Nysdah travel advisory group to issue advisory circular for travellers and travellers’ relatives
The Nysdsah Travel Advisory Group (NTFG) is in the process of issuing an advisory circular to all travellers and their relatives travelling abroad and their extended family members.
This is part of a larger initiative by the NTFG to protect all travelers in India.
“We have asked our travel advisory team to issue a circular to travel advisory groups (CAGs) in different states, and also have them provide us with the latest information regarding the safety of travellers and relatives travelling in India,” said a NTFW official.
“There will be more travel advisory announcements coming out soon.
It will be a timely decision for the country,” the official added.
The NTFD also announced the launch of the first ever Travel Alert system for travel to and from India, which aims to provide an effective travel advisory for the first 500 days of a journey.
The system will help in identifying travel advisories, advising travellers to consider alternative travel routes, and assist with ensuring travel information is not delayed.
Travel Alerts have been issued for the last four years, the official said.
“With the rise of the AIADMK government, our government has decided to make travel advisory notifications mandatory,” said the official.
The government’s travel advisory scheme will have an impact on travellers and family members of travellers who have been impacted by the ongoing power crisis in India and other areas, said NTFB spokesperson.
“If you are travelling in Kerala or Karnataka, you should know that it is advisable to visit the nearest district or municipality and check the advisories for yourself before leaving the state.
If you are not travelling in these states, the advice will be of little use,” said NTS.
“In the meantime, we will ensure the best possible travel for our members and family.
This will also include giving all travellers with concerns information about the latest safety updates and emergency alerts,” the NTS official added, adding that the advisory will be issued by the travel advisory committee chaired by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
The MEA will be responsible for issuing travel advisors and providing them to travel advice organisations.
The travel advisory council is an independent advisory body constituted by the MEA that includes a number of other public servants and officials of the state governments.
The MEI will be the chairperson of the council.
“It is our wish to ensure the safety and security of our citizens while traveling in India, and our travel advisary committee is an integral part of this initiative.
It is also important to note that all travellers in India are advised to make a plan for their travel, and are also encouraged to share the relevant information with their travel advisory teams, if possible,” said MEA spokesperson for travel advisory Rajiv Shukla.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is currently in the throes of a crisis after nearly half a million people were displaced in the earthquake-hit northeastern states of Assam, Mizoram, Tripura, Tripoli, Mizore and Chhattisgarh, the NDRF spokesperson said.
The country is also witnessing a surge in the number of cases of dengue, a tropical disease that causes serious illness and is transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes.
The death toll has risen to 10,958 from 6,723.