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CoronaVirus : E-pass for operating most-essential vehicles during Lockdown

21st April 2021
"The Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal has put in place an e-pass for operating most-essential vehicles during the ongoing lockdown."

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal has put in place an e-pass for operating most-essential vehicles during the ongoing lockdown. Organizing a press conference here today, Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa launched the electronic pass distribution services which will come into operation for the public from coming Tuesday.

The District Administration Offices in respective districts will only issue such pass for emergency services keeping into consideration the circumstances based on the need and evidence. Emergency vehicle pass could be availed online for the vehicles ferrying food items, ambulances, and mortuary

The service seeker should fill-up the form available on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs at https://epass.moha.gov.np/. Also, Minister Thapa instructed the Chief District Officers to issue the e-pass for the vehicle operators based on the evidence and in the very essential services. The government has enforced nation-wide lockdown since March 24 to contain the spread of COVID-9 (CoronaVirus).

UPDATE on 15 April:

The District Administration Office, Kathmandu, has postponed the distribution of vehicle passes. The administration has decided not to give a pass for work except for the death rite, due to the increased demand for lockdown violations due to excessive demand for a pass.

Kathmandu's Assistant Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur Raut said that the pass distribution has been postponed due to extension of the lockdown to take effect. The administration was distributing the pass for the operation of essential vehicles during the lockdown. 

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