Port Blair, April 13: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Secretary of Shipping, A&N Administration to provide ships for Car Nicobar and Kamorta Islands on priority.

In a letter addressed to the Secretary Shipping, the MP informed that a large number of residents of Kamorta Island are stranded at Port Blair since the last few days due to unavailability of ships.

Many tribal people from Kamorta and Car Nicobar Islands had come to Port Blair for various purposes but are now unable to return to their respective Island due to non-availability of ship for the last 15 days (approximately). 

The Member of Parliament mentioned that they have to pay a heavy amount for daily boarding and lodging facilities at Port Blair and you are aware that many tribal families are not financially very sound to afford to pay for boarding and lodging for such a long period.

Considering the hardship being faced by the tribal people, the MP requested the Secretary of Shipping Services to provide a ship for Car Nicobar and Kamorta Islands at the earliest.