Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: District Collector Arvind Kumar has called for setting up a more congenial atmosphere at the designated photography locations (DPL) set up for issuing ration cards in the twin cities. He also wanted to speed up the issuance of the cards, so as to issue at least 150 cards a day.

Paying a surprise visit to the DPL Centre cocated in the Shah Function Hall in Bahadurpura mandal, Mr. Arvind Kumar directed the officials to rearrange the seating arrangements and the reception counters, so that the public could receive their ration cards in a friendly ambience.

The Collector also asked the officials to take the photographs of people who came to the DPLs with families in one spell, so that they would not have to make repeated trips to the DPL. The system would also avoid large crowds at the centres.