This weekend I wanted to check out a place called Burma Bazaar, and was heading towards that area based on the directions I knew. In between I got confused and asked a fellow bike rider at next traffic signal: “How do I go to Burma Bazaar?” This person said “Follow me”…
Next ten minutes I was following this man and I saw that every traffic police was saluting him. He guided me all the way to Bazaar and when I stopped ahead of him, I saw a sticker “Police” on the front of his bike. The plain clothed officer asked what you want to buy. I said I came to check out this market where I was told CDs and DVDs are available for less cost. This person advised me that I shouldn’t buy anything from this place as they sell pirated ones. He asked me to go to Saravana Stores at T Nagar where they sell original DVDs at discounted prices. He took a U turn and left after saying this.
This kind of helping nature from a senior police officer is something I’d never experienced before. Compared to Chennai and Bangalore, I give more marks to Chennai police for the way they maintain the city. In Chennai I never saw policemen stopping motorists and taking bribe, a common scene in Bangalore roadside. Chennai roads are wider and people have more respect to traffic rules-Signal jumps are far less, and no bike rider jumps to footpath-may be these factors made life easy for traffic police.
I’m writing this because if something is bad, we spread the news very fast, but when we see/experience something good, we seldom show appreciation.
I sent a wireless salute to this man in particular and Chennai police in general, as I saw this officer speeding away.
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