Bihar CM relaunches ‘Dial 100’: Of 3.5 lakh calls daily, only 10,000 are distress calls

Patna: After Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar re-launched the ‘Dial 100’ service on Wednesday, it is getting about 3.50 lakh calls daily. However, only 10,000-12,000 are distress calls.

About 5,000 calls are made to give information related to an accident, assault, family dispute, consumption of alcohol, etc. Many times people also give false information to call the police to their village, town or mohalla. However, more than half of the total calls are disconnected only after a ring or soon after someone answers the call at Dial 100.

Children call for fun

Thousands of calls are made to check the response of Dial 100. When the call is answered, the caller says that he was only checking the response of Dial 100. There are many calls in which a request to recharge the mobile is made. Sometimes children unnecessarily make a call or give false information.

Patna zone tops in making calls, Bhagalpur lags behind

Patna zone is at the top in making calls to Dial 100, followed by Muzaffarpur zone and Darbhanga sone. Dial 100 receives least calls from Bhagalpur zone.

150 incoming and 30 outgoing calls at one go

The control room of ‘Dial 100’, located in the police office complex adjacent to Shri Krishna Memorial Hall in Gandhi Maidan area, is fully air-conditioned and equipped with state-of-the-art technical facilities. Dial 100’s latest control room can receive 150 incoming and make 30 outgoing calls at one go. Sixty policemen are deployed in one shift.

The ‘Dial 100’ service was first launched by the CM on August 15.