Port Blair, Dec 18: The Directorate of Shipping Services has once again re- introduced sea route to Baratang from 11.12.2019 onwards. By availing the above sailing, the Tourist would now have an opportunity to explore the untapped scenic view and the exciting narrow ride through dense mangrove forest.
In order to attract more tourist towards sea route to Baratang and considering the persistent demand of the residents of Baratang and adjoining area, the Directorate has planned itinerary as per the following.
Sector – Port Blair – Swarajdweep – Baratang- Swarajdweep – Port Blair
|Port||Arrival time||Departure time|
|Port Blair||—||0530 Hrs|
|Baratang||0830 Hrs||1000 Hrs|
|Swarajdweep||1200 Hrs||1230 Hrs|
|Baratang||1430 Hrs||1500 Hrs|
|Port Blair||1800 Hrs|
The above service will be available on everyday and will give an opportunity to Tourists who wish to go to Baratang from Swarajdweep and also to those, who intend to go to Swarajdweep from Baratang.
The fare structure for Islanders as well as for Tourists for the above itinerary are as follows :-
|Islander fare||Non Islander fare|
|Port Blair – Baratang||65||115||160||315||525||630|
|Swarajdweep – Baratang||65||115||160||265||420||525|
Intending commuters can purchase advance tickets for the above schedule from the Ticketing Counter of Department of IP&T, Port Blair. The Remaining tickets, if any, shall however be issued from STARS Ticketing counter, two days prior to sailing of the vessel. General Public as well as Tourists are requested to avail this opportunity.