Puri: The Puri Police today relaunched its 24×7 helpline number: 6370967100 to ensure the safety and security of tourists.
The Puri Police helpline number will be displayed prominently inside all tourist buses.
A press note issued by the Puri Police said that tourists can use the helpline number 24×7 for any grievance/complaint as a single-window contact number.
The helpline number was relaunched after a meeting of Puri SP with office bearers of all private tourist bus associations’ office-bearers.
The meeting discussed at length various issues, the press note added.
Private bus associations’ office bearers have assured full support to Puri Police in all respects to give the best user experience to all tourists visiting the holy town.
It was decided at the meeting to hold repeated sensitization and behavioural changes sessions of all bus drivers and helpers.
It may be pertinent to mention here that last Monday, tourists from neighbouring West Bengal who were on a visit to Puri and other passengers were allegedly assaulted by a bus driver. Following a complaint in this regard at the Sea Beach police station, the accused was apprehended in less than 12 hours, and appropriate legal action was taken.