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Delhi lockdown extended: Know here who will need e-pass and how to get it!

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on May 9 in a press conference, announced to extend lockdown in the national capital for seven more days to curb the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown in Delhi will now remain in place till 5 AM on May 17.

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Earlier, CM Arvind Kejriwal had first imposed a complete lockdown in the national capital on April 19 which was later extended on April 25 and May 1 respectively.

“We used the lockdown period to boost our medical infrastructure and to increase oxygen beds at various locations,” Kejriwal added.

Now that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, in fresh set of restrictions, announced that the Delhi Metro services will be halted till May 17, here’s the list of people who will require e-pass for travelling in Delhi:

-People working in IT, Internet services, broadcasting and cable services. Additionally, Banks employees, private security personnel and people going to ATMs will also be required to carry an e-pass.

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Know how to apply for an e-pass:

STEP 1: To apply for an e-pass to travel during the lockdown, visit the Delhi government’s official website at https://delhi.gov.in/ or visit epass.janta samvad.org.

STEP 2: On the home page, click on “Click Here to Apply for ePass.”

STEP 3: The link will redirect you to a new page, choose your preferred language there

STEP 4: Another page will open with “What do you need help with?” question, choose “e-Pass to travel during Curfew” from the drop down box.

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STEP 5: New page with the form will pop-up, read the instructions carefully before applying for the e-pass.

STEP 6: Scroll downwards, enter the required details including contact number, name of the applicant, district, address of Office or place of engagement and type of service. You will also have to submit your ID proof (maximum file size: 4MB) and a letter from your employer/ owner of the firm/outlet/establishment that your firm/outlet/establishment is associated in providing the essential services and that the services of you as an employee, is essentially required in the smooth delivery/providing of the said services during the curfew hours.

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