ITU-TRAI International Training Programme : 2nd to 4th April, 2012.

ITU Asia-Pacific Regulators Roundtable: 30th & 31st March, 2012.

Hotel
The participants will have to book their accommodation directly with the hotels quoting the name of the event as ‘TRAI event’. The hotels recommended for the workshop and the discounted prices reserved for the event (for bookings made by 10th March 2012) are:
Sr.No.Name of the HotelRoom TypeRoom Rate
1.THE WESTIN HYDERABAD MINDSPACE
(Venue for International Training Program (ITP) and Regulators’ Roundtable)
Address
Raheja IT Park, Hitec City, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500 081 , INDIA
Tel: +91 40 6767 6307
Fax: 91 40 6767 7676
M 91 80083 02181
e-mail: Debanjan.Kundu@westin.com
Standard (Single Room)

Double Room
Rs. 6000 (US$ 120 Approx.)

Rs. 7000 (US$ 140 Approx.)
2.DASPALLA HOTEL HYDERABAD
(Around 3 Km from the venue)
Road No. 37, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad- 500033 Tel: +91 40 2345 5678
Fax: +91 40 2354 7213
National Toll Free No 1800 425 4225
Cell: +91-8978944008
E-mail: sales2@daspallahyderabad.com
Standard (Single Room)

Double Room
Rs. 3000 (US$ 60 Approx.)

Rs. 3500 (US$ 70 Approx.)
Note:
1. The room rates above are inclusive of all taxes and breakfast for one.
2. The prices are subject to availability and subject to change.
Payment of Hotel Accounts
Before departure from Hyderabad, participants are expected to settle directly with the respective hotels all accounts, including room charges and other expenses, such as for local and long-distance telephone calls, Internet use, business center use, laundry, room and hotel transportation services, mini-bar items, as well as restaurant and bar services. Participants are also responsible for any charges incurred with respect to rooms remaining vacant owing to their late arrival or rescheduled departure for which inadequate prior notice is given.

Immigration Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to India. Before departure, participants are requested to ensure that they possess visa for the period of stay in India. Visa supporting letter can be issued on request. Please submit the following information along with a copy of passport to local secretariat coordinator for the visa supporting letter.
Full Name
Passport Number
Nationality
Date of Issue
Date of Expire
Date of Birth

Health Requirements
ITU requests all participants to ensure medical and travel insurance covering the whole period of the training course and overseas travel. Neither ITU nor TRAI will be able to meet any expenses relating to injury, accident or medical treatment of the participant.

Practical Information about Hyderabad
Hyderabad is a lively 400-year-old metropolis, famous as the former seat of the extremely wealthy Nizams. It is a hot tourist destination. The popular attractions of Hyderabad district are Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar, Jama Masjid, St. Joseph's Cathedral, St. Mary's Church, Planetarium, Falaknuma Palace, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Paigah Tombs, Chote Hazrat Ki Dargah, Nehru Zoological Park.
In southern India, Hyderabad occupies a prominent place in the field of education.

Weather
The city of Hyderabad has a tropical climate and temperature ranges from 30°C to 36°C from April to June. The temperature doesn't change much with the change in season, thus providing a moderate temperature in the region. Cotton clothes always go along the weather of Hyderabad.

Language
Hindi is the official language of India but English is widely used throughout the country. Urdu, Hindi and Telugu are the principal languages spoken in Hyderabad. A large percentage of the population is also well-versed in English.

Time Zone
GMT + 5.30 hours

Banks & Currency
The unit of currency is Indian Rupees which comes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. Please use authorised money changers and banks to change currency. They will issue a certificate of exchange which is required at the time of re-conversion of any unused currency. Under the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, it is an offence to exchange foreign currency other than through authorised money changers or banks. The currency may be exchanged at the airport on arrival. Foreign Exchange Rate is approximately Rs.52.75 to US$ 1 (as on 23 12.2011)
Most bank ATMs honour Visa, Visa Electron, Master & Maestro cards & these ATM cards can be used to withdraw money. Most hotels, shops & other establishments accept credit cards. Master & VISA cards are accepted at almost all such establishments whereas some of them accept Diners & American Express cards as well.

Electricity
230 Volts AC 50Hz Electric sockets are: Type D