The Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) is facilitating the transport of a live heart in the city on Thursday.
The heart will be transported from the Sagar Hospital at Banneraghatta road to Narayana Hrudayalaya E-city at Hosuru Road.
The transfer was scheduled for 8:30-9:30 am on Thursday morning, but was later rescheduled for 11:30 am, before finally getting underway at 2:20 pm.
The BTP is aiming to create a corridor free of traffic signals to facilitate transfer of the heart smoothly. This system is also referred to as the ‘green corridor’ wherein all the traffic lights on the particular route are lit green.
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner, MN Reddi, requested the cooperation of motorists and is providing updates on the transfer on his Twitter page.
In September 2014, a heart from transport from Bengaluru to Chennai by creating green corridors for a smooth and fast journey. This is the most well known instance of a live heart being successully transported.