Uttar Pradesh curfew to contain COVID-19 extended: Here’s how to apply for e-pass

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government will issue an e-pass for those travelling during the ‘corona curfew’. On Monday (May 3), UP had increased the period of curfew till 7 am on May 6 (Thursday) in view of the alarming upswing in COVID-19 cases.

The curfew was earlier scheduled to be in force till May 4. Now, all shops and establishments will remain closed till Thursday 7 am. Earlier, the UP government had announced that weekend lockdowns will include Mondays as well. 

Those who want to travel during the curfew to avail ‘essential’ services can apply for an e-pass by visiting the official portal of UP Govt Revenue Department — rahat.up.nic.in.  

The e-pass will be valid for one day for travel within the district, and two days for inter-district movement.

Here is how to apply for an e-pass: 

1. Visit the official website – rahat.up.nic.in

2. Go to the e-pass portal

3. Click on ‘Apply e-pass’

4. Submit the required details to generate an OTP

5. Fill the registration form

After submitting the form, the application will be reviewed by the administration, and those approved will get an SMS with the link to the online pass.

Those travelling within the state will be issued an e-pass by the sub-divisional magistrate. The Additional District Magistrate will issue an e-pass to those travelling out of the district. While for movement outside the state, the e-pass will be issued by district magistrates.

Documents required for e-pass:

Documents including Aadhar or PAN card and GST-related papers (for commercial units) will be required for online application of the e-pass. 

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh recorded 25,858 new daily cases and 352 fatalities on Tuesday, as per official government data. The active COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,72, 568 and the death toll mounted to 13,798 in the state.

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