Port Blair, June 23: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to construct a 100 bedded ‘North & Middle Andaman Guest House’ for the general public of North & Middle Andaman and a 100 bedded ‘Nicobar Guest House’ for tribal brothers and sisters as well as general public of Nicobar District at any prominent location of Port Blair city.

He mentioned that such guest houses will be immensely beneficial for the general public of all remote Islands, where they can stay safely by paying minimum cost for their accommodation.

The Member of Parliament added that G B Pant Hospital being the lone referral hospital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, thousands of patients from remote Islands are referred to G B Pant Hospital for specialist treatment every month. For these patients and their family members such Guest Houses will be a blessing.

In his letter addressed to the Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament mentioned at Port Blair due to lack of any affordable accommodation all these Islanders of Nicobar District as well as North & Middle Andaman Islands have to pay heavily for lodging at Port Blair.

Many Islanders, including farmers, students as well as small business owners, who visit Port Blair for Medical Treatment, Education, Job Applications, Officials works etc. can’t pay such heavy cost of private accommodations and hence they face huge trouble at Port Blair.