Monitoring stations to track houseboats
ALAPPUZHA:In an offer to guarantee the security of houseboats, the state tourism office,police and local organizations have now begun a venture that will trackhouseboats at observing stations. Utilizing GPS, these stations will watch out for houseboat activity in Alappuzha and their courses.
"The administration has discharged Rs 160 lakh for the execution of the project. We have settled this device in 110 boats and every single authorized boat will get this same by March 31. The ace control room will be managed by Keltron. At the point when a houseboat faces a crisis (mischance or causalities), alarms will be gotten by the houseboat proprietor, police, fire and safeguard staff, port and tourism divisions," said deputy director of tourism Abhilash Kumar T.G.
"Our expectation is to counteract accidents and guarantee security for backwater tourism. The state gets a colossal income from tourism-related exercises in the region where houseboats are the real fascination. In the meantime, accidents and emergency situations have expanded in water transportation. We have conveyed Keltron for ceaselessly following houseboats and their set course and guarantee a decent time for holiday makers," said Kumar.
He included that houseboat proprietors require didn’t pay for introducing this device. "For three years, the division will direct the upkeep works. In the event that any houseboat group neglects to work this gadget after establishment, the message will be shown in the master control room," he said.