Archive for August, 2009

August 17, 2009

You can see the police men from the Calicut City Traffic Unit manning the traffic in the busy Arayadathupalam Junction, just in front of the Baby Memorial Hospital. I happened to be there around 6 pm yesterday and was drawn to the laborious efforts of the two cops controlling the traffic of the busy junction of the calicut city. These two police men were very much patiently taking all the pains of leading the vehicles to the proper directions which otherwise would have gone haywire and also directing the pedestrians crossing the roads. I just stood on the side of the road watching the hullabaloo of the traffic on roads, the revelries of the passengers and the street vendors. But at the same time, I noticed the painstaking efforts of two cops to control the busy traffic in the junction and also helping the pedestrians to cross the road. They were all doing it in much patience and in sincerity. Soon, I noticed, a police officer joined them, apparently a young circle inspector, which gave the cops more vigour and enthusiasm in the traffic control. I still stood there keenly observing the toiling action of the cops to control the traffic, which they were doing with extra vigil and pleasantness, at times advising the erroneous drivers to mend their ways. These men in uniform, who always have to face the brunt of all unnecessary brickbats from different quarters deserve much praise from the public with all their hardwork But what was more noticeable in the midst of their hectic work was that important protectice gear was amiss from them especially in the present menace of swine flu across the country.I found that these cops are without any protective masks to control the traffic. I felt how can they manage the smoke emanting from the engines of a large numberof vehicles, which eventually would award them all troubles in their life.You can see the police men from the Calicut City Traffic Unit manning the traffic in the busy Arayadathupalam Junction, just in front of the Baby Memorial Hospital. I happened to be there around 6 pm yesterday and was drawn to the laborious efforts of the two cops controlling the traffic of the busy junction of the calicut city. These two police men were very much patiently taking all the pains of leading the vehicles to the proper directions which otherwise would have gone haywire and also directing the pedestrians crossing the roads. I just stood on the side of the road watching the hullabaloo of the traffic on roads, the revelries of the passengers and the street vendors. But at the same time, I noticed the painstaking efforts of two cops to control the busy traffic in the junction and also helping the pedestrians to cross the road. They were all doing it in much patience and in sincerity. Soon, I noticed, a police officer joined them, apparently a young circle inspector, which gave the cops more vigour and enthusiasm in the traffic control. I still stood there keenly observing the toiling action of the cops to control the traffic, which they were doing with extra vigil and pleasantness, at times advising the erroneous drivers to mend their ways. These men in uniform, who always have to face the brunt of all unnecessary brickbats from different quarters deserve much praise from the public with all their hardwork But what was more noticeable in the midst of their hectic work was that important protectice gear was amiss from them especially in the present menace of swine flu across the country.I found that these cops are without any protective masks to control the traffic. I felt how can they manage the smoke emanting from the engines of a large numberof vehicles, which eventually would award them all troubles in their life. Further, at a time when we we are in the grip of the fear of the dreaded A(HINI) influenza, these police men manning the traffic just in front of a busy hospital without masks would invite possible health hazards from the hospital on this score as well. I don’t understand what prevent them from wearing the protective masks to ensure their safety from the influenza and other health hazards. Or, is it due to the reason that the Department does not provide them such safety gadgets? The authorities should come forward to provide them all protection against such threats to their health. I’m really concerned about the health and and safety of these traffic police men who are doing selfless service to the society.Pramod Further, at a time when we we are in the grip of the fear of the dreaded A(HINI) influenza, these police men manning the traffic just in front of a busy hospital without masks would invite possible health hazards from the hospital on this score as well. I don’t understand what prevent them from wearing the protective masks to ensure their safety from the influenza and other health hazards. Or, is it due to the reason that the Department does not provide them such safety gadgets? The authorities should come forward to provide them all protection against such threats to their health. I’m really concerned about the health and and safety of these traffic police men who are doing selfless service to the society.Pramod

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