HYDERABAD: The traffic police’s decision to stop traffic at Masab Tank junction and provide a green channel to home minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali’s convoy gave anxious moments to paramedics of an ambulance on Saturday. A video showing the ambulance staff expressing their displeasure went viral.
When the home minister was moving from Road No.1, Banjara Hills, to Chandrayangutta, traffic was halted at Masab Tank for motorists from NMDC side. Meanwhile, an ambulance came in the same route and got stuck in the traffic.
Despite the blaring siren, there was no way the ambulance could get through the congestion. A little later, the ambulance staff disembarked from the vehicle, walked up to a home guard and expressed their displeasure for not getting traffic clearance. Later, the traffic police cleared the way to allow the ambulance.
On Saturday night, Hyderabad traffic police, in a statement, said: “Two ambulances came from Mahaveer Hospital side towards Masab Tank, 1/12 Junction ( via under flyover Masab Tank). One ambulance was empty and another was with a patient. On seeing heavy traffic, the ambulance medical technician, Kishor, came towards traffic constable Ali Khan of Asifnagar police station and told him about the waiting ambulance. At that time, ACP central zone was also there on duty. Immediately, the traffic police facilitated the movement of the ambulance.”


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