Citizens used #SelfieOnskywalk and #besafe when posting the photos on social media.

Bengaluru police launch online selfie contest to encourage use of skywalksImage Courtesy: Twitter
news Campaign Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 09:13

Have you ever had police personnel scoff at you for stopping abruptly on the road to click a selfie? Well, you can now take a selfie from atop a skywalk and there is added incentive for doing so.

In an attempt to promote the use of skywalks, Bengaluru traffic police-East, in association with Maya films, launched "Selfie on the skywalk" contest on Friday. 

Through the awareness campaign, commuters have been asked to take a selfie on any skywalk and share it on social media using the hashtags #SelfieONskywalk and #besafe. 

Not excited enough? Apart from the fact that using skywalks brings down the number of road accidents involving pedestrians, the campaign could also win you appreciation from the city police.

However, even this contest comes with conditions that will be used to pick five winners. The quality of the selfie, the number of people who have been tagged on the selfie will earn you extra points. Abhishek Goel, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East, Traffic) launched the campaign. 

The campaign, which will run till April 7, was kicked off by former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad by posting a selfie. Taking to Twitter, city police commissioner Praveen Sood said,

Soon, several citizens took part in the selfie campaign throughout the day.

 

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