Speed curb for passenger vehicles on expressways

Speed curb for passenger vehicles on expressways
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New Delhi: Maximum speed limit on access-controlled expressways for passenger vehicles with not more than eight seats in addition to the driver's seat has been fixed at 120km per hour, Parliament was informed on Thursday.

In case of four-lane and above divided carriageway, the maximum speed limit for such vehicles (M1 Category) has been fixed at 100km per hour, minister of state for road transport and highways Mansukh L Mandaviya told Lok Sabha in a written reply on Thursday.

The minister said for such category vehicles, the maximum speed limit on roads within municipal and other roads has been fixed at 70km per hour.

Mandaviya said for "motor vehicles used for carriage of passengers comprising nine or more seats in addition to the driver's seat (M2 and M3 category vehicles), the maximum speed limit on expressways, highways and other roads has been fixed at 100km per hour, 90km per hour and 60km per hour, respectively.

For goods vehicles (all N category vehicles), the maximum speed limit on expressways and highways has been fixed at 80km per hour. If motorcycles are permitted on expressways, its maximum speed limit has been kept at 80km per hour, he said.

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