Port Blair, Sept. 23: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, President, PCC recently met the Chief Secretary Shri Anand Prakash and informed him of the various problems faced by the residents of Campbell Bay. He stated that the present cargo charges of MF SAMSUN is very high than that of private ships.

Sharma said that for carrying one Car from Port Blair to Campbell Bay, MV SAMSUN charges Rs. 53,000/- where as the private ships charges only Rs. 10,000/-for the same Car. Likewise other such charges of MV SAMSUN are also sky touching. 

The PCC President therefore requested the Chief Secretary to reduce the Cargo rate of MF SAMSUN, which should be brought at par with the cargo rate of other private ships. The Chief Secretary has forwarded the demand of the Party to the Director of Shipping services. Accordingly, the Dy Director (SS), referring to the letter has informed the Sharma on 20th September 2012 that the demand of reduction of cargo fare of MF Samsun is being examined by the Directorate and an appropriate and reasonable decision in this context will be taken and conveyed.