This Dancing Traffic Man from Kolkata Makes People Smile!

The 59 year old man, Ashok Gupta,showcases his innovative dance moves while directing the vehicles close to the gate no. 4 at the Eco Tourism Park in Rajarhat

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Ashok Gupta, Dancing traffic man
Ashok Gupta, the dancing traffic man in busy traffic, Kolkata. Twitter
  • The 59-year-old man, Ashok Gupta, donning a helmet and a fluorescent orange jacket, and toiling in the scorching heat; showcases his innovative dance moves while directing the vehicles
  • Gupta is not a traffic police but has been appointed by a private security company

June 14, 2017: Commuters stare at with surprise from the windows of the running cars and buses. Some pedestrians and passerby even pause to take photographs. The subject of their attention, is a person who literally makes the managing of busy traffic in the middle of a bustling street of east Kolkata, an act of merriment with songs and dance.

The 59-year-old man, Ashok Gupta, donning a helmet and a fluorescent orange jacket, and toiling in the scorching heat; showcases his innovative dance moves while directing the vehicles close to the gate no. 4 at the Eco Tourism Park in Rajarhat, for 12 hours every day. Braving the exhausting heat, Gupta works six days a week and with his unique act, draws a smile or two from the passing commuters, mentioned IANS report.

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According to the reports; Gupta, a resident of Dankuni, is not a traffic police but has been appointed by a private security company. The security company has outsourced the job of flagging through the heavy vehicles that supply materials for the ongoing project of the Garia-Airport Metro.

Reports reveal- Gupta stated that people’s smiles are his motivation for toiling continuously, in spite of an inadequate paycheck and an extremely exhausting and hectic job. “Some people ask me why I do it. In today’s busy life, people often don’t get enough time or reason to smile. So I’m trying to make people smile through my dance steps,” he said. “The more I see people smiling and appreciating (what I do), the more I feel encouraged,” reported IANS.

– prepared by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC