The KCRC has submitted new proposals to the Government for its planned rail extension from Hunghom to Tsim Sha Tsui. Raymond Wong, spokesman for the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, said a revised plan to reduce excessive construction noise and minimise damage to Signal Hill was submitted to the Environmental Protection Department two weeks ago. The Post revealed yesterday that a report submitted in September did not meet either the environmental requirements or the technical memorandum of the Environmental Impact Assessment Ordinance, and was rejected. That plan would have produced an unacceptable noise of between 77 and 92 decibels for up to 20 months in Tsim Sha Tsui, even if mitigation measures were adopted. It would also have shaved one side of Signal Hill, cut down more than 200 trees and caused major disruption to the Middle Road Children's Playground off Salisbury Road. Mr Wong declined to say how the new plans would reduce that negative impact. He said the project would not be delayed - work would begin late next year and end in 2004, as scheduled. The corporation claimed the re-submission was 'normal for a project of this size and complexity'. But a department spokesman confirmed it was the first time the department had advised an applicant that its initial report failed to meet requirements. The department said the revised report was being studied.