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Indian city launches GIS-based ‘Dial 100’ project

Guwahati, India: Chief Minister of Indian state Assam, Tarun Gogoi launched the ‘Dial 100’ project, a GIS/GPS-enabled police help service for Guwahati city. This service will enable over 30 persons to dial 100 in emergencies for police assistance at the same time. A quick response team will respond to the caller within the next 15 minutes. The Chief Minister assured that the project will soon be implemented across the state.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Director-General of Police (DGP) Jayanta Narayan Choudhury said, “We have to take the help of the latest technology to cater to the problems being faced by rising population and limited police manpower. We hope police-public-technology initiative will help us reduce our response system and enable us prevent crime and help people. We are now installing systems like CCTV and other technology to enhance capacity of functioning of our police forces in the city.”

‘Dial 100’ is an integrated project where 26 police vans are connected with the GIS/GPS technology at present and can be located fast and communicated through very high frequency communication system to assist people in distress in about 15 or 16 minutes.

A person in need of police help now can dial 100 and call up the police control room and the receiver will automatically inform the nearest police van and send police personnel to tackle the emergency. “We will gradually try to reduce the response time,” the DGP further added.

Source: The Telegraph