PUDUCHERRY: Chief Minister N Rangasamy, on Sunday, said he would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to release the interim relief of `182.45 crore as sought by his administration, immediately. He also exuded confidence that his demand would be met.
Speaking to reporters after the 9-member inter-ministerial called on him at his office, he said the amount sought is towards providing relief to those who had lost their crops and houses besides restoring the infrastructure of the UT. He added that after the submission of the report by the central team, he would meet the Prime Minister, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and seek more funds for the development of Puducherry.
When asked about the damaged roads, he said they would be repaired on a war-footing once the current spell of rain gets over.