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108 Emergency Telephone Number

108 is a free telephone number for emergency services to call in the Indian states of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Prades when an emergency arises.

The 108 Emergency Response Services is a free 24/7 emergency service for providing integrated medical, police and fire emergency services. The service is provided in Public Private Partnership between State Government and Private EMS providers.

The 108 Emergency Response Service should be called:

  • To save a life
  • To report a crime in progress
  • To report a fire
  • Anytime an emergency response is required for medical, law enforcement and fire.

Andhra Pradesh

In December 2012, the Andhra Pradesh government is considering extending the 108 service to include protection of women. If extended, women can call the service to seek help when subjected to stalking and any other serious forms of sexual harassment. The 108 call centre will in turn alert the local police station concerned.

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