Security of foreign visitors and improving facilities to boost India’s image as a tourist-friendly country were the main focus of the tourism ministers’ conference held on Thursday, July 18.
In the meeting, which came after several incidents of crime against foreign tourists, especially women, it was decided that all states and union territories will have tourism police, comprising officials on deputation from police, along with ex-servicemen and home guards.
Terming the meet, as “historic”, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi said, “We met to evolve strategies. I never expected such a response.”
The conference, which was attended by 23 tourism ministers and high-ranking officials from 12 states and union territories, also passed a resolution aimed at making the country safer for
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