23 March 2020
Bhubaneswar: After successful implementation of ‘Janata Curfew’ yesterday, Odisha has entered first day of lockdown today. Twin city Commissionerate Police along with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have released a set of guidelines to follow and emergency numbers which we can use.
Police control room’s regular number 100 now doubles up as one to avail pass in case one needs to venture out in case of emergency, informed Commissionerate Police’s PRO Sishir Mishra. He said that vehicles of priority category such as ambulances, fire brigade, etc have been given a free pass in addition to vehicles carrying essential commodities.
For commoners wishing to venture out in case of emergency can dial 100 and state the emergency with details. They will receive an SMS which can be used when stopped by any police official. And in case one ventures out without the SMS, can still ask for a pass from an Inspector or Sub-Inspector stationed at major signals.
Similarly, BMC has also issued its emergency number- 1929. Taking to Twitter, the official handle of BMC states that all essential services will remain open and in case ‘you are facing any issues to avail these services’ you can dial the said number.