The Mumbai traffic police launched a dedicated ambulance service on Eastern Express Highway on Thursday. This highway is Mumbai’s most accident-prone stretch, claiming 190 lives in 2009.
Installed with a Global Positioning System (GPS), the ambulance will be stationed at Vikhroli Bridge so that it can answer distress calls from the stretch towards Vashi as well as Thane.
“The ambulance is equipped with four beds, an oxygen tank and facilities regular ambulances don’t have,” said Sanjay Barve, joint commissioner of traffic police. “There will also be a paramedic on board.”
The service is supported by Ziquitza Health Care Ltd. The number for the service is 1298 or 9820200180.