Amanora Park Town, Pune had recently been in the news for setting up tyre killers to deter commuters from travelling on the wrong side of the road. Pune Mirror, now reports that the police department has asked the Amanora township to remove the tyre killers immediately.
The police have stated the reason for the removal, to be the sharp nature of the spikes which could prove dangerous in case of any incident caused due to them.
The tyre killers were installed almost a month ago by the Amanora township as a strategy to discourage commuters from travelling on the wrong side of the road.
The spikes were put up near Amanora Pearson School to avoid traffic congestions during the afternoons. Their installation received a good amount of appreciations, with people asking for more of such installations at other areas as well.
Vice-President of Amanora, Sunil Karate, mentioned that the decision to put up the tyre killers near the school was because of the excessive vehicular commotion, while also trying to discourage people from coming on the wrong side of the road to pick up their children.
He further added that the commuters driving on the wrong side of the road were a threat to the safety of the school kids, with multiple number of accidents recorded occasionally. Since the installation, the number of people coming on the wrong side of the road has significantly decreased.
Now, cops from Hadapsar have submitted a letter to the township asking the tyre killers to be removed with immediate effect. In the letter, the cops have mentioned that the spikes have been installed on public roads without the permission of any government agency. It also highlights the chances of these spikes to cause accidents and hurt commuters.
JD Kalaskar, police inspector, traffic, mentioned that the spikes are very sharp and can turn fatal, moreover, installation of the spikes has not been approved by the Indian Road Congress.
He further added that such spikes can be added only on gates with restricted entry and not on roads used by the public, hence the decision has been taken to remove them to further ensure public safety.
Thoughts On The Tyre Killer In Amanora Park Town, Pune
Driving and/or riding on the wrong side of the road is a big menace in India. The tyre killers were meant to bring out a solution to this problem. But such measures should always be taken after receiving the approval of the concerned authorities without further causing a risk to public safety.