Ready to call Sim Card will be pre-loaded with Maps, tourism booklets
The Home Ministry’s New Year Gift to its foreign tourists from 161 countries will be pre-loaded sim cards at 12 major airports of India after Home Minister formally launches it this weekend.
The ready to call sim cards will be available to foreign tourists arriving at airports in Panjim, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Jaipur, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Delhi and Varanasi to begin with. The move is aimed at projecting India as a global tourist destination among foreign travellers as well as addressing the security concerns by equipping the tourists with mobile phones to make calls in case of any distress. The initiative has been planned in association with BSNL this weekend by distributing free pre loaded Sim Cards to foreign tourists arriving in India on e – Visa. The Sim Card will be given to the tourists at the immigration itself. This has been rolled out in phased manner with pilot in Delhi and few select cities next week,
Indeed great move for foreign tourists in India.