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NERUL: T he po­lice have urged res­i­dents, es­pe­cially se­nior cit­i­zens, to use the new mo­bile app de­vel­oped by the state po­lice.

Navi Mum­bai com­mis­sioner of po­lice Hemant Na­grale said, “The mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion is called ‘ Prati­sad’ and it pro­vides an emer­gency tele­phone num­ber for se­nior cit­i­zens in dis­tress. The ap­pli­ca­tion is avail­able for an­droid as well as iphone users.”

Users need to store the phone num­bers of their close friends and rel­a­tives and also of the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion on their mo­biles.

He said ,“When­ever some­one needs help in emer­gency, all they have to do is open the app and touch the red ‘ So­cial Emer­gency’ but­ton. While the rel­a­tives and friends in the pro­file will get the mes­sage, 10 po­lice of­fi­cers of a po­lice sta­tion within 3 km range of the in­di­vid­ual will also get in­stant mes­sages. A mes­sage will also go to the po­lice con­trol room.”

Ac­cord­ing to Na­grale, “The po­lice will know her l oca­tion along with t he route map to reach her. Any po­lice of­fi­cer can re­spond to the call and his move­ment will be tracked by the con­trol room.”

Var­sha Rokade, pres­i­dent of Wel­fare First Foun­da­tion ( WFF), said: “Though it is de­signed for se­nior cit­i­zens, it can be used by any­one in an emer­gency.”

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