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Travel hit, visa consultancies face closure

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Bathinda, July 5

Immigration offices, visa consultancy firms and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) coaching centres have been badly hit due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Facing huge losses, the centres have started closing down as around 80 per cent of these were running from rented buildings. With no income, paying rents, bank loans and teachers' salaries had become a Herculean task for owners. The owners had also approached the district administration seeking relief.

Business had been badly affected on Ajit Road, which in the past decade had become a hub for ILETS, visa and immigration centres in the region. Several immigration and IELTS offices have sacked teachers and telecallers.

Parmeet Singh Sethi, owner of Magic Lamp International Immigration, said, "The sector has been hit hard due to the lockdown. Parents are reluctant to send their children abroad for studies."— TNS

from The Tribune

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