AN ALARMING MESSAGE!!




Hai friends…


This I wanted to write for a very long time…Its been running in my mind since I started traveling in & around Bangalore in my Honda Activa – “My Second Love” (Yup.. I know wats wandering in ur mind is wat abt my first love right??? Lol…. (Keep guessing friends…hehehhe)

Ok jokes apart…

Wat comes to ur mind when u hear “AMBULANCE”… A vehicle which is meant for picking or dropping ppl who needs to be immediately admitted in hospital… Exactly they r in EMERGENCY!! (Give stress to this word while reading!!)

The “AMBULANCE” is not like other two wheelers, cars, govt buses, corporate vans, travels, cargo vehicles etc…can’t even be compared to it!!

As said in my earlier post, Bangalore is very famous for the word” Traffic”…Each traffic signal lasts btw 30 60 sec depending upon the no of junctions….The worst cases is that sum places with 6 to 8 junctions, we need to stand for 160 secs approx…( Only those who r in emergency knows the true value of tat 160 secs……

And that too the traffic at one road in a junction itself extends upto 3 to 4 kms max…

Atleast thrice a week, I used to see an ambulance standing in the traffic signal just like other common vehicles… (Of course there is no use of tat siren….)

Whenever I hear that siren from ambulance, I really feel always like sum one is crying aloud for help…

Some good-hearted persons will keep horning so that the traffic police will do arrangement such that the vehicles will move forward giving way to the ambulance!!

But in vain, I ve never seen anybody doing like that. They will just stand as if they have not heard the siren.. (I am not pin-pointing anybody…. Just telling you the fact in reality…)

The ambulance driver will find the best way to pass through the roads in the same time he has many lives in his hand, his own, people on road and also patient in ambulance.

But this isn’t happening when some ministers or politicians come…In fact the vehicles will be blocked at all sides till the VIPs’ have gone out of our sight…

This much they do for them…why cant at lest control the signal such way that ambulance has not been made to wait…

And the world is so much into Technology like Bluetooth, Wireless communications…why we can’t have automated signals such way that when the siren sound is heard, the signaling has been changed automated in the particular direction...

What best we can do from our side when we have the ambulance behind is just move in a way where the vehicle can cut through the traffic and move faster.

Some countries make it a crime to not leave way for emergency vehicles. Even in these countries, it is not like the people are extremely disciplined or "pray for" the people in distress. IT IS THE LAW.

But our Bangaloreans! Wow! Heights of stupidity! Most of the bikers and auto rickshaws and even cars! Sometimes run behind the ambulance and even sum times aheading it blocking the way to the ambulance… so as to reach the destination faster..!!

If Bangaloreans are really reading/seeing and listening to this issue/concern, Pl keep in mind that there is a life in do or die situation and we have to pray or make way to make him reach the hospital at the earliest.

We might also join hands to print notice or public message to make this a success.

No offense meant to you.

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