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Delhi women's helpline restarts after disruption

Delhi women's helpline restarts after disruption
New Delhi After a 12 hour disruption, the Delhi government's 181 helpline for women in distress resumed functioning early on Thursday, an official said.

The service was disrupted due to damage to underground telephone cables near the Income Tax Office in central Delhi.

"The helpline is up and running since 5 am today (Thursday). The underground telephone line was damaged on Wednesday around 6 pm due to which services of the helpline were affected," said a Delhi government official.

The helpline, which operates from Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's office at Delhi Secretariat, was set up in the wake of public outcry over the December 16, 2012 gang-rape in the capital.

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