Goa beaches to have CCTV surveillance

Goa: Goa beaches will have CCTV cameras on shacks in order to keep a track of shoreline activities. The tourism department is in the process of formulating Shack Policy 2016-19, a three-year regulatory framework.

State Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar on Friday held a meeting with the MLAs from the coastal belt and beach shack operators to discuss the new three-year ‘shack policy’, which will be in place from this tourist season (October-2016). Parulekar said “Installation of CCTV cameras on shacks will be mandatory for shack operators from this season onwards. The step is taken to ensure that there is a complete check on the happenings on the beaches. Shack operators urged the government to check and take action against those violating terms and conditions of the shack policy, especially with regards to sub-letting of shacks after the allotment process. It was agreed that a special committee will be constituted comprising government officials and shack operators and strict action be taken against violators.”