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Visiting Mysuru? Cops Plan Special ‘Tourist Police’ to Deal with Complaints, Problems

Visiting Mysuru? Cops Plan Special ‘Tourist Police’ to Deal with Complaints, Problems

Despite earlier attempts that didn’t work out, the city’s police commissioner is thinking of deploying a few personnel who could work as tourist police.

For tourists visiting Mysuru, incidents of robbery, cheating and even molestation have been sadly regular. Unfortunately, these don’t always get reported due to the tourists’ hesitation to approach the authorities or the police’s inaction in some cases.

There were plans of setting up special police units to deal with such cases related to tourists exclusively and also to deploy cops with slightly different uniforms at areas where such incidents could take place.

These, they thought, would be called ‘Tourist Police’. However, it never panned out due to the Tourist Mitra initiative, which had trained home guards posted in 13 districts including Mysuru, reports The Times of India.

Now, attempts are being made again by the Mysuru City Police to make tourists in the city feel safe with the help of a special ‘Tourist Police’ unit.

 

Picture for representation only. Source: Twitter

After reviewing policing in the city, Home Minister, Ramalinga Reddy, suggested that the issues of tourists be addressed through this special unit, and asked police commissioner, A S Rao, to look over it. Despite earlier attempts that didn’t work out, the commissioner is thinking of deploying a few personnel who could work as tourist police.

According to the publication, Mysuru Palace receives some 3.5 million visitors every year. The Mysuru zoo, on the other hand, gets an annual footfall of over 3 million. Chamundi Hills is another attraction in the city, which receives lakhs of tourists every year. With a footfall like this, a special unit to address the problems of tourists would go a long way in making them feel safe in the city.

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