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Delhi lockdown: Who needs to carry e-pass to travel and how to avail it

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The restrictions were scheduled to end on May 10, but have been extended by a week

Delhi lockdown: Who needs to carry e-pass to travel and how to avail it
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the extension of the ongoing lockdown in Delhi until May 17. Although coronavirus cases in the national capital have declined down and the positivity rate has reduced from highs of 35 percent as on April 26 to around 23 percent now, he stressed that people need to follow the restrictions strictly.
The restrictions were scheduled to end on May 10, but have now been extended by a week. The decision to extend the lockdown will also affect the Delhi Metro operations until next week. This is aimed at bringing a check on unrestricted travel in the capital. As of now, only people with valid e-pass will be eligible to travel within the National Capital Region.
Who need not carry an e-pass
 Any individual working in the transportation and operation of essential services will not be required to carry a valid e-pass issued by the Delhi government.
Who need to carry an e-pass
  • IT professionals and others linked to Internet services
  • People working in the broadcasting sector and cable services.
  • People working in the banking sector
  • Security personnel
  • People going to ATMs 
  • How to apply for an e-pass 
    • Visit the Delhi government's official website or the site that is specific for e-pass generation
    • Click on "Click Here to Apply for ePass" on the home page
    • choose your preferred language
    • A new page will be open with with "What do you need help with?" question.
    • Select "e-Pass to travel during Curfew"
    • A page with instructions will pop up
    • Enter all required details including name, number, address, ID proof etc.
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