Andaman and Nicobar island transport facilities
Island transports in the islands are
well facilitated. The major mode of transport is by roads and there are
also the island water transport and sometimes air transport. A stretch
of 240 kilometers between Port Blair and Maya Bunder is covered by bus
transport. In between Port Blair and Maya Bunder two islands lie and the
buses and passengers are ferried by boats. The islands that have to be
crossed are Baratang and Kadamtala islands. Then a city called Rangat
has to be crossed to reach the destiny. From Maya Bunder they have to
change the busses to travel upto Kalighat, Diglipur which is the end point
Speaking of Nicobar’s transport facility there is no road transport.
The people have to travel by ships to reach versions islands. The travel
in the ships may take 1 to 3 days. The ships halt in the islands such
as little Andaman, car Nicobar, Nancowrie and Katchal Campbell Bay for
the convenience of passenger and also unload the cargoes. The endpoint
of Nicobar Islands is Campbell Bay. In case of urgency and emergency,
people travel through army helicopters and small flights.
Hundreds of busses run between Port Blair and south Andaman convenience
of the passengers. Apart from the busses tourist taxis, maxi cabs and
call taxis in the islands the bus service offered by the government are
limited. Details on Intra island transport and shipping service, traffic
contacts can be enquired with the director, shipping service, A $ N administrations,
Phoenix Bay, Port Blair-744101. Phone: 232752/232742.
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