The Union Ministry of Culture had announced a ticket waiver for women tourists to mark women’s day. This is part of more such schemes envisaged to promote travel, especially among women. Sources said all women tourists were allowed entry without tickets but the announcement came late and most of them were not aware of it.
The number of women was normal and many of them said the government should announce such incentives to promote women travellers. They also said such schemes and programmes should be popularised through the mass media so that there is increased patronage.
Meanwhile, the Indian Airforce officers’ wives gathered in a hotel in Mahabalipuram and celebrated women’s day. It was a musical event wherein they also donated hair for 50 women who lost theirs due to cancer.