Arunachal Pradesh is going to have an integrated emergency response system of police, fire and medical services soon.
A press statement released from the state police headquarters in Itanagar stated that 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.
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, the release stated.
The Chief Secretary, the DGP, the Home Commissioner, the IGP, and other officers of the Home Department and the Arunachal Pradesh police force participated in the video conference.
The project will 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 will later be extended to other districts of the State.
The project, which is scheduled to be launched on Statehood Day next year, will be implemented by the state police force.
Through the integrated system, people will 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.
For this, a central control room will be developed at the police headquarters in Itanagar, where calls made from all over the State will be received and forwarded directly to response vehicles like PCR, fire tenders and ambulances through GPS-enabled terminals fitted on them.
Technical assistance for the project is being provided by the Central Government’s Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.