One can safely say that jugaad is the boon and bane of a desi life. While we often come up with extraordinary instruments and makeshift gadgets, Indians also tend to take huge risks looking for shortcuts on the road when setting out toward a destination.
A video posted on Twitter shows an auto-rickshaw halted by the police for excess passengers. A hilarious scene ensues as the cop then goes on to count them as they tumble out. There were a total of not 10… not 20… but 24 people in a single rickshaw! Watch the video, because you have to see it to believe it!
People should take care of their own safety. They shouldn't board in overcrowded passenger autos unmindful of their safety pic.twitter.com/Aul2l2LM7C
— CP KARIMNAGAR (@cpkarimnagar) August 11, 2019
By the end of the video, the policemen asks the horde of passengers to line up for a ‘family photo’. This shocking case of overcrowding has startled citizens online.
While some people are congratulating the police on the catch, others are appreciating that the
Half the seating capacity of a Bus in an Auto. Very scary. Very good of you to advising people to be worried of their safety than simply blaming the auto driver. 👏👏👏
— UrAsura (@UrMalli) August 11, 2019
You can find the same situation any where in Telangana . Because TSRTC not providing proper transport.. so obviously people taking alternative.. so its govt failure to provide transport in rural areas…
— Murali Reddy (@kmr3245) August 11, 2019
— AMRUTHAM (@SRTCHIRU) August 11, 2019
Why don't you teach the same when we drive without helmet..
— amno (@amarperla) August 11, 2019
Good job sir but what about govt buses especially in mrng hours in villages students travel by sitting on top of the buses and moreover many villages doesn't have bus services yet.
— Ramu (@Ramu35316068) August 11, 2019
If I would have stopped such auto wala in #Mumbai, he would have said, "tere baap ka kya jata hai" :D..!!
— The Common Man On Wheels (@The_CMOW) August 11, 2019
😂 super driver.
— Vivek reddy (@nandu418) August 11, 2019
Yes people should take their own safety…..
So, all the people and driver of the auto should all need the awareness about the road safety… Plz follow the traffic rules… Only 1 life it can't come back…. Avoid all the dangerous activities while in driving..
— Pavan Krishna Putrevu (@PutrevuK) August 11, 2019
While some of the people did make light of the issue, others pointed out that overcrowding vehicles is a huge risk to not just your own safety, but also that of others. Drivers must seat their passengers responsibly. People must also be watchful and refrain from boarding overcrowded rickshaws or other vehicles.