MP, Tribal Council members meet Central Ministers

Port Blair
6 Apr 2018

The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray along with a delegation of Tribal Council, Car Nicobar met with Mr Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Shipping last month and discussed on various shipping related issues especially for extension of berthing space of existing Mus Jetty in Car Nicobar for safe berthing of mainland bound passenger and cargo ships plying between Port Blair and Chennai via Car Nicobar and presented a letter dated 22.03.2018 highlighting the necessity  for berthing of Mainland bound ships at Car Nicobar for the benefit of businessman and also for the tribal population of the entire Nicobar District.”
Later, the MP along with the delegation met Mr Jayant Sinha, Minister of Civil Aviation and informed that Air India passenger plane services between Port Blair and Car Nicobar once in a week was initiated in the year of 2016 to augment the  Inter Islands connectivity. This service was hugely appreciated by the Islanders including Tribal Populations of Nicobar District.  Unfortunately, the service has been discontinued all of a sudden. Considering the demand of islanders, the delegation urged the Minister to intervene in the matter and to take all possible efforts for resuming the services of air connectivity between Port Blair and Car Nicobar as was available in the past since 2016 in the large interest of Islanders including tribal populations.