Selfies banned at these deadly places!
- Tourist Department of Karnataka has declared about 50 places in the state as ‘no selfie zones.'
- No more selfies at Nandi Hills, Savanadurga
With increase in the number of accidental deaths while clicking selfies at rocky areas and hills, the Tourism Department has now issued a circular stating, “Clicking selfies at such places is a risk and hence people are banned from taking selfies.”
Earlier, Tourism Minister, Priyank Kharge had said, that the Tourism Board had decided to put up boards of danger and no selfie zones in about 50 tourist locations as deaths were reported there while taking selfies.
"The craze for the picture should not become a reason for death. Keeping this in mind, we have taken a decision to put up notices. Nandi Hills is a preferred destination for photography and trekking. But we do not want any tragic incidents here. Hence we have taken this decision to ensure the safety of people visiting the Hills," said, Ramesh, Special Officer, Nandi Hills.
The Tourism Board also has directed the officials concerned to instruct all the tourist guides to mark such danger zones and alert the tourist before going ahead to the spot for a photo-shoot.