New Delhi, December 8: More than 800 tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar’s Havelock island due to cyclonic weather conditions and heavy rain. In context to this very serious matter Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh has said in a tweet that he is personally monitoring the situations.
Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted and said that he had already spoken to Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dr. Jagdish Mukhi about the situations in Havelock islands. He further said that all the tourists stranded in Havelock islands are safe and Government of India has made all the preparations to rescue them.
Rajnath Singh further said that the rescue teams are ready at Port Blair and as soon as climatic condition gets favourable government will immediately launch the rescue operations. Rajnath further appealed to the families of tourists stranded at Havelock island not to panic because all tourists stranded are safe.
Like to tell you that Indian Navy on Wednesday had already deployed four ships to rescue more than 800 tourists stranded in Andaman and Nicobar’s Havelock island due to heavy rain. Four Indian Navy ships - INS Bitra, Bangaram, Kumbhir and LCU 38 have already been deployed at the Havelock Island to rescue the stranded tourists. But all four ships of the Indian Navy are still waiting outside the harbour due to rough weather conditions.
However, all four ships of the Indian Navy are still waiting outside the harbour due to rough sea and torrential rains. "Evacuation process not commenced due unfavourable conditions. Ships are waiting outside harbour. Adequate food, fresh water, medicines, doctors, divers and A&N administration personnel being ferried onboard to provide succour and relief," said a statement from the Indian Navy.
Due to heavy rain and bad weather conditions in the region hundreds of tourists are stranded very badly because of no flights and no ships. Rain is so heavy that many areas of Andaman and Nicobar has lost the total connectivity of communication too.