‘Dial 112’ service to be launched today

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Sep 2018 11:30:25



Staff Reporter

‘Dial 112’ Service for Chhattisgarh State, single number for an emergency and one of the ambitious projects of State Government, will be formally launched by Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh on Tuesday evening at 5.30 pm.

Gautam Balakrishnan, Vice-President, Smart Cities, Tata Projects Limited will also be present during the launching programme slated to be held at Central Command Centre, Police Control Room, Opposite Circuit House, Civil Lines.

“The solo emergency number ‘112’ will be operational throughout the state from September 4 to help people reach immediate services of police, ambulance and fire department. The formal launching of the service was decided only after extensive and intensive trials during real time hours,” said Rajinder Kumar Vij, Additional Director General of Police (ADG) and State Nodal Officer for Emergency Response and Support System (ERSS) while talking to The Hitavada.

According to Vij, the Chief Minister on September 4 would launch the first phase of this service from Raipur district whereas other senior ministers on the same day would dedicate the service for public in seven other districts viz. Mahasamund, Durg,

Korba, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Jagdalpur and Surguja. Next day, the Chief Minister would launch the second phase of service covering three other major districts namely Bilaspur, Kabirdham and Rajnandgaon, he added.

Also tag-named in Chhattisgarhi ‘Ekke Numbar Sabbo Barr’, the seven important departments whose services can be availed through ‘Dial 112’ are police, fire brigade, Sanjeevani, Mahatari Express, Child Helpline, Women Cell and Municipal, whereas Citizens can also lodge their complaints, to and against, these seven departments through this service. “All the work-force, including the personnel on field and at command centre, have been laced with latest and state-of-art technology to ensure swift response to every distress caller,” the ADG maintained.