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IEE Link Road - Mar 07, 2008

IEE Link Road - Mar 07, 2008

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City District Government Karachi
Karachi Mega City Sustainable Development Program

Initial Environmental Examination
Dualization of Link Road from National
Highway (N-5) to Super Highway (M-9)

Document Stage: Final Report
Document Date: March 07, 2008

The initial environmental examination is a document of the borrower. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of ADB\u2019s Board of Directors, Management, or staff, and may be preliminary in nature.

Karachi Mega City Sustainable Development Program
IEE of Dualization of Link Road from National Highway (N-5) to Super Highway (M-9)
07/03/08
Page 2 of 62
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION.................................................................................. 6
A
Overview.........................................................................................................6
B
Environmental Regulatory Compliance....................................................... 6
C
Environmental Category of the Subproject................................................. 7
D
Objectives and Scope of IEE........................................................................7
E
Report Structure............................................................................................7
II. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT..................................................... 8
A
Background....................................................................................................8
B
Existing Road.................................................................................................9
C
Proposed Development Plan........................................................................9
III. DESCRIPTION OF ENVIRONMENT................................................. 12
A
Environmental Profile of Karachi............................................................... 12

Physical Environment....................................................................................12 Biological Environment.................................................................................. 13 Social and Cultural Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

B
Environmental Conditions of the Existing Road....................................... 15
IV. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND MITIGATION MEASURES...... 19
A
Design Related Impacts and Design Concept. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
B
Sensitive Receptors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
C
Preparing the Contractor(s) to Install Mitigation...................................... 19
D
Construction Related Impacts....................................................................21

Traffic Management.......................................................................................21 Public Safety..................................................................................................21 Land Productivity and Resource Use. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Soil Erosion....................................................................................................22 Soil Contamination.........................................................................................23 Material Management.................................................................................... 23 Water Resources...........................................................................................24 Noise and Dust.............................................................................................. 25 Sanitation and Disease Vectors..................................................................... 26 Traffic Management.......................................................................................26 Enhancements...............................................................................................26

E
Operational Impacts....................................................................................27

Noise.............................................................................................................27 Gaseous Emissions.......................................................................................27 Particle Emissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

Karachi Mega City Sustainable Development Program
IEE of Dualization of Link Road from National Highway (N-5) to Super Highway (M-9)
07/03/08
Page 3 of 62

Hazardous Driving Conditions....................................................................... 28 Soil Erosion....................................................................................................28 Community Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

V. PUBLIC CONSULTATION................................................................ 30
A
Identification of Stakeholders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
B
Consultation with Stakeholders................................................................. 30
VI. INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL
MANAGEMENT PLAN...................................................................... 33
A
Institutional Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
B
Environmental Assessment of Follow-Up Subprojects........................... 36
C
Environmental Management Plan..............................................................36
D
Environmental Monitoring.......................................................................... 37

VII. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS........................................... 41 VIII. CONCLUSIONS................................................................................. 42 Appendix A: Selected Photographs..................................................... 43 Appendix B: Environmental Management Plan.................................. 48

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