No place to even sit at the passport officeRecently I went to the Passport Seva Kendra in Begumpet, Hyderabad. I accompanied my wife who is getting her passport renewed. As per the time we both were there and she went inside the office and no second person is allowed. I waited outside only. Like me, there are many people waiting outside. There is no shelter for the people to sit. There is no washroom also. They have to sit somewhere on the ground. There are two or three shops selling some tiffins, snacks and beverages. They are not allowing the people to sit there as that will affect their business.
On average, it is taking 2 to 3 hours minimum for the process to get completed and the person to come out. Till the person comes out the accompanying person has to stand there or sit on the ground. There is a lot of open place in front of the building. Why can't the authorities make some arrangements for sitting so that the accompanying persons can sit there while waiting? If necessary they can charge some amount for the people to sit there. I like to know the views of other members on this.