New Delhi: Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said he is in favor of raising the maximum speed limit on expressways to 140 kmph, and added that a bill soon to revise the speed limit for different categories of vehicles. will be introduced in Parliament. of roads.
The Road Transport and Highways Minister said that there is a mentality regarding speed that if the speed of the car increases then there will be an accident.
Addressing a media event, he said, “My personal view is that the speed limit of vehicles on the expressway should be increased to 140 kmph.”
Gadkari said that while the speed limit on four-lane roads on national highways should be at least 100 kmph, the respective speed limits for two-lane roads and city roads should be 80 kmph and 75 kmph. .
He said that the parameter of speed limit of vehicles is one of the big challenges in India.
He said, ‘There are some decisions of the Supreme Court and High Court regarding the speed of the car, due to which we are not able to do anything.
Gadkari said that today such an expressway has become in the country that even a dog cannot come on those roads because barricading has been done on both sides of the road.
He said he has prepared “a file to revise the maximum speed limits of vehicles for different categories of roads”. Read also: Air India disinvestment: From carrier buying center to saying ‘Tata’, check airline’s journey so far
He said, “In a democracy, we have the right to make laws and judges have the right to interpret the law. A bill will soon be introduced in Parliament to revise the speed limit of vehicles on Indian roads.” Read also: Air India returns to Tata after 68 years – here’s everything you need to know