🚦 Traffic lights to make way for ambulances

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To find a way for ambulances through Bengaluru’s infamous traffic, 163 traffic signal lights will soon be upgraded with emergency vehicle sensors.

Story so far: This initiative is a part of the β€˜B track project’ and hopes to save lives through these sensors.

  • While this initiative has been started by the traffic police commissioner in Bengaluru, they are partnering with the Karnataka road development to procure the right equipment for the signal lights. The project is expected to be completed within four months.

How does it work? Ambulances in the city have been installed with equipment that responds to signal lights, turning them green during an emergency. This will speed the movement of ambulances that must ferry critical patients through the traffic. Once the ambulance passes, the signal will automatically turn red.

Positive feedback: This project was initially proposed in 2015 but shelved for unknown reasons. Many have looked at this initiative as a positive step in the right direction, especially looking at the current traffic scenario.

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