Arunachal to have integrated emergency response system


Our Correspondent
Itanagar, July 3: Arunachal Pradesh will soon have an integrated emergency response system of police, fire and medical services.
“An integrated response system for dealing with emergencies related to police, fire and health departments will be developed under the central government’s Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) scheme,” a release from the police department said here today.

The decision to develop the system was taken during a video conference on ERSS, also known as ‘Dial-112’, which was held between the union home secretary and the state government’s top officials on Monday.

Chief secretary, DGP, the home commissioner, IGP, and other officers of the home department and the Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) participated in the conference.

The project would be implemented in Itanagar (Capital Complex), Papum Pare (rural), East Siang, Lower Subansiri, Lower Dibang Valley, Tirap, West Kameng, Tawang, and Namsai districts in the first phase, and would later be extended to other districts.

The project, which is scheduled to be launched on Statehood Day next year, would be implemented by the Arunachal Pradesh Police.

Through the integrated system, people would be able to report crimes and fire incidents, and seek police and medical assistance by simply dialing 112, which is being developed as a common number for emergencies throughout the country.