The Tourist Police Force which has been set up in Delhi to protect tourists in the city will play a dual role during the upcoming Commonwealth Games (CWG) that is set to kick start from 3rd October .The tourist police force apart from protecting tourists from any unwanted attention of touts, will also serve as tourist guides to the visitors, especially foreign tourists who are expected to turn out in huge numbers.
The tourist police force have formed 10 squads to be placed at 10 strategic locations in Delhi including Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi Railway Station's Ajmeri Gate and Paharganj entry points, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Palika Bazar, Janpath and India Gate.
Each tourist police squad will be equipped with 3 personnel and each of the personnel will be provided with literature on places of tourist interest and a games information booklet. "Personnel are undergoing rigorous training and will be deployed by mid-September,” said Kewal Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (PCR), Delhi Police.
Delhi that is dotted with many ancient forts, edifices and memorial structures is leaving no stone unturned to woo Games visitors. The ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) has been involved in refurbishing at least 46 heritage monuments at a cost of about Rs 24 crores.