112: New countrywide emergency number for India from 2017

New Delhi, INDIA VIJAY SHAH via PTI & Deccan Herald India will follow in the steps of Europe and North America by instituting a single number for emergency services as of 1st January 2017, enabling more convenience for the services and the public, the Deccan Herald reports. As with America’s ‘911’ and the U.K.’s 999 services, Indian citizens looking to report a crime or incident will be able to dial ‘112’ to give them direct access to the fire brigade, ambulance service and the police, and this will be operational as of the first day of next year, a senior … Continue reading 112: New countrywide emergency number for India from 2017