Thursday, October 28, 2021

GPS tracking bands to be provided to tourists, guides in Himachal for safety

Education, Language, Art and Culture Minister Govind Singh Thakur on Saturday presided over the meeting organized by Tourism and Civil Aviation to make river rafting, paragliding and other tourism activities safer in state.

Education Minister said that Tourism Department would soon start online registration facility for conducting adventure activities. He said that with the aim of promoting adventure activities in the state, coordination between tourism, Forest, Police and Health department would be established.

He stressed upon the use of GPS tracking band for the safety of tourist and guides in tough trekking terrain, so that if any emergency occurs relief and rescue work could be done immediately. He said that Tourism Department is running various training programs for the people associated with adventure activities in State. Strict safety measures have also been adopted for organising these activities.

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Director Tourism and Civil Aviation Yunus, trainers from various organizations associated with adventure sports were also present in the meeting.

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