Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights Spotted In Bengaluru, What Does It Mean?

The heart-shaped traffic lights of Bengaluru have stunned many internet users. Many are sharing a glimpse of the new signals, here’s what they mean.

Heart-shaped traffic lights

A few of the traffic lights on Bengaluru roads have turned into the shape of a heart. These traffic lights have surprised the Internet. While many are sharing a glimpse of the new signals, others are wondering why a few of the red signals changed shape.


According to reports, Manipal Hospitals installed these red lights in the form of a heart in coordination with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Traffic Police. As many as 15 signals in the city have been reworked as part of a campaign on World Heart Day.


Heart smart city

A post on the Twitter handle of the hospital chain read, “On the occasion of #WorldHeartDay, Manipal Hospitals installed innovations to encourage Bangalore to be a ‘heart smart city’.”

Along with these newly installed heart-shaped traffic lights, the management at Manipal Hospitals has set up QR codes near traffic signals. When scanned, these codes will connect an affected person to an emergency number and will be redirected to ambulance services with a single click. The idea is to provide help at the click of a button during emergencies when one is unable to call and check at several places for medical help.