Delhi cops send out social media message on passage for ambulances

Police help in heart transplantation and remind motorists of right of way of emergency vehicles

GN Bureau | January 7, 2015



After successfully ensuring delivery of a harvested heart to a hospital in Delhi from Gurgaon for transplantation last week, the Delhi Traffic Police have taken to social media to seek the cooperation of motorists to honour the green corridor for mobility of emergency vehicles.

On its Facebook page, on Wednesday, a statement undersigned by Dr Muktesh Chander, special commissioner of police, Traffic said that it is the duty of everyone to ensure uninterrupted passage to ambulances.

The extreme right lane of the roads having three or more lanes will be reserved for the emergency vehicles. Any person who does not abide by the law will be punished under section 194(1) of Motor Vehicle Act which attracts a fine of Rs 2000.

Although the Transport Department of Delhi Government had issued a notification, of the law under section 115 of the Motor Vehicle Act making the extreme right lane reserved for such vehicles, in September 2014, it was not fully enforced and followed by the commuters in the city.

Ambulances carrying patients, human organs and blood are often seen stuck in the congested traffic in Delhi.

According to the law, all vehicles will have to vacate the extreme right lane by moving towards left whenever they spot flashing of lights of the emergency vehicles. The emergency vehicles will have the overriding right of the way over other vehicles.

Through its Facebook page, Traffic Police has also asked all hospitals to report the non compliance of the law witnessed by their ambulances carrying critical human organs for transplant or patients.

While the successful transportation of human heart for transplantation in a Gurgaon hospital was a recent initiative, Chennai police also did the same in July, 2014. READ STORY HERE

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