Police and OYO launch joint operation to curb immoral activities in TriCity hotels
The police department has initiated a special drive in its fight against immoral activities including human trafficking in hotels in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula in partnership with OYO. As part of the initiative, strict action against those using OYO’s brand illegally will be one of the top priorities for the police.
The company, committed to ensuring safe and secure stays for its guests, organised a seminar in partnership with the police to raise awareness, educate stakeholders, and promote a collaborative approach in the fight against immoral activities inhotels in tricity. More than 70 OYO hotel operators along with top police officials in the city participated in the seminar. The initiative reiterates OYO’s zero tolerance policy against any kind of immoral activity in its partner hotels.
Narender Chaudhary, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohali addressed the seminar as the chief guest and said “Hotel industry plays a significant role in the growth of economy. OYO has made hotel stay affordable and convenient for a common person in India. The home-like ambiance in OYO affiliated hotels is what sets them apart, and therefore it is critical to ensure a safe and secure environment in these establishments.
He also shared his views on the role of hospitality industry as partners and neighborhood watch to help police in promoting safety protocols in hotels. It includes regular monitoring and storage of CCTV camera footage in hotels and its surroundings,supervising day to day activities in hotels by hotel owners, illuminated reception areas and maintaining a list of top police officials and nearby police station in case if there is any help required.
Varun Jain, Chief Operating Officer, OYO added “From stringent safety protocols and regular audits to ensuring well-trained staff, OYO prioritises the creation of a secure environment for guests. We are also starting a joint operation with the police against those hotels which are illegally using OYO’s brand to ensure guests feel completely at ease during their stay”.
OYO has a robust safety and security system to ensure that hotels listed on its platform must comply with the safety related laws and guidelines issued by the local law enforcement agencies. It also provides regular safety and security related training to its hotel partners and their employees to watch out for red flags such as guest behavior and unusual check-in patterns and take preventive actions.
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