Uttar Pradesh: The UP Police's emergency number has now been changed from 100 to 112. The new emergency number will become operational from October 26.
The callers in UP can now avail the facility of all major emergency services (police, fire services, ambulance, and SDRF) by just dialling a single number – 112.
The new emergency number '112' will be officially launched by the state's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. UP Police has assured that the new emergency number - 112 - is technically more advanced and will help to improve the system.
'Dial 100 in case of emergency' was launched by the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in 2016. The BJP government also continued to use the same system.
The same number was adopted by Delhi Police in September this year for immediate assistance, which was launched by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy.
With the implementation of the new ERSS-112 system in Delhi, the police response time reduced tremendously.