Speed Limit On National Highways Could Be Increased To 140 kmph: Nitin Gadkari
By Shubham Parashar
1 mins read
09-Oct-21 07:22 AM IST
- The bill will soon be presented in Parliament to increase the speed limit
- Speed on National Highways could go up to 140 kmph.
- Speed on city roads could go up to 75 kmph.
"The parameter of speed limit of vehicles in India is one of the big challenges for us. There are some decisions by the Supreme Court and High Court regarding car speed, due to which we are not able to do anything. Today, such an expressway has been built in the country and not even a dog can come on those roads because barricading has been done on both sides of the road. In such a situation, we have made a plan that I will go to Parliament and change all the parameters by making a bill," Gadkari said at India Today Conclave 2021.
Elaborating on the revision, the Union Minister also said that the speed limit on expressways and highways should be increased from 120 kmph to 140 kmph. Similarly, the speed limit on national highways should be restricted to 100 kmph on 4-lane roads, 80kmph on 2-lane roads, and 75kmph on city roads. Gadkari said the move would also help facilitate autonomous driving on Indian roads, and allow car companies to manufacture such vehicles.
Source: India Today
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