Managing the traffic under the Sun
It is a common incident to find people express their uneasiness over rising temperature of the Sun in summer.
All most all wants shade to get temporary respite from heat.The rich people and big(VIP) people of society moves in fully air conditioned car and they avoids the exposure to the Sun as far as possible.
However ,the hapless one, the "workingclasspeople" who moves and work hard in the summer only to perform duty and to earn bread and butter.
While returning(after covering a dharna of temporary Keduleaf worker event in the town today,I found this traffic policeman managing the traffic at collectriate under the Sun without cover.
I was sweating due to harsh summer by then(it wasalready11.30am) .I thought his condition for awhile.I took few photographs of the traffic police man .
Few days ago another traffic police constable shared his agony with me
"Dada look at the high temperature of Summer.Within half an hour we are feeling uneasy/and exhausted .Whenever we try to get respite by standing in a shade place or at little distant,our officer pulled up us .Nobody is looking at our ordeal"says the constable
Balangir is known for the harsh summer.Not that this type of incident is a new one.Three years ago ,again while going to cover an incident ,a lady constable narrated her condition while she discharge the duty of traffic police women in Summer -that too without any cover over the traffic post.
After listening to her plight,I had made a news in "The Pioneer" and took initiative so that the traffic post get a cover.
After one and half year it was materialised.But the sad thing is that two years later all the major traffic post are without a cover
Either it has been damaged by an accidentcaused by a vehicle or vandalised by miscreants.
As sun moves in sky and each summer day getting hot ,the lone traffic policeman managing the "unruly and growing traffic" only to curse his fate and think when his ordeal -will come to an end?
I enclose the news published three years ago in "The Pioneer" for your perusal