Now in india a single number 112 is started for all the emergencies in the country. Now you will get all the emergency helpline numbers at one place. India launches a single emergency helpline number 112 (ERSS). At the vigyan bhavan delhi, our home minister Rajnath Singh and union cabinet minister for women & child development maneka sanjay gandhi inaugurated the singal emergency helpline service 112.
What is 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)
“This is an initiative of India under the Norbhaya funds scheme for ensuring safety of women and children”
This Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) or 112 emergency helpline service is now launched in more than 19 states & union territories. This 112 emergency number is integrated with all the emergency services like police (100), fire (101, women safety (1090) & the health helpline (108).
At the vigyan bhavan delhi, home minister Rajnath Singh described the features and functions of 112 emergency helpline number.
Rajnath Singh says- This is a wordclass integrated emergency response number, which has been adopted by most countries and is integrated with all the emergency services. He also told – Almost all the mobile phones are pre-programmed with this 112 number because this number can be dialed with the click of a single button of your mobile phone.
He told that- if you click a button of 112 app then a call or message with your location will be sent to police control room, which will tell them that you are in danger. Despite of this an sos message will be sent to your registered family members & volunteers.
As this way you can take any assistance from dialing 112 emergency number or with the use of 112 india app. He also said that, I believe this system will prove to be a milestone in the field of emergency response. This will be an effective step in the safety of children and women.
When to use 112 ERSS ?
You can activate an SOS alert anytime and anywhere if you feel your and your family members or friends safety in danger. To activate the SOS alert you have to simply push the power key of your smartphone.
After activating the SOS alert your exact location will be sent to the control room of your state. Then they will take immediate action for your safety.
Features of 112 ERSS
- They gives you 24×7 emergency response services.
- Victims can request help through voice call, messages, SOS, Email, web request and Panic buttons.
- Live tracking of the victims vehicle.
- Gives you response in your state language. You can also use Hindi/English language to communicate with ERSS service providers.
Associated Emergency Numbers With 112 ERSS
- Women Safety-1090
- Child Protection
- Police -100
- Fire- 101
- Medical Emergency -108
112 ERSS Launched States And UT’s
The 112 emergency response support system service is now launched in more than 19 states and 4 union territories.
112 ERSS launched states
J & K, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Uthrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Nagaland etc.
112 ERSS launched Union territories
Andaman Island, Damn & Div , Dadra & Nagar haweli, Lakshdweep etc.
You can download the 112 India app from the Google play store and iOS store.