Thrissur, 24 October 2014: The Kerala Police have launched a toll-free helpline number for the public for seeking police assistance during accidents. The toll free number 1099 will provide help from the police authorities in bringing accident victims to hospital. The announcement of the new facility comes after popular request in the facebook page of the Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala.
The service will be introduced in Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi followed by other states soon. It was decided earlier to authorise Circle Inspectors to reimburse the amount spent on bringing victims to hospitals. Other contact numbers in case of emergency are as follows
Highway police helpline 9846100100
Accident/Crime information messaging/sms 9497900000
Police Headquarters 04713243000 / 04713244000 / 04713245000