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Investigation of Proposed Infrastructure Developments in Beypore Port, using Rapid Impact Assessment Matrix (RIAM)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Civil Engineering, Adithya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
  • 2Department of Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 5, Issue (11), Pages 56-64, November,22 (2016)


This research illustrates the environmental impact assessment of Beypore port infrastructure developments in Calicut. It examines and presents a translucent atmosphere with various parameters and alternatives as a result of RIAM Analysis, which considers all major components as follows: (PC) Physiochemical, (BE) Bioecological, (SC) Sociocultural and (EO) Economical- Operational. These components are then evaluated using a collective criteria common to all direct and indirect impacts concern. The reviewed impacts will be scaled using RIAM analysis. This matrix will be applied to the environmental impact assessment for the planned infrastructure developments at Beypore Port area. It will be shown that the development of Beypore Port region will have a tremendous optimistic effect economically and socially but a modest pessimistic effect with respect to Physiochemical and Bioecological components.


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