The Jail Department has introduced helplines to allow visitors to book prior appointments.
Appointments will be given on a first-come-first-served basis, except in the case of emergencies. Prison staff will intimate date and time over telephone.
The move is aimed at preventing long waiting time and overcrowding at visitor's rooms, a release said.
The helpline numbers are: Central Prison, Kalapet – 0413 2655664, Special Sub-Jail Karaikal – 04368 222493, Sub Jail Mahe – 0490 2332897 and Special Sub Jail Yanam – 0884 2323065.
It is aimed at preventing long waiting time and overcrowding at visitor's rooms