Andhra Pradesh: There is nothing to be afraid of if you have to go out in case of any emergency during the lockdown. You can travel without any hassle by applying for the travel passes provided by the AP Government. You can apply for this pass through two methods.
All states in the country are enforcing lockdowns to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. On the instructions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the people of the country co-operated in the 21-day lockdown (until April 14). The Center has extended the lock-down period till May 3 in view of the increasing number of coronavirus cases and public health security. In this context, the AP government has recently introduced Emergency Travel Passes for those who have to travel in various emergencies.
For this, the government has also made some WhatsApp numbers available to special people. Anyone with a health emergency can contact this WhatsApp number and get an e-pass online. Major cities and each district are assigned special numbers for the issuance of emergency passes.
Those in an emergency can get a pass from the police via WhatsApp or e-mail. Applicants for this pass are required to provide information such as full name, address, Aadhaar number, vehicle number, place of departure and destination, e-mail id.
After verification of details, the police will issue an emergency route pass for a special purposes to the applicant’s WhatsApp number and email id. If the applicant submits an application from a number other than his own, it will be rejected.
The DGP's office said in a press release that the applicant should keep the identity card issued by the government with him during the journey and if any details are given incorrectly, fines will be levied and appropriate action will be taken.
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List of WhatsApp numbers assigned to each district in the state of Andhra Pradesh to get an emergency e-pass:
Srikakulam - 6309990933, Vijayanagaram - 9989207326, Visakhapatnam Rural - 9440904229, Visakhapatnam Urban - 9493336633, Kakinada (East Godavari) - 9494933233, Rajamahendravaram (East Godavari) - 9490760794, West Godavari - 83329591102 Tirupati City - 9491074537, Machilipatnam (Krishna) - 9182990135, Vijayawada City - 7328909090, Guntur Rural - 9440796184, Kadapa - 9121100531, Kurnool - 7777877722, Guntur Urban - 8688831568, Anantapur - 9989819191.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh, like other states in the country, implements the issuance of travel e-passes to enable people to travel in emergencies. To this end, people can apply for a travel pass by contacting the numbers given above or by clicking on the link given below.