Mandovi islanders resort to boats after rain disrupts ferry service

Uday Mandrekar is known as the birdman of Chorao for his formidable knowledge on the birds of the area. These days, during high tide, he is often seen manoeuvring his vessel out of the flooded areas of the island village, to help residents move around within the island. “During high tide, there is no other choice but to suspend ferry services, thus inconveniencing people,” he said.