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Delhi Police to change helpline numbers

There is good news as the city police is soon changing all its eight digit helpline numbers to four digit numbers.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: March 19, 2009 12:12:50 pm

Can’t remember Delhi Police’s helpline numbers. There is good news as the city police is soon changing all its eight digit helpline numbers to four digit numbers.

Delhi Police has already approached authorities for obtaining easy-to-remember four digit numbers for its anti-obscene and anti-recovery agent helpline,a senior police official said.

The force is seeking the number 1096 for anti-obscene helpline and 1097 for anti-recovery agent helpline,the official said.

Once approved,these helplines would add to the existing four helplines which have four digit numbers. They are senior citizens helpline (1291),Eyes and Ears (1090),Women’s Helpline (1091) and Traffic (1095).

The four digit number for the traffic helpline was received by Delhi Police this month only.

“Earlier,we had eight digit numbers and it was very difficult to remember. The change into four digit will provide more reach,” the official said,adding people can call the helpline even from mobile phone without dialling the STD code.

The anti-obscene helpline,which was set up in December last year,has so far received 3,181 calls,out of which 3,020 cases were sorted out.

The various helplines have received 10,292 calls last year in which calls related to women in distress were 6,024 and senior citizens 2,524. Calls from children and students were 1,564.

Out of the 6,204 calls by women,3,811 calls were considered important and were dealt by special women mobile squads.

The helpline for eyes and years is for crime intelligence development while the senior citizens helpline caters to their problems.

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