September 19, 2018
Coimbatore : Works are in progress to open Post Office Passport Seva Kendras in the Nilgiris, Erode and Tirupur districts of Tamil Nadu, a top passport department official said.
The Kendras in Coonoor in Nilgiris and Erode are likely to become operational by October 31 and due to inadequate infrastructural facilites, the Tirupur Kendra will be slightly delayed, Regional Passport Officer Coimbatore G. Sivakumar told reporters here.
Such kendras are functioning in Salem and Rasipuram in Namakkal District, which have issued 31,678 passports since inception in March last year and 2,742 passports from May this year respectively, till August 31, he said.
As far as the regional passport office was concerned, since September 14, 2008, 11.25 lakh passports have been issued till now, Sivakumar said adding that in 2017, the office has issued 1,73,147 passports and 1,35,326 passports till September 14 2018.