Friday night boat services between PB-MB likely to resume soon

Report by: 
KURMA RAO
Mayabunder
9 Nov 2017

In the wake of complaints of commuters facing hardships on the battered Andaman Trunk Road in North and Middle Andaman, the district administration of the region is reportedly taking steps to resume Friday night boat services between Mayabunder and Port Blair. According to reports, the Deputy Commissioner of North and Middle Andaman has taken up the issue with the Department of Shipping and a decision in this regard is likely soon.
Speaking to EOI, the Deputy Commissioner of North and Middle Andaman, Mr Arava Gopi Krishna, informed that the weekly boat services between Mayabunder and Port Blair was stopped due to shortage of passenger ferries in the sector. “The district administration has, however, approached the Shipping Department with the demand and the services will resume soon,” he added.
"Of late, travelling on the Andaman Trunk Road here has been giving nightmares to commuters. Massive craters in different parts of the stretch have caused many accidents in the recent days. Motor vehicle owners suffer damages to vehicles while trying to negotiate the potholes on the stretch. Heavy vehicles carrying goods and passenger buses plying on the stretch have become most vulnerable to accidents as a minor slipup by the driver could overturn the vehicle endangering the lives of those onboard. The initiative of the North and Middle Andaman District Administration to resume weekly boat services between Port Blair and Mayabunder will bring huge respite for the commuters in different parts of the region mainly senior citizens, pregnant women, government employees and patients,” said some residents of Mayabunder.