DSS to issue ship ticketing two days in advance

Port Blair, Oct 21: To facilitate the commuters of Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, Mayabunder & Diglipur the Directorate of Shipping Services in consultation with District Administration has decided to introduce ship ticketing two days in advance. In this connection, the commuters who intend to travel to the above destination by availing DSS vessels may purchase their Tickets from Stars Ticketing Counter, Phoenix Bay and thereafter get their COVID Test done and endorsed on the ticket at Covid Testing Center, Nagar Palika Vidyalaya (near Netaji Stadium). Those passengers who have vaccinated with both doses of the COVID 19 vaccine and are in possession of the final vaccinated certificate are also required to get verified/endorsed their tickets from Covid Testing Center, Nagar Palika Vidyalaya (near Netaji Stadium). Advance ticketing for Shaheed Dweep, Swaraj Dweep, Mayabunder & Diglipur will be done two days prior to the scheduled departure of the vessel. Passenger tickets will be issued at STARS Ticketing Counter, Phoenix Bay between 0900 Hrs to 1200 Hrs.

Further to inform that, entry to port and boarding will be allowed only those passengers having endorsement on the body of the tickets by the approving/endorsing authority at Covid Testing Center, Nagar Palika Vidyalaya (near Netaji Stadium). Passengers should report at Harbour 02 hours prior to departure, as the port gate will be closed half an hour before scheduled departure.

 This advance ticketing is extended only to those passengers who’s destination are North and Middle Andaman, Swaraj Dweep and Shaheed Dweep where RAT is mandatory. The present arrangement of RTPCR tests required in respect of vessels scheduled to Little Andaman and Southern Group of Islands will continue as in force.

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