A major relief to thousands of citizens who are stranded at different places after the lockdown, the state police on Friday issued an advisory to all police units to issue travel passes to needy persons.
The order also directed police officials not to stop goods vehicles and ensure their smooth movement. Special Inspector General of Police (Spl IGP), Milind Bharambe, issued the order after observing surge in demand for on-line passes at the office of Director General of Police (DGP).
â€œLockdown has been enforced in the State to contain the spread of novel coronavirus and movement of people has been barred during the lockdown period. Therefore, many persons are contacting office of DGP Maharashtra to get emergency passes for travel. It was observed that demand for such passes is increasing rapidly. Hence, the issue was discussed in the top level meeting and sorted out,â€ stated the order.
IGP Bharambe further ordered concerned Superintendent of Police (SPs) and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCPs) to issue travel passes to needy persons after verifying reasons cited in their application form.
A police official said that after enforcement of lockdown thousands of persons are stuck at various districts as they were unaware of any such decision from the Government. After getting the passes, it will be easy for the citizens for inter-district travel during emergency.