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Did Bengaluru city police start women helpline number 9969777888

Bengaluru city police . Started a good service with a dedicated helpline for women

Fake news claim: A message viral on social media claims that “Women traveling alone at night in auto or taxi can SMS the vehicle’s no. to the Police (9969777888) & their vehicle will be traced through GPRS.”

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Bengaluru city police . Started a
good service with a dedicated helpline for women.
Before boarding the taxi or auto, sms the Vehicle Number
to +919969777888. You will get an acknowledgment via
sms. Vehicle will be tracked via GPRS.
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@BlrCityPolice is this true? Got as fwd.

"Bengaluru city police . Started a

good service with a dedicated helpline for women.

Before boarding the taxi or auto, sms the Vehicle Number

to +919969777888. You will get an acknowledgment via

sms. Vehicle will be tracked via GPRS"

Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification:  This was a Mumbai specific service only and has been discontinued since 2017.