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01/10/2015

Telecom Department Gives Nod to Single Emergency Number 112

IN - A single emergency number will soon be a reality in India as the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has approved the proposal of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in this regard.


India - The existing emergency numbers will continue to exist for a period of one year.

All the existing emergency numbers such as 100, 101, 102 and 108 will be retained as secondary numbers which would then be re-routed to the single emergency number 112.

"These numbers will be closed in a phased manner (following a public awareness campaign)," the DoT said in its response to the telecom regulator.

Trai earlier recommended to implement public safety answering point-based integrated emergency communication and response system in the country that would be accessed through a single emergency number 112.

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