A 23-year-old woman, while waiting to register for an Aadhar card, gave birth to a child in Rajasthan's Udaipur on Thursday.
After repeated attempts for ambulance service drew no positive response, Logri Gameti was forced to deliver on the roadside with the aid of local women.
Zilla Parishad councillor Ayub Khan told The Times of India that the woman's husband made her stand in the long queue despite her physical condition. Applicants for the Aadhar programme are required to give fingerprints and a biometric scan at the centre.
"I received a call from local residents that a woman went into labour while standing in queue for an Aadhar card. I rushed to the camp and found that the woman had given birth to a baby girl," said Ayub Khan.
He added the locals called the 108' ambulance service when she went into labour. "The call operator said that one ambulance had broken down while the remaining two were unavailable," said Khan.
"As labour pain became unbearable, the local women surrounded her and helped her deliver the baby on the roadside."
When questioned about the incident, Udaipur district collector Vikas Bhale denied having any knowledge of it despite angry villagers alleging negligence on the authorities' part in providing ambulance to Logri.
"No one informed the administration officials. I don't know about the delivery," said Bhale.
Ayub Khan said that the woman and child were admitted in a hospital and doctors declared them stable.
Raghuveer Kaushal, a local who was present when the incident took place, said it's not uncommon to find aged and sick people standing in long queues.
"The problem has been brought to the notice of senior administration officers but they have paid no heed," he told TOI.