Commuters in Hyderabad need not worry about emergency petrol and difficult-to-find petrol pumps any more. If they get stuck with an empty tank, and there is no time to get delayed because of the shortage, they just have to look around for a traffic cop named Merajuddin Syed. This is how he helps like no one else.
These days, when commuters in Hyderabad get stuck in the traffic with an empty petrol tank in their vehicles anywhere near the crossing in Begumpet area, they don’t have to worry about the ways to urgently rush to the petrol pump. Instead, they just look around for a man named Merajuddin Syed who is an Assistant Sub Inspector with the Hyderabad Traffic Police.
This cop, who has taken it upon himself to help commuters in the time of need, is on a very noble mission.
Since the past few weeks, he is seen distributing bottles of petrol to people who suddenly run out of petrol at unlikely places located far from the petrol pumps.
Ever since he got a raise in salary a few weeks back, he has been carrying six bottles of petrol in his scooter, with which he helps people who might suddenly fall short. The local hero, who has quickly gained popularity among the residents of the nearby areas, does not take any money in return even if the residents want to offer some.
This is what one of the commuters had to say:
“I like when they smile after a messy day. I want people to understand that we (police) are not here just to punish offenders or to take a bribe. We can also help them,” he adds.