TRANSPORT IN ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS

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Location: Andaman and Nicobar
Main Means Of Transport: Sea, Air, Road



BY AIR: Port Blair is well connected with the cities of Chennai and Calcutta by air. Presently flights are operated on Chennai - Port Blair - Chennai Sector on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday & Friday and on Calcutta Sector on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.

CHARTER FLIGHTS: Foreign tourist charter flights can land at Port Blair, subject to the conditions laid out by Director General, Civil Aviation, Govt. of India.

BY SEA: Regular passenger ship services are available to port blair from chennai , calcutta and vishakhapatnam and back. There are three to four sailings every month from calcutta and chennai to port blair and vice versa. There is one sailing from vishakhapatnam in a month. The voyage takes about 50 to 60 hours. Further information on schedules and tariffs can be obtained from:

SHIPPING CORPORATION OF INDIA LTD.
Apeejay House, 4th floor,
Dinsa Wacha Road, Mumbai - 400 040

Shipping House, No. 13, Strand Road,
Calcutta (Kolkata) - 700 001

Jawahar Building, Rajaji Salai,
Chennai - 600 001

Aberdeen Bazar, Port Blair - 744101

The Deputy Director Of Shipping Services,
A & N Administration, 6, Rajaji Salai, Chennai - 600 001

The Director Of Shipping Services
A & N Administration,
Phoenix Bay Jetty, Port Blair

M/s. A.V. Bahanojirw and Garuda Pattabhiramayya & Corporation,
Post Box No. 17, Vishakhapatnam
Agent - Shipping Corporation Of India

By Road:
State transport service and private operators run regular city and suburban bus services from central bus stand, near Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair. Port Blair is connected to Rangat and Mayabunder both in Middle Andaman , by the Andaman Trunk Road. The route goes through dense forest and Jarawa Tribal Reserve.

Travellers are not allowed to disembark in the reserved forest and communicate with the tribals. Photography of tribals is prohibited. State transport service and private operators run direct express bus services daily from Port Blair to Rangat and Mayabunder and vice versa. Rangat is about 6 hours drive and Mayabunder about 9 hours drive from Port Blair. Buses leave from central bus stand, Port Blair between 4.30 am and 11.30 am. Inter Island Boat Services
Directorate of Shipping Services operates Inter Island Passenger cum Cargo Ferries / Vehicle Ferries from Phoenix Bay Jetty / Chatham Jetty, Port Blair to tourist places like Bamboo Flat, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Rangat, Mayabunder, Diglipur and Little Andaman .

Information about shipping schedule and tariff can be obtained from the directorate of shipping services, Port blair


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