Guwahati, December 3, 2018:
Nagaland became the first state in North East and the second in India to launch a single emergency number 112 under the Emergency Response Support System.
The service was launched by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 1, 2018.
It was launched on the state’s formation day and the inaugural day of the 2018 edition of the Hornbill Festival.
The residents of Nagaland will not need to to remember multiple helpline numbers and this will be the all in all number for each emergency service.
Now people in Nagaland can contact any emergency service by using the panic button on their phones or ‘112 India’ mobile App to connect to a single number based emergency service, which include police, fire, health and other helplines.
The Emergency Response Vehicles fitted with mobile device terminals were also flagged off on the occasion.
The Union Government also allocated Rs 321.69 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund for the implementation of the ERSS project across India. Nagaland has been allocated Rs 4.88 crore for the project.
The Emergency Response Centre is capable of receiving emergency calls through voice call to 112, email, panic buttons activated calls and 112 India mobile App.