Pune: The tyre killer installed in Amanora Township were removed on Monday after the Pune traffic police issued a notice to the authorities concerned. According to the traffic police authorities, the iron-nail strap was not suitable for using on public roads because such trap nails are used in restricted areas or war zones. The notice stated that the tyre killer were positioned on a public road without permission and should be immediately removed or else legal action would be taken. The notice was sent as it posed danger to lives and can cause serious accidents.
Jagannath Kalaskar, Senior Police Inspector (Traffic) said, “The tyre-nails used in the road were not government approved and aren’t fit to be placed in public areas. Such tyre-busters are dangerous to life as if the tyre bursts and the person falls on the nails, then the person could die or be severely injured.
“So such products cannot be used. Moreover, if any person drives in the wrong lane, the government has permitted police to charge fines, but the developers of Amanora Township have no right to place such deadly straps on a busy road.”
Sunil Tarte, Vice President of Amanora Township said, “On receiving the notice we immediately removed the tyre-bursters and also a letter was sent to the traffic police seeking permission to reinstall the tyre busters.”
He added, “The plot where the tyre-killers was installed is on our private property while the traffic authorities are claiming it is a public road because it is used by the public. The idea of installing the tyre-killers was initiated for the security of our residents and the students from the nearby school, so we didn’t think about taking permission for the tyre-killers.”
“The place was notorious for people using the wrong lane to avoid the long traffic jam, especially during school hours. There were minor accidents taking place almost every day. We placed traffic guards to keep a check but still things did not change and we decided to use it,” Tarte said.
“The tyre killers are dangerous to the lives and it increases the possibility of accidents and thus we directed its removal,” said Ashok Morale, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic).