A group of Hyderabad traffic police personnel has initiated a novel campaign to stop people urinating in public by garlanding those who commit the act.
Policemen attached to Mahankali traffic police station, led by Inspector T Rama Swamy, launched the campaign yesterday. So far we have "felicitated' at least 26 persons caught at various places including the Secunderabad railway station area, Swamy said.
"I had seen some social workers garlanding those urinating in public places in Delhi when I was posted there in 2011-12. That inspired me," Rama Swamy told PTI.
"After garlanding them, we request them not to create filth and use the public toilets instead," he said.
This was a small contribution to 'Swachh Hyderabad' campaign and it will continue for the next 8-10 days under Mahankali police station limits, the inspector said. His team consists of two sub-inspectors and three constables.
Asked about people's response, Rama Swamy said, "Those, whom we caught urinating in public places and garlanded, promised that that they will not do this again. They praised our campaign."
Rama Swamy and his team also distributed chocolates to the two-wheeler riders who wear helmets.