Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has approved the setting-up of a multi-lingual helpline to provide general information and assistance to tourists.
To begin with, the helpline will be in the languages of the important source countries besides Hindi and English.
Chiranjeevi has directed that the toll free helpline should be accessible from everywhere in India and should start functioning in the new calendar year.
The primary objective of the proposed helpline would be to provide tourism related information to free independent travellers.
The proposal was mooted at a meeting with the representatives of various leading travel trade associations held in the Ministry of Tourism yesterday. (ANI)