'Dial-100' emergency service to launch in UP in October

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday directed the officials to start the state-wide Dial 100 project from October 2, this year.

Akhilesh Yadav along with state government advisor Venkat Changavilli reviewed the progress made so far in the project.The chief minister said that he himself would launch the service in Lucknow, Agra, Kanpur, Jhansi and Ghaziabad.

Yadav said Dial 100 should be developed as the fastest, biggest, cheapest, effective and best service.He also said, the project aims at reducing response time of the police and the focus is to develop it as the fastest, cheapest, sturdiest and best project, according to a release.

During the meeting, Changavalli informed Yadav that under the project, 3,200 four-wheelers would be active. All vehicles would be painted in black.

At present, the project`s headquarters at Lucknow`s Shaheed Path is under construction and it has been decided that 100 women personnel would be posted at the call centre.

Two sub-centres would be established in Agra and Varanasi.The response time under dial 100 has been fixed as ten minutes for two-wheelers in urban areas and 15 minutes for four wheelers.

While in rural areas the response time for four wheelers has been mandated as 20 minutes.

Once the project is launched, 4,800 vehicles would be active in 75 districts of the state, of which 3,200 would be four wheelers and 1,600 two wheelers.

All these vehicles would be equipped with GPS.

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