Port Blair, June 2: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Administration to schedule an all port ship for Nicobar district in ‘to and fro’ journey.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, the Member of Parliament mentioned that for a long time all port ships for Nicobar District (Car Nicobar- Kamorta- Katchal- Teressa- Nancowry- Chowra) is not available.

As the Nicobari families are scattered in different parts of Nicobar District because of marriage, transfer posting etc. Nicobari brothers and sisters need to travel from one Island to other for meeting with their family members and relatives, during festivals, rituals and other family gatherings.

He added that due to non-availability of all port ships for Nicobar District, these Islanders are unable to travel within the District and hence have to suffer mentally and financially. In case of emergency they have to come to Port Blair and then wait for a ship for another Island of Nicobar District, which is not only expensive but also time consuming.