31March2020

Andaman Chronicle

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Villagers of Kimius Demand Road Connectivity Between New Locality and Old village

Car Nicobar, June 30: The villagers of the Kimius village of Car Nicobar have once again raised their demand of constructing road between the new place of settlement and the old village. On the Saint Peter Church’s day, last Saturday, the Captain of the village Shri Regonold told that the village had been the worst affected in Car Nicobar. The survivors of the tragedy were settled in new safer place and things were brought to normalcy to a great extent. But in the absence of direct road connectivity between the new residential area and the old village, the miseries are still persistent.

Shri Regonold informed that he raised the demand before the Lt. Governor during his Island’s visit in February this year. The Lt. Governor assured them of constructing this 3.5 kms long road, but many months have passed since then, and nothing has been done in this regard. Justifying the demand he said that the coconut plots are in the old village, and the people often need to go there to collect coconuts. As there is no direct road connectivity, people are bound to travel extra miles through other roads to reach there. Moreover the graveyard is in the old village and one can sense the difficulty, Regonold said. Now the delegation of the Tribal council is expected to go to Port Blair soon, to meet the LG.

Meanwhile the people were seen celebrating the Saint Peter Church’s day on Saturday with great enthusiasm. There was excellent arrangement done for the devotees came from the other villages. Prayer was held in the presence of the Bishop Christopher Paul, in which the choir group of all the 15 villages took part. The visitors took interest in purchasing the home made articles at the stalls. Later Prayer singing competition was also held.