NEW DELHI: India has decided to adopt '112' as the national emergency number, similar to '911' in the US and '999' in the UK, with the inter-ministerial telecom commission giving a go-ahead to the move.
The roll-out of '112' may see a gradual phase-out of existing emergency numbers like 100 (for police), 101 (fire), 102 (ambulance) and 108 (disaster management), though they will continue to be in operation for at least a year.
The idea of having a single number for all emergencies has been in the works for a long time and would require the active participation and enabling provisions from states to make it a success.
We will call 112 when in trouble. Will someone come to assist is another question altogether. Hope the line doesnt say "temporarily out of order"
The idea is that there is one number for all kinds of emergency help, security, medical, breakdown, etc etc...
112? Why not 111? Why not 100 itself?
how long is this going to take?
100 was better, well people will get used to 112 !!
Choose a better number you morons ....
Will anyone pick up 112 or will it be vyast ?The other nos fr police,helpline n hospital ambulances should be continued n not integrated.
Hope this will work for mobile phone as well. Government should also implememt that these numbers can be dialed even if from zero balance account.
The roll-out of '112' as India’s national emergency number is a great step. There will be some initial hitches due to the presence of other emergency numbers as well.
When we are planning to change the help line number, then there should be some reason and the new number should be better than the previous number. Numerologist should be consulted before change the number.
From my personal experience when I call local police dialing 100, I get proper response usually (I would say more often than not).
ok so tomm it may be 213 ...keep changing ...coz change is good.
Number "111 " would have been better and easy to remember.