Cassian Baliarsingh

The Bengaluru Traffic Police is winning hearts on social media for its unique and amazing idea to raise awareness on heart health issues. In a bid to raise awareness on heart health issues, the City Traffic Police has decided to display a red-heart shaped stop traffic sign.

The love-shaped stop and go signs will be displayed in several traffic lights across Bengaluru City of Karnataka between October 15 and October 25, said Jt CP Traffic, R Gowda.



At least 20 junctions across the tech capital have been selected where the traffic lights will have a glowing red heart as the stop signal. Moreover, the police have decided to use banners and pamphlets for the spread of awareness, ANI reported.

“Joined hands with Manipal hospitals to create awareness about heart health issues using traffic signals. Banners and pamphlets are to be used as well. 20 junctions selected to display hearts between 15-25th,” R Gowda, Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic Bengaluru City said.

Meanwhile Manipal Hospitals tweeted, “On the occasion of World Heart Day, Manipal Hospitals installed innovations to encourage Bangalore to be a 'heart smart city'.”



The hospital also posted several pictures of heart-shaped traffic lights and banners carrying QR codes.

In a subsequent post, the hospital shared that they used audio messages to spread awareness of heart health. Besides this, QR codes were also pasted on banners that allow one to access emergency services without having to dial the emergency number.

On the auspicious occasion of World Heart Day, the healthcare fraternity “aims to recall awareness and commitment towards a healthy heart.”