The government, via the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has announced a revision in the speed limits across highways and expressways in the country. Based on the revised speed limits, vehicles can be driven up to speeds of 120 kmph on expressways while a speed limit of 100 kmph has been enforced on national highways.
While the aforementioned limit stands for cars, the speed limit for commercial vehicles as well as two wheelers has also witnessed an increase and now stands at 80 kmph for highways. Meanwhile, taxis can now travel on highways and expressways up to speeds of 90 kmph and 100 kmph respectively, up from the previous limit 80 kmph for both. In the cities, taxis will have to abide by the same speed limit of other cars, which stands at 70 kmph.
Two wheelers travelling inside the city too can travel up to speeds of 60 kmph, up from the previous limit of 40 kmph. All the new speed limits translate into an increase of 20 kmph for highways as well as expressways. The aforementioned increase in the speed limits will not be valid on highways that pass through village and town side areas. Also, other speed limits will be applicable on the highways and expressways under conditions such as ghats and turns.