Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Good news for residents as Rourkela police has launched a mobile app to provide emergency services and important information to the citizens on smartphones.

From calling the police control room directly to getting latest news and updates of Rourkela police, a user can have all information at their fingertips.

The citizen connect mobile app was inaugurated by DGP RP Sharma through video conferencing today.

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Once installed, users can directly make calls to police in case of any emergency while the dedicated control room will respond to such SOS calls round the clock.

In case of emergency, a quick action team and bulk of the PCRs can be rushed to the spot to rescue the person in distress, sources said.

Residents can also know the details of the auto rickshaw drivers by entering a 4 digit code issued to registered vehicles via the mobile app.

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A mobile phone user can also get the status of his/her FIR/ complain through e-mail via the mobile app which also contains important phone numbers of police officers, links of various websites and other important places within Rourkela.