The union tourism ministry recently said it will shortly introduce the tourism helpline number in 12 more languages. Currently, the helpline number 1363 for tourists is functioning in two languages – Hindi and English.
“Soon, the ministry will introduce 12 more languages for the helpline,” Mahesh Sharma, Tourism Minister said in New Delhi after chairing a meeting of Hindi advisory committee. Sharma said his ministry was giving importance to Hindi as much as possible and a lot of official work was also being done in Hindi.
Speaking on the occasion, tourism secretary Vinod Zutshi announced to launch a magazine called ‘Atulya Bharat’ in Hindi. The meeting was attended by members of parliament Ram Charitra Nishad, Shankar Bhai N. Vegad, Tariq Anwar and other senior ministry officials.