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Hazratganj and Rana Pratap Marg in Lucknow city centre are the site of important offices like the airlines, banks, travel agents, and tourist offices.
TippingOne to five per cent of the bill. *Faxes:**:
Sending faxesHotels, by and large, charge a steep surcharge for faxes sent from a hotel room through your modem. Equivalent, in fact, and not coincidentally, to the service charge levied on faxes sent from hotel business centres. *Call:**:
Calling abroadWhen you use your telephone card from your hotel room, be warned that most hotels charge a steep surcharge per call. *Com:**:
Computer factsMany hotels do not supply a separate outlet for plugging your computer in. And the voltage in the phone outlet is unusually high. Hence, you will require a current adaptor. Additionally, you will need a plug adaptor for your modem jack. *Taxes:**:
TaxesShops levy a sales tax, depending on the type of item purchased. However if sales tax is charged, a bill must be issued. The starred hotels levy steep government expenditure taxes on food. Indian liquor and international brands of scotch are available in restaurants and bars, but with difficulty, for consumption by foreign passport holders only. Additional taxes are levied. *Vid:**:
VideosIndia follows the PAL system. *Elec:**:
Electricity220 volts. You will require plug adaptors. Commercial establishments - hotels, offices, cinemas and the like - have generators and UPS systems. Power cuts are common in summer.
Newspapers:The Times of India, Hindustan Times and Pioneer put out Lucknow Editions. Others available are, Economic Times, Rashtriya Sahara, Dainik Jagaran.
MagazinesMagazines available in large bookstores are: India Today, Outlook, Business Today, Time, News Week, Business World.
Getting Around:Tempos or autorickshaws run along fixed routes, connecting the railway station to most of the other areas of the city. Cycle rickshaws are also available.
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