Concerned Parties Agree for Roaster System after Series of Meetings

Port Blair, Nov. 18: To streamline the operations of Inland Vessels plying in and around Port Blair, Deputy Commissioner (SA) Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, IAS convened a series of meetings along with Department of Tourism and other key Stakeholders. After due deliberations a roaster system was proposed and all the concerned parties agreed for the same.

A detailed SoP has been devised for the smooth implementation of roaster system and henceforth tickets shall be issued one day in advance from the ticket counter at IP&T and the list will be provided to TSET team well in advance.  All the registered Inland Vessels will be included as per the roaster system. The roaster system will be implemented at RGWSC/ Junglighat jetty to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island / North Bay in the initial phase.

The Deputy Commissioner (SA), appealed to all the concerned to adhere with the SoP. He further added that when the islands are rebooting the tourism activities during the pandemic, it is important to follow the COVID protocols and SOPs and roaster system will help in ensuring the safety of tourists and the operators.

The proposed initiative would bring more transparency into the system and would eliminate the role of middlemen. Also this would facilitate a hassle free tourism in the Islands ensuring all the safety protocols.