VIJAYAWADA: NTR District Administration and Police on Friday carried out Disha app registration and awareness campaigns across the district. In order to ensure that all women and students in NTR district install the Disha SOS mobile application and alert the police in case of emergency, the police and the NTR district administration carried out an awareness campaign on Friday and public registration throughout the district. Nearly three lakh people downloaded the app and about two lakh recordings were made during the ride.
Collector S Dilli Rao and Police Commissioner Kanthi Rana Tata kicked off the campaign and called on women and students to download the Disha app. “Not just women, men can also download the app and use it if they encounter a problem like a medical emergency,” the collector said.
Speaking to the media on the occasion, officials said the app has one of the fastest and best-in-class response mechanisms. After the inauguration, police teams visited various educational institutions, government and private offices, factories, shopping malls, public places and raised awareness on Disha App.
“It is necessary for women to install the Disha SOS app. The app works even without an active internet connection. In a record time of less than five minutes, the police respond to SOS calls and reach the victim, and solve their problem” , did he declare.
Kanti Rana Tata said that Disha App and Disha Act were the brainchild of Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and that over 1,000 cases of crimes against women have been recorded across the state based on complaints received via the app. Rana said, “The app does not have the permissions to track or monitor user activities. Only the user’s location will be detected by the control room staff when they click on the SOS option.
How to download the Disha app
Open Google Play Store on any Android based mobile.
Type Disha SOS in the search bar.
Download the app created by Andhra Pradesh Police Communication wing.
Install the app and register with a valid mobile number.
Register by submitting basic information like name, age, gender and address
How to use the Disha SOS app
By shaking the phone after opening the application three to five times, the mobile’s GPS will be activated automatically and nearby police will be alerted in case of emergency using a push-button messaging system
Click on SOS to call 100 or other helplines where the user will be directed to the central call center from where details will be shared with the nearest police station or police on duty.
Disha contains tracking and security features for each user, which helps the police to track the user if they alert using the app during an emergency situation.
This app also gives you phone numbers you can dial for emergency help and support.
In case of danger, app users can either press an SOS button on the app, or shake the phone three times if the “hand gesture” feature is enabled, to send an SOS request. SOS request sends user location
In less than five minutes, police equipped with GPS, mobile data tracker and body worn cameras will reach the location and rescue the user.
The DISHA app has also integrated useful information such as nearby safety locations, nearby police stations, nearby hospitals and useful contacts.