FORM - A
Form for seeking prior approval of Central Government under section 2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980 for Diversion of fresh forest area
PART - I
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/UK/RAIL/34889/2018   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Development of 126 KM long Broad gauge new rail link between Rishikesh - Karanprayag in the state of Uttarakhand, India. (Part-I)(Additional Land for Adit)   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : The diversion of Forest land proposal in favour of Indian Railways for the entire project is being submitted in two phases. In Phase-I, from Km 0 to Km 6 falling in Dehradun F.D. and in Phase-II from Km 6 to Km 126 falling in various other F.D.This Additional Land is Situated in Phase-II at Chain   (iv). State : Uttarakhand   (v). Category of the Proposal : Railway   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 1500000   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 1.5205   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 0   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 99
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : RAIL VIKAS NIGAM LIMITED   (ii). Address1 : Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. 1st Floor, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi.   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Delhi   (v). District : New Delhi   (vi). Pin : 110066   (vii). Landmark : NIL   (viii). Email address : gmp1@rvnl.org   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 11-26738299   (x). Fax No. : 11-26182957   (xi). Mobile No. : 9560697053   (xii). Website (if any) : www.rvnl.org   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central PSU
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: BHANU   (ii). Middle Name: NIL   (iii). Last Name: PRAKASH   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: GENERAL MANAGER PROJECTS-1   (vi). Address 1: Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. 1st Floor, August Kranti Bhawan, Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi.   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: Delhi   (ix). District: South   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 110066   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: gmp1@rvnl.org   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 11-26738503   (xv). Fax No.: 01126182957   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9560697053   (xvii). Copy of documents in support of the competence/authority of the person making this application to make application on behalf of the User Agency:
B. Details of land required for the Project
B-1. Details of proposal seeking prior approval of Central Government under the Act for diversion of forest land for the Project already submitted in the past
Proposal Submitted in Past
S.no Proposal Status. Proposal No. Moef File No. Area Proposed for Diversion(Ha.) Area Diverted(Ha.) Date of In-Principle Approval Date of Final Approval
1ApprovedFP/UK/RAIL/16947/20158B/UCP/07/31/2018/FC500.5996500.599629 Aug 201720 Feb 2018
2ApprovedFP/UK/RAIL/14375/20158B/UCP/07/196/2015-FC63.42263.42210 Oct 201627 Apr 2017
Total 564.0216 564.0216
B-2. Details of forest land proposed to be diverted
B-2.1 Details of Divisions involved
Details of Divisions involved
S.no Division Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Rudraprayag1.52050
Total1.52050
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Rudraprayag1.52050
Total1.52050
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Punar1.52050
Total 1.5205 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Railway line (Other than yard & stations but incl.0.8618818780
2Railway Line in Tunnel0.65860269150
Total 1.5204845695 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Rudraprayag
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 1.5205   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Two
Segment wise details
Segments Segment Area(in ha.) Kml File of Segments
(To view KML file on google the same may be downloaded and then open if in google earth install in your computer).
1.0.861881878    View File
2.0.65861466915    View File
  (iii). Copy of Survey of India Toposheet indicating boundary of forest land proposed to be diverted:   (iv). Scanned copy of the Geo-referenced map of the forest land proposed to be diverted prepared by using GPS or Total Station:
D. Justification for locating the Project in forest land and details of alternatives examined:
  (i). Copy of note containing justification for locating the Project in forest land:   (ii). Whether a copy of map indicating location of alternative examine is required to be provided: Yes   (a). Copy of map indicating location of alternative examined:
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 2   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 42455
F. Displacement of People due to the Project, if any
  (i). Whether Project involves displacement?: No
G. Details of Cost-Benefit analysis for the Project
  (i). Whether the Project requires Cost-Benefit analysis?: Yes   (a). Copy of Cost-Benefit analysis:
H. Status of Environmental Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project requires Clearance under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 ? : No
I. Status of Wildelife Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in any Protected Area or their Eco sensitive zone? : No
J. Applicability of special provisions governing Scheduled Areas
  (i).Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in a Scheduled Area? : No
K. Status of settlement of rights under the Forest Rights Act,2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted
  (i). Whether the process for settlement of Rights under the Forest Rights Acts 2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted has been completed? : Yes   (a). Copy of documentry evidence in support of settlement of rights under the Forest Rights Act,2006 on the forest land proposed to be diverted:
L. Details of land identified for Compensatory Afforestation
  (i). Whether non-forest or Revenue forest land is required to be provided by User Agency?: Not Applicable   (ii). Whether the area of non-forest land or Revenue forest land required to be provided by User Agency for raising Compensatory Afforestation is less than area of forest land proposed to be diverted ?: Not Applicable   (iii) . Reason for not providing Non-Forest Land: Not Applicable
Additional information Details
Documents
S.No Documents
Remarks
1Format-42 CA Estimate by DFO Rudraprayag.
2Format-43 Suitability Certificate given by DFO Rudraprayag.
3Format-44 Digital Map of CA on Toposheet.
4Format-45 CA Map with GPS Reading.
5Undertaking by UA reg payment of cost of NPV & CA and Cert of Min Land
6Land Schedule of RF Land
7Muck Disposal Plan with maps of complete Project
8CB Analysis calculation(For entire Project)this proposal is also part of priviously submitted Proposal.
9Clarification regarding Railway Line Infrastructure Project as Linear Project.
10Format 6 for Initial joint inspection Report
11Format 8 - Covering letter of Toposheet
12Format 9 - Covering letter of DGPS Map
13Format 10 - Covering letter of KML File
14Format 12 - Covering letter of KML File showing 3 alternative alignment
15Format 13 - Covering letter for comparison between identified alignment
16Format 14 - Certificate of non availability of alternative land and demand of minimum Forest Land
17Format 18 - Certificate of no work at site at present.
18Format 19 - Detail of Trees affected.
19Format 20 - Evaluation of Trees affected.
20Format 21 - List of Trees proposed to be felled.
21Format 23 - (Not applicable) Certificate of in case no tree is affected.
22Format 24 - Certificate of minimum trees to be felled.
23Format 25 - Certificate of Arial distance of project from protected area.
24Format 31 (Not Applicable) format of Hydro power project exclusively.
25Format 46 for Estimate enclosed in Format 42.
26Format 49 Muck Dumping Plan Covering Letter.
27Format 50 Estimate of NPV.
28Format 52 Estimate of RCC Pillar.
29Name of Village Punad has been entered in separate attendance sheet of Village level committee meeting for FRA Documents.
30In reply to observation no. 1,2 & 3 of EDS it is clarified that as per para 3.2(viii) (b) of Guidelines issued by MoEF&CC ,No compensatory afforestation shall be insisted upon in respect of proposals involving diversion of forest land up to one Hectare.
31Reply to Observations with MOEF&CC Guidelines.
32Reply of EDS Dt. 23-10-2018
33Reply of EDS/Queries raised by RO office vide letter no. 2311 Dated 28.02.2019
34Format 53 (Not Applicable) Format for Lease renewal.
35Format 54 Certificate of non violation of FC act 1980.
36Format 55 (Not Applicable) Format for CAT Plan for Hydro Power Project.
37Reply of EDS dt: 07.01.2019 regarding Final approval of past submitted proposals.
38Demarcation of RF Land Proposed for Diversion was completed on 13.10.18 by fixing 14 Angle iron on ground in Rudraprayag Reserve-1 of Rudraprayag range. 14no. of affected trees were numbered with red paint on 15.10.18 and RO Rudraprayag was requested for spot verification.