The Indian Government is planning to launch a computer based Emergency Response dispatch system with the help of Global Information system (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS).
The proposal for the system was put forward by the the Ministry of Home Affairs after multiple rape incidents against women across the country.
The approved emergency response system will operate as a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) platform using GIS based call taking and GPS based Police vehicle dispatch system.
Through the system distress or emergency alarms generated by panic buttons, landlines, mobile phones, individual devices or mobile applications would be tracked and emergency response units will be dispatched to attend the call.
This project is will cost Rs. 321.69 crore and will be under the Nirbhaya Fund, announced by the Union Finance Minister in the 2013 Union Budget.
The 24X7 service will be integrated with existing Dial 100 system. It will also be integrated to Crime and Criminal Tracking and Networking System (CCTNS), State Service Delivery Gateway (SSDG) etc.
The system will be implemented in stages over a 9 month period, followed by an operations and maintenance period of 5 years also in the future it will be migrated to a single central Emergency Response number.