Traffic Violations
Hyderabad-based politician Amjed Ullah Khan’s campaign #Practicewhatyoupreach finally caused the officials to act.

Hyderabad-based politician Amjed Ullah Khan’s campaign #Practicewhatyoupreach, aimed at getting policemen to follow traffic rules seems to have had the desired effect, less than two weeks after it was launched. 

Based on Khan’s tweets where he had highlighted various instances of traffic violations by the police, the Hyderabad Traffic Police on Friday issued challans to as many as four vehicle owners.  

For two weeks, Amjed Khan has been on a tweeting spree, constantly putting out photos and videos of policemen flouting the norms, and also tagging Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma as well as Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.  

 

Amjed Khan launched his social media campaign following the new rule of Hyderabad Traffic Police, which attracts a fine of Rs 2,000 for driving without a helmet. The campaign soon went viral and received massive response from the people. 

The Twitterati have followed in his footsteps, by similarly posting and tagging photos and videos of police officers across the city, riding bikes without helmets, speaking on the phone and engaging in triple riding.

Earlier, speaking on the idea of taking up the Twitter campaign, Amjed Khan said, "There was a lot of discussion about how the Hyderabad traffic police was issuing several challans every day, much to the inconvenience of commuters."

Speaking on the way the campaign has gained massive attention with many people joining it, he told TNM, "I can't say that it’s my campaign anymore. So many people have joined in, and my WhatsApp chats are flooded. I have been sent more than 300 photos in the last few days alone".