Need to have tourist police in every state: Minister

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on July 17, 2018 Published on July 17, 2018

Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons (file pic)

Minister of State for Tourism, K. J. Alphons, on Tuesday said the Ministry has requested all the states to set up a specialised tourist police so that they could take better care of foreign tourists.

He added that only 14 states had tourist police, though it should be available in all the states. “We have also asked the state authorities to focus on those areas in their states where tourists come in large numbers,” he said.

While speaking on 'Partnership with Google to promote tourism', Alphons said the ministry has tied up with Google to give a 3D view of Indian monuments to those planning to travel to India.

Currently, the ministry is focusing on cruise tourism as a country of India's size should have a bigger share in this segment. Apart from this, the Tourism Ministry is also working on the Buddhist circuit and adventure tourism, he added.

Published on July 17, 2018
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