Mumbai: With stringent restrictions to curtail the further spread of COVID-19 in Maharashtra, the state police on Friday reintroduced the e-pass system for inter-state and inter-district travel in extreme emergency situations.
Fresh restrictions on travel, attendance in offices and wedding functions declared by the Maharashtra government came into force on Thursday night. The state, which has facing a serious surge in COVID cases, was already under severe restrictions since April 14 and the fresh lockdown- style curbs were announced on Wednesday.
Maharashtra Police’s official Twitter handle on Friday shared the post, quoting, “For interstate and inter-district emergency travel, you can apply for an E-Pass at http://covid19.mhpolice.in. You can also walk in to your nearest Police Station for assistance. We urge all citizens to apply for an E-Pass only in the case of extreme emergencies.”
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN APPLY FOR E-PASS
- Click on http://covid19.mhpolice.in
- Apply for epass or you can check the current status or download the pass.
- Fill the form (Name, contact details)
- Enter the source and destination you are travelling.
- Attach your photograph and relevant documents
- Click on Submit Button
- You will receive the token
- Please save this token number to check your application status
- You can check the application status on the homepage
"The e-pass system has been reintroduced from Friday and citizens should use it in case of absolute emergency." People have to apply onhttps://covid19.mhpolice.in/ and submit the necessary documents and mention the reason for their extreme emergency travel,” Maharashtra DGP Sanjay Pandey was quoted as saying by PTI.
During the first nationwide lockdown last year, the e-pass system was launched for all emergency and essential services, in which lakhs of passes were given by the police. Recently, the Mumbai police have also launched the system of issuing colour-coded passes for essential services vehicles.
Meanwhile, dropping a little from the record high of 68,631 new cases notched on Saturday, Maharashtra on Thursday reported 67,013 new COVID cases, taking its overall total to 40,94,840.