Arunachal: IMC Mayor calls on Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri 


Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC) Mayor Tame Phassang called on union Housing & Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday and apprised him of the need for funds “for integrated drainage system for entire Itanagar area.”

Itanagar, being in a subtropical region, is prone to heavy rainfall, which results in property damages triggered by landslides and flashfloods, Phassang said while explaining the need for an integrated drainage system.

“The minister assured to consider the integrated drainage system project for Itanagar and requirement of the fund sanction,” said a release from the IMC.

“The mayor also raised the matter pertaining to petroleum agency for the whole of Itanagar and thanked the union minister for his assurance to look into the matter of initiating an integrated drainage system for Itanagar,” it said.

The mayor was accompanied by IMC Commissioner Likha Tejji and corporators Tarh Achak, A K Loram, Gyamar Tubin, Lokam Anand, Gyamar Taz and Ruhi Tugung.

Hardeep Singh Puri is a former Indian diplomat who is currently serving as the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs in the Government of India.

He is a 1974 batch Indian Foreign Service officer who served as the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013


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