SDM tightens noose around travel agents
Kapurthala: 12 March, 2018: (APS Brar) SDM Kapurthala, Nayan Bhullar today checked offices of various travel agents in Dhilwan. She inspected and scrutinized the papers of three travel agents, namely, Arora Enterprises, Vishal Enterprises and Bajaj Enterprises.
The agents could not show any required paper to the SDM. She issued notices to all three to appear before her office on 15th March.
Nayan Bhullar told babushahi.com that to curb illegal practices by travel agents; the Punjab had passed the Punjab Prevention of Human Smuggling Act in December 2012. Under the Act, travel agents, emigration consultants or ticketing agents have to get themselves registered.
SDM said “according to rules, no agent can operate without a licence as per Section 3 of the Prevention of Human Smuggling Act. The Act states that if found doing so, he/she can be imprisoned along with a fine”. It is pertinent to mention here that SDM Nayan Bhullar has tightened the noose around the travel agents in the area; she often inspects the offices of the agents to curb the illegal activities.