There is only one-time zone for all of India. India does not observe any form of daylight-saving time or any other seasonal adjustments to the time. India Standard Time (IST) is 5:30 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. You can see India's time in relation to most cities on the globe by visiting www.timeanddate.com
January is the coolest month of the year for Mumbai with mean daily minimum being 16.4 °C and mean daily maximum being 30.1 °C. The weather is generally mild and pleasant with daytime highs of around 27 °C and night-time lows of around 17 °C. The nightly lows may vary between 13 °C and 24 °C. Chilly northern winds
Mumbai has a muggy and hot weather so, putting on cotton outfits is recommended, since they absorb the sweat and make you feel comfortable.
The official language of Maharashtra is Marathi. While the majority do speak Marathi, others speak Hindi, Gujarati, English and other languages. Cities in Maharashtra are Metropolitan and are a blend of many cultures and use English as their official language. Most of the people in Maharashtra are multi lingual and usually speak both Marathi and Hindi.
Regular banking hours in Mumbai is typically 09:30 - 16:30 H, Monday to Saturday. (2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday are closed). Most banks have automatic teller machines (ATMs) which can be accessed 24 hours a day, using bank debit or credit cards.
Smoking is not permitted by law in all indoor public spaces, including public transit, shopping malls, restaurants.
Signage will be posted to indicate the applicable smoking restrictions. Please smoke in officially designated areas only.
As a result of current legislation in the Indian states, it is generally illegal to serve alcohol in public places after 11:00 p.m. (23:00 hrs.). Therefore, as a general rule, kindly note that Absolutely No Alcoholic Beverages can be available at any bar (including those in hotels) after this cut-off time. Individuals who wish to continue to partake of alcoholic beverages after 11:00 p.m. (23:00 hrs.) may only do so via room service orders within hotels.
Most purchases in the city are subject to a 18% Goods and Services Tax (GST)*
While India, culturally does not have a strong tipping tradition. In most of the tourist towns tips are expected at a standard 5 - 10%
Individual travellers are strongly advised to obtain their own personal health, luggage or other travel insurance.
The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies before departure from their countries, as required.
While every attempt is made to ensure efficient, trouble-free hospitality, including hotel accommodation, sightseeing and tours, participants are advised that no liability accrues to the Organizers in the event of any necessary modifications, including change in itineraries for tours due to delays or cancellations of flights/other exigencies beyond the Organizers' control.
The organizers of the OCCUCON – 2020 INDIA, cannot be held liable for any hindrance or arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond control.
The organizers of the OCCUCON - 2020 INDIA, accept no liability for any personal injuries or loss or damage to property belonging to Conference (meetings) participants, either during or as a result of the conference (meeting) or during all tours and events.
The currency in India is the Indian rupee (sign : / Rs.; code: INR). Currently-used banknotes come in denominations of Rs.5, Rs.10, Rs.20, Rs.50, Rs.100, Rs.500 and Rs.2000. It is always good to have a number of small notes on hand, as merchants and drivers sometimes have no equivalent cash / coins to pay balance amount. Visitors can exchanges currency at major chartered banks or at offices of foreign exchange. But it is advised to have local currency on hand prior to arriving. Hotels, merchants, restaurants and suppliers accept US or other foreign currency at a pre-determined rate, which may differ from the daily rate posted by financial institutions. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants.
Get you money exchanged at these centres if you are in Mumbai:
1.Orient Exchange and Financial center- Vile Parle East
2. Sam Forex - Mira Road, Thane
3. FRR Forex - Andheri East
4.Rudra Forex Pvt Ltd- Dadar West
5. Weizmann Forex- Mulund West
The voltage in India is 230 volts. You will require a voltage converter if you are carrying a device that does not accept 230 Volts. Wall sockets accept plugs with two or three round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, most Conference Hotels will provide adapters on request but it may be useful to carry your own for convenience. Most laptops have adapters that accept 110-240 volts, but will still need plugs of the type shown below.
Typical Indian 3-Pin and 2-Pin plugs
Mobile phones in India operate using GSM technology and function within 900/1800 MHz ranges. If you already own a GSM phone and if your home country too operates within the same GSM range, you can use your phone in India. Popular GSM cell phone service providers in India, such as Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance or Aircel offer both post-paid and prepaid cell phone plans. If you are on a business visit to India. a prepaid plan would be ideal. The documents that are required to obtain a new sim card or data card are two recent passports-sized photographs, a photocopy of your photo identity (Drivers License, PAN card, a photocopy of the first page of your passport & sometimes visa copy)
Airport Contact Information
• Airport helpline: 022 66851010.
• Website: https://csia.in
Inter-Terminal Shuttle Bus
The international and domestic terminals are located around five kilometers (three miles) apart. There's a free shuttle bus, which departs every 20 to 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. Time taken to travel between the terminals is around 20 minutes.
Transport and Hotel Transfers
The easiest way to get to your hotel is by taking a prepaid taxi from the airport. The counter is located near the exit of the arrivals area. Bus services are also available from the airport.
International Airport Mumbai. They provide you convenient safe, easily accessible, cost-effective travel in a standard and air-conditioned sedan. Airport taxi service can be availed at the airport for travel to Mumbai city and vice versa.