The 1.5-km Telugu Talli flyover near Asilmetta in Visakhapatnam is reportedly becoming a hot spot for illegal and intoxicated bike races in the night.
According to a report in the Deccan Chronicle, the flyover comes under the jurisdiction of three police stations and bikers are cashing in on this to their advantage.
Speaking to DC, ADCP (Traffic) K Mahendra Patrudu said that the police had identified over 15 places, including beach road stretch and NH-16 stretch between Zoo Park and PM Palem and few other places where illegal bike racings take place and has deployed teams to check them.
There have been a growing number of instances of bike racing across the city.
Many students are also reported to race on the bypass road along the Beach Road in the city, causing a nuisance to local residents.
In March this year, the traffic police identified hotspots and promised to crackdown on these bikers.
The Hindu reported that bike gangs were close-knit and consisted of around 10 members who communicate through dedicated WhatsApp groups, which specifies the place and time a little ahead of the race.
Besides students, IT employees are also reported to be indulging in high-profile races with modified bikes and cars.