Guwahati, March 31, 2019
Thanks to a massively viral video, a Guwahati Traffic cop is being applauded on social media for managing traffic on a busy road while standing in heavy rain and strong gust of winds.
A local, identified as Banajeet Deka, captured the constable in a video and posted it on Facebook. Within minutes, the eight-second video went viral with netizens hailing the cop on duty as rain, thunderstorm lashed Guwahati on March 31st, 2019.
The dedicated cop from the viral video was later identified as Mithun Das, a constable deployed at the Basistha Chariali traffic point. As traffic-choked with the sudden downpour, without a raincoat or umbrella, Mithun stood tall and managed traffic at the busy intersection while standing under heavy rain.
Mithun hails from Karbi Anglong district and joined Assam Police in 2015.
The Assam Police’s Twitter handle praised the constable as well. “Dedication is thy name. We salute Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) for his exceptional devotion towards duty and showing us how dedication can turn a storm into a sprinkle.”
The visuals of the traffic Constable Mithun Das (Basistha PS) are truly inspirational.
I personally talked to him and conveyed my appreciations.
— Kula Saikia, IPS (@saikia_kula) March 31, 2019
Mithun stood for more than an hour in pounding rain with no waterproof gear to ensure there was no road blockade collision. The video clip is now being shared on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp too. A drenched Mithun stood there doing his job despite the traffic situation having improved after an hour.
Touched by his ‘super act’, the netizens demanded the Assam Police and Assam Government to provide raincoat or umbrella to traffic police personnel.
Check out some of the inspiring comments: