New Delhi: With the announcement of 21-day nationwide lockdown, delivery partners who deal in essential services reported incidents, where they have been harassed or beaten by officials. To ease the mobility in emergency situations, Delhi Police has introduced movement passes online. Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: State Revises Lockdown Guideline For Daily Workers | Check Latest Restrictions Here
With this, people associated with essential services (listed out by the government) or who has any personal emergency can apply for online passes through the Delhi Police website– delhipolice.nic.in.Also Read - Experts Rule Out Transmission of Coronavirus Through Water After Bodies Found Dumped in Ganga, Yamuna
“Everyone who deals in essential commodities and does not have a pass yet can now apply online through the Delhi Police website. People can also apply for the passes physically through the Deputy Commissioner of Police’s office”, says Delhi police PRO MS Randhawa. Also Read - Bodies Floating, Covid Crisis: Anupam Kher Says Govt Responsible For Worsening Situation in India
However, those with valid documents which prove that they are a part of the essential services do not need the passes.
How will you get the pass?
Submit your photograph, valid ID and a recommendation letter from the organisation. You can either download the pass online or collect it from district’s DCP office.
Who can get the pass?
Food and medicine delivery staff, healthcare staff, print and electronic media, police staff, electricity distribution staff, people associated with water department and others.
Helpline numbers for queries
A helpline number has also been issued. Dial — 011-23469526 (24×7) — for queries regarding the passes or any grievances.