It was a pleasant surprise for many traffic constables manning the intersections in the city as they were greeted with cookies and a rose on Wednesday.
The special gesture by the National Road Safety Organisation (NRSO) came as an appreciation for the hard work put in by the traffic constables.
Around 100 traffic constables at several junctions, including Trinity Circle, Queen’s Road, Majestic, Mysore Bank Circle, N.R. Square and Jayanagar, were honoured by their superiors.
The event was flagged off by Additional Commissioner (Traffic) B. Dayananda at Queen’s Road junction earlier in the day.
Volunteers carried placards highlighting the importance of following traffic rules and respecting constables.
“About 3,000 intersections in Bangalore are manned by traffic constables, who work for 10 hours daily. They brave noise, pollution, rainfall and heat, besides dealing with angry motorists,” said NRSO president S. Sathyapal.
“No technology can replace the hard work and necessity of a traffic constable,” he added.
Senior police officials, including Deputy Commissioner of Traffic (West) Girish, took part in the event.