The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav launched state-wide integrated emergency services UP-100. The service was launched on 19 November 2016 from Lucknow.
UP-100 is the official name of the Police Emergency Management System of Uttar Pradesh. Earlier, it was known as dial 100 Project. The state government has allocated 2200 crore rupees for the project.
Highlights of UP-100 project
• It is a high-tech centralised emergency system and was established with an aim to provide public safety across the state.
• It is a 24-hour service.
• It will ensure that the police reach the venue of a caller in a maximum fifteen minutes in urban areas and twenty minutes in rural areas.
• The centralised contact centre of the service is located in Lucknow. This centre will receive the emergency calls from across the state.
Initially, the UP-100 services will be available in 11 districts of the state and later it will cover all the remaining districts.