Indore cop does Michael Jackson's moonwalk to regulate traffic

The traffic cop performs daily at the intersection to amuse the commuters. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 28, 2017, 01.54 PM (IST)

Indore Traffic policeman Ranjeet Singh has become a social media celebrity after his dance moves to control city's traffic captured motorists' attention.

The 38-year-old Singh simulates late King of Pop's famous moonwalk across busy intersections with an aim to make people follow the traffic rules, adding a little bit of entertainment for them. 

“I have been a Michael Jackson fan for years and copied his moonwalk step to halt traffic 12 years ago,” Singh said. 

“Initially, people were surprised, but it worked wonders over the years and has gained popularity,” he added. 

The traffic cop performs daily at the intersection to amuse the commuters but says it is a very tiring job. 

“It’s a tiring task maintaining traffic amid noise pollution and reckless motorists but moonwalking amuses commuters and drivers.”

Singh remembered the time when several young drivers paid for their recklessness with their lives.

“I have picked up the bodies of over 40 youngsters after accidents over the years and I feel terrible,” Singh said 

He added that through his dance he just wants the youngsters to follow rules and stay safe.

Singh’s colleagues, who were initially apprehensive of his decision to dance, now take lessons from him.

The number of traffic violations at the high court intersection where he spends most days has reportedly fallen over the years.