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Aurangabad to set up kiosks to assist tourists

Tourists to the city may soon get assistance and guidance

AURANGABAD: Tourists arriving in the city may soon get assistance and guidance of specially trained youths who will be placed at various strategic locations.

As a part of its ambitious project to promote tourism, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is planning to run a short-term course in association with Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu) for a group of 30 students who will render tourist-friendly services to the tourists, reports The Times of India.

Ramesh Pawar, additional municipal commissioner told TOI on Thursday that the civic body would train the students in such a manner that they would help the tourists on various issues like providing crucial information to tourists on important spots, how to reach there, information of hotels restaurants among others.

“As per the plan, the civic body will set up kiosks at theairport, bus stations, railway station and other citys entry points. We are looking at developing a team that could effectively interact with domestic and foreign tourists and thus we are taking help of the tourism and foreign languages departments of Bamu. Experts from the departments will guide the participants,” he said.

Aurangabad is a tourism capital of Maharashtra and is visited by lakhs of domestic and foreign tourists, every year but there is dearth of professionals. Hence, the civic body is looking forward to launch the one-week course. Eligible candidates will be provided the training free of cost and the after completion of the training the participants will be offered monthly stipends.

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