Nagaland on 1st December 2018, has become 2nd Indian state after Himachal Pradesh to launch a pan-India single-number '112' emergency mobile application which will have a special women safety feature for immediate assistance from police and volunteers.
Nagaland is also the first-ever Northeast state to launch this single number '112' emergency mobile app facility.
Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh launched this Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) and informed that a special feature 'SHOUT' has been made available exclusively for women in the mobile app. It is connected to ERSS.
Under the ERSS project, people will be able to receive immediate assistance from police, health and fire departments as well as from other agencies using number 112.
The ERSS has been integrated with police, fire, health and women helpline numbers to provide emergency services through the emergency number '112'.
This app will assist the first responders in locating and tracking the woman in distress using GPS for effective response. The ERSS utilizes location-based services to assist the ERC in locating the distressed caller.