Bhubaneswar: In view of the exponential rise in Covid positive cases and the fortnight-long lockdown to break the chain of transmission, residents in Bhubaneswar Urban Police District (UPD) can now obtain permissions for marriages and funerals through phone calls without visiting the concerned area’s police station.
“Permission for marriages and death related rituals are being issued by the office of the DCP, Bhubaneswar for Bhubaneswar UPD. People are requested to dial 100 or call our Licensing Cell on mobile phone number 8144207100,” informed Bhubaneswar DCP Umashankar Dash.
Dash said people can also send messages on WhatsApp to the aforementioned mobile phone number.
“We shall provide you with the format for the licensing and upon receipt of the filled up application we shall issue the license through WhatsApp of which the applicant can take a printout or keep the soft copy for use at venue, travel etc,” the DCP explained.