Maharashtra lockdown e-pass: Here's how to apply for e-pass online and offline, check link, and other details now
Maharashtra e-pass: In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 infections in the state, the Maharashtra government has announced a complete lockdown. The new restrictions came into effect from 8 pm on April 22 and are set to continue till 7 am on May 1.
Maharashtra e-pass: In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 infections in the state, the Maharashtra government has announced a complete lockdown. The new restrictions came into effect from 8 pm on April 22 and are set to continue till 7 am on May 1. With stricter restrictions to check the COVID-19 spread coming into force in Maharashtra, the state police on Friday reintroduced the e-pass system for inter-state and inter-district travel in "extreme emergency" situations.
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According to a report from PTI, fresh restrictions on travel, attendance in offices, and wedding functions announced by the Maharashtra government came into force on Thursday night. The state, which has been facing an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases, was already under severe restrictions since April 14 and the fresh "lockdown-like" curbs were announced on Wednesday.
"The e-pass system has been reintroduced from Friday and citizens should use it in case of absolute emergency," Maharashtra DGP Sanjay Pandey was quoted as saying by PTI.
People have to apply onhttps://covid19.mhpolice.in/ and submit the necessary documents and mention the reason for their extreme emergency travel. But those who do not have access to online e-pass system, can visit the nearest police station to procure it. The personnel at the police station will help in filling the form and issue the e-pass. This is only meant for the personal use of citizens to facilitate their journey in emergency.
Eligible people can apply for the curfew e-pass at https://covid19.mhpolice.in/registration. Fill in the form with the required details and then hit Submit. Once completed, you will get the e-pass Reference Number using which you will be able to check whether you have got the e-pass or not.
Earlier this month, when other restrictions came into force, top police officials had said that they had not made any provision of e-passes and added that instructions had been given to the staff to allow those in emergency to travel. During the first nationwide lockdown last year, the e-pass system was introduced for all emergency and essential services, in which lakhs of passes were issued by the police.
Recently, the Mumbai police have introduced the system of issuing colour-coded passes for essential services vehicles. Maharashtra on Thursday reported 67,013 new coronavirus cases, which took its overall infection tally to 40,94,840. The death toll in the state till Thursday night was 62,479
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