STATEMENT OF INTENT
The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation firmly believes in a “development which meets the needs of thepresent without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. Thiscommitment towards sustainable development is manifested clearly in our corporate culture, even aswe continue to build a world-class metro.It is the intent of KMRC to demonstrate continual improvement in its environmental managementsystem during construction of the underground phase of the East West Corridor.This manual represents the minimum standards that the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation will accept onmatters of Environment. It lays down the guidance for environmental protection measures to beadopted as part of mitigation strategy for overcoming adverse environmental impacts duringconstruction. It suggests environmental friendly construction practices that the contractors areencouraged to adopt in order to contain various types of pollutants and impacts that may begenerated due to construction activities.The Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation actively supports the efforts and initiatives that are instigated bythe Contractors and sub-contractors in their efforts for achieving good standards of Environment onthe project. The Corporation will use its best endeavors to ensure that all of the Contractorsemployed on the Project achieve these Standards.