Helpline 1421 For Guidance on Tourist Places in Punjab
Helpline 1421 has been launched for guidance and complaints related to tourist places in Punjab, now tourists will be able to call the helpline in case of any emergency, be it tourist places, shrines or any important event or related matters. From now on, if anyone needs any help or information, they can get it by calling the helpline 1421, the helpline has been set up in collaboration with the Punjab IT Board and the Department of Tourism.
The Tourism Squad is organized on the lines of Rescue 1122, the squad is trained by Rescue 1122 experts in training. The first priority of the squad will be to save the life of the tourist. The tourism squad has been trained for four weeks, physical training of the personnel was conducted at the rescue headquarters in which exercises were conducted to deal with emergency situations including first aid.
The sole purpose of establishment of Punjab Tourism Squad is to promote tourism in Punjab because billions of dollars can be earned from tourism, by protecting tourists, the soft image of Pakistan will be highlighted in front of the world and tourists from all over the world will come to Pakistan without fear and danger.
The helpline will be in the Punjab Information Technology Board, as soon as a person makes an emergency call, immediate action will be taken. When any person will use the helpline, there will be a squad in Murree if he is not satisfied, the people here will also file an FIR. The squad will consist of one hundred and six people. To make the tourists feel safe, the tourism department has set up a 24-hour helpline, tourists can call 1421 for any emergency and get help from the Punjab Tourism Squad.
The entire squad will be present in Murree. We are ready to help and will provide assistance to all kinds of tourists. First this service will be started in Murree, after which the scope of the helpline will be extended to the entire Punjab in a phased manner. The Punjab Tourism Squad is the first pilot project to be scaled up, he said. Their primary responsibility will be to reach the spot immediately and take control of the situation.
Apart from rescuing tourists in adverse weather conditions, Punjab Tourism Squad is also monitoring the rates of hotels in Murree and any complaints will be redressed immediately. The Punjab Tourism Squad is also assisting the traffic police in keeping the traffic flowing, parking issues are also being monitored, measures are also being taken to prevent overcharging.