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/WB/RAIL/40708/2019   (ii). Name of Project for which Forest Land is required : SIVOK RANGPO NEW BG RAIL LINE PROJECT   (iii). Short narrative of the proposal and Project/scheme for which the forest land is required : The Proposed Rail Link between Sivok - Rangpo connects the state of Sikkim with the rest of country. Sivok is an existing station on New Jalpaiguri–Alipurdwar-Guwahati Railway line (35 kms from New Jalpaiguri ) of N. F. Railway and Rangpo is a border town of Sikkim.Sikkim at present is connected b   (iv). State : West Bengal   (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) : 408569   (viii). Area of forest land proposed for diversion(in ha.): 12.3786   (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): 80
A-2. Details of User Agency
  (i). Name : NORTH EAST FRONTIER RAILWAY   (ii). Address1 : Office of the General Manager, NF Railway,Maligaon,Guwahati   (iii). Address2 : NIL   (iv). State : Assam   (v). District : Kamrup   (vi). Pin : 781011   (vii). Landmark : NIL   (viii). Email address : ceiii@nfr.railnet.gov.in   (ix). Landline Telephone No. : 631-2571794   (x). Fax No. : 631-0   (xi). Mobile No. : 9957556202   (xii). Website (if any) : NIL   (xiii). Legal status of User Agency : Central Government
A-3. Details of Person Making Application
  (i). First Name: V   (ii). Middle Name: K   (iii). Last Name: Meena   (iv). Gender: Male   (v). Designation: Dy.CE/Con/NJP   (vi). Address 1: Office of the Dy.CE/Con, New Jalpaiguri   (vii). Address 2: NIL   (viii). State: West Bengal   (ix). District: Jalpaiguri   (x). Tehsil: NIL   (xi). Pin: 734101   (xii). Landmark: NIL   (xiii). Email Address: dyceconnjp@gmail.com   (xiv). Landline Telephone No.: 353-2691216   (xv). Fax No.: NIL   (xvi). Mobile No.: 9002046215   (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/SK/RAIL/141727/2021NA0.15820.158214 May 202014 Aug 2020
Total 0.1582 0.1582
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.Darjeeling Wildlife1.52780
2.Darjeeling4.23620
3.Kalimpong Forest Division6.61460
Total12.37860
B-2.2 Details of Districts involved
District wise breakup
S.no District Name Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1.Darjeeling12.37860
Total12.37860
B-2.3 Village wise breakup
Villages wise breakup
S.no Village Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1Mahanada Wild Life1.52780
2Darjeeling Forest Division4.23620
3Kalimpong Forest Division6.61460
Total 12.3786 0
B-2.4 Component wise breakup
Component wise breakup
S.no Component Forest Land(ha.) Non-Forest Land(ha.)
1T1 Adit tunnel0.6920
2T1 Adit portal & access road0.83580
3T6 Adit tunnel0.42880
4T6 Adit portal0.3360
5T6 adit access road0.48960
6T7 Adit tunnel0.4610
7T7 Adit Portal2.3840
8T7 adit access road0.13680
9T8 Adit tunnel0.25680
10T8 adit portal0.4080
11T10 Adit-1 Tunnel0.64480
12T10 Adit-1 Portal1.20
13T10 Adit -1 Access Road0.1750
14T10 Adit-2 Tunnel0.79360
15T10 Adit-2 Portal1.240
16T11 Adit tunnel0.75360
17T11 Adit Portal0.72450
18T10 Adit-2 Access Road0.418250
Total 12.37855 0
C. Maps of forest land proposed to be diverted
Division 1. : Darjeeling
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 4.2362   (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).
1.1.2544    View File
2.2.9818    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:
Division 2. : Darjeeling Wildlife
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 1.5278   (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).
1.1.5278    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:
Division 3. : Kalimpong Forest Division
  (i). Area of forest land proposed to be diverted(in ha.) : 6.6146   (ii). Nature of the Project: Linear   (b). No. of Segments : Four
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).
1.0.6648    View File
2.2.0198    View File
3.2.4518    View File
4.1.4781    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: No   (a). Reason for not providing such map: no other alternate land is available for adit tunn
E. Employment likely to be generated
  (i). Whether the Project is likely to generate employment ?: Yes   (ii). Permanent/Regular Employment(Number of persons): 0   (iii). Temporary Employment(Number of person-days): 10000
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? : Yes   (a). Whether Project or a part thereof is located within a Protected Area ? : Yes   (b). Status of approval of the Supreme Court : Approval obtained   (c). Date of Approval : NIL   (d).Copy of the approval of the Supreme Court:   (ii). Status of approval of the Standing Committee of National Board for the Wildlife(NBWL) to the Project : Approval obtained   (a). MoEF File No : 6-48/2015-WL(34TH MEETING)   (b). Copy of approval of Standing of the NBWL:   (c). Date of Approval : 30 Jun 2015
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
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