Have you spotted a heart-shaped fire in Bangalore? Here’s what it means | bangalore

A few of the traffic lights on the roads of Bengaluru have taken on the shape of a heart to encourage the tech city to transform into a ‘heart smart city’.

Images of the heart-shaped traffic lights have stunned the internet, with many sharing a glimpse of the new signals, while others wonder why the few red signals have changed shape.

Reportedly, these heart-shaped red lights were installed by Manipal Hospitals in coordination with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the Bengaluru Traffic Police. No less than 15 city signs have been reworked as part of a campaign on the occasion of World Heart Day.

A post in the hospital chain’s Twitter account read, “On the occasion of #WorldHeartDay, hospitals in Manipal installed innovations to encourage Bangalore to be a ‘heart smart city’. These included the heart-shaped red signal, heart health awareness audio messages and QR codes to easily access emergency services instead of dialing a number to call. Here are some shots of the same thing. (sic)”

Along with these newly installed lights, the management of hospitals in Manipal has set up QR codes near traffic lights. Once scanned, these codes will connect an affected person to an emergency number and be redirected to ambulance services with just one click. The idea is to provide help at the click of a button during emergencies when it’s not possible to call and check in multiple places for medical help.

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