Women cops tie rakhis to traffic violators
In a first of its kind initiative, the Gurugram Police and Road Safety Organisation used the occasion of Raksha Bandhan for raising awareness among the commuters regarding the road safety rules.
Rather than imposing a fine on traffic violations, the women police staff and Road Safety volunteers tied Rakhi on the wrist of traffic violators and in return as a token gift asked the traffic violator to take pledge and follow the traffic rules not only for his protection but also for the safety of the other commuters travelling with him.
Over 1,000 traffic violators took the pledge to drive safely and follow the traffic rules after getting the Rakhis tied.
The campaign was started at 10 locations which were Sector- 4 road, HUDA City Centre, Jharsa chowk, Kherki toll plaza, Mahavir chowk, Kataria chowk, Sethi chowk, Pataudi chowk, Basai and Sohna road.
The campaign was kicked off by Sandeep Khirwar, Gurugram Police Commissioner, who was accompanied by other senior district police officials that included Simardeep Singh DCP (traffic), Pankhuri Yadav ACP (traffic) along with other police personnel.
"Raksha Bandhan has been an important tradition in the history where there is expression of affection, safety and well being by the brother. Taking a cue, we have used Rakhi as a knot of protection to make commuters aware the peril of drunken and rash driving," said Sandeep Khirwar.
"It's good initiative by the Gurugram Police. Most of the times the commuters do not feel like admitting their mistake because of the high handed approach of the police personnel. Through these initiatives the more humane side of police is revealed," said Nitya Sharma, a city resident.