This video of a Delhi traffic policeman is going viral for all the right reasons; here’s why

By: | Published: August 9, 2017 6:12 PM

Have you wondered about the lives of traffic policemen who have to brave it out, working under the open sky - be it the rain or the sun, nothing stops these bravehearts.

traffic policeman,traffic policeman in delhi, traffic policeman in delhi monsoon, monsoon in delhi, delhi monsoon,  A recent Facebook video posted by a user shows a policeman controlling the traffic in West Delhi’s Paschim Vihar under heavy downpour.(Facebook screenshot)

Monsoons are pleasant for those who have the pleasure to sit at home enjoying the wonderful rains with a cup of tea and some fritters to go with it. But have you wondered about the lives of traffic policemen who have to brave it out, working under the open sky – be it the rain or the sun, nothing stops these bravehearts. Stories of utter dedication of these traffic policemen have emerged recently, thanks to the social media. A recent Facebook video posted by a user shows a policeman controlling the traffic in West Delhi’s Paschim Vihar under heavy downpour. The video which was shot by a youth from his car shows the man standing in the rain, controlling the traffic and to top it all he is seen pushing a car which probably broke down. As we know that Delhi becomes even more chaotic during the rains but nothing seems to have daunted this braveheart.

Hindustan Times had reported a similar story earlier where two traffic policemen were seen on the streets, controlling the traffic without waterproof footwear. This is a very common sight during the monsoon when the traffic police go out of their way to keep the chaos under control. Another such instance was reported by Indian Express when a Haryana policeman was seen barefoot on the streets controlling vehicles. When Rakesh Kumar was asked the reason behind it, he replied saying that he has only a pair of boots which he cannot afford to get soiled.

You may watch the video here:

You can take a look at the contents of the Facebook post here:

“Today I was passing through Raddison, Paschim Vihar round about while it was heavily raining. I was surprised when I saw a Traffic police guy serving public in totally wet conditions and then suddenly a car before my car fell broke down, immediately he helped the master of car so that car owner could be prevented from being wet. We people always criticise Police guys for their bad and mal deeds on the other hand we people should praise them too so that they serve us better. The most unfortunate part was I couldn’t ask his name due to heavy traffic but after when after crossing round about I asked for his name to another traffic guy ASI Rakesh Kumar for name of that brave police man, Rakesh Kumar refused to tell me his name afraid of being complained of. That police guy opted to serve us instead of sitting idle under any shelter in that much heavy rain without even caring for his health. therefore, I SALUTE FOR FORCES.”

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