Gurgaon: The life of a 16-yr-old boy was saved after Delhi and Gurgaon traffic police came together on Saturday to create a green corridor to facilitate transportation of a donor's heart by covering a distance of 32 kms in just 29 mins.
As per reports, the heart was transported from Fortis, Gurgaon to Escorts, Delhi after the donor's family gave the consent for the heart transplant shortly after the donor was declared brain dead.
A special green corridor was created by the traffic police to ensure quicker transportation after the request of the hospital authorities.
The green corridor is a special travel route sans red lights to ensure the transportation in minimal time with traffic signals being on manual mode.
Even though a human heart can be preserved for upto four hours, the chances of success are higher if it is transplanted quickly.
The convoy of ambulance, traffic police vehicles and police personnel reportedly travelled through the Mehrauli-Gurgaon and the Mehrauli-Badarpur roads at a speed of over 100 kms per hour.
A similar green corridor was also created in the Chennai last year after a donor's heart was transported in just 14 minutes to the recipient, thereby saving the life of a 21-yr-old student.