Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) is a Pan-India single number (112) based emergency response system for citizens in emergencies. The Emergency Response Centre is capable of receiving emergency calls through voice call to 112, email, panic buttons activated calls and 112 India mobile App.
112 is a globally recognized single emergency number, adopted by most of European countries, common wealth nations and mapped to emergency numbers in USA and Canada. Most of Phone handsets are manufactured with pre-programmed 112 as emergency number to be dialed with single key press. TRAI allotted this number for the purpose of single emergency number in India in May 2015.
If you require emergency assistance from Police, Fire or Health departments or from any other services, you may:
It is currently rolled out in 24 States/UTs. To know the states and the link to the state-website, click here.
112 Mobile App is a part of the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS), a Govt of India initiative. In an emergency situation, a person in distress may seek for the assistance of local emergency service delivery departments and volunteers through the App.
The App will send emergency alerts with the user's details(name, age, emergency contacts) and location information, along with a generated call to ‘112’ - to the State Emergency Control Room and the person’s emergency contacts. The system forwards the emergency alert to nearby online local volunteers if available. The emergency alert is notified with an audible sound/ visual alert on the volunteer smartphones. The volunteers can mark their consent to help and the volunteer details along with photo and contact number will be forwarded to the person in distress.
Features of the app
To download the Android app, : click here.
To download the iOS app, : click here.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY FACILITY. USERS ARE ADVISED TO USE THIS SERVICE CAREFULLY. DO NOT CALL THE EMERGENCY SERVICE WITHOUT A VALID REASON.
Source : Ministry of Home Affairs