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Hyderabad: The much-publicised online slot booking system for Aadhaar enrolments seems to be encountering serious problems.
Officials, who were publicising the ease of Aadhaar enrolment with the online slot booking system, are now saying that minute-to-minute list of slots available at all enrolment centres are impossible to maintain.
The Aadhaar enrolment slot booking website remained  unresponsive on Tuesday. Now, only enrolment centres inside the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits would offer online slot booking by phone or the Aadhaar website. Those outside the GHMC have been deleted from the system.
Also, the slot availability dates were going to April and June in centres in Hyderabad. It was the end of March for most centres in Ranga Reddy district.
With only three days to go for the extended deadline to link Aadhaar to LPG connections, people are still grappling with enrolment. Even  those enrolment centres  offering online slot booking doesn’t seem to be serving any purpose, as several people reported being turned back from the centres or made to wait there for a long time since there was already a long list of pending applications.
Ranga Reddy district collector A. Vani Prasad on Tuesday asked people not to panic and said that the deadline is not binding. Regarding the online slot booking system, she said,  “It is probably due to the previous day’s pendency. Initially, the system encountered problems, but it is fine now,” she said.
However, B. Narsimha Reddy, district supplies officer, Rangareddy, said, “It is not possible to make  minute-to-minute list of slots available online. All the rural centres have been deleted from online booking, retaining only those under the GHMC limits.”