French classes for cops and tourism staff in Himachal



Shimla: In order to overcome the language barrier in communicating with French tourists, who flock the state in comparatively larger numbers, the police personnels and Tourism staff of Himachal would now be given French classes.

Sources informed HimVani that a project worth Rs 2 lakh has been sanctioned for the purpose by the Union Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and would be executed by the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC).

About 70 staffers of the police and tourism departments would be trained under the project and would be posted in various districts during the tourist season.

Of the three lakh tourists who visit the state every year, about 60,000 are French tourists, which is quiet a large number as compared to the tourists from other countries.

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  1. Good Initiative… The Tourist Office at Shimla on Scandel Point is very good in terms of providing information..

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