Nagaland Tourist Police launched for increased convenience to tourists
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Monday launched Nagaland Tourist Police which will work for the safety and security of the tourist and report any crime against them to the nearest police station.
Rio also flagged off the Tourist Police vehicles and inaugurated the Integrated Police Control Room for tourist while also releasing booklet comprising important contacts along with important tourist spots, details of all homestay and hotels. The Tourist Police will be deployed in Railway Station Dimapur/ Airport, Chumukedima Check Gate and 12 sectors in Kohima.
The objective of the Nagaland Tourist Police is to ensure safety and security of tourists, to provide required information and guidelines to tourists, to facilitate their seamless movement within the state, to avoid harassment to the tourists by touts and to contain crime like pick-pocketing, eve-teasing, molestation and drugging.
The tourist police will have a total strength of 73 with 50 women personnel (15th IRB) and 23 male personnel (DEF Kohima). In his address, Chief Minister Rio lauded the efforts of the Police and Tourism Department in providing safety and security to the visitors from within and outside the country.
He also went on to state that tourist want safety and security to enjoy their holidays anywhere they go and if they get it they will go back and be the ambassadors of the state in spreading about the unique, vibrant and rich tradition and culture of Naga people.
(With inputs from agencies.)