Beat the heat: As celsius touches 40 degrees, Hyd cops give buttermilk, water bottles

Hyderabad: With the onset of summer, the bright sun and the soaring temperature is giving tough time to the people of Hyderabad. The mercury there has inched closer to 40 degrees Celsius.
The city traffic authorities, on Wednesday, were seen distributing buttermilk packets during the afternoon hours to cops who were on traffic duty on roads and signals.
The traffic cops were given two packets of buttermilk which is considered elixir of health. Not only this, glucose biscuits and water bottles are also being supplied to keep them energised and maintain their water levels.
“In this hot summer, we are distributing two buttermilk packets to each traffic cop who is performing duty on a road or at a signal,” said Suman Kumar, Circle Inspector, Abids Traffic police station, who distributed buttermilk to traffic cops.
“This is being practiced all over Hyderabad city to maintain their health and body water levels,” Kumar told news agency ANI.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature settled at 39.7 degrees Celsius, which happens to be three degrees above the normal level as well as the highest of the season.
Anil Kumar, Joint Commissioner, Traffic, Hyderabad said, “To counter the heat wave, we are supplying two buttermilk packets to each and every police officer who is working in the Hyderabad.”
He added, “In addition to this, we are also supplying Glucose-D and water bottles, we are also advising them to drink a lot of water during the daytime so that they do not get dehydrated.”