Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Friday, launched Dial 112, an Emergency Response Support System through Video Conference. Dedicating the system, the Chief Minister said that from now on, people can dial only a single number 112 for all their emergency needs. The number pertains to police, fire service, health, disaster and any other emergency in times of distress.
The Chief Minister said that this single-number service will be very beneficial for all, especially women and elderly persons. He urged the police to work for the safety, dignity and welfare of all by providing faster, prompter and immediate response during emergency and distress.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Odisha Emergency Response Centre. He also flagged off the Emergency Response Vehicles fitted with Mobile Data Terminals. The Government of Odisha has allocated Rs. 157.12 Crore and 2500 posts for this project.