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Bengaluru's VVIP convoys directed to make way for emergency vehicles

08 May 2017 | By Mansi Motwani
Monday from Bengaluru

City police commissioner of Bengaluru, Praveen Sood issued a memo to the traffic police directing that ambulance and emergency vehicles must be granted the right of way even despite of VVIP movement.

The order was issued a day after CM Siddaramaiah's convoy reportedly blocked an ambulance for 3 minutes near Ravindra Kalakshetra.

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08 May 2017Bengaluru's VVIP convoys directed to make way for emergency vehicles

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