Transgender takes charge, sorts out traffic mess at KR Puram

Transgender takes charge, sorts out traffic mess at KR Puram

Submitted by Editor on Fri, 2016-07-29 22:34 Bengaluru: It was a remarkable sight at the water-logged underpass at KR Puram on Friday morning: a lone civilian standing in knee-deep water to control the unruly traffic.That good samaritan was 35-year-old Amruta, a transgender, who decided to step in and clear the traffic instead of being a mere spectator.Amruta controlled the traffic all alone from 7 am to 12pm. Mercifully, the city’s impatient motorists followed her diktats.Ravi, a driver ferrying schoolchildren in a tempo traveller, was one of the many who were stuck at the underpass. "Akka just stood in the middle of the road and cleared the traffic in a few minutes. This area always creates problems especially during heavy rains. One would get struck for hours together. But today she controlled the traffic alone and in few minutes I was able to head to Marathahalli from this stretch," he said.Amruta, a resident of Vijinapura, said she was happy at being able to come to the aid of motorists, especially schoolchildren who were stuck at the underpass.  "I saw people struggling in traffic,” said Amruta. “Since there was no one to control the traffic, I volunteered. I came at 7 in the morning and stayed up to 11:30.”“This is very small contribution from my side to the society. There is lot more that I want to contribute," said Amrutha.