Bengaluru Traffic Police creates signal free corridor as ‘live heart’ transport gets underway

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.

@CPBlr. Live heart will be transported today from SagarHosp to Narayana Hrudalaya. Motorists are requested to cooperate.

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.

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Dear Friends,
BTP making another signal free Corridor to transport “LIVE HEART” today around. The LIVE HEART is being transported from Sagar Hospital-Banneraghatta road to Narayana Hrudayalaya E-city Hosuru road.
BTP request all commuters to co-operate with us by making way for the Ambulance and help us in transporting it in time.

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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. The heart was being transported from BGS hospital in Bengaluru to Fortis Malar hospital in Chennai. The 7 hour journey was completed in just over 2 hours. Traffic was cleared within the city too for the heart to reach the hospital in time. The transplant was successful.