India to get National Emergency Telephone No-2611
Mumbai, Aug 10: A Telecom engineer Dinkar Borde approached to Home Ministry with the proposal to make '2611', a National Emergency Telephone Number (NETN) in India, as 911 has been used in US.
National Emergency Telephone Number system (NETNS) has been made to help people at anytime whenever they call for emergency help from anywhere in the country.
Borde suggested in his proposal to mingle all existing local emergency numbers into Dial 2611.
"2611" number integrates all the local helpline number 100- police, 101- Fire, 102,- Ambulance 103 and Child, woman and senior citizen protection, 108.
According to sources, during terror attacks, it will co-ordinate with the National Security Guards (NSG) or other relevant department.
The entire system will be under the Home Ministry which will give sufficient feedback to Defence Ministry and will be staffed by trained officials.
"Dial 2611 is a combination of man, machine and high-tech next generation telecom tools like Global Positioning system," said Borde.
He also added, "Geographical Information System, Satellite, Mobile, IT and others for prompt response with perfect rescue coordination with Local Based Services."
Borde also claimed that Dial 2611 will be more effective than 911 of US or any other emergency numbers in the world because it has multi-lingual, hi-tech, high end tailor-made architectures and technology platforms.