How to get e-Pass for business amid lockdown in your State

India has announced a complete lockdown till 3 May 2020. The government has ordered the restriction of movement, except for emergencies and people providing essential services. These social distancing measures are taken to contain COVID-19 spread. One of them is "Lockdown e-pass".

Updated: May 19, 2020 10:21 IST

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Niranjani Jesentha Kumari P

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Tags: India Corona

Did you get the lockdown e-pass?

In a way to support the businesses providing essential services to move without issues or regular people can move to deal with emergencies, several states and union territories (UTs) are offering e-passes that can be obtained online. 

What is e-pass?

e-passes referred to as movement pass or COVID-19 emergency pass, or online lockdown pass. It can be obtained online for some states. Several states are allowing users to register for an e-pass on their website. Some states have also released mobile apps or WhatsApp numbers to assist in the matter.

How to apply for lockdown e-pass?

In order to get the lockdown e-pass, the user can follow the below steps:

  1. Visit official lockdown e-pass website for your state or city 

  2. Click on the 'Apply Here' or something similar. It might be different on each state's website.

  3. Mention the reason for the need of e-pass. Some other questions might also be asked from the users on the different state websites. For example, some State's e-pass website asks for a photo ID proof, valid organization documents, medical report, and company ID to be attached with the application. 

  4. After entering the credentials in the application, click on 'Submit'. 

  5. The application will be reviewed by the local police and then the e-pass will be issued.

  6. If there occurs any discrepancy in filling the application, users can contact the local police station to have it resolved. A unique token ID will be issued to the applicant.

How to check the status of the e-pass application?

  1. The user can check the status of the application after submitting the application form.

  2. The user should enter the unique ID on the e-pass website.

  3. Once the e-pass is approved, an SMS will be sent from the authorities to the phone informing the user.

  4. The e-pass can then be printed for further use. 

It should be noted that the user must always carry the e-pass when they leave the house during the nationwide lockdown.

Official websites for lockdown e-pass applications:

Official websites for the states and Union territories are given for reference:

States/Union Territories Official Website
Andhra Pradesh https://gramawardsachivalayam.ap.gov.in/CVPASSAPP/CV/CVOrganizationRegistration
Assam http://103.8.249.88/applyonline/index.php/gatepasscontrol/applycaronline
Bihar https://qrgo.page.link/Qw2Ft
Chandigarh http://admser.chd.nic.in/dpc/Default.aspx
Chhattisgarh https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allsoft.corona
Delhi https://epass.jantasamvad.org/epass/relief/english/
Goa https://goaonline.gov.in/Appln/UIL/DeptServices?__DocId=REV&__ServiceId=REV13
Gujarat https://www.digitalgujarat.gov.in/Citizen/CitizenService.aspx
Haryana or specific for Gurugram https://covidssharyana.in/user/shop
Himachal Pradesh http://covidepass.hp.gov.in/apply-for-e-pass/
Jammu and Kashmir https://jammu.nic.in/covid19/
Jharkhand https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pragyaam.grid.mobile&hl=en_IN
Karnataka https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mygate.express&hl=en
Kerala https://pass.bsafe.kerala.gov.in/
Madhya Pradesh https://mapit.gov.in/covid-19/
Maharashtra https://covid19.mhpolice.in/
Manipur https://tengbang.in/StrandedForm.aspx
Meghalaya https://megedistrict.gov.in/login.do?
Odisha http://epass.ocac.in/
Punjab https://epasscovid19.pais.net.in/
Rajasthan https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.datainfosys.rajasthanpolice.publicapp
Tamil Nadu https://serviceonline.gov.in/tamilnadu/login.do?
Telangana https://covid19.telangana.gov.in/
Uttar Pradesh http://164.100.68.164/UPePass2/Apply.aspx
Uttarakhand https://policecitizenportal.uk.gov.in/e_pass/Home/Index
West Bengal https://coronapass.kolkatapolice.org/

How to apply for lockdown e-pass via WhatsApp?

Apart from the state official website, the Delhi government has also issued a set of WhatsApp numbers where people can send a message to get an e-pass for lockdown.

The numbers provided by the Delhi government are as follows:

  • East District: 8447200084, 8375878007

  • North East District: 9540895489, 8860425666

  • Central District: 7428336279, 7428210711

  • New Delhi district: 9540675392, 9873743727

  • North District: 8595298706, 8595354861

  • Shahdara district: 8595272697, 8595274068

  • South-East District: 8595246396, 8595258871

  • West District: 9414320064, 8595252581

  • South District: 9599649266, 9643150027

  • South West: District 9971518387, 9971526953

  • North West District: 8595559117, 8595543375

The user should enter credentials like name, address, details of essential purpose, period, timing, copy of ID proof and vehicle number to the relevant WhatsApp number. The local authorities will verify all the details and issue the pass on WhatsApp.

Lockdown e-pass in your State- FAQ

1. What is e-pass?

e-passes referred to as movement pass or COVID-19 emergency pass, or online lockdown pass. It can be obtained online for some states. Several states are allowing users to register for an e-pass on their website. Some states have also released mobile apps or WhatsApp numbers to assist in the matter.

2. How to check the status of the e-pass application?
  1. The user can check the status of the application after submitting the application form.
  2. The user should enter the unique ID on the e-pass website.
  3. Once the e-pass is approved, an SMS will be sent from the authorities to the phone informing the user.
  4. The e-pass can then be printed for further use.
3. What is the WhatsApp Number for East District provided by the Delhi government?

Apart from the state official website, the Delhi government has also issued a set of WhatsApp numbers where people can send a message to get an e-pass for lockdown. WhatsApp Number for East District provided by the Delhi government is East District: 8447200084, 8375878007.

4. What is the WhatsApp Number for South District by the Delhi government?

Apart from the state official website, the Delhi government has also issued a set of WhatsApp numbers where people can send a message to get an e-pass for lockdown. WhatsApp Number for South District provided by the Delhi government is South District: 9599649266, 9643150027.

5. What is the need for lockdown e-pass?

In a way to support the businesses providing essential services to move without issues or regular people can move to deal with emergencies, several states and union territories (UTs) are offering e-passes that can be obtained online.