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Cops handling tourists brush up on their English

NEW DELHI: India, land of rich heritage and culture where foreign tourist visits to know about different culture and civilizations for which they also visit our iconic places like Red Fort, Qutub Minar but sometimes it becomes difficult for the police personnel to understand the English language. Considering the situation, Delhi Police have trained their personnel with communication skills so that they can easily understand the language of foreigners and resolve their queries.
According to police, there is 10 tourist PCR vans which is deployed at more than five places which include iconic building and railway station as these are the places where tourist presence is there and some time for queries they met police personnel who are deployed in tourist PCR.
"We have given training to 42 police personnel who are deployed in PCR about the communication skill training in which we have taught them about English grammar some common phrases which is been used in talking have been told to the cops during the training," said a senior police official.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (PCR) Monika Bhardwaj stated that they had started a special training programme for six days.
Police claimed that not only English but also little bit knowledge of historical places in Delhi were also given to police personnel so that they can know about the place which they are guarding. Few places where tourist PCRs have been deployed are Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Red Fort, Qutub Minar area. In New Delhi railway station, two tourist PCRs have been deployed.
Not only foreigners but sometimes people from different states who did not know Hindi came to Delhi for holidays, the training will help the police personnel to interact with them. Few English words include the use of welcome, hello at right time were taught during the training session. For tourist police, there will be special badges which will be helping tourist to know them and also it will be easy to report problems to them.

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