Form for seeking prior approval of Central Government under section 2 of the Forest(Conservation) Act,1980 for Diversion of fresh forest area
(To be filled up by User Agency)
A. General Details
A-1. Project Details
  (i). Proposal No. : FP/KA/ROAD/49295/2020   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : Development of Bangalore Ring Road ((STRR) Phase-II NH-948A) from Ramanagara to Peddamadhagondapalli (Km 82.200 to 140.000) - 57.800 km in District Ramanagara and Bangalore Urban of Karnataka State and District Krishnagiri of Tamil Nadu State.   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : The proposed project is a linear Greenfield alignment with a general ROW of 70m for 6 lane configuration. In BNP ROW considered as 28.5m. This application is for Karnataka state portion.   (iv). State : Karnataka   (v). Category of the Proposal : Road   (vi). Shape of forest land proposed to be diverted : Linear   (vii). Estimated cost of the Project(Rupees in lacs) : 228400   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 11   (ix). Non-forest land required for this project(in ha.): 496.7931   (x). Total period for which the forest land is proposed to be diverted(in years): 99
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : NATIONAL HIGHWAYS AUTHORITY OF INDIA PIU BANGALORE EXPRESSWAY   (ii). Address1 : 718, 11th Cross, 20th Main, Padmanabha Nagara, Bengaluru   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Karnataka   (v). District : Bangalore Urban   (vi). Pin : 560070   (vii). Landmark : Near Padmanabha nagara, BSNL Tel-Exchange   (viii). Email address :   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 80-26694383   (x). Fax No. : 80-   (xi). Mobile No. : 8762722834   (xii). Website (if any) :   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central Government
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: S   (ii). Middle Name: P   (iii). Last Name: Somashekar   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Project Director   (vi). Address 1: Sy. no .13, 14th km, Nagasandra, Bengaluru - Tumkur Road (NH-4) , Bengaluru 560073   (vii). Address 2: PIU Banglore   (viii). State: Karnataka   (ix). District: Bangalore Urban   (x). Tehsil: Bangalore North   (xi). Pin: 560073   (xii). Landmark: Beside Nagasandra Metro Station   (xiii). Email Address:   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 80-26694383   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9980097471   (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
List of proposal submitted in Past Proposal Status. Proposal No. Moef File No. Area Proposed for Diversion(Ha.) Area Diverted(Ha.) Date of In-Principle Approval Date of Final Approval
B-2. Details of forest land proposed to be diverted
B-2.1 Details of Divisions involved
Details of Divisions involved Division Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Bannerghatta National Park110
3.Bangalore Urban0214.3356
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Bangalore Urban0214.3356
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
14Turakara Hosahalli019.0814
26Agasa Thimmanahalli012.8934
27Chikka Hosahalli08.4581
30Pattanagere Gollahalli014.2263
Total 11 496.7931
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
Total 10.9953 496.793
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Bannerghatta National Park
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 11   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : One
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).
1.11    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): 350   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 109500
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?: No
H. Status of Environmental Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project requires Clearance under the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 ? : Yes   (a). Status of the Environmental Clearance to the Project: EC application yet to be submitted
I. Status of Wildelife Clearance
  (i). Whether the Project or a part thereof is located in any Protected Area or their Eco sensitive zone? : Yes   (a). Whether Project or a part thereof is located within a Protected Area ? : Yes   (b). Status of approval of the Supreme Court : Application yet to b   (ii). Status of approval of the Standing Committee of National Board for the Wildlife(NBWL) to the Project : Approval obtained   (a). MoEF File No : F.No.WL-6/144/2023-WL   (b). Copy of approval of Standing of the NBWL:   (c). Date of Approval : 08 Dec 2023
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? : No
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
S.No Documents
1Component wise break-up of Forest Land
2Forest GPS Information
3General Arrangement Drawing of Viaduct with Typical Cross Section
4Survey number wise Forest Map
5Survey number wise Non-forest area
6NHAI reply for letter number KFD/HOFF/A5-4(GFL)/09/2018-FC dated 16.10.2020
7Undertaking for Payment of Compensatory Afforestation
8Undertaking to Pay Additional Cost of Net Present Value
9Feasibility Report
10Acknowledgement letter towards submission of additional 6 sets of proposal to DCF Bengaluru Urban
11Reply of Query Related with Additional Info. sought by 'DFO' dated 10 May 2022
12Reply to DCF letter dated 07.05.2022 enclosing the approval of SCNBWL
13Approval Letter of Wildlife Clearance from NBWL