Bengaluru: In a tragic incident reported from India’s Silicon Valley – Bengaluru – an 18-month-old child died after the ambulance in which she was being taken to hospital for treatment was stuck in traffic jam in the city.

The child was being taken for treatment from Hassan to Bengaluru when the ambulance was caught up in traffic at the Nelamangala – Goreguntepalya junction.

The family of the infant alleged that the delay of 20 minutes in the traffic had led to the death of the child.

According to the reports, the child along with her family was injured in a road accident in the Tumkuru district on Thursday. Her parents were being treated at a local hospital while the child was shifted to HIMS in Hassan District.

She was being taken to Bengaluru for further treatment when she breathed her last in the ambulance stuck in traffic.

The incident has once again underlined the traffic issues in Bengaluru and has also triggered outrage against the police officials who people said were unable to manage traffic and were often seen not doing enough to control the traffic menace in the city.

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New Delhi (PTI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to consider individual cases seeking acceptance of demonetised currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

A bench comprising BR Gavai and Vikram Nath, however, allowed the individual petitioners to approach the government with a representation.

The top court directed the government to decide the representation and consider the individual grievances, if made, within a period of 12 weeks.

"After the judgement of the constitution bench, we do not find it will be permissible for us to exercise our jurisdiction under Article 142 of the Constitution in individual cases to accept demonetised currency notes," the bench said.

It also clarified that in the event any of the petitioners are not satisfied with the action by the Union of India, they would be at liberty to approach the high court concerned.

In a majority verdict, the top court had upheld the government's 2016 decision to demonetise the currency notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations.

A five-judge Constitution bench had said the Centre's decision-making process could not have been flawed as there was consultation between the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Union government.

The court had said the notification dated November 8, 2016, which announced the decision to scrap the high-value currency notes, cannot be said to be unreasonable and struck down on the ground of decision-making process.