Police join hands with Idea Cellular for Alert Mumbaikar Campaign

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Mumbai, Sep 16 (UNI) Latest mobile operator in Mumbai, Idea Cellular today joined hands with the city police and Alert Mumbaikar campaign to launch a 24 hour safe mumbai helpline to join the combat against terrorism Idea Cellular has launched the helpline 9702100100. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sashi Shankar, Chief Operating Officer, said, ''It gives us a great pleasure to partner with the Mumbai police in this unique endeavour to make Mumbai safe for our families and friends.

This association brings together responsible citizens to support the government machinery and make our city terror free.'' Mumbai has been a target for terror attacks with blasts in local trains, in BEST buses, Gateway of India, Zhaveri Bazaar, Vile Parle Market and other places. Between 1988 and 2008 there had been over 20 blasts in Mumbai, leaving 497 dead and 2053 injured. These attacks were meant to destabilise Mumbai, the economic backbone of India by hitting crucial economic targets, to discourage FDI and FIIs from investing in India, to cause a divide amongst the various religious communities and more, a Idea cellular release said.

The task of Alert Mumbaikar Campaign is to bridge this gap.

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