New Dehli to open police station exclusively for foreign tourists


Ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the national capital will get a police station exclusively to deal with foreign tourists with its personnel having a good command over English.

The police station will come up in central Delhi’s Paharganj, a hotspot for foreign tourists in the capital, a senior police officer said. It is likely to start functioning by this month end.

The tourist police will ensure safety and security of foreign tourists throughout the year. “This police station is not just for the Commonwealth Games. It will cater to the needs of tourists even after the Games. It is going to be a permanent one,” the officer said.

He said that the personnel who will be selected for the police station will have a good command over English. They will be specifically trained to cater to the tourists.

“Tourists visiting the capital encounter many problems. With this, we can address their problems at least in this area,” he said.

The first tourist police station, which will be called Paharganj East police station, will be located in the heart of Paharganj. The existing police station is out of the tourist zone.

With the addition of the new facility, the Delhi police will have a total of 171 police stations.