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Demand for passport on the rise in Tripura

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, June 7 � With Agartala-Kolkata direct bus inaugurated today, demand for Indo-Bangla passport here has suddenly picked up tempo.

Normally, a person needs at least two and a half months to receive a passport through the Regional Passport Office located at Kolkata despite having on-line facility of filing applications.

The Regional Passport Office does conduct Passport Adalat here to process the pending applications for passports. However, the efforts seem to fall short to clear the huge backlog of passport seekers. As of now, 2,24,395 passport applications are pending.

�We are expecting a major jump in the demand for passport after the introduction of the direct bus service between Agartala-Kolkata via Dhaka�, said an employee of an outlet for assisting passport seekers.

In Tripura, the demand for Indo-Bangla passport is more than that of international passports. However, the Centre is contemplating to establish a Passport Centre at Agartala to cater to the need of the State. Currently, passport is being issued from Regional Passport Office after conducting all necessary procedures.

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Demand for passport on the rise in Tripura

AGARTALA, June 7 � With Agartala-Kolkata direct bus inaugurated today, demand for Indo-Bangla passport here has suddenly picked up tempo.

Normally, a person needs at least two and a half months to receive a passport through the Regional Passport Office located at Kolkata despite having on-line facility of filing applications.

The Regional Passport Office does conduct Passport Adalat here to process the pending applications for passports. However, the efforts seem to fall short to clear the huge backlog of passport seekers. As of now, 2,24,395 passport applications are pending.

�We are expecting a major jump in the demand for passport after the introduction of the direct bus service between Agartala-Kolkata via Dhaka�, said an employee of an outlet for assisting passport seekers.

In Tripura, the demand for Indo-Bangla passport is more than that of international passports. However, the Centre is contemplating to establish a Passport Centre at Agartala to cater to the need of the State. Currently, passport is being issued from Regional Passport Office after conducting all necessary procedures.