BHUBANESWAR: The regional passport workplace in Bhubaneswar has issued an advisory, cautioning humans towards some fake websites that masquerade as the respectable portal for on-line passport-associated services. The Crime Branch to has commenced a recognition pressure to save you passport applicants from being duped by using bogus.
“We have been coming across applicants, who had been cheated after browsing through fraudulent websites and mobile packages. The legitimate website for making use of passport offerings is www.Passportindia.Gov.In,” local passport officer (Bhubaneswar) Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra stated. Applicants can also use the professional cell app—mPassport Seva to avail themselves of related services.

“We have located that the websites and cellular apps are amassing records from candidates and charging exorbitant costs for filling up the web forms and scheduling appointments for passports and different related services. We got here throughout a few victims, who are exceedingly knowledgeable,” Mishra stated. Sources said the fraudulent websites charged between Rs four,500 to Rs 6,500 for a passport, whose actual fee is only Rs 1,500 for regular and Rs three,500 for Tatkal passport.


While the nearby passport workplace could not ascertain the precise quantity of court cases they obtained, sources said at least 15 applicants were cheated by the fake website managers inside the last ten months. However, the victims have up to now no longer lodged any court cases with the police. While the passport workplace requested the police to preserve tabs at the fake portals, they have got officially now not lodged criticism in opposition to the fraudsters.
“We commonly acquired court cases regarding the usage of cast documents to get passports visa applicants. If we receive court cases towards faux web sites, we will act,” deputy commissioner of police, Anup Kumar Sahoo stated.
The nearby passport workplace right here problems round 1.Five lakh passports in a year. At least 25 suspected Bangladeshi migrants had been arrested inside the past 3 years for forging files to get Indian passports here. The accused confessed earlier than the police that they took the help of agents to procure faux voter ID playing cards, date of the delivery certificate and house proofs.

All trains to have a real-time data system with the aid of this fiscal: Rly Board chairman

Bhubaneswar: The installation of an actual-time educate data machine (RTIS) to music their motion across the country will be completed by the giving up of this economic yr. The announcement become made with the aid of Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav while reviewing the Bhubaneswar and Puri station works here on Sunday.
Dubbing it as a sport changer in streamlining the united states’ train records system, Yadav stated, “We have set a goal of installing GPS in about 8,000 to educate engines through March 2020 (stop of this economic yr).” The Railways has already fitted GPS devices in more than 4,200 engines, he delivered.
The task is being accomplished by means of the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Global positioning gadget (GPS) is being set up in engines to attach trains with a significant manage workplace server of the Railways through an ISRO satellite.
Yadav stated automated capture of teaching strolling statistics and automatic plotting of control charts inside the important server will assist the officers in managing to teach operations. It may even help the Railways improve the punctuality of the trains, which in flip will enhance purchaser services, he brought.
“Sometimes we find errors in educating statistics attributable to guide feeding of the train position and walking popularity. But the brand new machine will resolve this hassle and provide up to date data to passengers every 30 seconds. People can get accurate records about the exact vicinity of the trains and strolling status through cellular packages,” he explained.
The chairman stated they have got advanced an internet site called e-dristi.In for supplying records on train function and additionally for hygienic catering offerings. Besides, an e-catering app by IRCTC will help the passengers e-book food of different manufacturers even as traveling in trains.
He further introduced that wi-fi could be supplied in all of the important stations via September this year. CCTVs too may be set up in all the crucial stations and essential mail/explicit trains via the give up of this monetary yr for the safety and security of passengers, he said.

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