Port Blair, Sept 13: The Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Airport Director of VSI Airport Port Blair to provide seating, drinking water and toilet facilities at the existing Airport Building for all Driver brothers and other Tour operators staff, who have to visit Airport Daily to pick up guests.
In a letter addressed to the Airport Director, the Member of Parliament added that everyday a large number of Tourists land at Veer Savarkar International Airport and during tourist season this number goes up-to several thousands per day.
He added that to pick-up the arriving guests, a large number of local youths, who work as Drivers in Tourism Cabs or Supporting staff of Tourism Agencies have to wait at the arrival gate for a long time. Often in case of flight delay they have to wait for even longer.
The Member of Parliament mentioned that as Tourism is generating a huge number of employment, a large number of youths are buying Tourists vehicles or joining tourism agencies as Drivers or Supporting Staffs.
He added that at the Arrival Section, where usually they have to wait for guests daily for a long time, no seats have been provided for them.
He pointed out that there is no dedicated toilet block or drinking water arrangement for them for which they are facing huge inconvenience on a daily basis. He mentioned that this has become a common sight to see local youths, who are associated with the tourism industry, sitting on the ground while waiting for their guests, which leaves