After Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced extension of the lockdown by another 19 days, the state government on Tuesday decided to extend the validity of lockdown exemption passes till May 3.
State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) incharge Dhananjay Dwivedi said on Tuesday that the lockdown exemption passes which were earlier valid till April 14, will now be valid till May 3.
The passes issued by the district collectors are for employees of essential services and others associated with supply and distribution of essential items including small traders, vendors, shopkeepers and also vehicles carrying these essential items.
Dwivedi also added that if these passes are found being misused, it would be cancelled immediately.
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