Delhi imposed a nighttime curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until April 30 on Tuesday in an attempt to curb the new surge in positive COVID-19 cases in the nation’s capital. Essentially, this means that only those who provide essential services are allowed to travel during these hours. However, it is essential that these people get an e-pass for unlimited freedom of movement. The Delhi government issues these e-passes through a web portal, and the e-pass is mandatory when traveling during restricted hours only. Find out who can apply for an e-pass and how to apply online.
Who can request an e-pass
As per the Delhi government order, people selling essentials such as groceries, fruits, vegetables, milk and medicine will be allowed to travel after obtaining an e-pass. Likewise, people working in print and electronic media will also only be allowed to travel if they have an e-pass. Apart from them, private doctors, nurses and paramedics can also travel during curfew hours by presenting a valid identity card.
Passengers traveling to and from the airport, train stations and bus stops will also be allowed to travel after producing valid tickets. Pregnant women and patients in treatment can travel between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Banks, insurance offices, ATMs, gas pumps, LPG, CNG, retail and storage oil and gas will remain open during restricted hours.
“Officials / officials of the Government of India, its autonomous / subordinate office and public enterprises, and officials / officials of GNCT Delhi / autonomous bodies / corporations involved in emergency services such as health and protection of family and related to medical facilities are also allowed. to travel during restricted hours, ”said the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). Persons working in the office of diplomats from various countries as well as persons occupying a constitutional position upon presentation of a valid identity card.
How to apply for an electronic pass to travel during Delhi night curfew
To apply for an e-pass, people working in the above mentioned fields will need to visit the Delhi government website and click on Click here to request an ePass for the 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. night curfew.
Choose a language in which you want to proceed and select e-pass to travel during nighttime curfew from the drop-down menu.
Fill in the details such as your phone number, name, district and address or place of engagement.
Then you need to choose the type of service such as media, essentials like groceries, medication, which you offer from the drop down list.
You also need to fill in the details of the time period you need to get an e-pass.
Upload proof of identity (maximum file size: 4MB), as well as any other document like business card, store / company license (maximum file size: 4MB).
Check the acknowledgment button and submit your request. Once you are done, you will get the e-pass reference number which can be used to check whether or not you have an e-pass on the same website.
Delhi recorded more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 on April 7. In India, more than 1.15 lakh of new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded as of this date. Citing officials with knowledge of the developments, a report suggested that Delhi district magistrates on Tuesday received at least 30,000 requests for waivers of the city’s nighttime curfew restrictions.
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