India may soon get single emergency number like United States' 911

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  1. Sridhar

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    A single emergency calling number will soon become a reality in India, mirroring the 911 service in the US. An inter-ministerial panel headed by a top home ministry official has been mandated to finalise the roadmap of a single emergency services number in six weeks, according to the minutes of a confidential interior ministry meeting seen by ET.


    India may soon get single emergency number like United States' 911 - The Economic Times
     
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    Its a very welcome sign. In Assam, 108 functions as the go to number for fire, police and medical emergencies. But its understaffed and also lacks the kind of resources required to deal with multiple emergencies simultaneously.
     
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    108 is also official emergency Number in TN .in case of Fire, Medic and Police

    But mostly used for Medics
     
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    Who will pick up the phone??:p:p

    issuing number is other thing, to pick phone and send police and fire in time is other:scared2::scared2:


    distant dream:lol::lol:
     
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    This is indeed a nice initiative ! However, I am really skeptical on its effectiveness if at all it will get implemented :rolleyes:
     
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    I really hope it is staffed properly...which seems to be the issue with almost all help lines here

    When they opened up the suicide helpline, a person I know called up....and.. "The number you have dialed..is not in use..please try again later!" ..:shocked:

    though they did fix the problem later and the help line it seems has helped a lot people.
     
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    This is very welcome move & shall be really a great help to citizens.

    My experience in Gujarat with 108 has been really good . I myself called once for one road accident and they came withen 15 minutes during a rush hour time even to a place which not on main road. Normally 108 guys take around 10 minutes time, which is quiet appreciable.

    For fire support I am bit skeptical because our infrastructure in most of the places is not anywhere near to world class rather it is very much outdated.
     
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    I wish to see Gujarat kind of implementation all over India !
     
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    "When seconds count police are only minutes away."
     
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    Once My college mates are assaulted by a Muslim groups When our College Buses are Passing through their Village ..More than 10+ students are heavily injured of their Attack ..we call the 108 for the incident They come with a Ambulance and Police van within 10 min

    If they didn't get arrived at correct Time ... There should some Causality ..
     
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    here in kerala i believe there are separate numbers for various emergencies, the most common number 100 for police control room...
     
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    indian govt. should watch the movie - 'THE CALL' ,

    to see that how should be the emergency response services centers and "numbers".
     
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    in US not in india,

    they won't even write report when one is filing a complaint. :rofl:
     
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