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Rajasthan to have three tourist police stations

by RajasthanDirect
Jul 04, 2013

For the first time, three cities in the state would have dedicated tourist police stations.

In order to give extra security cover to tourists visiting Rajasthan, chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday gave his nod to issue a notification to start tourist police stations in Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

Gehlot had already made a proposal in this regard in his budget speech for 2013-14 and he urged authorities to issue a notification to open tourist police stations in these cities.

“Many a times, tourists complain of cheating and are hassled by touts and they refrain from approaching the police since they are confused of the jurisdiction of the city police. I hope these dedicated tourist police stations will work effectively in providing extra security cover and will amicably solve the problems tourists face,” said an official with the tourism department.

Till date, the tourist assistant force (TAF) was helping the tourists by facilitating them police help to solve their problems.

Fulfilling other promises in the state budget, Gehlot has also given nod to issue notification to open nine new police stations in the state. The new police stations are in Barmer Rural, Bawalwada (Udaipur), Jaitsar (Sriganganagar), Rageshwari terminal (Barmer), Rawal Nadi (Barmer), Kuan (Dungarpur), Karvar (Jodhpur), Rajiv Gandhi Nagar (Jodhpur), Tunga (Jaipur east), Kotkhavda (Jaipur south) .

The chief minister has also given nod to upgrade nine other police chowkis in the state. The Chowkis which would be converted in full-fledged police stations are Daator (Bikaner), Pur (Bhilwara), Parauli (Bhilwara), Manrap (Bhilwara), Ghasan (Udaipur), Kamkhera (Jhalwar), Dahikhera (Bundi), Balaran(Sikar) and RK Puram (Kota) The chief minister further allocated a budget of Rs 5.50 lakh to upgrade Chakhu (Jodhpur) chowki.

src: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/3-cities-to-have-tourist-police-stations/articleshow/20903055.cms

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