Odisha: State government approves unified emergency helpline number 112
Odisha Government approved the unified emergency helpline number 112 to provide all forms of police assistance to people in distress. Launching the service Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the consolidated helpline number would enable police to rush services to people in an efficient manner. The helpline number 112 subsumes the earlier segregated helpline numbers like 100,101,108 and other for emergency services like police, fire and ambulance. These multiple helplines have been clubbed together into the single toll free number under a centre- sponsored scheme that is already functional in several States. The 112 single Pan India helpline number had been launched by the centre in February last year to trigger emergency response to distress calls.