India: Tamil Nadu Police is First to Launch Toll Free Coastal Security Help Line

by OldSailor on November 27, 2009


coastal_security_help_line Tamil Nadu is the first state in India to have an operational toll free number 1093 as ‘Coastal Security Help Line’.
Here is the departmental news dated November 25 from Tamil Nadu Police regarding launch of toll free number 1093.

The Coastal Security Group of the Tamil Nadu police on Wednesday launched a toll free number 1093 to handle distress calls originating from coastal areas. Launching the number, state director general of police, K.P. Jain, said that anybody in distress in coastal area can call 1093 to seek emergency help and also to provide information, based on which the police can take coordinated steps. The number will be active throughout day and night and will function from the control room at the state police head quarters. This is the first time in the country that a coastal security help line became operational. Stating that all the coastal village committees are functioning effectively the official said that the police had been receiving number of actionable intelligence from such committees. According to Mr K. Radhakrishnan, ADGP,L&O, said that 13 districts of Tamil Nadu that share 1076 km stretch of sea coast has 12 marine police stations, 12 out posts and 83 check posts. Six patrolling vessels are stationed at Chennai, Nagai, Tuticorin and Rameswaram. Mr A Subramanian chief general manager, BSNL was also present at the function.

For details, log on to Tamil Nadu Police.

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