28 October 2021, Thursday
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Tourism and Culture Minister launches e-ticketing for Taj Mahal &Humayun’s Tomb& 24x7 Incredible India Tourist Helpline

E-visas an historic step, 16000 ETA enabled Tourist Visas on Arrival issued : Dr Mahesh Sharma 

The Union Minister of State of Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge) and Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, in a major step at tourist facilitation, today launched E-Ticketing at the Taj Mahal in Agra and Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi. Similarly, in a path breaking initiative, he also launched a 24x7 Incredible India Tourist Helpline along with Special Welcome Cards for foreign tourists arriving at 9 International Airports. At a function held in New Delhi today, Dr. Sharma also inaugurated the Incredible India Calendar 2015 amongst several other initiatives as a part of Good Governance Daycelebrations. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sharma said that the new initiatives taken today have started the process of re-launching tourism and taking India’s rich cultural heritage to all corners of the world. The Minister said that during the period January- November, 2014 India received a total of 6.8 lakh visitors which is the highest number of visitors received till November in any year during the last decade, also showing a commendable increase of 7.1 percent over the previous year. Similarly, during the January to November period of 2014, the foreign exchange earnings from tourism crossed the mark of 1 lakh crore rupees with a growth of 12.1 percent over the foreign exchange earnings of the same period last year. Read More...