The police of four districts — Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur, Jalaun and Auraiya — prepared a green corridor to rush people injured in the Indore-Patna Express derailment near Pukhrayan, about 100 km southwest of Kanpur, on Sunday.
Nearly 100 ambulances transported more than 300 injured people from the site of the accident to various hospitals.
“We got the call about the accident around 3.30 am. Within half an hour, 27 ambulances of the 108 service and 25 ambulances of the 102 service reached the accident spot. We shifted 312 patients to hospitals in Jalaun, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur city and Auraiya districts,” said Ajay Yadav, spokesperson for the 108 and 102 ambulance services.
Police teams cleared all the traffic on the routes leading to the hospitals. Some of passengers who were not seriously injured were taken to the community health centre in Kanpur Dehat within an hour of the accident. Those seriously injured were shifted to different district-level hospitals. At least 50 patients were brought to Kanpur’s Lala Lajpat Rai (LLR) Hospital, about 60 km from the accident site.
“With the green corridor, our ambulances moved swiftly without any hindrance. A distance of up to 60 km was covered quickly,” said Yadav.