Covid-19: Kerala rejects 55% of travel pass requests1 min read . Updated: 01 Apr 2020, 02:48 PM IST
- The police received 62,876 online pass requests on Tuesday, out of which nearly 70% were rejected
- Police approved 10,707 passes and is yet to decide on 7,553
ERNAKULAM: Kerala has rejected 55% of the over 1.4 lakh requests from the public to commute during the lockdown.
The figures show how the state has been able to maintain stay-at-home orders efficiently. This was first reported by regional newspaper Malayala Manorama website on Wednesday.
From this week onward, Kerala had devised an online system to get people to self-certify where they are going, if they want to venture out during the lockdown, pending approval from the police.
Passes are being issued through a mobile SMS after a person registers and supplies the details of travel on a government website and the same is approved by the police. A person can avail a maximum of three passes in a week.
The police received 62,876 online pass requests on Tuesday, out of which only 44,618 requests, nearly 70%, were rejected. The police approved 10,707 passes and is yet to decide on the 7,553 passes.
On Monday, the police received 82,630 online pass requests, out of which 34,256 were rejected, nearly 41%. The police approved 12,020 passes and left undecided another 36,354 passes.