Delhi launches tourist helpline ahead of Commonwealth Games


As the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today launched a new 24-hour helpline and a tourism website providing a range of services to the tourists.

“Delhi ranks number one in foreign tourists’ arrivals.

This makes it vital for it to have a robust tourist guidance system in place,” Dikshit said after launching the facility here.

She said the online and phone facilities will reach out to the tourists in the country and abroad making Delhi-related information and services more accessible.

On the official website, visitors will have access to a wide variety of services and information. Even before tourists set out for Delhi, they can download thematic city maps, information brochures and informative videos to plan their trip better.

Information such as type of hotel, booking services, Bed and Breakfast establishments, guesthouses, transport and flight services, currency converter and weather updates besides detailed information on city’s heritage, must-see attractions and eateries will be available at the click of mouse.

“What’s more one can “now dial ‘1280’ from any phone and get answers to questions related to Delhi tourism,” a senior Delhi Government official said.