The Delhi Traffic Police team created a green corridor from Indira Gandhi International Airport to a hospital in New Friends Colony in New Delhi to transport a live heart for transplantation in a patient. Around 18 km distance was covered within a whopping 16 minutes duration. All thanks to the efforts of the Delhi Traffic Police Team.
The heart was carried by a team of doctors on a chartered plane from Jaipur after retrieving it from a person who was declared brain dead as indicated by the Delhi Traffic Police.
The heart was kept in a special box and received at terminal 1-D of the airport and rushed through the green corridor to Fortis Escorts hospital in New Friends Colony, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Traffic (southern range) Harendra Singh.
Facilitating unobstructed movement of the ambulance which was carrying the heart, Traffic Police personnel were deployed on the way to regulate traffic on the road, he said, adding the over 18 km distance was covered within 16 minutes.