The Delhi Police is confident that its Tourist Police squads will act as tourist guides and save over a lakh foreign tourists — who are expected to visit Delhi during the Commonwealth Games — from being harassed by touts, which are a menace for foreign tourists and an embarrassment to the nation.
Stationed at 10 strategic locations in the city, the tourist police personnel will act as tourist guides, along with ensuring security of tourists.
"Personnel are undergoing rigorous training and will be deployed by mid-September,” said Kewal Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (PCR), Delhi Police.
He added that each Tourist Police squad will have literature on places of tourist interest and a Games information booklet.
Presently, 10 tourist police squads, each consisting of three personnel, operate in Delhi.
The officer informed that during the course of the Games (which will be held from Oct 3-14), tourist police vans will be stationed at IGI 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.