Port Blair, Jan. 6: Referring to the letter of ‘Humane Touch’ regarding inadequate ferry services between Chatham – Bambooflat, the State President, BJP Shri R. Mohan has written a letter to the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration wherein he stated that Humane Touch has described the vivid picture of the most inhuman activities and total failure of the Directorate of Shipping Services.

Mohan further stated that, on many occasions the Party had written about the irregular and insufficient ferry services but the only reply from the DSS was “shortage of boats in its fleet”.  Humane Touch had put question mark as to how the MV Afrabay and MV Karmatang, which are declared unfit for operation could not be replaced by the A&N Administration. It smelled fishy and exposes the officials of the DSS. The BJP therefore demanded to set an impartial inquiry board and punish the culprits who are playing with the emotion and lives of the islanders. The State President also requested the CS to order ALHW to work for construction of a bridge in between these two islands.