In order to keep a check on the spread of Coronavirus disease across India, the government has announced an extended lockdown till May 3. The government has ordered restriction of movement, except for emergencies and people providing essential services.
These social distancing measures have been taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19,
a respiratory disease that has been declared a global pandemic. To make sure the businesses providing essential services can move without issues or regular people can venture outside their homes to deal with emergencies, several states and union territories are offering e-passes that can be obtained online. E-pass for lockdown is also being referred to as movement pass or COVID-19 emergency pass, or online lockdown pass by some states.
Only essential service providers are allowed to travel, during the lockdown period.
Although, in case you need to travel for some emergency work, you can apply for an e-pass online which you can show to the police while traveling.
Who Can Have The ePass?
First of all, be sure that you have a valid reason for the pass.
Basically, to regulate the movement of goods and people during this period, many State Governments have developed mechanisms to issue ‘curfew passes’.
Apart from that, some documents may be required while you travel.
While having the ePass, you need to keep the blow points in mind.
How to get e-pass for lockdown?
How to check for application status of e-pass?
Once the application is submitted, the user can check their status of application by entering a unique ID on the e-pass website.
Once the E-pass is approved, a message from the authorities will be sent over the phone informing the user.
The e-pass can then be printed for use. It is essential to carry the e-pass with you, when you leave the house. Check Techiyogiz.com for more...
Official websites for lockdown e-pass applications for each state or union territory are HERE :-
For other states and union territories, please contact the district and city officials to get a lockdown pass.
How to apply for an e-pass for lockdown via WhatsApp?
Apart from its e-pass website, Delhi government has also issued a set of WhatsApp numbers where people can send a message to get an e-pass for lockdown. These numbers are as follows:
The applicant has to text details like name, address, details of essential purpose, period, timing, copy of ID proof and vehicle number to the relevant WhatsApp number. The local authorities will verify all the details and issue the pass on WhatsApp.