Tourists to be given SIM cards on arrival in India

Tourists to be given SIM cards on arrival in India

Tourists arriving in India will be greeted with a SIM card when they land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi.

The SIM will come with 50Rs (60p) of call time, 50MB of mobile data and a 24/7 multi-lingual helpline number for tourists who enter the country on an e-visa.

It was launched by Union minister Mahesh Sharma, who plans to roll it out in 15 more international airports.

“This unique initiative will facilitate the foreign tourists in communicating with their acquaintances immediately after their arrival in India,” he said. “A tourist helpline in twelve foreign languages is already there so that the foreign tourists can get the required information in their own language.”

The initiative has been launched in association with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd, (BSNL), which will collect e-Visa copy and the first page of passport details from foreign tourists on arrival at the airport.

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