Port Blair, April 18: Former State President, BJP, A&N Islands, Shri. Vishal Jolly has demanded to restore all convoys in Andaman Trunk operating between Jirkatang to Middle Strait and from Middle Strait to Jirkatang.  The same has been curtailed and restricted to a limited movement due to the COVID pandemic since March 2020. Now the Govt. of India including UT Administration have been revoked Disaster Management Act, which was enforced to impose restriction and containment of COVID-19 in the country.

Due  to  the imposition of  the  above  restriction  of  movement  of  convoy  and essential services has immensely affected. It has also badly affecting the life and livelihood of the entire population living in logistically constrained district of North & Middle Andaman.

Considering the difficulties faced by the commuters especially the islanders of North & Middle Andaman and visiting tourist, Jolly requested the Chief Secretary to restore all convoy trips between Jirkatang to Middle Strait and vice versa as pre-covid practice for the convenience and providing seamless connectivity to commuters.