The installation work of tyre killers at Sector 41 intersection has been completed and from Tuesday it would be opened for commuters.
So far, the U-turn was closed for the motorists as the installation work was under way.
Rajiv Tyagi, general manager of Noida Authority, said, “From Sector-41 if you need to go to Sector 49-50, you have to take a U-turn from the red light which is 300 meters further away. But commuters try to avoid that and drive on the wrong side of the U-turn at Sector 41 intersection. Tyre killers installed here will deter these traffic offenders from driving on the wrong side.”
Tyagi further added that the authority plans to install more tyre killers in places where commuters are blatantly seen driving on the wrong side.
In the first phase, tyre killer was installed in Sector-77 where it had a positive impact on the traffic situation. A considerable drop in people driving on the wrong side has been seen here.
Tyre killers are metal stripes installed on roads with sharp spikes on one side. For those driving on the right side, it would be a small bump, like a speed breaker on the road. However, for those driving on the wrong side, the spikes can puncture the tyres.
The new tyre killers, whose cost is about Rs 2 lakh per metre, have been installed covering six metres of the road width.
Pune was one of the first cities that installed such tyre killers in India, but these were soon removed. The tools became controversial after some accidents occurred due to vehicles losing balance from getting a flat tyre.
However, officials said that these may be effective in Noida as despite several steps taken earlier, including blocking unauthorized cuts and increasing e-challans, there has not been much change in driver’s behaviour.