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Only ATM At Mayabunder Remains Out Or Order

There is a single SBI ATM in Mayabunder. It has not been working since last 15 days and the other ATM is at Billiground, a distance of 40 Kms from Mayabunder. As a result, the general public are suffering and literally crying. In case of emergency they are not able to withdraw money. Reliable sources informed me that there is a new machine lying idle, waiting to be installed. Through this letter I wish to bring to the notice of the competent authority on behalf of general public to solve this crisis at the earliest. 

Abdul Siddique,

Panchayat Samiti Member


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Where are the Security Guards?

Everyone has been visiting our one & only Sahara - G B Pant Hospital. We can see the entrance gate of the GBP Hospital occupied by Auto Walas and other Private Vehicles.

24 hr many emergency cases like accident/ serious patient/ doctors on emergency call comes to Hospital, but the ONLY Enterance Gate is occupied by these auto walas who instead of being provided the auto stand  keep their autos, Moreover all the vehicles directly comes to the gate let it be the OPD Patient or the visitors.

The hospital has more than approx 20 security guards sitting idle on the benches, they are least bothered to help the needy patients, which you all could have seen. The guards at the entrance gate are not bothered about the seriousness of the vehicle coming to the Hospital, any delay can cause severe danger to the patient's life, because a delay of second can take Life.

Only Vehicle with the Causality/ Serious Patient/ Ambulance and Doctor’s Vehicle should be allowed till Gate. Rest of the vehicles to be stopped before Entrance Gate and keep the road free for Vehicles.

The Traffic Police has also been posted there for smooth traffic flow, but in vain. If the person violating the rule is challaned and if the Security Guard stops all the vehicles before the entrance a smooth functioning of traffic can be done. A notice board can also be displayed.

I hope the Director DHS will immediately take necessary action, because it is said – “Prevention is better than cure”.

Hament Kumar Dhingra

Goal Ghar

Port Blair.

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Guest house or Rest House?

Diglipur is having a shortage of guest rooms/ bed in comparison to guest/ tourist/ Govt officials on arrival. But some of the govt servants not bothered about that. 

The APWD guest house which is having 40 bed capacities is generally full with guests due to its location in heart of the city and well maintenance of its staff. It is generally accommodated to the guests, tourists and Govt officials on duty.

It is seen that the BDO, Diglipur has been staying in APWD Guest House Diglipur since August 2012 till date, capturing one room permanently in the Guest House for which the visiting govt. officials, tourists & PRI’s etc. are facing problems.

There are no rules for maximum stay but after one week generally the guest has to take Re permission from Asst. commissioner.

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