Goa: Beach shacks will have to have CCTVs installed in their premises Said Tourism Minister


PANAJI: Setting up of CCTVs will be made compulsory for Goa’s beach shacks for wellbeing and security of travelers, state Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said.

Mr Paruelkar said that the 353 beach shacks will be granted licenses, just in the event that they introduce CCTVs in their premises according to the recently drafted beach shack approach, which is anticipating the bureau gesture on Friday.

“beach shacks will need to have CCTVs introduced in their premises. This will build the security for the a large number of tourists ¬†who visit the state each year,” Mr Parulekar said on Wednesday.

As against conceding of yearly licenses for beach shacks, the new arrangement will see shacks allocated licenses to work for a time of three successive years.

Beach shacks, temporary coconut-leaf thatched eateries are synonymous with Goa’s beaches and enormously popular with the hundreds of thousands of tourists.

The shacks have been a hub for food, drink, music and a significant value addition to beach tourism for decades, although several anti-narcotics raids in the recent past have yielded drugs and other contraband substances in some beach shacks or on the person of the employees working there.