Bengaluru City traffic cop comes to the rescue of stranded woman commuter

Bengaluru City traffic cop comes to the rescue of stranded woman commuter

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-03-07 10:08 Bengaluru: A city traffic policeman, who came to the help of a stranded woman commuter, was praised by the resident on her Facebook account.On Jan 30, Amrita Mukherjee, a resident of Sarjapur Main Road, boarded a shared Uber cab from her office around 8 pm. On the way, the diver Shivakumar informed her that the vehicle was experiencing mechanical problems and asked her to board another cab. Unfortunately, Amrita forgot her purse containing Rs3000, debit, credit cards in the cab.As the next cab arrived, she realised her folly. To her chagrin, Amrita’s calls to Uber call centre went in vain and the app didn’t contain details about the driver and the vehicle either. It was 9.30pm when she deboarded the cab unsure of what to do next. Her in-laws were waiting while her husband was away in Switzerland on office work.It was at this moment that she spotted traffic policeman Shiv Patil, who took her to Rao Ganesh Janardhan, a traffic inspector at the HSR Layout police station.Ganesh immediately called Uber leader Kiran to track the cab. Later, he dropped Amrita home and assured her that he would track the driver down.The next day, Ganesh visited Amrita to return her purse and valuables.Speaking to Bfirst.in, Ganesh said that he spotted Amrita when he was on his way home. “I personally dropped her to the residence and contacted Uber office. I got the contact number of the driver through a Uber office. Initially, when I called the driver, he said the purse is not in his car. But when I asked him again, he confessed about it and asked me to meet him in Koramangala inner ring road. The very next day I met him and got the purse. Later, I went to the woman’s house and gave the purse to her," he said.Last month, ASI Narayana from the KG Halli police station had helped a woman whose two-wheeler had run out of fuel.