Port Blair, Nov. 24: A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party, A&N Islands, led by its State President, Shri Ajoy Bairagi met Hon'ble Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Ayush, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday. Shri Bairagi discussed some vital issues pertaining to the development of Islands.

In his letter submitted to the Union Minister, Bairagi highlighted various issues like Construction of Deep Water Harbour at Diglipur which is a long pending demand of the people of North Andaman. He also emphasized on opening of a ticket counter at Billiground, which will help them book tickets. At present they are forced to travel to Mayabunder to do so.

He also raised a vital issue of empowering and giving the complete responsibility of Construction and Development of ports to ALHW, which at present is taken care of APWD. He also raised the importance of availability of Dry Dock and Allowing Foreign Flagged vessel to dock at the any port of the Islands like other part of India.

Bairagi also raised some vital points relating to Tourism sector like Construction of Yatch Marina in Islands, Construction of modern Cruise Terminal at Port Blair, Construction of Sea Plane dome at Port Blair, Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, Long Island and Diglipur, emphasizing on Marketing to bring in more foreign vessel to call at Port Blair and to make Port Blair a Cruise Hub for vessel to trade within between Andaman & Nicobar Islands and South East Asia. The Union Minister has assured that all the points raised will be looked into with priority.