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Maharashtra govt to launch ‘Dial 112’ to help cops respond to emergency situations faster

The technology-driven project will ensure the response time to come down to 10 minutes in urban areas and 15 minutes in rural areas, Minister Satej Patil said.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: July 31, 2021 7:24:19 pm
Maharashtra Minister Satej Patil. (Source: Twitter/@satejp)

The Maharashtra government will soon launch ‘Dial 112’ —  a project to enable police to reach out immediately to complainants in case of an emergency — across the state. The project, which aims to introduce a single emergency number across the country, will include setting up of state-of-the-art control rooms at all 45 police commissionerates and district police offices across the state.

“The technology-driven project will ensure the response time from police is 10 minutes in urban areas and 15 minutes in rural areas,” Minister of State for Home and Information and Technology Satej Patil announced on Friday after a review meeting.

The review meeting was chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and attended by Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Satej Patil and key officials from various departments.

“We are training 15,000 police personnel and officers on use of this technology. ‘Dial 112’, powered with high-end technology, will enable people to contact police and other emergency agencies by using mobile applications, SMS service, e-mail or through chat. Once rolled out, the project will help police respond in 10 minutes in urban areas and in 15 minutes in rural areas,” Patil said on Twitter.

 

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