The boat trip to the Andaman Islands began after a long respite. Due to the Covid, passenger services between Visakhapatnam and Port Blair were halted. The Campbell Bay Ship, carrying 450 passengers, departed the Andaman Islands on April 30 and arrived in Visakhapatnam on May 3. Campbell’s journey begins on Thursday at 6 p.m. from here.The ship, which can carry 500 passengers, has begun full packing, and the Andaman cruise service will run every month, according to officials. Another ship was expected to arrive soon.
A three-month passenger ship travelled from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair in the early days. Demand gradually increased, and the event was reduced to once a month. This ship used to transport passengers from Visakhapatnam port to Uttaranchal and other districts, particularly migrants.The Indian Shipping Corporation has halted traffic for the next two years due to the lockdown. As weather improved, the ship’s journey began in earnest.
On Saturday evening, the passenger cargo ship Campbell Bay departed Port Blair with 450 passengers on board. The majority of them hail from Uttaranchal areas. For the summer holidays, ship agents said they have been working in various locations of Andaman and Nicobar. After a three-day journey, it will arrive at Visakhapatnam port on the 3rd of this month.
Traffic Manager Ratnakumar was in charge of the event’s planning. The trip back to Visakhapatnam was also completed. The Campbell Bay Ship will leave Visakhapatnam on the 5th of this month in the evening. On the morning of the 8th, Campbell Bay will return to Port Blair. After a long hiatus, tickets went on sale quickly.
The rendroz, which had a capacity of 500 people, was completely sold out when bookings began. The camp was administered according to the guidelines of the Andaman and Nicobar Administration Station, according to Avy Bhanojirao of Garuda Pattabhi Ramaiah & Co. Agency, a subsidiary of the Shipping Corporation.
The Shipping Corporation of India was shocked to learn that the Campbell Bay passenger ship had a 100% occupancy rate on its inaugural voyage. Tickets are still needed since there is too much pressure to launch another ship. Previously, ferries from Visakhapatnam were operated by the Port Blair MV Swaraj Island.
Then it was run by MV Harshavardhan. The dockyard is receiving repairs after undergoing repairs two years ago. Officials say it’s virtually finished, and the MV Harshavardhana ship will soon sail from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair. Travel is really inexpensive. Andaman may be reached for a very inexpensive price.
However, there are two categories of passengers. A traveller is considered an islander by the Andaman government. In the selling of ship tickets, tourists are separated into islanders and non-islanders. The Islander’s general admission ticket is only Rs. 1250. The regular tourist ticket costs Rs. 3,375.
A flight to the Andamans from Visakhapatnam can cost up to Rs 10,000. There is no additional charge regardless of how much luggage you bring. Tickets are being offered in four divisions, according to representatives from the Shipping Corporation.142