Chandigarh administration has started on the process to launch a single number 112 for all emergency services in the city. The new emergency number will be applicable for all emergency services related to the police, ambulance, Fire Department, women helpline and disaster management.
Residents of Chandigarh will be able to call 112 in any emergency situation and ask for support from the concerned department. The single number 112 will be the solution to all people in any kind of emergency be it to call the fire brigade, ambulance, police. The UT administration is working out to launch the single emergency number soon. This emergency help in Chandigarh will work out on the same pattern as the 911 facility works in US and 000 in Australia.
112 for all Emergency Services in Chandigarh
The administration has proposed to come up with the 24×7 high tech control system at police headquarters in Sector 9 Chandigarh. 112 emergency number will ensure a well-coordinated response to those in distress. The administration had planned to start the service soon. Parimal Rai-UT Adviser recently held a high-level meeting of officers to discuss this issue. The meeting was attended by Home Secretary, Tejinder Singh Luthra, DGP, Anurag Aggarwal and other senior officers.
Chandigarh Emergency Number
The new single emergency number 112 will be accessible from all landlines and mobile phones in the city beautiful Chandigarh. When a person would dial 112 the call would be directed to the concerned department immediately for help. Once the public awareness about the new system grows, the existing emergency number would slowly be phased out. The new emergency number in Chandigarh will club police, fire, and ambulance response in the first phase, and later on the help lines for women, children, senior citizens, and disaster management will be clubbed.
Even those whose outgoing facility has been canceled or temporarily suspended would also be able to call the number. People can also communicate through SMS seeking for help. The system will catch the location of the caller and that will be further shared by nearest help centre. The system will also be linked with a panic button on the mobile phones. The administration will depute the trained persons at control room who can speak Hindi, English, Punjabi. The system would record all incoming and outgoing calls.
Source: The Tribune