Guwahati, March 29: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today launched Women Helpline Number ‘181’ for the safety of women at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati. It was launched in view of the abrupt increase in crime against women recently across the state.
The helpline aims at providing immediate response to women in distress.
Sonowal stated that the platform will provide necessary support to women and bridge gap between various agencies. “The platform will activate the entire machinery for the welfare of women” the CM added.
The CM also directed law enforcing agencies to take quick action on receiving complaints through the helpline number.
Officials have informed that the helpline is presently launched for one shift and shall be functional from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The helpline will be functional 24×7 after a period of two months.