All Lok Sabha constituencies to get passport centre by February end
Allahabad, Feb 2: Union Minister Manoj Sinha on Saturday said the number of passport centres, which were just 77 in 2014, have now increased to over 300, and all Lok Sabha constituencies would get them by February end.
Sinha said passport centres have been set up in almost all Lok Sabha constituencies and those which does not have that facility yet will get it very soon.
The Minister of State for Telecommunications (Independent Charge), while unveiling a Kumbh Mela commemorative postage stamp here, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants that no Indian should travel more than 50 km for issuance of passport.
Till 2014, there were 77 passport centres in the country. But now it has increased to more then 300. Some Lok Sabha constituencies which are yet to get a passport centre will get it by the end of February, Sinha said.
He also said the Department of Posts has started India Post Payments Bank facility and termed it "home delivery of banking services".
OneIndia News with PTI inputs