The heart was flown in from Vadodara. Police said, AIIMS informed them that a human heart under ventricular assist device is being flown from Vadodara to Delhi for heart transplant surgery and that a fast-moving green corridor is required from the airport to the hospital to avoid wastage of time.
The traffic police swung into action and immediately deputed officers and a green corridor was planned, a senior police officer said.
Traffic inspectors piloted the ambulance throughout the route of 18.5 km starting from Terminal-2 to AIIMS. It took 12 minutes for the vehicle to reach its destination, which would otherwise take anything between 35-40 minutes, the officer added.