Port Blair, Oct. 8: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has requested the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration for berthing cargo vessels at Mayabunder that are coming from Kolkatta and Chennai for the convenience of local businessmen of North & Middle Andaman and public in general. The berthing of cargo vessels has been stopped at Mayabunder post lockdown ie. March 2020. 

The Member of Parliament said that Mayabunder is the main port serving the local businessmen of Middle and North Andaman district but due to non-berthing of cargo ships at Mayabunder port, the local businessmen of the district are adversely affected. It has also decreased the supply of essential commodities to the getting public, leading to hike in the rates of essential commodities. 

The MP requested the Chief Secretary to look into the matter and allow berthing of cargo vessels at Mayabunder, which will be a big relief to the local businessmen while ensuring that the price of essential commodities are controlled.