The COVID-19 lockdown has been officially extended to 3rd May 2020. With the way things are going, if we do not control our urge to step out, it will only get worse. Having said that, state governments are initiating curfew e-Passes to those ones who do need to head out. And just to be clear, although the urge to step outside for a drive or a ride is quite normal, using this facility to do so would be plain moronic.
If you have no other option but to leave home, you can apply for your e-Pass online by visiting your respective state government’s website. At the end of this article, we have a list of all the state governments that are offering curfew e-Passes.
The e-Pass can be applied for by essential services staff and anyone else who has good reason to be out and about. All you have to do is fill up an online form and attach supporting documents. Relevant authorities will then get in touch with you regarding your case and authorise your e-Pass. Some websites have the option to check the application’s status.
Since we are based out of Mumbai, we tried applying e-Pass for ourselves through the state government’s portal, but in the ‘District/Police Commissioner’ column, there was no option to select Mumbai. However, other districts like Thane, Navi Mumbai, among others, were available. Here’s a list of websites from other states:
State-wise Curfew e-Pass websites:
You should read the instructions in the pdf before applying for the pass:
To check the application’s status:
You will have to register your phone and then proceed further with instructions:
To check the status:
You should read the instructions in the pdf before applying for the Pass:
One way Entry Pass for Group of People: http://covidwbgov.co.in/GROUPENTRY/aspx/signin.aspx
One Way Inter-State Exit Pass for Group of People: http://covidwbgov.co.in/groupexit/aspx/signin.aspx
Individuals from Odisha can tweet to the Commissioner of Police Bhubaneswar, Dr Sudhanshu Sarangi for guidance regarding the e-Pass, or you may reply to this tweet here.
Individuals are allowed to travel without an e-Pass in case of an emergency.
You can follow the instructions on this website to apply for the Pass.