Tuesday , April 24 2018

Tourists stranded in Andamans safe, rescue ops to resume soon: Rajnath

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Governor Jagdish Mukhi yesterday confirmed that 1,400 tourists are stranded on Havelock Island.

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New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday guaranteed that the central government will launch the rescue operations immediately after the strength of the cyclone reduces and vacate the tourists who are stuck in Andaman’s Havelock Island.

“Spoke to Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dr. Jagdish Mukhi who explained to me of the situation in Havelock Islands. All the tourists who are stuck in Havelock Island are safe. The government has made all the arrangements to evacuate them,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted.

Rajnath Singh also pleased to the family members of the stuck tourists not to panic.

“The government will launch the rescue operations immediately after the strength of the cyclone reduces. The teams are ready in Port Blair. I request to the family members of stuck tourists that they should not panic as everyone in the Havelock Islands are testified to be safe,” he added.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Wednesday complete that 1,400 tourists are stuck on Havelock Island and added that the administration has asked them to remain indoors till the weather gets normal.

The Indian Navy on Wednesday informed about their ships success Havelock Island and the evacuation of tourists from there to Port Blair to start as soon as the weather gets normal.

Tourists were stuck at Havelock Island after heavy rains lashed the region.

The Andaman and Nicobar Disaster Management, which speculated cyclonic storm to hit the area, contacted Indian Navy and requested for an emptying process be initiated.

Havelock Island is the largest chain of Islands and is a famous tourist destination.

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