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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

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Delhi Police will be trained to stay calm during working hours

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In the light of a traffic constable attacking a woman with a brick recently, Delhi Police has planned to initiate counseling sessions for its cops in order to improve their mental health. An NGO has also been roped in for the same.

This programme will train traffic police in interpersonal communication, a news report said.

“There will be simulated real-life situations and their reactions will be measured accordingly. The cops will also undergo a training to remain calm even after being confronted by angry drivers,” a senior traffic police officer told The Times of India.

“The module will cover issues ranging from conversational skills to personal upliftment of traffic police personnel through meditation and motivational talks,” senior officer added.

There will also be strict vigilance to check incidents of on-duty cops being attacked so that they too are assured about their jobs.

As per TOI report, earlier these programmes were held in a few districts, but were never introduced In Delhi.

Police officers told the newspaper that this programme would be started on a trial basis. However, the programme could be extended if positive feedback is received. The local police stations have also been asked to participate in the counseling sessions.