Govt exploring alternate route connectivity with Nicobar

The Andaman and Nicobar administration has submitted a report on feasibility of using the alternate routes if the government decides to close the ATR down.

"There has been a demand for closing this ATR but a large section of people wanted to open this for practical reasons and purposes," he said.

The Jarawas recently were in the news after their reported exploitation by foreign tourists who were taken into the protected zone by tour operators in the name of human safaris.

An area over 1,000 square kilometer in Great Nicobar island has been declared as the 'protected zone' for Jarawas and tourists and tour operators are banned from that area.

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