Andaman and Nicobar Islands soon to upgrade tourism infrastructure

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are planning to boost tourism in the territory in addition to showcasing the heritage and culture of the destination. The tourism department, under the aegis of Swadesh Darshan and other schemes of the government, has reportedly identified Cellular Jail along with prominent beaches in different parts of these islands for the development of tourism.

Amit Anand, Director Tourism, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, has said that the execution of all schemes in the tourism sector is being closely monitored. “The administration is committed to the holistic development of these islands and to showcase Andaman prominently in the world tourism atlas. Various schemes for development of tourism launched by the government are being implemented here in the right earnest and the sector is poised to witness rapid growth in the days to come,” he stated.

The administration has plans to improve facilities and safety measures at beaches like Ross and Smith, Baludera, Ramnagar, Lalaji Bay, Lakshmanpur, Bharatpur, Elephant, Kalapathar, etc. Under schemes for the Union Territories, plans have been formulated to introduce ropeway from Port Blair to Ross Island, tented accommodation facilities at Neil, Long Island and Baratang. Plans have also been made to introduce submersible scooters for adventure water sports, canopy walk at Chidiyatapu besides launching promotional campaigns in a big way.