Port Blair, May 23: Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party has written a letters the Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Administration requesting him to provide boats and ships for the stranded residents of Shaheed Dweep and Southern Group of Islands at Port Blair.

Bairagi also spoke to the Chief Secretary over phone and the Chief Secretary informed that the Tribal Council of Car Nicobar has requested the A & N Administration not to allow any ship to their Island considering the large number of COVID-19 cases at Port Blair.

The Chief Secretary also informed that the weather is not favourable currently for sailing of ships and that after the weather improves ship will be arranged for the residents of Hut Bay to travel back to their homes.

Ajoy Bairagi requested the Chief Secretary to at least announce the schedule of the ship so that people can plan their journey to their homes.