BENGALURU: A Traffic sub-inspector, ML Nijalingappa, and Constable Vishwanath Rao won several hearts on social media for stopping the President Pranab Mukherjee’s convoy and letting the Ambulance Pass.
Pranab Mukherjee was in the Bengaluru to inaugurate the city metro’s, Green Line.
The head of the inauguration of the city’s Green Metro line, sub-inspector M L Nijalingappa along with Vishwanath Rao were on duty at Bengaluru’s Trinity Circle as Pranab Mukherjee’s convoy to pass through a Busy junction from the HAL airport.
The Indian President’s convoy was heading towards the Raj Bhavan when ML Nijalingappa spotted an ambulance approaching from another road.
He immediately passed on the directions to do what’s more important and let the ambulance pass through the traffic-heavy road.
At that moment, he certainly takes the right decision.
Mr. Nijalingappa told:
“The ambulance was coming from a hospital on Richmond Road and the President Pranab Mukherjee’s car was just 150 feet away. We have a difficult time taking the decision so we managed both the ambulance and the VVIP”.
Mr. Rao added:
“Two are important – one is the President of India. One is the patient. We took a sudden decision”.
Normally the procedure is to clear such things with higher officers. But there was a shortage of time on Saturday.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner, Praveen Sood said:
“It is very easy for us to pass instructions. They have shown their presence of mind and took a decision and we have rewarded both the officers suitably,” he said.
— Anantha Subramanyam (@Ananthaforu) June 17, 2017
He further added:
The Bengaluru Police later declared a reward of Rs 5,000 for sub-inspector M L Nijalingappa.
— DCP Traffic East (@DCPTrEastBCP) June 18, 2017
Check out how netizens praised:
Need such persons more who contribute to the society. Salute to him.
— Dipanjan Dutta (@dips_dutta) June 18, 2017
Well done. A life is more important than anything . Congrats. And a big salute to Nijalingappa for his humanity.
— Rejith Vengalam (@RejithVengalam) June 18, 2017
It's everyone's duty. The way this news has gained attention only shows what happens most of the time in these cases. Kudos to the officer!
— SK (@indian_i_am) June 18, 2017
We need more officers like him.. Thank you for your service sir…
— Manohar Kaushik (@clicktokaushik) June 19, 2017
The basic expectation of every traffic inspector would be giving an ambulance priority over politician’s convoy.
Salute to ML Nijalingappa…!!
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