Lt. Governor on two days’ visit to Southern Group of Islands

Port Blair, April 27: On the first day of his visit to Southern Group of Islands, the Lt. Governor, A & N Islands, Admiral D.K. Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.), accompanied by the Member of Parliament, ShriBishnuPada Ray, Chief Engineer, APWD Brig. AmitKathphalia, Deputy Commissioner, Nicobars, ShriAwanish Kumar inaugurated the 4.6 Km road from Champin Village to Tapong Village in Nancowrie Island today. The CTC, Nancowrie, Smt. Ayesha Majid, CTC Kamorta, Smt. Cecelia, other village Headmen, tribal villagers and the Assistant Commissioner, Nancowrie, ShriNishant Bodh were also present on this occasion.
The Lt. Governor named the road after late Rani of Nancowrie ‘Rani Lakshmi’, which was heartily welcomed by the tribals of Champin village. He also physically inspected the road. In his address, the Lt. Governor congratulated the residents for having the first road in the village and lauded the efforts of APWD for completing it, in spite of many challenges posed by the geographical and other factors of the region.
Later, a public hearing under the chairmanship of the Lt. Governor was also conducted in EOC, Kamorta wherein the Lt. Governor gave a patient hearing to the grievances of the tribal leaders and general public. The main issues raised were regarding road connectivity; water supply and electricity in different villages, BSNL connectivity and incidence of malaria in the Island etc. The Lt. Governor directed the concerned Departments to take suitable action for their early resolution.
Later in the day, the Lt Governor reached Car Nicobar, where he was received by the Heads of Offices and was accorded a Guard of Honour by a contingent of A&N Police at APWD Guest House, Car Nicobar. The Lt. Governor inaugurated the newly constructed Fish Landing Centre at Tee-top Village, Car Nicobar in the presence of the Member of Parliament, ShriBishnuPada Ray and Secretary, Fisheries, Shri Ramesh Verma. The inaugural function was attended by local Heads of Offices, Engineers from ALHW, village Headmen and the general public of Car Nicobar.
This is the first Fish Landing Centre in Nicobar group of Islands constructed by the Fisheries Department through Andaman and Lakshadweep Harbour Works (ALHW) at an approximate cost of Rs 4.8 crores within scheduled time. The Lt. Governor and the MP in their addresses appreciated the initiative of Fisheries Department for creating such infrastructural facility and dedicated it to the tribal populace.
Tomorrow, (April 28), a public hearing will be held under the Chairmanship of the Lt. Governor at 9 am at Priyadarshini Hall, Tamaloo Village in Car Nicobar.

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