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‘Tyre killers’ to stop wrong-lane driving

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In order to prevent wrong-lane driving, Noida will soon have “tyre killers” on city roads, a first-of-its-kind experiment in UP, officials said.

Tyre killers are metal strips installed on roads with sharp spikes on one side. They act as minor speed breakers for those in the correct lane, while the tyres of vehicles in the wrong lane get punctured.

Five crucial junctures have been identified for installation of the tyre killers. The first one at Sector 77 — North Eye Junction, a densely populated area with several high rise apartments — will be operational by Thursday, a senior Noida Authority official said.

“Tyre killers will also be installed at the Hoshiarpur U-turn, Sector 61 Sai temple U-turn, near Sector 76 metro station and near Sector 16 A flyover,” Noida Authority General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said. He said the authority has joined hands with Noida Traffic Police and identified the locations to ensure safety of people and smooth movement of vehicles in bottleneck areas.

The authority has planned to put up signage at several places to alert the public about tyre killers. A traffic police personnel said Noida is the first city in UP to have this mechanism.

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