India, March 25 -- With long queues at police stations for "curfew pass", the Delhi government on Wednesday announced it would issue e-passes to those delivering essential services within and outside city limits. It also announced a helpline for those who have been "harassed" by state enforcement agencies, including police, to register their complaint.

The announcement came as reports emerged of delivery agents and workers being unable to reach their destination amid the stringent lockdown traffic restrictions enforced to curb the spread of Covid-19.

"Those who are providing essential services, but do not have a formal ID card to back their claim will be issued an e-pass," Kejriwal said in a digital press conference. "Workers at grocery...