Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) Ghaziabad

Passport is needed if you wish to travel some foreign country. I do not have a passport yet. So I applied on-line by signing up through http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink. First, It is a very tedious job to get an appointment. second, if anyhow you manage to get an appointment there are two categories to get it, Tatkaal and Normal. You can get appointment through any category. if you manage to get an appointment in Tatkaal category and you want Normal category, you can convert it in to the Normal category by reaching  PSK,Ghaziabad on the date of your appointment. no worries.. 

Now, you need to visit to the PSK on the date of an appointment. My
city Muzaffarnagar comes under Ghaziabad PSK, so I need to visit there. I had no idea about the address of the PSK Ghaziabad, so tried to get it from the website. You can view the address of your PSK by clicking on the link Locate Nearest Passport Seva Kendra on the right hand side in services pane and I selected Ghaziabad and get the address as follows:

Passport Seva Kendra, Block-A Ground Floor, Pacific Business Park, Plot No 37/1, Site IV, Sahibabad Industrial Area, Ghaziabad - 201010

Right, it is the correct address.  But, when you click on the view google map button on the left hand side on the same page you will find PSK at:

 Screen shot after zooming 8 times:
but when you navigate the map around Shaibabad railway station you got on the link road where the persent PSK is situated, as depicted in the screenshot below. That is very near to the Kaushambhi metro station.

 We can clearly see that it is not pointed as the PSK, Ghaziabad. 

I board on train on Tuesday, 28-May-2013 at 7.10 am from Muzaffanagar and get down at 9.15 am at Ghaziabad junction instead I should have get down at Sahibabad junction. :(

Because of the mis-guidance on google map, I had to face the difficulty in reaching PSK on time i.e. 10.30 am. 

I would suggest to the www.passportindia.gov.in website maintainers to not to misguide people if they cannot update things on time. Everybody's time and money are important.

7 comments:

  1. Hi Shobha,

    Thanks for sharing the info. But I do have a query. I have been trying to get an online appointment for the past 4 days, but I'm still not able to get one. Could you please share your experience while getting the appointment. How many days did it take you to get an appointment at PSK GZB? Any other important info would be very much helpful.

    Thanks,
    Prabhat

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  2. hi Prabhat,

    there is a trick to get an appointment ;)

    just get ready 10 minutes before the appointment time. As it is sharp 6.00 pm or whatever time they have allotted for the appointment try to book at the very moment. Within 5-6 minutes their quota for the appointments gets filled.
    there are fare chances that you could get an appointment within this time slab suppose it is 6.00 pm then 6.00 - 6.05 pm
    Best of luck (Y)

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  3. this is nice piece of information, I had come to know about your site from my friend and i have read all the posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your website gives the best and the most interesting information which provides about the address of the psk with the maps etc. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, once again hats off to you! Thanx a ton once again, Regards,
    Passport Seva Portal

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  4. Hi Shobha!

    I have my interview on 17 july, and I am coming from Agra. What do you suggest should I start from agra on 17th morning and get down at Ghaziabad or sahibabad

    or

    come to delhi on 16th and travel to PSK by metro on 17th morning.

    Please help, I am confused.

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  5. Hello mam ,can you tell me which is the nearest metro station to psk ghaziabad.

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  6. Dear Manish, it is Kaushambi Metro station, on blue line(vaishali-Dwarka).
    Hope it answers your query..

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