Mayor Phassang inspects progress of SWMP

ITANAGAR, Nov 30: A team of Itanagar Municipal Corporation (IMC), led by its Mayor Tamme Phassang on Wednesday inspected the ongoing project of the Solid Waste Management Plant (SWMP) at Dapo Yarlo, at Chimpu, near here.

The Mayor directed the executing agency to expedite the work of the plant.

“The National Green Tribunal has already imposed fines on IMC for not having proper SWMP to dispose of solid waste. Since the inception of the new IMC our foremost motive was to establish a proper SWMP in the outskirts of the city following the norms of the NGT and this location Dapo Yarlo is the best place,” Phassang said.

He informed that the approach road for the plant is almost completed. However, the executing agency needs to expedite the work so that the IMC could submit the reports to both NGT and State government.

“Once completed, it will be much relief for the state capital, as we don’t have proper SWMP as of now,” Phassang said and added that the IMC team along with the concerned minister would visit the location next month to assess the work.

IMC also like to appeal to all the denizens to extend equal support to make the state capital clean, green, and crime-free capital the mayor said.

Earlier, IMC Commissioner Likha Tejji informed that the Chimpu plant has been invalidated as it was much nearer to the highway. However, the new location is almost three km away from the national highway and appropriate as per NGT norms.

“NGT has already imposed a penalty of Rs one lakh per month until we established an SWMP. So we are pressing our men and machines to complete the project on the stipulated time frame,” Teji added.

Among others, corporators from various wards, ULB director Liyi Bagra, engineers from IMC and other officials also accompanied the mayor during the inspection.

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