Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Thursday said that strict action must be taken against all unlawful occupants of government land.

“Encroachment, particularly that of government land must be stopped immediately, and encroachers must be made accountable for their illegal activities,” the governor said during his meeting with Urban Development minister Kamlung Mosang at Raj Bhawan here.

Mishra said corrective actions must be made boldly visible on the ground, and a strong message must go out that “encroachment will not be tolerated”.

He further suggested a thorough investigation in all reported and noticed cases of encroachment.

The governor also shared his concern regarding the solid and liquid waste management plant, which is lying unused and defunct at Chimpu near here.

He advised that corrective action in this regard must be taken immediately.

Matters related to the strategic 157-km long Miao-Vijaynagar Road were also discussed during the meeting.

Mishra suggested Mossang, who is also the local legislator of the area, that the supply orders for 11 bridges required on the road must be placed soon for their manufacturing.

He further emphasized that the abutments and embankments for the launching of these bridges must be prepared soon so that there is no loss of time.

The governor said the acid test of the road will be when a city bus will be able to operate from Miao to Vijaynagar nonstop, in all weather conditions throughout the year.

He also informed about the assistance offered by the Indian Army in the completion of the vital road, which must be studied seriously and availed of as needed by the state.

Meet with Mayor

Itanagar Municipal Corporation Mayor Tame Phassang also called on the governor on the day.

Matters related to the public interest, including cleanliness in the Itanagar Capital Region encroachment of public land and the region’s solid and liquid waste disposal facilities, were discussed during the meeting.

Emphasising better health and sanitation facilities for the public, the governor advised the mayor to reactivate the solid waste management plant at Chimpu.

He also asked the mayor to remove puddles and muddy filth from the roadside in the heart of the city by making proper drainage in such spots.

The governor stressed judicious use of land and strictly upholding the building construction regulations to prevent human casualties during natural and manmade disasters.

He further asked the mayor to vacate all encroachments on government land, parks and public places.

He also urged the mayor to properly monitor the water supply for the households, so that the denizens of the state capital enjoy proper day to day living amenities.

Mishra further advised Phassang to involve the youths in the city’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He stressed proper maintaining of the existing urban amenities and facilities such as parks, gardens and playgrounds.

He also suggested preparing a detailed paper on all aspects of public amenities after due studies and make proper plans keeping in mind the necessities of the people for a period of a minimum of 15 years.

Phassang on his part assured the governor to personally address and monitor the issues raised in the meeting.

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