Dundus Point villagers plea for demolition of unsafe police quarters

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL
Port Blair
31 Aug 2018

The dilapidated condition of a wooden police quarter building at Dungus Point, Ward No. 1 has left villagers in the area fuming. As per reports, the accommodation facility for the Andaman and Nicobar Police built during the British regime was declared unfit for living more than 10 years ago. However, the authorities despite orders of demolition have not yet pull down the dangerous structure.  “The wooden police quarters located opposite the Police Post at Dundus Point is in a dangerous state and can collapse any moment. The structure was declared unsafe around 10 years ago and demolition orders were issued. However, even after a lapse of a decade, the authorities have not yet pulled down the structure,” said some Dundus Point villagers.
“We’ve already submitted a joint petition to the Director General of Police to immediate order demolition of the building. Our children play near the wooden structure daily and the feeble structure is giving sleepless nights to parents. The building can collapse any moment and can result in loss of precious human lives. We request the authorities to take immediate action in the matter,” said some others speaking to members of the Andaman and Nicobar Media Federation.