Port Blair, Sept. 13: The Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary to operate ferry/ship twice a week for Rangat, Mayabunder and Diglipur region from Port Blair, considering the pathetic condition of Andaman Trunk Road.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary of Andaman and Nicobar Administration, the Member Parliament mentioned that after the recent Andaman Trunk Road inspection by the Chief Secretary in Diglipur region, things have begun to improve but still the condition of Andaman Trunk Road in many stretches of North and Middle Andaman viz Kadamtala and Mayabunder regions are unbelievably bad.

The Member of Parliament added that due to heavy rainfall the Andaman Trunk Road is full of mud and ATR passengers, especially the ladies, old age people, children and patients are suffering heavily.

Sharma mentioned that a large number of people from North and Middle Andaman have contacted him and demanded ferry/ship for Rangat, Mayabunder and Diglipur region from Port Blair so that people of North and Middle Andaman can travel via ferry/ship till the ATR conditions improves.