Hyderabad: To help people belonging to other states stranded in Telangana, the TS police developed a website to apply for curfew passes that will allow them to move from one state to another during lockdown.
Here is a step-by-step guide to fill the application form
Step 1: To register in the site check out the Telangana police portal. In the right hand corner of the website, there is Lockdown e-pass tab. Clicking on the tab will take you to the pass application page.
Step 2: There are three options seen in the website, ‘Essential Service Pass’, ‘Lockdown Pass Within the state’, and ‘Lockdown Pass for other state’.
Step 3: Once you click on the option that you want, it will ask you for details. If you select the ‘lockdown pass for other state’ option, it will ask you to register with your phone number. An OTP is sent to the registered mobile number. Once you enter the OTP, you are taken to next page for filling in your personal details.
Step 4: Personal details include name, which state you want to go, Government ID proof, vehicle number, if you have one and the type of stranded you are. The Telangana police has classified stranded people into six types — stranded labour, stranded student, stranded tourist, stranded family, essential services employee, medical emergency. One can also apply on the site if there is a death in their family.
Step 5: You can choose the category which best suits you and then click on it and submit, after which you have to choose a date for travelling and submit again.
Step 6: Once submitted it asks for a photo to be pasted on your pass. Upload a legible photo and submit your application.
Step 7: For faster verification of your curfew pass, you can also upload certain supporting documents like ‘College ID’, ‘tickets’ and others. If you don’t have any, you can click on cancel and complete your application. Once completed, you will receive a registration ID and a message saying that the police will verify your status and update you about your application.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked all the state governments to co-ordinate with each other and to arrange transportation facilities for those stranded. Telangana recently sent 1,225 migrant labourers to Jharkhand in a special train.