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'Revised Speed Limits Not Applicable to All Roads'

The Transport Commissioner has stated that though the maximum speed limit for motor cars on four lanes has been stipulated as 90 kmph, it is not applicable in the case of all the roads in the state.

Published: 05th May 2014 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2014 09:45 AM   |  A+A-

The Transport Commissioner has stated that though the maximum speed limit for motor cars on four lanes has been stipulated as 90 kmph, it is not applicable in the case of all the roads in the state.

“The drivers should adhere to the speed limit specified for the vehicles as per the road conditions or face action,” the Commissioner said.

The speed limits for various vehicles plying on the roads were refixed taking into account the condition of the roads.

The maximum speed limit for motor cars on the National Highways and State Highways had been fixed at 85 kmph and 80 kmph respectively.

In all the other roads, the maximum speed is restricted to 70 kmph.

The limit in the city and municipality area is 50 kmph, schools 30 kmph and ghat roads 45 kmph.

Earlier, the speed limit was 70 kmph on four lanes, NH and State Highways, 40 kmph in cities/ Corporations/ ghat roads and 25 kmph near school areas.

The speed limit has also been increased for other vehicles. For motor cycles, the maximum limit on four lane roads is 70 kmph, NH- 60 kmph, State Highways- 50 kmph, and 50 kmph in city and Corporation limits.

The maximum speed before the modification was 50 kmph on all road conditions. 

Autorickshaws can ply at a maximum speed of 50 kmph on four-lane roads, state and NH, 30 kmph in city and Corporation limits and 30 kmph near schools.

The Light Motor Vehicle (non-transport) can ply on four lanes at a maximum speed of 90 kmph. On the National Highways, they can achieve a speed of 85 kmph, state highways 80 kmph, city and Corporation limits 50 kmph and near schools 30 kmph.    

The Light Motor Vehicle (transport) can have a maximum speed of 70 kmph on four-lane roads,  65 kmph on National and State Highways, 50 kmph in city/ Corporation limits and 30 kmph near schools.



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