Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Special emigration counters will be opened at airports for foreign tourists, Kerala Minister for Home and Tourism Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said.

He said in reply to questions in the Assembly on Friday that the government had sought more Central funds to increase the strength of the police at the Thiruvananthapuram airport as part of its efforts to open the special counters. A system for e-filing of ‘C’ forms has been introduced. (As per the rules, hoteliers should secure ‘C’ form which furnishes details about the foreigners who check into the hotels and inform the police within 24 hours).