Home / News / India /  Passport-like Aadhaar centres in Delhi, Vijayawada. UIDAI shares details

NEW DELHI : Making it easier for citizens to apply for a new Aadhaar card or update existing ones, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has opened its first 'Aadhaar Seva Kendra' in Delhi and Vijayawada. The new Aadhaar centres, which will soon be rolled out across 53 cities of India, are similar to Passport Seva Kendras run by the Ministry of External Affairs.

UIDAI tweeted that the first Aadhaar Seva Kendra has been opened at Akshardham Metro station in New Delhi. The centre has the capacity to handle upto 1,000 Aadhaar-related requests daily.

The Aadhaar enrolment and updation centre is open from 9.30 am to 6 pm on all days except Tuesdays.

"This is a specialized centre with the capacity to handle 1000 service requests per day. The timings are 9:30 am to 6:00 pm (Only Tuesday off). More such centres coming soon in 53 cities across the country," UIDAI said in a tweet.

The second such Aadhaar centre has been opened in Vijayawada's Labbipet area opposite municipal water tank.

UIDAI said the centre, which has the capacity to handle upto 500 requests per day, is open 7 days a week from 9.30 am to 6 pm.

The Aadhaar card issuing authority has an ambitious plan to set up 114 such centres by the year-end. Currently, thousands of Aadhaar centres are being run by banks and post offices but the Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASK) are the first ones.

The new ASK model entails an online appointment management system to allow people to book a slot as per their convenience.

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