On Tuesday, Delhi imposed a night curfew from 22:00 to 5:00 in the morning until April 30 in an attempt to limit the new influx of positive cases of COVID-19 in the national capital. This essentially means that only those who offer basic services are allowed to travel during these hours. However, it is essential for these people to receive an electronic card for unlimited movement. The Government of Delhi issues these electronic passes through a web portal and it is mandatory while traveling only for limited hours. See who can apply for an e-card and how to apply for it online.
Who can apply for an e-pass
According to the order of the Delhi government, people who sell basic goods such as food, fruits, vegetables, milk and medicines will be able to move around after receiving an electronic card. Similarly, people working in print and electronic media organizations will also be allowed to move only if they have an electronic pass. In addition, private doctors, nurses and medical staff can also travel during curfew, showing a valid ID card.
Passengers traveling to and from the airport, train stations and bus stops will also be allowed to travel after presenting valid tickets. Pregnant women and patients who go for treatment can travel between 22:00 and 17:00. Banks, insurance services, ATMs, petrol pumps, LPG, CNG, oil and retail and gas storage facilities will remain open for a limited time.
“Officials / staff of the Government of India, its autonomous / subordinate office and public corporations, as well as GNCT employees from Delhi / autonomous authorities / corporations involved in emergency services such as health and family welfare and associated with medical facilities to travel in limited hours, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order stated. People working in the office of diplomats from different countries, as well as persons holding any constitutional position upon presentation of a valid ID card.
How to apply for an e-pass for travel during night curfew in Delhi
To apply for an e-pass, people working in the areas mentioned above will need to visit the Delhi Government website and click on Click here to apply for ePass for night curfew from 22:00 to 05:00.
Select the language you want to continue in choose an e-pass to travel during curfew from the drop-down menu.
Fill in the details such as your phone number, name, your area and address or place of engagement.
Then you need to select the type of service, such as media, basic services such as groceries, medicines, which you offer from the list in the drop-down menu.
You also need to fill in the data for the period of time you need to receive an e-pass.
Upload an identity document (maximum file size: 4MB) as well as any other document such as a business card, store / business license (maximum file size: 4MB).
Check the confirmation button and Sending your request. Once you’re done with it, you’ll get an e-pass reference number that can be used to check if you have an e-pass or not on the same website.
Delhi recorded over 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 on April 7. More than 1.15 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in India to date. Referring to officials with knowledge of development, report suggested that on Tuesday, district magistrates in delhi received at least 30,000 applications seeking relief from night curfew restrictions in the city.
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