112 single emergency helpline activated in five cities of Maharashtra
| Friday | 12th June, 2020
After a series of trials, the single emergency helpline number 112, which will connect people in distress with the police, has been made operational in five cities of Maharashtra, officials said on Friday.
Citizens in distress can get immediate assistance from police in the state on dialling the helpline number '112' from their phones in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur and Pune, they said.
The single emergency response number has been activated in five cities and this service will be rolled out in different parts of the state in the near future, he said.
In the future, other government agencies will also be integrated with the helpline number, the official said.
Similar to the United States and many other developed countries, India had launched the service of single emergency helpline number '112' in February 2019.