Pune, Mar 26: At least 17,749 people approached Pune city police through WhatsApp numbers, Twitter and Email, seeking permission for vehicle movement and other help, in the last two days, police said here on Thursday.
They further said that about 50 per cent of the requests were from people who needed medical help, 20 per cent were from staffs of hospitals, while five per cent requests were from students who lived in hostels needed food. Also, five per cent requests were from senior citizens, spouses and children, living separately who required help to move from one place to another. The cops also received about 5,000 messages on twitter, while 233 requests were sent on email by companies for their employees. 'We have given four dedicated WhatsApp numbers to citizens on which they can send their queries, doubts, concerns.
These numbers have been circulated widely on WhatsApp groups and social media. Once a request is reviewed, they are being sent a confirmation message from same WhatsApp number regarding their query, exemption request', DCP Singh said. He further said that grievance redressal of companies, industries who have been exempted under lock down orders, their requests were being taken through email and digital permits were being issued, once they send information in the prescribed format. Also, constant updates were being given on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and Pune police website, he added. (UNI)