BENGALURU: An ambulance was stuck in traffic for more than 10 minutes on Queen’s Road when the traffic police stopped all vehicles to make way for Home Minister and KPCC Chief Dr G. Parameshwar’s convoy on Monday afternoon.
The incident took place when the minister was leaving the KPCC office around 12.45 pm after a meeting. To make way for his convoy, the police stopped all vehicles. An ambulance carrying a woman patient to Mahaveer Jain Hospital too was stuck in traffic. The police allegedly allowed other vehicles, including the ambulance, to pass only after the Home Minister’s convoy went by. The patient lost about 15 minutes.
However, the police, later in the evening, clarified that they made way for the ambulance immediately after knowing that it was stuck in traffic along with other vehicles. DCP (Traffic-West) Shobha Rani said that there was no ambulance when they stopped the traffic. “The traffic was halted for only about 10 minutes and the ambulance got stuck in between. The siren of the ambulance was audible to the men on duty. When the policemen were alerted about the ambulance being stuck, we immediately cleared the traffic and made way for it.”
She clarified that the patient had not suffered a heart attack. “We’ve checked with the hospital authorities and the patient was being treated for high sugar levels and not heart attack. I have sought a report from ACP Traffic East subdivision about the entire episode,” she said....