From Monday onwards, a preloaded sim card will be offered to the foreign tourists arriving in India from 12 major airports – Panaji, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Lucknow, Delhi, and Varanasi. This initiative has been taken by Ministry of Home Affairs to boost tourism and project India as a global destination. This move will also address the security concern of tourists, and they can easily make a call in case of stress. The card can be easily recharged and will start functioning the movement tourists will step out of the airport. Only BSNL SIM cards would be provided since it’s a State-owned telecom company and will be valid for only 30 days. Along with the SIM card, a welcome kit will be also given to tourists, which will consist of maps, and tourism booklets with information about emergency numbers.
According to MHA official, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will launch the initiative in association with BSNL this weekend by distributing free preloaded Sim cards to tourists arriving in India.
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