New Delhi: HDFC Bank’s decision to instal iron spikes outside their Fort branch gate in Mumbai has severely been criticised for being insensitive to homeless and being a threat for pedestrians.
Pictures of the HDFC bank spikes went viral after a journalist tweeted some photos, showing the dangerous iron spikes.
— Simon Mundy (@simonmundy) March 25, 2018
As others have pointed out, these anti-homeless spikes from @HDFC_Bank Fort branch are not only a depressing gesture towards Mumbai's many rough sleepers, but could also impale any pedestrian unlucky enough to trip and fall in this crowded passageway https://t.co/Eb897CK4fY
— Simon Mundy (@simonmundy) March 26, 2018
Several Twitteratis tagged HDFC bank asking it to respond to the issue. Neeraj Jha, Head Corporate Communication, responding to the tweets wrote:
— Neeraj Jha (@NeerajHDFCBank) March 26, 2018
The bank has released a statement saying, “We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused to the public by the installation of the spikes at our Fort Branch, as part of the recent renovation. We're having the spikes removed on priority. HDFC has, however, not explained why the spikes were installed.