Kozhikode gets tourism police

KOZHIKODE
The sea side town will soon offer police protection for tourist to the city. A special tourism police wing will be dedicated to maintaining law and order at these places and will work towards reducing the presence of anti-social elements at tourism spots.

Though the proposal was sanctioned in 2011, the introduction of the tourism police was getting delayed in Kozhikode city owing to the absence of a building to house the Tourist Protection and Police Assistance Centre (TPPAC). Reluctance of contractors to take up the construction work of the station at Kozhikode beach also hampered the demand by a large number of tourists to have proper security at major tourism destinations.

“There were some issues on awarding of the tender, but we have finally got a positive response from a contractor during the last tender invited on September 25,” said an official with the Kerala Police Housing and Construction Corporation Ltd, which will be monitoring the work of the centre. As the tender has already been awarded, the work of the TPPAC will commence in a month, said the official.

Read the full report here, Times of India

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