Senior citizen scolds bikers taking the pavement, wins hearts on Twitter
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
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.
This aunty from Pune is an inspiration to many. Well done Ma'am.— Roads of Mumbai ð®ð³ (@RoadsOfMumbai) February 21, 2020
Shame on Bikers who ride on footpaths. It's sad to see senior citizens have to do the job what traffic police is supposed to do in our country.@nnatuTOI @mumbaimatterz @MNCDFbombay @mid_daypic.twitter.com/AB1TWmQPRW
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.
Noted, We will definitely work on it.— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) February 21, 2020
Here’s how the Twitterati reacts on this issue.
It's all about the mindset.We Indians in general lack the sense of belongingness towards our nation and so donot bother to follow the rules and regulation.This includes people enforcing these rules. The day we realise it the problem will be solved.— Seema Tiwari (@SeemaTiwari0210) February 21, 2020
Excellent madam..— Prasath9999 work for corruption free india (@Prasath65203323) February 22, 2020
In Hyderabad total foot path occupied
after tweet also 15days complited still hyd traffice police not taken any action mam its grt to say about pl look road foot path @HiHyderabad @HYDTP indriapark dranachoke to lower tankbund can see..? pic.twitter.com/qy0Vd1Qjn8
Look at the shameless bikers. Surprised to know you think it's the job of the Traffic police to stop these bikers. Bikers have no business to be riding on footpaths. 10x more cops are needed to stop this. New Motor Vehicle Act hasn't been implemented— Anurag Shriniwas (@anuragshriniwas) February 21, 2020
Applause for aunty. We need many more such alert citizens.— Chirag Sarvaiya (@chirag_sar) February 21, 2020
I do this often to curb bikers from riding or parking on footpath on S.V.Road, Madina Manzil, Goregaon (W), The hotel & bank customers park their vehicles on footpath when they have a place inside. When told them to help us they say its not their problem.— Adv. Salim G. Nakhwa (@AdvSalimNakhwa) February 21, 2020
COME ON MUMBAI LETS RECLAIM ARE DIGINITY! Are we really so far gone? Is their no civility left in any of us any more? What doesn’t bother you today, what you ignore today, will be an issue for your children tomorrow. Then how will you correct the wrong you’ve helped create?— Mohan Kapur (@mohankapur) February 22, 2020
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