Mizoram’s home minister Lalchamliana flags off the state’s first tourist police force. File photo Credit: EastMojo image

Aizawl: Mizoram is known for its scenic beauty. The mountain ranges surrounding the state provide a feast for the eyes. To boost tourism and to provide better security for tourists, the state’s tourism department in partnership with Mizoram police has launched “tourist police”, a one-of-its-kind initiative in the state.

After Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Mizoram has its own tourist police to be deployed at five major tourist spots — entry and exit points at Lengpui Airport, Thenzawl, Solomon’s Temple, Millennium centre and Zokhawthar, Champhai.

Personnel of the Mizoram tourist police at the launch of the force on Saturday

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Three additional booths will soon be set up at Chaltlang tourist lodge, Reiek and Hmuifang (popular tourist spots for locals and tourists).

The newly-launched Mizoram tourist police currently has strength of 12 police and five drivers. These specially-trained police personnel are equipped with thorough knowledge about the tourist destinations, language skills and other amicable soft skills to provide a safe environment for tourists travelling to the state.

The Mizoram tourist police was flagged off by the state home minister Lalchamliana from Arya Mess, police headquarters on Friday.

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