Service: The single emergency number ‘112’ will be functioning throughout India from January 1, 2017
Purpose: To help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department.
Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has approved the provision of a single number for various emergency services.
It is similiar to ‘911’ all-in one emergency service being used in the US
Other Important Specifications:
The service will also be accessible even through those SIMs and landlines whose outgoing call facility has been temporarily suspended.
Different emergency Communication:
- Police (100)
- Fire brigade (101)
- Ambulance (102)
- Emergency Disaster Management (108)
Replacing all by one :
- To direct all emergency calls to ‘112’.
- The process to direct calls made on to 112 to concerned departments is being exercised.
- A user will be able to make communication even through SMS.
- the system will learn about the location of the caller that will be shared with the nearest help centre.
- People will be able to feed ‘112’ in panic button system which will also be available on all mobile phones.
- The panic button will enable users to make emergency call
GPS navigation system:
It is mandatory for all phones a year later with effect from January 1, 2018.
Call centre facility:
Supported through a call centre facility, which will have representatives speaking in Hindi, English and the local language.