112, All-in-one Emergency Helpline

Similar to many developed countries around the world, India has launched a single emergency helpline number ‘112’ for providing pan-India service. The home minister Rajnath Singh and minister for women and child development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi jointly launched the women safety initiative of Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) in 16 states and union territories. People in these states and UTs can now call a single pan India number 112 for any emergency.