Lockdown 4.0: How to get an e-pass for interstate travel


Apply for an interstate travel pass. Here is the step-by-step guide to requesting an electronic pass.

Apply for an interstate travel pass. Here is the step-by-step guide to requesting an electronic pass.

The central government has ordered to extend the lockdown until May 31, 2020. The Interior Ministry has issued guidelines regarding the 4e containment phase. The MHA has authorized states to establish their own guidelines that will be followed in a particular state. Therefore, the whole state has developed its guidelines for travel and other important work.

Few relaxations were planned in containment 4.0. The Union government has launched a unified web portal to apply for an electronic pass.

Stranded people who need to travel to their homes and others who need to travel for important purposes can apply for an electronic pass to travel between states.

The Interstate Pass application process is straightforward.

Request an interstate e pass

Step 1: Go to https://serviceonline.gov.in/epass/ to request an e pass.

2nd step: Then click on “select the state to apply the electronic pass”.

Step 3: select the state.

You will be redirected to that state’s website.

Step 4: Enter details and Captcha to generate OTP.

Step 5: Upload all required documents and get the mobile number verified with OTP.

The electronic pass request will be examined by the department concerned. Then the e-pass will be issued after verification of all documents.

After that, the person will receive an SMS regarding the status of the request – Approved or Rejected. The e-pass is also visible in the Aarogya Setu app.

If the request is approved, a link to download the e-pass will be sent to the contact number provided.

Now wear the e pass.

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