Port Blair, Dec. 12: Replying to the question raised by the Member of Parliament, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray on NOC to Andaman Marine Drive by the Andaman and Nicobar Command, the Minister of Defence, Shri A.K. Anthony on 3rd Dec. 2012 stated in the floor of the Lok Sabha that the A&N Administration submitted the proposal for Andaman Marine Drive passing through defence land in Haddo and Minnie Bay area. A&N Command has advised the A&N Administration to exclude defence area and re-align Andaman Marine Drive considering plans of Navy and Coast Guard for additional infrastructure in the area.

The proposal along with comments of Andaman and Nicobar Command has been considered at Naval Headquarters and being adjacent of the AMD through Haddo area is not recommended being adjacent to sensitive defence installation.

The question was raised by the Mp vide his Lok Sabha unstarred Q. No. 1437 wherein he had asked whether any proposal has been made by A&N Administration for Andaman Marine Drive from Haddo Jetty to Dundas Point and whether the Navy proposed to consider the issue of NOC for the same.