Tirupati: External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Friday inaugurated seven Passport Seva Kendras in Andhra Pradesh.
    
Krishna, who opened the Seva Kendra here, later inaugurated the Kendras at Begumpet, Ameerpet, Tolichowki (all in Hyderabad), Vijayawada, Nizamabad and Visakhapatnam through video conferencing from here.
    
Earlier, accompanied with his wife Prema, the minister payed obeisance at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala.
    
This was his maiden visit to the hill temple after becoming union minister, temple sources said.
He used to offer worship on his birthdays on May 1 every year when he was the Chief Minister of Karnataka.

(Agencies)