Port Blair, May 22: An unusual flooding was noticed at School Line today where the concerned authorities have placed a central median to divide the lanes. The central median which was initially placed from Bhatu Basti area had received much appreciation from the general public, as it had considerably reduced the risk of accidents.

Gradually, by the end of 2023, the concerned authorities had extended the median covering the road area from Minnie Bay to Labma Lane. But this time there was a lot of objection from the commuters as the road crossing distance had been done in a very unplanned manner. The median from School Line extends upto INS Utkrosh gate, which is almost a distance of half a kilometre, with only a man-crossing in front of GSSS School Line. Moreover, when a commuter while proceeding from School Line wishes to take a U-Turn, the U-Turn point in front of INS Utkrosh gate is so narrow that it invites commotion while increasing the risk of accidents in the narrow area in front of INS Utkrosh.

Port Blair, May 22: Andaman & Nicobar Islands are vulnerable to hydro-meteorological disasters which fall in cyclogeneses zone and cyclones form in the Andaman Sea in each year. Heavy monsoon rains cause localized flooding, which occurs regularly in low-lying locations.

Considering that the Southwest monsoon has already advanced into the A&N Islands, the Directorate of Disaster Management, A&N Administration has requested the general public to be prepared to save themselves from heavy rain, strong winds and probable flooding. The monsoon season can cause substantial damage to buildings, property, and infrastructure, but a few essential precautions can help reduce the impact. Here are some important tips to help preparing for the monsoon season:

Diglipur, May 22: Two complaints regarding housebreaking and theft of household articles and a mobile phone were received from two house owners in the Sitanagar area at PS Diglipur. Subsequently, two cases under relevant sections of the IPC were registered at PS Diglipur. Acting promptly, Inspr. K Binoj formed a special investigative team led by SI Dheeraj Kishen, including SI Abdul Shakil, HC V.M. Prasad, PCs Michael Paul, Devsai Toppo, and Aboobaker Siddque, to trace the accused.

Mayabunder, May 22: A review meeting on tele-communication infrastructure was held yesterday under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, North & Middle Andaman, Shri Dilkhush Meena, IAS, with key representatives from leading telecom service providers, including Reliance Jio, Airtel, BSNL, and Vodafone Idea (VI).

Telecom representatives presented their progress of connectivity in remote areas viz., laying of Optical Fibre Cables, towers, coverage, etc.

Port Blair, May 22: The Women Helpline 181, under Directorate of Social Welfare, successfully organized a webinar focused on ‘Awareness on Gender Equality’. This initiative was part of a broader effort to promote gender equality and empower women and children through various support mechanisms, including the newly established Women and Child Development Control Room.