Govt to launch single emergency number 112
ERSS was first launched last year in Himachal Pradesh. The launch on February 19 will make the service available in total of 14 states. ERSS service will eliminate the need for people to remember multiple helpline numbers and remember just one emergency number 112 for nay kind of emergencies. The integrated number will connect to Police, Fire, Health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the State.
Seeking help in case of emergency will most probably become easier in India as the government is going to launch an integrated support system with a single emergency number 112 to address different kinds of emergencies for the citizens. The emergency number is launched under the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) and has been designed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(CDAC).
ERSS was first launched last year in Himachal Pradesh. The launch on February 19 will make the service available in total of 14 states including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
What is ERSS?
ERSS or the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) is vision of India to launch a unified number for pan-India that would address of different emergencies of citizens. The system receives all emergency signals through voice calls, SMS, email, ERSS website, panic button in phones etc. For better effectiveness of the system, the ERC has also been integrated with Location Based Services provided by Telecom Service Providers……Read More>>