Goa government launched 112 as a new integrated emergency number for police

The Goa government launched 112 as the new integrated emergency number for police, fire and medical emergency contact. This replaces the traditional dial number 100.
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Updated: Oct 14,2019 02:50:28 pm

Goa government launched 112 as a new integrated emergency number for police

09 October 2019 Current Affairs:The Goa government launched 112 as the new integrated emergency number for police, fire and medical emergency contact. This replaces the traditional dial number 100. The announcement was made by the Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawan. The services have been launched with the help of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Aim:
♦ It is expected that the response time of agencies concerned to any emergency will come down drastically, which will effectively bring down the prevalence of crime.
♦ In the 1st phase, the dial 112 service will only cover the police department. 
♦ In the second Phase, Fire and medical services would be brought under the new dial number.
Implementation:
So far, 2 centres have been established at Panaji and Margao as a part of the new integrated service. Also, 10 vehicles each in North Goa and South districts are connected to the new platform. The number of vehicles will be increased.
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