Port Blair, July 15:  A Delegation of AATO led by its President M. Vinod met Shri Tarun Coomar, PCCF at his office and discussed the issue of closure of Elephant Beach, Swaraj Dweep.

The PCCF was kind enough to listen to the Delegation and spoke to the DFO, Swaraj Dweep and it was made clear by the Forest Department that Elephant Beach was not closed by forest Department and the same was closed by Port Management Board citing Weather Conditions. 

The PCCF heard all other issues raised by the Delegation and assured to look into the matter at the earliest. The Delegation of AATO will now take up the matter of Closure of Elephant Beach with concerned authorities and request to open the island for tourists immediately. The delegation consisted of Shri K. Hamza, Krishna Saha and Vivek Singh.