Thanking Mumbai’s policemen for keeping the city safe on New Year’s Eve, a group of 35 bikers rode across the city handing out cards and chocolates to the police personnel waiting at checkpoints at various locations in the western suburbs.
The group, comprising bikers aged between 19 and 35, set out on a bike trail from Goregaon to Khar, thanking all the policemen they met along the way. They started around 10pm from Sher-e-Punjab and stopped by every checkpoint to present a ‘Thank You’ card to the policemen.
“The police have been on the roads throughout, ensuring an incident-free start to the new year. They have put their duty first and we decided that it was time to thank them for their service,” said Praveen Yadav, a software engineer, who is also the founder member of biker group Free Flow Thumpers.
He said his group came across many frustrated policemen at the nakabandis, which prompted them to thank the unsung heroes.
As a part of their trail, the bikers also visited junctions in Vakola, Khar subway, Vile Parle, and Goregaon up to 1.30am on Thursday morning.
Yadav said the bikers were riding with complete safety gear, including helmets to promote safe riding. “For us, safety comes first. Few bikers were asked to leave from the group from the past because they would not comply with the traffic rules and regulations. Our attempt was to promote safe riding and present a small token of gratitude to the commendable job done by the Mumbai police.