Port Blair, July 22: The skies of Andaman & Nicobar Islands are poised for a transformative leap as the Airports Authority of India has signed a landmark Operation & Maintenance Agreement with the Union Territory Administration of Andaman & Nicobar Islands today.

The agreement was signed by Shri Vishwendra, Secretary, Civil Aviation, A&N Administration and Shri N V Subbarayudu, Executive Director-II (JVC/PP) Airports Authority of India. As per this agreement, Airports Authority of India will operate and maintain the airports for five years which can be extended for a further period of five years on mutually agreed terms and conditions. Similar agreement for Shibpur Airport was already signed on 01.09.2023.

Port Blair, July 22: The Member of Parliament, Shri Bishnu Pada Ray today took up the matter pertaining to crew members working under the Directorate of Shipping Services, posted in Inter-Island vessels with the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration through a letter.

Wimberly Gunj, July 22: HumaneTouch, in collaboration with NEW CARE CLINIC Bamboo Flat and in association with Gram Panchayat Wimberly Gunj and Kanyapuram, organized a free physiotherapy health camp at Crescent Public School, Wimberly Gunj. The camp was held on July 22, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A total of 54 individuals benefited from the camp, which provided free blood pressure and diabetes testing as well as physiotherapy exercise demonstrations to needy patients.

Port Blair, July 22: Rear Admiral Biplab Hota, VSM on assuming the Charge of Chief of Staff, Andaman & Nicobar Command paid courtesy call on Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), Hon’ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands and Vice-Chairman, Islands Development Agency today at Raj Niwas. Discussed various perspective plans, augmentation of assets, force accretion and other strategic ongoing/planned projects.

Port Blair, July 22: In a proactive step towards fostering community engagement and addressing local concerns, South Andaman Police has launched a public outreach program called “Police Samvaad”. Under this program, regular meetings with different segments of society will be conducted by officers of the ranks of SHOs, SDPOs and SP.

To kickstart this program, meetings were convened with the PRI members on 21/07/2024 at all Police Stations under South Andaman District to articulate the challenges faced by the communities and to present their grievances to the concerned authorities for swift resolution. The meetings were chaired by the SDPOs and SHOs to get to know the society members and getting to know them.