Due to the ongoing 21 day lockdown period in India, the essential service providers across the country can obtain an e-pass through state police websites of every state in India. This would help them travel without any hassle during the nationwide lockdown that has been imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Maharashtra, people providing essential services can visit the official site of Maharashtra Police and apply for the essential service pass. Individuals can visit the website- covid19.mhpolice.in and get their curfew passes.
The police in the state have asked all essential service providers to get passes from the local police station. People in Pune can facilitate digital pass/permissions by visiting the official Pune Police website- http://punepolice.in.
To facilitate digital pass/permissions, please fill details on https://t.co/j0VEj8YAhG
If approved, you will get an sms with a QR code which needs to be shown to policemen whenever asked.
— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) March 27, 2020
The Delhi government has launched a website – epass.jantasamvad.org – where people involved in the manufacturing and supply of essential commodities and services can apply for e-passes. In Haryana’s Gurugram, an online portal has been launched for curfew passes and can be applied at – ggncurfewpass.in -for an e-pass for traveling during the lockdown.
Essential service providers looking for E-passes?Delhi Government has started issuing e-passes through WhatsApp. Use the numbers mentioned in the picture to get one.
The respective police department can then verify and approve the e-Pass. It eliminates the need to physically visit the Police Station or traffic branch physically. Once the details are approved by state police, services organizations can download the e-Pass from the same link and keep it with them while traveling.
The pass comprises of Name, Vehicle number, Validity date, and a QR Code. On scanning QR code, the police personals on the ground can see and verify the details.
At present, the e-pass system has been made available to almost all states amid the coronavirus crisis. Communities, establishments, and shops that are providing essential services will be able to apply for an e-pass or curfew pass for hassle-free movement during the lockdown in India. They can visit the police websites of their respective states and apply for the same for a smooth supply of items during the shutdown.