State-wise List of COVID-19 Movement E-Pass in India
India has been witnessing the largest nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Considering the growing rate of Coronavirus cases, India took quick action to close all the international borders and implement the lockdown. The preparedness and response to COVID-19 differ from state to state in India. While some states have relaxed the restrictions after the second phase of lockdown, the states like Maharashtra and Gujarat have strict travel bans due to the high rate of Coronavirus affected patients.
However, the central and state governments are aware of the fact that people do need to step out of their houses in case of medical or other emergencies. Hence, state governments have allowed movement with the help of an e-pass. But one has to make sure that there is a valid reason while applying for the e-pass.
The Indian Railway Ministry has started the passenger train service from 12th May. On the other hand, the public transport service has been hugely restricted, and different areas in every city are categorized as red, orange, and green zones. The e-pass service implemented by the Government is nothing but an indicator that only essential travel is allowed in India until there are no active COVID-19 cases in the country.
To collect an e-pass, travelers should apply for the same at the local administration or apply online through state government portals:
The following is the state-wise list of e-pass services in India:
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
(One can contact the Sub Divisional Magistrates for the particular
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Write to the DC/Sub DM seeking permission to open factory/warehouse, movement of employees and cargo/truck (Include details such as Company name and factory address, Line of business (Specify why is it an essential commodity, Names, and copies of ID cards of the employees, any other specifications) and follow up with them. For any further queries, one can call 079 2325 1900 to seek an update.
Jammu & Kashmir
Apply for a Curfew Pass (Ranchi)
MIDC: For Operation of factory / Plant during Lockdown. Write an email
to concerned DC
For the movement of the restricted number of employees in Maharashtra
except for Pune
For the movement of the restricted number of employees in Pune
e-Pass is being issued for those who are engaged in providing essential services like health, manufacturing, transport, storage, shops, banking, media professionals.
E-Pass is being issued for those who are engaged in providing essential services like manufacturing, transport, storage, and shops but do not have a Government or Private ID.
All personnel working in factories manufacturing essential items can obtain requisite work passes from the local Police Commissioner’s Office in the district where their unit is located. Basic documents like company ID & company letter are required, apart from other personal identification documents.
Kolkata Police: Apply for the E-Pass
Daman & Diu
Once you submit the application for movement e-pass, it will be reviewed by the local police, and then the e-pass will be issued. Every Indian state has certain requirements that need to be met before applying for an E-Pass application. Hence, people who want to travel from one state to another are required to write a letter to the district collector or nodal authorities with a valid medical certificate declaring no symptoms of Coronavirus disease.