India’s own 911 like emergency service to go live soon after TC nod

By March 30th, 2016 AT 1:09 PM

Telecom Commission has approved proposal to have a single number for various emergency services, which would be similar to the ‘911’ all-in-one emergency service in the US. With this nod, people will soon have to dial just a single-number ‘112’ for help during emergency situations. Media reports said that all existing emergency numbers will be phased out within a year of rolling out 112, depending upon the awareness about this new facility.

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In India, different emergency communication and response systems are in place. Currently, people need to dial 100 for police, 101 for fire brigade, 102 for ambulance, and 108 for and Emergency Disaster Management. In addition, there are various helpline numbers for assistance to special categories of citizens, like Woman in distress, Missing Children and Women, and Crime Against Women.

With the introduction of a single number, a person in distress will now need to call 112, which will direct the call to concerned departments immediately for help.

The service will also be accessible even through those SIMs and landlines whose outgoing call facility has been stopped or temporarily suspended, reports added.

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Priyobroto

Indian ministers are not able to maintain 100. This is very unfortunate to share my experience with 100. If you call 100 for your safety, then they will first check if your current location is in their area.If not then you will be having same fate as me. They will not contact the actual Police Station on your behalf to give you safety but will share another local landline number which will be busy during your emergency. Then the PS will ask you to run to the nearest one Police Picketing area , of 1 KM far away. You will… Read more »

Abishek
Abishek

It’s already an existing standard number in most countries! Really, we must thank the present govt for thinking about people friendly approach… Hope, this line is handled well and is as reliable as that of foreign countries…

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