Bengaluru: An ambulance on its way to pick up a patient in a medical emergency was stalled for nearly 15 minutes in a massive traffic jam in Bengaluru because of a VIP.
B Baswaraj, a Congress legislator, was doing the honours at a ceremony to mark the renovation of the old airport road in south-west Bengaluru yesterday. A major road was blocked off for the ceremony. As traffic choked, the ambulance was forced into a major delay despite using the siren.
Under local rules, an ambulances can only use the siren in an emergency.
"I am a social worker. I apologize, I had no idea about the congestion on the road," said the Congress leader.