Policemen at Pathsala in lower Assam’s Barpeta district on Saturday offered the offenders gamosa and request them not to violate the traffic rule.

Bajali police have adopted a unique method to curb traffic rule violations.

The policemen at Pathsala in lower Assam’s Barpeta district on Saturday offered the offenders gamosa and request them not to violate the traffic rule.

Police took this unconventional initiative to create awareness among the commuters on road safety as part of the National Road Safety Week.

“The objective of the initiative is to create awareness about obeying the traffic norms,” Pathsala police out post officer-in-charge Chandan Rout said.

Rout said police carried out the campaign to spread the message that the police are citizen-friendly and they only want to ensure the safety of the commuters.

“I was shocked when one of the policemen offered me gamosa and asked to wear a helmet from next time. It was my fault and I will make it sure that I do not repeat it again,” said a biker, who was offered gamosa said.

Gamusa has a great significance in Assamese culture and tradition and it is a unique identity of the Assamese society.

Apart from offering gamosa, the violators were also shown traffic-related photographs about how traffic violations can lead to fatal road mishap.

Sasanka Talukdar

Sasanka Talukdar is Northeast Now Correspondent in Pathsala. He can be reached at: sasanka140@gmail.com