Lt. Governor visits Katchal & Car Nicobar Islands


Car Nicobar, Oct 27: The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Admiral D. K. Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) today visited Katchal and Car Nicobar Islands. He was accompanied by the Secretary to Lt. Governor, Dr. Ajay Kumar Singla and Superintending Engineer (APWD), Shri Tej Bahadur.
At Katchal, the Lt. Governor visited PHC Katchal and interacted with the patients and the medical staff. He then proceeded to Community Hall, Japan Tikrey and met the Tribal Leaders, and local Heads of Offices. The Katchal Settlers Association met the Lt. Governor and put forth their long pending demand of issuance of Islander Identity Cards.
On reaching Car Nicobar, the Lt. Governor visited Tsunami Memorial and paid homage to the departed souls. Thereafter, the Lt. Governor visited Mus Church and laid wreath on the grave of Late Bishop John Richardson. He then visited Mus Jetty and inspected the site of sea wall construction and dredging area.
The Lt. Governor also held meeting with the Tribal Council leaders and local Heads of Offices in the Conference Hall of EOC. The Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar District, Shri Awanish Kumar welcomed the Lt. Governor and requested the Tribal Council leaders to present their demands.
The Secretary Tribal Council, Shri Martin Luther highlighted issues like construction of Sea Wall at Mus, poor BSNL connectivity, posting of Gynecologist, posting of CDPO, installation of incinerator at BJR Hospital, Car Nicobar etc. The issue of poor shipping service and reinstatement of chartered flight service was also highlighted. The Lt. Governor assured to look into the issues and resolve them as soon as possible.

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