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Numbered markers to help locate cop calls

TO help police respond quickly to an emergency, some 4,000 position markers - each with an individual location number - will be installed across Shanghai this year.

People in trouble can report the position of the marker or give the number to identify their location, and police will be able to arrive in one minute, the Shanghai Public Security Bureau said yesterday.

The network of police signs will cover the 2010 World Expo site and all Metro stations by the end of the year, police said.

"Our operator will guide callers to find the nearest sign and the number on it," said police officer Wu Yi, "and we can use our electronic map with the Geographic Information System to identify their position."

The signs should be especially helpful to foreigners or tourists who may not know their location if they dialed the emergency number 110.


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