Chandigarh, July 16- Soon, a Passport Seva Kender will be opened in Mahendragarh district. The Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr V.K. Singh, made this announcement on the demand of MP, Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Mr Dharambir Singh, today.

Dr V.K. Singh announced this, while addressing the people after inaugurating Passport Seva Kender at Post Office in Bhiwani today.

While giving Mr Dharambir Singh, all credit of opening of Passport Seva Kender, the Minister said that it is only with his efforts, space has been made available at post office for the Kender. With the opening of Passport Seva Kender in Bhiwani, the people of this area would not have to go to Hisar, Gurugram, Chandigarh and Ambala. Passport is essential if one want to go to abroad for business, study and any other purpose.

He urged the people to go through the medium of authorized agents for work in countries abroad so as to avoid any fraud. For this, Ministry of External Affairs has also directed the concerned officers.

He said that earlier, about 97 Passport Seva Kenders were there in the country, but in order to made this service available to common people, the Ministry has decided to open this service in post office. In the first phase, 290 centres have been identified with an aim to ensure the facility of Passport Seva Kender within the distance of 50-60 km. This is the sixth such Passport Seva Kender to have been opened in the country.

Those present included, MP, Bhiwani-Mahendragarh, Mr Dharambir Singh and State BJP President, Mr Subash Barala.