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Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens (February 13, 2012)

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens

American Citizens Services U. S. Consulate General
5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata (Formerly known as Calcutta)
West Bengal, India 700 071
Telephone: American Citizen Services: (91) (33) 3984-2400
Telephone for Telephone Operator Assistance:  (91) (33) 3984-2400 and Dial “0”
Facsimile: (91) (33) 2282-2335
E-mail: American Citizen Services: KolkataACS@state.gov
Webpage: http://kolkata.usconsulate.gov/

February 13, 2012

Dear U.S. citizens:

We bring this message to your attention so you can carefully consider the information it contains.  Please pass along the information below to the U.S. citizens in your area.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Indian media report an attack on an Israeli diplomatic vehicle in New Delhi by a motorcycle assailant who attached an explosive device to the vehicle’s rear.  The attack occurred around 3:30pm on February 13 in the vicinity of the Israeli Embassy, at the Aurangzeb Road and Mustafa Kamal Ataturk intersection. This area is currently blocked by Delhi Police for investigation of the incident.

U.S. citizens traveling or residing in India are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance, remain aware of their surroundings, monitor local news reports, avoid crowded places, and take appropriate steps to bolster their personal security. 

U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad should enroll in the Smart Travelers Enrollment Program (STEP).  U.S. citizens without internet access may enroll directly at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at their destination.  By enrolling, U.S. citizens make it easier for the Embassy or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.

Updated information on travel and security may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  For further information, please consult the Worldwide Caution and other consular information, including Country Specific Information, for specific countries.  These products and the latest international travel information for U.S. citizens are available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Follow us on Twitter and the Bureau of Consular Affairs page on Facebook as well.  You can also download our free Smart Traveler iPhone app to have travel information at your fingertips.

U.S. citizens with questions or concerns may contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the Embassy or the Consulates General for further information:

The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi is located at Shanti Path, Chanakya Puri 110021; telephone +91-11-2419-8000; fax +91-11-2419-8587.  For after-hours emergencies, please call the 24-hour operator at (+91-11) 2419-8000 and ask for American Citizen Services.


The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai (Bombay) is located at C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051
Phone: (22) 2672-4000.  For after-hours emergencies, please call the 24-hour operator at (+91-22) 2672-4000 and ask for American Citizens Services. If you are calling from within India, but outside Mumbai, first dial 022.

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai (Madras) is at 220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006, telephone +91-44-2857-4000; fax +91-44-2811-2027.  For after-hours emergencies, please call the 24-hour operator at (+91-44) 2857-4000 and ask for American Citizen Services. If you are calling from within India, but outside Chennai, first dial 044-.

The U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata (Calcutta) is at 5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071; telephone +91-33-3984-2400; fax +91-33-2282-2335.  For after-hours emergencies, please call our primary hotline cell phone (91) 99030 42956.  If unable to reach the cell phone, please call (91) (33) 3984-2400 and dial "0" and ask for the Duty Officer.

The U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad is at Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500 003; telephone: +91 (40) 4033-8300. For after-hours emergencies, please call the 24-hour operator at (+91-40) 4033-8300 and ask for American Citizen Services. If you are calling from within India, but outside Hyderabad, first dial 040-.