App to identify squalor at tourist spots

Taj Mahal in Agra. Picture by Atreyee Kar
Taj Mahal in Agra. Picture by Atreyee Kar

February 22 (TravelAndy): The Union government has launched an app that will let tourists to send pictures of dirty areas at tourist spots to the authorities, said reports.

Named Swachh Paryatan App, the facility will start working at 25 heritage monuments, including Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and Red Fort.

“People can send the picture of dirty places and immediate action will be taken. Besides, people can also send their suggestions in bringing improvement at the tourist sites,” India’s tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said.

Nodal officers will be appointed to take immediate action to clean those areas.

“The cleanliness of the place would be restored in one or two hours. If the nodal officers fail to perform, action will be taken against them,” Sharma added.

The app will initially be available in Android phones. It will later be launched on iOS and Windows platforms.

The tourism department plans to extend the service app to other tourists spots, in the near future.


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