In an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities.
In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.
Travel without an e-pass permitted for the following:
The Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department issued an order on Tuesday, distinguishing population categories who are permitted to travel without the special provision of an e-pass. The list includes:
- People involved in industrial activities
- Travel for medical/essential good or services and transportation of essential goods
- People working in medical, healthcare and industrial units
- People involved in e-commerce operations
- People facing medical emergencies
- Telecommunication and postal services
- Personnel related to print and electronic media
- People involved in internet services