Indore cop
A traffic policeman directing traffic.Representative image. Reuters

Waltzing on the busy intersections of Indore, Ranjeet Singh is no Michael Jackson but he 'moonwalks' with the same finesse as the late 'King of Pop'. It's his passion and of course his duty.

Singh is also inspiring his junior colleagues to adopt the 'dancing' routine to manage traffic in MP's commercial capital.

The dancing cop's most famous routine is the 'moonwalk' ala Michael Jackson.

"Instead of walking back I do the moonwalk which sometimes amuses commuters. That in a way encourages people to follow traffic rules," reports Hindustan Times.

At least three other traffic policemen have adopted Singh's style, and he is even training the juniors to follow suit.

Sumant Singh Kachhawa, a new recruit of the force, said he was inspired by Singh from his college days.

"I used to observe Ranjeet bhai during my college days and wanted to be like him. I instantly approached him for some tips as soon as I got my job. It's real fun to control traffic in that manner and at no point of time I feel bored," said Kachhawa.

Mahendra Singh Tomar is another young fan of Singh.

Directing traffic at Palasia Sqaure, a happening part of the city, Tomar feels that commuters get inspired by the way he goes about his job.

"One should leave an impact in whatever he or she does and I bring the same [sic] while I am signalling people on roads," said Tomar, who has been working for the last six years in Indore.

Singh, who has a huge fan following on Facebook, was however critical of the way people drove in the city, and blamed them for the traffic mess. "There are commuters who don't wish to follow any instruction [sic]. Our job is to tell them but in the end it is their choice," he said.

Even the higher ups in the force have been taken aback by Ranjeet Singh's efforts.

"He is not only an inspiration to [sic] constables but for his seniors as well. His style of controlling traffic attracts everyone. He has been exceptional in sharing his style with his colleagues," said additional superintendent of police (traffic), Anjana Tiwari.