Port Blair, June 29: The Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor, A&N Islands to consider construction of transit accommodation /hostel for the construction labours out of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The MP said that the Central Government in accordance with the power conferred under  Section 60 of Building and Other Construction Workers Act 1996, has promulgated specific provision in regard to having transit accommodation/hostel/ labour shed/night shelter etc. for the construction labours under the title 'Housing' for Building and Other Construction Workers’.

In Andaman and Nicobar Islands as majority of building and other construction work are executed in and around the capital city of Port Blair, the construction workers not only from mainland but also residing in various Islands of our Union Territory come to Port Blair in search of job.

In order to mitigate the hardship of the Building and Other Construction workers, the MP requested the Lt. Governor to consider creation of transit accommodation/labour shed with facilities such as crèches, recreation hall, library etc. For this he suggested that 340 sq. mtrs of land standing thereon very old structures in a dilapidated condition at Dairy Farm belonging to Labour department which has been lying vacant, may be earmarked for construction of transit accommodation.