Last month, a surgeon in Bengaluru raced through traffic to get to his hospital in time for scheduled surgery. Dr. Govind Nandakumar, a gastrointestinal surgeon, was on his way to Manipal Hospital on Sarjapur Road on August 30 when he became caught in traffic on the Sarjapur-Marathalli stretch.

Govind, who was running late for gallbladder surgery, got out of his car and sprinted three kilometers to the hospital. The surgeon, who has since released a small video of the run on his Instagram page, stated that it was simple for him because he exercises daily.


Govind told about situation

In the midst of heavy traffic, Google Maps indicated that the trip to the hospital would take 45 minutes. It normally takes five to ten minutes to go to the hospital via that method. I waited, but the time on Google Maps didn’t alter, and I had an essential procedure booked for that morning, in addition to numerous others during the day. I just chose to walk at that moment. I run and work out, so I took advantage of that, crossed the street, and ran 3 kilometers in approximately 15 minutes.

Govind said that because he had a driver, he was able to leave his automobile behind. The doctor also told The Times of India that he didn’t want to wait for traffic to clear because his patients couldn’t eat till after their surgery, and he didn’t want to keep them waiting.

On September 8, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that his government would introduce legislation to create an authority to construct a master plan for Bengaluru to address traffic issues in and around the city. According to Bommai, the body, which would address traffic concerns in Bengaluru and its neighboring areas, would also encompass the Railways and Metro Rail.

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