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India's One Emergency Number '112' For Safety of Indian Citizens



India's One Emergency Number '112' For Safety of Indian Citizens: Details, Features, How to Use

Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) or India's One Emergency Number '112' was recently launched by the Government of India under the Nirbhaya funds scheme for ensuring the safety of women and children".

The One Emergency Number '112' helpline number which was launched in 16 states and UTs including Himachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, and Jammu and Kashmir.

The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) integrates police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers into a single 112 helpline number and the process is on to integrate the health emergency number (108) soon.

So, If anyone requires emergency assistance from Police, Fire & Rescue, Health and other services, they can :

1. Dial 112 from their phone

2. Then press the power button on their smartphone 3 times quickly to activate Panic call;

3. In case of a feature phone, long press ‘5’ or ‘9’ key to activate Panic call;

The ERSS can also be accessed through  ‘112’ India mobile app, which is available free on Google Play Store and Apple Store or log on to the ERSS website for the respective state and send an emergency email or SOS alert to state Emergency response center.

For women & children 112 India mobile App to activate SHOUT feature, which alerts registered volunteer in vicinity for immediate assistance apart from activating ERC.


Latest Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) Updates

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