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Special tourist police to be deployed in Amritsar: Punjab govt

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal gave a nod for deployment of special tourist police in Amritsar, to ensure hassle-free stay for tourists, on Saturday. Presiding over a meeting of Amritsar Culture and Tourism Development Authority (ACTDA), Badal said cops will be deployed from regular police force to help the tourists.

punjab Updated: Nov 20, 2016 15:17 IST
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Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting of the Amritsar Culture and Tourism Development Authority on Saturday.
Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal at a meeting of the Amritsar Culture and Tourism Development Authority on Saturday.(HT Phoro)

Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal gave a nod for deployment of special tourist police in Amritsar, to ensure hassle-free stay for tourists, on Saturday. Presiding over a meeting of Amritsar Culture and Tourism Development Authority (ACTDA), Badal said cops will be deployed from regular police force to help the tourists.

ACTDA was constituted under the administrative control of tourism and cultural affairs department, to take care of all newly created tourist facilities in the vicinity of Harmandir Sahib, Durgiana Mandir, Ram Tirath Complex, Town Hall, Gobindgarh Fort and Urban Haat in Amritsar.

He said that 500-750 metre area around Darbar Sahib, Gobindgarh Fort, Durgiana Mandir and Ram Tirath Complex will be under the jurisdiction of the said authority, which has been authorised to execute development work related to maintenance, cleanliness, electricity, monuments-lighting, sanitation, road maintenance, solid-waste management and other works in this area.