Himachal Pradesh Government Makes GPS Device Must for Trekkers to Tackle Any Exigency
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Shimla, June 18: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday make it mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device to tackle any exigency. A decision in this regard was taken at a review meeting chaired by Additional Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi here on preparedness for the monsoon. Himachal Pradesh: Indian Air Force Rescues Missing Trekkers; One Dead, Other Critically Injured.

He said it was important that trekking and other 'yatras' were restricted during adverse weather. "It would be made mandatory for trekkers to have a GPS device so that they can be provided all possible help in case of any emergency," said Baldi.

Being a disaster-prone state, it is essential to pay special attention to disseminating weather advisories and installing early warning systems in Himachal Pradesh, he said. Nepal Mountaineer Kami Rita Sherpa Climbs Mount Everest for a Record 24th Time.

While Kullu and Dalhousie have been identified for installation of early warning systems, Rampur and Mandi towns have been zeroed in for setting up the relief and rescue base of National Disaster Response Force.