Sadhu Kushal Giri threatens toll plaza staff with sword: Caught on video

Road rage can get to anyone and this video from Rajasthan’s Pali district shows the same. Upset of traffic mess, Maharaj Kaushal Giri, who claims himself as a sadhu was spotted with his sword at the Jadan toll plaza. The videos of the sadhu have now become viral on the internet.

Kaushal Giri was syuck in a long traffic jam at the toll when he lost his cool. He took a sword out of the car and started threatneing other vehicles waiting at the toll plaza to give way. He was trying to move the other vehicles so that his car can move ahead. We are not sure if he became successful in doing that but the videos of him trying to do that became viral on the Internet.

His sword swinging frenzy made many motorists uncomfortable. He swung the sword freely on the public road. While Kaushal Giri took out a weapon on the public roads, no action has been taken on him by the police. After the videos became viral on the internet, the Rajasthan Police has said that they are looking into the matter. However, there is no information on any kind of action on the Sadhu.

Sadhu Kushal Giri threatens toll plaza staff with sword: Caught on video

Road rage can turn ugly and one should always be extra careful on the roads to make sure that they remain calm. It’s critical to have a cool head while driving/riding anywhere, more so on chaotic Indian roads.

despite your best attempts at a smooth drive, there can be others who are overly aggressive. Symptoms of such aggressive drivers include excessive honking, tailgating, gesticulating and swearing, weaving between lanes or straddling lanes, and speeding up suddenly and braking sharply.

The best thing to do in such situations is to just let such crazy drivers go and hope karma catches up with them – it’s not worth your time and blood pressure trying to teach them a lesson or challenge them.

Toll plazas to be removed

Even after the implementation of Fastag across the country, traffic at the toll collection plazas remain a problem across the country. Last year, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari confirmed that the government is moving ahead in the transition of the new method of toll tax collection by vehicle drivers, which is an advancement over the current Fastag method.

Gadkari has said that the government is working on removing toll plazas across the national highways in India. For toll tax collection, the ministry is charting out a plan for relying on automatic number plate reader cameras. According to Gadkari, these cameras will be able to read the number plates of the vehicles and automatically deduct toll amounts from the car driver’s authorized and linked bank account. We are not sure about the development on the same as Gadkari or anyone from the ministry has talked about it in the recent times.

Shantonil Nag

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