Home News Reports Traffic cop awarded for stopping the President's convoy to let an Ambulance pass

Traffic cop awarded for stopping the President’s convoy to let an Ambulance pass

A Traffic police officer, who is posted at the Trinity circle area in Bangalore was rewarded by the Bangalore police after he decided to stop the convoy of the President Pranab Mukherjee in order to allow an ambulance to pass.

On Saturday, the convoy of the President, who was in the city to inaugurate Bangalore Metro’s Green Line, was heading towards the Raj Bhawan. At the same time Sub Inspector M.L. Nijalingappa noticed that an Ambulance was trying to find way to reach a hospital near HAL.

He acted promptly and gave directions to allow the ambulance to pass through the crowded road. This act of his soon went viral and he was applauded by various citizens:

- Ad - - article resumes -

It was also noticed by the authorities who proceeded to award and commend him:

Such a step by the police is extremely welcome after the city had earned a notorious reputation for pandering to the VVIPs in the past. There used to be regular reports [1][2] of Ambulances getting stuck in traffic at various intersections in order to allow the convoy of the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiahs to pass.

After a similar incident had again taken place in February, the Chief Minister had assured that such incidents would not be repeated in the future. The promise somehow turned out to be true after after a few days the convoy of the CM was stopped in order to let an Ambulance pass.

Now the incident on Saturday does seem to indicate that the previous incident involving the CM was not a one off tokenism but seems to have resulted in a sincere effort to reform.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Big Story

BJP leader P K Krishnadas had alleged that the campus was an SFI stronghold and that the principal was denying the ABVP members the right to carry out their organisation's work.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

Proud to be a brand - Made in India?
Now, Advertise on Opindia

Mangalore: Mohammad Ansari rapes a cow by tying its limbs, villagers catch him in the act, arrested

The villagers also made Ansari touch cow’s feet and ask for forgiveness for raping her. However, when Ansari approached the calf, the animal freaked out and started running.

Mangaluru villagers caught Mohammad Ansari raping a calf, police arrests villagers for ‘hurting religious beliefs’

In the Kunjathbail village in Mangaluru, Mohammad Ansari was caught red-handed by the villagers while he was raping a calf.

Here are 15 famous quotes from Harsha Bhogle during his commentary stint

The famous Indian commentator, Harsha Bhogle, born on July 19 in Hyderabad is celebrating his 58th birthday today.

Abusive actor Ajaz Khan arrested by Mumbai Police for instigating violence through social media

Mumbai Police arrests small-time actor Ajaz Khan after he mocked the police on TikTok
Couple forced out of village; husband pressurised to accept wife’s religion

Hindu boy’s family forced out of village for marrying Muslim girl, police advices boy to convert as villagers threaten to kill

Newlywed Hindu boy and Muslim girl approach SSP for protection as villagers threaten to kill them and local police ask the boy to convert

Revisiting Sainbari, a blot on Indian Democracy: When Communists made a mother eat rice with her dead sons’ blood

The Sainbari incident remains the most horrific instance of political violence in the country.
Salma Ansari's temple plan receives AMU's objection

AMU administration’s jolt to Mrs Ansari’s secularism pitch, says no to temple plan inside ‘Chacha Nehru Madarsa’

Salma Ansari, the wife of former vice president Hamid Ansari, had announced recently that she will have a temple built inside the 'Chacha Nehru Madarsa' that she runs in AMU campus.
Shashi Tharoor supports Sanjiv Bhatt

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor extends support to disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt sentenced to life in custodial death case

Shashi Tharoor had tweeted today that he had met with the family of disgraced cop Sanjiv Bhatt

Live updates Karnataka Trust Vote: House adjourned, floor test now expected on Monday

JDS-Congress government of Karnataka is facing their second floor test after assembly elections were held in May last year.
Delhi Police bust Taliban controlled drug cartel that used jute bags to smuggle heroin worth 5000 crores

Delhi police bust Taliban controlled heroin racket, Afghan-Pakistani cartel worth 5000 crores discovered

Delhi police's special cell has busted a sophisticated Afghan-Pakistani heroin cartel that used heroin-soaked jute bags carrying spices and dry fruits to smuggle the drug into India.
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post