Monday, November 29, 1999

Revamp of Sarai Kale Khan ISBT put on hold

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New Delhi, May 16 (PTI) The Delhi Government''s revamp plan for Inter-state Bus Terminal (ISBT) in Sarai Kale Khan has been put on hold after it failed to meet environmental norms and get a go-ahead from the Fire department. The State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) recently told the project proponent Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) that "the information submitted does not meet the requirement for environmental clearance." The face-lift of the bus hub at South Delhi is part of the state government''s plan to upgrade existing facilities at all Inter-State Bus Terminals (ISBTs) as per global standards to handle an expected increase in passenger volume in view of the Commonwealth Games scheduled for October 3-14. The two other ISBTs which are being developed are Kashmere Gate in Central Delhi and Anand Vihar in East Delhi. The government has allocated Rs 150 crore for redevelopment of Sarai Kale Khan ISBT including construction of two multi-storey blocks with various facilities to cater to the needs of an estimated 4,4800 bus passengers daily. "Based on the information furnished, presentation made and discussions held, the Committee suggested to the project proponent that the information submitted does not meet the requirement for environmental clearance," a SEAC member said. The panel has sought the conceptual plan of the project including a detailed area statement (total and individually for both A and B Blocks/Terminals) and incremental pollution load by the vehicular movement. "The project proponent has also been asked to identify a location for Ambient Air Monitoring Station for DPCC and clearance from the Chief Fire Officer," the official said. PTI AJ KKE.

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