After a man spat on the road, a traffic marshal on duty at a Naka on Dakshin Marg near Tribune Chowk today made a two-wheeler rider clean the road.
The two-wheeler rider, who was travelling with a young boy on the pillion, was stopped by a traffic volunteer – appointed by the Chandigarh administration – after the latter spotted him spitting on a wide road, just about 100 metres before a traffic checkpoint.
A video shows traffic volunteer Baldev Singh pouring water from a plastic bottle as the man sits on the road and wipes the spot where he spat with his hands. As the biker wipes the road, the traffic volunteer points out that the man spat in a public place before taking him to the other side of the road where his bike is parked.
“I had taken the water bottle along with me as I wanted the person to clean it with water, but he himself cleaned it with his hands and some grass he was holding,” said the traffic marshal. Baldev Singh said nobody forced him to do so. “He was apologetic at the Naka and volunteered to clean it,” he added.
For the uninitiated, as per the lockdown directions of the UT Administration, a ban has been imposed on spitting at public places and riding a two-wheeler with a pillion rider. Sources said the minor boy riding as a pillion was not wearing a helmet.