Port Blair, March 17: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands to arrange for a sailing of a ship to Visakhapatnam during the first week of summer vacation from Port Blair via Hut Bay.

In a letter addressed to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor the Member of Parliament mentioned that during his recent visit to the Little Andaman, he was made aware of the hardships and difficulties faced by a large number of people in travelling to Visakhapatnam.

He said that every year, these people are required to travel to Port Blair and then wait for a ship to Visakhapatnam and again avail a sailing from Port Blair to Visakhapatnam during Summer Vacation and vice versa. This is not only a painful and expensive process but also poses significant challenges for people with limited earnings.

He mentioned that this sailing would allow atleast 200 people to avail a direct sailing to Visakhapatnam from Hut Bay, which would significantly reduce their travel time and expenses.

The Member of Parliament also urged the Hon’ble Lt. Governor to arrange for a similar return sailing before the end of summer vacation so that these people can return to Hut Bay directly from Visakhapatnam.