Commuters pass through a barricade amid Covid-19 restrictions
LUCKNOW: An e-pass will now be necessary for movement during the Covid-19 curfew in Uttar Pradesh. Passes will be issued only for essential goods and services which have been approved by the government and also for medical emergencies.
Persons who require a pass will have to fill up an application available on rahat.up.nic.in. An organisation can also apply for passes on behalf of up to five employees. The applications will be reviewed by the administration and those whose applications have been approved will get an SMS with the link to the online pass.
An organisational pass will be valid for the entire duration of the lockdown while an individual pass for within a district will be valid for a single day. An inter-district pass will have a validity of two days.
If people in any area are not able to access essential goods and services, they can register a complaint on the Chief Minister’s Helpline.