Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister (CM) Manish Sisodia declared on July 3 that all motorists who are caught obstructing the way of ambulances carrying patients in Delhi would be fined from now on.
Sisodia said that the offenders will have to pay a penalty of Rs.2,000.
The announcement was made while Sisodia, along with Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain, was flagging off a new fleet of ambulances in the national capital.
These new ambulances are equipped with state-of-the-art gadgetry to help the patients and is part of Delhi’s ‘Home to Hospital Care’ facility.
Sisodia said that people need to be sensitive towards such emergency situations.
Each ambulance would be equipped with a camera to record the vehicles obstructing their way and help monitor the offenders.
Those who do not give way to a rushing ambulance would then be sent a chalan.