Port Blair, Aug 18 : To provide all possible facilities and services across the remote Islands of Andaman and Nicobar Islands for ease of living for its residents as well as domestic and international tourists, Andaman’s Shipping Department has made operational its STARS ticketing counter at Shaheed Dweep with effect from Aug 15, 2019.
Although STARS (Ship Ticket Advance Reservation System) was launched Andaman in 2006 many important Islands of A & N Chain, this system could not be introduced due to the problem in the internet network.
The requirement of STARS ticketing counter at Shaheed Dweep was a long-felt demand and now residents as well as visitors can purchase ship tickets of the directorate vessels for all sectors, in advance, including mainland.
On December 30, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that Andaman’s Neil Island would be renamed as Shaheed Island.(UNI)