USE APP IF YOU NEED POLICE HELP
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.”