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Google to help Incredible India website with 3D views

The minister also accused foreign media of being “hugely discriminatory” in the way it describes unfortunate incidents in India.

, ET Bureau|
Jul 18, 2018, 11.02 AM IST
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NEW DELHI: The tourism ministry has roped in technology giant Google to offer 3D rotating views and a virtual reality experience of Indian monuments on its Incredible India website.

“We want to give tourists a virtual reality experience, and Google has the technology and the product,” tourism minister KJ Alphons said on Tuesday. “We hope this will inspire more people to come to India,” he said.

The ministry has also requested all states to set up specialised police teams to protect foreign tourists, Alphons said.

Currently, 14 states and UTs, including Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Kerala, have tourist police.

The minister also accused foreign media of being “hugely discriminatory” in the way it describes unfortunate incidents in India. “Every time there was an incident people were arrested and we took immediate action,” he said. “In a massive country like India there are bound to be isolated incidents.”

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