Delhi gets single emergency helpline number 112 for immediate assistance

Delhi gets single emergency helpline number 112 for immediate assistance

Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy launched the single emergency helpline number 112 for immediate assistance.

Highlights:
  • He also flagged off Prakhar vans to control street crimes in the city.
  • The new Emergency Response Support System (ERSS-112) call simultaneously passes to the Police Control Room (PCR) as well as to at least five people nearby through a mobile app. The main call center has been set up at Shalimar Bagh, DCP (Operations and Communications) S K Singh.
  • Delhi Police inducted 15 Scorpios with modern devices for extensive patrolling in street crime-prone areas of the national capital.
  • The Delhi Police has taken several steps such as identifying vulnerable spots, enhanced visibility, anti-snatching squads, all-women patrolling and the YUVA scheme, etc. resulting in a decline of over 20% in street crimes
  • Initially, one van will be deployed in each district.

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