Port Blair, Nov. 21: The Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor to start Dornier Aircraft Service for Diglipur region, as it is being done for Campbell Bay region.

In a letter addressed to the Lt. Governor, Kuldeep Rai Sharma today mentioned that resumption of Dornier Service for Campbell Bay region via Car Nicobar Island has proved to be a great blessing for the people of Nicobar District, especially when the third operational helicopter has been withdrawn from service due to technical issues.

He added that now people of North & Middle Andaman region are also demanding similar Dornier flight connectivity as the Diglipur region already has an operation airport at Shibpur.

Sharma pointed out that people of North Andaman region are suffering heavily due to slow speed of ATR upgradation works and adding to their pain the number of helicopter sorties to Diglipur region is also not sufficient to cater to the need of even patients and urgent cases.

He added that a fast mode of transportation is not only for public comfort and convenience but also essential for faster economic growth and overall development of a remote region.

Considering these demands of people of North & Middle Andaman region, the Member of Parliament requested the Lt. Governor to start Dornier Aircraft Service for Diglipur region, as it is being done for Campbell Bay region.

He also requested the Lt. Governor to increase the number of sorties of Dornier Aircraft to Campbell Bay from weekly two to weekly four, as there is only one weekly helicopter sortie scheduled for the remote Island due to repair of third operation helicopter.