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Punjab can dial common emergency number 112 for police help


For police assistance, people in Punjab can dial a common emergency number ‘112’, which was launched on Monday on trial basis under the Centre’s nationwide emergency response system (NERS) project.

Designed on the lines of 911 operational in the USA, the NERS was conceptualised in the aftermath of the 2012 gang-rape of the woman in a bus in Delhi.

Under the project, ‘112’ will be the single common number for help during emergency situations. All other emergency numbers like 100 for police, 101 for fire brigade, 102 for ambulance will be replaced by the common number.

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