Drive to stop consuming liquor in public places

Port Blair
2 Feb 2017

A surprise inspection was carried out by Padamshri Naresh Chandra Lal, Brand Ambassador for Swatchcha Bharat Mission in A&N Islands, today along with Shri Yashpal Garg, secretary and other officers of PBMC. The inspection was carried out particularly in Aberdeen Bazar, GB Pant Hospital, Buchadkhana Road, Dignabad, Foreshore road, Chatham Jetty, Haddo, Delanipur, Junglighat and School line area. Many of the residents at Dignabad complained that it is becoming difficult for the family to pass through the Buchad Khana road and Foreshore road in the late evening due to presence of anti-social elements consuming liquor in open public places alongside the road. Staff of the Forest Corporation at Haddo complained about bad smell due to un-hygienic conditions because of the nearby fish-market and they requested for providing additional dustbins and system of clearance of the garbage twice in the day. After the inspection it was decided that the area along the sea needs more attention and police should increase vigil as huge number of empty liquor bottles are found alongside the road in the morning every day. The PBMC to clear garbage at the points identified during the inspection and provide additional dustbins. Public too will be educated about not throwing garbage at other places except the dustbins. Inspection of remaining municipal area will to be conducted in next week and after 15 days re-inspection to be done for assessing impact of the drive.