"Telecom Commission has accepted Trai's recommendation on single emergency number 112. It will now be drafted by the Department of Telecom and will require Telecom Minister's (Ravi Shankar Prasad) approval. It will be rolled out within months rather than a year," various media reports quoted a source from Telecom department.
The person in need can just dial 112 and the call will be directed to the appropriate department immediately. One can even send an SMS, the system will get to know about the location of the person and will send information to the nearest help center.
A similar kind of system is in place in developed countries like US and Canada (911), UK (999), New Zealand (111), Australia (000) etc.
The number 112 has been chosen in India due to various reasons, and one of them is that GSM phones have in-built recognition of emergency numbers 112 and 911.
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