Port Blair, Feb 10: Shri Rakeshwar Lall, State President, Hindu Rashtra Shakti, Andaman & Nicobar Islands has appealed to all voters in A&N Islands to use their right to vote. He also appealed to respect the SOPs related to COVID 19 pandemic. Shri Angshuman Roy, State General Secretary (Youth) also called upon the islanders to come forward and participate in the biggest festival of democracy on 06.03.2022 i.e. the forthcoming Municipal & Panchayat Elections 2022.

It is brought to the notice of the general consumers and government departments that power supply will remain suspended at the following area on 12.02.2022 (Saturday) from 0730 Hrs. to 1230 Hrs. in connection with urgent breakdown maintenance on 4-pole structure opposite to Hanuman Temple, Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair.

Port Blair, Feb. 10: During the RT-PCR test conducted on 142 passengers who arrived here yesterday, 3 positive cases have been detected. Today, 10 flights with 1326 passengers arrived, out of which,1061passengers were vaccinated with both doses while RT-PCR test was conducted on 246 passengers (11foreign travellers) and the reports are awaited. 

During RAT conducted on 52 passengers bound for North & Middle Andaman at Ferrargunj, no positive case has been detected. At Mohanpura Bus Terminus, test was conducted on 50 passengers, no positive case have been detected.  At Phoenix Bay Jetty, 35 passengers were tested with RAT, no positive case has been detected. RT-PCR was conducted on 14 crew members of MV Strait Island, the report of which is awaited. Today, till 3pm, 1259 eligible beneficiaries were vaccinated.

Port Blair, Feb. 10: The vaccination drive is continuing smoothly in A&N Islands. As per data available, a total of 6,05,853 beneficiaries in the age group of 18 and above have been vaccinated so far in A&N Islands. Similarly, 22,981 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the age group of 15 to 18 years against the target beneficiaries of 23,000.The number of beneficiaries administered precautionary dose of vaccine so far stood at 7551.

Member of Parliament Suggests Setting up of Power Storage/Backup Units for Solar Plants

Port Blair, Feb 9: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Administration to direct the Electricity Department to plan setting up power storage/backup units in all solar plants to deal with frequent power cut problem in South Andaman area.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary, the Member of Parliament mentioned that frequent power cuts are causing serious inconvenience to the public and many islands have already suffered losses due to damage of their electrical appliances due to such power cuts, which numbers around 10-12 power cuts in day.