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.
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.