You need to know this about traveling during lockdown 4.0:
We have now entered the fourth phase of lockdown; the nationwide lockdown has been extended for two weeks. Yesterday, CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal also announced some fresh guidelines for lockdown 4.0. In lockdown 3 we saw some rules based on color codes indicating the level of the COVID situation in a particular region.
But now in lockdown 4, the guidelines are more flexible when it comes to travel and commuting. Are you also confused, you can travel or not?
Well, here is a list of things that you should know:
- In Delhi, the people of the area from red, green, and orange zone can travel locally between 7 AM to 7 PM without a pass. After 7 PM movement is allowed only for essential services. People of the containment zone cannot travel unless there is a medical emergency.
- Inter-state travel in private vehicles is banned. Though, you can get a travel pass if you have a valid reason.
- To apply for an e-pass, one of the options you have is to apply through the central government’s ServicePlus website. After selecting the origin state i.e. your current location, you will be redirected to the state’s individual travel pass application website where you fill in the requisite information, submit the documents, and then wait for your application to be approved or rejected.
- Anyone who is stuck in another city or has a medical or family emergency is allowed to travel with a pass. Each state has different guidelines to identify and grant permissions for emergencies.
- Since intercity travel is permissible now without the pass, the e-pass can only be used for intrastate/interstate travel.
- Despite having a travel pass, it is mandatory to have your driving license and car’s RC.
- The e-Pass is non-transferable, hence only you can use it.
- If you are traveling interstate, a maximum of five people will be allowed in a single-vehicle e-Pass & all are required to carry their respective ID Cards. But if you are traveling intercity, 1 driver + 2 passengers can travel in red, orange, and green zones. However, only 1 driver can travel on a two-wheeler.
Though there are fewer restrictions, travel as less as possible.