A Passport Mela was organised at Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) in Lalbagh Road and Marathahalli on Saturday. The mela was organised to help speed up the application process for acquiring passports, which there has been a high demand for.
About 2,500 appointments were made available to passport seekers, who visited the PSK to get their applications processed. The appointment slots to register for the Passport Mela were made available from November 25, and 2,492 appointments were booked by the citizens.
Applicants under normal category were allowed to apply in the mela while the Tatkal based on verification certificates/Annexure ‘F’ and Walk-in applicants were not allowed.
Since all the applicants had come after taking appointments, they can easily keep a track of their passport by checking the status online using their ARN by logging on to www.passportindia.gov.in.
The Regional Passport Office, Bangalore will be organising another Passport Mela on December 14 and online appointments for the same will be released on December 9. Online appointments for the same will be released on the same day.
Reproduced from DNA