E-pass system reintroduced for emergency travel in Maharashtra

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New Delhi: Maharashtra police on Friday reintroduced the e-pass system for inter-state and inter-district travel in “extreme emergency” situations.

A top police official said fresh restrictions on travel, attendance in offices, and wedding functions announced by the Maharashtra government came into force on Thursday night. Maharashtra is currently going through an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases.

Maharashtra DGP Sanjay Pandey said the e-pass system has been reintroduced from Friday and citizens should use it in case of absolute emergency.

Pandey said people have to apply onhttps://covid19.mhpolice.in/ and submit the necessary documents and mention the reason for their extreme emergency travel.

The DGP said people having difficulty to get online e-pass system are advised to visit nearest police station to obtain it. The staff at the police station will help in filling the form and issue the e-pass,  Pandey added.

During the first nationwide lockdown last year, the e-pass system was introduced for all emergency and essential services, in which lakhs of passes were issued by the police.

 

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