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GB Nagar police tie rakhis to traffic violators

The idea of tying them rakhis was to make them realise that even though they may be ready to put their lives at risk, the police are still trying to protect them.

noida Updated: Aug 27, 2018 05:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Noida
Cops,Rakhi,Traffic
The police tied rakhis to anyone who was found driving on the wrong side of the road, or riding without a helmet or a seat belt.

On the occasion of raksha bandhan, police personnel in Gautam Budh Nagar district tied rakhis to traffic violators all Sunday long.

According to the police, the idea behind the activity was to tell commuters that even if they weren’t worried about their own lives, the police were.

“Commuters violating traffic norms endanger their lives. The idea of tying them rakhis was to make them realise that even though they may be ready to put their lives at risk, the police are still trying to protect them,” Aashish Shrivastava, superintendent of police (rural), said.

The police tied rakhis to anyone who was found driving on the wrong side of the road, or riding without a helmet or a seat belt or if three people were riding a two-wheeler.

“We stopped two-wheelers as well as cars. Our police personnel prayed for the long life of these violators. We asked them to assure us that they will not break traffic laws in the future,” the SP (rural) said.

He added that several female police personnel had been assigned duties at all major roundabouts in Greater Noida such as Pari Chowk, Kisan Chowk, Ghanta Chowk, Kulesra, etc. Male police personnel also tied rakhis to traffic violators, the police said.

The police took raksha bandhan celebrations up a notch by celebrating ‘Rakhi with Khaki’, wherein girls and women from nearby areas tied rakhis to the police personnel posted across the district.

“We had invited women from educational institutions to tie us rakhis. In addition to that, we also asked the elderly from Barola to visit. One woman was in tears, saying she had always longed for a brother. All in all, it was a very pleasant experience,” Shwetabh Pandey, circle officer 3, Noida, said.

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 05:29 IST