Lt. Governor RK Mathur launched the Tourist Wing of Ladakh Police during an event in Leh and flagged-off nine dedicated vehicles for the new wing.
This new branch of the Ladakh Police will serve to deal with the issues faced by the tourists and it will also help ensure environment friendly activities by the tourists visiting Ladakh.
Addressing the event LG Mathur stated that in a short span of time, Ladakh Police has come a long way and has attained landmark achievements. He said that, with suitable communication and technological support, the Tourist Wing of Ladakh Police, can handle rescue missions and other medical emergencies faced by tourists and suggested that they be well-equipped with first-aid and oxygen supplies.
The Lt. Governor urged that this new wing be trained suitably to be able to create a flawless communication system with various tourism agencies, the District Administration, the health facilities and other stakeholders for effective coordination in the face of an emergency.
“A balance between assisting the tourists and adherence to the legal aspects will be the key element defining the successful operation of this new Tourist Wing”, stated LG Mathur.
Highlighting the need for addition of other dedicated branches, LG Mathur mentioned the suggestion made by the ADG Police, Sh. Satish Khandare regarding the addition of a Water Wing to the Police Department. He said that post relevant training, the Water Wing can handle accidental drowning cases and also perform medical evacuations through water systems.
At the end, LG Mathur congratulated the Ladakh Police, particularly their tourist wing and wished them the best in their future endeavors.