Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view of a rapid surge in COVID infections in the State Capital city of Odisha, and the subsequent enforcement of 14-day lockdown from today, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Bhubaneswar has urged residents to get permissions for marriages and funerals through phone calls.
As per reports, the residents of the city can now obtain necessary permissions for marriage and funerals by dialing on 100 or calling on 8144207100 number.
Informing about the new facility, Bhubaneswar DCP, Umashankar Dash said, “As per the usual format, the applicants have to come to the DCP office to get permission for marriages and funerals in Bhubaneswar. But with a surge in COVID cases, we do not want people to go outside unnecessarily.”
“I urge the residents to call on 100 or on the mobile number (8144207100) of our licensing cell. Upon calling us, we will provide the applicant a softcopy of the format. The applicant has to fill that up and send it through Whatsapp following which we will send them the license again through Whatsapp,” informed Dash.
The applicant can either take a printout or keep the softcopy of the license to produce it whenever the authorities ask them to.
It is worthwhile to mention here that, the Bhubaneswar police have started doorstep FIR service during the 14-day lockdown period under which the police will reach the complainant’s house after receiving complaint through phone call.
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(Edited By Suryakant Jena)