India to give free SIM cards for tourists on e-tourist visasStaff Writer | November 21, 2016
The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned a proposal to give SIM cards to anyone arriving in India on an e-tourist visa.
Asia SIM card will be automatically be issued
SIM cards will be issued through BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited), a state-owned telecommunications company.
The e-tourist visa scheme, which was launched on November 27, 2014, allows a foreign traveller to show only a printout of an authorisation mail to the immigration authorities.
This facility is currently available for citizens of 150 countries. ■