of the information contained in this report. The information is not intended to serve as legal advice related to the individual situation.


table of Contents


1.Executive Summary 8

2.INTRODUCTION 11

2.1Background 11

2.2Objectives 11

2.3Scope of Work 12

2.4Guidance Protocol 12

2.5Documents studied 12

2.6Use of this Report 12

3.PROJECT DETAILS – review of sia and eia for the EASTERN DFC 13

3.1EDFC-1 (Khurja – Bhaupur) 13

8.1EDFC-2 (Bhaupur – Mughalsarai) 15

12.1EDFC-3 (Ludhiana – Khurja) 17



13.SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY OF THE CIA 20

13.1Step 1: Identify Resources of Concern 20

13.2Step 2: Defining the Study Time Frame 21

13.3Step 3: Determine the Potentially Affected Geographic Extent 21

13.4Step 4: Past, Present, and Reasonably Foreseeable Projects in the EDFC area 22

13.4.1Cumulative Impacts from Past Projects 23

16.1.1Cumulative Impacts from Present Projects 25

16.1.2Cumulative Impacts from Future Projects 25

16.2Step 5: Spatial/Geographically CIA for overlapping Project Areas 26



16.2.1Agra-Aligarh, (EDFC- 3 Area) - comprising of the districts of Agra, Aligarh, Etah, Hathras, & Firozabad. 26

16.2.2Kanpur-Auraiya (EDFC – 2 Area) : comprising of the districts of Kanpur Nagar, Kannauj, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Lucknow & Unnao. 27

16.2.3Allahabad-Varanasi (EDFC -2): comprising of districts Allahabad and Varanasi 27

16.2.4EDFC-1 (Khurja – Bhaupur) – Overlapping areas likely to be impacts are: 28

16.2.5EDFC-2 (Bhaupur – Mughalsarai) - Overlapping areas likely to be impacts are: 28

16.2.6EDFC-3 (Ludhiana – Khurja) - - Overlapping areas likely to be impacts are: 28

16.3Step 6: Transportation network analysis and Modal Shift 28



16.3.1Modal shift in transportation infrastructure due to the EDFC 31

16.3.2Impact on a temporal scale – Stages – level 1, level 2 and level 3: 32

16.3.3Overall Cumulative Impacts due to modal shift (Transportation Network Analysis) 32

16.4Step 7: Cumulative Effects on Identified Resources 33



16.4.1CIA Evaluation : 39

17.SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION 48



List of Annexures


List of Tables




Abbreviations and acronyms

AKIC

:

Amritsar – Kolkata Industrial Corridor

AKICDC




AKIC Development Corporation

CIA

:

Cumulative Impact Assessment

CPM

:

Chief Project Manager

CPRs

:

Common Property Resources

DFC

:

Dedicated Freight Corridor

DFCCIL

:

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited

EA

:

Environmental Assessment

EDFC

:

Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

EIA

:

Environmental Impact Assessment

EM

:

Entitlement Matrix

EMP

:

Environmental Management Plan

GHG

:

Greenhouse Gas(es)

ha

:

hectare

IFC

:

International Finance Corporation

IMC

:

Integrated Manufacturing Cluster

IS

:

Indian Standard (Bureau of Indian Standards)

kmph

:

kilometres per hour

LOA

:

Letter of Acceptance

MoEFCC

:

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

NAAQS

:

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

NGO

:

Non-Governmental Organisation

PAFs

:

Projects Affected Families

PAPs

:

Project Affected Persons

RAP

:

Resettlement Action Plan

RoW

:

Right of Way

RPF

:

Resettlement Policy Framework

Ro-Ro

:

Roll On – Roll Off

RPM

:

Respirable Particulate Matter

SIA

:

Social Impact Assessment

SPM

:

Suspended Particulate Matter

SPV

:

Special Purpose Vehicle

SR

:

Sensitive Receptors

TH

:

Title Holders

VEC

:

Valued Environmental Components

WDFC

:

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor




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