Senior citizen scolds bikers taking the pavement, wins hearts on Twitter

Published: Feb 23, 2020, 12:56 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Pune

In a viral video, a woman, Nirmala Gokhale was standing on the side of the road and was seen blocking the way for bikers riding on the pavement and scolding them make them take their bike on the roads

A screengrab of the video shared by Roads of Mumbai on Twitter.
A screengrab of the video shared by Roads of Mumbai on Twitter.

Pune: Mahatma Gandhi has once said, “Be the change you want to be.” When this senior citizen from Pune saw bikers use the pavement to avoid getting stuck in traffic jams, she took it upon herself to teach them a lesson.

In a viral video, a woman, Nirmala Gokhale was standing on the side of the road and was seen blocking the way for bikers riding on the pavement and scolding them make them take their bike on the roads. The video shared by popular Twitter page Roads of Mumbai shows the woman, blocking bikers and scolding them, to be joined by other pedestrians helping her in her crusade.

The video received over 319,000 views on Twitter with more than 6,200 likes and was retweeted over 2,100 times, with many users praising the woman and showing the sorry state of the traffic in their own cities. The video made an impact when a user named  Sri Jain Mahajan tagged the Pune police, saying, "Hope pune city CP will immediately take coercive action on such bikers & protect the snr citizens who are bravely enforcing the law." The Pune Police replied on the tweet assuring that they will work on the issue.

Here’s how the Twitterati reacts on this issue.

What do you think of the video?

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