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Emulating ' Atithi Devo Bhava ' Meghalaya Tourist Police Begins Pilot Project

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Tourist Police' will emulate the concept of' Atithi Devo Bhava' as part of a Meghalaya Police pilot project to ensure the safety of tourists visiting the state.

The sub divisional police officer and officers of the' Tourist Police' in Sohra invited visitors from Thailand to visit the scenic site on Sunday.

The tourists were part of Thailand, Myanmar, India, and Malaysia's Asian Road Rally.

Meghalaya Police reiterated their commitment to ensuring that both foreign and domestic tourists feel safe and enjoy Meghalaya's natural beauty and culture.

Statistics from the tourism department show that 11, 97,768 domestic and 18,047 foreign tourists visited Meghalaya last year with a majority visit to East Khasi Hills including the capital, Shillong.

There were 14,729 of the foreign tourists visiting East Khasi Hills.

During this time, West Garo Hills, the main center of the entire region of Garo hills, attracted 74,729 domestic tourists.

So far this year, statistics from the tourism department states that Meghalaya has been visited by 184,429 domestic and 7,506 foreign tourists.

Updated by: News Sources 2019-11-25 9:40 AM