CCTVs compulsory for Goa beach shacks: Tourism Minister

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Panaji, Sep 29: Taking a serious note on the security of tourists, the Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has affirmed to make CCTV’s compulsory in Goa’s beach shacks .

Paruelkar declared that the 353 beach shacks will be granted licences, only if they install CCTVs in their premises according to the newly drafted beach shack policy, which is awaiting for cabinet approval on Friday.Dilip Parulekar-wefornewsAccording to the new policy,  rather than granting annual licences,  it will include granting a licence to operate for a period of three consecutive years for beach shacks.

Beach shacks, temporary coconut-leaf thatched eateries are synonymous with Goa’s beaches and are widely popular with the hundreds of thousands of tourists.

The shacks have been a hub for food, drink, music and a significant value addition to beach tourism for decades, although several anti-narcotics raids in the recent past have yielded drugs and other contraband substances in some beach shacks or on the person of the employees working there.

Wefornews Bureau

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