Several states and UTs have extended COVID-19 lockdowns to tackle the surge in cases or have announced stricter restrictions related to the movement of people. A certain section of people, primarily frontline workers and those related to essential services, have been exempted in most of the cases. However, an e-pass has been made mandatory in several states for a category of people who do not fall under essential services.
Remember to keep documents like Aadhaar Card or Voter ID, PAN Card, address proof, vehicle license, employment ID and medical prescriptions handy while applying for the e-pass.
Here’s how to apply for an e-pass in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
How to apply for an e-pass in Delhi
- Login to epass.jantasamvad.org
- Select your preferred language
- Now, select ‘e-pass for travel during curfew’ and click on Submit
- Fill the form
- Upload your identification proof
- Once your application will be approved, you will receive an SMS
- Download the E-Pass or you can take a printout
How to apply for an e-pass in Uttar Pradesh
- Visit the official website – rahat.up.nic.in
- Go to the e-pass portal
- Click on ‘Apply e-pass’
- Enter the required details to generate an OTP
- Fill the registration form
- The application will be reviewed by the administration
- Once approved, you will get an SMS with the link to the online pass
- For movement within the state, the sub-divisional magistrate will issue the e-pass
- For those travelling out of the state, the Additional District Magistrate will issue an e-pass
How to apply for an e-pass in Bengal
- Visit coronapass.kolkatapolice.org.
- Click on ‘I Agree’ checkbox.
- Select ‘Individual’ or Organization’ as per requirement.
- Key in all the details—name, address of the destination, details of the vehicle, the reason for commuting, etc.
- Then tick the checkbox that read ‘I shall not operate/commute in the containment zones’.
- Upload your photo identity proof…