Before we leave for a trip or an excursion, there are a few questions that starts hitting our brains. Some of them being â€“ â€śwhat if thereâ€™s a scorching heat out there?â€ť, â€śIs it safe to sail the waters in some Island or beaches?â€ť, â€śIs it possible to get stuck due to heavy snowfall in some hill-station located in high altitudes above sea level?â€ť
Recently, Dr. Mahesh Sharma tweeted
Travelling to/in India? Want weather updates on the go?
Call toll free number 1800 180 1717 & get instant weather information
Share & inform pic.twitter.com/nQu7Icrfo2
â€” Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) October 6, 2016
This new initiative was put forward by the Ministry of Tourism all you need to do is make a free phone call on the above-mentionedtoll-free number. There will be an automatic interactive voice response which will deliver you the weather forecasts of that day.
Meanwhile, the tourism department has yet again taken another initiative to extend e-Visa facility to people of different countries. According to the latest survey done by government, the number of tourists who availed e-Visa has leaped 3.5 folds up as compared to last year (till August). Typically, the period between January to August every year attracts an average of 1,69,976 tourists through e-Visa facilities, but this year the number of tourists visiting with e-Visa have profusely increased to 6,06,793. Currently, the government has made the facility of e-Visa available for 150 countries, at 16 airports across India.
However, there had been rumours that the helpline will be available 24×7 and it will be addressed in 12 different international languages, but there has been no such justification given by the Travel and Tourism Ministry on these points.
Another issue which makes sense is that our smartphones also give us weather forecast news 24×7, so why will someone rely on such toll-free numbers?
Even if you are in perfect weather, our stomachs are still hungry. Relish amazing food in train with rail catering service at KhanaGadi. You can order for food delivery in train at all railway junctions and we will come with hot food right on time, every time.
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