In an attempt to curb public urination in the city, the Hyderabad traffic police has come up with the best passive-aggressive solution ever. They have decided to ‘felicitate’ the offenders by putting garlands around their necks.
Speaking about the initiative, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Jitender, told ANI that such campaigns raised public awareness about sanitation and personal hygiene.
Sub-Inspector of Traffic Police, N Rama Krishna said that the initiative was a part of the 'Swachh Hyderabad' drive, and would help keep the city clean.
Last week, the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) decided to post images of people who urinated in public on YouTube. They announced that they would install CCTV cameras at various bus stops to record offenders, and anyone caught red-handed would have to deal with the embarrassment of being shown online.
In the past, several desperate attempts have been made to put a stop to public urination in the country, with measures including pasting tiles of religious figures on public walls, charging fines, and in one case, a water cannon.
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