Traffic cops allow ambulance before Prez's convoy, rewarded
Two city traffic policemen have won fulsome praise and reward from their department for quick thinking in allowing an ambulance ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy during his recent visit here.
Traffic Sub-Inspector M L Nijlingappa with about 38 years of experience along with his subordinate Vishwanath was on duty at the city's busy Trinity Junction when the incident happened on June 17.
Senior police officials said as the two policemen saw an ambulance heading towards a private hospital stuck in the traffic that was halted for the President's movement, they took a split-second decision and allowed it to go.
Their spot decision came even as the President's convoy was just a couple of minutes away from the junction.
"Sh Nijlingappa, PSI-8, Ulsoor Tr PS, allowed the ambulance before President of India's convoy at Trinity junction and he took reward for deftly allowing the ambulance before the 1st citizen of India," Bengaluru Traffic Police posted on its Face book page.