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ePass for Lockdown: Get Your e-Pass for Movement Across India, Follow these Guidelines

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya
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The outbreak of Coronavirus has significantly changed the day-to-day activities, including movement from one place to another. The contagion has locked many people inside their homes while many people are living far away from their native places being stuck in different cities. However, the central government of India has given a few relaxations in the fifth phase of the nationwide lockdown, which has allowed movement across states for those who are willing to return to their homes. The relaxation has been offered with a condition of having a lockdown pass, which will be available online.  

The online lockdown e-passes will give a little relaxation to the people on green and orange Covid-19 zones. The travel restrictions are being eased majorly due to the harassment cases faced by the domestic help in the areas. Some new guidelines have been announced by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as to how activities are to be gradually opened. The ease of traveling is only given to those living in the green and orange zone areas while those who live in the red and containment zones might not be able to reap the benefits. 

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How to Get e-pass Online 

If you wish to apply for the state-wise lockdown e-Passes for movement, you can apply through a central government website developed by the National Informatics Centre under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Through this website, the center provides the infrastructure to support the delivery of government IT services and the delivery of some of the initiatives of Digital India. 

 To apply, just logon to www.serviceonline.gov.in/epass/#. At present, this framework is being given to 14 states of India in order to provide movement e-Pass services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The e-passes can be availed through the panel available at the top of this page. Moreover, some of the states like Madhya Pradesh have also developed their applications by state agency MAP IT to manage e-pass requests. 

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