Music rocks the world. Plato said music is a moral law. Then there are those who will swear by the fact that it has healing powers!
Going a step further than the rest, traffic police in the Indian city of Calcutta have started a pedestrian safety campaign using the cover of the Beatles’ iconic album “Abbey Road!”
They have mounted billboards showing the British band on a pedestrian crossing, with the slogan “IF THEY CAN, WHY CAN’T YOU?”
Calcutta police is known for their ingenious methods of doing their jobs. Their Twitter page gives accurate and regular traffic updates without any hitch to thousands of travelers every day.
Kolkata is a metropolis with a very limited road space and one of the highest vehicle density ratios.Kolkata Traffic Police has the job of managing the flow of traffic in the city of Kolkata.
In 2011 they proposed playing music when the traffic light turned red not only to promote music and arts but sooth weary drivers as well as passengers. That plan did not really take effect due to a lot of opposition, but it seems music is a tool that the city’s traffic police see best fit to control and manage traffic as well as pedestrians!