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E-pass mandatory for essential travel by public amid corona curfew in Lucknow & other UP districts!

An e-pass is now mandatory for intra district, inter district and even inter state movement in Lucknow & other UP districts

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday decided to adopt an e-pass governed public movement system, to ensure the compliance of restrictions imposed during the temporary lockdown here. As per reports, travelling to attain essential goods in Lucknow and other UP districts will now be permitted by an e-pass by the concerned authorities. This will include all intra-district (within the district), inter-district (within the state) and interstate (between states) movements.


The provision of e-pass in UP

In a bid to curtail the spike of coronavirus infection in UP, an e-pass will now be mandatory for the general public going out to get essential services. These can be procured digitally from the official website of the Revenue Department. The entire application procedure will be online only and passes will be processed after the verification of documents. Once approved, the receiver will be notified via SMS and the link provided can be used to download or print the form. A digital copy of the form is also valid, read reports.

Applicants have to provide with GST certificate, mercantile certificate and photo identity proof such as Aadhar Card, PAN card or Voters ID, by compulsion. Reportedly, the validity of the pass will last for one day for intra-district travel and will be issued by the SDM after verification of documents.

Similarly, the pass will be valid for two days for inter-district travel and will be awarded by the Additional District Magistrate while the permission for inter-state travel would be granted by the District Magistrate. As many as 5 passes can be availed by a single application including the person applying for it. The Additional Chief Secretary of Information has highlighted that this order has been issued, keeping the general public in focus. People involved in essential services do not require a pass for the motility.

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