On Monday evening (June 4), Mumbai witnessed heavy rain showers in the evening, just as everyone was winding up at work and leaving for home. You know the routine in Mumbai when it rains—the roads get flooded, traffic gets slower and there is chaos all around.
This is when people want to reach home quickly or at least take shelter from the rain, but the traffic just does not move ahead and at times even the signals stop working, which worsens the situation.
Satyam Yadav was one of the many people returning home from work that day. When he left, there were no signs of rain, but as soon as he reached the Akurli Road in Kandivali East, a downpour made him stop in his way.
He found a place where could take shelter, and waited there, staring at the traffic.
Among the slow-moving vehicles, heavy rains and flooding streets, Satyam saw a traffic policeman standing in the middle of the road, controlling the vehicles.
It was perhaps because of this brave policeman, who was later recognised as Nandakumar Ingle by Zee News, that the traffic flowed in a continuous and smooth manner. Inspired by Ingle’s dedication, Satyam recorded his video and posted it on social media. Soon enough, people started appreciating the hardworking cop and the video went viral.
Here are two parts of the video that Satyam recorded. Watch how our Mumbai police ‘mamas’ go about their work and do not let even adverse weather conditions, come in the way of their duty.
The traffic policeman was directing traffic on the busy road, unaffected by the heavy rainfall:
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)