Port Blair, May 24: The general public have been informed that due to prevailing adverse weather conditions, keeping in view the safety of the passengers and vessels the following amendments have been made by the Directorate of Shipping Services in the announced schedule.

MV SWARAJ DWEEP: The vessel scheduled for Vizag on 25.05.2024 (Sat) at 1000 Hrs from Port Blair and her return voyage from Vizag to Port Blair on 30.05.2024 (Thus) at 1000 Hrs has been postponed. Now, the vessel will sail for Vizag on 27.05.2024 (Mon) at 1400 Hrs from Haddo Wharf and will sail back to Port Blair on 01.06.2024 (Sat) at 1000 Hrs from Vizag. Passengers who wish to cancel their tickets due to above changes in announced schedule are entitled for full refund on cancellation.

Port Blair, May 24: The general public have been informed that, due to prevailing adverse weather conditions and inadequate night navigational aid at Shaheed Dweep Jetty, the schedule of the foreshore sector vessels to Swaraj Dweep via Shaheed Dweep departure from Port Blair at 1500 Hrs has been preponed to 1430 Hrs with effect from 25.05.2024.

Port Blair, May 23: Considering the soaring airfare in Port Blair mainland sector, the Member of Parliament, A&N Islands, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Hon’ble Lt. Governor to operate chartered flights on Port Blair-Kolkata, Port Blair-Chennai, and Port Blair-Visakhapatnam sectors.

In a letter addressed to the Hon’ble Lt. Governor, the Member of Parliament mentioned that the current airfare rates have reached an alarming level, severely impacting the residents of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Port Blair, May 24: The general public have been informed that as per the instructions of the Election Commission of India, a modus operandi has been evolved for receiving counting related information and complaints of the general public round the clock through Helpline Number 1950 which will be available for operation from 01/06/2024.