Single emergency helpline number ‘112’ launched in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government today launched a single emergency helpline number ‘112’ to provide all kind of assistance by the police to the public.

With this, people in the state will more need to dial different numbers like 100, 101, 102, 104, 108, 181 and 1098 for emergency services of police, ambulance, fire brigade  and women helpline. Single helpline number ‘112’, which will function soon, will provide all the emergency assistances by the  police department.

Besides, the Government also approved creation of 1098 posts in police department for provision of the fast services to the people of the state through this unified number. Four DSPs, 151 Sub-Inspectors, 203 Assistant Sub-Inspectors and 740 Constables will provide the 112 emergency services.

Besides , 198 Call Taker Executives will be outsourced and 236 vehicles will be deployed for the purpose.

The unified emergency helpline will help police provide better services more efficiently to the general public and strengthen people’s faith in the system, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on the occasion.

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