Much-hyped 181 helpline for Delhi women makes sputtering debut

PUBLISHED ON: December 31, 2012 | Duration: 1 min, 52 sec

   
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Delhi woke up to a slew ads announcing that the Chief Minister's Helpline for women in distress was ready to assist. Except it wasn't. The much-promoted '181' toll-free helpline ran into what officials described as technical glitches. By 6 pm, the helpline was up and running, sort of. It rang out when a reporter tried it, but another call placed from the NDTV office went through.
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