Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Manipur to set up tourist police

Correspondent

Manipur chief minister, N. Biren Singh on Tuesday said that state government was in the process of setting up tourist police to guide tourists visiting the state.
Singh told reporters at the inspection of the progress of the Sangai Ethnic Park being constructed at Moirang Khunou in Bishnupur district.
He said that the tourist police will be attached to the superintendent of police in every district. Basic training of two to three months will also be given to them.
They will wear a different uniform and will not be armed, the chief minister added.
The Sangai Ethnic Park which is under construction will be the main venue of upcoming this year’s Manipur Sangai Festival due to commence from November 21.
While inspecting the work progress, the chief minister also reviewed the arrangements made for the upcoming tourism extravaganza.
Singh was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP Leishemba Sanajaoba and some MLAs of the ruling parties and top officials of the state government in the inspection.
Singh told reporters that various infrastructure development works had been taken up to generate income and to provide employment to youths of the state.
The construction of the Sangai Ethnic Park was a long-term investment to generate income and it will do away with the expenditure incurred to set up the venue for the Sangai Festival every year, he asserted.
He further stated that the tourist destinations being developed at various places across the state will help in earning regular income for the state.
Later, the chief minister also visited the ongoing construction site of Manipur Olympian Park at Sangaithel and inspected the progress of the construction work.
Earlier, in the morning, the chief minister launched the official theme song of the festival entitled “Manipur” at a function held at his secretariat.

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