108 is a free telephone number for emergency services in India.The 108 Emergency Response Service is a free emergency service providing integrated medical, police and fire emergency services.

When an emergency is reported through 108, the call taker gathers the needed basic information and dispatches appropriate services.

Basic information obtained includes:

  • Where the call is placed from (district/taluka/city/town/exact location/landmark)
  • The type of emergency
  • Number of people injured and the condition of the injured
  • The caller's name and contact number – for location guidance if required

Emergency help dispatched through this process is expected to reach the site of the emergency in an average of 18 minutes. Pre-hospital care will be given to patients being transported to the nearest hospital.