Going to police station to lodge your complaint, worry about uncomfortable interactions may be a thing of past for people of Hyderabad.
Yes Hyderabad Metropolitan police now have introduced a new way to lodge your complaints or seek emergency assistance. Apart from the Dial 100 service, the police department is launching this new service.
Citizens can now alert police about Terror Alerts such a suspicious baggage, person. They can also use this service to report crime, pass information about wanted criminals, traffic and any other social nuisance. The following options have been publicized as of now and more may be added. So all you Hyderabadis, keep these handy.
Emergency number: 9010100100
Message Prefix Codes:
- te – Terror alerts and complaints
- t – Traffic Issues
- w – Eve Teasing, Harassment of women
- c – any other crime
- n – nuisance
Apart from these police department would send periodic messages to subscribers in different areas about wanted criminals, any alerts etc.
I think this is a very great step in curbing or at least enabling people to participate in crime control. My kudos to Police Department.