Mumbai: Intent on providing safe, convenient and fun-filled travel experiences to visitors and increase tourist influx into Jammu & Kashmir State, the Tourism Department roped in CoRover to virtually connect with tourists while they visit any tourist destination.

Ankush Sabharwal, Founder, CoRover informed that the platform will display all the information about the tourist destinations and the  amenities nearby available at a particular tourist spot. “Keeping the safety of tourists visiting J&K in mind, we have introduced a ‘Panic Button’ for visitors to seek help from other visitors in the location, in case of any emergency,” Sabharwal said.

He said that CoRover, an ISO certified Bangalore-based startup, is working with Karnataka Tourism and other Tourism Boards.

While launching CoRover Connect, which is a Software as a Service (SaaS)- based platform, Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu said that the aim behind the launch of the application is to connect tourists in a particular location with each other, with administrative staff and with the verified/curated service providers to provide a safe and convenient travel & stay experience.

Verma said, “The State Government is always committed to boost tourism in J&K that will ultimately generate employment and livelihood avenues for the people,” adding that it is high time the Tourism Department brought innovations and attracted tourists to boost the economy of the State. He also congratulated the CoRover team for their innovative ideas to bring both government and tourists at a common platform to provide an oversight and they also help the government to serve better and enhances trust among tourists.

Manav Gandotra, COO, CoRover, said that the company is hopeful of getting a good response from tourists and he also thanked Om Prakash Bhagat, Director, and S K Attri, Deputy Director, Tourism Department. Kunal Bhakhri, Co-Founder, CoRover was also present at the event.

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