Another special Indian visa camp soon
India will launch another special visa camp for Bangladeshis in a few months and thoughts are on to set up such camps in other parts of the country as well.
Consideration for setting up more special visa camps came in response to the “huge popularity” of the prevailing special Eid visa camp set up in Dhaka from June 4.
“This initiative was the first, but it will not be the last,” Harsh Vardhan Shringla, the Indian high commissioner, said at a programme in Dhaka’s Baridhara today. “In the next few months, there will be another such visa camp.”
In reply to a query, the Indian official said that the country has plans to set up such visa camps through other parts of Bangladesh seeing the overwhelming response.
A 12-day special visa camp began in Dhaka from June 4, aimed at popularising India as a tourist destination for Bangladeshis during Eid-ul-Fitr holidays.
“We have seen overwhelming response,” High Commissioner Shringla said. “Daily there were 10,000 applicants standing in queues for the visa.”
According to him, India plans to dish out around 50,000 to 60,000 tourist visas during this time. These will be a one-year multiple entry visas for the applicants.
In future, he assured, initiatives will be taken to simplify the visa processes for Bangladeshis.