SRINAGAR: The Tourism Enforcement Wing has recovered fines amounting to over Rs 19 Lakh for numerous violations in the course of the 12 months 2023, officers stated on Thursday.
The tourism enforcement police wing additionally registered roughly 14 First Info Stories (FIRs) below completely different sections of the Vacationer Commerce Act throughout 2023.
Official sources revealed that the enforcement wings have been tasked with addressing numerous violations dedicated by tourism service suppliers in JK, together with offenses resembling overpricing, dishonest, faux gondola ticketing, and others.
In response to the rising variety of violations and fines, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) for the tourism enforcement wing, Dr Sallauh-u-din Choudhary stated that the enforcement division actively addressed greater than 350 complaints obtained by means of numerous channels in 2023.
“The complaints highlighted points associated to overcharging and dishonest by numerous tourism service suppliers, together with Shikara walas, guides, drivers, and different service suppliers,” he stated.
Dr Choudhary emphasised the division’s dedication to addressing complaints. “Other than common inspections throughout Jammu and Kashmir, our division takes cognizance of all complaints. Final 12 months, over 14 FIRs have been registered for numerous violations.”
He famous that aside from the fantastic assortment amounting to over Rs 19 lakh, an extra quantity of Rs 10 lakh was additionally refunded to people who have been charged further.
“The strong enforcement sends a transparent message in regards to the tourism division’s dedication to making sure honest and clear practices inside the tourism trade,” he stated. (KNO)
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