Travel to become easier within Tamil Nadu

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced that from Monday, e-passes will be approved for anyone who needs it.

At present e-passes can be applied only for important purposes like medical emergencies, deaths and weddings. However, the state government has said the relaxation applies only for those wanting e-passes for inter-district travel within Tamil Nadu, while for those coming in from other states and countries, the existing norms will continue to apply.

The Chief Minister said that he has ordered the authorities to approve e-pass applications immediately for those who are applying with their phone numbers and details of Aadhaar card or ration cards to travel between districts for conducting any important duty.

The Chief Minister said that the current method of issuing e-passes with phone numbers has helped district authorities to keep track of those who travel between the districts and trace their contacts if they test positive for coronavirus.

The Tamil Nadu government had informed the Madras High Court last week that it would set up a committee to regulate issuance of e-passes to ensure hassle free travel.