Indian roads get faster as government pushes up speed-limit

Editor@Throttle|Updated: April 17, 2018 8:38

The government has increased the speed-limit on Indian roads to 120kmph from 100kmph for personal four-wheelers on expressways while the maximum speed allowed for taxis/cabs has been capped at 100kmph, up from 80kmph earlier. The speed-limit on the national highways has also been revised and raised to 100kmph (up by 20kmph) for cars and to 90kmph (up by 10kmph) for taxis/cabs. With a 20kmph hike, the speed-limit for two-wheelers and commercial vehicles is now 80kmph on highways.

On city roads, personal cars and taxis have a similar speed-limit of 70kmph and that for the two-wheelers has also been increased to 60kmph from 40kmph.

It is important to note that the above-mentioned speed limits are only applicable on certain stretches of expressways and national highways, and one has to follow the lower speed limits stipulated for twisties and other low-speed zones. Additionally, these speed-limits are not valid for roads passing through any town or village as they are regulated by the state governments.


Article Source : TimesOfIndia