Amaravati: Amid partial lockdown in Andhra Pradesh, the state's chief of police, Damodar Gautam Sawang, has announced that the e-pass system that was in place during lockdown last year will again be operationalized to facilitate those who need to travel due to emergencies.
This pass is required to be produced while entering the state. Here is a step-by-step procedure on how to register for an e-pass/travel permit to Andhra Pradesh.
Go to https://serviceonline.gov.in/ website register/login first and click on state-Andhra Pradesh. Out of the many services offered, please click on registration for E-pass (emergency pass)
The user/applicant must register his/her details (name, address, occupation, identity proof- driving license, Aadhar card and applicant's picture).
The user must mention the travel details- one way or two ways and the reason for travel, including type of transportation.
According to the recent update, travel passes are only being provided to students, pilgrims, and migrant labourers under distress. If you fulfill this condition go on and apply for the e-pass.
The state police have also come up with modalities for the issuance of e-passes to those who want to enter AP during curfew hours for their emergency needs. To facilitate people facing hurdles in travel during COVID19 in cases of emergencies like death in family, medical, and other essential services, AP Police based on instructions of GoAP will issue emergency vehicle passes. Please visit appolice.gov.in: AP DGP, a statement said.
Stay indoors, wear double masks: DGP
The director-general of police, Mr. Gautam Sawang, appealed to the citizens to stay indoors and step out only if absolutely necessary. "Though the lockdown is relaxed between 6 a.m and noon, when in public places please follow physical distancing and use double masks. The police are enforcing lockdown strictly and cases will be registered against those who violate lockdown and vehicles will also be seized," he said, reiterating that Section 144 is in force which means no public gatherings.
Meanwhile, the government has put in place several measures to help the public. 104 and 1092 helplines have been made operational for COVID- affected citizens. Doctors will be available for tele-consulation on these numbers. The state had especially requested those in home isolation to use these services.
Citizens have also been requested to avoid coming to police stations and instead use the Police Seva app from the safety of their homes. Also, they can use police emergency numbers 100 and 112 to give information about any violation of lockdown that comes to their notice.