Andaman & Nicobar Administration Joins the Battle Expressing its Concerns for the Stranded

Port Blair, May 22: After the letter battle and competition of the political parties and trade unions on transportation of the stranded did not yield results, the Andaman & Nicobar Administration has come up with a release now stating that it is making all out efforts to transport the stranded personnel by the fastest means available. It is astonishing that the same Andaman & Nicobar administration which was not decided on whether to transport the stranded before or after the lockdown, now announces its concern for the stranded. The kind of approach of the authorities in the A&N Administration has only proved that they are no less when it comes to the competition of becoming the messiah for the stranded. 

Port Blair, May 22: The areas of Bambooflat, Hopetown, Shorepoint, Stewartgunj, Nayapuram, Kanyapuram, Wimberlygunj (part), Jadakachang & Govindpuram were designated as Containment Zone in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Port Blair, May 21: To achieve minimum movement of PDS beneficiaries for maintaining social distancing during the COVID-19 situation, the UT Administration has decided to issue foodgrains (Rice) for two months (June & July 2020) in one go during June 2020 itself in the entire UT. All the ration card holders have been informed to purchase the foodgrains as per their entitlement for two months in June 2020.

Port Blair, May 22: The BSNL, A&N Telecom Circle in a press release said that the cyclone Amphan has resulted in the poor services of BSNL in the islands.

All major communication links between Port Blair and Kolkata were interrupted due to the damage caused by Super Cyclone AMPHAN on 20th May 2020. Satellite links from Port Blair Telephone Exchange is through ISRM’s satellites. The satellite links at Kolkata are connected through Kulpi Earth Station, explained BSNL through the release.

Due to the difficult terrain of these places, Soren said a viable solution would be to lift them by air. He mentioned a similar letter written on May 12 requesting permission to airlift and bring back the people stranded in Andaman and Nicobar islands.

New Delhi, May 21: Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah requesting permission to operate chartered flights to evacuate the state's migrant workers stranded in Ladakh and in a few states in the northeast. This is the second such letter written by Soren requesting permission to run chartered flights.