Mumbai: Thane rural police has launched a Dial 100 project to help a person in need to reach the cops through the control room. A GIS and GPS enabled service will help the police manning the control room find the nearest police van and attend to the caller.
A high-tech police control room has become operational at the Kanakia Nagar police station in Mira Road. The control room has integrated eight police stations of Thane rural at Mira Road, Bhayandar, Navghar, Kashimira, Manikpur, Vasai, Valiv and Nallasopara.
As soon as a person living in the jurisdiction of the eight police stations dials 100, the control room will identify the movement of police vans and motorbikes from the area from where the call has been made. The police nearest to the caller will be dispatched to attend to emergencies.
The control room was inaugurated by state tribal development minister Rajendra Gavit. The other police stations in Thane rural will also be slowly integrated with the GPS system.