14 February 2020
Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police on Friday launched a campaign - Make Way For Ambulance. The campaign aimed at educating the masses to vacate a lane for the emergency vehicle, was launched at Esplanade mall at Rasulgarh.
People should have the minimum basics to let the ambulance pass, said Police Commissioner Sudanshu Sarangi. "We need to stop or slow down to allow the ambulance to overtake easily."
"We have observed that people in the city do not make any attempt for the seamless movement of ambulances on arterial roads. People even do not slow down when they listen to the siren," he added.
Sarangi expressed happiness over the launch of the campaign. "I am sure this campaign will go a long way in creating awareness among people," he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Traffic DCP, Sagarika Nath said that people should be conscious about making way for ambulances. The moment we hear a siren of the ambulance, we should act as responsible citizens and move to one end of the road, either left or right.
"It advisable to stop the vehicle and let the ambulance pass. If the commuters cannot halt, they should at least slow down," she said.