DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF KASHMIR UNDERPASS PROJECT IN FAISALABAD
Journal: Engineering Heritage Journal (GWK)
Author: Muhammad Aurangzaib, Shahbaz Nasir Khan, Muneeb Ahmad, Muhammad Touseef, Abdul Nasir
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Road development projects are important as they provide economical, political and social benefits but delays can occur. EIA is conducted for every project as required by the Environmental Protection Act of 1997 and the Environmental Policy of Pakistan for the purpose of ensuring mitigation of environmental impacts due to project activities. The Kashmir Underpass project in Faisalabad is assigned to FDA, for the purpose of satisfying growing need of traffic load due to population increase in surrounding areas in newly developed societies. This research examines the different factors of project affecting the environment. Questionnaire approach was utilized to gain insights of environmental impacts due to the project. Results showed that 93% of respondents didn’t knew about EIA and why it is necessary. Respondents were facing impacts from dust particles, noise, traffic, business loss etc. These impacts were analyzed and guidelines were developed for EIA of Kashmir Underpass Project.