More Tourist Patrolling Vans added to the fleet

More Tourist Patrolling Vans added to the fleet. 

SYED WAJID

As the city police have been working in all spheres with a view to strengthening security, curbing woman-related crime, road safety measures etcetera. At the same time, the Delhi police are gearing up to provide the best of assistance to the tourists in town, redressal of their grievances the police prioritize.

Police Chief, Delhi Amulya Patnaik flagged off 5 more refurbished Tourist Patrolling Vans of PCR at India Gate C-Hexagon, yesterday. Induction of these vans will bolster the strength of Delhi Tourist Police. This add-on to the existing fleet of 10 different locations including Pahar Ganj, Ajmeri Gate, Terminal- 3 IGI Airport, India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Rajghat, Palika Bazar and Janpath Market will facilitate the visitors both from other states in India and foreign countries.

The step has been taken keeping in view the need to deploy more Tourist Patrolling Vans at some other tourist places that marks a huge footfall of tourists at places like Terminal-I, IGI Airport, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple, Delhi Haat and the historical Jama Masjid.

The refurbished Tourist Patrolling Van will be more visible with pictures of important tourist places depicted on either side. The tourist police personnel will be seen wearing yellow-maroon coloured badge with Tourist Police logo on their left arm.

Each tourist patrolling van will be manned by police personnel including women staff with specialized training in hospitality, behavioral skills, English language proficiency and general tourist information. The tourist vans have been provided with city map, literature on tourism, brochures, auto-taxi fair charts and important telephone numbers etc. for distribution to the tourists. Tourist Police will also take quick action in case of harassment of tourists by touts, unscrupulous elements and unauthorized agents.

Patnaik, CP, Delhi in his address to the media emphasised the importance of policemen well behaved and well versed in handling tourist-related issues.
They will make visitors feel comfortable with their hospitable demeanour.
He urged the newly trained and deployed personnel to put in efforts in such a manner, that other states’ police should also emulate Delhi Police initiative and tourists return to their respective places with fonder memories of the capital.

Present on the occasion were the top brass of the force, they include Spl. CP S Nithianandam, Spl. CP Traffic Taj Hassan, Spl. CP R S Krishnia, Spl. CP Sandeep Goel, Spl. CP R P Upadhyaya, Spl CP Satish Golchha, Spl. CP S K Gautam, Spl. CP Sanjay Singh, Spl. CP Dr Madan Mohan Oberoi, Spl. CP Nuzhat Hassan, Spl.CP Tajender Luthra.

Joint Commissioner of Police, NDR Ajay Chaudhry,
Joint CP ER Ravindra Yadav, Joint CP SR Devesh Srivastava, Atul Katiyar, Jt. CP WR Madhup Tewari, DCP East Pankaj K. Singh, DCP New Delhi Madhur Verma, DCP west Delhi Monika Bhardwaj, DCP Vijay Kumar and DCP Central Mandeep Singh Randhawa.

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