The NERS system was proposed by the Indian government in the aftermath of the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case in Delhi.
If the state executes it as planned, Kerala could soon become the first state in the country to implement the National Emergency Response System (NERS) proposed by Union government after the Nirbhaya gang rape incident in Delhi in 2012. The NERS was envisaged as a system to integrate all the present emergency numbers to one platform and just have a single helpline number. Kerala Director General of Police on Saturday said that the state expects to launch the system in three to four months, and that the work has been going on well.
The single emergency number would be 112.
“It is an integrated helpline number that can be dialed in any kind of emergency. The calls will be redirected to the departments concerned according to the nature of the emergency,“ Kerala DGP Behera said, The Times ofIndia reports.
At present, there are separate emergency numbers such as 100 for police, 101 for fire force and 102 for ambulance, which according to Behera will be integrated into just one number 112 under NERS. This also enables a person to call to the emergency number from anywhere in the state that 112 control room would receive it and redirect the information to concerned department.
Behera also said that high quality security cameras will be installed in state and National highways across state from Kasaragod (northern end) to Thiruvananthapuram. He said that it is expected to be completed within a year and control room will have live streaming facilities.
He said the department also sought funds from government to improvise control room vehicle services in state.