Guwahati, December 1: Nagaland has become the first northeastern state to launch a pan-India single-number emergency mobile application on Saturday.
The application will have a special women safety feature for immediate assistance from police and volunteers.
With this Nagaland has become the second in the country after Himachal Pradesh.
Business Standard quoted the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as saying “a ‘SHOUT’ feature has been made available exclusively for women in the ‘112 India’ mobile app which is connected to the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS).”
Women in distress will be able to seek immediate assistance from nearby registered volunteers as well as from the Emergency Response Centre (ERC) by using the application.
The ‘112 India’ app will assist the first responders in locating and tracking the woman in distress using GPS for effective response.