Shimla: BJP MP from Hamirpur and president of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Anurag Thakur on Thursday met Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj and requested her to open a Regional Passport office in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh. Thakur informed that at present a regional passport office exists in Shimla.
However, with the advent of time, the workload has increased exponentially in this office and there is lot of pressure on the employees. Further, the distance acts as another deterrent for people living in districts far away from Shimla, which consists of 8 out of 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh. He said in order to make sure that a passport office exists at a central location, Hamirpur has been proposed. Thakur further said that number of people from his parliamentary constituency particularly Una and Hamirpur travel to Gulf and other countries in search of employment and therefore they require passport. “DP
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