CCTVs to monitor tourists on Goa beaches

PTI, PANAJI | 19 July 2014 20:50 IST

Tourists visiting Goa will have a CCTV camera monitoring their movements once they venture on to major beaches in the state, a senior Tourism Department official said here today.

The Tourism department which is in the process of reviewing the entire security arrangement on the beaches have decided to continue posting India Reserve Battallion (IRB) on the beaches, which will patrol the areas.

The department officials in association with the State Police have decided to ensure that major beaches, which are crowded with the tourists, are regularly under surveillance.

The CCTV cameras would be installed at these beaches, Pamela Mascarehnas, Deputy Director, State tourism department, told PTI today.

She said that a flying squad has also been formed to supervise the security apparatus on the beaches.

Domestic tourists visit the state all throughout the year, during season and off-season.

The IRB personnel who are deployed on all beaches of Goa have been sensitised to take strict action against garbage dumping, drinking on beaches, cooking food on the roadside, littering, security of tourists especially women and prohibiting hawkers and beggars on beaches,- she said.

Mascarenhas added that a special training workshop will be conducted shortly on handling such situations.

She said that the police have been asked to intervene if they notice incidents such as harassment of women especially foreign tourists.

The department, in order to create synergy between various agencies, recently had conducted a workshop which was addressed by Director tourism Nikhil Desai, deputy director Arvind Khutkar and Deputy superintendent of police Umesh Gaonkar. is now on Telegram & also Youtube. Kindly subscribe for free & remain updated.

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What a great idea.

After a re-shuffle, The CM can now create a new Cabinet Post, and appoint Sudin Dhavilikar ans New Minister of CCTV`s.

As all Goans know, the PWD has not been effective under Mr Dhavilikar. Our roads are full of pot holes, schools falling apart, bridges cracking, fraud at toll booths etc.

Mr Dhavilikar can monitor , on CCTV all the foreign women tourist wearing bikinis and groups consuming alcohol & drugs and ruining his versions of Indian Culture(not Goan Culture).

I have been to Goan beaches many a times and I am yet to see a Goan girl or even female Indian Tourist in a bikini. This must indicate that our Goan & sister Indian girls have not yet been corrupted by Bikinis.

I am yet to see Goan, Indian and foreign Tourists wearing or parading their Bikinis in the Centre of Ponda/Shiroda or Madgaon or even Panaji,Mapuca etc.

Mr Dhavilikar must be born with special eyes to see bikinis outside beach areas.

Next Mr Dhavilikar can monitor all the Indian Tourists, born with or under his so defined Indian culture, that sit on the beaches consuming alcohol and puffing ganja, breaking bottles. leaving their rubbish all around and cooking easy cook rice & dhal. Add to this concoction eating paan and spitting ,open defecating & urinating. Sudins so called Great Indian culture or sanskars.

Finally I hope, Sudin Dhavilikar ,having watched the CCTV`s ,will criticise some of his own so called "Indian Culture, before criticising those other cultures.

Finally, if ever Mr Dhavilikar decides to visit London, I would advise him not to wear a dhoti or khasti. It is a bit too cold for that....just as wearing a suit & tie on Goan beaches is too hot for many foreigners/ Tourists.

And may we know why Mr Dhavilikar spends so much time on Goan beaches and less time at the PWD, observing women in Bikinis.?

- N.Fernandes, London | 20 th July 2014 20:24


Installing CCTVs All Over Goa Can Reduce Crimes In Goa. CCTVs Must Be Install At Every Alternative Bus Stop And Especially At Entrance And Exit Of Konkan Railway.

- Jose Rod, Goa | 20 th July 2014 14:42


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