India to build a GIS-based Public Safety Response System for Women

With the rise in reports of violence against women in India, special attention has been given to improving public emergency response systems. The Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Home Affairs to establish an Integrated Computer-Aided Dispatch platform.

The dispatch platform will include GIS-based call response and GPS-based police vehicle dispatch system. The system will track alarms generated by panic buttons, landlines, mobiles and mobile applications and the appropriate emergency response units will be dispatched to attend calls.

The project aims to cover 32.6 per cent of the total population or 391 million people including highly crime prone areas and cities with population of over a million.

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Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com

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