Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Chennai City (Horse) Mounted Police Patroling Marina Beach, Chennai


Chennai City (Horse) Mounted Police
Chennai is blessed with some awesome beaches, most notably the 'Marina beach.' The beach is a natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal (part of the Indian Ocean) and it runs a distance of 13 km and it ranks as the longest natural urban beach in India and also ranks as the world's second longest.

Marina beach is a major tourist attraction of the city. People visiting Chennai make a point to visit the beach. It is the most crowded beach in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the beach daily.

The sea is generally rough and waves are strong. Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the dangers, as the undercurrent is very turbulent.

I have captured these two cops, belonging to the 'Chennai City Mounted Police,' while patrolling the Marina beach on horse-back. Mounted Police cops are engaged for quick patrolling on the long coastline. Their duty is to ensure that people do not venture into the sea.
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