The traffic police have a hard time controlling vehicles from the middle of the road in scorching heat and heavy rain. Whether hot or rainy
It is imperative that there should be no compromise on the job. But for Thomas, a native of Koottukadu, the task is very simple because he controls the vehicles and does a little dance. The 51-year-old officer joined the Home Guard 12 years ago. In an interview with Samayam Malayalam, he said that this suffering is not a big problem as the mind and body are absorbed in this work.
In general, Ernakulam district is at the forefront in terms of traffic block. Traffic jams occur on the road in a matter of minutes. KMK Junction in North Paravur is also known for its traffic jams, so Thomas says it takes a lot of speed to get to work. In the early days, traffic control was not as strict as it used to be due to the shortage of vehicles, but that is not the case now. Therefore, it is very important to control the vehicles by giving fast signals. That’s why Thomas invented this technique. Thomas says that as he began to control the vehicles with his hands quickly in a rhythm, it got the style and rhythm of a dance.
It was this job that made me who I am. When I worked in the BSF for 20 years, no one recognized me. “But when I started doing this job, I was famous all over the world,” Thomas added. With hard work we can achieve anything. The love people have for me is proof of that. The passengers are very cooperative. He also says that if I shake hands they know what the signal is.
KMK Junction is also known as Pottan Street. Traffic problems were a big problem when the signal lights were installed at this junction, which sits like an X. That’s how it turned into a hand signal now. This is a curiosity for travelers to see. Many people see this performance of his till the car stops. A dance teacher in Kollam also called Thomas after watching the video. The teacher said that she had seen various tactics and did not understand the sir’s mark and tactics and was happy to see the video.