Puducherry, Jan 30 (PTI) The Chennai based Regional Passport office will be holding a special passport mela at the Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) here on February 3. Also Read - Kiran Bedi Removed As Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, Telangana Governor Given Additional Charge

This was to meet public demand and to facilitate submission of applications for frequent travelers due to extended time in getting appointments, a release from the Regional Passport office said here today. Also Read - Courtesy Visit: West Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Meets Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

The PSK will function on Saturday like any other normal working day and applications would be accepted as per time slots allotted to the applicants, a release said. Also Read - 'Gave Centre, Governor Chance to do Politics,' Says Mayawati on Oppn Delegation's Thwarted Visit to J&K

All applicants should log on to the official website (www.passportindia.gov.in) to participate in the mela , register online, generate Application Registration Number (ARN) and pay online the fees to take appointment.

Those participating in the mela should bring an ARN printout with appointment details with requisite documents in originals in addition to one set of self attested photocopies.

Applications under fresh and re-issue categories alone will be accepted, it said.

Applications for PCCs (Police Clearance Certificates) walk-ins including on hold and refused tokens will not be entertained during the mela, the release said.

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