The concept of Jail tourism is a growing trend around the world and is currently coming to Mumbai. Home ministry of Maharashtra plans to pitch open its prisons to the civilian excited about an essence of history, as reported TOI. Authorities in the division are taking a shot at a ‘prison tourism approach’ which will permit everyday citizens to access to specific jail in the state. Authorities said that we are detailing which prison and what part of the prison premises would be given access under the plan.
Additional Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, Mr. Vijay Satbir Singh affirmed that the administration was taking a shot at such a strategy for jail tourism in Maharashtra. “Better points of interest haven’t been worked out at this point. Additionally, arranging jail museum which would house articles composed by the detainees imprisoned there. They are additionally wanting to set available to be purchased handmade stuff made by detainees, which tourists can buy as a souvenir. “Security concerns must be remembered as well”, he added.
There are more than 30 jails in Maharashtra however not every one of them will be opened up for the tourists under the recent policy of jail tourism. Jails that have historical importance will be unwrapping up first after the security game plans are investigated. The way that few remarkable figures, furthermore serial executioners, hardcore terrorists, and VIPs had made jails over the put across their abode may interest individuals, jail authorities commented.
“Prisons such as Yerawada will be a popular attraction among people in general as pioneers like J.L. Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Veer Savarkar, Bal Gangadhar Tilak etc had been housed at Yerawada during the freedom battle against British. Bollywood star artist Sanjay Dutt was also detained there. There are great deals of articles and letters composed by freedom warriors to their families can also be displayed,”. “Terrorist like Ajmal Kasab was kept in ‘Arthur Road Jail’ might also be famous attraction among visitors as people are curious about this hard-core Pakistani terrorist”, Jail authority said.
Jail official further added that the structural design of these prisons also can be a state of curiosity for people. Movie producers also can utilize this chance to demonstrate the genuine insides of the prisons under jail tourism. Authorities said that the travellers would get the genuine experience of a jail as they will be acquainted with the regular life of a detainee.
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