|Early Times Report|
Srinagar, June 6: Passport office Srinagar will resume its services from Monday after remaining closed for over two months due to nation-wide lockdown to curtail spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
However, installation of Aarogya Setu app on mobile phones of passport applicants, besides wearing masks, wearing gloves and maintaining social distancing has been made mandatory for people visiting the Passport Office.
Regional Passport Officer, Srinagar, B B Nagar told UNI that the office will resume its normal functioning from Monday. “People are advised to book or reschedule their appointments as per the availability on the website www.passportindia.gov.in,” he said.
He, however, requested people not to come to the passport office for any inquiry related to passport as the same can be done over the phone.
Mr Nagar said a disinfectant tunnel has been installed at the gate of the office to sanitize people coming in. “Applicants have to strictly adhere to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) while visiting the Passport office on the date of their appointment,” he added.
He said the SOPs, include installing Aarogya Setu app, wearing face masks, hand gloves, keeping hand sanitizer with them while visiting Passport office. “The applicants will also have to strictly maintain social distancing while visiting the office,” he added.