Tourism kiosks to come up in West Bengal

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The state government of West Bengal is planning to implement tourism kiosks in as many as 49 helpdesks or kiosks, which would come up at different locations, right from the prominent tourist destinations to important transit points.

The kiosks are set up to assist tourists with information necessary during his/her tour.

Tourists often face inconvenience in getting information about accommodation, transport and tourist sights of attraction. They will have to bank on cab drivers or local residents. It is in this context that the government has decided to set up kiosks to ensure that they get relevant information that can make their trip more enjoyable

The kiosks will have a reception, a sitting area and a small pavilion. Each kiosk will be decorated in such a manner that any tourist stepping in can have an idea of the local culture and cuisine. There will be competent people posted in the reception desks who will help the tourists.

The kiosks will come up at important railway stations like Howrah, Calcutta, Sealdah, New Cooch Behar and New Alipurduar and in places like the Strand at Chandernagore, Gandhi Ghat in Barrackpore and near Chowrasta in Darjeeling. A number of bus stands have also been selected as tourists take buses to reach many destinations.