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In order to avoid ‘selfie’ related accidents, the Indian government is creating strict ‘no-selfie’ zones at tourist attractions.
What Is It?
Selfies have killed more number of people in India than any other country! Keeping this statistic in mind, the Indian government is going to create no-selfie zones at Indian tourist attractions to keep everyone safe. As part of the rule, the government is now identifying tourist spots that are more prone to cause selfie related accidents and then encourage the tourists to be safer and not whip out their phones at those spots. To capture the perfect snap, tourists get careless about their precious life so this rule will be to raise awareness about self accidents and protect the people.
What Do We Know?
Researchers at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, New Delhi have developed a smart app called as Saftie that helps identify dangerous tourist spots for selfies. Through this app, the Mumbai Police has identified 16 spots near beaches and forts in Mumbai, whereas the Maharashtra Police has identified 29 such spots across the state. Along with that, Goa has also identified 24 no-selfie zones.