The Centre has announced a special scheme for "prompt re-issue" of passports, which were damaged in floods, at free-of-cost in Chennai and other districts. The special scheme, to be effective from Tuesday would be valid for two months, an official release said. There will be instant re-issue of passports damaged in rains free of cost at regional passport office here, it said.
A special "passport mela" for flood victims would also be conducted on December 12 and at three Passport Seva Kendras functioning in Chennai. To get a duplicate passport, the applicant does not require to submit online application. "An application on plain paper and the flood damaged passport are required", it said.