Odisha Launches Emergency Response Vehicles; Know Their Utility & Where They’ll Be Available

Cuttack: Odisha government, along with state police, on Monday launched 112 emergency response vehicles (ERVs) to bolster emergency service infrastructure in the state.

Manoj Chhabra, Special DGP (SAP), flagged off 106 ERVs at an event organized at OSAP 6th Battalion ground, Cuttack.

The primary aim of this new service is to address distress calls by citizens in a more coordinated manner.

People will be able to avail of three emergency services — police, fire and ambulance — under one emergency number, 112.

“Today is important for Odisha Police, Fire and Ambulance service. Like 911 number in America, people of Odisha will get three emergency services like police, fire and ambulance under one emergency number, that is 112. We have already handed over 106 numbers of vehicles. Today we flagged off another 62 vehicles. In second phase we are going to launch another 150 vehicles. All these vehicles will deployed to provide all three above mention services,” said Chhabra.

The ERVS have been strategically deployed across districts and key cities of Odisha.

They will be available at — Angul (3), Balasore (3), Bargarh (3), Berhampur (3), Bhadrak (3), Bolangir (3), Boudh (2), Cuttack (3), Deogarh (2), Dhenkanal (3), Gajapati (3), Ganjam (3), Jagatsinghpur (3), Jajpur (3), Jharsuguda (3), Kalahandi (3), Kendrapara (3), Keonjhar (3), Khurda (3), Koraput (3), Malkangiri (3), Mayurbhanj (3), Nabarangpur (3), Nayagarh (3), Nuapada (2), Puri (3), Rayagada (3), Rourkela (3), Sambalpur (3), Subarnapur (2), Sundargarh (3), DCP Bhubaneswar (7).

The ERVs will act on the lines of PCR van. To manage tasks efficiently, the new vans have been equipped with modern systems such as GIS and GPS. These additions will help provide prompt and effectively assistance in emergency situations like crimes, mob acts or accidents.

Ziqitza Healthcare Ltd will manage and operate the ERVs. Like other emergency services, it will be entirely free for the people of Odisha.

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