Don’t Take it as Criticism Says Local Resident While Questioning Andaman Administration

Port Blair, May 24: A month after the last corona positive case was detected from the containment zone of Pema, Calicut, Teylerabad and adjoining areas, the containment operations though has been scaled down officially, but there seems to be no relief to the sufferings of the people inside. Mustering all courage, a young islander who is a resident of Pema in South Andaman has posed questions before the Hon’ble Prime Minister and others concerned including the Lt. Governor, Chief Secretary, Dy. Commissioner, South Andaman seeking clarifications.

Port Blair, May 24: The Ex-Adhyaksh, Zilla Parishad South Andaman, Miss Mariyam Bibi has appealed to the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Shri Chetan B Sanghi to end containment operations in Bambooflat, Hope Town, Shorepoint, Stewart Gunj, Govindapuram, Nayapuram, Kanyapuram, Wimberly Gunj & Kadakachang and declare the zone as Green Zone.

Port Blair, May 24: The UT Administration of Andaman & Nicobar Islands has framed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed by all passengers, Airports Authority, Airline Operators and others concerned. The SOPs have been framed considering the commencement of domestic flight operations from Monday.

Port Blair, May 24: The domestic flight operations will be commencing from today (25th May 2020). All airlines, including Air India have started ticket booking for May 25 and onwards with the civil aviation department giving a go-ahead to airlines to resume domestic air activities. Bookings had started from May 22 after the directorate general of civil aviation approved the schedule of the airlines. The flight services are beginning after a gap of two months as all flights were cancelled from March 25 onwards owing to the total lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Port Blair, May 24: In addition to the flights commencing operations with effect from 25th May 2020, the GOI/ MHA has also given approval for transportation of stranded personnel. The following sailing has been planned for transportation of stranded personnel to and from Chennai. Sailings to Vishakapatnam and Kolkata will be scheduled subsequently, subject to clearance from the respective states and availability of vessels.

Port Blair to Chennai: MV Nancowry, 1700 Hrs on 26th May 2020.

Chennai to Port Blair: MV Nicobar, 1600 Hrs on 28th May 2020.