While one of the accounts will be the personal handle of Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi (@BhimBassi), the other shall be the official handle of his office (@CPDelhi). The third handle shall be that of the central control room (@DelhiPolice), said police.

"Any person in distress can send tweets or text messages at the third handle. However, if it is a case of emergency, it is always suggested that the distress caller should dial 100 for the quickest response," said B S Bassi.

This initiative will be followed by the district and range chiefs, of which a few are already active on the virtual platform.

The handle @CPDelhi was opened first during former police chief Neeraj Kumar's time. However, it turned into a dormant account post December 31, 2012, said a police source.