Important Information on Dialing India


Thousands of accidental calls to 9-1-1 are made each year by residents attempting to dial New Delhi, India. This is because the area code for India is "91" and the city code for New Delhi is "11". It's easy to see how someone could dial 9-1-1 accidentally by forgetting to dial the international prefix of "011" before the country and city codes.

If you dial 9-1-1 accidentally, stay on the line and advise the call-taker. If you hang up, the call-taker is required to call you back. If that call-taker cannot reach you or a busy signal is heard, the call-taker will send police if the caller's location is known.

Misdialed calls tie up emergency lines and police resources. Please remember to dial "011" first.