New Delhi: A green corridor was created in the national capital, traversing through some of the busiest streets in Delhi, to transport a liver harvested in Chandigarh for transplant at the AIIMS.
The organ, harvested from a deceased 55-year-old man at PGI Chandigarh, was ferried to Delhi in a private airline which left Chandigarh at 9.45 am and arrived at the IGI Airport close to 11 am.
“The vehicle carrying the liver departed for the AIIMS at 11.17 AM and covered a distance of 18.5 km through the middle of the thickest traffic of Rao Tula Ram Marg and Ring Road in just 23.10 minutes,” according to DCP, Traffic (Southern Range) Vijay Singh.
A senior official of Delhi Traffic Police said, the stretches the vehicle passed through not only have a high volume of traffic, but are also used for movement of VVIPs to and from the IGI Airport throughout the day.
“But keeping in view the critical nature of the assignment, we swiftly swung into action and alerted all the personnel en route from IGI Airport to AIIMS to facilitate the job,” he said.