“People will be able to file FIR through toll-free numbers 0512-2310512 and 770420202 (WhatsApp),” Inspector general of police Ashutosh Pandey said.
He said that the toll-free numbers will be handled by four sub-inspectors and six constables. It will remain functional round-the-clock.
Special provision has been made to address the issues of children, women and senior citizens.
Initially, the toll-free numbers have been launched for 176 police stations across Kanpur, Dehat, Kannauj, Fatehgarh, Etawah, Auraiyya, Jalaun, Jhansi and Lalitpur districts coming under the zone.